Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari
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Baha-ud-Din was born on 18 March 1318 CE (14 Muharram, 718 AH) in the village of Qasr-i-Hinduvan (later renamed Qasr-i Arifan) near Bukhara, in what is now Uzbekistan and it was there that he died in 1389.
He came into early contact with the Khwajagan (lit: the Masters), and was adopted as spiritual progeny by one of them, Baba Muhammad Sammasi, while still an infant. Sammasi was his first guide on the path, and more important was his relationship with Sammasi's principal khalifa (successor), Amir Kulal, the last link in the silsila, or chain of teachers, before Baha-ud-Din:
- Abu Bakr
- Salman the Persian
- Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr
- Ja'far al-Sadiq
- Bayazid Bistami
- Abu al-Hassan al-Kharaqani
- Abu Ali al-Farmadi
- Yusuf Hamadani
- Abul Abbas al-Khadr
- Abd al-Khaliq Ghijduwani
- Arif Riwgari
- Mahmud Faghnawi
- Ali Ramitani
- Baba Sammasi
- Amir Kulal
- Baha'al-din Naqshband Bukhari
Baha-ud-Din was buried in his native village, Qasr-i Arifan, in 1389. In 1544 Khan Abd al-Aziz built over his grave a tomb and surrounding buildings. The Memorial complex is located 12 kilometers from Bukhara and is today a place of pilgrimage.
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