Hazrat Khwājā Alā’uddīn al-Attār al-Bukhārī radiyAllāhu anhu (d.804H) was son-in-law and the chief deputy of the founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi order Hadhrat Khwaja Baha ad-Din Naqshband al-Bukhari radiyAllāhu anhu.
He passed away on Wednesday 20 Rajab 804 AH (23 February 1402). He is buried at Jafaaniyan, Transoxiana (Uzbekistan).
Among his deputies, the famous ones are the following:
- His noble son, Khwājā Hasan Attār quddisa sirruh (d.826 AH), who was also one of the leading shaykhs of the Naqsbhandiyyah. He left one son named Khwājā Yūsuf Attār and many other deputies who spread this noble path.
- Mawlānā Nizām al-Dīn Khāmūsh. He was a man of miracles. Among his deputies was Shaykh Sa’d al-Dīn Kāshgharī.
- Sayyid Sharīf al-Jurjānī (d.824 AH). He is the author of these books:
- Wahdat al-Wujūd (The Unicity of Being)
- Ta’rīfāt (Definitions)
The next in the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Tāhirī spiritual golden chain is Shaykh Ya’qūb Charkhī.