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"Khwaja" redirects here. For the city in Iran, see Khajeh. For the village in Iran, see Bagh-e Khvajeh.

Khawaja or Khwaja (Persian: خواجهkhvājeh, Arabic: خواجةkhawājah, Turkish: haja) is a title used in the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia. It means Master, Lord, the title is also closely related to other terms in Sufism. The spellings Hodja or Hoca (Turkish), Hodža (Bosnian), Hoxha (Albanian), Hodža (Slovak), Hotzakis (Greek), and Al-Khawaja[1] are also used.

People using the name[edit]



See also[edit]

  • Khwajagan, a chain of Central Asian Naqshbandi Sufi Masters from the 10th to the 16th century
  • Khoja (Turkestan), a title of the descendants of the Central Asian Naqshbandi Sufi teacher, Ahmad Kasani
  • Hoca, Turkish spelling of Khawaja
  • Hoxha, Albanian surname
  • Hodžić, Bosniak surname


  1. ^ Al Rehanad (book of Origins)