Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

Get access

Barnāvī ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Chishtī
(810 words)

Barnāvī ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad Chishtī (1007–88/1599–1677) wrote Chishtiyya-yi bihishtiyya (“The heavenly Chishtiyya,” c. 1076/1665–6), a tadhkira (hagiographic compilation) of the lives of a subgroup of Chishtī Ṣūfīs who lived in Barnāvā and Raprī, towns near Shikohabad, in Uttar Pradesh. Chishtiyya-yi bihishtiyya was dedicated to Dārā Shikūh (d. 1069/1659), the eldest son of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān (r. 1037–68/1628–57).

Little is known about the life of Shaykh ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn, but Chishtiya-yi bihishtiya is an important source on the Chishtīs of North India. It…

Cite this page
Haeri, Muneera, “Barnāvī ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Chishtī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25231>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



▲   Back to top   ▲