Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (Persian: بہاؤ الدین زکریا) was a Sufi of Suhrawardiyya order (tariqa). His full name was Al-Sheikh Al-Kabir Sheikh-ul-Islam Baha-ud-Din Abu Muhammad Zakaria Al-Qureshi Al-Asadi Al Hashmi.
His grand father Shah Kamaluddin Ali Shah Qureshi al Hashmi arrived Multan from Makkah en route to Khwarizm where he stayed for a short while. He was from the descendents of Asad Ibn Hashim the maternal grandfather of Hadhrat Ali ibn Abi Talib RA.
Arrival of Habbarids(the descendents of Habbar bin Asad in Sindh):http://www.rbcapricorn.com/umarkhan/Islam_
In Tariqat he was the disciple of Renowned Sufi Master Shaikh Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi who awarded him Khilafat only after 17 days of stay at his Khanqaah in Baghdaad.
For fifteen years he went from place to place to preach Islam and after his wanderings Bahawal Haq settled in Multan in 1222.
Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya died in 1267 and his mausoleum is located at Multan. The of mausoleum is a square of 51 feet 9 inches, measured internally. Above this is an octagon, about half the height of the square, which is surmounted by a hemispherical dome. The Mausoleum was almost completely ruined during the siege of 1848 by the British, but was soon afterwards restored by the Muslims.
- A train is named after him, which runs between Karachi and Multan.
- Largest university of South Punjab is also called Bahauddin Zakariya University.
Descendents of Hazrat Baha ud Din Zakkariyya are spread across Pakistan,and among them are Pirs of Pail-Piran(district Khushab),where descendents of one of his grandsons(Pir Ali Qatal) are settled,Bhera Sharif(district Sargodha),Pir da Khara & Karuli Piran(district Jhelum). Bahauddin Zakariya Multani was a Asadi Hashmi ( Descendent of Asad ibn Hashim) and he is truly called as Quraishi Asadi Hashmi.