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Abu Yaqub Yusuf Al Hamadani

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Death:1140

The founder of the Naqshbandiya order. Though Bahauddin Naqshbandi is considered by some to be its founder because the tariqa bears his name, the Naqshbandi history Rashahat Ain Al Hayat, written by Fakhruddin Ali, started with Abu Yaqub while his Khalifa Abdul Khaliq was mentioned as a great organiser. The tariqa was also known by the name of Khwajagn. Bahauddin Naqshbandi (1318-1389) spread the Tariqa widely outside central Asia, the order spread into Anatolia, Kuridstan and India.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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