मुल्ला मोहम्मद सईद की कब्र, मुंगेर (Mullah Mohammad Sayyid Grave) – Dilawarpur – Munger

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This is situated on the top of the bastion at the southwest of the fort. The Mulla was a Persian poet and had come to India from Mazandaran near the Caspian Sea, during the reign of the Emperor Aurangzeb, who employed him as a tutor to his daughter Zebunnisa Begum. He was a poet of repute and enjoyed the favours of Prince Azim-us-shan, Aurangzeb’s grandson. The poet died at Munger in 1704 on his way to Mecca and was buried there. His grave is within the fort. The Mullah died in 1704 A.D. and his tomb existed, till the early years of the 20th Century, when it was demolished and the grave removed. This information is based on the District Gazetteer. But it is seen that Buchanan, who visited Munger hardly hundred year after the Mullah’s death, says nothing of him, nor does Hunter mention him in his Statistical Account of the district.

The quarter known as Dilawarpur contains the residence of a leading Muhammadan family known as the shah family. It traces back its descent to Hazrat Maulana Shah Mustafa Sufi, a man of great learning. Who was a native of Seistan in Persia. The fame of his learning reached the ears of Akbar, who invited him to his court in Delhi, where Akbar marched south to crush the rebellion of the Afghans in Bihar and Bengal, he was accompanied by Shah Mustafa Sufi, who distinguished himself in the field and made it clear that he possessed supernatural powers. Hearing of the holy life led by a saint of Munger, called Hazrat Shah Allahabad Arafin, and of the miracles he wrought; he gave up the idea of worldly career and came to Munger to meet the saint. As soon as Shah Mustafa Sufi looked upon the saint, he become insensible, and when he revived, found himself in possession of divine secrets. He became the disciple of the Hazrat, who made him Sajjada-nashin, and on his death in 1050 A.H. (1650 A.D.) he was buried in Dilawarpur, where his tomb can be be seen. His descendants still reside at Dilawarpur.