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1. Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam  in Multan, Pakistan

Data Durbar Complex in Pakistan , Mausoleum of Data Ganj Bakhsh
2. Hazrat Ali Hajveri (Data Ganj Bakhsh)
He was born in 400 A.H. in Ghazni (Afghanistan). He belonged to a Syed family (descendant of the Holy Prophet). He completed his earlier education in Ghazni by memorizing the Holy Quran. Then he studied Arabic, Farsi, Hadith, Fiqh, Philosophy etc. At that time Ghazni was the center of education in Central Asia, and it was the realm of the famous Afghan ruler Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi.

3. Hazrat Baba Fareed Shaker Gunjshakar

Urs time at the Dargah of Hazrat Baba Fareed Ganj
Hazrat Baba Fareeduddin Masood Ganjshakar was a Sufi Saint. He is recognised as the first acclaimed poet of Punjabi language.

His Ancestors He was the grandson of Shaykh Shoaib who was the grandson of Farrukh Shah Kabuli, the king of Kabul and Ghazni, who was the grandson of Saint Ibrahim Bin Adham who was the descendant of Caliph Umar bin al-Khattab.

His Life Baba Fareed was born in 1188 or 1173 AD (584 Hijri) at Kothewal village of Multan District, Punjab, Pakistan. Shaikh Shoaib Sultan was his father and Maryam Bibi was his mother. Shaikh Shoaib was nephew of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi. Baba Farid married Hazabara, daughter of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud. He died Tuesday, 7th May 1266 AD (679 Hijri) and since then.
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4. Hazrat Khwaja Pir Mohammad Karim Hussain Al-Qadiri (Hazrat Qibla -E-Alam Manganvi) Situated in Tahirabad, Jhang, Pakistan (same town as Hazrat Sultan Bahu).

Contact Details
Hazrat Sahibzada Pir Mazhar Hussain (R.A)

Cell #: +923006504030
Address: Darbar e Aliya Mangani Shareef,
Tahir Abad,Chak # 171 J.B Mangani, P/O Chak # 175,
Near Mochiwala Hospital, Jhang, Punjab, Pakistan.


5. Mian Mir - Mir Mohammed Muayyinul Islam, (c. 1550-August 11, 1635) popularly known as Mian Mir is a famous Sufi saint who resided in Lahore, specifically in the town of Begampura (in present-day Pakistan). He belonged to the Qadiri order of Sufism. He is famous for being a spiritual instructor of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. He is identified as the founder of the Main Khail branch of the Qadiri order.

Mian Mir and Emperor Jahangir Mian Mir was a friend of God-loving people and he would shun worldly, selfish men, covetous Emirs and ambitious Nawabs who ran after faqirs to get their blessings. To stop such people from coming to see him, Mian Mir posted his mureeds (disciples) at the gate of his house.

Once, Jahangir, the Mughal emperor, with all his retinue came to pay homage to the great faqir. He came with all the pomp and show that befitted an emperor. Mian Mir's sentinels however, stopped the emperor at the gate and requested him to wait until their master had given permission to enter. Jahangir felt slighted. No one had ever dared delay or question his entry to any place in his kingdom. Yet he controlled his temper and composed himself. He waited for permission. After a while, he was ushered into Mian Mir's presence. Unable to hide his wounded vainity, Jahangir, as soon as he entered, told Mian Mir in Persian: Ba dar-e-darvis darbane naa-bayd ("On the doorstep of a faqir, there should be no sentry").
Pir Mian Mir, whose mind and soul were one with the Lord, caring little for the emperor's angst, replied in Persian: Babayd keh sag-e-dunia na ayad ("They are there so that the dogs of the world/selfish men may not enter").[citation needed]
The emperor was ashamed and asked for forgiveness. Then, with folded hands, Jahangir requested Mian Mir to pray for the success of the campaign which he intended to launch for the conquest of the Deccan. Meanwhile, a poor man entered and, bowing his head to Mian Mir, made an offering of a rupee before him. The Pir asked the devotee to pick up the rupee and give it to the poorest, most needy person in the audience. The devotee went from one dervish to another but none accepted the rupee. The devotee returned to Mian Mir with the rupee saying: "Master, none of the dervishes will accept the rupee. None is in need, it seems."
"Go and give this rupee to him," said the faqir, pointing to Jahangir. "He is the poorest and most needy of the lot. Not content with a big kingdom, he covets the kingdom of the Deccan. For that, he has come all the way from Delhi to beg. His hunger is like a fire that burns all the more furiously with more wood. It has made him needy, greedy and grim. Go and give the rupee to him."

