1 Rajab Urs Hazrat Khwaja Abu Mohammad, 411H/1020 AD

Chisht e Sharif in Afghanistan

Shaykh Abu Muhammad bin abi Ahmad [d. 411H/1020CE] ‘alayhi al-rahmah wa’l-ridwan

Khawaja Abu Muhammad bin Abi Ahmad [331- 411 H] aka Waliyud Deen aka Naasihud Deen was a renowned saint of the Chishti Order. He was a student and successor of Abu Ahmad Abdal [d.356H] and murshid [spiritual guide] of Abu Yusuf Bin Samaan [d.459H] who was also his sister’s son. He was born in the month of Muharram [331 Hijri-940 CE]. At the age of 7, he became a student of Abu Ahmad Abdal. He is also reported to have participated in the army of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi.

Khawaja Abu Muhammad bin Abi Ahmad Rahmatullahi alayh died on the 4th Rabi’ al-awwal (some say 1 Rajab in the year 411 Hijri), [1020 Common Era]. He was 80 years of age. He is buried in the town of Chisht, near Herat, Afghanistan.

Because of the uncertainty of the date of his death we have decided to post an announcement on both dates.

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