Hazrat Khawaja Shams-ud-din Sialvi (Rahmatullah)

This great waliullah (saint) of 19th centuary was born in 1799 AD (1214 AH); and he was born of a religious family in the Shahpur district of Punjab (now known as Sargodha distrcit). The parents selected the name Shams al-Din for their newborn son. Later on, he became famous as Shams al-‘Arifin (the sun of the gnostics, i.e. those who possess true knowledge of Allah). This is an appellation by which the grand Shaykh of Sial, Khawaja Muhammad Shams al-Din Sialvi is known. He is Alwi by genealogy, being a descendant of the fourth Khalifah Ali Ibn Abi Talib (however, he is not a discendant of Hz Fatimah al-Zahra).

Long before Hz Sham-ud-din’s birth, a great waliullah of Multan by the name of Ghaus Baha -ul-Haq Zakarya Multani, while traveling to Bhera, got down from his horse when he was right at the place where now the tomb of Khwaja Shams-ud-din Sialvi is situated, picked handful of soil and kissed it. His disciples were astonished by this gesture. Upon their insistence, he revealed to them that a Ghaus would be born there. He had become the haafiz-e-Quran (one who has learned Quran by heart) at the age of 7 years and went to some of the renowned institutions to get religious education. He went as far as Kabul where he was awarded Sand-e-Hadith (certification of hadith). The most important of his journeys was to Taunsa Sharif (Distt. Dera Ghazi Khan), where he became a devotees (Mureed, Devoted follower) of Khawja Shah Suleiman Taunsvi

He established an institute for religious education-he himself used to teach there. Some of his students went to become known Islamic scholars in the subcontinent. Miraat Ul Ashqeen is famous book based on his sayings and unique thoughts. After his death his son Khawja Allama Muhammad Ud Din Sialvi was granted “Khilafat” by Peer Pathan of Tonsa Sharif. As a “Sajada Nasheen” he fulfilled all his duties and did his best in serving Islam. He was a torch bearer of “Khandan e Chisht”. Hazrat Khawja Shams-ud-din Sialvi died on 24th of Safar 1300 A.H (4 January 1883 AD).

He was buried in Sial Sharif, where his grave is visited by tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Great disciples

The most well known “Khulafa” (appointed successors) of Hazrat Khawja Shams Ud Din Sialvi were;

  1. Qazi Mian Muhammad Amjad of Naushera (Rahmatullah)
  2. Khawja Per Mehr Ali Shah Sahb Golra Sharif (Rahmatullah)
  3. Qazi Mian Ahmed Sahb (Rahmatullah)
  4. Khawja Muazam-ud-din Sahb Muazamabadi (Rahmatullah)
  5. Ameer Shah Sahb Bhervi (Rahmatullah)
  6. Khawja Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Jalalpuri (Rahmatullah)
  7. Khawja Syed Muhammad Saeed Shah Zanjani Lahorvi (Rahmatullah)
  8. Khawja Syed Muhammad Hasan Shah Gilani (Rahmatullah)
  9. Khawja Syed Niaz Ali Sahb Gardezi (Rahmatullah)
  10. Mirza Nawab Baig Sahb Delhvi (Rahmatullah)
  11. Mulla Khushnud Yusafzai Sahb (Kabul) (Rahmatullah)
  12. Ghareeb Niwaz Aziz-ud-Din Chacharwi (Rahmatullah)

