Akhi Siraj Aainae Hind

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Shaykh Khwaja Sirajuddin or Akhi Siraj Aainae Hind , was a 14th-century Bengali Sufi saint of the Chishti mystic tradition, disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya. His shrine in Gaur, West Bengal, India, attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees every year.[1]

Akhi Siraj earned the title of Āainae-Hind, translating to "Mirror of India", from Nizāmuddīn Auliyā(1238 – 3 April 1325), a legendary Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the Indian Subcontinent. As one of the first disciples of Nizāmuddīn Auliyā, he spent long years with him.[citation needed]

His successor Alaul Haq Pandavi is credited with the rise to prominence of the Chishti order in Bengal.

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Further reading[edit]

  • 'Siyar-ul-Auliya' by Sayyid Muhammad bin Mubarak Kirmani first published in 1302H/1885AD from Muhibbe Hind Delhi.
  • 'Lataife-Ashrafi' (Discourses of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani), Compiled by Nizam Yemeni, Edited and annotated by Syed Waheed Ashraf and published in 2010
  • 'Akhbarul Akhyar' By Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dehlwi [d.1052H-1642 CE ]. A short biography of the prominent Sufis of India have been mentioned in this book including that of Hazrat Akhi Siraj Aainae Hind.
  • 'Miratul Asrar' by Syed Abdur-Rahman Chishti Abbasi Alavi
  • 'Hayate Makhdoom Syed Ashraf Jahangir Semnani(1975), Second Edition(2017) ISBN 978-93-85295-54-6, Maktaba Jamia Ltd, Shamshad Market, Aligarh 202002, India


  1. ^ "Gaur". bharatonline.com. Retrieved 25 July 2013.