Qutb Shah

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Sayyed Qutb Shah ibn Ya‘lā, al-Gilani, al Qadiri, was a medieval Persian Sufi, Muslim Preacher, religious scholar.[citation needed] He was a Sayyid and a relative of Hazrat Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Gilani.[1]

He preached Islam to many people in the areas of modern Afghanistan and Northern and North-Western Pakistan circa 1090 AD and 1099 AD, and many tribes accepted Islam at this time.[2] He is supposed to have returned to Herat (then Khorasan), after his preachings and died there.[citation needed] He was supposed to be the primary ancestor of the Awans [[Qutab shahi Awwan|Qutab shahi Alvis in present-day Pakistan. [3]


  1. ^ Dr AH Dani Early Islamic Preachers in Central Asia and Northern Pakistan Monograph, Islamabad, 1976, pp 11–12
  2. ^ H A Deighton 'An account of the Ruwalpindee and Attock Districts of Punjaub' Lahore, 1852, np
  3. ^ Dani, as above pp 11–12