Sufi’s of Khuldabad

1-Hazrat Farid al Din Adib Chishti of Daulatabad r.a:

Farid al Din Adib Chishti was the real disciple of Burhan al Din Gharib in Daulatabad. He
was Khalifa of Gharib in Daulatabad region. He was also perfect in the
musical audition or samaa. He was always practical fasting or Roza. He
became initiated when he was eighteen, though Burhan al Din Gharib
compared him in spiritual maturity to a disciple of thirty years service. 20
When Burhan al Din Gharib told him that he would become a Khalifa, he
wept bitterly and prayed to Allah to take him before his master.
Accordingly, he died on 29 Muharram 738 / 17 August, 1337, thirteen
days before Burhan al Din Gharib’s death

2-Sayyid Nasir al Din Paon Payk (The Footman) of Khuldabad r.a:

According to Shamail al Atqiya, Sayyid Nasir al Din received his authority
along with Zayn al Din Shirazi three days after the death of Burhan al Din
Gharib

3-Hazrat Malik Mubarak Chishti r.a: Malik Mubarak was the pious
disciple of Burhan al Din Gharib. He was a noble at Daulatabad. His
career had the line between court life and Sufism could be very hard to
define. After visiting most of the Sufis of Delhi he decided that only
Burhan al Din Gharib could be his master (Pir). Burhan al Din Gharib said
of him, ‘he is both a man of affairs (kasib) and a dervish’. He went on
pilgrimage to Mecca. He died in Khuldabad just two years after the death
of Burhan al Din Gharib, in 740 / 1340. He is also known as Fakr al Din
Pir Mubarak Karwan Chishti at Khuldabad.

4-Hazrat Kaka Shad Bakht Chishti r.a: Shad Baksh was the personal
attendant of Burhan al Din Gharib. When the sultan presented a gift of
three thousand tankas, Kaka suggested accepting it, but Burhan al Din
Gharib insisted on distributing it. This event noted by Azad Bilgrami, in
his Rawzat al Awliya.38 Burhan al Din Gharib entrusted him with the
responsibility for distributing food and clothing to others. It was Kaka
Shad, who undertook the project of constructing his master’s sepulture
(tomb), as an inscription on the tomb testifies (epithet). For this work, he
went to Delhi to have a workman construct a wooden model of the tomb of
Nizam al Din Awliya, and brought it down on horseback to serve as a
model for the tomb of Burhan al Din Gharib, which was completed in 744
/ 1343-44; this wooden model was in existence until very recently. Kaka
was the first administrator of Burhan al Din Gharib’s shrine, and he died in 747 / 1346. Azad Bilgrami gave the references cited by Abd al Majid
statements about the Gharib’s Dargah. Azad Bilgrami also gave the
information about inscription and wooden model of Mazaar. Carl Ernst
searched and inquired about the model, but according to the shrine
attendants (Mujawar), it is now destroyed.

5-Latif al Din Chishti: He was a nephew of Burhan al Din
Gharib. He was manager of the ceremonial position of holding the
toothpick during meals in the hospice (Khanqah). He was extremely pious
in matters such as the Fatiha or reciting Quran over food. He was also the
administrator of Burhan al Din Dargah after the death of Kaka Shad
Bakht. Lati al Din Chishti had a special shawl that belonged to the
Shaykh; it presented by him to Hammad al Din Kashani, before death.
Latif died at c. 761 / 1359.40

6-Shams al Din Fazl Allah: Shams al Din Fazl Allah, a brother of
Zayn al Din Shirazi and a teacher of the Quran. He was second rank murid
of Burhan al Din Gharib. He was the wise dervish into the circle of
Burhan al Din Gharib. He is also shown asking whether it is all right to
teach children for money and Burhan al Din Gharib approved it.

7-Taj al Din Muhammad Lashkar: He was a former soldier in
the Tughlaq reign in Daulatabad. His relationship with Burhan al Din
Gharib was more worldly than spiritual. Muhammad Lashkar complained
to the Pir (Shaykh Burhan al Din) of his family’s poverty. Muhammad
Lashkar later was names commander of the Badarket fort and was much
better off financially. Around 754 / 1353, Zayn al Din Shirazi named him
the third administrator of the shrine of Burhan al Din Gharib.

8-Qazi Rafi al Din Muta’allim: Qazi Rafi al Din was the very
old murid of Burhan al Din Gharib. He was a learned man within Sultan
Muhammad ibn Tughlaq’s government. He was the author of a Risala I
Karamat (Treatise on Miracles).

