Muhammad Maharvi

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Noor Muhammad Maharvi
Native name محمد مہاروی
Born 2 April 1746
Farid Ilaqah near Bahawalpur, British India (now Pakistan)
Died 3 August 1793

Noor Muhammad Maharvi (Punjabi: محمد مہاروی; born 2 April 1746, died 3 August 1793) was a Sufi saint of Chishti Order in Chishtian, Punjab, India.

Early life[edit]

Maharvi was born in 1746 at Farid Ilaqah near Bahawalpur, British India (now Pakistan).[1] He was a Kharal Panwar Rajput, Many native tribes in Punjab region and Sindh became Muslim due to his teachings. The dargah of Maharvi is located in Chishtian, Pakistan.

Chishti Order[edit]

The Chishti Order is a Sufi order within the mystic Sufi tradition of Islam. It began in Chisht, a small town near Herat, Afghanistan in 930 CE. The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness.[2] The Chishti Order is primarily followed in Afghanistan and South Asia. It was the first of the four main Sufi orders (Chishti, Qadiriyya, Suhrawardiyya and Naqshbandi) to be established in this region. Moinuddin Chishti introduced the Chishti Order in Lahore (Punjab) and Ajmer (Rajasthan), sometime in the middle of the 12th century AD. He was eighth in the line of succession from the founder of the Chishti Order, Abu Ishq Shami. There are now several branches of the order, which have been the most prominent South Asian Sufi brotherhood since the 12th century.[3]


  1. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West ..., Volume 1
  2. ^ Ernst, Carl W. and Lawrence, Bruce B. (2002) Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond Palgrave Macmillan, New York, p. 1 ISBN 1-4039-6026-7
  3. ^ Rozehnal, Robert. Islamic Sufism Unbound: Politics and Piety in Twenty-First Century Pakistan. Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. Print.

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