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Hazrat Khwājā Alā’uddīn al-Attār al-Bukhārī radiyAllāhu anhu (d.804H) was son-in-law and the chief deputy of the founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi order HadhratKhwaja Baha ad-Din Naqshband al-Bukhari radiyAllāhu anhu.

He passed away on Wednesday 20 Rajab 804 AH (23 February 1402). He is buried at Jafaaniyan, Transoxiana (Uzbekistan).

Among his deputies, the famous ones are the following:

  1. His noble son, Khwājā Hasan Attār quddisa sirruh (d.826 AH), who was also one of the leading shaykhs of the Naqsbhandiyyah. He left one son named Khwājā Yūsuf Attār and many other deputies who spread this noble path.
  2. Mawlānā Nizām al-Dīn Khāmūsh. He was a man of miracles. Among his deputies was Shaykh Sa’d al-Dīn Kāshgharī.
  3. Sayyid Sharīf al-Jurjānī (d.824 AH). He is the author of these books:
    1. Wahdat al-Wujūd (The Unicity of Being)
    2. Ta’rīfāt (Definitions)

The next in the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Tāhirī spiritual golden chain is Shaykh Ya’qūb Charkhī.

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A man asked the Prophet about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "When will the Hour be?" The Prophet said, "What have you prepared for it?" The man said, "Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Apostle." The Prophet said, "You will be with those whom you love." We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet (i.e., "You will be with those whom you love.") Therefore, I love the Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, and I hope that I will be with them beCause of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.

(Narrated by Anas - al-Buhkhari 5.37) [src: alim.org]