With reference to the “Chisti Order”, which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. Chishti Order originated in a place which is currently located in modern Afghanistan
2. Chishti Order was founded by Moinuddin Chishti
3. Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was a saint of Chisti order
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Answer: [D] Only 1 & 3 are correct

The Chishti Order is a Sufi order which arose from Chisht, a small town near Herat, in western Afghanistan. It was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami in about 930 CE (Christian Era). Before returning to western Asia he trained and deputed the son of local emir, Abu Ahmad Abdal, under whose leadership the Chishtiyya flourished as a regional mystical order. Moinuddin Chishti is credited with laying its foundations in India. Other famous saints of the Chishti Order are Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Nizamuddin Auliya and Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari.

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