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KHADIMS
"VAKALATNAMA"

BESIDES KINGS, NOBLES, MASHAIKH AND SUFI GAVE VIKALATNAMAS AND LETTERS TO KHADIMS AND MUJAWIRS ON THE OCCASIONS OF THEIR VISITS TO THE HOLY DARGAH SHARIF. THESE VIKALATANAMA AND LETTERS THROW CONSIDERABLE LIGHT ON THE OLD AND INTIMATE CONNECTIONS OF THE KHADIM COMMUNITY WITH THE HOLY SHRINE OF KHWAJA BABA.

 IN THESE VIKALATNAMA AND LETTERS THE MEDIUM OF THE KHADIMS  HAS BEEN CONSIDERED TO BE A NECESSARY ITEM IN CONNECTION WITH THE CEREMONY OF PAYING HOMAGE TO THE HOLY SAINT AND THE KHADIMS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AUTHORITY TO SPEND THE AMOUNTS OF OFFERINGS TO THE DARGAH SHARIF IN WHATEVER MANNER THEY CHOOSE TO SPEND THEM.

THESE VIKALATNAMA AND LETTERS ARE THEREFORE AN ELOQUENT TESTIMONY TO THE TIME HONOURED AND UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF THIS COMMUNITY.OF THE INNUMERABLE VIKALATNAMAS OF THE MASHAIKH (ASCETICS), IT WOULD SUFFICE FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS TREATIES TO REPRODUCE THE VIKALATNAMA OF SHAIKH HAZRAT KHWAJA SULAIMAN TONSVI , ONE OF THE RENOWNED ASCETICS OF THE CHISHTIA SCHOOL .

THIS VIKALATNAMA RAN AS FOLLOWS-

The Saint of Saints Hazrat Khwaja Moin-ul-Haq Waddin (helper of truth and faith)
 Chishty may God sanctify his words and deeds.

Whereas we have entrusted the vikalat of the
 Dargah Sharif of the Chief of ascetics,
 the Head of those who acquainted with spiritual secrets,
 namely the Dargah Sharif of Hazart Khwaja
where angles take rest, to the Refuge of Nobility and
Greatness Syed Imam Ali Shah and Syed Nizam Ali Shah.

All offerings in cash and kind sheet, covers for the tomb, lightning materials, Deg (Cauldrons) elephants, camels, horses and all other articles shall be entrusted to the custody of the said Syed. If any other person will make a claim, it will be false. Of all our relation and family members who come for the purpose of kissing the hallowed feet of Hazrat Khwaja, should perform the
 ceremonies of pilgrimage of the blessed tomb through the media of the Syedzadgan and should thus derive happiness of both the world.
No other person is entitled to make a claim.

CONSEQUENTLY THESE FEW WORDS HAVE BEEN CAUSED TO BE WRITTEN
AND HANDED OVER BY WAY OF VIKALATNAM.
DATED THE 25TH MUHARRAM 1265 A.H.

FOR THE VERIFICATION AND RECOGNITION OF THE SAID VIKALATNAMA,
HAZRAT KHWAJA ALLAH BAKSH WHO WAS THE DISCIPLE AND SPIRITUAL SUCCESSOR OF
 KHWAJA SULAIMAN, THE ORIGINAL EXECUTANT OF THE VIKALATNAMA ALSO PUT HIS SEAL THEREON.

A VIKALATNAMA OF THE SAME TYPE WAS GIVEN BY THE SPIRITUAL TEACHER OF
 HAZRAT KHWAJA SULAIMAN TONSVI, NAMELY BY QIBLA-E-ALAM HAZRAT KHWAJA NOOR
MOHAMMED MAHARVI, TO SYED MASOOM ALO SHAH PRINCIPAL CALIPAH ON THE 11TH RABIUL
AWWAL, 1202 A.H. ANOTHER VIKALATNAMA WAS EXECUTED IN FAVOUR OF SYED BADRUDDIN,
A KHADIM OF KHWAJA SAHIB,
ON THE 9TH SHAWWAL 1202 A.H.

