Shah Badakhshi

Mullah Shah Badakhshi, popularly known as Mullah Shah was a 17th-century Muslim Sufi, and spiritual successor of the famous Sufi saint Mian Mir. He belonged to the Qadiri order of Sufism. He was the spiritual mentor of the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh Qadri and his sister Princess Jahanara Begum. Dara Shikoh desired to be initiated into the Qadri order at the hands of Hazrat Mian Mir. After Hazrat Mian Mir's wisal, Dara Shikoh's search for a murshid took him to Kashmir where he met Hazrat Mulla Shah Badakhsi. In Sakinatul Awliya Dara Shikoh writes in the chapter titled "Mulla Shah Badakhsi":
"This faqir is his servant and disciple. His blessed name is Shah Muhammad. Hazrat Mian Mir used to call him Muhammad Shah and Mian Mir's disciples and devotees would refer to him as Hazrat Akhund."
Sai Hazrat Abu Saeed Fateh Ullah Masoom Al-Gillani Al-Qadri was the caliph and deputy of Sai Hazrat Mian Mir Sahib. Hazrat Abu Saeed was powerful cleric of Islamic Law and the pronounced professor of his times.
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