HAZRAT KHWAJA SAYED MUHAMMAD KHALID SHAH CHISTI SABIREE JAHANGIRI KAMBAL POSH (RADI ALLAHU ANHU)
Hazrat Sayed Muhammad Khalid Sha Chisti Saberi Jahangiri Kambal Posh (radi Allahu anhu) was born in 1935 in the city of Ajmer Shareef in India. He hailed from a very noble family, being direct descendents of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (sallallahu alaihii wasallam). His father, Hazrat Sayed Muhammed Iqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu), and his grandfather, Hazrat Sayed Muhammed Jahangir Sha (radi Allahu anhu), were great Awliya of their time and were very prominent personalities of the CHISTI SABERI SILSILA. Hazrat Khalid Shah’s (radi Allahu anhu) mother was also of noble descent
Since childhood, Hazrat Iqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu) was very attached to his son and always kept him in his company. Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) studied under the personal guidance of his illustrious father, Hazrat Sayed Iqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu). When the partition of India and Pakistan took place in 1947, Hazrat Iqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu) was spiritually instructed by Sultaanul Hind, Hazrat Khwaja Ghareeb-e-Nawaaz (radi Allahu anhu), to migrate with his family from Ajmer Shareef in India to Sind, Hyderabad in Pakistan. This has been the residence of the family since then.
A few years before the demise of Hazrat Sayed Muhammed Iqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu), he had left a Wasiyat that upon his death, his son, Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu), should succeed him as the SAJJADA NASHEEN OF THE CHISTI SABRI JAHANGIRI SILSILA. When Hazrat Iqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu) passed away in 1954, on the 40th day after the Wisaal, which was on the 25th of June, the Deed of Succession was carried out as instructed in the presence of various Mashaa’ ikh of various Silsila’s. On this auspicious occasion, which was advertised in the newspapers of Pakistan, the sacred Tabarukaat (sacred relics) namely, The Kambli Shareef and the Baal Mubarak were handed over to him
HAZRAT KHALID SHAH (RA) on the day of his succession
as Sajjada Nasheen – 25th June 1954 (pictured below)
At a very young age he abandoned this world and was placed with this tremendous amount of responsibility. From then onwards, he donned the garment of his Mashaa’ikh, that is the Black Kurta and Tehband (cloth covering the navel to the ankle). Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) was a tall and beautiful person with an extremely attractive personality. Many non-Muslims accepted Islam at his hands merely by seeing his features. He always bowed his head in humbleness and whenever he spoke or walked he commanded a great deal of respect. Owing to his great personality he was very well respected also by the Mashaa’ ikh of other Salasil.
Taking on the immense responsibility of providing guidance to others, he always taught his mureeds and other Muslims to remain steadfast on the Shar’ iah. He emphasised on the principles of proper Islamic Adaab -1 to respect the young and the old. Although Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) had immense resources that were at his disposal, he never abused his position – a quality that was adopted by earlier Mashaa’ ikh of the Chistiya Silsila and which Hazrat firmly adhered to. He led a very simple and disciplined life with minimum luxuries and worldly belongings. On many occasions during his inspiring talks he often cried when narrating incidents in the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Sahaba lkraam (radi Allahu anhu) and the Awliya Allah. This was due to his immense love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu alaihi wasallam).
Due to his great influence, the Chisti Sabri Jahangiri Silsila spread to many countries like India, U.K., Pakistan, South Africa, etc. and places such as Jherruck, Paak Patan, Lahore, Bareilly, Peshawar, etc. In the early sixties, Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) had the Buland Darwaza constructed at the mazaar of Hazrat Sabir Paak (radi Allahu anhu) in Kalyar Shareef, India. The wood for the door was personally purchased by him. Hazrat had once made an intention to make a catera or silver railing to place around the blessed grave of Hazrat Sabir Paak (radi Allahu anhu) to prevent the people from leaning onto the grave. Upon helping a Hindu devotee in Kalyar by miraculously making his deaf and dumb child hear and speak within 3 days, the Hindu had offered to donate silver for the railing. This railing was made by Hazrat’s mureeds in Surat in India. Due to his personality many Hindus accepted Islam at his hands in India. Seeing this as a “threat” the government of India banned him from entering India. As a result of this banning order, he was unable himself to present the silver catera in the mazaar of Hazrat Sabir Paak (radi Allahu anhu). Nevertherless, this wish was fulfilled by Hazrat’s eldest son, Hazrat Sayed Muhammed Sha Chisti Sabri in 1989. He is the present Sajjada-Nasheen.
Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) now focused his attention to the Murshid of Hazrat Sabir Paak (radi Allahu anhu) – Hazrat Baba Farid Ganje Shakar (radiAllahu anhu)- in Paak Patan Shareef, Pakistan. Here he establised a huge Khanqah known as Kashana-e-Masoodiya Sabireeya Khanqah where the Urs of Hazrat Baba Farid (radi Allahu anhu) is grandly celebrated during the first five days of Muharram and which attracts devotees from all parts of the world – India, Pakistan as well as South Africa. In the 1980’s, upon the instruction of Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu)J, a golden Kalas (a structure mounted on the Dome) was made by his mureeds which was placed on the dome of the mazaar of Hazrat Baba Farid (radi Allahu anhu). In Hyderabad, he was instrumental in establishing the Jashne Eid-e-Meelad-un Nabi OrganizatIon, the Ghareeb-e-Nawaaz Urs CommIttee and the Ghareeb Nawaaz Yateemkhana.
Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) set his blessed foot for the very first time in South Africa in 1966. The Chisti Sabri Silsila in South Africa was already founded in 1944 with the blessing of Hazrat lqbal Sha (radi Allahu anhu) by his mureed, Janab lbrahim Madari Chist Sabri. May Almighty Allah shower His infinite Mercy upon his grave. Aameen. He also visited South Africa in 1972, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. During his visits to South Africa, thousands of people became his mureeds. He also delivered many inspiring talks throughout his visit. The Chisti Sabri Silsila spread throughout South Africa, including Botswana and Lesotho. Hazrat showed a great deal of concern towards his mureeds and well- wishers. He treated the poor and the rich alike and feared none besides Allah. Many respected people and Ulema used to seek Hazrat’s advice on various issues. There are numerous Karamats or miracles attributed to him.
During Hazrat Khalid Sha’s (radi Allahu anhu) latter years his health began to deteriorate. His mureeds persuaded him to come to South Africa to receive expert medical advice, but in spite of all serious attempts to provide the best medical treatment, the Will and Divine Wisdom of Allah took its course. On the 16th of May 1984 (15 SHABAAN 1404 A.H.) Hazrat Khalid Sha (radi Allahu anhu) left this mundane world for the Aakhirah. He is buried in Watville Benoni (South Africa) where the Urs is held every year in his honour attracting many devotees from all parts of the country.
A beautiful Mazaar Shareef is being built over his Qabar Shareef in Watville, Benoni , Gauteng , South Africa.