Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin

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Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin
تاج الد ین محمد بدر الد ین
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Born January 27, 1861
Kamthi, British India
Died August 17, 1925
Nagpur, India
Era Modern era
Region Islamic philosophy
School Sufism
Main interests Tilawat-e-Qur'an
Influences
Influenced

Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin (Urdu: تاج الد ین محمد بدر الد ین‎) (January 27, 1861 – August 17, 1925), also called Tajuddin Baba (Urdu: تاج الد ین بابا‎), was an Indian Muslim Sufi master or Qutub. He lived in Nagpur, India.[1]

Early life[edit]

Baba Tajuddin was orphaned at a young age and was raised by his maternal grandmother and uncle Abdul Rahman. He attended a Madrasah in Kamthi, near Nagpur, where he met Hazrat Abdulla Shah Qadri who initiated him into the spiritual path.[2]

Reputation as a sage[edit]

Baba Tajuddin was once committed to a mental hospital. In the hospital he became widely regarded as a sage and word spread outside of the hospital walls. Eventually people began to come to the hospital to see him. In time Baba Tajuddin was released. Baba Tajuddin eventually moved to Lal Mahal.

Successors[edit]

Baba Tajuddin had several successors. The last was Hazrat Yousuf Shah Baba, whose original name was Molana Abdul Kareem Shah Sahib. After meeting with Molana Abdul Kareem, Baba Tajuddin named him Yousuf Shah and called him his son.

Hazrat Yousuf Shah Baba's body is buried in Karachi, Pakistan. He named Hazrat Albelay Shah the successor of his spiritual lineage (Jaan Nasheen). And Hazrat Zaheen Shah the caretaker to his mosoleum (Sajjada Nasheen).

Names and titles[edit]

According to author Bhau Kalchuri, Badruddin was born Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin.[3] Tajuddin.com says his real name is Syed Muhammad Tajuddin and he is also known as Chiragh-uddin (The light of religion). He is also known as Baba Tajuddin of Nagpur, Hazrat Sayyad Mohammad Tajuddin, and Hazrat Syed Mohammed Baba Tajuddin Aulia.

Gallery[edit]

Images of the shrine of Hazrat Tajuddin in Nagpur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau: Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Volume One, Manifestation, Inc., 1986, p. 46
  2. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau: Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Volume One, Manifestation, Inc., 1986, p. 47
  3. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau: Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Volume One, Manifestation, Inc., 1986, p. 46

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