Introduction to Qadri Shattari Silsila

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Mausoleum of Wali Baba at Kondhali, Maharashtra
Qadri Shattari Sufi order is the branch of Shattari Sufi order observed in South Asia headed by Sayyad Mushtaque Husain Ali Mast Qadri Shattari. The spiritual Chain of this Tarika is a transmission (‘’silsila’’)  transfer from Hazrat Muhammad  (peace be upon him) through Imam Ali including Hazrat Bayazid Bastami Rahmatullah alaih (753-845 CE). The Shattari order is so a branch of the Tayfoori Khan wada. Shaykh Sirajuddin Abdullah Shattar  (wisal. 1406 CE), heir of  Shaykh Shahāb ad-Dīn Suharwardy (Founder of Suharwardi Silsila) established the Silsila. Shaykh Shattar was the disciple of Hazrat Bayazid Bustami (seventh in the spiritual lineage) and received Ijazah from the 14 Sufi orders. His teacher Shaykh Muhammad Taifur appreciated the rigors he encountered in obtaining this station (MAQAM) and gave him the honorifics ‘Shattar’.

Originating in Persia, Shaykh Abdullah Shattar delivered the order, and its instructions to India. According to author Idrees Shah , Shaykh Sirajuddin Abdullah Shattar settled in  India in the 15th century. He had a unique method to judge his disciples with their eating patterns and gives his guidance only to those who made excellent judge to the foodstuff. Dressed in magnificent robes he used to roam on streets making an announcement by beating drums and inviting humans to witness Almighty in his existence, roaming from one place to another, and made established the method. His practice was to contact the chief of a the community and would asked them, "teach me your method (Tariqa), if not, then accept my method of Tasawwuf".


The Sufi order is based upon the values of love, humbleness, truth and politeness (Khaaksari). 

Shattari masters believe that awareness of oneself as a path to achieve  Allah

The divine knowledge of this order is restricted to the seekers of Allah due to its complexity and by the order  of Maula Ali Mushkil Kusha. Masters disclose the secret of Muqatte-at only after the deep analysis of the "zarf" of the student.

The asma e Gausiya are the noble names of Gaus e Gwaliori, these are the helpful names for an individual walking in the path of Qadri  Shattari sufi order.

Gause e Gwaliori

Qadri Shattari order attains its zenith during the time of Muhammad Gause Gwaliori. His mausoleum is in Gwalior at Madhya Pradesh India.

Sayyed Wajihuddin Alvi Gujrati

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Interior view of Dargah Hazrat Wajihuddin Alvi Gujrati Rahmatullah Alaih 

Hazrat Sayyed Wajihuddin Gujrati or Hazrat Wajihuddin Alvi Gujrati was the paternal uncle of Sayyadna Hashim Peer Dastagir from whom Hashim Pir received Khilafat o Ijazat. He was Husaini Sayyed priviledged to have written literary works in Gujrati language. His notable works include include "Malfuzat e Shaikh Wajihuddin Gujrati". His Mazar Mubarak is in Ahemedabad, Gujrat. Sayyad Shah Arshad hussain bava ahmed shah bava alviyul, Hussaini is present caretaker of the shrine.

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Sayyad Altaf Alvi Qadri Shattari (Descendant) during Urs celebrations of Hazrat Wajihuddin Gujrati

Hashim Peer Dastagir

Hashim Peer Dastgeer is a distinguished leader of Qadri Shattari Sufi Order. His mausoleum is in Bijapur Karnataka. The present custodian of the mausoleum is Syed Murtuza Hashmi.

Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar

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Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar

Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar is the recognised patron of this Sufi order. He is one among the foremost luminous and eminent saint in Shattari Silsila. People respected him with many honorable tittles such as ‘Qutoob-e-Zaman’, ‘Aulaad–e-Rasul Allah’ and ‘Qalandar’. He is considered as an important source of sufi powers by his followers. It is believed that Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar is still guiding his followers. He is considered to be the first Auliya e Allah who boldly used Sufi as his designate. His actual name and ancestry is still unknown. He Received blessed Khilafa o Ijazah from Hazrat Wajihuddin Gujrati Alvi (Bijapur) who was the blessed Khalifa of Hashim pir Dastgeer. Thereafter he travelled to Nandura, Maharashtra where he settled thereafter, presently recognised as Sufi Bagh. According to our master Sayyad Mushtaque Hussain Ali Mast Qadri Shattari, Maulana Muhammad Siddiq Sahab after entering India from Kabul first visited Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar at his place, there he received the Ruhani Fuyuz-o-Barkat from Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar in his very first meeting.

Mazar Mubarak of Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar

The Spiritual vision of Dargah is worth noting. He wont to attribute all beings including individual beings, plants, animals, and all the souls  as Allah sahab. There are so many marvels attributed to him and believers still receiving his regular blessings (Fuyuz-o-Barkat) and holy guidance in both of their journies, (Ruhani and Dunyavi). Urs Mubarak of Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar is characterized by huge celebration near his resting place at Sufi Bagh in Nandura. It is witnessed that followers of this Mast is increasing day by day.

Maulana Muhammad Siddique Sahab

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Maulana Muhammad Siddiq Sahab
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Mausoleum of Maulana Muhammad Siddiq Sahab 

Maulana Muhammad Siddiq Sahab  the leading leader of this Sufi order of the Maharashtra version. He was the khalifa (descendants) of Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalandar. His shrine is at Balapur Maharashtra India Later on the Khilafat goes to Ghani Baba, the Khilafat further moved to wali Baba. The mausoleum of wali Baba is at Sufi bagh in Kondhali, near Nagpur Maharashtra . The present custodian of the Sufi Nagar’s mausoleum is Muhammad Noorul Qadri Shattari. He is wise and blissful personality.

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Mazar Mubarak of Ghani Qadri
 Shattari at Kondhali.

Sufi Nagar Nirmal

Sufi Zeeshan Pasha Qadri Shattari is the current caretaker of Sufi Nagar Nirmal.

Sufi Saeed Ali Shah Qadri Shattari

He was one of the most enthusiastic Sufi Shaykh of Qadri Shattari Sufi order who immensely contributed to the development to Qadri Shattari sufism in Maharashtra. Sufi Raees Ali Shah 
is the present Khalifa of him.

Sayyad Mushtaq Hussain Qadri Shattari

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Sayyad Mushtaque Husain Ali Mast Qadri Shattari

Sayyad Mushtaq Husain Ali Mast Qadri Shattari is an Indian Sufi saint and leader of Qadri Shattari Sufi order. He lives in Nagpur Maharashtra, India and one of the current figurehead of Maharashtra version of Qadri Shattari order. Mast is the first khalifa of Wali Baba.

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