Author Archives: Imam Salim Chishti

20 Rabbi ath Thani Grand Sheikh Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri al-Boutchichi 1438AH/2017CE Oujda, Morroco

He passed on 18 January, 2017 (CE). Here we list his Urs date according to the Hijri calendar – 20 Rabbi ath Thani. I spent a wonderful Mawlid at his Zawia many years ago. Beacon of love!

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19th Rabi ath Thani Urs Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India 1325CE

Nizamuddin Aulia Dargha Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 – 1325 CE) also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in India. He was born in Badayun (east of Delhi), though he later settled in … Continue reading

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The Qawwali Photo Project – An Untold Story: Candid shots of Delhi’s mystic muses

Conceptualised in 2011 by Manjari Chaturvedi, founder of Sufi Kathak Foundation, Saket, this project features photographs by Dinesh Khanna, Mustafa Quraishi, and Leena Kejriwal.

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15th-17th Rabi ath Thani Urs Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani, Baghdad, Iraq 1166CE/561AH

Al-Syed Muhiyudin Abu Muhammad Abdal Qadir al-Gilani al-Hasani wal-Hussaini (there are many variant spellings of his name) 0r simply known as Ghaus-e-Azam (470–561 AH) (1077–1166 AD) was a Persian Hanbali preacher, Sufi sheikh and the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi … Continue reading

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13 November (CE calendar) Hazrat Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, East Fallowfield, PA, 1986CE

“Peace, unity, and equality…when we are in one place, when we live in one place, eat in one place, sleep in one place, disappear in one place, die in one place, when our final judgment is given in one place, … Continue reading

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