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Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, New Delhi

Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya was one of the most prominent Sufi saints from the Indian subcontinent. He was also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin and Mahbub-e-Ilahi, meaning 'Beloved of God'. Nizamuddin Auliya was a Sunni Muslim scholar and a Sufi saint of the Chishti Order.

Being a Sufi, the Chishti saint stressed on love as a means of realising God. At the same time, he believed that the love of God implied a love of humanity and brotherhood. Even today, it is visible how Nizamuddin Auliya has created a major influence on not just the Muslims of Delhi, but all around the world.

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By Atul Mishra

Sufism is a mystical belief and spiritual practice in which ‘divine love and knowledge’ of God is solicited. Sufi saints, scholars, poets and musicians, all believe in what is called muridin (singular murid), meaning “desiring the knowledge of knowing and loving God”. This eternal endearment for God and the craving to attain Him, has been perpetually present in all Sufi art forms, be it music or poetry.

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