A short introduction of

Sheikh Rahamkar
By :- Dr. Mian Syed Rasool Shah Kakakhel
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Table of Contents

A. Introduction..............................................................................................1 B. The birth of Hazrat kaka sahib………………………………...................................1 C. The Names................................................................................................1 D. The Characteristics….….............................................................................2 E. The Tribe/Nationality………….....................................................................2 F. The forefathers of Kaka sahib….................................................................3 G. The family root tree……………………………………..………..................................4 H. The Devotes and disciples........................................................................5 I. The Demise…………………………………………………….……...................................8 J. Sources.....................................................................................................8

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Introduction
Hazrat syed Kastir Gul alias Hazrat Kakasahib (r.a) was a Hussaini syed belongs to the descendents of Ali bin ismail bin Imam Jafer Sadiq (a.s) . He belongs to notable well known bani hashim of arabs . He was an islamic Sufi (wali) named "Syed Kastir Gul " also known as Kaka Sahib and Sheikh Rehamkar (983-1063 hijri) .

The birth of Hazrat Kakasahib

Hazrat kakasahib was born on 1st Ramadan 983 Hijri and brought up in the era of Mughal emperors Jalal-ud-din Akbar and his son Jehangir .

The Names

Hazrat kakasahib got a name "Kastir Gul" (a flower of great fragrance) from his parents , whereas he is known by different names among the people . The pathans gave him a name "Kakasahib" . The Mughals used to call him "Sheikh Rahamkar"(because of his mercy and kindness to the people) . He is known as "Sheikh Jee" among the people of punjab and India . Some people also call him "Zayray kaka"(the pale- because of his extensive worship and prayers , his face turned pale) ."Akhun Panjoo Sahib" of "Akbar pura" gave him the title "Rahamkar".

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The Characteristics
Hazrat kakasahib was physically thin and slim.He had wheatish complexion.He was inclined towards worship of Allah Almighty right from his childhood.He used to be busy in meditation and prayers most of the time.He always observed good moral character.He never humiliated anybody rather he used to show mercy and kindness to everyone.He was so humane,humble,kindhearted and soft spoken that whosoever met him once or heard him,became his admirer and follower.He used to eat less and sleep less which ultimately caused him weak and undernourished.

The Tribe/Nationality

There are different denotations among the people about the tribe/nationality of kakasahib . Some say that he was a "syed" . Some say he was a "khattak" , whereas some other say that he was "Seenay" but most of the people agreed upon that he was a "syed" by caste . Refrences of some authentic books are given below for the attestation:•

When the British came to NWFP in 1848 , they compiled the history and nationality of the people of this area . They titled the descendents of Kakasahib as "Syed" . (Shajara-e-Nasab , Ziarat Kakasahib , Official Gazette of Tehsil/district Nowshera-1870 , page 1-44)

In a book "Tareekh-e-Peshawer" by A.G Heisting, 1880 , at page 323 , it is mentioned that the descendents of Hazrat Kakasahib are "Syeds" and their forefathers hailed from Kabul.

Syed Abdullah Shah Bukhari of Charsadda , in his book "Mujma-ulBarakat" , 1285 , at page 4 , mentioned the Shajara-e-Nasab of Hazrat Kakasahib and proved him as "Syed".

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Maulana Ghulam Ahmad in his book "Manaqib-e-Kakasahib" 1908 , at page 14 mentioned the Shajara-e-Nasab of Hazrat Kakasahib. Shamsul Ulema Maulana Syed Mir Ahmed Shah Rizwani in his book "Tuhfat-ul-Awlia" , 1321 , at page 30 mentioned that Kakkasahib was a "Syed".

