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The Tomb of Muhammad Jaunpuri
|Born||Syed Muhammad Jaunpuri
(سید محمد جونپورى)
14, Jamadi ul Awal 847 (September 9, 1443)
Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
|Died||19, Ziquada 910 (April 23, 1505 AD)|
|Resting place||Farah, Afghanistan|
|Children||Syed Mahmood, Syed Ajmal, Syed Ibrahim, Syed Ali|
Syed Muhammad Jaunpuri (Urdu: سید محمد جونپورى) (September 9, 1443 – April 23, 1505 AD), claimed to be Imam Mahdi at Mecca in the Hijri year 901, and is revered as such by Mahdavia. He was born in Jaunpur, traveled throughout India, Arabia and Khorasan, where he died at the town of Farah, Afghanistan at the age of 63.
He is also called al-Husayni wa'l-Hassani, which indicates a claim to lineal descent from both Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali, the sons of Ali and grandsons of Muhammad.
Pilgrimage and claim to be the Mahdi
By the age of 53 he embarked on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, where in 1496 (901 Hijri), after circumambulating the Kaaba, he declared that he was the Promised Mahdi and whoever believes in him is a Momin.
He was generally ignored by the ulema of Mecca, and after staying in Mecca for nearly seven or nine months he returned to India where he proclaimed himself Mahdi at Ahmedabad and later at Badhli (near Patan, Gujarat).