Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006–1086 CE) was born in Herat, Afghanistan. Ansari excelled in the knowledge of Hadith, history and law. He became a revered authority on Islamic mysticism and philosophy quite early in life and shared his wisdom with common people. His writings and collected sayings, in Persian and Arabic, continue to inspire Sufis and seekers around the world today. Khwaja Ansari’s tomb—the shrine in Gazur Gah—is a pilgrimage site that attracts thousands every year.