Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pirs of Pail-Piran are the decendents of Baha Ud Din Zakkariyya

Baha-ud-din Zakariya

Baha-ud-din Zakariya's Mausoleum in Multan

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.

Sheikh Baha-ud-Din Zakariya known as Bahawal Haq was born at Kot Kehror, a town of Layyah District near Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, , around 1170.

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):

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.



His Shrine

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.


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.

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