Ashraf Jahangir Semnani
Ashraf Jahangir Semnani
Mir Ahauddin Sayyid Ashraf
1285 CE 709 AH
Semnan (in modern Iran)
|Died||1386 (AH 28 Muharram 808H)|
|Based in||Kichaucha, Northern India|
|Period in office||Late 12th century to 13th century|
|Predecessor||Alaul Haq Pandavi|
Sultan Sayyid Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani (Urdu: سلطان سید مخدوم اشرف جہانگیر سمنانی; (1285–1386)  was an Iranian Sufi saint from Semnan, Iran. He was the founder of the Ashrafi Sufi order.
His father Sultan Ibrahim Noorbaksh was the local ruler of Semnan. Semnani was claimed to be the descendant of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, through his grandson Husayn ibn Ali. His mother Bibi Khadija was said to be a descendant of the Turkic Sufi saint Khwaja Ahmed Yasawi.
- Fatima bint Muhammad and Ali ibn Abi Talib
- Hasan al-Basri
- Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid
- Fudhail Bin Iyadh
- Ibrahim Bin Adham
- Huzaifah Al-Mar'ashi Basra
- Abu Hubayra al-Basri
- Khwaja Mumshad Uluw Al Dīnawarī Dinawar
- Abu Ishaq Shamī ( Chishti Name start)
- Abu Aḥmad Abdal Chishti
- Abu Muḥammad Chishti
- Abu Yusuf Bin Saamaan
- Maudood Chishti
- Shareef Zandani
- Usman Harooni
- Muinuddin Chishti
- Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki
- Fariduddin Ganjshakar
- Nizamuddin Auliya
- Akhi Siraj
- Alaul Haq Pandavi
- Ashraf Jahangir Semnani
After the demise of his father, Semnani then aged 17, became the ruler of Semnan. He was said to be inclined towards mysticism. Always in the company of the Sufis, most notable among them being Ruknuddin Ala ul Daula Semnani.
At the age of 23, Semnani abdicated his throne in favor of his brother Sultan Sayyid Muhammad. Thereafter, Semnani migrated to Bengal in order to meet the famous Sufi master Ala ul Haq Pandvi.
Meeting with other Sufis
Shrine and Urs
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