Dargah Name: Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dargah
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Resting Place: Delhi
About Dargah: He was born in 1551 (958 AH) in Delhi, hence the suffix Dehlavi to his name. He went on, become a noted writer in Arabic and Persian, who won favor from both Mughal Emperors, Jahangir (r.1605-28) and Shah Jahan (r.1628-58), and in time became a respected scholar on Islam. His ancestors were natives of Bokhara, and later while visiting Delhi was ennobled and attached to the Mughal Royal Court at Delhi. His father too made a name for himself in the courts.
In 996 AH, 1587 CE, he made the pilgrimage to Mecca, where he stayed for the next two years studying the Prophetic traditions (Hadith) and Sufism under various noted scholars. Upon his return to Delhi, he taught for half a century and authored more than 100 works, noted among them the history of Medina, a biography of Muhammad, and a work on the lives of saints. He died in Delhi, in 1642 (1052 AH) and has over 40 works to his name.
His mausoleum today exists at the edge of Hauz-i-Shamsi near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli – Delhi.
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