Shams al-Din Safi Sherazi (sheraz-Iran), Shaykh sayyid Muhammad
Shujah Mashadi (Mashhad-Iran), Shaykh shah Sharf al-Din Mehmood
Bin Husain Tustri (shoukara-Iran). Shaykh Muhammad Yemni (yeman),
Shaykh Ahmed of Damascus(Damascus-Syria), Shaykh Najam al-Din
al-taflissi(baghdad-Iraq), Shaykh sayyid Muhammad Baghdadi (Baghdad-Iraq),
Shaykh Rasheed al-Din Abu abd Allah Muhammad bin Abu al-Qasim
Al-Maqri al-Sufi al-Baghdadi (baghdad-Iraq), Shaykh Ahmed al-Faruqi
al-Kabuli (Kabul, Afghanistan), Shaykh Izz 'al-Din Abu al-Abass
Ahmed Faruqi etc. According to some books, famous Persian Poet
Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Sheraz(D.791-92/1389)(if this date
of death is correct then it is not possible) and Shaykh Ahmed
Al-alvi Al-Yassvi (D.562/1166)(founder of Yasviyya Sufi order)
are also the vicegerents of Shaykh Suhrawardi. Till now through
latest research only the names of his three sons have been discovered.
One of them is Shaykh Zain al-Din, second is shaykh Imad al-Din
Mohammad (D.655/1257), he became his successor after him, he was
his companion in his last pilgrimage in 628/1231 and third is
Shaykh jamal al-Din.
wrote several books on different topics in his life. The famous
German Orientalist Brockelmann in his book "Geschichte der
arabischen literature" tells us about the 21 books written
by the Shaykh. One of them is "Awa'rif al-Ma'arif" (Bounties
of divine knowledge) which for centuries has been very popular
amongst the Sufi's. And taught it to their disciples. It was written
in Mecca, Shaykh narrates that whenever he faced any difficulty
in writing, he turned towards Allah, had "Tawaf" (circumambulation
around the Ka'ba) of the "Bait Ullah". The book is written
in Arabic, and in every period it was translated in different
languages. Famous Suharawardi Sufi Shaykh Sayyid Jalal al-Din
Hussain bin Ahmad Kabir known as Makhdum-i-Jahaniyan Jahan gusht
(D.785/1384) spoke many times about this book "if somebody
does not have a "Murshid" (Spiritual Master) and if
he reads this book "Awa'rif al-Ma'arif" carefully and
abides by it, he will become a perfect Sufi."
to some books, in his last age he became blind and he passed away
in 1st Muharam 632/1234 in Baghdad.The Imam of his Janaza prayer
was Hadrat ohd al-Din Hamid bin abu al-Fakher kimani(D.635/1238),
and he gave him last Ghussal (bath), clothed him "Ka'fan
(shroud)" also according to some books Hadrat kirmani also
benificted from Hadrat suhrawardi and vicegerent of Hadrat suhrawardi
in suhrawardi sufi order.
is burried in the grave yard of "Vardia". His shrine
is situated near Bab-e-Wustani. This tomb is one of the oldest
in Vardia and is surrounded by graves. In 1273/1856 Ismael Pasha,
Governer of Shehroze modernized the tomb and decorated it. In
1320/1902 some parts of the tomb which were damaged were renovated.
On his grave there stands a tomb build by the "Salguuk"
style of construction.
It is to be noted that there are two different personalities by
the names of Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi. One of them is he who is
described above and is the founder of the "Surawardi Sufi
Taraqah" and the other one named Shaykh Shihab al-Din Abu
'al-Futuh Ahmad (Or Yahya) Ibn Habaish (or Ya'ish) Ibn Amirak
called al-Maqtul (D,578/1191). Also called Shaykh Al-Ishraq. He
was one of the greatest master and presenter of the philosophy
of "Illumination". According to Some books he (Shaykh
Suhrawardi Maqtul) was the nephew of the great Shaykh Shihab al-Din
Suhrawardi, but it is doubted that this is correct.