Hazrat Makhdum Shaikh Sharafuddin Yahya Maneri

Bihar Sharif,Bihar, India

History

Popularly known as Makhdum ul Mulk Bihari, his name was Ahmed ibn Shaikh yahya, title Sharfuddin , and he claimed his descent from one of the prophet's Uncle's, Zubair ibn Abdul Muttalib (radh) , belonging to the Hashimite clan of Quraish of Mecca. His grandfather, Maulana Muhammed Tajuddin (rah) , a contemporary of shabuddin ghori , was a Celebrated Scholar and mystic who had emigrated to Manyar in Bihar ( the town is presently known as Maner) from the town of Al Khalil in Syria. ( Al Khalil , drawing its name from the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) who is stated to be buried there , is at a distance of about 24 kilometers from Jerusalem. The town now forms a part of Jordan).
The maternal grandfather of Ahmad Sharfuddin, Shaikh Shahabuddin jag jot ( the light of the world) was also a renowned mystic shaikh of suharwardiyah order. Belonging to kashgar, he had come down to jathli, a village about 5 kilometers from patna. A spiritually animated soul reputed for his piety , he too came of the lineage of imam Hussein (radh) . Ahmed Sharfuddin was thus a lineal descendant of the prophet (S.A.W) from his mother's side also.
Shaikh Ahmed Sharfuddin was born on the last Friday of Sha'ban , 661 A.H at Maner.

Additional Info

This saint is credited to have converted many Hindus in districts of Patna, Bihar Sharif, Gaya, Jehanabad, Arwal, Nawada, Jamui and Sheikhpura. Muslims celebrate Urs every year at his shrine in Badi Dargah.

How to Reach: It is located 75 km from Patna, the capital of Bihar state. The town is well connected by road to major cities like Patna, Rajgir, Nalanda, Harnaut, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad, koderma, Kolkata, Gaya, Hazaribag, Jahanabad, Bakhtiyarpur, Barh, Ramgarh. Being the district headquarters, there is a regular bus service to all major hubs in the region. Bihar sharif junction is located on the broad gauge branch line connecting Bakhtiyarpur and Tilaiya via Rajgir. The town is served by a direct daily superfast train to New Delhi. Besides there are numerous passenger connections to the state capital Patna and Rajgir from where rest of India is well connected. Very recently the Fatuha-Islampur branch line has been connected with this route. Extension of passenger services to inter-link Bihar Sharif with Hilsa, Sheikhpura and Gaya is partially started in 2013. The nearest airport is Patna Airport. Domestic flights to major Indian cities are available from there. The dargah is 3km from B,
Nearest City : Bihar Sharif
Nearest Bus Stop : Paharpura
Nearest Airport : Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport Patna
Nearest Railway Station : Bihar Sharif Railway Station
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