International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 10 (2018)

Mirat-ul-Arifin: The important source of Sufism in India


Irfan Askari

Since the ancient times India and Iran has a very deep relationship in the field of education, traditions, arts & culture etc. from ancient times. During the Sassanid era the Iranian came to India and stays here and learned Sanskrit. When he went back to Iran, he took away the Book “Panchtantra” and translated this book into Pahlavi language, which was the language of Iran at that era. After few centuries an Iranian scholar named Ibne Muqaffa translated this book into Arabic from Pahalavi language. After that this book has been translated many times into Persian language and many other languages of the world. In the light of reliable sources this interaction was the first intellectual interaction between India and Iran. Sufism also entered in the land of Indian sub-continent through the route of Iran. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was the first Sufi who came in India form a village of Chisht, presently located in the province of Hirat, Afghanistan. He founded the Chishtiya Silsilah (sect) in India and this sect was flourished all over India. Delhi, Badayun, Bengal, Punjab, and Deccan was became the prominent centre of this Sufi tradition. A number of sufis order flourished in South Asia during the medieval period. Most of the important saints of these orders (silsilahs) either belonged to Iran or spent some time in the Sufi centers of Iran. Persian literature received a lot of attention because the most of works on tasawuf like the teachings of sufis, Malfoozat, & Tazkirah were important source of Persian literature during medieval era. A vast number of works were written on sufis. Our understanding of the sufistic literature is greatly enhanced by these books and most of the works of this period provide us a fairly reliable source of information.
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Irfan Askari. Mirat-ul-Arifin: The important source of Sufism in India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 10, 2018, Pages 138-139
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