Hazrat Shah Nasrullah (R.A) was one of the earliest and most revered Sufis of Lucknow. He was from the progeny of Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi (R.A). He died in Lucknow during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar. In fact, during a visit to Lucknow, Akbar wanted to meet Hazrat Shah Nasrullah –however, Hazrat Shah Nasrullah neither opened the door of his Khanqah nor allowed any meetings with the emperor. The emperor then went to meet Hazrat Qari Nizamuddin. aka Shaikh Bheeka of Kakori, and narrated the whole incident to him. Shaikh Bheeka Shah then took Emperor Akbar to Hazrat Shah Nasrullah.

During their meeting, Emperor Akbar saw two lions behind Hazrat Shah Nasruullah, awaiting his orders to attack. After the meeting, Akbar sent a Farman to allot 500 bighas of land and a few Tabaq of Asharfi to Shah Nasrullah. Hazrat Shah Nasrullah did not accept the offer. Hazrat Shah Narullah was the member of Shattari sufi order. He became mureed of Hazrat Mohammad Ghaus (1500-1562) of Gwalior at the age of 12.

On the orders of his master, Mohammad Ghaus Gawaliyari, Shah Nasurallah came to Lucknow with Hazrat Sayyid Taj-ud-Din Ali Bukhari. Hazrat Khizr (A.S) used to regularly meet him, as well as guide him throughout. Hazrat Shah Nasrullah left this world on the 11th Rajab during the reign of Akbar. His grave is located at Ahmad Ganj. His brother Hazrat Shah Sikandar is buried adjacent to him. The Dargah is managed by the descendants of Hazrat Shah Sikandar. His grave is located at Ahmad Ganj near Gaughat Pumping Station on a raised platform which is called Teela Shah Nasrullah. His brother Hazrat Shah Sikandar is buried adjacent to him. The Dargah is managed by the descendants of Hazrat Shah Sikandar.

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Source: Source: Bahr Al Zakhkharar By Wajihuddin Ashraf

Syed Abdul Mannan is a Lucknow based Financial Analyst. He has an avid love for history and culture of Awadh. He also runs a social media handle “Guzashta Lakhnau” to share heritage, cuisine and culture of Awadh.

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