Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin

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Syed Mohammad Tajuddin
Tajuddin Baba.jpg
BornJanuary 26, 1861
DiedAugust 17, 1925
Nagpur, India
EraModern era
RegionIslamic philosophy
Main interests
Quran reading

Syed Mohammad Baba Tajuddin known Tajuddin Baba (January 26, 1861 – August 17, 1925) was an Indian Muslim Sufi master (Qutub). He lived in Nagpur, India.[1]


Tajuddin Baba was born in 1268 A.H. or 1846 A.D. This date of birth was confirmed by Baba himself.[2] Baba belongs to the family of Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain, he was a descendant, in the 10th generation of the founder of would Sufi Naqshbandi order Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari and in the 22nd generation of the 11th imam al-Hasan al-Askari.[3][4][5] Baba's forefathers migrated from Mecca and settled down in Madras, India and were mostly employed with the military. Baba was born in kampthi, Nagpur. Baba's father died when Baba's mother was pregnant. His father's name was Syedna Moulana Badruddin. Baba lost his mother Makhdooma Mohtarma Syeda Amma Maryam Bibi Saheba when he was a baby. His maternal grandfather Shaikh Meeran Major took care of Baba after the death of his mother.

Early life[edit]

Baba Tajuddin as an orphaned child at a young age raised by his maternal grandmother and uncle Abdul Rahman. He attended a Madrasah in Kamthi, Nagpur.[6] where he met Abdulla Shah Qadri who initiated him into the spiritual path.

Moulana Syed Abdullah Shah Sahib who was a Majzoob Salik saint from Qadri Sufi order commented (about Baba) to his teacher that "There is no need of teaching this boy, he is already a learned person." He also gave young Tajuddin Baba some dried fruits and nuts as his blessings for Baba, which is said to put the young boy into an ongoing spiritual trance-like state. Baba completed his education and studied Urdu, English, Arabic and Persian.[7]

Reputation as a sage[edit]

Baba Tajuddin was once committed to a mental hospital. He was widely regarded as a sage and became known outside of the hospital walls. Eventually, people visited him. Later Baba Tajuddin was released and he moved to Raje Raghoji II Bhonsle Mahal,Nagpur. Occasionally Baba Tajuddin was present at the Sakkardara Dargah,Waki Dargah (Kashinath house) as well as Kamthi at same time. It was a miracle.


Baba Tajuddin had several successors, his last successor was Molana Abdul Kareem who Baba Tajuddin named "Yousuf Shah" and called him his son and. Yousuf Shah Baba's body is buried in Mewashah Darga, Karachi, Pakistan. And much before his own passing away, he had named one of his younger disciples, Kunwar Asghar Ali Khan as the next successor (Jaan Nasheen). Kunwar Asghar Ali Khan became known as "Albelay Shah Yousufi", and Zaheen Shah Baba as the caretaker to Yousuf Shah Baba's mausoleum (Sajjada Nasheen). One of his Successor was Abdul Samad Shah who is buried in Bhikipur, Uttar Pradesh.

Currently Sajjada Nasheen of Baba Tajuddin Sarkar is Sayyed Yusuf Iqbal Taji (Tajabad Sharif) and The place of residence of Shri Baba Tajuddin dargah is present at the shrine at Sakardara Dargah and Waaki Dargah

Names and titles[edit]

According to author Bhau Kalchuri,baba Badruddin was born Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin.[1] Tajuddin says his real name is Syed Muhammad Tajuddin and he is also known as Chiragh din (The light of religion). He is also known as Baba Tajuddin of Nagpur, Sayyad Mohammad Tajuddin, and Syed Mohammed Baba Tajuddin Aulia.

Some other titles that are associated with Baba Tajuddin are:

  • Tajul Auliya
  • Tajul Millatay Waddeen
  • Shahensha-Ay Haftaqleem
  • Paiyambar-e-Zahra


Images of the shrine of Tajuddin in Nagpur.


  1. ^ a b Kalchuri, Bhau: Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Volume One, Manifestation, Inc., 1986, p. 46
  2. ^ Taji, Zaheen Shah (1956). "4". Tajul Auliya. Karachi: Taj Company. p. 43.
  3. ^ Naqshbandiya shajarasi izidan Archived 3 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Ҳазрат Хожа Баҳоуддин Нақшбанд Archived 3 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ TajBaba Lineage
  6. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau: Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, Volume One, Manifestation, Inc., 1986, p. 47
  7. ^ Taji, Zaheen Shah (1956). Tajul Auliya (2nd ed.). Karachi: Taj Company. p. 43.

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