Visit Mausoleum of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (R.A) from Multan

His full name was Abu Muhammad Bahauddin Zakariya. He was a Hashmi from the aulad of Hadhrat Asad Ibn Hashim. Sheikh Baha-ud-Din Zakariya was born at Kot Kehror (Karor Lal Eason), a town of the Layyah District near Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, around 1170. His grandfather Shah Kamaluddin Ali Shah Qureshi arrived in Multan from Mecca en route to Khwarezm where he stayed for a short while.

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 Khanqah in Baghdad. For fifteen years he went from place to place to preach Islam and after his wanderings Bahawal Haq settled in Multan in 1222.Baha-ud-din Zakariya died in 1268 and his mausoleum, Darbar Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya, is located at Multan. The mausoleum is a square of 51 ft 9 in (15.77 m), 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 afterward restored by the Muslims.He belongs to the Suhrawardiyya Sufi order, which is known in the Mamluk Sultanate of India. He was one of the disciples of Sheikh ul-Sheiyukh Shahabuddin Suhrawarthy. After wandering for fifteen years he eventually came to Multan in 1222 and settled there. Multan had come to be known as "Baghdad of the East". A train is named after him, which runs between Karachi and Multan. Largest university of South Punjab is also called Bahauddin Zakariya University. Known as Baha-ud-din Zakariya.

Located at: Mausoleum of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (R.A), Multan, Pakistan
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