Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Kabeer Ganj Shakkar Rehmatullah-alaihi

Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Masoud Kabeer Ganj Shakkar was born in 569 Hijri in Kasba Khanwal. He was very young when he set to Multan which was the education center for Islam in those days. And received his education from renowned teachers there and learned “Anfeh” a Fiqh from Maulana Minajuddeen Tirjimi. In 584 Hijri he met Hazrat Khawaja Qutub-ud-deen Bakhtiyar Ra. Took baith from him and became his Mureed. And heeded to Hazrat Khawaja Qutub-ud-deen Bakhtiyar Ra. Advise to complete his education and reached Delhi. He was put up at Gajanan Darwaja and was made Khalifa soon.

During the pardah of Hazrat Khawaja Qutub-ud-deen Bakhtiyar Ra. He was in Haansi and reached three days later and was the successor after Hazrat Khawaja Qutub-ud-deen Bakhtiyar Ra. However he returned to Haansi and continued staying there.

Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ganj Shakkar would distribute langar to the poor and needy and was approachable by everyone at all times.

Once Sultan Nasiruddeen Mahmud and his army who were on a journey to Awaich and Multan. There were hoards of visitors thronged to pay visit to Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ra. he was unable to let in everyone for a personal visit so his Khadims hung his cloak outside the house and people would come and kiss it. The sleeves of the cloak were in shreds soon and Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ganj Shakkar asked his followers to cover him from all around in the mosque. Visitors would stand outside this cover and pay tribute and salaam to him however an old man managed to get through and he fell at Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ganj Shakkar’s feet and said “Shaikh Fareed are you tired of this you should thank Allah more” to this Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ganj Shakkar cried out loud and hugged the old man.


Sultan Nasiruddeen Mahmud was unable to personally visit Baba Fareed so he sent Ghyasuddeen with an amount of money and possession papers of 4 villages. Baba Fareed accepted the money and distributed it immediately amongst the poor and needy however he declined to accept the 4 villages saying that there were other needy people for that land.

Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ganj Shakkar was very soft hearted and would cry often in prayers he would be in Namaz most of the time and would remain in fast most of the time and advised his Mureeds and Khalifa’s of the same routine.

Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Masoud Kabeer Ganj Shakkar was very found of Mehfil e Samaa and Qawaali.

Hazrat Shaikh Nizamuddeen Auliya states of the last days of Hazrat Khawaja Fareeduddeen Ganj Shakkar, It was the 5th of Muharram when his health started deteriorating, He offered the Isha Salaat with Jamaat and fell unconscious, When he came to he asked his Mureeds if he had offered the Namaaz they replied that he had, Unsure he offered it again and fell unconscious, and then he got up again and offered the Namaaz the third time and took pardah. It was Tuesday 5th Muharram 664 Hijri and was buried in Ajodhan (Pakpattan). Sultan Muhhamed Tulak made the Gumbad over it. “Inna Lillahi va Inna Ilaihi Raajiuun”.