Amir Ahmad Bukhari (922 AH, Turkey)

Amīr Ahmad Bukhārī Naqshbandī Ahrārī was a well renowned Sufi master of the Naqshbandī Sufi Order in Istanbul. He was the spiritual successor of Mullā Abdullāh Ilāhī Simāvī, one of the distinguished deputies of Khwāja ʻUbaydullāh Ahrār quddisa-sirruhūm (may their secret be sanctified).

He came from Māwarāunnahr (Transoxiana) and settled in Anatolia (modern Turkey). Later, he established his own Sufi lodge in the Fatih district of Istanbul, called Amīr Bukhārī Tekke.

He died in 922 AH (1516).

Among his preserved writings is a book of Persian poetry called Dīvāncha. It includes 2 qasīdahs, 54 ghazals, 1 rubāʻī, 1 verse (bayt) and a Turkish ghazal. It is yet unpublished.


  1. “The contribution of the Ottoman Naqshbandis to the Persian language and literature. The case of Baba Niʻmatullah Nakhjivani and his Sharh-i Gulshan-i Raz.” By Prof. Necdet Tosun, Faculty of Theology, Marmaa University, Istanbul.
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