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  Sufism, Sufis, and Sufi Orders: Sufism's Many Paths
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (from Chisht or Chesht-e sharif, due East of Herat on the Hari Rud in Afghanistan, although his tomb is in Ajmer, India) is the most well-known of the early saints of the Chistiya order, which is prominent in India and Pakistan and has spread (in various forms) to the West.
A branch of the 'Alawi Order is the
The Shah Darazi order is a branch of the Kubrawiya order.
www.uga.edu /islam/sufismorders.html   (4707 words)

  
 The Chishti Sabiree Order
Khawaja Abu Ishaq Shami Chishti (Rehmatullah Aliah) was one of the saint of this order and also head of the Chishti Order.
This Chishti Sabri Order and its blessings reached to Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Aliah) of Kalas Sharif through Syed Mardan Ali Shah Chishti Sabri (Rehmatullah Aliah), who was a successor of Syed Ahmed Shah (Rehmatullah Aliah).
The present Pir Shamim Sabir Sabri (Saint of Darbar Sabri Kalas Sharif), the son of Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Aliah) is spreading the spiritual graces of Chishti Sabri Order to the lovers of Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Aliah).
www.shamimgulzar-e-saidan.com /chishti_sabiree_order.htm   (912 words)

  
 Early Sufis in the Chishti order
The appointment of a son as a successor is an exception with the Chishtis, but in case of genuine spiritual capacities there is nothing against the appointment of one’s son.
It is therefore clear that Mo’inuddin Chishti is not the founder of the Chishtiyya.
He is the one who brought the order to India and there is no doubt that he is the most outstanding wali of the sub-continent of Indo-Pakistan and Bangla Desh.
www.chishti.ru /order_of_sufis.htm   (1942 words)

  
  The Chishti Sabiree Order
Khawaja Abu Ishaq Shami Chishti (Rehmatullah Aliah) was one of the saint of this order and also head of the Chishti Order.
This Chishti Sabri Order and its blessings reached to Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Aliah) of Kalas Sharif through Syed Mardan Ali Shah Chishti Sabri (Rehmatullah Aliah), who was a successor of Syed Ahmed Shah (Rehmatullah Aliah).
The present Pir Shamim Sabir Sabri (Saint of Darbar Sabri Kalas Sharif), the son of Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Aliah) is spreading the spiritual graces of Chishti Sabri Order to the lovers of Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Aliah).
shamimgulzar-e-saidan.com /chishti_sabiree_order.htm   (0 words)

  
 The Chishti Nizami Habibi  Soofie Sufi Order
Chishti Nizami Order in India, sent his beloved disciple and spiritual successor, Shah Ghulam Muhammad Siddique (Rahmatullah alai), the humble descendant of Hazrath Abu Bakr Siddiq (Rahmatullah alai), to the Southern tip of Africa to propagate Islam in general and the Chishti Order in particular.
The Khanqah of the founding Pir of the Nizami Chishti order, Khwaja Nizam ad -din Awliya (Rahmatullah alai), by the side of the Jamuna river in India, whilst the first Khanqah of his beloved spiritual son stood by the side of the Umgeni river in Africa, with a magnificent view of the Indian ocean.
The various practices of the Chishti were introduced into each center; in order to mobilize the spirit in the quest for God.
www.sufi.co.za /sufi%20order.htm   (632 words)

  
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None of the initial five Chishti masters of North India was succeeded by a bl ood relative; rather, they chose as their principal successor one who had worked with them on the path of abstinence and prayer, meditation and listening, the path that came to mark their distinctive spiritual labor.
One early Chishti saint has tried to summarize the lifestyle of his precursors in prose, though he then shifts to verse: \par \par }\pard \ql \li720\ri0\sl480\slmult1\nowidctlpar\tx288\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin720\itap0 {\f28 The style of life (of Chishti masters) is to build a house in a city or town and ca ll the people away from vanity towards God.
The Chishti order stands out, and stands apart, as the major brotherhood to be identified solely with the subcontinent and its multiple regional communities.
www.duke.edu /web/muslimnets/mcw_bio/bruce/martyrs.rtf   (4136 words)

  
 Cosmic Circle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The common denominator of the Islamic Sufi Orders now established in the West is the avowed adherence to Islam and specifically to the Shari'ah, although the interpreter of the Shari'ah for a particular order may be the shaykh of that order.
Murabitun This order was established in West by Shaykh Abdalqadir al-Murabit This is a branch of the Shadhili-Darqawi order.
The Maktab Tarighat Oveysi Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order, a Shi'i branch of the Kubrawiya, was brought to the West by Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha.
groups.msn.com /cosmiccircle/sufismislam.msnw   (8571 words)

