Kurnool,Andhra Pradesh, India


Hazarath Laubali took his auspicious birth in the 15th descent from Ghousul Azam. From Hazarath Syed-al-Hamavi, Hazarath Lateef Laubali had drawn immense spiritual grace and benefit which he faithfully transferred to his disciples and they drew benefits according to their desires.

Hazarath Syed Saifuddin Yahya the illustrious ancestor of Hazrath Laubali was the first saintly person of the Razakia line to have migrated from Baghdad to Hama (Syria) and settled down there permanently. His descendants later adopted it as an abode of their permanent settlement. Hazrath Lateef Laubali was also born in Hama. Hazrath Saifuddin was his tenth ancestor. At Hama Hazrath Syed Lateef Laubali was betrothed to his uncle's daughter, his cousin. But before the marriage could materialise he had to, under pre ordained dispensation, leave his home town.

From the country of Baghdad and of Syria seven celebrated saintly personages had made their augmented appearance in the Deccan (Shidya), they belonged to the exalted Qadria families. Abdul Lateef Laubali was one of those seven migrating saints. Hazarath came to the country of Deccan along with his lone companion Hazarath Miran Hussain -al- Hamavi. For a short time the two holy friends resided at one place and in the same mosque with their beds adjacent to each other. Afterwards Syed -ul- Abdal (Laubali) selected Kurnool as his permanent dwelling place. Hazarath Syed Miran Hussain -al- Hamavi turned towards Hyderabed to take up residence there. At the time of separation both strongly felt that their reunion in the physical world was not destined. But they believed that Allah had willed matrimonial alliance between their children which would make the revival and continuity of their kinship. Exactly it happened like wise. Hazarath Shaikh Mohiuddin Thani son of Hazarath Lateef -ul- Laubali migrated from Kurnool to Hyderabad and married the daughter of Hazarath Abdul Qadir Qadri Malkapuri son of Syed Miran Hussain -al- Hamavi. The author of Lateef -E- Qadria records that when Hazarath Lateef Laubali in obedience to the divine command set out abroad, " SIRU. FIL.ADH ” i.e., journey into the World he was in prime of age. He was accompanied by 50 mendicants. Before making entry into Kurnool he camped at the mosque in Alampur which subsequently acquired his name.

At that time Kurnool was commonly called Qamar Nagar . It was being ruled by Raja Gopal. Those were the times when morality was at its lowest ebb. There was no opportunity for disseminating the message of Islam. Accidentally one historic event synchronized with the grand eloquent entry of Hazarath Lateef Laubali in Alampur. Bitten by snake the beloved daughter of Raja Gopal died. Her mortal remains were being carried for cremation with band and music. Hazarath Laubali asked "what ceremonial of greetings it is"? his disciples replied, "gracious shaikh it is the ceremonial of mourning and not of greetings ". The corpse is of Raja's daughter . She has become victim to a snake's bite". This remark moved graciousness and generosity in Syed-ul-Abdal Hazarath Laubali . Immediately he commended his disciples to ascertain from the raja whether he would embrace Islam if Allah manifested through him. The truth of the Quranic verse “Allah extracts life from death and death from life”. The raja promised to join the fold of Islam along with all his dependents if such a miracle brought back his dead daughter to life. Reciting verses Hazarath Laubali caused all the snakes to assemble . The snake that had bitten the girl also appeared and suck back the poison. This is the symbolic of the inner divine spiritual grace that had descended from a high. Further with divine permission Hazarath Laubali forced the king of the snakes to give a pledge that no snake shall ever venture to bite his progeny both physical and spiritual.

Hazarath Laubali was mystically minded. He felt in himself a strong propensity to follow the precepts of the Prophet. He used to keep himself away from music. He was against hearing of praises of Allah and the Prophet with the accompaniment of instrumental music. Sometimes at dead of night he used to visit the outskirts of Kurnool in the forest and engage himself in prayer and meditation the only companion on such occasions happened to be the knower of the secrets, Hazarath Shaikh Ali. Truly did Shaik Ali observed, "if I had not recieved the company of Hazarath Lateef -e-Laubali and had not served him with devotion i fear this old man (referring to himself) with white hair would have not become a true Muslim and would have been damned to eternal perdition".
Once a son of a venerable person apparently lost in meditation visited the Dargah on the Urs-day. He lavishly spent money in preparing a sumptuous dinner and for singing the praises of the Saint with musical accompaniment. Shaikh Meeran, the servant in the Dargah fore warned him of incurring the displeasure of Allah and the Saint inviting definitely a punishment. The visitor neglected his warning. When the musical concert came into action the visitor immediately got an attack of stomach pain. It did not subside though treated by experts. At last the servant Shaikh Meeran removed the visitor to the door of the Saint's tomb. Through intercession of the servant, Shaikh Meeran, the lock of the door of the Dargah was washed with water and that water was administered to the visitor and the singer who had also suffered from the same affliction at once got relief from pain by Allah's grace that descended through the saint.

Hazarath Lateef Laubali believed in the doctrine of Wahdat-ul- wajud i.e., unity of being. It is also called unityism - that the existent is one. It was his want to acquire shuhud i.e., direct apprehension of the being and attributes of Allah through kashf i.e., inner sight or light. When a mystic makes a journey in Allah he conceptually becomes one with Him. This stage is also called muqham-e-fana-ahdiyyat. At this stage a mystic becomes forgetful of himself and attributes. The mystic influences everything and is influenced by everything being placed in wahdat.
Once a woodcutter who lived in his neighborhood was taking his bull laden with fuel. He whipped the bull severely. At once it was witnessed by Hazarath Laubali's face turned pale yellow. On enquiry he removed the shirt from his body and his disciples could clearly identify the marks of whipping which the bull had received . All who saw it felt ashamed. Unityism, indeed obliterates all relationships. The woodcutter was favorably influenced into accepting Islam even today meticulous care is observed in ensuring that no animatic creature near his tomb and above is either killed or tortured. Inadvertently if anybody kills any creature with an instrument or whip, he is instantly punished.

Hazarath Syed-ul-Abdal Laubali's demise took place on seventh zilhajja 1049 hijri.

Additional Info

It is also called as "Second Baghdad"

  How to Reach: From Rajiv Gandhi International Airport the dargah is 198 KM. It is 2 KM from Kurnool City and 2.5 KM from APSRTC Bus Stand. from Kids World Bus Stop the dargah is 900 m,

Nearest City : Kurnool
Nearest Bus Stop : Kids World Bus Stop
Nearest Airport : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Nearest Railway Station : Kurnool City
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