Abd al-Qadir al-Gillani

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Saint

Abdul Qadir al-Gilani

Sheikh
Abdul Qadir Gilani Calligraphic name
Born
Abdul Qadir

c. (1077-03-18)18 March 1077
Died15 January 1166(1166-01-15) (aged 88)
Cause of deathNatural causes
Resting placeGrave of Abdul Qadir, Baghdad, Iraq.
NationalityIraqi
Other namesMuhyi'd-Din, Al-Ghawth al-A'zam, Sultan al-Awliya, al-Hasani wa'l-Husaini
Parent(s)Abu Salih (father), Umm Khair Fatima (mother).

Hazrat Sheikh Abd al-Qadir al-Gillani (Arabic: عبد القادر الجيلاني‎, also spelled Abdulqadir Geelani, Abdelkader, Abdul Qadir, Abdul Khadir - Jilani, Jeelani, Gailani, Gilani, Gilani, Al Gilani or Keilany; 1077–1166 AD), was an Islamic Sufi saint, religious figure, teacher and writer. He belonged to an Arab family settled in Gilan, Persia (now Iran).

He is held in special veneration by many Muslims the world over, and especially in South Asia, Iran and Afghanistan, as Ghaus el Azam (Supreme Master), for his many purported miracles. He was also the founder of the Qadiri or Qadiriyya Sufi Order. His shrine is in Baghdad, Iraq, where he settled and died.