Baba Sheikh Farid Ji

In the Punjabi town of Kothiwal, Baba Farid was born on the first day of the Ramadan month in the year 1173 CE. He was given the name Farid-ud-Din Masaud by his parents, and "Shakar Ganj'' was added to it afterwards. But, he is best known as Baba Farid of PakPattan. When Baba Sheikh Farid was born, Punjab was going through a very difficult time. When Farid was born, Punjab was either under the control of Tamerlane (Taimur the Lame), Halaku (son of Chengez Khan), Mohammed Ghouri, Mahmud Ghazanvi, etc.

Although his parents gave him the name Farid-ud-Din Masaud at birth, Baba Farid of PakPattan is the moniker most people know him by. Farid's mother taught him how to pray when he was only a few years old. What was achieved by praying, the young child questioned. "Sugar," his mother retorted. When he had completed praying, she would pull out the sugar crystals she had hidden under his prayer carpet and offer them to Farid as a token of appreciation for his devotion.

He reportedly prayed a lot on one occasion while his mother was away, and it is stated that he discovered a larger amount of sugar under his carpet. He shared the remaining food with his playmates after eating some himself because he was happy with the amount of his "reward." He told his mother about the incident when she returned home, and when she realized she had forgotten to put his normal reward under his prayer mat, she understood it was a miraculous gift from God. As a result, she gave him the last name Shakar Ganj, which means "treasury of sugar," or "treasure of sugar."

The names Baba Shaikh Farid or Baba Farid are often used to refer to Farid-ud-din Masud Ganjshakar (1173-1266). He was a Chishti order preacher and a Sufi saint from the 12th century. Ten kilometers from Multan in the village of Kothiwal is where he was born (Pakistan). His mother was Maryam Bibi, and his father was Jamal-ud-Din Suleman (Karasum Bibi).He is regarded as the first poet in the Punjabi language. Sri Guru Granth Sahib also describes his creation. In the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, he is mentioned in four sentences and 112 verses. He is respected and adored by everyone because of his desire to meet God, humility, simplicity, and beauty of speech.