Shah Jalal

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Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Hazrat Shah Jalal (Arabic: شيخ المشايخ‎, Bengali: শাহ জালাল, full name: Shāh Jalāl ad-Dīn al-Mujarrad al-Turk al Naqshbandi) is a celebrated Sufi Muslim figure in Bengal. Jalal's name is associated with the Muslim movement into northeastern Bengal. Also he is associated with the spread of Islam in Bangladesh through Sufism. Jalal was originally a Turkestani.[1] He arrived at Sylhet in 1303.[2] This is according to a tablet inscription found in Amber Khana, Sylhet.[3] Dhaka renamed Zia International Airport to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Dhaka and Sylhet had named a University known as Hazrat Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. The Mazarin is located at Chittagong.

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  1. N. Hanif, Biographical Encyclopaedia of Sufis: South Asia (München: Gräfe und Unzer, 1973), p. 165
  2. Mikey Leung; Belinda Meggitt, Bangladesh (Chalfont St. Peter: Bradt Travel Guides, 2012), p. 190
  3. Ahmed, Shamsuddin, Inscription of Bengal, Vol. iv (Dhaka, 1960), p. 25