Mian Mir and Guru Arjan meet Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, often visited Lahore, the birth-place of his father (the fourth Guru, Guru Ram Das) to meet his relatives. On the occasion of one of such visit, he called on Mian Mir. The two men of God met and became life-long friends. Mian Mir was thirteen years older than Guru Arjan.

The foundation-stone of the Harimandir Sahib Guru Arjan was responsible for the construction of many tanks and buildings. In 1588, he planned to build a temple in the centre of the holy tank called Amritsar or the pool of nectar. As the temple was to be thrown open to people of all castes, creeds and climes, he invited Mian Mir to lay the foundation stone of the Harmandir Sahib. He came to the city of Amritsar wearing a religious mendicant's long cloak made up of patches of coarse wool and a cone-shaped cap, with a rose flower on top.
Mian Mir was given one of the warmest welcomes for which Guru Arjan was famous. The two holy men embraced each other in sincere love and regard. The purpose of the temple was disclosed to the Sufi saint. Mian Mir was delighted at the fine objectives the Guru had in mind. The foundation-stone was laid. Hymns were sung in praise of God and sweets were distributed among the audience.
Guru Arjan's death In 1606, Guru Arjan was implicated in the affair of Prince Khusraw, who had rebelled against his father, Jahangir. He was imprisoned in the Lahore fort and tortured. When Mian Mir heard about it, he came to see the Guru. He found Guru Arjan calm and serene, having completely resigned himself to the will of God. Mian Mir suggested to the Guru whether he should intercede with Emperor Jahangir on his behalf. The Guru forbade him saying that God's will must have its course unchecked, as it was not proper to interfere with its working. He only asked for the saint's blessings for his son, Har Gobind.
Guru Har Gobind A couple of years after the death of Guru Arjan, his son and successor Guru Har Gobind, a lad of thirteen, called on Mian Mir at Lahore.
Guru Tegh Bahadur Guru Tegh Bahadur, the son of Guru Har Gobind and the ninth Guru, as a child met Mian Mir who blessed him.
Death After having lived a long life of piety and virtuosity, Mian Mir passed away on 11 August, 1635 (7 Rabi’ al-awwal, 1045 according to the Islamic Calendar), after having suffered from severe dysentery for some time. He was eighty-eight years old. He was buried at a place which was about a mile from Lahore near Alamganj, that is at the south-east of the city. Mian Mir's spiritual successor was Mullah Shah Badakhshi.
Mian Mir's Mazar (Mausoleum) still attracts hundreds of devotees each day.

6. Golra Sharif isa shrine of the Sufi Saint Pir Meher Ali Shah in Islamabad, Pakistan. Shrine of Pir Meher Ali Shah of Golra Sharif is located 18 km from Rawalpindi, in sector E-11 of Islamabad.
He was born in 1859, preached and spread the message of Islam during the turbulent times in South Asia. He also wrote beautiful prose and poetry in Persian, Arabic and Punjabi languages. His mausoleum was recently reconstructed comprising of a dome, and a high minaret built with marble.
7. Sultan Bahu (ca 1628 - 1691) was a Muslim Sufi and saint, who founded the Sarwari Qadiri sufi order.
Like many other sufi saints of the Indian subcontinent, Sultan Bahu was also a prolific writer, with more than forty books on Sufism attributed to him. However, as the majority of his books deal with specialised subjects related to Islam and islamic mysticism, it is his Punjabi poetry that has generated popular appeal and made him a household name in the region. His poetic verses are sung in many genres of sufi music, including qawaalis and kaafis. Tradition has established a particular style of singing his couplets, which is not used in any other genre of sufi music. (Please see the External Links section for audio resources.)
The Mausoleum of Sultan Bahu is located in Garh Maharaja, Punjab, Pakistan. It is a popular and frequently-visited sufi shrine, and the annual festival is celebrated with the usual fervour, which is now a distinguishing feature of what is being called a 'shrine culture' of the Indian subcontinent.
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8. Mian Mohammed Buksh Kharee Shareef , damree walay sarkar (saif-ul-malook) mirpur pakistan.
9. Hazrat Sultan-ul-Aulia Khwaja Muhammad Zaman's (Q) forefathers belonged to Arabia. Following is the genealogy which shows his direct Lineage from Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA) the first Caliph of Islam:
1. Hazrat Sultan-ul-Aulia Khwaja Muhammad Zaman (Q) s/o 2. Shaikh Haji Abdul Latif s/o 3. Shaikh Tayyaab s/o 4. Shaikh Ibrahim s/o 5. Shaikh Abdul Wahid s/o 6. Shaikh Abdul Latif Kalan s/o 7. Shaikh Ahmad s/o 8. Shaikh Baqa s/o 9. Shaikh Muhammad s/o 10. Shaikh Faqrullah s/o 11. Shaikh Abid s/o 12. Shaikh Abdullah s/o 13. Shaikh Taoos s/o 14. Shaikh Ali s/o 15. Shaikh Mustafa s/o 16. Shaikh Malik s/o 17. Muhammad s/o 18. Abul Hassan s/o 19. Muhammad s/o 20. Tayyar s/o 21. Abdul Bari s/o 22. Aziz s/o 23. Fazal s/o 24. Ali s/o 25. Ishaq s/o 26. Ibrahim Abi Bakr s/o 27. Qaim s/o 28. Ateeq s/o 29. Muhammad s/o 30. Abdul Rehman s/o 31. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA).

