Shah Aqeeq Baba

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Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari
Native nameUrdu: حضرت شاہ عقیق بابا ۔ روحانی سرجن
BornAsghar
c.1432(Jumada al-Thani 835 Hijri)
Uch,Bahawalpur District, (modern day Punjab, Pakistan)
Diedc.1451 (Jumada al-awwal 855 Hijri) (Martyred by Hindu man)
Sindh, Pakistan
Resting placeChuhar jamali,Sujawal District, Sindh (modern-day Pakistan)
Other namesShah Aqeeq Baba
EraSamma dynasty
PredecessorSyed Mian Usman Shah(shrine near Jati, Sindh)
SuccessorSyed Shah Kasturi Bukhari (shrine near Shah Aqeeq Baba's shrine)

Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari (c. 1432 – c. 1451) (known as Shah Yaqeeq/Aqeeq Baba) was a Suhrawardi Sufi.He lived in Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

Life[change | change source]

Shah Aqeeq lived from about 1432 to 1451.[2] He is celebrated as a Suhrawardi Sufi Saint.[3] Shah Aqeeq lived in Uch, Punjab till the age of 7 but after his father Syed Muhammad Sharifuddin Ibn Abdullah Bhukari's death he and their brothers migrated to Sindh. In Sindh Shah Aqeeq met with Mian Usaman Shah. Severals years later he became the successor of Mian Usman Shah.

shah aqeeq grave

Urs (annual death anniversary)[change | change source]

The urs (Urdu: عرس‎) is celebrated every year in the month of the Jumada al-awwal.[4] The Urs (Urdu: عرس‎) or anniversary of his death is celebrated in the town of Shah Aqeeq, in Chuhar Jamali in Sujawal District,[5] and there is a shrine to Shah Aqeeq[6] where he is venerated as a "spiritual surgeon" and many visitors believe they are cured of disease.[7] (In 1986, a biography was written about him by Habibu Sindhi and published by the Anjuman-i-Ghulaman-i-Mustafa).[8]

Shah Aqeeq Shrine out side view

Spiritual surgeon[change | change source]

shah aqeeq

Shah Aqeeq Baba is considered to be a spiritual surgeon in 'Sindh', Pakistan.[9] People having diseases like cancer, heart / lungs / liver / brain diseases or any other diseases (even if doctors have denied) from all over the country even from outside the country come here for treatments. The treatment is followed by annunciations.Following the annunciations is considered as important and necessary.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reported by Ummat News Paper
  2. http://www.uh.edu/~sriaz/religion/shrines/
  3. Ansari, Sarah FD. Sufi saints and state power: the pirs of Sind, 1843–1947. No. 50. Cambridge University Press, 1992. p. 20.
  4. reported by Express News
  5. Asghar Ahmad, Pakistan tourism directory, '86: everything about tourism. Holiday Weekly, 1986, p373, quote="URS OF SHAH YAQIQ, at Thatta, the historic town of Sind located about 80 kilometers from Karachi on the National Highway", accessed at https://books.google.com/books?id=-x0zAAAAMAAJ
  6. Wali of Allah blog
  7. روحانی آپریشن سے علاج دیکھیں, BBC Urdu, June 3, 2009.
  8. Accessions List, South Asia, Volume 7, Issues 1-6 E.G. Smith for the U.S. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi, 1987 accessed at https://books.google.com/books?id=UDlMAQAAIAAJ
  9. Spiritual Surgeon Shah Aqeeq Bukhari
  10. https://www.pakistanpoint.com/amp/en/pakistan/news/sindh-chief-minister-orders-security-audit-of-110984.html

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Sindhi, Habibu, Sawanah hayat Shah Yaqiq Shaheed Bukhari (Biography of Saint Shah Yaqiq Bukhari), Soshal Vailfe'ar Anjuman-i-Ghulaman-i-Mustafa (Cuhar Jamali, 1986)