25 Rajab Urs Fakhruddin Gurdezi Ajmer 642AH/1245CE

Ajmer Sharif

Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi was Hussaini syed born in 544 hijri at Gurdez. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) and Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.) were first cousins and spiritual brothers. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) was also the Khadim-e-Khas of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A). He used to attend on Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) day in and day out, Therefore, he and his descendants the present Khadim community took pride and deemed it an honour to be called “Khadims” of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A).

When Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty(R.A) proceeded for India, his Peer-o-Murshid (spiritual mentor) Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni(R.A) asked him to take one of his blood relations and follower, Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) along with him. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi(R.A), the Khadim-e-khas used to attend on Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.) day in day out.

Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) died in Ajmer, on 25th of Rajab 642 A.H./1245 (nearly a decade after the Wisaal”(demise) of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) and was buried near Mazar-e-Pak of Khwaja Saheb in the Hujra, which is known as “Tosh-e-Khana”. His annual Urs is celebrated on the 25th of Rajab, with all religious ceremonies, by the Khadims, (Syedzadgan).
The Khadims of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz known as “Syedzadgan” trace their descent from Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) through his Sons; Hazrat Khwaja Syed Masood(R.A), Hazrat Khwaja Syed Mahboob Bahlol(R.A) and Hazrat Khwaja Syed Ibrahim(R.A). The Khadim’s of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz(R.A) have been performing the religious duties for 8 centuries, since demise of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz(R.A).


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