Sufis of Beed

1-Hazrat Kwaja Abul Faiz Kochakshah Shahanshah Wali Chishti
Shahinshah Wali Sufi Shahinshah Dargah is famous today.
Shahinshah Wali was a Sufi of 14th century. He was disciple of Burhan al
Din Gharib Chishti of Khuldabad. He came to Beed during the rule of
Muhammad Tughluq. His tomb and surrounding areas were built in
different periods from 1385–1840. The details can be seen in the history
of Beed. It is situated on the eastern elevations. Each year an Urs (fair) is
held here on 2nd day of Rabi’ Al-Awwal, third month of Islamic Calendar.
Mansur Shah Dargah also famous in Beed. Mansur Shah was 18th century
Sufi of Suharwardy clan of Sufis. He is said to be a Dharma Guru
(spiritual teacher) of Mahadji Scindia. His tomb is in the eastern part of
Beed near Khandeshwari temple. Dome of the shrine is made of
marble.This historic and famous well is situated about 6 km south of the
town . It was constructed in 991 AH (1583) by Salābat Khan, a Jagirdar of
Beed in the period of Murtaza Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar By Constructer
Bhasker.
2- Hazrat Qazi Majhar ud Din Chishti (Kej):
Hazrat Qazi Mazhar ud Din Chishti was the disciple of Burhan al Din
Gharib. He came with his Shaykh from Delhi. He was very famous religious scholar in that period. He came to Kej at 740 AH. He spread the
Chishtiyya Sufism in this region. His Dargahs visited by many devotees
every today.
3- Mohajib ud Din Chishti (Kej):
Mohajib ud Din Baba Qazi came with Hazrat Muntajab ud Din Zar
Zari Zar Baksh from Delhi to Deccan. He migrated from Daulatabad to Kej
for spread of Islam in the region. He was pious Chishti Sufi of this
region.
4-Mansur Shah Wali (Beed): Maratha ruler of Gwalior, Mahadji
Scindia (1761–94) was defeated and severely injured and was missing in
the third war of Panipat in 1761. His wife, who is said to be from Beed,
went to a Muslim Sufi of Beed Mansur Shah and told him to prey for the
return of Mahadji. After return to Gwalior Mahadji called Mansur Shah to
Gwalior but he refused and sent his son Habib Shah instead. Mahadji
remained thankful to Mansur Shah for all his life. His tomb is in eastern
Beed. Reign of sixth NizamMir Mahbub Ali Khan (1869–1911) proved
eventful in the history of Beed. Rebels, great famine and floods happened
in his reign. Jagirdars were replaced by Awwal Taluqdars (Collectors) in
his father’s reign and Jivanji Ratanji came as the first collector of Beed in
1865. Districts were created and Beed district was formally settled in
1883. He constructed one habitation and market Mahbub Gunj (now
Hiralal Chowk) on the eastern bank of Bendsura, remains of that can still
be seen. After a very scarce rainfall in three successive years 1897-99,
great famine occurred in Beed in 1900. Thousands of cattle and Hundreds
of humans died of starvation and thousands migrated to the neighbouring
parts of the country. The census in 1901 reported remarkable decrease of
150,464 in the population of Beed district. Mir Osman Ali Khan (1911–
48) came after his father’s death. Kotwalis, Police Stations, Schools,
Hospitals and Dispensaries were built during his period. Nizams were
allies of the British Empire in India. During the countrywide movement
for independence, in 19th and 20th centuries they tried to suppress the
feelings of nationalism which were spreading due to nationwide efforts of
the freedom fighters. Nationalists in the state of Hyderabad did not like
Nizam’s friendship with the oppressor British Empire.

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