,He first entered into a marriage contract with Bibi Amatullaah. She was the daughter of the Raja. According to Maulana Shams-ud-Din Tahir, the children born out of this . union are Kha’.vaja Fakhr-ud-Din, Khawaja Hisam-ud-Din and Bibi Hafiz  Khawaja Fakhr-ud-Din Abul Khair was born in 591 A.H. He is the eldest son of Gharib Nawaz.2 He settled in the village known as Mandal, situate at a distance ofthree miles from Ajmer. He was a Dervesh of the first rank, and had attained great spiritual heights. He was well versed in spiritual and temporal knowledge.3 He breathed his last at the ripe age of seventy on the fifth of Sha’ban in the year 66 1 A.H.4 He lies buried at Sarwar,5 a place about thirty-four miles from Ajmer. His Urs ceremony (death anniversary) is held every year from the 3rd to the 6th of Shaban.

Khawaja Hisam-ud-Din Abu Saleh is the second son of Gharib Nawaz. He died at the age of forty five.6 He had seven Sons. He lies buried in Dargah Sharif near Jhalra.

The Crown of Women, Bibi Hafiz Jamal, was given in marriage to Sheikh Razi-ud-Din alias Abdullah son of Qazi Hamid-ud-Din of Nagora She gave birth to two sons. But both of them died in infancy.7 Her tomb, situate near the, southern wall ofthe tomb ofGharib Nawaz, is visited by the devotees, and is an object of reverence and a centre of devotion. Her Urs ceremony is performed every year on the 17th of Rajab in the Dargah Sharif. On her Chilla, known as Chilla Bibi Hafiz Jamal, situate on the Nur Chashma, there is held on the 1 9th of Rajab a yearly fair. This is known as Nal ka Mela.

As already mentioned, he married a second time with Bibi Asmat-Ullah, daughter of Sayyed Wajih-ud-Din Mashhadi. According to Maulana Shams-ud-Din -Tahir, Hazrat Khawaja Zia-ud-Din Abu Said was born of this union.

Khawaja Zia-ud-Din, Abu Said is the youngest son of Gharib Nawaz. He lived up to the age of fifty. He had two sons. His tomb, situate in the Dargah or Gharib Nawaz nearjhalra on Saya Ghat, attracts pilgrims and devotees. His Urs is held every year on the 13th and 14th of Zil-Hij.

Khawaja Hisam-ud-Din Soqta is the son ofKhawaja Fakhrud-Din, and thus grandson of Gharib Nawaz. He had acquired spiritual perfection. He enjoyed the company of Hazrat Nizamud-Din Aulia. He lies buried at Sambhar Lake, not very far off from Phulerajunction. His annual Urs takes place from the 12th to the 14th of Rajab at Sambhar.

Khawaja Ahmad is the grandson ‘of Gharib Nawaz He was pious and saintly.

Khawaja Waheed-ud-Din, better known as Khawaja Wahed, is the real brother of Khawaja Abmad, and the grandson of Gharib Nawaz He went to Baba Farid-ud-Din Ganj Shakar to be his Mureed_(spiritual disciple). But Baba Sahib, at first, refused to accept him as his Mureed saying: “I have got this imperishable ‘vealth from your family. How dare I catch your hand?”8 At last, fter great insistence, he accepted him as his spiritual disciple.

Khawaja Moeen-ud-Din, the younger, is the son of Sheikh f-Iisam-ud-Din Soqta. Long before he became a Mureed of Sheikh Jaseer-ud-Din Chiragh of Delhi, he used to derive spiritual inspiration from Gharib Nawaz’s tomb. He had many children. I-Ic died in 761 A.H.

Sheikh Qaim-ud-Din Babar Yal is the brother of Khawaja Vloeen-ud-Din, the younger, and the son ofKhawaja Hisam-udDin Soqta. He was strong, well built and pious.

Sheikh Qutub-ud-Din, better known as Chisht Khuan, is the son of Khawaja Moecn-ud-Din the younger. He was in the pay and service of Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Khilji, and was the head of a section ofthe infantry, consisting oftwelve thousand horsemen. The king wanted to entrust Ajmer to him, but he refused. He used to live in Mandoo, a flourishing city in Maiwa at that time, but hOW deserted.

Sheikh Bayazeed returned to India after a long time. It is said that being disgusted of confusion and intrigue rampant at Sultanate of Delhi, he left for Baghdad. But this view is not accepted by some who assert that during the regime of Rana Kumba, he left on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Anyhow, on his return to India, the fact of his being a close relation of Gharib Nawaz was disputed.

The matter reached Sultan Mahmud Khilj i. The king summoned the Ulama, the Muftis and others, and inquired from them the truth of the matter. The evidence of Sheikh Husain of Nagora and Maulana Rustum ofAjmer was, recorded. Finally, it

was decided that Sheikh Bayazeed was the son of Sheikh Qaimg ud-Din Babar Yal, who is the son of Khawaja Hisam-ud-Dii. Soqta, and he, in turn, is the son of Khawaja Fakhr-ud-Din… Subsequently, Sheikh Husain of Nagora gave his daughter im. marriage to the son of Sheikh Bayazeed.

The following are some of his relations in India:

Hazrat Khawaja Au of Sanjar.-He is the son ofthe sister of Gharib Nawaz’s mother.9 Details about him will follow in th chapter dealing with Gharib Nawaz’ s spiritual successors.

Miran Na Ta Ma Shah.-His father Hazrat Miran Samyan had settled in Nilan, a town nearly two miles from Koh Hirat. Here he was born, his mother being Asmat Khatoon. He became a. Mureed (disciple) of Sayyed Abdul Razzak Charkhi.’° He had the honour of paying his respects to Hazrat Khawaja Usmari Harooni in a tenement near the mosque of Qasim junaid fri Haroon. When Gharib Nawaz went to his Murshid (spiritual teacher) to become his disciple, then Hazrat Khawaja Usmari Harooni said to him: “0 Moeen-ud-Din! your maternal brother, Sayyed Hamid-Ullah (Na Ta Ma Shah), is here, Do meet hun and embrace him.” Gharib Nawaz accordingly embraced him. He (Na Ta Ma Shah) received the title of ‘Qusurul Hind’ fron-i the Prophet’s Court. He lies buried near the city well of Akbar beneath the Chilla of Ghaus Pak. His Urs is celebrated on the 1 0th and 1 Ith ofZil-Hijj every year. Rattan Panwar, the grandson of Raja Sanoo-Want Panwar, embraced Islam at his hands. He had the honour of becoming his disciple also. He called him by the name of Malik Shah Chattar Patti.

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