UPSC History Bhakti, Sufi Tradition Question Bank Religious Movements: Bhakti / Sufism/ Sikhism / Others

  • question_answer Who was the founder of the Sufi order in India?

    A)  Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

    B)  Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

    C)  Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya

    D)  Sheikh Nasiruddin Mahmud

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was the founder of the Sufi order in India. The Chisti order was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami ("the Syrian") in Chisht, some 95 miles east of Herat in present-day western Afghanistan. Moinuddin Chisti established the order in India, in the city of Ajmer in North India.


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