Syed Bakhte Nasar Ali

Kalid Bardar of the Shrine

When Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin proceeded for India, his Peer-o-Murshid (spiritual mentor) Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni asked him to take one of his blood relations and followers, Hazrat Khwaja Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) along with him. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi, the Khadim-e-khas would attend to Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.) always, therefore he and his descendants the present Khadim community took pride and deemed it an honor to be called "KHADIMS" of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.).

Syed Fakhruddin stayed with the great Khwaja unto his last breath and when Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) kept himself busy in prayer and meditation or in seclusion for a number of days he looked after his affairs and management of Khanah and Langar Khana.The Khadims of Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) known as "Syedzadgan" descent from Hazrat Khwaja Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) through his sons. Khwaja Syed Masood, Khwaja Syed Mahoob Bahlol and Khwaja Syed Ibrahim. Thus the "Khadims" are performing their religious duties as their fore fathers had done in the past. They serve the Mazar - e -Pak (Shrine) and pray on behalf of those who have faith in Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) and are desirous of obtaining his blessings. Their rights to serve the Shrine, to perform religious rituals, arrange spiritual functions and to receive all kinds of Nazar are hereditary and have also been judicially recognized.

Apart from being one of the hereditary attendants (Khadim) of the Holy shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.), Syed Bakhte Nasar Ali is also a Kalid Bardar (key holder) of the Durbar Sharif. A Khadim in Sufi philosophy is considered as Ridwan (gate keeper) of Jannat (Paradise). Syed Bakhte Nasar can trace his lineage to Hazrat Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) who is the paternal brother of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.), and spent his life in the Khidmat of Huzoor.

Syed Bakhte Nasar’s grandfather Baba Gaffoor Ali Goresha was a Sufi and humble servant of Khwaja Sahib (R.A.).He announced his date of death upon returning from Mecca, as he saw in a dream that he belongs to Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) and his grave is to be destined in the soil of Ajmer. He died in Ajmer, on the day he dreamt he would die.

His son Syed Baba Fakhruddin Goresha used to feed ants and fishes all his life and never asked for anything from anyone except Allah. He saw Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) feeding birds in his dream.

Syed Bakhte Nasar Ali’s grandfather Dr. Moin Chishty was a Doctor of Philosophy and a poet. He wrote many poems in both Urdu and Persian in the honor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.).

Syed Bakhte Nasar himself went to The Lawrence School, Sanawar for Schooling. He has studied BA Business Management with Information Technology from University of Sheffield (UK). He later studied MSc in Supply Chain Management from University of Warwick (UK). Apart from running his own garments business; he is a student of the Sufi way of life. He wants to expand the reach of Sufism to corners of the world. His ideology is that Sufism is a solution to extremism and Islam-o-phobia in today’s world. He is UN representative of the International Day of Living Together in India. By the grace of God, he also works with other religious charities that promote harmony and brotherhood. He believes in the concept of voluntary work like his grandfather and doing good deeds and action where one hand does not know about what good deed the other hand did.