Takiya Pir Jaleel Golaganj, Lucknow

Entrance to the shrine, Pic source: Author
Inside view, Pic source: Author

Hazrat Pir Abdul Jaleel (R.A) was one of the most popular saints of Lucknow. He belongs to the Owaisi silsila of Sufism. He was the spiritual student of Hazrat Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chishti Ajmeri (R.A). In the Shajra he gave to his students, he mentioned Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chishti as his spiritual guide. In the books written by him, he mentioned the same thing — that he received his spiritual training from Sultan-ul-Hind Moin-ud-Din Chishti. Pir Abdul Jaleel has written many books like Maktobaat, Ramoozaat, and Israriya. He died in the year 1043 Hijri during the rule of Mughal emperor Shahjahan. His annual Urs is celebrated on the 19th and 20th of Rabi-us-Saani. His mausoleum is located on a hill, the area is famous by his name. It was a Takiya (graveyard) that became famous among the locals as Takiya Pir Jaleel Golaganj. However, of the original site, only 2 graves are left, as people have built houses over the rest of the graveyard.

Pic source: Author
View from outside, Pic Source: Author

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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