We often pass by the place on the main Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, near Lado Sarai crossing without realizing there is a dargah of a saint known as Dhaula Peer .
Hazrat Makhdum Sheikh Haidar “Dhaula Peer” was the nephew nephew of Sultan Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq who was mesmerized by the teachings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and gave up a life of ease and royalty to lead an ascetic life of a Sufi. He immersed himself in prayers and devotions and alongside as per sharia which encourages self dependence also earned a living by making and selling soap. Apart from that he wore pristine, unblemished white clothes
This led to the sobriquet Dhaula Peer.
Another version for the name Dhaula is that a mountain of white soap suds were made as he made his soap cakes.
He died in 1357 AD and his grandson Muhammad Kabir built a simple single domed tomb over his grave, in the same place where he lived.
There is a madarsa and mosque in the compound and quite a few of very old Graves.
It has a inscription on the front which says this is the resting place of Hazrat Makhdoom Haider who was famous as Dhaula Peer.
Asif Khan Dehlvi
At Dhaula Peer Dargah with Yajanekka Aroraa and Asif Khan Dehlvi