Khudam community
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Islam 100%

The Khadim (Rajasthani: ख़ादिम, Urdu: خادم‎) plural Khuddam Urdu:(خدام)Rajasthani: खुद्दाम are Sayyaid (سید) Muslim community found in the present state of Rajasthan in Ajmer.[2]

History and origin

The name "Khadem" comes from the Arabic )(خادم)khadem those who are always present in service or care. The Khadem of Ajmer (Syedzadgaan) are Syed by origin and trace their genealogy from Syed Imam Musa Al Kazim by his son Syed Hussain.


Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin of Gardez, Afghanistan (RA) was from Chishti sufi order Hussaini syed born in 544 hijri at Gardez. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gardezi (R.A.) and Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.) were first cousins and spiritual brothers. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gardezi (R.A.) was also the Khadim-e-Khas of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A). He used to attend on Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) day to day matters. Therefore, he and his descendants the present Khadim syedzadgaan community took pride and deemed it as an honor to be called "Khadims" of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A).

They are also referred to as Mujavirs, Syedna, Sahibzadas, Khuddam, Gaddinashins, etc. by the devotees and pilgrims, who pour all kinds of offerings (Nazar) upon them, in the name of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A).[3][4]


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