Mir Mukhtar Akhyar

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Mir Mukhtar Akhyar (1653-1719)(Urdu: میرمختار اخیار‎) was a Sufi scholar of the Noorbakshi[1] orders of the Sufi in Baltistan. He shaped the social complexion of the valley. Akhyar was the son of Abu Saeed Sauda (An early Muslim scholar of baltistan and kashmir.) He established 12[2] Khanqah around Baltistan. Akhyar translated the book Fiqh-i-Ahwat (the book of jurisprudence) also known as the Siraj-ul-Islam[3] written in Arabic by his teacher Shah Syed Muhammad Nurbakhsh Qahistani. His grave is located in Keris, Khaplu.[4]


  1. ^ Hssan Noori. Baltistan May Ashaat e Islam. 
  2. ^ History of baltistan , Hassan hsnu
  3. ^ Engr. Nazir Hussain. Amomi Tabsira Siraj ul Islam. 
  4. ^ Aks-e-Baltistan (Tareekh-e-Keris), Muhammad Nazir