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List of Sufi Saints and their Contribution

08-NOV-2017 13:12

    The Sufi Movement was a movement to establish a religion of intense devotion, love as its passion; poetry, song and dance, worship and passing away from God as ideal” rather than namaz, hajj and celibacy. Here, we are giving the list of Sufi Saints and their Contribution for general awareness.

    Sufism in India

    List of Sufi Saints and their Contribution

    Name of Sufi Saints


    Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti


    1. Introduced Chishti order in India

    2. Popularised music recitations called Sama (Mehboob-i-ilahi)

    3. Keep aloof from royal court.

    Sheikh Shihabuddin Suhrawardi

    1. Accepted royal Service

    2. Introduced Suhrawardi order in India

    3. Wrote the Awarif ul-Maarif, or "The Knowledge of the Spiritually Learned"

    Sheikh Nizamat Ullah

    1. Preaches fundamentals of Islam

    2. Introduced Qadri order in India

    Khwaja Pir Mohammad

    1. Introduced Naqshbandi order in India

    2. Orthodox Sect Mujaddid opposed Shia, philosophy of Wahadat-ul-Shahdud

    3. Wrote ‘Red-i-Khafid’

    Sheikh Sarfudin Yahya

    1. Branch of Suhrawardi

    2. Popularized Firdausi order in India

    3. Hewas a disciple of Khwaja Nizamuddin Firdausi

    Miyan Bayazid Ansari (Pir Roshan)

    1. Wrote the bookKhai-ul-Byan

    2. Introduced Rashaniya order during Akbar’s reign

    Mullah Mohammad Mahdi

    1. Opposed orthodox Muslims

    2. Introduced Mahadawi order in India

    Nuruddin Noorani (Wali)

    1. Opposed orthodox Muslims

    2. Introduced Risi order in India

    Abu Wali Qalander

    1. Wandering monks were called Darveshes

    2. Introduced Qalandaria order in India

    Abdullah Shattari

    1. Introduced Shattari order in India during Lodhi Dynasty

    2. Tansen was the follower of this order

    3. Claimed direct contact with God

    Sufism is a path of selfless experiencing and actualization of the truth. The Sufi thought, syncretic values, literature, education, and entertainment that has created an enduring impact on the presence of Islam in contemporary India. Sufi Saints became popular because they preached Indo-Muslim devotional music traditions in local dialects. In the above list of Sufi Saints and their contribution will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

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