Spiritual Genealogy (Shajarah) of the silsilah Chistiyah Nizamiayh Sialviyah

  1. Hazrat MUHAMMAD (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
  2. Hazrat Ali ibn Abu Talib (karrama Allah wajhahu)
  3. Hazrat Khwaja Hasan al-Basri (Rahmatullah)
  4. Hazrat Khwaja Abdul Waahid Bin Zaid (Rahmatullah)
  5. Hazrat Khwaja Fuzeel Ibn-e-Ayaaz (Rahmatullah)
  6. Hazrat Khwaja Sultan Ibrahim Bin Adham (Rahmatullah)
  7. Hazrat Khwaja Sadeed-ud-din (Rahmatullah)
  8. Hazrat Khwaja Ameen-ud-din (Rahmatullah)
  9. Hazrat Khwaja Mumshaad (Rahmatullah)
  10. Hazrat Khwaja Abi Ishaq Shami Chishti (Rahmatullah)
  11. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Abi Ahmad Abdal Chishti (Rahmatullah)
  12. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Abi Muhammad Chishti (Rahmatullah)
  13. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nasir-ud-din Chishti (Rahmatullah)
  14. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Qutb-ud-din Maudud Chishti (Rahmatullah)
  15. Hazrat Khwaja Makhdum Haji Sharif (Rahmatullah)
  16. Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni (Rahmatullah)
  17. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Moin-ud-din Chishti of Ajmer Sharif (Rahmatullah)
  18. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Qutb-ud-din Bakhtiar Kaki (Rahmatullah)
  19. Hazrat Khwaja Baba Fareed-ud-din Ganjshakar (Rahmatullah)
  20. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizaam-ud-din Awlia (Rahmatullah)
  21. Hazrat Khwaja Naseer-ud-din Charagh-e-Delhi (Rahmatullah)
  22. Hazrat Khwaja Kamaal-ud-din (Rahmatullah)
  23. Hazrat Khwaja Siraaj-ud-din (Rahmatullah)
  24. Hazrat Khwaja I’lm-ud-din (Rahmatullah)
  25. Hazrat Khwaja Mehmood Rajan (Rahmatullah)
  26. Hazrat Khwaja Jamaal-ud-din Juman (Rahmatullah)
  27. Hazrat Khwaja Jamaal-ud-din Hasan Muhammad Nuri (Rahmatullah)
  28. Hazrat Khwaja Qutb Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Rahmatullah)
  29. Hazrat Khwaja Muhammad (Rahmatullah)
  30. Hazrat Khwaja Kaleem Ullah Jahanabadi (Rahmatullah)
  31. Hazrat Khwaja Nizaam-ud-din Aurongabadi (Rahmatullah)
  32. Hazrat Khwaja Fakhr-ud-din (Rahmatullah)
  33. Hazrat Khwaja Nur Muhammad Mahaarvi (Rahmatullah)
  34. Hazrat Khwaja Muhammad Sulaiman Taunsvi (Rahmatullah)
  35. Hazrat Khwaja Shams-ud-din Sialvi – Rahmatullah (Pir Sial of Sial Sharif)

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Hazrat Shamsuddin Sialvi (rahmatullah alaih) ko apnay Murshid Hazrat Khwaja Shah Suleman Taunsvi (rahmatullah alaih) say bahut Aqeedat aur Muhhabat thi. Ek roz Hazrat Suleman Taunsvi nay apnay mureedon say farmaya “Jao masjid kay sehan main Hazrat Khizr (alaih salaam) tashreef la-ay hain unsay apni mushkilaat hal karalo”..to saray log Masjid ki taraf bhagay..magar Hazrat Shamsuddin nahi ga-ay, to Hazrat Suleman nay poocha ap kyun nahi ga-ay to Hazrat Shamsuddin nay arz kiya “Hazrat mayray Khizr to Aap hi hain, jab ek Khizr moujood ho to kisi doosray kay peechay kya bhagna”. Hazrat Suleman yeh sun kar bahut qush huay aur Hazrat Shamsuddin ko Zahiri wa Batini tour par maala maala kardiya aur log Hazrat Khizr say utna kuch hasil na karsakay jitna Hazrat Shamsuddin nay apnay Murshid say hasil kiya.
Shams ul Aarifeen Hazrat Khwaja Shamsuddin Sialvi almaroof Pir Sial Lajpal(rahmatullah alaih)(wisaal 1300 Hijri) was a famous Chisti sufi saint of Pakistan. He became Haafiz-e-Quran at the age of 7 years and went to some of the renowned institutions to get religious education. He went as far as Kabul where he was awarded Sand-e-Hadith (certification of hadith). He was mureed and khalifa of Hazrat Khwaja Shah Suleman Taunsvi(rahmatullah alaih). He established an institute for religious education, he himself used to teach there. Some of his students went to become known Islamic scholars in the subcontinent. Some of his famous Khulafa are Hazrat Pir Mehar Ali Shah Golravi, Hazrat Khawja Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Jalalpuri, Hazrat Ameer Shah Bhervi, Hazrat Khawja Syed Niaz Ali Gardezi, Hazrat Mulla Khushnud Yusafzai(Kabul), Hazrat Khawja Syed Muhammad Saeed Lahorvi, Hazrat Khawja Syed Muhammad Hasan Shah Gilani and Hazrat Khawja Muazamuddin Muazamabadi (rahmatullahi alayhim wa ajmaeen). Miraat Ul Ashqeen is famous book based on his sayings and unique thoughts. His mazar is located in Sial Sharif District Sargodha ,Pakistan.

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