The 24th man of the above-mentioned line Ali bin Ishaq first arrived in Dibal (near Thatta in Sindh) circa 169 AH, or 786 AD. They lived in Thatta for about two-and-half centuries and probably, because of civil wars during the early reigns of Samaa dynasty, when Thatta reached the brim of ruination, they bode farewell to Sindh and the 21st man of the above line Abdul Bari bin Aziz moved to nearby state of Katchh circa 417 AH, or 1026 AD. The family returned to Sindh in 1071 AH and settled in old Luari Sharif, three miles from the present Luari Sharif.
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10. Sachal Sarmast (Mian Abdul Wahab), the great mystic of Sindh, is the leading Sufi poet of distinction who composed verses on philosophy and Sufism. He is known as second Mansoor ul Hajjaj because of his poetry and philosophy. Sache Dino, Sachoo (the truthful) and Sachal Sarmast were all names given to Mian Abdul Wahab Farooqi because of the radical sufi pursuits with which he challenged the rigid mindset of the clergy of his times. Also called 'shair-e-haft zaban' (poet in seven languages) as he composed poetical pieces in Arabic, Sindhi, Seraiki, Punjabi, Urdu, Persian and Balochi, that is replete with Divine Love. It is on Monotheism, the Glorious Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He also composed poems of high order in Urdu and Persian. The great Sufi poets Attar, Sami and Roomi influenced him. Sindhi poetry of Sachal Sarmast encompasses a wide range of subjects and possesses its own individuality. He perfected a great deal of old style i.e. Abyat and Dohas greatly in vogue before him. While Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (another Sufi poet of Sindh) enhanced the standard of Sindhi poetry to the highest level of excellence in style, diction and subject matter, Sachal Sarmast took the lead in raising the standard and level of kafi, ghazal and marsia in Sindhi poetry. Unlike Shah Latif whose compositions are woven around local and folk themes, Sachal Sarmast has touched on all great Sufi saints, fountains of knowledge and learning, besides the most popular folktales of the Indus valley. The Images, similes, metaphors and allegories employed by Sachal Sarmast give him a prominent place in Sindhi literature.
11. Bulleh Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet, believed to have lived from 1680 to 1758. As is a common practice in South Asian poetry, his poems include a signature line which contains his name. Bulleh Shah was settled in Kasur, now in Pakistan. His spiritual master was Shah Inayat Qadiri of Lahore. The ancestral village of Bulleh Shah was Uch Gilaniyan in Bahawalpur, now a part of Pakistan, though his ancestors had migrated from Bukhara in modern day Uzbekistan. From there his family first shifted to Malakwal (Multan District, Pakistan) and then to Pandoke, which is about 14 miles southeast of Kasur, Pakistan. Bulleh's real name was Abdullah Shah, but Bulleh was his nickname at home, and that is the name he chose to use as a poet

13. Abu Anees Barkat Ali(rah) his mazar sharif is in pakistan.

Abu Anees Barkat Ali: an erudite sufi saint

A man well known as Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali, addressed lovingly as Babbaji, was born in 1911 in the District of Ludhiana (East Punjab) and died on 26th January 1997. He was an embodment of all the qualities and character-traits of the great sufi masters and the pious of the past (salf salehim). Once again he revived, practised and displayed the essential of the Faith, living the while a simple and meaningful life that his devotees take pride in.
As a young army officer in Royal Indian Engineers (Roorkee Cantt) he served for thirteen years only and was boarded out honorably in 1945 for his hermetic practices that he had sensed and perceived irretrievably form Makhdum "Ala-ud-Din "Ali Ahmad As-Sabir (d. 1290 CE) by his regular attendance at his khanqah in Kalyar on the bank of a canal , some six miles due North-East of Roorkee.
Having been duly rewarded and blessed spiritually there, he took his ba'iyat (allegiance) at the hands of a living Shaikh, Syed Amir Al-Hssan Ambalvi (d. 1955) whom Babaji often referred to as Shah Walayat (Sultan of Mysticism), reaping and enhancing further his erudition and knowledge under his tuition and in his company.
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14. Imam-e-Rabbani, Shaykh Ahmad al-Farooqi Sirhindi, Hazrat Mujaddid Alif Saani (rah)

