Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chirag-i-Delhi: Chisti Sufi Saint of Delhi

Shaikh Nasiruddin Muhamud, better known as Chirag-i-Delhi (the lamp of Delhi), was a famous Sufi saint of Chisti silsilah, the most popular of the orders into which Sufis were organized. 

Last of the great Chisti saints at Delhi, Nasiruddin Muhamud was the disciple and successor of Shaikh Nizamuddin Aulia, the most prominent Sufi saint of the aforesaid order.

Chirag-i-Delhi’s famous disciple was Gesudaraz Syed Muhamad Husayni who is credited with the spread of Chisti order in South India.

When Muhammad Bin Tughlaq died in Sindh in 1351 during a military expedition, he was with the Sultan’s army. Firuz Shah Tughluq, the successor Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, held him in great respect as he had helped him ascend the Delhi throne.    

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