Dargah of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti

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Exploring heritage remnants on the route of Babar-Part II

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.

Exploring heritage remnants on the route of Babar-Part I

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.

Shah Peer Muhammad Chishti & Tiley Wali Masjid

The ancient and early settlements of Lucknow were on the southern bank of the River Gomti , around the mound known as Lakshman Tila and it seems a few villages were located around this area called Lakshmanpur or Lachhmanpuri. In view of its significance, the Sheikhs of Lucknow too preferred to build their fort “Machhi Bhawan” which was the earliest part of the modern Lucknow.

Nawabs of Pahasu

Among five sons of Murad Ali Khan Nawab Muhammad Faiz Ali Khan was more prominent in the political & educational spheres. He was born on 26th August 1821 & completed his education that makes him proficient in Arabic & Persian languages.

Libraries during Mughal Era

The magnificent building “khan-e-tilism” was built by him in Agra. In one of three main buildings, “Khan-e-Saadat” had a library in its upper part. The library was equipped with Ja namaz (prayer rug), Qalamdaan (pen case), books, Juzdaan (portfolio), and specimens of beautiful calligraphies.

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