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The brief biography of

Hazrat Syed Shamsuddin Ghazi, Usmanbad

His real name is Syed Shah Ahmed Hussaini and his title,
Sharon Wali and as well as title
is Hadrat Khaja Shamsuddin Ghazi is well known and
famous. His father's name is Syed Shah Abdul Rahman
Hussaini who was well known and famous holy person as well
as a person of the pure heart of his time and he was among
caliphate of Hadrat Baba Farid Ganj Shaker. His mother’s name
was Syeda Razia Fatima and who was the daughter of
Hazrat Khaja Syed Ehtesham Billah Hussaini. He came to India
from Basra, through Tashkent and Samarqand for teaching and
preaching Islamic mission work.
His father started his early education under his special care
and attention. The condition of his memory was such that he
used to understand the issue and will adopt the concept of the
action by him very soon. He has memorized the Holy Quran at
the time of his age of 11 years. And he was becoming perfect in
the skill of the soldiering. At the age of 14 years, he was pledged
on the hands of his father and he was becoming his disciple.
Then he presented him into the service of Baba Samarqandi.
And Baba Samarqandi was given the title of Shamsuddin to him.
And then he was going to the court of Hazrat Nizamuddin Uddin
and where he renewed his pledge there. And a period of 5 years
he has spent in the shrine building of
the Khaja Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi.
And Hardart Khaja Nizamuddin Auliya has awarded him his
caliphate in the year 695 Hegira and he asked him to proceed
toward Usmanabad which is in the Deccan area. So, for this
reason, he was arrived in Usmanabad along with his family
members, devotees, and relatives from Delhi. He was settled
down in the area of the present shrine building area
in Usmanabad. He began teaching and preaching of Islam and
he was busy there in the worship of Allah as well in the service
of the mankind there.
From the date of the 15th Jamadal Akhir in the year
730 Hegira or 1330 and the period of Khaja Sahib ’s illness
began and at last on the 16 Rajab in the year Hegira or 1330 he
has died at Usmanabad.
Translated by
Mohammed Abdul Hafeez, B.Com.
Translator of Muslim Saints and Mystics
(Tadkhira al- Awiliya)