Hazrath Machiliwale Shah

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Hazrath Machiliwale Shah
Photo of Hazrath Machiliwale Shah
Photo of Hazrath Machiliwale Shah
Religion Islam
Sect Sunni Hanafi
Died 8 September 1932, 29th Rabi-us-sani, 1351 AH[1][2]
Senior posting
Based in Hyderabad, India
Predecessor Hazrath Syed Sultan Mahmoodullah Shah Hussaini[1][2]
Successor Hazrath Ghousi Shah[1][2]
Religious career
Profession Author
Website http://www.mgshah.com

Machiliwale Shah Saheb (died September 8, 1932), also known as Hazrath Syed Kamalullah Shah, was a renowned Muslim Sufi, saint and scholar of the Quadri, Chisti order from Indian sub continent.[1] He was the disciple and the spiritual successor of Hazrath Syed Sultan Mahmoodullah Shah Hussaini (Shaji). His most famous disciple and spiritual successor was Hazrath Ghousi Shah, who in turn became the spiritual master of India's noted Sufi saint.[2][3][4]


Hazrath Syed Kamalullah Shah was popularly known as Machiliwale Shah Saheb. He was spiritually illuminated by his spiritual preceptors and could explain mysteries of life and existence even to highly educated professors and scholars. Ilahi Chaman (Nimboliadda, Kachiguda) his residence became the centre of Ulemas and Sufis. Professors, poets, jurists and bureaucrats would pride themselves, sitting at the feet of Hazrath Machiliwale Shah. He stressed inner illumination and the leading of a pure and simple life.[2][3]

Spiritual History[edit]

Hazrath Kamalullah Shah (Hazrath Machiliwale Shah), a businessman from Mysore, surrendered himself to Hazrath Syed Mahmoodullah Shah Hussaini when he first met him in Secunderabad. He was initiated (mureed) in the Sufi order and later became the successor (janasheen) of the saint. When Hazrath Ghousi Shah came to his khankha, he took him into baiyat and awarded khilafath instantly. And later made him successor (janasheen).[1][2]


A few prominent personalities who used to visit the saint for acquiring knowledge of tasawwuf (Sufism) include:

  • Maharaja Kishan Parshad (Prime Minister of Hyd)[4]
  • Sir Akbar Hyder Yar Jung[4]
  • Nawab Mehdi Yar Jung[4]
  • Sir Nizamuth Jung[4]
  • Samad Yar Jung, Nawab Sayeed Jung[4]
  • Moulana Anwarullah Khan, honorifically known as Fazeelath Jung (founder of Jamia Nizamia)[4]
  • Moulana Barkath Ahmed Tonki (famous Aalim-E-Deen)[4]
  • Moulana Manazir Ahsan Gilani, Professor ilias Burni.[3][4]



  • Moulana Shah Syed Hussain[1][2]
  • Moulana Shah Mohammad Hussain Nazim (Judge) Vanaparthy[1][2]
  • Hazrath Ghousi Shah[1][2]
  • Moulana Meer Ahmed Hussain Bilyamin[1][2]
  • Syed Barkath Ahmed Tonky[1][2]
  • Moulana Syed Obaidullah Alhussaini[1][2]
  • Moulana Zainul Abedeen[1][2]


syed kamalullah shah
shrine of hazrath machiliwale shah

He died at 1351 H Thursday 29th Rabi-us-sani corresponding to 8th sept 1932.[3] His tomb is situated at Elahi Chaman, besides Masjid-E-Elahi, Kachiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.[3][4][2]


His annual Urs is organized by his present successor Moulana Ghousavi Shah on 29th Rabi-us-sani every year. Moulana Ghousavi Shah (Secretary General: The Conference of World Religions and President: All India Muslim Conference)[3][5] and other religious scholars presides the function every year. The Urs celebrations will end with sama (Qawwali Programme) at Baith-Un-Noor, Hyderabad. People from all corners of country irrespective of cast and creed comes to attend this occasion every year.[3][4]




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Abdul Quddus. Tajjaliate Arba Publisher: Idara Sabile Baseer, Jhanuma, Hyderabad.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Brief introduction of Hazrath Machiliwale Shah, The Munsif Daily Newspaper, Hyderabad, India. Dated: 12-08-1999
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Md.Saqwath Mirza (B.A. LLB). Maqzan-e-Asrar-e-Haqeeqath (Biography of Hazrath Machiliwale Shah), Publishers: Deccan Darul Ishad, Karachi.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Hazrath Machiliwale Shah, The Siasat Daily Newspaper, Hyderabad, India. Dated: 16-05-2009
  5. ^ Dr.Sayed Basheer Ahmad. Anwar-E-Sufiyai Salasa Hyderabad.’’’ Educational Publishing House’’’, 2009, p. 12-20. ISBN 978-81-8223-620-2