Brief Introduction of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri

Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri

Hazrat Data Ali Hajveri, also known as Data Ganj Bakhsh, which means the master who bestows treasures or Data Sahib, was a Persian Sufi and scholar in the 11th century. He significantly contributed to the spreading of Islam in South Asia.

He was born around 990 CE near Ghazni, present day Afghanistan, during the Ghaznavid Empire and died in Lahore (in present-day Punjab, Pakistan) in 1077 CE. His most famous work is Revelation of the Veiled (Kashf Al Mahjub), written in the Persian language. The work, which is one of the earliest and most respected treatises of Sufism, debates Sufi doctrines of the past.

Hazrat Data Ali Hajvari is also famous for his mausoleum in Lahore, which is surrounded by a large marble courtyard, a mosque and other buildings. It is the most frequented of all the shrines in that city, and one of the most famous in Pakistan and nearby countries. His name is a household word, and his mausoleum the object of pilgrimage from distant places.

Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh is both al-Hasani and al-Hussaini Syed. His father is al-Hasani Sayyid and his mother is al-Husayni. Hazrat Abul Hassan Ali Hajvari was born in Ghazni (Hajvari) where his family had settled and the members of which were passionate for devoutness and learning. He was known as Ali Al-Hajvari Al-Jullabi, Al-Ghazanwi because he lived for a long time in Hajvari and Jullab, the two suburbs (Mazafat) of the city of Ghazni located in present day Afghanistan. In spite of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Al-Hajvari’s popularity and deep reverence; coming across his life biography is very much tortuous. Much of his life history and thought came from his own authentic reference Revelation of the Veiled.


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3 Responses to Brief Introduction of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri

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  2. Robert says:


    Thank you for this post.

    I’m looking for the name of Data Ganj Bakhsh written in Persian or Urdu. Is that what is written on the picture in this post?


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