9-Ibrahim Burhani: He was the poet murid of Burhan al Din
Gharib Khuldabad Chishti. Ibrahim Burhani was a soldier and poet, whose pen name ‘Burhani’, was taken from his master’s name. He composed the
verses inscribed on the wall of Burhan al Din Gharib’s tomb

10-Hazrat Shaha Jalal ud Din Ganj I Rawan Suharawardi r.a:
Saiad Shah Jalal ud din or Ganj Rawan Ganj Baksh (which means
“moving treasure’), was born at Khirkan near Bukhara and established the
earliest Islamic mission in the Dakhan before the invasion of Ala ud din
Khilji. He settled down at Unasnagar, near Daulatabad. Ganj Rawan’s
tomb at Roza has two trees growing near it, one of which is reputed to
have grown from a staff given him by his preceptor, and the other from a
branch of the first. Both are said to possess miraculous properties.60
In Khuldabad, Jala al Din, better known by the epithet Ganj I
Rawan means ‘flowing treasure’.61 Also Azad Bigrami noted the record
about Jala ud Din Ganj-i-Rawan. Jalal ud Din came to Khuldabad before
the Chishtis. Near Dargah of Ganjarawan a tree, cased to bear fruit for
children. Such is the virtue of this tree that barren women may conceive
children by eating its fruit. The annual Urs festival is beginning on 26
Zilqada. Ganj-i-Rawan died at 26 Zil Qada 644 AH

11-Hazrat Sayyad Yusuf Hussaini Raju Qattal r.a

Sayyad Yusuf bin Ali Bin Muhammad Dehlawi, popularly named as
Sayyad Raja or Shah Raju Qattal Husayni, was a resident of Delhi, which
he was migrated in AH 725 towards Deccan. He was accompanied by his
sons Sayyid Chanda and Sayyad Muhammad Bandanawaz surnamed
“Gaysu Daraz” or ” the long-ringletted. Sayyad Yusuf was a Sufi
“mashaikh,” and wrote a religious, poem called “Tuhfat-en-nasayeh.” He
died in H. 726 and was buried at Rauza (Khuldabad). He was a disciple of
Khwaja Nizam ud Din Awliya and a notable mystic poet. A small
manuscript in Persian of about nineteen folios bearing the name Diwan e-
Shah Raju Qattal is preserved in the Asafiyya library of Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh.
Gesudiraz wrote about the Sufic history of his father, Raju
Qattal Hussaini. Raju Qattal died at 5 Shawwal 731 AH. Malik Ambar
built his tomb also near the Dargah. Raju Qattal Husaini Dargah has 15 by 15 square feet in squared hall. The entrance gate has in southern side of
the complex. Small Khanqah and Masque attached this complex.

12-Hazrat Haji Nizami Peshimam r.a(Kagajipura):

He was Imam in Hazrat Burhan al Din Gharib’s group of Chishti
sufis, which came from Delhi. He was Pesh Imam for Namaz in Masjid,
and then he called as ‘Peshimam’ in Khuldabad region. His Dargah
established after his death in Kagjipura in Khuldabad.

13-Hazrat Shaha Khaksar Qadiri r.a(Suli Bhanjan):

He born at Bijapur, but migrated to Khuldabad. He accepted the
Qadiriya silsila in Khuldabad.65 He died at Suli Bhanjan village near
Khuldabad in Aurangzeb period. He said that the human body made by
soil and it will mixed after death in soil. While this quoatation, he famous
as Khaksar (‘Khak’ means soil). His Urs festival celebrates by devotees at
every year in 26th Rajjab month. 

Spiritual geneology of Khwaja Khaksar Qadiri
Hazrat Shaikh Abul Qadir Jilani ↓
Shaha Qutub Rabbani
Mehboob Subhani Qadiri
Sayyad Shah Abdul Rzzaq
Shaha Sayyad Zain ul Abidin
Shaha Nasim Ullah Saheb Dost
Shaha Muharir Abdul Rahman Sahab
Shaha Abdul Wahab
Shaha Badr ud Din Haqqani
Shaha Sadr ud Din Sahab Qadiri
Shaha Noor ullah Qadiri
Shahjo ud Din Qadiri
Shaha Munt jab ud Din
Shaha Mehtaab Qadiri
Hazrat Shaha Khakhsar Qadiri (Sulibhanjan Dargah)

14-Hazrat Peer Mubarak Karwan r.a

He was the murid of Hazrat Burhan al Din Gharib Chishti
Khuldabadi. He died at 5 Shawwal 731 AH. His Dargah situated 2 Mail from Burhan al Din shrine, every year urs festival enjoyed by devotee at
fifth Shawwal month. Female devotees have not permission to enter inside
the Dargah

15-Hazrat Bibi Aayasha Maqbaraa:
Another famous female Sufi in Khuldabad was Bibi Aayasha. She
was the daughter of Shakh Farid ud-Din Ganj e-Shakhar. Bibi Aayasha had
spiritual guidance from Hazrat Nizam ul-Din Auliya Dehlawi. She also
migrated from Delhi to Khuldabad with Hazrat Burhan ad-Din Gharib by
order of Shaikh Nizam ud-Din Auliya. Every Friday, Burhan al-Din
Gharib visited to Bibi Aayasha to check for daily needs. Because Hazrat
Nizam ad-Din Auliya ordered to Burhan al-Din for care to Pirzaadi Bibi
Aayasha, the daughter of Baba Farid. Her mazaar or dargah located at
south side of Khuldabad and opposite to the Dargah of Amir Hasan Sijzi.

