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Habba Khatoon

Habba Khatoon was a 16th century Kashmiri mystic-poet and ascetic, who is also known as “Nightingale of Kashmir’. She was born in the small village Chandrahar just outside Samboora in…

Khwaja Abdul Karim Kashmiri

‘Kashmiris have always been at their intellectual Zenith’, writes the famous historian, G.M.D. Sufi, ‘and among those great Kashmiris who achieved international recognition, Khwaja Abdul Karim was the one who…

Gani Kashmiri

Due to his superb Persian poetry, Gani Kashmiri became famous in Iran also. His philosophical Persian poetry prompted Saib, a famous Persian poet, to travel all the way from Iran…

Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri

The valley of Kashmir has also produced the world famous Theologians and accomplished religious scholars. Among these Maulana Anwar Shah who was born in 1875 in Lolab area of the…

Sir Mohammad Iqbal

Among the Kashmiris of International repute, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, the greatest poet and philosopher of the continent, tops the list. Iqbal’s ancestors were the Kasmiri Pandits of the Saproo family…

Hazrat Mir Muhammad Hamdani

Hazrat Mir Muhammad Hamdani, the son of Hazrat Shah Hamdani, was born in 1372 AD. And received the rank of the spiritual heir from his father. It is said that…

Bulbul-e-Kashmir Hazrat Bulbul Shah

In the valley of Kashmir persons, who established through their actions and precepts, captivated the hearts of the people, called them to the true Religion and filled the hearts with…

Hazrat Payam Uddin alias Baba Rishi

Sheikh Alam Noor Uddin Noorani impressed upon the Kashmiri intellectuals, powerful men, and rulers, the reality and importance of Islam. He employed discourses, discussions, debates, revelations and miracles for the…

Sultan-Ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdum

Sheikh Hamza Makhdum, entitled Mehboob-Ul-Alam, and Sultan-Ul-Arifeen, was born to Baba Usman, of the Chandra-Vanshi Rajput family, a hereditary landlord, a scholar and a mystic saint of high order. Sheikh…

Sheikh-Ul-Alam Hazrat Noor-Uddin Wali

His year of birth is disputed. Some say it was 779 Hijri while others hold it as 757 Hijri. It is futile to go into the discussion here but under…