Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Chishty Introduction

Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Chishty (Persian/Urdu: خواجہ معین الدین چشتی ) was born in 1141 and died in 1230 CE, also known as Gharib Nawaz (Urdu: غریب نواز ), is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order of South Asia. He was born in 536 A.H./1141 CE, in Sajistan, Khorasan (other accounts say Isfahan) in Persia. He is also known as "Sultan-e-Hind". He claimed his progeny to Muhammad through the sixth Shia Imam, Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq.

He was one of the most outstanding figures in the annals of Islamic mysticism and founder of the Chistiyya order in India.


Syed Gharib Nawaz (R.A) was born in Sanjar ,a village of khursan province in 537 Hijri Sanjar is located in North of Qandhar at the distance to be covered in 24 hours. The mubarak place Is still remained.

Father of Syed Gharib Nawaz (R.A) Syed GAYASUDDIN HASSAN (R.A) was the Grandson of HAZRAT MUSA KARIM (R.A). Mother of SYED GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A), BIBI UMMUL WARA, known as Bibi MAH-E-NOOR was the great grand daughter of HAZRAT SYEDNA IMAM HASAN (R.A).Thus SYED GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A) is HUSSAINI SYED with his paternal blood and HASSANI SYED by maternal side.

Syed Gharib Nawaz (R.A) ‘s mother, Hazrat BIBI UMMUL WARA is quoted as saying "As soon as "I conceived this beloved son, Moinuddin, the house seemed to be full of blessing and prosperity. Our enemies turned into friends and I started having pious and auspicious dreams and when he was born, my house was shining with a divine light.


Khwaja Sahib (R.A) received his early education at home. His father was a great learned man Khwaja Sahib (R.A) learned the holy kuran at the early age of nine later was sent to maktabas of sanjar, where he learnt Tafseer and fiqah and hadiths and in a short span of time. He gained deep knowledge of this entire subject.
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