Syed Muhammad Zauqi Shah Writer

Syed Muhammad Zauqi Shah (1878–1951) was a Sufist scholar considered a Waliullah or Sufist saint. He graduated from Aligarh University in India. A member of the Chishti Order of Sufi, his work combined merits of Islamic scholarship and modern knowledge. He was a close associate of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and the freedom fighters of India, Muhammad Ali Johar and Shaukat Ali, Abdul Qadir, Muhammad Iqbal, Justice Shah Din, Akbar Allahabadi, Abdul Kalam Azad. He was the author of several books and articles in English, his masterpiece being Sirr-e-Dilbaran, an alphabetical encyclopedia of sufi terminology Sufism, now available in English. He died in 1951 on the 9th day of Zilhajj Hajj (the pilgrimage) in Makkah, and was buried in Arafat, the prayer ground of Hajj. He was a great spiritual leader who backed the movement for Pakistan, and strongly supported the Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He predicted the creation of Pakistan as early as 1938 through divine visions, and some of his predictions about the future are given in his books and discourses. He was a great lover of The Prophet and stated that the main purpose of Hajj is to visit the Blessed Messenger of God.

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Date of birth
Date of death
1951 at age of 73


1. Aligarh Muslim University Colleges/University

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) (अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम विश्वविद्यालय, علی گڑھ مسلم یونیورسٹی) is a residential academic Central University in India founded in 1875 by social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He realised the acute need among Indian Muslims for modern education and, to achieve his goal, started a school named Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) in 1875. It was designed to train Muslims for government service in India and prepare them for advanced training in British universities. The school later became the Mohammedan Anglo-oriental College and finally Aligarh Muslim University in 1920 . It is one of the first institutions established during the British Raj.

Type Public university
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202002 - Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
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People attended Aligarh Muslim University connected by profession and/or age

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