16-Hazrat Amir Hasan Ala Sanjari Sijzi r.a:

He came from Seistan, also known as Amir Hasan Dihlawi Sijzi and
was a disciple of Nizam ud Din Awliya. His original name was Najm ud
Din Hasan. He had born at Badaun in AD 1253. He came to Delhi early in
his youth and received education according to the current syllabuses of
studies. He had heard of Shaikh Nizam ud Din at Badaun, but met him in
Dehli. Barani Ziya ud Din tells that he was also well informed about the
chronicles of the Sultans and the renowned Ulama of Delhi.69 Opinion
differ on the word Ala which became a part of his name as he himself
wrote it as Hasan Ala Sijzi in Fawaid al Fu’ad. May be he borrowed ‘Ala’
from his father’s name which, according to some, was ‘Alaud din Sistani,
and was generally known as ‘Ala’I Sijzi. Amir Hasan, Amir Khusrau and
Sultan Ghayathuddin Balban’s eldest son, Prince Sultan Muhammad, were
contemporaries and received their education in the same academic and
cultural milieu which has made Dehli as one of the foremost centres of
Islamic learning and literary actibities in the then world of Islam. Sultan
Ghyasud Din Tughlaq was succeeded by his son as Sultan Muhammad Bin
Tughlaq in 1325, the year when Shaikh Nizam ud Din departed from this world. And it was later in the wake of the implementation of his farman
for the transfer of population of Dehli to Deogiri (Daulatabad), the new
capital of the Sultanate, that Amir Hasan along with countless others,
including the elite and the commons both, went to Daulatabad and settled
there in 1327. He lived there for about nine or ten years, remembering
passionately the god old days spent in Dehli (Delhi). He Died at
Daulatabad in 1336 and lies buried there at Roza (Khuldabad).70
He was court poet in Sultan Bulban, Giyas ud Din Tughlaq and
Muhammad Tughlaq era. He was the best friend of Amir Khusro in Delhi.
He was called the “Sadi of Hindustan,” and recorded all his preceptor’s
sayings in the “Fawaid-ul Fawad.” Fawa’id al-Fu’ad is a monumental
work of spiritual and literary discourses of Shaikh Nizam ud din Awliya
who lived in medieval India. Amir Hasan Sijzi gave a didactic classic in
the form of recorded conversations. Devoid of supernatural elements, it
provides useful information about a large number of Sufi saints and ulama.
A living testimony to the accord between the Shariah and Tariqah, therein
he apoke on the necessity of prctising values that could transform man
into a true human being, full of ove, tolerance, forgiveness, patience,
forbearance, sincerity in debotion, adherence to truth and generosity. He
left for Daulatabad on the transfer of the capital from Delhi, and died in
H. 737 Safar. His tomb is outside of Roza (Khuldabad) in west, and is
surrounded by a wall, but has no dome over it. Students offer sugar on the
threshold of the tomb on Thursdays, to improve their memories. A mosque
and ” tekkieh are attached to the tomb; and close by is the grave of the
poet Mir Ghulam Ali Azad Bilgrami of the 12th century Hijri.

17-Hazrat Azad Bilgrami r.a

Azad Bilgrami is one of the most significant scholar
of Arabic, Persian and Urdu languages in 18th century India. He is the
first Indian poet of Arabic whose poetic compilation is available. The
King of Yemen had had acknowledged his poetic genius and accorded him
the title of Hassan Al-Hind.His original name was Mir Ghulam Ali Husaini Wasiti (1116-
1200/1704-1786) however he is best known as Ghulam ‘Ali Azad
Bilgrami. He was born in Bilgram, a small town of scholars in Awadh and
gained reputation for possessing command over all topics of literature and
learning. He returned from Hijaz to India and lived in the city
of Aurangabad, Deccan till his death. Nasir Jang and other nobles of
the Nizam’s state were his devotees but he avoided worldly favours and
preferred life of piety and poverty. Azad was a poet and a biographer of
poets. He was the friend of Shah Nawaz Khan, and when the latter was
murdered, he collected his friend’s manuscripts (Ma’asir al-umara) which
were scattered in all directions, and published them. Azad compiled his
two diwans of poetry in Arabic and Persian. But among the works of
lasting value were the dictionaries of poets. He wrote following books
Yad-i-Baiza (Biographies 532 poet), Rauzat ul Auliya (on lives of saints
buried in Khuldabad), these books gave the information about sufic
history of Aurangabad Deccan. He lies buried near
the Dargah of Sufi saint Amir Hasan Dehlawi Sijzi (d.1336)
at Khuldabad near Aurngabad India

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