Ajimpur Dayra Sharif – Official 🕌 Dayrasharif
In the 13th century, twelve Muslim saints came to Bengal from Baghdad,climbing on the back of a giant fish and crossing the impassable sea under the leadership of Bakhtiyar Mahiswar. They landed at Sandwip in Chattogram. However, some sources say that they came in a barge, a boat shaped like a fish. This type of boat was uncommon to the locals; so they mistook it for a giant fish. This is how Bakhtiyar earned the title Mahiswar (Bengali: মাহিসাওয়ার, romanized: Mâhi-Savâr).[self-published source?]
Bakhtiyar Mahiswar was a descendant the daughter of Muhammad, Fatimah. Two children were born in the womb of his wife who was a descendant of Abu Bakr Siddiq – Syed Jahan Shah and Syed Muhammad Haya Shah. Syed Haya Shah, the second son of Mohammad Bakhtiyar Mahi Swar, appeared in the lineage of Dayem, the founder of the Dayera Sharif.
Dayem is believed to have shown many miracles and divine activities. In the 18th century, his murshid asked him to follow four orders:
- To stay in Dhaka city under siege (Dayera)
- To put his trust in Allah in all matters and in all circumstances.
- To take a spouse
- To arrange feasts for the common and oppressed.
In response to this, he asked, “Where shall I stay in Dhaka?”. Murshid ordered him to dive into the Laldighi, a lake of Chattogram; then engage himself in preaching Islam in the area where he would rise in Dhaka. Acting accordingly, he dived in and immediately floated in a pond in a crowded place of Azimpur in Dhaka. This is the place where the Dayera Sharif is situated at present.