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Hazrat Shaikh Syed Asad Uddin Maroof Karkhi (رضی اللہ)

Hazrat Shaikh Syed Asad Uddin Maroof Karkhi (رضی اللہ) was the advisor and guardian of Muslims. He was great scholar and well known personality in the city.


He was the son of Feeroz or Firozan, he was the believer of Nassara religion when he accepted ISLAM he was named ALI. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Asad Uddin Maroof Karkhi (رضی اللہ) belongs to the family of Marzaban Al-Kirkhani. KIRKH is the area of Bughdad where he used to belong.

As his family was Nassarani so they took him to a nassarani scholar, the scholar asked him to say some verses according to nassarani but he have not said any single verse and kept on Tauheed. So once his scholar got angry and beaten him then he left that place and never went back.

After all somehow he met Hazrat Imam Syedina Ali Moosa Raza (عليه السلام), on his hand he accepted islam. Hazrat Imam Syedina Ali Moosa Raza (عليه السلام) used to love him a lot. He decided to spend time with him and become his student and learnt jurisprudence and Islam from him. After him his father also accepted Islam.

You took the allegiance of Hazrat Khuwaja Shaikh Abu Suleman Dawood Bin Naseer Tai (رضی اللہ) and obtained the permission of Khilafah, and you are also the descendants of Hazrat Khuwaja Shaikh Abu Suleman Dawood Bin Naseer Tai (رضی اللہ) caliph Akbar and Janasheen-E-Azam as well. You also received Khilafah and permission from Hazrat Imam Syedina Ali Moosa Raza (عليه السلام), but according to the advice of Hazrat Khuwaja Shaikh Abu Suleman Dawood Bin Naseer Tai (رضی اللہ), he Proceeded shijra and silsilah of Hazrat Syedina Imam Ali Raza (عليه السلام). In addition he got spiritual allegiance from Huzoor Nabi Kareem ﷺ, Sahaba Karam (رضی اللہ) and also from Hazrat Syedina Imam Hasan (عليه السلام) and Hazrat Syedina Imam Hussain (عليه السلام).

Hazrat Allama Abul Nadeem wrote that, you have reached Faiz from Shaikh Furqat Saji (رضی اللہ) as well as Hazrat Abu al-Abbas Muhammad Samak (رضی اللہ), Hazrat Sheeran Almani (رضی اللہ) and Khuwaja Shams Uddin Sajjad Nadi (رضی اللہ). In his companionship, completing the sciences of perfection and self-determination and learning of the method of worship and teaching, stepped in and walked in the midst of the supreme degree, and reached the perfection level.

Hazrat Shaikh Syed Asad Uddin Maroof Karkhi (رضی اللہ) returned from this mortal world and made unity with ALLAH on Friday 3rd of Muharram 200 AH as per (12th of August 815 AD). Your Shrine is located at Kirkh in Baghdad.