12 Mar

Baba Shah Jamal

Baba Shah Jamal was one of our ancestors. Hazrat Syed Shah Jamal was born in 1588 CE.

The Urs Mubarik is conducted every year at 3rd, 4th and 5th Rabbi Ul Thani (ربيع الثاني) and in 2016 the dates are 13,14,15th of January. He is also known as Hussaini Syed. His father’s name was Syed Ahmad Shah bin Syed Shah Dolat Qattal (Dolat Khishan). Syed Shah Jamal was the 7th descendant of Makhdoom Syed Sadruddin Rajan Qattal, who was a son of Makhdoom Syed Sultan Ahmad Kabir Bin Makhdoom Syed Jalaluddin Surkh-Posh Bukhari.

Tomb of Shah Jamal in Lahore

Tomb of Shah Jamal in Lahore


Syed Shah Jamal belonged to the school of Qadiriyyah and Suhrawardiyya. He lived in Ichra at the time of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. The emperor, along with the council of his advisers, introduced the Din-i-Ilahi (“Divine Faith”) a syncretic religion intended to merge the best elements of the religions of his empire (primarily Hinduism and Islām; elements were also taken from Christianity, Jainism and Zoroastrianism) and thereby reconcile the sectarian differences that divided his subjects. Syed Shah Jamal fought against Akbar’s Din-i-Ilahi and brought the people back towards the actual spirit of Islam. The saint died in 1671 CE and was buried at Shah Jamal Colony Tomb of Shah Jamal near Muslim town, opposite to Forman Christian (FC) College. The area has been named Shah Jamal in his honour.


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