- Name: Syed Sirajuddin Muhammad
- Titles: Shah-E-Alam
- Silsila: Suharwardi
- Predecessor: Hazrat Burhanuddin Qutub-e-Alam
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Wisaal: 20 Jummadul Akhir 880 Hijri/1475 AD
- Date of Urs: 16th Jummadul Akhir
- Resting at: Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India
Shah e Alam was a prominent Muslim religious teacher residing in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India during the Mughal era.
Syed Sirajuddin Muhammad, the son and successor of Burhanuddin Qutub-e-Alam, came to be called by the title of Shah-E-Alam, king of the world. His father Sheikh Burhanuddin, also known as Qutub-e-Alam, was the grandson of the celebrated Syed Jalauddin Hussain Bukhari of Uch, also known as Makhdoom Jehaniya Jehan Gasht. He arrived in Gujarat during the beginning of the fifteenth century during rule of Ahmed Shah I, settling on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.
Following the Suharwardi tradition, the family established close contact with the Gujarat Sultanate and later with Mughal rulers and played an active role in the social and political life of the city.
Shah-e-Alam, the eleventh among twelve sons, assisted his father, Qutub-e-Alam. An interesting miracle happened one day; while bathing in a water body, his feet hit upon something. The Sheikh remarked that he didn’t know whether the object was stone, iron or wood. Miraculously, the object turned into a mixture of the three materials and became a venerated relic.
Shah Alam was related to the royal houses of Sindh and Gujarat through marriage to Bibi Marqi, the second daughter of Jam Saheb of Sindh.
He spent six days a week in solitary meditation and received visitors only on Fridays, when open discussions were held. An account of the Friday gatherings was compiled in a seven volume manual titled, ‘Kunuz-e-Muhammadi’ by Sheikh Farid bin Daulat Shah Jilwani. The account is not traceable today. Under the Chishti influence, Shah-E-Alam became a lover of music and held qawaalis regularly.
He died on 20 Jumada al akhira 880 Hijri/1475 AD. The mausoleum was constructed by Taj Kham Narpali and now known as Shah-e-Alam’s Roza.
The tomb of Hazrat Syed Shah-E-Alam
The tomb of Shah Alam, a mosque, tombs and Jama’at Khana (Assembly Hall) is the most famous religious centre among those still venerated by religious Muslims in Gujarat.
The tomb of the Sayid Shah Alam is situated roughly in the centre of the east end of this dargah. It is a majestic building on a square plan with a 12-pillared mausoleum with a high dome in the centre of the roof, surrounded by double corridors with 24 small domes on top. It has arch-shaped entrance on all sides. The main entrance on the west having a small dome projects out from the wall. On each wall of the mausoleum, there is an entrance in the centre. On either side of the entrance, there are three arch-shaped windows, over which an arch-shaped part covered by Jali Screen is formed. It helps giving dignity to this mausoleum.