  
 Cizdabedar: Sufism
The Naqshbandi order is a notable exception to this rule, as it traces its origin to caliph Abu Bakr.
The Chishti order was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami ("the Syrian") who brought Sufism to the town of Chisht, now Afghanistan.
Mujaddid Alf Sani, a 17th century reformer of the Naqshbandi order, is also a seminal personality in the propagation of Sufism, as he began a movement that aimed to purify Islam of pantheist influence by returning to its basic sources (Quran and Sunna), while maintaining the integrity of its spiritual dimension.
cizdabedar.blogspot.com /2008/01/sufism.html   (4234 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Chishti Order
The order was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami ("the Syrian") who brought Sufism to the town of Chisht, some 95 miles east of Herat in present-day Afghanistan.
He oversaw the growth of the order in the 13th century as religious laws were canonized.
Other famous saints of the Chishti Order are Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Fariduddin Ganjshakar of Pak Pattan, Mohammed Badesha Qadri of Wadi, Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki and Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani of Kicchocha Sharif, Uttar Pradesh.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Chishti   (474 words)

  
 India: terror blast at Sufi shrine | World War 4 Report
Born in 1141 C.E., Chishti is believed to have studied at the great seminaries of Samarkand and Bukhara before travelling to India.
Chishti's order laid stress on seven principles, notably the renunciation of material goods, financial reliance on farming or alms, independence from economic patronage from the established political order, the sharing of wealth, and respect for religious differences.
Chishti's doctrine on the "highest form of worship" led to the saint often being described as the Garib Nawaz, or emperor of the poor.
ww4report.com /node/4557   (768 words)

  
 Patron of the poor
IN the galaxy of Sufi saints, the star that shines the brightest is of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer, popularly known as Gharib Nawaz - patron of the poor.
Haeri has written of the Chishti order with brief, well-researched biographies of all its five notables as also one of Shah Ghulam Muhammad Habib, known as Hazrat Soofie Saheb in South Africa.
The founder of the order, Abu Ishaq Shaml, was sent by his mentor to Chisht, a town near Herat in Afghanistan.
www.flonnet.com /fl1811/18110730.htm   (904 words)

  
 Sufism
The Naqshbandi order is a notable exception to this rule, as it traces its origin to the first Islamic Caliph Abdullah (Abu Bakr).
The Mevlevi order was formalized and propagated by his son Sultan Walad and the scribe of the Mathnawi, Husamaddin Chalabi.
The Chishti order was founded by Abu Ishaq al-Shami ("the Syrian") who brought Sufism to the town of Chisht, now Afghanistan.
www.1bx.com /en/Sufism.htm   (4397 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA) (Persian: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Persian: غریب نواز), is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia.
Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti visited the seminaries of Samarkand and Bukhara and acquired religious learning at the feet of eminent scholars of his age.
Moinuddin Chishti turned towards India, reputedly after a dream in which the Holy Prophet told him to do so, and, after a brief stay at Lahore he reached Ajmer where he settled down.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Moinuddin_Chishti   (656 words)

  
 Sufism,Sufism in Islam,Origin of Sufism in Islam Religion,Sufi Orders In Islam
The Chishti order helped in inculcating a sense of duty in the rulers and monarchs to administer justice and equity and to do away with social disorder and religious intolerance.
This ascetic order of Sufism was instituted in 561 AH by Saiyid Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani, popularly known as Pir Dastagir, whose shrine is in Baghdad.
After Shah Nimatullah, the masters of the Nimatullahi order resided in India until the end of the 18th century AD (12th century AH), after which it was shifted back to Iran with the arrival of Sayyed Ma'Sum 'Ali Shah Dakkani to Iran in 1775 AD (1190 AH).
www.culturopedia.com /Religions/sufism.html   (1708 words)

  
 Chishti Order - Definition, explanation
The Chishti Order was founded by Khwaja Abu Ishaq Shami ("the Syrian") (d.
The most famous of the Chishti saints is Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (also spelled Muinuddin Chisti) who settled in Ajmer, India.
Other famous saints of the Chishtia Order are Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Fariduddin Ganjshakar of Pak Pattan, and Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/ch/chishti_order.php   (197 words)

  
 Forum
Chishti -- a widely respected and practiced Sufi order has become accessible to the South Asian people regardless of their religion because of this order's inclusive nature.
The use of music to invoke the divine, which is particular to the Chishti order, has made it closer to the Indian tradition.
The practice of zikr in Chishti order approves of vocal zikr, whereas Naqshbandi order condemns vocal zikr and emphasises the silent recollection of Allah.
www.thedailystar.net /forum/2007/july/islam.htm   (3276 words)

  
 Nazaria-e-Pakistan Foundation: Ideology of Pakistan Foundation
The Chishtiya became connected with the Mughal court - when Akbar's son Salim was born, the birth was ascribed to the prayer of a Chishti saint, in whose honour Fatehpur Sikri was erected.
This order with its fine psychological insights seems to have influenced northern India more than can be proved at present.
The Naqshbandiya order, originating from Bukhara and later politically influential at the Timurid court of' Herat and in Turkestan was introduced to India in about 1600.
www.nazariapak.info /sufism/thesufitrad.asp   (912 words)

