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Maizbhandari is a liberated Sufi order established in Bangladesh in the 19th century by Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Ahmad Ullah Maizbhandari (1826 AD − 1906 AD), a descendant of Muhammad. Maizbhandari spent his childhood in his native Chittagong, and after finishing his secondary education, he was admitted to Calcutta Alia Madrasha (the Aliah University) for studies in Islamic religion and philosophy.
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According to Sufism and Islam, a Khalifa is an authorized person who is assigned to a particular task. Maizbhandari assigned Khalifa to spread Maizbhandari Sufism across the continent. Khalifa is considered to be a spiritual master who is assigned or appointed for Sufism practice. Hundreds of Khalifas live in different places, appointed for Maizbhandari teaching. A list of the original Khalifa's successors was published by one of his descendants, Delwar Hossain Maizbhanderi, in Gausul Azam Maizbhandarir Jiboni O Karamat (Life sketch of Hazrat Kebla Kaba).
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