Misconceptions About Nationality:- The misconception about the nationality of Kakasahib is because of his hailing from the land of Khattaks but the fact is that the forefathers of Kakasahib were belonging to Arab . They left their homeland and traveled across Iraq , Iran , Turkistan (Bukhara) , and Afghanistan until they reached the province of Balochistan and NWFP of Pakistan . Ghalib Gul Baba , the grand father of Kakasahib got settled in the area of khattaks , therfore , his offspring inhabited the same area but this does not mean that he belongs to a khattak tribe . For example Syed Jamalud-din Afghani , was a "Syed" by caste but inhabited Afghanistan for which he was called "Afghani".

The forefathers of kakasahib

Abak Sahib:- He was the father of kakasahib . His real name was Bahadur Khan Sahib . He was a saint of his time and had many followers . His beautiful shrine is located at a adistance of about six miles towards the west of village of Ziarat kakasahib.The visitors of the shrine are served with free food and offered boarding and lodging facilities. Must Baba:- He was the grand father of Kakasahib.He was also the saint of his time . His shrine is located at a distance of about five miles towards the west of the shrine of Abak Sahib .The devotees frequently come to visit his shrine and are served with free food.

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Ghalib Baba:- He was the grand grand-father of Kakasahib . He was also the saint of his time . His shrine is located at the land of khattaks , in the area of Cherat . The devotees come to visit his shrine and are served with free food.

The family Root tree of kakasahib

Name

Date of Birth Exp Date

Location Karbal, Iraq Madinah, Saudi Arabia Madinah, Saudi Arabia Madinah, Saudi Arabia Madinah, Saudi Arabia Mashad, Iran Mashad , Iran Bukhara , (CA) Bukhara , (CA) Bukhara , (CA) Pasheen , Gharjistan Pasheen ,Gharjistan Pasheen , Gharjistan Pasheen , Gharjistan

SYED-UL-SHUHADA Hazrat IMAM HUSSAIN (A.s) SYEDNA Hazrat IMAM ZAIN UL AABEDIN(A.s) Hazrat SYED IMAM BAQAR (A.s) Hazrat SYED IMAM JAFAR SAADIQ (A.s)
Hazrat SYED ISMAEEL SB Hazrat SYED ALI alias SYED KHAATEM Hazrat SYED FAATEH SAHIB Hazrat SYED QAAF alias SYED JAN BABA H.SYED ALI alias SYED UR_RIJAAL SAANI. H.SYED LUQMAN SAHIB Hazrat SYED ALI AKBAR SAHIB Hazrat SYED SAAD UDDIN SAHIB Hazrat SYED SAIFUDDIN SAHIB Hazrat SYED AHMAD SAHIB

4 Hijri 37 Hijri 57 Hijri 80 Hijri

60 Hijri 95 Hijri 114 Hijri 147 Hijri
147 Hijri

142 Hijri 203 Hijri 235 Hijri 291 Hijri 371 Hijri 449 Hijri 551 Hijri 581 Hijri 633 Hijri

225 Hijri 267 Hijri 308 Hijri 389 Hijri 464 Hijri ---627 Hijri 651 Hijri 691 Hijri

726 Hijri Pasheen , Gharjistan 765 Hijri Ghazni , (Afg) 795 Hijri Khost , (Afg) 845 Hijri Gardez , (Afg) Vill: Karboogha, Hazrat SYED ADAM BABA 806 Hijri 872 Hijri Kohat Hazrat SYED GHALIB UDDIN alias Vill: Maroba, 858 Hijri 931 Hijri GHALIB BABA Nowshera Hazrat SYED NADIR alias MAST Vill: Sheikhey, 941 Hijri 969 Hijri BABA Nowshera Hazrat SHIEKH BAHADAR alias Kanakhel, 941 Hijri 1027 Hijri ABAK BABA Nowshera Hazrat SYED KASTEER GUL alias 1st Ramadan 24th Raj Vill: Ziarat kaka SHEIKH REHAMKAR KAKA SAHIB 983Hijri 1063 Hijri Sahib, Nowshera

Hazrat SYED MEHMOOD SAHIB Hazrat SYED BAQER SAHIB Hazrat SYED MUHABBAT SAHIB Hazrat SYED YASEEN BABA

