Hadrat Shaykh Sayyid Jamal ad-Din Dana Naqshbandi Ahrari was a renowned Sufi master of Gujarat, India.
He was born in the Middle East, possibly in Turkey. His father Sayyid Badshah Parda-Posh was of Husaini lineage of sayyids, and was martyred fighting with the Safavi Shia regime.
He was a disciple and deputy of Khwaja Muhammad Islam Juybari. His spiritual chain is following:
- Shaykh Jamal ad-Din Dana (d.1016 AH), deputy of
- Khwaja Muhammad Islam Juybari (d.971 AH)
- Makhdum-e-Azam Khwaja Ahmad Kasani
- Mawlana Muhammad Qazi
- Khwaja Ubaydullah Ahrar (d.895 AH)
Shaykh Jamal ad-Din migrated to Gujarat, India to propagate Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Order.
He died on 5 Muharram 1016 AH (1607 A.D). He had two sons:
- Khwaja Muhammad Hashim (or Qasim)
- Khwaja Abul-Husain
- Akabireen-e-Gujarat, by Hakim Suleman Kaflatvi
- Khwaja Muhammad Islam Juybari is mentioned in Nismat al-Quds of Khwaja Muhammad Hashim Kishmi.