Barkat Ali Ludhianwi

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Abu Anees Mohammad Barkat Ali
Abu Anees Mohammad Barkat Ali
Born(1911-04-27)27 April 1911[1]
Ludhiana, India
Died26 January 1997(1997-01-26) (aged 85)
(16 Ramadan 1417 Hijri)[1]
OccupationSufism in Pakistan, Writer, Social work
  • Mian Nigahi Bakhsh (father)
  • Jannat Bibi (mother)

Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali (ابو انیس محمد برکت علی لودھیانوی) (27 April 1911 – 26 January 1997) was a Muslim Sufi who belonged to the Qadri spiritual order. He was the founder of the non-political, non-profit, religious organisation, Dar-ul-Ehsan. Abu Anees followers spread all around the world and especially in Pakistan. He spent his whole life preaching Islam. He made first Quran Mahal in Pakistan. A large number of people including politicians and officers come Darul Ehsaan to meet Sufi Barkat Ali. His tomb is situated 16 km far from Faisalabad near dasuha on Faisalabad–Samundri Road Faisalabad. Every year, eye camps are arranged at Darul Ehsan in which free eye treatments are provided for many people every year in the month of March and October[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

He was born into a Muslim family belonging to the Dhariwal Jatt ethnic group.[5] His father, Nigahi Bakhsh, was an employee of the British Army.[3]

Literary works[edit]

"His literary work is notable in the Muslim world and his name is also included in the List of Muslim writers and poets."[4] He wrote more than 400 books on different topics including religion, ethics and philosophy.[4]

  • Makshoofat Manazal-e-Ehsan, 5 volumes[6]
  • Kitab-ul-Amal Bis-Sunnah 5 volumes[7]
  • Asma-un-Nabi-ul-Kareem, 6 volumes[8]
  • Maqalat-e-Hikmat 30 volumes[4]
  • Zikr-e-Elahi[9]


Sufi Barkat Ali ludhianwi (QSA) died on 26 January 1997, 16th Ramadan ul mubarik 1417 (AH) at the age of 85. He is buried in Faisalabad.[1]

Honorary postage stamp[edit]

On 27 April 2013, Pakistan Post office issued a stamp with a denomination of Rupees 8 under its "Men of Letters" series in honour of Sufi Barkat Ali.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Biodata of Barkat Ali Ludhianwi (Sufi Barkat Ali on commemorative postage stamp image (2013) on website Retrieved 4 November 2018
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b Profile of Barkat Ali Ludhianwi Archived from the original on 9 Jan 2009, Retrieved 4 November 2018
  4. ^ a b c d Profile of Barkat Ali Ludhianwi on GoogleBooks website Retrieved 4 November 2018
  5. ^ Biography pir-o-murshid Hazrat Muhammad Barkat Ali by Sahibzadi Anis Akhter
  6. ^ Dar-ul-Ehsan Publications (Home of Mercy Publications, Sufi Barkat Ali's writings), Retrieved 4 November 2018
  7. ^ Another book written by Sufi Barkat Ali, Retrieved 4 November 2018
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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