 LIKEWISE, OF THE INNMERBLE VIKALATNAMA OF KINGS AND NOBLES IT WOULD SUFFICE TO
 REPRODUCE THE VIKALATNAMA GRANTED BY BAHADUR SHAH, EMPEROR OF DELHI, ORIGINALLY
 EXECUTED IN THE PERIOD WHEN HE WAS THE HEIR APPARENT TO THE THRONE. THE FIRST SEAL
 WHICH THE VIKALATNAMA BEARS IS OF THAT PERIOD, AND THE SECOND SEAL THEREON WAS PUT
 BY BAHADUR SHAH AS EMPEROR. AT HIS INSTANCE, HIS HEIR APPARENT ALSO PUT HIS SEAL THEREON.

THE VIKALATNAMA OF BAHADUR SHAH RAN AS FOLLOWS-

 Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty may Allah sanctify his words and deeds.

This vikalatnama is in the name of the Refuge of Greatness and Nobility,
Syed Fateh Ali and Rajjab Ali,
son of Syed Jan Mohammed,
 Khadims of the Holy Dargah
of the Chief of ascetics and Head of those who
 have attained nearness to Allah and are initiated into spiritual secrets,
 and the saints of saints (namely Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty).

Where the Syed have been permanently appointed as vakils
in the Holy Dargah Sharif, they should be
engaged day and night, in praying for the long life,
prosperity and increase of prestige and greatness
 (of us) at the sacred shrine and whatever offerings will be made (by us) at the dignified
Dargah Sharif will be entrusted to the Syeds. Whosoever of our sons and relation may visit the holy
 Dargah Sharif for the sake of paying homage to it, should pay homage through the Syedzadgaans
and should entrust the offerings and perquisites to them.
Nobody is partner or share holder in this vikalat.
These few words have been written by way of vikalatnama so that they may be useful.

Dated- 19th MUHARRAM 1227 A.H.

BE IT KNOWN TO ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT HER IMPERIAL MAJESTY,
 THE QUEEN EMPRESS OF INDIA HAS BEEN GRACIOULY PLEASED TO APPOINT
SYED HAFIZ MARDAN ALI SON OF SYED KHWAJA BAKSHA AS HER MAJESTY’S VAKIL
ON BEHALF OF THE DARGAH KHWAJA SAHIB, AJMER, ON THE OCASSION OF HER IMPERIAL
MAJESTY’S VISIT TO THE DARGAH SHARIF ON THE 22ND DECEMBER 1911.

BY COMMAND
SD. E.G. COLVIN
CHIEF COMMISSIONER AND AGENT TO THE
GOVERNOR GENERAL FOR RAJPUTANA CAMP, AJMER
22ND DECEMBER 1911.

AS REGARDS THE VIKALAT OF THE RULING PRINCES OF INDIA IN THE DARGAH SHARIF IT WILL
SUFFICE HERE TO GIVE AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE LETTER OF THE CHIEF SECRETARY
TO HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD-DECCAN , IN WHICH IT IS EXPRESSED
THAT ALL THE KHADIMS OF THE KHWAJA SAHIB ARE HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS’ VAKIL IN THE DARGAH, THE LETTER RAN AS FOLLOWS-

“HAZRAT KUTUBUL AKTAB (SAINT OF SAINTS) KHWAJA GHARIB NAWAZ
WHOSE INNER SELF HAS BEEN SANCTIFIED.

MONOGRAM OF HIS

EXALTED HIGHNESS

THE NAZIM.
CAMP AJMER
THURSDARY, 12TH ZI-KAAD 1330 A.H.

FROM MOULVI AHMED HUSSAIN (SIR AMIN JANG) C.S. I., M.A., B.L., MOTAMAD AND
CHIEF SECRETARY TO HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD – DECCAN.

 TO,
THE SECRETAY,
COMMITTEE OF THE HOLY DARGAH
AJMER SHARIF.

 BY COMMAND OF HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS IT IS WRITTEN THAT HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS
WAS MUCH PLEASED WITH THE GOOD WORK OF ALL THE SAHIBZADAS (KHADIMS)
 WHO ARE THE INTERMEDIARIES AND VAKILS IN THE HOLY DARGAH SHARIF ON BEHALF
 OF HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS AND SPECIALLY WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE NECESSARY
 MANAGEMENT OT THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY SYED MOHAMMED HANEEF
 SAHIB ON THE OCASSION OF HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS VISIT TO AJMER SHARIF,
AND HIS EXALTED HIGHNESS EXPRESSED HIS HEART FELT SATISFACTION.
 KINDLY COMMUNITCATE THIS TO ALL THE AFORESAID PERSONS.

 SD. AHMED HUSSAIN MOHAMMAD.

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