Hazrat Syed Shah Shams Alam Hussaini Bejapur r.a

He belongs to the great pious personality of Bejapur and he is resting in this city.


  His name is Syed  Ahmed and but he is famous with the name of Syed Shah Shams Alam Hussaini and his father’s name is Syed Jalaluddin alias Syed Shah Chanda Hussaini and his younger brother’s name was  Syed Mohammed alias Hazrat Syed Shah Noor Alam Hussaini and he belongs to  a Sadat family (descendant of the holy prophet through his daughter Hazrat Fatima) member.


    He  was connected to Syedna Imam Hussain in 23th generation. He is well known as Sham Alam because he was great pious personality among holy saints  so he was  like a shining sun.

1.Syed Shah Chanda Hussaini.

2.Syed Ali Jehan Shirin.

3.Syed Qizer.

4.Syed Mohammed.

5.Syed Ahmed.

6.Syed Yahiya.

7.Syed Zaid.

8.Syed Hussain.

9.Syed Sirajuddin.

10.Syed Sharafuddin.

11.Syed Zainuddin.

12.Syed Abul hasan.

13 Syed Mohammed Abdullah.

14.Syed Ahmed.

15.Syed Umar Israrullah.

16.Syed Yahiya.

17.Syed Hussain Aldamga.

18.Syed Abul Hasan.

19.Syed Hussain Asghar.

20.Syed Ali Asghar.

21.Syedna Imam Ziad Shaheed.

22.Imam Zain al Abdin.

23.Syedna  Imam Hussain.

His father.

    His father’s name is Syed Jalaluddin alias Syed Chanda Hussaini and he belongs to Sadat (descendant of the holy prophet through his daughter Hazrat Fatima) family member and he belongs old pious personalities of Deccan (South India). He came to Deccan (South India) from North India during reign of Sultan Yousuf Adil  Shah of Bejapur and settled down in Gogi village of Taluq Shahpur district of Gangangur which belonged to Bejapur kingdom. At that time there was  a public  kitchen (longer Khana) in Gogi village which was run by the funding of  the Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah. So many pious personalities have come there and resided in the Gogi village. When he arrived in the above village and started teaching  work of Islamic knowledge and  also he was always busy in preaching work of Islam there.

    He was  a man of miracles and great tasks and endeavours . Sultan Adil Shah was a great admirer and devotee of him and he was used to present in his service and used to give him huge amounts. So for this reason he was free from the economic struggle and for this reason he was always busy in the teaching and preaching work of Islam and till his life he was busy in this work.

    He left this world on 10th Shaban 858 A.H. and he was buried in Gogi village and Sultan Yousuf Adil Shah constructed his tomb over his grave there. As sultan was his great admirer and devotee so he was shocked upon his death so in this matter he advised that upon his death he should be buried at the foot side of the Sheikh. So as per his advice minister and royal courtiers have buried him in Gogi village at the side of the Sheikh’s tomb.

    He was very old Sufi master of Deccan (South India) and his biography is very important  due to  the coverage of many interesting events and positive information  in it so it is like a treasure of knowledge and information of  the above holy saint who   passed  away from the world upon doing  his great endeavours and  many hard tasks for the preaching and propagation of Islam in  Deccan area  so this episode is  small  one but  it   will present the ocean of knowledge and information for the guidance of people towards  the right path of Islam.

    The visitors will visit the mausoleum from near and far away places in large number and pray Allah for the fulfilment of their desires and wishes for the sake of the Sheikh’s name.  Upon his father’s death his son Syed Mohammed alias Syed Shah Noor Alam Hussain became his caliph and successor and he was busy in his shrine for the  teaching and preaching work for a period of 45 years and he was died in the 903 A.H. and he was buried at the side of his father’s tomb.


    Hazrat  Syed Sham Alam Hussini father of  Hazrat  Syed Shah Chanda Hussaini came from North India to Deccan (South India) and he was settled down in Gogi village at the time of Sultan Adil Shah of Bejapur and at that time he was born there.


    From his childhood there were indications of light of valayat (saintliness) on his face and he was very smart and beautiful gentleman and there were many miracles which were done by him since his childhood period and since at the age of  7 or 8 years he was busy in engrossment and  his miracles and kashaf (revelation)  and these details are in large number.

An event of his childhood.

    Once his father has asked him to bring water for ablution so he has brought water  for him  and by chance a crow came there and drank water and went away so his father has told him  that the crow has  drunk water from the pot so change the water so he told that is this possible that the crow  which will drink  the water and  will be  alive till now.? When he said  these words then the crown fell down on the ground and died at once there. So his father told him as the condition of  jalal (majestic) has reached at its heights in you so now you leave with us  and so you are permitted to go some other place from here.


    At the time of the above miracle he was very young but due to his sincerity he has started the preparation of the journey and visited his father at the time of his departure and  he sought his father’s final advises in this matter. His father after giving some important instructions and has awarded him caliphate and has asked to makes a pledge (Bay’ah) (pledging spiritual allegiance) and gave him toddy fruit and has instructed him  that during his journey at the place of his stay to bury the toddy fruit  in the ground and to perform ablution on it  and if there be will branches  from the ground in the morning then he should settle down in that area for the teaching and preaching work of Islam otherwise he should proceed further and continue his journey in the name of Allah.

The effect of Allah Akbar.

    When he left Gogi village there was rainy season and he was reached river Krishna at the night time and at that time there was a great storm on the river  and there were  no sources to cross the big river of Deccan (South India) so for this reason he recited Allah Akber and for this reason the water of the river was stopped for some time and  so while thanking Allah he has crossed the river safely  without any problem and difficulty.

Arrival in Raichur city.

