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Sayed Delaor Husaein

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Shrine of Sayed Delaor Husaein at Bagh-e Husaeini

Sayed Delaor Husaein (Bengali: ছৈয়দ দেলাওয়ার হোসাইন) (1893-1982) was a Sufi Saint[1] and a remarkable author of Maizbhanderi Sufi Order,[2][3] also known as Dela Moyna means talking bird, Osi-e-Gausul Azam.[4] He was grandson of Hadrath Gausul Azam Maizbhanderi.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Cover page of Alakar Renesaar Jooger akti dik, By: Sayed Deloar Hosain Maizbhanderi, Published: 1974 AD, a rare collection belongs to the Rahe Bhander Archive

He born at Maizbhandar on February 27, 1893 AD according to Falgun 13, 1299 BC at Chittagong District in Bangladesh. His primary education began at own grandfather while at 5.[4]


His father Sayed Faizul Haque died when he was only 9 and while aged 13; he lost his grandfather[5] Sayed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi, the founder[1] of Maizbhanderi Sufi Order. After 43 days of his grandfather, Sayed Meer Hasan the only brother also died; was elder. His spouse Sayeda Sajeda Khatun was a daughter of Baba Bhanderi.[4] According to the genealogical lineage he is a descendant of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed, lineage goes to the Prophet[6] through Sayed Abdul Qader Gilani and Fatimah Zahra. His grandfather lovingly used to utter him Dela Moina in fact, among grandfather's millions[7] of Sufi followers, Sayed Delaor Husaein became well known as Dela Moina.[4][5]

Sufi perspective[edit]

He was a well-known Sufi ‍Saint and Author of Maizbhanderi Sufi Order. His works represented the thought and rituals of this Sufi order in an academic approach.[8] Sayed Delaor Husaein himself wrote in his book, according to commandment of the founder of Maizbhanderi Sufi Order, became initiated to Sufi Tariqa /Bay'ah /Baiyath (Bengali: বাইয়্যাত) to his earliest khalīfa Choto Moulana Sayed Aminul Huq Wasel Miazbhanderi[9] along with own mother, brother and sister at a time[10] at his early age. Meanwhile, another two predeceased Sufi saints Sayed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi and Sayed Golamur Rahman Maizbhanderi were also his Sufi Master.[4][11]

Published works[edit]

His writings, in Bengali language narrating in depth the history and rituals of Maizbhanderi Sufi Order, have achieved an academic value[8] of primary resources while other researchers has been working on the aspect of Maizbhanderi Sufi philosophy in fact, most of the other contemporary authors’ works found in Arabic and Urdu Language. Defining the Maizbhanderi Sufi perspective, there globally a number of research work has already published by different institute and individuals. Among those, The research report, ‘Refugee Review Tribunal, Australia’, has published by the Research & Information Services Section of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) of Australia has published[7] with the reference of Professor Manzurul Mannan. Aside, Professor Carl W. Ernst[12] of North Carolina University, Professor Peter J. Bertocci[13] of Oakland University, Professor Hans Harder[14] of Heidelberg University, Professor Salim Jahangir[15] the previous research fellow of Bangla Academy and presently of the Finish Academy, Finland are mostly noteworthy.

One of his 10 books, Belayet-e-Mutlaka (Bengali: বেলায়তে মোত্‌লাকা) has translated into English meanwhile, the Other nine books are[4][8]

  1. Gausul Azam Maizbhandarir Jiboni O Karamat (Bengali: গাউছুল আজম মাইজভান্ডারীর জীবনী ও কেরামত/ Life sketch of Hadrath Qibla)
  2. Gothontontro (Bengali: গঠনতন্ত্র/ Constitution)
  3. Protibad Lipi (Bengali: প্রতিবাদ লিপি/ Opposed Script)
  4. Alakaar Renesaar Joog-er Akti Dik (Bengali: এলাকার রেনেসাঁ যুগের একটি দিক/ an aspect of the regional renaissance era)
  5. Bisso Manobotai Belayet-er Shorup (Bengali: বিশ্ব মানবতায় বেলায়তের স্বরূপ/ True Belayet in the aspect of global humanity)
  6. Manob Shovvota (Bengali: মানব সভ্যতা/ Human civilization)
  7. Milad-e Nabbi Wo Tawalled-e Gausia Bengali: মিলাদে নববী ও তাওয়াল্লোদে গাউছিয়া
  8. Muslim Acaar Dormo (Bengali: মুসলিম আচার ধর্ম/ Muslims’ Traditional religion)
  9. Mul Tatto ba Tajkiaa-e Mokhtasar- 1st part (Bengali: মূল তত্ত্ব বা তজকীয়ায়ে মোখতাছার- ১ম খন্ড/ The ultimate fact in a brief - 1st Part)


