A journey from Visual Archives Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, a famous sufi scholar of 13th century India was born at Sistan (now in modern Iran) in 1143 CE in family of Sayyid Ghyiath al Din. From his ancestral affiliations, this family was among the descendants of Hazrat...
After crossing the river Amu, Babar reached Aibak, where many tribes joined him. Further south after crossing Andrab River, he sat down under a Chinar tree. It was here, that the Hakim of Hisar, Khushro Shah bowed himself in the front of Babar.
In quest for Mughal history & for my research on Waqa-I-Babri (the Urdu translation of Babar memoirs) that was compiled by Prof. Yunus Jafrey, I undertook an explorative journeys from year 2000 to 2007 to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan & India.
From the court of the Ottomans to Mughals, once can find the celebration of Prophet Birthday all across the Islamic world. In year 1588, the Ottomans officially declared this day as Mevlid Kandil.
Khwaja Fariduddin was one of the most distinguished among his brothers who attained knowledge of oriental sciences from famous Tafazzul Hussain Khan from Lucknow during reign of Asaf Ud Daula. He was also send as an envoy to Tehran by Governor General.
It has been said that the word “Taqiyah” has been derived from Persian word, Taq that means dome. From Central Asian countries to South Asia, one can find a diverse varieties of colorful headgear that became a part of their cultural outfit.