Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Qasim Sulaimani



Mausoleum of Qasim Sulaimani at Chunar, 1803's painting.



Qasim Sulaimani was an Afghan saint of great fame during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir. The latter suspected him of favouring the claims to the throne of his son Khusrau, and imprisoned him in the fortress of Chunar in 1606 where he died the following year. Sulaimani is a name by which the Afghans were known. His grandson Abdur-Razzak wrote a history of the Afghan tribes which was in the possession of Major H.G. Raverty (Reference: "Notes on Afghanistan", Raverty)

According to Asrar ul Afaghina, Shaikh Qasim was born at Peshawar in 956 Hijri, 1549 AD. [North Indian Notes and Queries, Volumes 1-2, 1892, p-163]