Hadhrat Khwaja Ali ar-Ramitani (585-715 AH) was one of seven of Central Asian Sufi teachers known as Khwajagan (the Masters) of the Naqshbandi order. He was born in Ramitan, a town located four miles from Bukhara. He was also called Nassaj, meaning weaver, as initially he used to weave clothes.
By the orders of Khwaja Khidr, he became a disciple of Khwaja Mahmood Anjir-Faghnawi and received spiritual mentorship. He was the chief deputy and was appointed as the main successor by the Shaykh. According to some reports, he also benefited from Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi.
He migrated to a town called Baward, and later migrated to Khwarezm where he lived to the end. Although his name was Alī Rāmītanī, he was often remembered as Khwaja Azizan as he used to call himself Azizan. He is buried in Khwarezm where his shrine is a place of pilgrimage.
Hadhrat Khwaja Ali ar-Ramitani has said:
“Attain to the presence of the Divine, especially when you are eating and when you are talking.”
Rumi's Garden Donates a Blessed Footprint Replica and the Ashtiname of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to Khwaja Ali ar-Ramitani Mosque; Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
Photo by Sufi Zentrum Rabbaniyya