Baba Fakruddin

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Syedna Khwaja Baba Fakhruddin Suharwardy
Mazar Baba Fakhruddin in Penukonda Anantapur.jpg
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ReligionIslam, specifically the Suhrawardiyya Sufi order
Other namesBaba Fakhruddin
Personal
Born1169
Sistan, Iran
DiedIndia Penukonda, India
Senior posting
Based inPenukonda
Period in office12th century
PredecessorNathar Vali

Baba Fakhruddin Suharwardy was a Sufi saint who lived in the 12th century.

Before coming to Penukonda, he was a king of Sistan and Shahpur in Iran.[1] His disciples knew him as a true follower of Islam who renounced the world for the sake of Allah. His Murshid (spiritual guide) was Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali, who himself was a king who also had renounced the world in a place called Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu). After serving for several years at his Murshid's command, Baba Fakruddin left for Penukonda in order to preach.[citation needed]

He is commonly known as Babaiah in India and his name has been taken by many men over the centuries due to a widespread popular respect for his legend. Today, his mausoleum is located in Penukonda, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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