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Not to be confused with Kotla Mubarakpur in Delhi.
Mubarakpur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 26°05′N 83°17′E / 26.09°N 83.29°E / 26.09; 83.29Coordinates: 26°05′N 83°17′E / 26.09°N 83.29°E / 26.09; 83.29
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Azamgarh
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 109,539
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mubarakpur is a city and a municipal board in Azamgarh district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 13 km north-east of the district headquarters in Azamgarh.The place is famous for the manufacture of "Benarasi Sarees" (wearing for women), which are also very popular and exported to many countries in the world.

It was settled, in the name of Raja Mubarak Shah, a Sufi of Manikpur Karaa, by a sheikh landholder.


Islamic culture is a term primarily used in secular academia to describe the cultural practices common to historically Islamic people. The early forms of Muslim culture were predominantly Arab.


Mubarakpur is located at 26°05′N 83°17′E / 26.09°N 83.29°E / 26.09; 83.29.[1] It has an average elevation of 69 metres (226 feet).


During the 15th century (575 Years Back) Raja Mubarak Ali Shah from Kheta Sarai Jaunpur visited the place and laid the foundation of Mubarakpur.Decidents of Raja Mubarak Ali Shah, Gholam Rabbani Farooqi,Ehtesham Ahmed Farooqi,Imtiaz Ahmed Farooqi resides at Mohalla Pura Rani Mubarakpur, however after partition Gholam Rabbani and Ehtesham Ahmed migrated to Pakistan

Earlier the town was called as Qasimabad,after a Muslim landlady Qaseema Bibi. Qasimabad was frequently invaded by kings of neighboring areas and also severely affected by frequent floods from River Tauns. But King Mubaraksha has stopped the invasions and developed the area.

Though there is no exact historical data on how Handloom weaving has been started in Mubarakpur area, but during the 14th century, cotton weaving has been started in the area (As per ancient Vedic and Buddha Literature). But it came to know from Old Government Gazettes that Raja Mubaraksha's Entourage is having lot of families who were weavers by profession and they started weaving Saris and other dress material during the 16th century.

The famous writer Ibne Batuta (of the late 17th century) has written that very high quality dresses which were made in Mubarakpur had been sent to Delhi and from there they are exported to various countries.


There are many colleges and Islamic madrasas in Mubarakpur:

  • Ashrafia Inter College
  • Ashrafia Girls High School
  • Ehyaul Uloom Senior Secondary School
  • MP Inter College
  • Ansar Girls Inter College
  • Mubarakpur Girls PG College
  • Millat Girls Inter College
  • Ehyaul Uloom girls Inter College
  • Madarsa Jamia Arabia Ehyaul uloom Mubarakpur
  • Aljamiatul Ashrafia Mubarakpur
  • Madarsa Durut Talim
  • Darul Uloom Ahle Sunnat Madrasa Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom Mubarakpur
  • Madarsa Yateem Khana
  • Mdarsa Babul Ilm


The total population of Mubarakpur is 109,939. Muslim population is about 80 percent,Hindu 15 percent and some other religion about to 5 percent.


During Sultan Muhammad Bin Shakaib Tuglak's Era (14th Century) there were reportedly 4000 weavers in Mubarakpur, who used to weave Silk Saris. During his regime the Mubarakpur has become very popular and the people from neighboring areas like Purasofi, Saraiyya, Rasulpur Area Sikri, Mustafabad have also taken up weaving as profession.

With the changing times, the products of Mubarakpur have also changed from Sangi, Galta, Jamdani, and Raw cotton made products.

But in the 1940s there is a great change in the area as the graph of making Silk Saris has soared to greater heights, which have received national and international fame with the active involvement of traders of Banaras.

The early 90s saw the invasion of power-looms in the adjoining regions like Mau, which is gradually reducing the handloom sector in the region.

Today Mubarakpur, is known for its Saree and the dress material.