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Episode 5 – Exploring India with Faizal Sayed

On Episode 5, we visit the the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Qutabuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki. Qutub ul Aqtab Hazrat Khwaja Syed Muhammad Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (born 1173-died 1235) was a renowned Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and scholar of the Chishti Order from Delhi, India.

He was the disciple and the spiritual successor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti as head of the Chishti order and the person to whom the Qutub Minar, Delhi is dedicated. Before him the Chishti order in India was confined to Ajmer and Nagaur.

He played a major role in establishing the order securely in Delhi. His Dargah in Mehrauli, the oldest Dargah in Delhi, is the venue of his annual Urs. The Urs was held in high regard by many rulers of Delhi like Qutbuddin Aibak, Iltutmish who built a nearby stepwell, Gandhak ki Baoli for him, Sher Shah Suri who built a grand gateway, Bahadur Shah I who built the Moti Masjid mosque nearby and Farrukhsiyar who added a marble screen and a mosque.

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