Syed Ghulam Mohiyyuddin Gilani
|Syed Ghulam Mohiyyuddin Gilani|
|Order||Sufism Qadiriyya Chishti Order|
|Other names||Babuji Golra Sharif|
Golra Sharif, British India (present-day Pakistan)
|Died||22 June 1974 (aged 83)|
Golra Sharif, Pakistan
|Children||Syed Ghulam Moinuddin Gilani|
Syed Shah Abdul Haq Gilani
|Parents||Meher Ali Shah|
|Based in||Golra Sharif|
|Title||Pir, The Jagat Pir (The Pir of all)|
|Predecessor||Meher Ali Shah|
Peer Syed Ghulam Mohiyyuddin Gilani alias Babuji, (born December 1891) was a Sufi scholar from Golra Sharif, Pakistan belonging to the Chishti order. He was the son of Peer Meher Ali Shah and remained the Sajjada Nashin of shrine Golra Sharif for thirty seven years (from 1937 to 1974).
Education[edit | edit source]
Allegiance and caliphate (Khilafat)[edit | edit source]
After completion of the intellectual and spiritual knowledge, his father granted him the caliphate (khilafat) and permission but he did not prepare to make Murid (spiritual disciple) to anyone. Even that his father Peer Meher Ali Shah said, “Who will make the disciple on his hand, then I am responsible for him.” 
The concept of Wahdat ul Wajood (Ultimate Unity of Being)[edit | edit source]
Following the example of his father, Ghulam Mohiyuddin was a firm adherent to the concept of Ibn Arabi's ideology of "Wahdat-ul-Wajood" (Ultimate Unity of Being). According to him, the Divine Will is at work behind all that is happening in the universe. The Divine Will which is absolute and everlasting manifests itself in the diverse aspects of this universe.
Role in Pakistan movement[edit | edit source]
Syed Ghulam Mohiyyuddin played an important part in the Pakistan Movement. When some of the people threatened to kill non-Muslim families residing in Golra Sharif, he intervened on the non-Muslims' behalf, provided them with security and later on accompanied them to the Indian border when they were leaving Pakistan for India. He extended a helping hand to even those families wishing to cross the border and live in India. He would take piles of clothing and dry rations to supply to those who were arriving in a state of deplorable misery. As reported by a large number of non-Muslims refugees here and across the border, they were deported to their places with great security and he paid special attention to their protection.
Death[edit | edit source]
Ghulam Mohiyuddin died on 22 June 1974 after prolonged illness and was buried next to his father in Golra Sharif.
References[edit | edit source]
- Bennett, Clinton; Ramsey, Charles M (2012-03-01). South Asian Sufis: Devotion, Deviation, and Destiny. ISBN 9781441135896. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- Imran Ali Teepu (15 February 2009). "Pir Naseeruddin laid to rest (grandson of Syed Ghulam Mohiyyuddin Gilani)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- Central Jamia Masjid – a 115-year-old symbol of Muslim unity (Central Jamia Masjid inaugurated by Meher Ali Shah) Dawn (newspaper), Published 4 June 2018, Retrieved 30 August 2018
- "Profile of Syed Ghulam Mohiyyuddin Gilani". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
- "Early Life and Education".
- Mehr-e-Muneer. p. 368.
- "Hazrat Shah Ghulam Mohiuddin Al-Maroof Babu Ji رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ © Zia-e-Taiba".
- "Wahdat-ul-Wajood and Hazrat Babuji".
- "Role in Pakistan Movement".
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