Hazrat Maulavi Shah Rafiyuddin Saheb Qadiri r.a

Hazrat Maulavi Shah Rafuyuddin Saheb Qadiri was born in Kandhar. His father,
Maulana Muhammad Shamsuddin Ibn Maulana Taj ud Din was the Qazi of
Kasbah Bhokar and Dhanora Jahangiri. They live at near Hataipura masjid
in Kandhar. He was born on 19th Jamd ud Sani 1164 AH / 1756 in
Kandhar. His father was dvotee of Hazrat Sarwar Maqdoom. And he
named his son Rafuyuddin. Till the age of 14, he was taught by his father
Muhammad Maulavi Qazi. He completed his Arabic and Persian studies
under the tutelage of Hazrat Kayamuddin Saheb. After completing his
initial education, he travelled to the port town of Surat. Later, he travelled
to Meccan and Medina for studing Quran and Hadith. On returning to
Deccn, he undertook spiritual studies of Naqshbandi silsila under the
guidance of Hazrat Shah Muhammad Azimi ud Din Bulkhi at Aurangbad.
There is not so much information available about him. From Aurangabad,
he proceeded to Arcott, where he received knowledge and guidance from
Shaikh ul Mashaikh Hindu Saheb. He also studied the Taria Qadiriya,
Naqshbandiya, Shattariya and Rafaiyya from that Khanqah.196
Hazrat Rafiyuddin Maulavi Rafai is linked with various silsilas like
thse mentioned aboe. He returned to Hyderabad after visiting Arcott. In
Hyderabad, Nawab Amir Kabir Bahdur and Nawab Rafaitullah Mulk
Bahadur had become his murids. From Hyderabad, he went on a
pilgrimage of Meccan and Medina. He stayed in Arabiya for nearly three
years, studing Islamic philosophy and wrote a book titled, ‘Samaratu
Meai’, which is not available in Kandhar today. On his return to
Hydrabad, a large number of people become his followers or murids. At
the age of 77, he died on 16th Rajjab, 1241 AH. After his death, his
murids and debotees constructed a Dargah over his tomb, near Hazrat
Sasrwar Maqdoom, Badi Dargah. It is the second largest Dargah in
Kandhar.197 He had three wives named Hazrat Anwar Bibi Saheba Bin
Gayasuddin Saheb Kazi, having four daughters, and Hazrat Khadar Bibi
Saheb, having four sons, and Hazrat Pir Maa Saheb having one daughter
and one son. Her sons were named – Hazrat Shah Nazmuddin Saheb Rfai,
Hazrat Jain ul Abidin Saheb Rfai, Hazrat Khayamulah Maulana Kayam Shah Saheb, Hazrat Shah Gulaam Nqshabandi Saheb etc. The urs held at
Dargah every year.198 In the Urs festival of Kandhar, a large number of
Hindu and Muslim devotees actively participlate.199 A large number of
Dargahs and holy pir shrines also exist in the villages on the periphery of
Kandhar, such as Adgaon, Andga, Ambulga, Madali Ashtur , Anteshwar,
Bhikar, Sangari, Sangari, Balegaon, Barook, Baachoti, Bolka, Balka, Bori,
Babulgaon, Bhokmari, Berli, Bhadepura, Bahadurpura, Borgaon, Choundi,
Chondi, Chikli, Chikali Bori, Deulgaon, Daithan, Dagad Sangari,
Khudanki, Dhanora Makta, Digaras, Gomar, Halda, Takhopura etc

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