  
 CHISHTI, MUIN AD-DIN HASAN. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He founded a Sufi mystic order responsible for spreading Islamic teachings in India.
After traveling extensively in the Middle East and central Asia he went to Lahore and later settled in Ajmer, India.
The Chishti sect today has a number of sub-orders sharing the core of initiation rites (music, isolation, meditations on the Divine name) and differing in their devotional prayers.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/ch/Chishti.html   (71 words)

  
 Sufism, Sufis, and Sufi Orders: Sufism's Many Paths
Shari'ah, although the interpreter of the Shari'ah for a particular order may be the shaykh of that order.
This is a branch of the Shadhili-Darqawi order.
Uwaysi Order, a Shi'i branch of the Kubrawiya, was brought to the West by its shaykh, Shah Maghsoud Angha.
www.uga.edu /islam/sufismwest.html   (2619 words)

  
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From Baba Farid Uddin Gange Shakar grew a new Order, Faridi Order; from Hazrat Nizam Uddin Aulia grew the Nizami Order; and from Hazrat Ala Uddin Ali Ahmed Sabir the Sabri Order - which are, in fact, the scions of the Chishti Order.
The Chishti Order, which Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz brought to India, now claims myriads of people in its fold, living as they do in towns and villages.
The Chishti Order found universal acceptance and respectful recognition, with the result that, its adherents, followers and devotees belong to different strata of society.
www.sufiajmer.org /html/chishtiorder.html   (1172 words)

  
 Sufi Roots
At that time, Moin-ud-Din Chishti, a remarkable wandering teacher, came to India and powerfully established the mystical approach of Sufism on the sub-continent.
The Chishti Order, one of the four major organizations in the Sufi lineage (there are hundreds of minor orders), traces itself through the central Asian town of Chisht in present day Afghanistan, where a crucial figure in the transmission, Khwaja Abu Ishak, resided.
In response to this, the name Sufi Order of the West has sometimes been used, or Sufi Order International, with the sub-headings of "An Interfaith Approach to Spiritual Growth" or "Founded in 1910 by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan".
www.soichapelhill.org /about/sufi_roots/sufi_roots.html   (843 words)

  
 The Sufi Order (UK)
While he was an initiator of the four main Sufi lineages in India, Madani's primary connection was with the Chishti Order.
At the end of his apprenticeship, Inayat Khan was enjoined by his teacher to travel to the West and harmonize the two cultures.
During his sixteen years in the West, he created a school of spiritual training based upon the traditional teachings of the Chishti Sufis, and infused with a revolutionary vision of the unity of religious ideals and the awakening of humanity to the divinity within.
www.sufiorder.co.uk /biographies.php   (397 words)

  
 txt_asani_muinuddin
However, as the Chishti Sufi order, which he is considered to have introduced to India, attained supremacy over other Sufi orders in the course of the 14th and 15th centuries, there was a great deal of interest in its origins.
The legend thus suggests that the tremendous popularity of Khwaja Muinuddin and that of Chishti masters who succeeded him is primarily due to the authority and blessings he is believed to have received from the Prophet himself.
Ironically, by the early 14th century, the Chishti order began to rise to prominence precisely on account of the enormous royal patronage it was attracting.
www.columbia.edu /itc/mealac/pritchett/00islamlinks/txt_asani_muinuddin.html   (1658 words)

  
 World of Tasawwuf | In the time of the Prophet, Tasawwuf was a reality without a name, today Tasawwuf is a name, but ...
The order is comparable to many other Sufi brotherhoods, the paths of devotion that have been motivated by Islamic ideals over the past millennium in countries ranging from Morocco to China.
The Chishti order has been the most widespread and popular of all the Sufi traditions in this vast region, ever since Mu'in al-Din Chishti settled in the town of Ajmer in northwestern India at the end of the twelfth century.
None of the initial five Chishti masters of North India was succeeded by a blood relative; rather, they chose as their principal successor one who had worked with them on the path of abstinence and prayer, meditation and listening, the path that came to mark their distinctive spiritual labour.
www.spiritualfoundation.net /chistiya.htm   (10519 words)

  
 Khuldabad city of Maharashtra - India
It is known as the Valley of Saints, or the Abode of Eternity, because in the 14th century, several Sufi saints of the Chishti order, chose to reside here.
In the 14th century, several Sufi saints of the Chishti order, chose to reside in Khuldabad or the Abode of Eternity.
On his tombstone is inscribed in elegant Persian calligraphy: "No marble sheets should shield me from the sky as I lie there one with the earth." His simple tomb remains an articulate testament to the staunch faith and Spartan lifestyle of this pious Muslim ruler.
www.bharatheritage.in /maharashtra/khuldabad.htm   (610 words)

  
 Chishti Order Summary and Analysis
Each order consists of murids (disciples) of a particular sheikh or pir (spiritual master).
The Chishti Order (Persian: چشتی) is a Sunni Sufi order (tarika) of Islam which was founded in Chisht, now Afghanistan, about 930 C.E. and continues to this day (2007).
The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and...
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