In 1949, Sayed Delaor Husaein established an organization named, Anjuman-e Muttabein-e Gause Maizbhandari (Bengali: আঞ্জুমানে মোত্তাবেয়ীনে গাউছে মাইজভান্ডারী) still having a massive contribution across the country.[7][16][17] Before his death he selected his 3rd son Syed Emdadul Hoque among his 5 sons and 6 daughters as sajjadinshin of holy shrine of Gousal Azam Ahmedullah Maizbhandari to succeed him in his absence in spreading the teaching of great Sufi and his grandfather Gousal Azam Moulana Shah Sufi Ahmedullah Maizbhandari. sp.[4] Latterly, his elder son Sayed Ziaul Haq also[18] played a remarkable role in Maizbhanderi Sufi Order and become established as a famous Sufi Saint.


While 90, Sayed Delaor Husaein left the worldly life on Saturday morning, January 16, 1982 AD according to Magh 2, 1388 BC. He placed to rest in peace at a graveyard named Bagh-e Hosaini (Bengali: বাগ-এ হোসাইনি) in Maizbhander.[4][19][20]

Before this great man died he already selected his 3rd son Syed Emdadul Hoque to succeed him (as sajjadanshin of the holy shirine of Gousal Azam Ahmadullah Maizbhandari )in his absence in spreading the Sufi teaching of his grandfather Gousal Azam Moulana Shah Sufi Syed Ahmadullah Maizbhandari.

See also[edit]

  • List of Sufi Saints of South Asia
  • Khalifa of Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi
  • Sayed Ziaul Haq Maizbhanderi
  • Sufism
  • Ghous-e-Azam
  • Ibn Arabi
  • Dervish
  • Fakir