Shaykh Ahmad al-Farooqi Sirhindi son of Makhdoom Sheikh Abdul Ahad, scholar as well an activist of the Farouqi Chistia Order, decedent of Umar Farouqi, Second Caliph, with twenty eight links in the chain, was born on the day of 'Ashura, the 10th of Muharram in the year 971 H., in the village of Sirhind near the city of Lahore in present-day India. Sirhindi's shrine is located in Sirhind, India and is referred to as "Rauza Sharif".. It is said that the territory of Sirhind was a dense forest abound with lions so named as Sher-e-Hind which when mutilated became Sirhind.
15. Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (R.A)'s (Sawaan-eh-Hayat)

The mosque that is built in the hearts of the saints Is the place of worship for all, for God dwells there (Jalaluddin Rumi)

The real name of "Lal Shahbaz Qalandar" was Syed Muhammad Usman who was born in 1177 AD in Marwand, Iran. His father, Syed Ibrahim Kabiruddin, was a virtuous and pious dervish, and his mother was a high-ranking princess. His ancestors migrated from Iraq and settled down in Meshed, from where they again migrated to Marwand. During the Medieval period, Meshed and other cities of that region were renowned centers of learning and civilization.

Even as a young boy, Shahbaz Qalandar showed strong religious leanings. He learnt the Holy Quran by heart just at age of seven, and at twenty embraced the Qalandar order of Sufism. "Qalandar" is a type of dervish who is generally dressed in beggars’ clothes, likes poverty and austerity and has no permanent dwelling. Lal Shahbaz Qalandar wandered throughout Middle East and came to Sind from Baghdad via Dasht-i-Makran. In 1263, he arrived in Multan, which at that time was at the height of glory and splendor. The people of Multan besought him to stay but he continued his journey southward and eventually settled down in Sehwan, then a famous center of learning and popular place of worship for Hindus, in the southern part of Sindh, where he lived in the trunk of a tree on the outskirts of the town. He stayed at Sehwan for six years and during this period he disseminated the light of Islam, providing guidance to thousands of people.
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16. Maqdoom Jalaluddin Jahaniyaan Jahan gasht Buqari (rahmatullah alaih)
Full name:
Hazrath Maqdoom Syed Abu Abdullah Jalaaluddin Husain Jahaniyaan Jahan gasht Buqari(rahmatullah alaih)

Fathers Name: Hazrath Syed Ahmed Kabeer(rahmatullah alaih) Son of Hazrath Jalaluddin Surq Buqari(rahmatullah alaih) who was Khalifa of Hazrath Khawja Bahauddin Zakariya Multani Suharwardi(rahmatullah alaih).

Born On: 15 Shabaan 707 Hijri
Laqab :"Maqdoom Jahaniyaan" or "Maqdoom Jahaniyaan Jahan gasht"
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15. Hazrat Khawaja Muhammad Yaar Fareedi RH
The Complete address of Dargah is given below:
Garhi Ikhtiyar Khan, Tehsil Khnapur, Distt. Rahim Yar Khan,Pakistan
Phone: Garhi Ikhtiyar Khan +92 68 5684303
Fax : Garhi Ikhtiyar Khan +92 68 5684403

Phone: Lahore,
Pakistan: +92 42-6660942, 6681219
Mobile: +92 3009411696 Fax: +92 42-6603422

16. The shrine of Hadrat Ghanimat Kunjahi, a Sufi poet of Persian at Kunjah, District Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan

Great wali of CHISTI SABRI selselay has shrine in Kaliam shareef near
Ghujar khan Rawalpindi pakistan.
Dargah of Hazrat Naushah Ganj Bakhsh Qaderi(d.1064 A.H) in village SAHAN PAL SHARIF, Punjab, Pakistan
Another dargah is in Pakistaan called Shah Aqeeq in Sindh outside Karachi and outside Thatta. Shah aqeeq also has healing powers