The Makhdoom clan derives its biological name from Makhdoom Burhanuddin quraishi hashmi ,who was born around the 13th century. Several family trees, including some descendents who do not call themselves Makhdooms.some claim that he was the descendent of kutb shah(aka)khokhar,ali ibne abi talibs family,but it can not be confirmed.Makhdoom Burhanuddin is of iraqi descent. Makhdoom buhanuddin was a near relative of famous sufi saint hazrat sakhi sultan bahu. Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan-ul-Faqr Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh had four wives One of his wives belonged to the family of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhan-ud-Din Ahmad resident of Langar Makhdoom Wala, District Jhang. Hazrat Makhdoom Burhan-ud-Din was a Sahib-e-Irshad (possessor of powers of guiding righteousness) mentor of the Soharwardia way. According to a tradition he was a Khalifah (spiritual successor) of Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zikriya Multani, and according to another tradition he was his son. (Tazkara Auliya-e-Jhang In the 12th century Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin and his friend Hazrat Syed Shabal were instructed by Hazrat makhdoom bahauddin zikraya suharwadya to go to jhang to preach Islam. The saints went there and they started preaching the people. Because of these saints, many in the area converted to Islam. Both saints were great Alam of Islam. They established a Darsgah at changranwala District jhang present chiniot district for giving Islamic education to the students and preaching of Islam. The Village is now known as Langar Makhdoom on the name of Hazrat Langar Makhdoom (Al Maroof Makhdoom Burhanuddin) Both saints began preaching Islam there, and again, many peoples of that area converted to Islam. Floods and disease used to cause havoc in the Langston Makhdoom area; however, after the arrival of Hazrat Langar Makhdoom, these difficulties ceased. Hazrat Langar Makhdoom died in Langar Makhdoom in 1245 CE (666 Hijri). He was buried in his mud dwelling hut according to his last will in Makhdoom Grave Yard near Village Changranwali Tehsile Lalian District Chiniot. His relatives are also buried in Makhdoom graveyard. Many other Karamat also belong to Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin e.g. walking of Shesham trees from one place to an other place on the order of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin, and the visit of Lion to his grave in each month. By the blessing of Allah and by the Duwa of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar (RA) there is one wali Allah in each family of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA). There is a great gathering of Zyreen on his Mizar on every Friday and his annual urs has been celebrated on 1st to 3rd Chaiter every year.
Location and distribution
In Pakistan, they are found principally in Jhelum, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha Village Langar Makhdoom Tehsile Lalian District Chiniot, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Bahawalnagar, Lahore, and Toba Tek singh, Jhang, Muzzafargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Kohat, Malakwal, Kot Momin, Bhalwal,Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad,jalal pur bhattian,gujar k District hafizabad, Sooianwala District hafizabad,Gujranwala, Jehlum, as well as many smaller villages, Lasoori Kalan and Lasoori Khurd,Chak #14,Chak #33,Gharery,Mianwal(Mandi Bahauddin) and Mirpur AJK.
The majority are associated with the profession of agriculture, however many are also involved in politics and civil service, as well as a few working abroad mainly in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Towns with the name of Makhdoom
Langar Makhdoom, Tehsil Lalian District Chiniot Punjab Pakistan. Basti Makhdoom, Tehsil Phalia District M.B Din Punjab Pakistan .Makhdoom Abad p/o Bhagtanwala tehsil & district sargodha.Miana kot,ChakMiana,Jalla Makhdoom,Ghaus Mohammad Wala,Jan Mohammad Wala,Burhan Nagar and Chah Miana.
Baha-ud-din Zakariya had seven sons who gained fame in their own right as great Sufis - Shaykh Sadruddin Arif, Shaykh Burhanuddin, Shaykh Ziauddin, Shaykh Alauddin, Shaykh Qudrat-ud-din, Shaykh Shahab-ud-din, and Shaykh Shams-ud-din. Shaykh Sadruddin Arif's son was the famous Sufi Shaykh Abul Fath Ruknuddin, also known as Shah Rukn-e-Alam. His progeny dispersed all over Indian subcontinent during the coming centuries and produced many famous people in all walks of life and scholarship. Today his descendants are found in Multan, Karor Lal Esan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujrat, Gujar Khan, Watli (Chakwal), Pir Khara (Chakwal), Karoli Piran (Chakwal), Pail Piran (Khushab), Tibba Qaim Din (Khushab), Bhera (Sargodha), Purmiana (Attock), Lahore, and Hazara
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