  1. 1.0 1.1 Daily Purbakon (March 30, 2014). "Alhajj Shah Sufi Mufit Abdul Malek Shah Rah – (There inscribe: He learned Sufism from Sayed Delaor Husaein Maizbhanderi, a decedent of the founder of Maizbhanderi Tariqa Hadrath Gauslul Azam Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi/অছিয়ে গাউছুল আজম শাহসুফি সৈয়দ দেলাওয়ার হোসাইন আল মাইজভান্ডারী হতে মহান তরীক্বতের শিক্ষা গ্রহন করেন)".
  2. Alan Godlas. "Sufism -- Sufis -- Sufi Orders/ Sufism's Many Paths".
  3. "Benglali News Media: The Daily Azadi, Title: The URUS Festival of Gaus-e-Azam Maizbhanderi since today, Published on: January 21, 2014, Last page, 3rd column".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Maizbhander Sharif an emblem of human regalement. "Hazrat Moulana Shah Sufi Sayed Delawor Hossain Maizbhadnari (R)".
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Maizbhander Darpan; Sufism Chapter. "Sacred Biography – (There inscribe: Beloved and dearest grandson of Hadrath Gausul Azam Maizbhanderi was Hadrath Shah Sufi Delaor Husaien Maizbhanderi/ হযরতের প্রিয়তম পৌত্র,তাহার নয়নমণি,হযরত মাওলানা শাহছুফী সৈয়দ দেলাওয়ার হোসাইন)".
  6. Benglai News Media: Daily Ajadi, Published on: December 9, 1998 Columnist: Sayed Golam Morshed, Column Title: (A Biography of) Qutub Al-Ershad Hadrath Moulana Sayed Aminul Haque Wasel Al-Maizbhanderi / কুতুবুল এরশাদ হযরত মওলানা সৈয়দ আমিনুল হক ওয়াছেল আল-মাইজভান্ডারী (কঃ)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Refugee Review Tribunal, AUSTRALIA, Page: 01 ('has over 10 million active devotees and supporters across the world'), Prepared by: the Research & Information Services Section of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT)" (PDF).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 M. Abdul Mannan Chowdhury. "The Role of Maizbhandari Philosophy".
  9. Maizbhander Sharif an emblem of human regalement. "Hazrat Moulana Shah Sufi Sayed Delawor Hossain Maizbhadnari {Hazrat Moulana Sayed Aminul Huq Wasel Miazbhandari is his Pir-e-Bait (guide who showed the path of divine love) and Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari and Hazrat Baba Bhandari are his Pir-e-Tafaiuz (guide who gave divine blessings). Hazrat Baba Bhandari is the father-in-law of Hazrat Delawor Hossain Maizbhandari}".
  10. Theoretical Bengali book on Maizbhanderi philosophy: Alakar Renesaar Juuger Akti Dik Bengali: এলাকার রেনেসাঁর যুগের একটি দিক {Sayed Deloar Hosain the grandson of Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi narrated that, "once at that time he, (Choto Moulana) came to the inner room of our house and said, 'the commandment of Hajrath (Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi) is to show and teach (all of) you the indeed fact of Sufism according to Bay'ah/Bayath’, (Bengali: হযরতের নির্দেশ, তোমাদেরকে বাইয়্যাতের মাধ্যমে তা’লিম- ত্বল্কীন দিই). In that case, my elder brother Sayed Mir Hassan, I (Sayed Delwar Hossain), my sister Sayeda Sofura Khatun and our mother together became initiated/Bay'ah"}, Author: Sayed Delwar Hossain Maizbhanderi, Published on: 1974 AD
  11. Daily Chandpur Kantha (March 24, 2014). "Alhajj Shah Sufi Dr. Sayed Didarul Haq Maizbhanderi arriving at Chandpur today – (There inscribe: Sayed Delaor Husaien Maizbhanderi, The Sajjadanashin OSCIE-e Gauslul Azam Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi/ গাউসুল আজম মাওলানা শাহ্ছুফী আহমদ উল্যাহ্ (কঃ) এর গদির একমাত্র সাজ্জাদানশীন অছি-এ-গাউছুল আযম মাওলানা শাহসুফী সৈয়দ দেলাওয়ার হোসাইন মাইজ ভান্ডারী)".
  12. "Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, p. 22, ISBN 1403960275, 9781403960276, Autor: Carl W. Ernst & Bruce B. Lawrence".
  13. Bertocci, Peter J. (February 2006). "A Sufi movement in Bangladesh: The Maijbhandari tariqa and its followers". Contributions to Indian Sociology. 40 (1): 1–28. doi:10.1177/006996670504000101.
  14. "Sufism and Saint Veneration in Contemporary Bangladesh: The Maijbhandaris of Chittagong (Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies), Author: Hans Harder, Head of Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, Heidelberg University".
  15. Research work: Maizbhanderi Sondorshon (Bengali: মাইজভান্ডারী সন্দর্শন), Author: Salim Jahangir PhD, Publisher: Bangla Academy, Published on: June 1999
  16. Islamic Movements. "SAARC HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2006 (Sayed Najibul Bashar Maizbhandari resigned from the party, protesting the government's 'failure to act' against Jamaat-e-Islami)" (PDF).
  17. "Bengali News Media: Daily Azadi, Headline: Meeting of Anjuman-e Maizbhanderi Katirhat Branch held (শিরোনাম: আঞ্জুমানে গাউছে মাইজভান্ডারী কাটিরহাট শাখার সভা অনুষ্ঠিত), Date: January 12, 2013".
  18. Daily Purbakon (October 11, 2014). "Bisso Wali (The Global Sufi Saint) Shahenshah Sayed Ziaul Haque Maizbhanderi is the paternal grandson of Gausul Azam Sayed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi, Maternal grandson of Hadrath Golamur Rahman Maizbhanderi and elder son of Hadrath Sayed Delaoar Husaine Maizbhanderi {বিশ্বঅলি শাহানশাহ্ হযরত সৈয়দ জিয়াউল হক মাইজভারী (ক.) হচ্ছেন হযরত গাউসুল আজম সৈয়দ আহমদ উল্লাহ (ক.) মাইজভারীর (১৮২৬-১৯০৬) প্রপৌত্র, হযরত গোলামুর রহমান (ক.) মাইজভারীর (১৮৬৫-১৯৩৭) দৌহিত্র এবং হযরত সৈয়দ দেলাওয়ার হোসাইন (ক.) মাইজভারীর (১৮৯২-১৯৮২) প্রথম পুত্র}".
  19. Ziyarat Explained / Pilgrimage sites. "Sites by country/Bangladesh".
  20. Islamic Movements. "Mazar Sharif of Hazrat Sayed Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari".

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