    Upon passing many places he was arrived in Raichur city and as per the instruction of his father he buried the toddy fruit in  the soil and performed ablution there and he stayed there for some days  and was planning to proceed further but one  day he was performing ablution for some prayer and has seen some  green long  branches which were coming from that toddy fruit  from the ground level so as per his father’s instruction he was settled down there and his grave is also situated there.  The branches of toddy fruit   after some time we’re grown up and many trees were developed there. These branches which were grown up and become many trees and lived for many years but due to thundering some were burnt down  and  some were falling down on the ground.


    He used to sit under the margose tree in the condition of engrossment and many of the servants of the shrine used to present there also. On this occasion devotees and people from various walks of life, irrespective of caste and creed, assemble from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather  there to seek blessings in large numbers  and will visit  sheikh  for the fulfilment of their desires and wishes  for the sake of his prayers and blessings. .

Prophet Yousuf’s grace.

    He has an attractive personality and look and there were always Anwar Ilahi (grace of Allah) on him. At that  time  of his youth period  he was very handsome and very attractive so he has looked like prophet Yousuf (peace be upon him)  and he graced with  Tajaliat  Rabbani (celestial illumination of divine light ) on him so for this reason those who look at him were surprised for his grand look. It is known that there two teeth which were lengthy so they were out of the lips of him and in which there was light in them.


    Once he was sitting under a margose tree as per his usual habit in the condition of engrossment. One day the local ruler’s wife visited that area  for entertainment purpose and at the time of  her return she has passed from the place of Sheikh and when she has seen him and she thought in her mind  that the Fakir is very handsome and graceful but his two teeth are very ugly in the front side of his mouth as the women was very beautiful and lovely so for this reason she was proud of her beauty and  her graceful look.

    While thinking the above the lady has returned back near her residence and  at that time all of a sudden all her teeth were falling  down on the ground due to the great miracle of the Sheikh. For this reason she was upset and angry in this matter and upon reaching  her residence she has explained all details of the event to her husband that at such place there is one Fakir is sitting who is very handsome and smart one but his two teeth are lengthy and outside of his mouth so for this reason she thought in her mind about him due to her feelings of hatred that he is handsome but due to his two teeth he is looking ugly. The husband who was a local ruler of the place  and upon hearing all details of events he has asked her to proceed there immediately and to ask his pardon for her wrong thinking with great respect and honour so that Fakir may help her due to his kindness and favour in this matter.

    As per her husband’s instruction that women  had gone to the Fakir’s place and find him on condition of engrossment so she has stood there while folding her hands. After some time Sheikh saw her and the women began weeping and crying due to her big problem and she has requested him to forgive her her mistake in this matter.So for this reason Sheikh due to his kindness and favour he has asked her to put all fallen teeth in her mouth so she did the same  and upon putting all teeth in her mouth and the teeth were re-fixed again in their previous places by the grace of Allah due to Sheikh’s prayer in this matter.


     When the women saw Sheikh’s above great miracles  and she was very much affected in this matter and she has requested him to pray for the birth of  a son  to her so Sheikh prayed for her in this matter and Allah has granted his prayer and after some period a boy was born to that woman of the local ruler.Due to above miracles the local ruler and his wife come to the shrine of Sheikh and accepted the religion and become his devotees permanently. The local ruler has constructed the following structures in the shrine.1.Mausoleum. 2.Mosque. 3.Well. 4.Caravan serai (travellers building ). Due to kindness and grace of Allah both husband and wife were buried in the foot side of Sheikh upon their deaths.


    There is no death for pious and holy personalities of Allah but as per the rules and regulations Allah transfer them one place to another and another world is better than this world and its transfer is well known as the death or end of life. This great pious personality of Allah left this world on 15th Safer in year 892 A.H.

As per reference from book ‘Tariq Auliya Raicher’, that  Sheikh was only 18 years old at the time of  his death.


1.Hazrat Khaja  Moinuddin Hasan Sanjari.

2.Hazrat Khaja Bakhtiar Kaki.

3.Hazrat Khaja Fariduddin Gunj Shaker.

4.Hazrt Khaja Nizamuddin Auliya.

5.Hazrat Akqi Sirajuddin Aoudhi.

6.Hazrat Khaja Shamu Zahedin Alauddin Haq.

7.Hazrat Khaja Ashraf Jahangir Haji Samastani.

8.Hazrat Asaduddin Zinjani.

9.Hazrat Khaja Arif Billa Bin Ziauddin.

10.Hazrat Jalaluddin alias Syed Shah Chanda Hussaini.

11.Hazrat Syed alias Syed Shah Sham Alam Hussaini.

  The Urs (death anniversary).

    Every  year on the 15th of  Safar   the Urs ceremony is celebrated and  the lights are illuminated on the mausoleum. On this occasion people from various walks of life, irrespective of caste and creed, assemble to celebrate the Urs (death anniversary) which takes place on the above dates of Muslim calendar at the famous mausoleum of Syed Shah Sham Alam Hussaini every year. Several hundred thousand devotees from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather  there to seek blessings.

    During the Urs (death anniversary) time the visitors in large number will visit the shrine for the fulfilment of their desires and wishes for the sake of  the Sheikh’s name. In this way the above ceremony will be arranged on a grand scale  and the visitors will visit the mausoleum from near and far away places in large numbers will visit  the shrine and pray Allah for the fulfilment of their desires and wishes  for the sake of the Sheikh’s name .

Devotion of  the rulers of the kingdom of Hyderabad.

    During the rule of the Nizams of Hyderabad there will be presentation of flowers and oud (aloes wood) in the shrine of holy of the saint of Deccan (South India) and also there will be a local holiday in Raicher city during the Urs (death anniversary) time.