About Great Sufi Zinda Shah Madar :
Zinda Shah Madar
or Qutbul Madar was born in 242 Hijri as per Islamic
calendar at Halab, Syria.
He was the
decendent of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) & great
His Pir or
Sheikh was 'Sayed Bayzid Bustami' (Sultan Arafeen).
Hazrat Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar was pledged
with the Tayfooriya order and was being said as Silsila-e-Tayfooriya.
Shah Madar has visited many countries and
had extensively preached Islam & the true message
of prophet Muhammad (SAW). He is said to have visited
almost all places in (the then Hindustan) Pakistan,
Bangladesh besides Sri Lanka, Iran, Baghdad, Egypt,
Iraq, Saudi Arabia and many other places around the
is a Sufi order (Tariqah), which is popular Across
Undivided India especially in Uttar Pradesh, the Mewat
region towards east in Bihar, Bengal as well as in
Nepal and Bangladesh.
Known for its
syncretic aspects and emphasis on external practices,
and instead focussing on internal dhikr, it was initiated
by the Sufi saint, 'Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar'
(d. 1434 CE), also known by the title 'Qutubul Madar'
(Qutb: the Pole of Universe), the highest status in
Vilayat or sainthood in Sufism, and is centered around
his Dargah shrine at Makanpur, Kanpur district in
Most of the
biographical details regaritten in 1654 by Abd ur-Rahman
Chisti. Since then a number of hagiographic texts
have emerged .rding Baduddin Zinda Shah Madar,
are shrouded under numerous legends and stories of
his numerous miracles, however, an important source
of such information comes from his important hagiography,
Mirat i-Madari w
(lineage) is still live throughout the world with
the pir-muridi tradition. The Pir's of Makanpur sharif
are 'Sayed's" (decedents of prophet mohd. (saw)
). The Madariya chain of Sufi brotherhood is the oldest,
largest & fastest growing Sufi brotherhood of
the ancient era. More....