Khwaja Muhammad Zahid Wakhshi (852-936 AH)

Ḥaḍrat Khwāja Muḥammad Zāhid Wakhshī qaddas-Allahu sirruhu was one of the chief deputies of Khwāja ʻUbayd-Allāh Aḥrār quddisa sirruhu. He lived in Vakhsh (or Vakash), a small town in present-day Tajikistan, about 100 km South of the capital Dushanbe. He was a close relative of Mawlānā Yaʿqūb Charkhī, and according to Ḥaḍrāt al-Quds, he was his maternal grandson.

He was first initiated in the Naqshbandi Order by Khwāja Muḥammad Yūsuf who was a deputy of Mawlānā Yaʿqūb Charkhī quddisa sirruhuma.

He passed away on 1st Rabīʿ al-Awwal 936H (3/4 November 1529) in his hometown Vakhsh and was buried there. His tomb is a place of pilgrimage for the people.

His spiritual successor was his nephew Hadhrat Khwaja Durwesh Muhammad quddisa sirruhu.

The next in the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Tāhirī spiritual golden chain is Khwaja Durwesh Muhammad.


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One Response to Khwaja Muhammad Zahid Wakhshi (852-936 AH)

  1. YC says:

    You have mentioned, “His tomb is a place of pilgrimage for the people”.

    In fact there is no tomb. He went into a cave in Vakhsh and then disappeared. Some people in Vakhsh know this place.

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