Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud Chirag-e-Delhi (ca 1274-1356) is a 14th century mystic-poet and a Sufi Saint of Chishti Order. He’s a Murid (disciple) of noted Sufi saint, Mehboob-e-Ilaahi Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya(ra) , and later Khalifa, (His successor)
He is given the title, “Roshan Chirag-e-Delhi”, which in Hindi and Urdu, means “Illuminated Lamp of Delhi”
Hazrat NasirUddin Mahmud Chiragh Dehlvi (or Chiragh-e-Delhi) was born as Nasiruddin around 1274, at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh His father Syed Yahya, who traded in Pashmina, and his grand father, Syed Abdul Latif, first migrated from Khorasan, north-eastern Iran, to Lahore, and thereafter settled in Ayodhya, in Awadh. His father died when he was only nine years of age, thereafter growing up with his mother, he received his early education from Maulana Abdul Karim Sherwani, and later continued it, with Maulana Iftikharuddin Gilani .
At age forty, he left Ayodhya for Delhi, where he became the disciple of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya(ra), it was here that he stayed for the rest of his life as his Murid (disciple) , and eventually after his death, became his successor. In time, he also became a known poet in Persian language
He passed away on 17 Ramzan 757 Hijri at the age of 82, and His blessed Abode in a part of Delhi, India which is known as “Chirag-e-Delhi” after him.
One of his noted disciple is Hz Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz(ra) whose Resting in Gulburga Sharif, Karnataka.
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