Chaar Yaar

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Chaar Yaar ("Four Friends") - is used to refer to:

  • Rashidun - The Rightly Guided Caliphs or The Righteous Caliphs used in Sunni Islam to refer to the first four Caliphs who established the Rashidun Caliphate, who ruled after the death of Muhammad are often quoted as the Khulafah Rashidun.

The great pioneers of the 13th century Chisti and Suhrawardiyya Sufi movements and followers of Moinuddin Chishti in South Asia were four friends known as "Chaar Yaar". The original four were:

However, later on, there were more than just four of them in Punjabi Sufi icongraphy. Including Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti himself they include:

Some of these Sufi saints also appear as the Panj_peer (Five saints) in the Heer Waris Shah story by the Punjabi poet and mystic Waris Shah i.e. Moinuddin Chishti, Baba Farid, Baha ud din Zakariya , Jalal ud din Bukhari, along with the addition of Ali_Hujwiri of Lahore (aka Data Ganj Baksh).