672 Hijri 705 Hijri 735 Hijri 767Hijri

The Devotes and Disciples of kakasahib

Relations with Khushal Khan Khattak:- Shahbaz khan khattak , the father of great poet Khushal khan khattak was a devotee of Kakasahib . Khushal khan khattak also paid great homage to Kakasahib . It was because of their strong relationship that one of Hazrta's sons (Sheikh Zia-ud-din Baba) got married with the daughter of Khushal khan khattak . He participated in the funeral procession of Hazrat kakasahib and wrote a date of his death as (Refrence Tareekh-e-Murassaa , by Afzal khan khattak , the grand son of Khushal khan khattak ,Vol-4);

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Faqir Jameel Baig:- He was the brother of Khushal khan khattak . He left the lordship and comfort of life and adopted Kakasahib as his spiritual leader . Soon he became known for his nobility and righteousness . He was a famous poet and author of Pushto and Persian , and also wrote "Manaqib Kakasahib". The renowned mystic of Attock "Hazrat Jee Baba" was his disciple (mureed) . His shrine is located in the village "Tangaru" at a distance of about six miles toward the east of village Ziarat Kakasahib , A big festival is celebrated on his shrine every year.His offspring are known as "Faqirkhel" and are living in village Tangaru , Chashmai , Akora Khattak and shaidu . Mirza Gul Sahib:- He belonged to "Khalil" tribe and migrated to a avillage "Jalozai/Zalozai" of Khattaks . He was a famous mystic of his time . Hazrat kakashaib gave him the permission to treat the eye patients . A festival is clebrated on his shrine every year . Sheikh Babar Baba:- He belonged to "Ismaeel Khattak" tribe.He was a great mystic of his time . Hazrat Kakasahib gave him the permission

7 to treat the patients of flatulence and palsy/trembling . His shrine is located in a village "Dak ismaeel Khail" near Cherat .

Mian Gulu Baba:- He belonged to a village "Tor Dheri". He was a landlord of his area but inclined towards Allah Almighty . Hazrat Kakasahib gave him the permission to treat the patients of herpes and kin diseases . His shrine is located in a village "Tor Dheri" near Mardan . Ali Gul and Mali Gul:- They were two brothers and obedient servants of Hazrat Kakasahib . They sacrificed their lives to serve the visitors and used to supervise the management of boarding and lodging of the guests . Their graves are inside the parameter walls of the tomb of Hazrat Kakasahib . Nawab Saad Ullah Khan:- It is mentioned in the "Muqamat-e-Qutbia and Maqalaat-e-Qudsia" - page 177, that he was the devotee (mureed) of Hazrat Kakasahib . He asked Kakasahib for prayers to become rich as a result of the prayer he became the minister of Mughal emperor Shah Jehan . Hazrat Jee Baba of Attock:- As mentioned earlier , he was the disciple of Faqir Jameel Baig.He wrote a book "Jameul-Munaqibeen" in which he mentioned about the famous saint of NWFP . He has also written the life profile and Shajara of Hazrat Kakasahib . some of verses from his book are given as under:-

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Ghazi Khan:- He was also one of the devotees who acquired his due spiritual share from Hazrat kakashaib . His grave is located near by the shrine of Kakasahib .

There are many others , who could not be mentioned due to paucity of time and space , especially those who have been inspired from Hazrat Kakasahib and followed the straight path of truth and salvation .

The Demise

The sad demise of Hazrat Kakasahib was occured on friday,24th of Rajab 1063 Hijri . He was buried in a place he mentioned in his will , i-e a hill top of the present village Ziarat Kakasahib .

Sources
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Official Gazette of tehsil/district nowshera-1870 Tareekh-e-Peshawer Mujma-ul-Barakat Manaqib-e-Kakasahib Tuhfat-ul-Awlia Maqamat-e-Qutbia Maqamat-e-Qudsia Jameul-Munaqibeen Tareekh-e-Murassaa

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