Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh Hajweiri (Rahmatul Laahi ‘Alaieh) was both a Hasani and Husaieni Saiyyid.
He is the renowned Soofie Shaiekh of 5th century Hijri and is well known with his title Data Ganj Baksh the Bestow-er of Treasures. He was originally from Hajweir, a town in Ghazni (now Afghanistan), and later migrated to Lahore for the propagation of Islaam following the instructions of his Spiritual Master. He is known as the Imaam of Imaams and the paradigm of the Sunnites. He was firmly grounded in works of mortification and devotion, and was a great authority on the principles of Tasawwuf.
He wrote many books …the most famous of his book his masterpiece of Tasawwuf and the first book written on this topic in Persian, Kashaf al-Mahjoob. This is the most popular book of Tasawwuf all over the world. Sultaan ul-Auliya Shaiekh Nizaam ud-Deen Auliyaa [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh] is quoted to have said: “One who does not have a Murshid will find a Murshid by the blessings of reading this book.”
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