Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed Mushtaq Bin MoudodiChishti (507-577 A.H.; 1129-1199 C.E., Hijri in Chishti Sharif Afghanistan) was a sufisaint. A part of the Chishti Order (Persian: چشتی - Čištī), a Sufi order within the mystic branches of Islam which was founded in Chisht, a small town near Herat, about 930 C.E. and continues to the present. The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness.
Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed was born in Chisht, an area well known for being the birthplace of a long line of sufi saints. Khwaja Najamuddin Ahmed was a Sufi saint, well versed in wisdoms of the realms of visible and hidden. His name was Ahmed but he came to be known by the name Najam-ud-din Ahmed Mustaq. The title 'Mustaq' which actually means 'anxious' to meet an absent friend' was granted to him by the Prophet, in a vision. He was born in 507 A.H. and succeeded his father after his death as his successor. After performing Hajj, he stayed at Medina for six months. When a group of people, who were jealous of his popularity among the locals tried to force him to leave a voice spoke from within the shrine of Prophet Mohammed, that no one should harm my follower. Everyone present at the time heard this voice. He lived at Madina for a long time and when he returned, he visited Shiekh Shahabud-din Umar Soharwardy at Baghdad. The Shiekh gave him due respect and he stayed there for a few days. It is said that the Caliph al-Mustazhar Billah invited him to his palace and offered many gifts. The Khwaja, however distributed all among the poor and left to Khurasan. He financially supported the whole clan of his Khwaja-gan and looked after the poor of the region. He died in 507 A.H. and was buried at Chisht.