- Baha-ud-din Zakariya
Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya ( _fa. بہاؤ الدین زکریا) was a
Sufiof Suhrawardiyyaorder (tariqa). His full name was Al-Sheikh Al-Kabir Sheikh-ul-IslamBaha-ud-Din Abu Muhammad Zakaria Al-Qureshi Al-Asadi Al Hashmi.
Sheikh Baha-ud-Din Zakariya known as Bahawal Haq was born at
Kot Kehror, a town of Layyah Districtnear Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, , around 1170.
His grand father Shah Kamaluddin Ali Shah Qureshi al Hashmi arrived Multan from Makkah en route to Khwarizm where he stayed for a short while. He was from the descendents of Asad Ibn Hashim the maternal grandfather of Hadhrat Ali ibn Abi Talib RA.
In Tariqat he was the disciple of Renowned Sufi Master Shaikh Shahabuddin Suharwardi who awarded him Khilafat only after 17 days of stay at his Khanqaah in Baghdaad.
For fifteen years he went from place to place to preach
Islamand after his wanderings Bahawal Haq settled in Multan in 1222.
Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya died in 1267 and his mausoleum is located at Multan. The of mausoleum is a square of 51 feet 9 inches, 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 afterwards restored by the
* A train is named after him, which runs between
* Largest university of South Punjab is also called
Bahauddin Zakariya University.
List of mausolea
* [http://www.citymultan.com/zakaria.html Mausoleum of Bahauddin Zakariya ]
* [http://www.bzu.edu.pk/ Bahauddin Zakariya University]
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