of the most accomplished Indian Sufi masters of the nineteenth
century Hazrat Ghouse 'Ali Shah Qalandar Panipati (RA).
He was born in
1804 at Panipat, in the present-day state of Haryana in a family
Sayyeds who claimed direct descent from the Prophet Hazrat Syedina
Muhammad ( Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi Wa Sallam ). As his mother had
sick soon after his birth, he was given to a wet nurse to be
after, the wife of Pandit Ram Sanaihi, a pious and God-fearing
He was doted upon by his relatives. His grandfather would address
as 'Khurshid 'Ali' (One who shines in the light of Ali, the
of the Prophet); his father would address him as Abul Hasan
of Hasan', one of the titles of Imam 'Ali); his mother would
'Ghouse Ali' ('One who is under the protection of Imam 'Ali);
the Pandit's wife would call him 'Ganga Bishan' ('One who is
offering to the Ganga').
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Ghouse 'Ali Qalandar Panipati (RA)
Ali Shah Kalandar
is one of the most renowed Sufi saints in history. He was born
in early 1400 in Panipat, India. After the Ibadat of 36 years
by standing in the water in Karnal he achieved the status of
"Bu-Ali-Shah Qalandar". The Prophet Mohammed blessed
him with the fragrance Bu Ali. After achieving this Rutba, many
Sufi saints came to see Bu-Ali-Shah Qalandar. After many years
of devotion and service Bu-Ali-Shah Qalandar is said to have
disappeared into the sky in front of all his devotees. Now there
is the Durbar of Bu-Ali-Shah Qalandar Sahib in Panipat, which
is very well known as the Qalandari Gate.
about the saint : His
name was Sheikh Sharf Uddin and Bu-Ali Shah the title. His father,
Sheikh Fakhar Uddin was a great scholar and saint of his time.
The mother, Bibi Hafiza Jamal, was the daughter of Maulana Syed
Nemat Ullah Hamdani. His father came from Iraq in the year 600
Hijri and settled down in Panipat. His lineage with several
links reached Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa. He was born in 606 Hijri
He completed his studies at an early age and taught near the
Qutub Minar in Delhi for 20 years. He was counted among renowned
scholars and top-ranking teachers regarded him with respect.
during the studies he was lost in absorption and wonder. He
got up and threw all the books into the river and trudged into
the forest and busied in prayer and meditation there.
undertook severe penance and meditation, stood in a state of
absorption for several days in water till the fish ate away
flesh form his calves. One day he was engaged in meditation,
a voice he heard. It said, "Sharf Uddin, we granted you
your prayer say, what do you want?" He said, "I need
none save you. I will give away my life in love while standing
at this place." The voice again descended, "Get out
of water, you have to do much for us." He replied, "I
will not emerge myself from the river of love. If you want it,
then do it." Saying this he was lost again. He witnessed,
in the state, that a saint appeared and lifted him out of the
river and placed him on the bank.
chroniclers opine that the saint was Hazrat Ali himself. He
taught him some divine secrets and disappeared. From that day
he was regularly lost in spiritual wonderment. His heart was
filled with heavenly light. From that day he was call Boo-Ali
some chroniclers say that he did not pledge obedience to a holy
man but was admitted directly into the fold by Hazrat Ali. Some
link him to the Mahboob-e-Ilahi whereas others bind him to Hazrat
Qutub Uddin Bakhtiyar Ka'aki and Sheikh Shabu Uddin Suharawardy.
He lived in Panipat till death and served the people form there.
Hundreds drew spiritual or divine benefits from him. Besides,
he undertook to regular teaching and propagation of Islam. Hundreds
embraced Islam because of him. The Rajputs, who lived around,
were the great beneficiaries. He left a deep impact on the royal
dynasty of Delhi, and preached them of good conduct.
One day a disciple of Shamsuddin Turk went to the city on an
errand and saw Boo Ali Shah riding a lion and retold the episode
to his teacher. Shamsuddin Turk said to his disciple, "Go
to the residence of Boo Ali Shah and if you see him riding the
lion, tell him: "The lion should live in the jungle."
The disciple obeyed, found Hazrat Boo Ali Shah in the condition
and conveyed his teacher's message. He rose from his place immediately
and went to Ghote.
Death- It is mentioned in 'Sair-Ul-Akhtab' that he died on 17,
Ramazul Mubarak 724 Hijri at Budha Khera but lay to rest in
Nearest Airport: Delhi- 92 Km
Railway Station: Panipat.
Panipat : Panipat pronunciation is a historic as
well as an ancient city in the Panipat District in Haryana state,
India, The city has a population of 216,000. Panipat was one
of the five cities (prasthas) founded by the Pandava brothers
during the times of Mahabharata; its historic name being Paneprastha.
Panipat was the scene of three pivotal battles in Indian history.
First battle of Panipat was fought in 1526 between Sultan Ibrahim
Lodi and Zaheeruddin Babur. The fight was won by twelve thousand
soldiers of Babur over one lakh soldiers of Lodhi because of
cannons and better organization of force. Babur laid the foundation
of Mughal Empire in India. The Second battle of Panipat was
fought in 1556 between Hemu and Akbar. Hemu fell unconscious
when an arrow hit his eye and his army ran away. He was beheaded
by Akbar. The Third battle of Panipat was between Ahmad Shah
Abdali and Marathas under Sadashivraobhau, the cousin of Peshwa
Nanasaheb, who were protecting the Mughal emperor Shah Alam
II. This battle marked the beginning of fall of Mughals and
rise of British in India.
is the city of textiles and carpets. It is also known for its
world famous pickle 'Pachranga International'. This city is
also famous for its handloom industry. It is also home to many
industries such as Indian Oil Co. Ltd. (IOCL) Refinery, NTPC
Thermal Power Plant and National Fertilizers Limited. It is
the biggest centre for cheap blankets and carpets in India.
The main places of attraction are the Graves of Ibrahim Lodhi,
Kabuli Bagh, Devi Mandir, Kala Amb, Salar Gunj Gate, and Tomb
of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar.
Amb' is a memorial built in memory of the soldiers who died
in the battlefield of panipat. It is said that blood of the
died soldiers was mixed with the soil and the fruit of a mango
tree became black in color due to that and hence the name "Kala
Amb" meaning 'Black Mango'. Famous
Urdu shayar "Maulana Haali" was also born in panipat.
is 90 km from Delhi on NH-1 and comes under the National Capital
Territory, Delhi, India.
Ali Shah - Panipat
are the pics of hazrat bu ali shah kalandar's freiend Mubarak
Ali Shah. Hazrat bualishah kalandar have said that if u want
to give me salami then u have first give Salami to my friend
then only i will accept your salam. So we have to first go the
hazrat mubarak ali shah and give salami there and then give
salami to hazrat bu ali shah kalandar.
of the hazrat's dargah is under one tomb and next to each other.