Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi

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Nasiruddin Mahmud Chirag-Dehlavi(Urdu نصیرالدین چراغ دہلوی ) (c. 1274 – 13 September 1356) was a 14th-century mystic-poet and a Sufi saint of the Chishti Order.


  • Other prominent Sufis held even more orthodox views. The great Sufi saint Nasiruddin Chiragh, for example, purged and purified deviant aspects of the Sufi practices. According to Prof. KA Nizami, he prohibited all deviant (from Sharia) rituals and practices that had entered the Sufi community, saying, ‘‘Whatever Allah and His Prophet have ordered, do it and whatever Allah and His Prophet have forbidden you against, you should not do.’’ Nizami adds: ‘He brought Sufi institution in harmony with Sunnah. Wherever there was a slightest clash, he proclaimed the supremacy of the Sharia Laws.’
    • Nizami KA (1991b) The Life and Times of Shaikh Nasiruddin Chiragh-I Delhi, New Delhi, p. 100,103 as quoted in Khan, M. A. (2011). Islamic Jihad: A legacy of forced conversion, imperialism and slavery. Chapter IV

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