Quthbuzzaman 43rd Khilafath Conference, Apr 27 - Apr 30 Aluva-Jeelani Shareef
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The Chishti Order (Persian: چشتی‎) is a prominent Sufi order within the mystic Sufi tradition of Islam. It is so called as it is attributed to Abu Ishaq Shami the one in its spiritual lineage who lived in Chisht, a small town near Herat, Afghanistan about 930 CE. The Chishti Order is known for its emphasis on love, tolerance, and openness. This path got its fame after Khaja Mueenudheen Chisti emerged to propagate Islam and it attracted million hearts. Even though the tariqas (spiritual paths) have been known with name of spiritual leaders or with his place, all the paths are guideline of Allah and his Prophet Mohammed (S), according to Quran and Sunnah. Sufi paths are the only islamic ways to purify the hearts and to make the mankind related with the Creator. The Chishti Order is primarily followed in Afghanistan and South Asia. It was the first of the four main Sufi orders (Chishti, Qadiriyya, Suhrawardiyya and Naqshbandi) to be propagated in this region. Moinuddin Chishti (R) introduced the Chishti Order in Lahore (Punjab) and Ajmer (Rajasthan), in the middle of the 12th century AD. He was eighth in the line of succession from Abu Ishaq Shami. There are now several branches of the order, which has been the most prominent South Asian Sufi brotherhood since the 12th century.