Personalities Associated With Sufism

Al Hujwiri

  • Also known as Data Ganj Baksh.
  • He was a resident of Ghazni in Afghanistan and was forced to come to India as a captive of invading Turkish army.
  • He settled in Lahore
  • He wrote Kashf-ul-Mahjub (Unveilling of the Veiled) to explain the meaning of tasawwuf.

Amir Khusrau (1253-1325 AD)

  • He was a great poet, musician and disciple of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya.
  • Contributions:
  • Gave a unique form to the Chisti sama by introducing the qaul (saying in Arabic), hymn sung at the opening or closing of qawwali.
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