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Bulbul Shah

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BulBul Shah
Syed Sharf-Ud-Din Abdul Rehman Shah
سيٌد شرف الدٌين عبد الرٌَحمان شاه
Home townTurkestan
Known forIslamic Missionary
PhilosophyMissionary Islam

Syed Sharf-Ud-Din Abdul Rehman Shah (Persian: سيٌد شرف الدٌين عبد الرٌَحمان شاه), popularly known as Bulbul Shah (Persian: بلبل شاه), was a 14th-century Uyghuri Sufi of Suhrawardi order. He introduced first Islam to Kashmir by inviting and converting the King of Kashmir, Rinchan Shah (later named to Sadruddin Shah) to Islam.[1] He was from a Suhrawardi order and his mentor was Mir Syed Niymatullah who ordered him to on take Islamic missionary movement to Kashmir. Shah was mentioned by "Baba Dawood Mishkati" in Asrar-ul- Abrar and Rafi-ud- Din Nawadir-ul- Akhbar.[2]


A shrine is dedicated to his burial place on the Jhelum river which was actually a Langar, a community kitchen. In 2011 the Archeological Survey of India rejected the proposal to make it a National Monument even after the High Court ordered the Survey to accept it. Petitioner GA Lone filed a contempt petition against the official respondents. The High Court directed the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary, Director, Archives and others to file a compliance report.[3]

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  1. ^ Naseem, Hamid (2001). Muslim Philosophy: Science and Mysticism. Sarup & Sons. p. 325. ISBN 9788176252300.
  2. ^ Dr. Farooq Ahmad Peer (6 March 2014). "Profiling Bulbul Shah". Greater Kashmir. Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019. The preacher among the preachers of Islam in Kashmir is believed to be Hazrat Syed Sharaf-ud- DIN Abdul Rahman (RA), popularly known as Syed Bulbul Shah (RA). He is believed to have touched the threshold of Kashmir during the reign of Suhadeva (1301-20).
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Kashmir Tribune". www.tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2019-01-18.

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