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Multan: Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya

Multan Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya
Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Multan      

Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya

Baha-ud-din Zakariya was a Sufi of the Suhrawardiyya order. Also known as Bahawal Haq, he was born at Kot Kehror, a town of the Layyah District near Multan, Pakistan, around 1170. As a young man he traveled from place to place to preach Islam and after his wanderings settled in Multan in 1222.

He died in 1267 and his mausoleum, Darbar Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya, is located at Multan. The mausoleum is a square of 51 ft 9 in (15.77 m), 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 afterward restored by the Muslims.

Baha-ud-din Zakariya had seven sons who gained fame in their own right as great Sufis. One of those sons, Shaykh Sadruddin Arif, was the father of the famous Sufi Shaykh Abul Fath Ruknuddin, also known as Shah Rukn-e-Alam (whose shrine is also located in Multan).

Multan Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya
Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Multan      

Multan Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya
Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Multan          

Multan Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya
Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Multan          

Multan Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya
  Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya,Multan          

Tombs of Sufi Sages, Multan
Tombs of Sufi Sages, Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Multan          

Tombs of Sufi Sages, Multan
Tombs of Sufi Sages, Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Multan         

 

Other shrines in Multan

Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam

Mausoleum of Shah Shams Tabriz

Bad-Shahee Mosque
Baba Buley Shah
Hazrat Muhammad Shah Yusaf Gardez


Multan, Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya