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Name  Anwarmiya Kaji

Anwarmiya Ajamiya Kaji was a poet from Gujarat, India.

Life

Anwarmiya was born in 1843 in Visnagar to Ajamiya Anumiya. His family had roots in Arabia who moved to Patan and served as Kaji. They were granted Visnagar for activity so they settled there. Anwarmiya had interest in spirituality since his childhood. At the age of 12, he served Premmast Saiyyd Saheb when he visited Visnagar and had deep influence of him. Initially resided at lonely places but later moved to old mosque in Kajiwada on insistence of his relatives and followers. He visited Mecca and Madina in 1881. He contacted illness and moved to Palanpur where he died on 22 October 1916. A mausoleum was built over his resting place and the Urs is organised there every year.

He had knowledge of six schools of Hindu philosophy and Yoga. His poetry Anwarkavya has several spiritual poems about Bhakti. He composed in Gujarati and Urdu. His poetry defines Bhakti in form of Sufism.

References

Anwarmiya Kaji Wikipedia


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