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Hadhrat Sayyid Nūr Muhammad Badāyūni, may Allah be pleased with him, was one of the shining pearls of the Naqshbandi order. He was a Sayyid, that is, a descendant of the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu alaihi waSallam.

He completed the study of the Islamic sciences at the age of eighteen, from his teacher Muhammad Sharīf (d. 1124H/1712).

The holy grave of Sayyid Nūr Muhammad Badāyūni in Delhi

He received sufi training and spiritual blessings from Khwaja Muhammad Saif ad-Dīn Sirhindi Fārūqi, the grandson of Imam Rabbani Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi. After his shaykh’s demise, he received spiritual guidance from Hadhrat Hāfiz Muhammad Mohsin Dehlavi, who was the grandson of Shaykh Abdul Haqq Muhaddis Dehlavi.

His back had curved due to excessive murāqiba (meditation).

He had a strong kashf and would easily observe the spiritual light or darkness in the hearts of his disciples. Once a murīd of him was coming to him, and on his way he looked upon a non-mahram woman. Upon arrival, the shaykh told him that he was affected with the darkness of Zina (adultery), and it seemed that he had looked upon a non-mahram. Once his servant met an alcoholic. When he came to the shaykh, he told him that I see darkness of alcohol in you, perhaps you have met an alcoholic. Then he said that meeting with the Fāsiq (sinful) people disturbs the Nisbah (spiritual state).

The great Naqshbandi master and sufi poet Hadhrat Mirza Mazhar Jān-e-Jānān (d. 1195 AH) was his khalifa and successor. He used to say that Hadhrat Sayyid’s kashf was so powerful that sometimes what we could not see with our physical eyes, he would see with his spiritual eyes.

Sayyid Nūr Muhammad was an example of extreme piety and taqwa. He never ate from the food of the wealthy. If he had to loan a book from some person, he would not start reading until three days later, and would say that the books are also affected by the darkness of the company of wealthy.

He passed away on 11 Dhu al-Qada 1135 AH (12 or 13 August 1723) and is buried in Delhi,  near the shrine of Khwaja Nizāmuddīn Auliya.

Millions of Naqshbandi followers today receive his spiritual Fayd in their hearts. Even the founder of the Tablighi Jama’at Muhammad Ilyās Kāndhalvi used to meditate at his noble grave for receiving blessings.

The next in the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī Tāhirī spiritual golden chain is Mirzā Mazhar Jān-i-Jānān.

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The gravestone with names of his spiritual masters

Grave of Sayyid Noor Muhammad Badayuni

The noble grave of Sayyid Noor Muhammad Badayuni (in the back), in Delhi

Graveyard Sayyid Noor Muhammad

Graveyard Sayyid Noor Muhammad, Delhi

Grave Sayyid Noor Muhammad Badayuni

The blessed grave of Sayyid Noor Muhammad Badayuni, Delhi

The noble grave of Sayyid Noor Muhammad

The noble grave of Sayyid Noor Muhammad from side, Delhi

It is narrated by ‘Umar bin al-Khattāb that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:

"Among Allāh’s servants there are some who are neither prophets nor martyrs but on the Day of Judgement the prophets and the martyrs will envy their grades. The Companions asked: ‘O Messenger of Allāh, tell us, who are those people?’ He replied: ‘those are the people who love one another on Allāh’s count. They are neither related to one another nor do they have any property to exchange. I swear on Allāh that they will have faces of light,they will be on pulpits of light. They will not have any fear when others will be afraid, they will not have any grief when others will be aggrieved.’ Then he recited the verse: Beware! No doubt, there is no fear for the friends of Allāh nor shall they be sad and sorrowful. "

[Qur’ān (Yūnus, Jonah) 10:62.]

Abū Dāwūd, Sunan, b. of ijārah (wages) 3:288 (#3527); Bayhaqī, Shu‘ab-ul-īmān, (6:486#8998,8999); Khatīb Tabrīzī, Mishkāt-ul-masābīh, b. of adab (good manners) ch.16 (3:75-6#5012).  [src: Ch3 of Beseeching for Help, Tahir-ul-Qadri]