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.
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.
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.
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
There are local restaurants serving a variety of Bengali delicacies.
This spot is located in Shibganj Upazila of Chapai Nawabganj district. Tin Gomguj mosque is a special attraction of the Mughal era. There are 3 entrances and 3 mihrabs inside the mosque. The architecture of the mosque is not much artistic. Locals pray in this mosque frequently.)  => Array ( [name] => Mosque of Kartalab Khan [post_id] => 7301 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/mosque-of-kartalab-khan/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Mosque-of-Kartalab-Khan1-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Kartalab Khan Mashjid or Mosque of Kartalab Khan (কর্তালাব খান মসজিদ) is located at the Begum Bazar of Old Dhaka. It was built by the Dewan Murshid Quli Khan, also known as Kartalab Khan during 1701-1704, and the mosque named after him. For its location, people used to call this as Begum Bazar Mosque. Hardly very few people know this mosque as Kartalab Khan's Mosque now a days. The Google Map coordinate of the mosque is (23°43'2.03"N, 90°23'54.59"E), near to the Dhaka Central Jail.
Like any other mosques of that period, this one was built over a plinth like high vault. This mosque has five domes at the top of it, and an extended do-chala (দো চালা) like room at northern side. Though it was built around 300 years back, but now a days none of its antiquities are available.
Old Dhaka is already a congested area and there is hardly any space around the mosque for you to observe. Busy trading is going on around the mosque area. In fact it will be hard for you to stand beside the road and watch the top of the mosque.
There are buildings around the mosque those are using as market. So you can easily use any of those. This mosque could have been used as a token of our glorious past if it were handled with great care.)  => Array ( [name] => Binot Bibi Mosque [post_id] => 1446 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/binot-bibi-mosque/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Binat-Bibi-Mosque-3-300x200.jpg [post_content] =>
Binot Bibi Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1435–1459). Binat Bibi Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (r. 1435–1459). The mosque is located beside the Hayat Bepari's Bridge in Narinda area.
The mosque is a square, single domed measuring 12 feet (3.7 m) square internally with a single hemispherical dome, at the top of the square room. Entrances are from east, north and south. Pre-Mughal features included the curved cornices and battlements, corner octagonal turrets, and arches on the south, north and eastern sides. The ornamentation is modest and the building is coated with plaster.
Part of the mosque is being demolished as part of a renovation plan which includes building a 70-foot (21 m) high minaret, and the extension of the current building from three stories to seven.)  => Array ( [name] => Depashai Mosque [post_id] => 7559 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/depashai-mosque/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Depashai-Mosque21-300x240.jpg [post_content] =>
There is a mosque at Kalampur bazar, near Dhamrai, called "Depashai Jame Masjid". This mosque was renovated around end of the year 2009. The original mosque, a small mosque with 3 domes, was built around 65 years ago. The owner had demolished the mosque into ground to extend the balcony of the newly developed mosque.
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