List of Sufi saints

Sufi saints or Wali (Arabic: ولي‎, plural ʾawliyāʾ أولياء) played an instrumental role in spreading Islam throughout the world.[1] In the traditional Islamic view, a saint is portrayed as someone "marked by [special] divine favor ... [and] holiness", and who is specifically "chosen by God and endowed with exceptional gifts, such as the ability to work miracles."[2]

The mausoleum of Ahmad Yasawi who was also considered a Sufi saint and poet in Turkistan, current day Kazakhstan.


Mosque and shrine of Sayyid Baha ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. After whom the Naqshbandi Golden Chain is named after.
Quranic calligraphy inscribed on the walls of the famous 12th century Islamic saint, scholar, jurist and theologian Jalal ad-Din Rumi in Konya, Turkey.
Mosque and shrine of Imam Al-Mursi Abu'l-'Abbas, in ميدان المساجد، الجمرك، Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt.
Shrine of Pir Hadi Hassan Bux Shah Jilani,Duthro Sharif,Sanghar,Sindhi,Pakistan

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