|Hazāra of Muḥammad Khwāja
Emir Muhammad Khwaja miniature
|Location||Currently Afghanistan, previously Central Asia / Hindustan|
Emir Muhammad khwaja belong to Barlas tribe. He is son of Emir Haji Saifuddin also spelled as Seifedin  who was Vizier of Timur in the beginning and later became Governor of Qandahar province now in Afghanistan. His great-grandfather, Hajji Beg Barlas, was leader of Barlas tribe who overthrown Qara'unas Abdullah from power in southern Chagatai Khanate. Abdullah, who had recently taken power, was young and inexperienced, and his move to Samarkand threatened Hajji Beg, whose territories were centered in the nearby city of Kish.
Emir was a great writer and calligrapher. This talent has also been depicted by many of his descendants in different era such as Faiz Mohammad Katib Hazara who served as Afghan court chronicler and secretary to Emir Habib Ullah Khan from 1901 to 1919.
Emir Muhammad Khwaja served as chief of army of Babur during his struggle to capture Delhi in each battle including the last one in Panipat. Emir admired the continental weather in central Asia and could never adjust to the hot weather of Delhi. It has been recorded that Emir Khwaja lived in Sharan district of Paktia province and many of his descendants scattered from there to other parts of Afghanistan. Emir Khawja is buried in Sharan District of Paktia Province in Afghanistan.
Emir Muhammad khwaja had three sons Emir Wali, Emir Babuk, and Emir Bahlool.
List of Notable Hazara of Muhammad Khwaja
- Faiz Mohammad Katib Hazara
- Sardar Muhammad Azim Khan
- Dr. Abdul Wahid Sarabi
- Habiba Sarabi
- Ramazan Bashardost
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