Mazar of Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Mazar of Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Some forty miles from Philadelphia, among the rolling hills and tall trees of Chester County, is the Mazar, the resting place of Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, the Sufi saint, and founder of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, who passed away in 1986.
This beautiful Mazar, the first in the United States, was conceived, designed, and built by the members of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, and dedicated in 1987.
Since that time it has become an important destination for pilgrims from all over the world who wish to pay their respects to this remarkable Sufi teacher.
All are welcome to visit the Mazar of Sheikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.) between sunrise and sunset everyday.
Please read this helpful and important information before traveling to the Mazar.
For groups who wish to visit the Mazar please contact Muhammad Abdullah, the caretaker of the Mazar or Muhammad Abdul Lateef Hayden, Mosque Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 215-879-6300.The Mazar Address
20 Fellowship Drive,
East Fallowfield, PA 19320
East Fallowfield, PA 19320
Mosque of Shaikh M. R. Bawa MuhaiyaddeenIn May of 1984, barely six months after construction began, the exquisitely decorated Mosque of Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen was officially opened, in a beautiful, moving dedication ceremony.
The entire congregation recited the Suratul- Fatihah, and the Mu'azzin gave the call to prayer. In the talk that followed Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen reminds those present that "unity is the noblest ideal in our life."
In that spirit of unity and love, this Mosque, built by the members of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship has been opened for the five daily prayers (salat), Jum'ah prayers every Friday, as well as for early morning dhikr recitation (remembrance of God). We offer classes in Arabic, Qur'an recitation, Salat and introductory classes in Islam.
Here is the information about Sufi Shaikh,
Sufi Fazlur Rahman Kausar Niazi Quadri Chisti (April 10, 1914 – September 28, 1999)
Popularly known as “Baba” A personality of great many talents and virtues, An intellectual, He was a complete school of Sufism, Art, Poetry and Literature. He was born in Hyderabad, India, migrated to Karachi, Pakistan in 1949 and then to Dallas, Texas, USA in 1983. He lived a happily married life for 55 years, he lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment of it. He left a legacy of 8 Children, 23 Grand Children and 3 great grand Children.
He became an artist at a very early age and wrote poetry for presentation to the Nizam of Hyderabad in calligraphy. He was a master artist and poet. He won several awards and had a brilliant career. His huge wall size paintings adorn the walls of Arts Council in Karachi. His Calligraphy adorns the Grand Central Mosque in Richardson, Texas.
He took baith from his pir Professor Shah Abdul Ghani Chisti, Quadri, Niazi in 1961 and became an expert in tasawuf and his pir granted him the khilafat. His followers came from all religions and all walks of life.
He was the founding member of Bazme-e-Urdu, in Dallas, He painted portraits of famous poets like Ghaalib, Zouqh, Daagh, Momin, Zafar, Mir Takhi Mir, Hali, Sir Syed Iqbal and other legendary poets.
He wrote 4 books based on Tasawuf, Two in Urdu: 1) Allah Hi Allah 2) Tafseer-e-Sura Fateha and Two in English 1) Road to Eternity, 2) Importance of Baith in Islam.
He was the greatest Sufi in the Dallas area. He breathed his last on September 28, 1999 and he was laid to rest at the MUSLIM CEMETERY at the northeast corner of Highway 380 and Ripy Road (9 miles west of I-35) at the following address: 1105 GREENLEE STREET, DENTON, TEXAS, USA 76201