The area of the Deccan was the center of knowledge, Irfan (intimate knowledge of God) and Sufism since the olden time. Qandhar which is in Maharastra no doubt was the center of the knowledge and Irfan.
His holy name is Syed Shah Sheikh Ali Sangde Sultan. During the last period of the 8th century Heigri in the 770 to 780 Heigra, he was born at the place of Qandhar Sharif in the district Nanded.Hadrat Sangde Sultan Kar Mushkil Asan’s genealogical link connected with the 14th generation of Hadrat Syed Ahmed, Kabir Rifai Mashooq Allah. He belongs to the member of Sadat (holy prophet’s descendants through his daughter Hadrat Fatima) Hussaini family. So as per genealogical record, he belongs to the 14th grandson of was great-grandfather Hadrat Syed Ahmed, Kabir Rifai Mashooq Allah.
His great-grandfather Syed Ibrahim Sepasalar Hadrat Maqdaum Haji Miya who came to the Deccan region along with the army of the Sultan of Delhi Mohammed Tuqglaq and due to love and sincerity and friendship of Haji Miya Sarwar Maqdum so both of them were settled down in Qandhar village. So their two mausoleums are well known there are as a big mausoleum and a small mausoleum in Qandhar. Khaja Sahib’s mausoleum in Qandhar village which is famous even today for the fulfillment of desires and wishes of the persons who visit his mausoleum there. Several hundred thousand devotees from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather there to seek blessings.
The meaning of name of the Sheikh Sangde Sultan
The Sangde Sultan is his title and which was becoming inseparable part and which becoming famous than his real name. To his great-grandfather there was given the title of Sheikh two times from the court of Hadrat Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi by his favour of his kindness and affection and due to respect and admiration he was used title Sheikh before his name and this tradition was followed by his lineage and till it was reached to Hadrat Sangde Sultan and who used it in the tradition of his great-grandfather.
Hadrat sagnde Sultan, who was a great learned person of his time as well as he was the best author. But it is very sad to know that due to destruction and ruin his books which were written by him have vanished away from the world in the long-running of time.
He has died at the age of 86 years on the 8th Safar in the year 856 Heigra Islamic year and he was buried in Qandhar Sharif village in Nanded district. His mausoleum is well known as Roudah Khurd.
The Urs (death anniversary).
People from various walks of life, irrespective of caste and creed, assemble to celebrate the Urs (death anniversary) which takes place on the 8th Safar of Muslim calendar at the famous shrine (Dargah) in Qandhar Sharif every year and this year his 583 death anniversary will be celebrated with great respect and solemnity under custodian of Hadrat Shah Anwar Allah Hussaini Rifai Qadri in which several hundred thousand devotees are expected from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather there to seek blessings.
Hazrat ‘Sangde Sultan Mushkil Aasan’,
the name has come from his honesty and his disciple’s belief in
his power to solve probims of his murids. Hazrat Sangade Sultan familialy
and genealogicaly belonged to the holy family of Hazrat Saiyyad Sa’daat
Qutbul Akta Hazrat Saiyyad Ahmed Kabir Rafai Rahamatullah Aliyah, the
founder of Rafai Order in Middle East. His grandfather Shaikh Ibrahim
was a friend of Hazrat Sarwar Maqdoom Rafai. Gandfather of Sangade
Sultan also benefitted from the company of Shaikh Nizam ud Din Auliya
in Delhi. Shaikh Ibrahim and his friend Hzrat Sarwar Maqdoom came to
Deccan, after the death of Nizam ud Din Auliya. After spending some time
in Kandhar, Shaikh Ibrahim went to Kalyani Paragana, where he died.
Today, his Dargah stands at Bidar.179 His two sons, Shaikh Ahmed
Jakariya and Shaikh Muhammad Jakariay, continued to live on the banks
of the wate tank at Kandhar. Hazrat Sangade Sultan Mushkil Aasan was
the son of Shaikh Ahmad Jakaria Ibn Shaikh Ibrahim.180
Various explanations of this particular name have been offered to
Sangade Sultan ‘Mushkil Aasan’. One of them states that, ‘Sangad’ was an
area near the border of Sind Provence. The people there were greatly
influenced by the speech of Sultan about spiritual honesty, worship
practices as well as by the miraculous performed by him. He became so
popular there that his murids began calling him ‘Sangade’ Sultan.181 Amir
Hamza has discussed the geneology of Sangade Sultan, in which he has
traced the lineage of Sangade Sultan to the Prophet Muhammad through 32
blood descendants as well as teacher disciple tradition (pir wa Murshid
Hazrat Zia ud Din Biabani, a sufi saint, whose Dargah is at Ambad
near Jalna in Marathwada, has writeen about the Tarikh-i-Rafai of
Sangade Sultan in his Persian book Mat Lub al-Talibeen. In 847AH, the
second most famous sufi saint of Kandhar Hazrat Sangade Sultan had died.
The Dargah has a dome on its square architecture and inside the Dargah,
there is a small mosque and an Ashukhana. Sangde Sultan had two wives
named Hazrat Jamal Bibi Saheba and Hazrat Tara Bibi Saheba. Tara Bibi
Saheba, was childless, but Jamal Bibi Saheba had three sons. Two of them
were named as Shah Dhadak and Shah Kadak whose Dargahs also are
locaed in Kandhar’s Gavalipura area