Hazrat Sayed Shah Rasti (R) Mazar & Mosque

Type: Mosque/Eidgah
Contributed By: Nayeem ,Ekramul


Hazrat Sayed Shah Rasti (R.A) is a celebrated Sufi Muslim figure in Bengal. Shah Rasti’s name is associated with the Muslim movement into north-eastern Bengal and the spread of Islam in Bangladesh. He spread Islam in Bangladesh through Sufism, part of the long history of travel between the Middle East, Central Asia, Indian Subcontinent and East Asia. He was buried in Chandpur, Bangladesh, formerly known as Shahrasti, while the Thana, post office, Upazila, and School are named in his honor.

Early life and education: Shahrast’s date and place of birth is not certain. He was Born in Mecca, Arab and later moved to Bagdad, Iraq as a child with his family. He excelled in his studies a studied in Islamic study and Islamic theology. He achieved spiritual perfection (Kamaliyyah) after years of study and meditation.

Travel to India: According to legend, He came in India with a group of Muslim saints. All saints had a handful of soil, they had to choose to settle and propagate Islam in any place in India where the soil exactly matched. Shahrasti reached India in c.1300. He matched the soil with the soil of Camilla and stayed on a hill. But the place was wrong. After that, a tiger came to him to the right place where the soil exactly matched that later life.

During the later stages of his life, Shahrasti devoted himself propagating Islam. Under His guidance, thousands of Hindus and Buddhists converted to Islam. His brother Sayed Shah Mahbub and two companions were with him. He was unmarried; his Brother Shah Mahbub’s son Sayed Shah Giasuddin was his successor and descendant. His descendants are still living in beside the Dargah. He is buried in Chandpur in his Dargah (Tomb), which is located in Shahrasti, the area is named in his honor. His shrine is famous in Chandpur and throughout Bangladesh, with hundreds of devotes visiting daily.

How to go

This place is located in Shahrasti Upazila of Chandpur District. After reaching at Chandpur, you can take local buses to reach that Upazila. Then, take rickshaw or auto rickshaw to reach that mosque.

How To Reach: Chandpur District

There are several launches from Sadarghat, Dhaka to Bodortuni, Chandpur. Departure time are 02:00 am, 06:15 pm, 07:00 pm, 07:30 pm, 08:05 pm, 08:30 pm, and 08:45 pm.

Meghna Express, Sagarika Express and Chandpur comuter are there from 5:00 am to 11:00 am.

Where to Stay

There are quite a few small hotels in Chandpur but none of them are of great quality. However, some of the places to stay in the district have been listed below for your assistance.

1. Bhai Bhai Residential Hotel
Address: taltoli bus station, Chandpur

2. Hotel Sokina
Address: Notun Bazar, Chandpur

3. Hotel Atithi
Address: Maternity road, Chandpur

Eating Facilities

There are local restaurants serving a variety of Bengali delicacies.


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