Sufis of Jalna

1-Shah Latif Shah Latif Qadiri: He was, one of the seven
patron saints of Jalna, was a learned man of Dehli, who accompanied
Burhanu-d din to the Dakhan, and separated from him at Pirbohra. He
opened two ” maktabs” or schools near the Jama Masjid at Jalna, and his
tomb lies close by. Students offer sugar on the threshold of the tomb, in
the hope of improving their memories.
2-Kalbay Kadar Qadiri (Badnapur, Jalna): Kalbay Kadar is a
Kalbay Kadar tekkieh at Badnapur near Jalna. When it was deserted, it
was sold to the Shiahs of the city, who converted the place into a burial
ground. The wealthier Shiahs only temporarily interred their dead in the
cemetery, and afterwards transferred the remains to Kerbela. Shaha Jang,
uncle of the late Sir Salar Jang, was buried in this cemetery. An
inscription over his tomb gives the date of his death as H. 1210. 
3-Saiad Rahman Saiad Rahman or Saiad Rafi Qadiri: He
came with Aurangzeb, and settled at Jalna. The Malis or gardeners give an
annual feast called “kundun” at his tomb in Anandi’s garden beyond the
‘Ambad darwaza.
4-Shah Nasir Qadiri: Shah Nasir ud din or Shah Nasir Alla
Kadar was instructed by Said ud din of Delhi to accompany Burhan ud din
to the Dakhan on a religious mission. The party arrived at Pirbohra, a
village 24 miles north of Aurangabad, where the members separated. Shah
Nasiru-d din Shah Nasir erected the earliest mosque in Jalna on the site
tekri or mound. Jala Rao, or Mahomed Islam Khan, a freebooter whom
Shah Nasir converted, built the Khas bhag, and on his death which
happened in a religious war, Nasir Alla became possessed of the “shish” or
mud fort. Nasir Alla died in the 8th century Hijri, and was buried on the
Aurangabad road. 
5-Muhammad Ibrahim: The Ashaba has two large iron
cauldrons; which contains the grave of Mohammed Ibrahim. There are
many other graves in the vicinity, and the place has been used for a long
time by the Muslims as a burial ground.

6-Sher Sawar & Raja Bagh Sawar: In Jalna, this mound is now
surmounted by a dome which covers the remains of Shaikh Ahmad,
surnamed “Sher Sawar” or the “lion-mounted.” The attendant “khadim”
makes him contemporary with’ Abdul Kadar Jilani (H. 561); but the dome
is only a “chilla” or cenotaph, and the body was buried elsewhere. The
Ashaba also contains the grave of Raja Bagh Sawar, a contemporary of Jan
Alla. Raja Bagh Sawar is said to have visited Nirgun Shah Wali, seated on
a lion.

7-Tuttu sodagar: Tuttu Sodagar was a wealthy merchant of Surat
and a Bohra, who built the “Tuttu ” darwaza of Jalna in H. 1126. He died
near the ‘Ambad gate, on his way back from Rakisbon, and was buried
near the mosque which he built. According to an old Urdu proverb, “the
children in Jalna were lulled to sleep in cradles of gold,” Malis and poor
people offer fruit to Pir Ghaib Sahib’s Dargah near Tattu Darwaza.99

8-Jamshed Khan : Jamshed Khan was a sufi and the governor
during Malik Ambar’s time. He also constructed the large tank at Jalna,
and laid down pipes and reservoirs for the water supply of the city.
Jamshad Khan buried in his garden to the north of Jalna. His Dargah and
masjid has a “waqf” or pious legacy of 200-bigahs of land, granted by
Aurangzeb.
9-Nizam ud din Suharawardi: He lived at ‘Ambad,. He
possessed great literary qualifications, and Malik Ambar appointed him
kazi of Ambad. His son Baha ud din suffered martyrdom at Ahmednagar,
where his tomb is still venerated. Nizam ud din’s daughter was buried near
her husband at “Nag-jhari,” a mile south of Ambad. A document dated H.
1113 in the possession of the present descendant, is sealed by Amjad Ali
Khan Fiawar, an employe of Shah ‘Alam Badshah. Shah Latif Tawizi came
to Paithan and was invested with spiritual power by Maulana Muizzu-d
din. His tomb on the bank of the Godavari, opposite to Maulana Sahib’s
darga, is without a dome.
10-Biyabani Silsila in Jalna Ambad region: Originated with a
disciple of Nizam ud din Aulia, called Abdulla, enjoyed the spiritual life
in forest or Biaban or desert. Abdul Karim Biabani of Ambad is descended
from Abdul Karim the son of Abdulla. Zain ud din Zain ud din Biabani,
the son of Abdul Karim, who was born in H. 811 at Ambad, became the
Rafai kaliph in H. 811, and died in H. 909. The tombs of his mother and
wife are also at Fukrabad, and are called respectively “Pirani Man” and
“Bua Man.” Offerings of sugar-candy and dates are made to the former.
The sacrifices and offerings are made to it on Thursdays and Fridays. It is
thus a source of revenue, and was a subject of dispute between two rival
parties. A commission was appointed in H. 1284, which settled the matter
in favor of the “khadims” of Ravna and Parora. Sayyad Shaha Ziya ud Din
Biyabani was the disciple of Sangade Sultan Sufi of Kandhar (Nanded
District). He married with the daughter of Sangde Sultan, Fattehshaha
Maa at Kandhar. He accepted Rafaiyya silsila khilaphat form Sangade
Sultan. He died at 99th age in 10 Jmdil Awwal 909 AH. Sayyad Shaha
Asharaf Biyabani was born in 864 AH in Fukhrabad, Ambad region. He
continued the tradition of his father Ziyaud Din Biyabani in Ambad. He
started Langar Khana at Dargah. His motto was ‘food for hunger and
water for thirsty’. Personally the Nizam gave the Inam land, 418 Hector
for his Dargah.
11-Sayyad Sirajud Din Jan ul-Allah Muhammad Gaus Babaullah(Jalna):
Sirajuddin born in Meccan. He come to Delhi with his Murshid or Pir.
Then he migrated to Burhanpur. He settled at Jalna near Kundlika river
bank. His Dargah built in Mughal architecture style. Qadiri Kahnqah and
masjid built by the devotees of Sayyad Sirajud Din.
12- Sayyad Allauddin Ziya (Rawana Parada Ambad):
Sayyad Allauddin Ziya was from the descendent of Farid ud Din Ganj
Shakar. Every Thursday and Friday, people gather for spiritual wishes to
Sayyad Allauddin Ziya Dargah in Rawana Parada. Dargah attached by
Khanqah and Masjid also.

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