D argah Hazrat Khwaja Nasiruddin Mahmud
D argah in India
Hazrat Khawaja Naseeruddin Mahmud
Chirag-e-Delhi Dargah in India (ca 1274-1356) was a 14th century mystic-poet and a
Sufi Saint of Chishti Order. He was a murid (disciple) of noted Sufi saint, Hazrat
Nizamuddin Auliya , and later khalifa, his successor He was the last important Sufi
of Chishti Order from Delhi
He was given the title, "Roshan Chirag-e-Delhi", which in Hindi and Urdu,
means "Illuminated Lamp of Delhi"
Hazrat Nasir Uddin Mahmud Chiragh Dehlavi (or Chiragh-e-Delhi) was born as Nasiruddin
around 1274, at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh His father Syed Yahya, who traded in Pashmina,
and his grand father, Syed Abdul Latif, first migrated from Khorasan, north-eastern
Iran, to Lahore, and thereafter settled in Ayodhya, in Awadh. His father died when
he was only nine years of age, thereafter growing up with his mother, he received
his early education from Maulana Abdul Karim Sherwani, and later continued it, with
Maulana Iftikhar Uddin Gilani .
At age forty, he left Ayodhya for Delhi, where he became the disciple of Khwaja
Nizamuddin Auliya, it was here that he stayed for the rest of his life as his murid
(disciple) , and eventually after his death, became his successor. In time, he also
became a known poet in Persian language
He died in 17 Ramzan 757 Hijri or 1356 AD.at the age of
82, and is buried in a part of Delhi, India which is known as "Chirag-e-Delhi"
after him .
One of his noted disciple was Khwaja Bande Nawaz Gezu Daraz, who later moved to
Daulatabad around 1398, owing to the attack of Timur on Delhi, and from where at
the invitation of Bahamani King, Firuz Shah Bahamani, moved to Gulbarga, Karnataka,
where he stayed for the foll