Lakhiwal Sharif

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Lakhiwal Sharif
Village and union council
Country Pakistan
District Sargodha District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Lakhiwal or Lakhiwal Sharif is a village and union council 139 of Sahiwal Tehsil, Sargodha District, Pakistan.[1] It is located at 31°59'8N 72°18'30E[2] and lies on the river belt of the Jhelum River.

It is known for its very greenery and Khajoor, which is very common in this area. Its population amounts to about 3500 people (1998). Lakhiwal Sharif is a Sufi spiritual centre of the Punjab; it contains the shrine of the Sufi saint Syed Muhammad Afzal Shah and Syed Ahmad Anwar Shah Hamdani and of their descendants.

Former saints are ancestors of saadat-e-hamdania living in Lakhiwal sharif. Sajada Nasheen Darbar Lakhiwal Sharif is Syed Ali Shah Sultan Bilawal Hamdani (Syed Muhammad Afzal Shah Hamdani) & Syed Muhammad Siraj-ul-haq Hamdani(Syed Ahmad Anwar Shah Hamdani). Saadat Hamdania's(Lakhiwal Sharif) history can be traced back to 14th century when Syeds migrated from Hamdan in Iran and settled down here. They are descendants of Shah-e-Hamdan Syed Ali Hamdani, Sayyid-ul-Auliya sayeed Ali Hamadani an Islamic scholar and Sufi saint and Syed Shah Sultan Bilawal Hamdani of Danda Shah Bilawal(CHAKWAL), also a Sufi.

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