Shareef (Atak, Pakistan)
Shareef is approximately 65 kilometers from Rawalpindi.
This place was unknown to the world until Khwaja-e-Khwajgan
Baba Ji Syed Noor Muhammad (RA) arrived here with their
son Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (RA) in the 13th century
Hijrah. It was through Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad
(RA) and their descendents that the subcontinent was
to see and feel the Naqshbandi blessings expand rapidly.
Shareef is the biggest Naqshbandi Dargah (shrine) in
Pakistan and Kashmir, from whom Khanqah's such Alipur
Shareef, Eidgah Shareef, Mohra Shareef, Sharaqpur Shareef,
Dhangri Shareef, Bawali Shareef, Shadpur Shareef, Atrwali
Shareef, Nathyal Shareef, Aghar Shareef, Bughar Shareef,
Ghamkol Shareef, Alumhaar Shareef, Awan Shareef, Kayyan
Shareef and many many more have gained Fuyyooz from.
Approximately 72 Naqshbandi Khanqah's in Kashmir and
Pakistan have directly or indirectly attained Faiz from
Baba Ji Pir Syed Faqeer Muhammad (RA), Chura Shareef.
Pir Syed Kabeer Ali Shah Sahib and Pir Syed Shabeer
Ali Shah Sahib are Sajjada Nasheen of Aastana Chura
Shareef. Both Sheikh's have a very high spiritual status
and are Sahib-e-Huzoori. The light in their faces is
proof of the Pious Blood of Syyiduna Muhammad (sallallhu
alayhi wasallam) and their ancestry links to Huzoor
Sahib often says Huzoor Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz planted
the seed of Islam in the sub-continent but it was Mujaddid
Alf Thani Sheikh Ahmad Sarhandi (RA) who defended it
during the Akbar and Jahangeer trials against Islam.
There are four cemeteries where Bawa Ji Syed Noor Muhammad's
(Rahmatullah Alaih) descendants are resting.
oldest burial place is the blessed one in which Bawa
Ji Syed Noor Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih) is resting.
Alongside Bawa Ji are his three sons. This cemetery
is reserved for the descendants of the three brothers,
which in the local language is called the Darbaar.
Ji's fourth and youngest son, Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad
(Rahmatullah Alaih) moved to the village (the place
now Chura Shareef) at his father's order. Before Baba
Ji Sarkar moved here, people used to call this Bura
Maar (Brown Killer).
According to the documents of the land registry of 1826
CE, there was a big brown snake, which posed a major
threat to the locals, people were afraid to go anywhere
near the area. Baba Ji Sarkar moved here and settled
in, the locals requested to rid them of the snake, which
Baba Ji Sarkar miraculously did in no time. It is rather
astonishing, the very place people were afraid to go
became their central focus of attention and provider
of peace and tranquillity.
Ji's second cemetery is where Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad
(Rahmatullah Alaih) is resting. This is the cemetery
where Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih)
and his second youngest son, Hazrat Baba Ji Muhammad
Said Shah Sahib (Rahmatullah Alaih) and members of his
household are resting.