Khatam-e-Khawajgan: History । Benefits | The Quran and Hadith

Shah Muhammad Suhail


Khatam-e-Khawajgan is a specific type of practice among some Muslims, primarily involving a series of supplications and recitations of specific Surahs for relief from hardships and protection from calamities. It is a controversial topic because it is not directly proven from the Quran and Hadith, and there are differing opinions among Islamic scholars regarding its validity and virtue. In this blog post, we will explore the detailed rules of Khatam-e-Khawajgan, the supplications involved, its acceptability in light of the Quran and Hadith, and why some Islamic scholars consider it to be a bid’ah (innovation in religion).

What is Khatam-e-Khawajgan? History

Khatam-e-Khawajgan is a special method of prayer or supplication, primarily practiced by Sufi peers. It originates from the plural form of the word ‘Khawaja’ which is ‘Khawajgan’. This practice is known after the names of Sufi saints. In Khatam-e-Khawajgan, specific Surahs and supplications are recited to pray to Allah for relief from hardships and fulfillment of desires. This type of Khatam is considered bid’ah or an innovation in religion because it was not present during the early period of Islam and was introduced by Sufi saints.

Rules for Reciting Khatam-e-Khawajgan

The steps for reciting Khatam-e-Khawajgan are as follows:

  1. Surah Al-Fatiha 70 times.
  2. Durood Sharif 100 times.
  3. Surah Alam Nashrah (Surah Ash-Sharh) 70 times.
  4. Surah Al-Ikhlas 1000 times.
  5. Surah Al-Fatiha again 7 times.
  6. Durood Sharif again 100 times.
  7. The following supplication 100 times:”فَسَهِّلْ يَا إِلٰهِى كُلَّ صَعْبٍ بِحُرْمَةِ سَيِّدِ الْأَبْرَارِ سَهِّلْ بِفَضْلِكَ يَا عَزِيزُ” (O Allah, make every difficult task easy for me in honor of the leader of the righteous, and make it easy by Your grace, O Mighty.)
  8. The following invocations 100 times each:
    • “يَا قَاضِيَ الْحَاجَاتِ” (O Fulfiller of needs)
    • “يَا كَافِيَ الْمُهِمَّاتِ” (O Solver of important matters)
    • “يَا دَافِعَ الْبَلِيَّاتِ” (O Remover of afflictions)
    • “يَا مُجِيبَ الدَّعَوَاتِ” (O Answerer of prayers)
    • “يَا رَافِعَ الدَّرَجَاتِ” (O Exalter of ranks)
    • “يَا حَلَّالَ الْمُشْكِلَاتِ” (O Solver of problems)
    • “يَا غَوْثَ أَغِثْنِي وَأَمْدِدْنِي” (O Helper, help me and support me)
    • “إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ” (Indeed, we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return)
    • “لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ” (There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers)
  9. Finally, Durood Sharif 100 times.

Khatm e khawajgan wazifa

Surah Al-Fatiha:

Arabic: “بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ *الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ”

Translation: “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.”

Durood Sharif:

Arabic: “اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ”

Translation: “O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.”

Surah Alam Nashrah (Surah Ash-Sharh):

Arabic: “أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ”

Translation: “Did We not expand for you, [O Muhammad], your chest?”

Surah Al-Ikhlas:

Arabic: “قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ”

Translation: “Say, ‘He is Allah, [Who is] One.'”

Special Supplication:

Arabic: “فَسَهِّلْ يَا إِلٰهِى كُلَّ صَعْبٍ بِحُرْمَةِ سَيِّدِ الْأَبْرَارِ سَهِّلْ بِفَضْلِكَ يَا عَزِيزُ”

Translation: “O Allah, make every difficult task easy for me in honor of the leader of the righteous, and make it easy by Your grace, O Mighty.”

References from the Quran and Hadith

The practice of Khatam-e-Khawajgan is not directly proven from the Quran or Hadith. Although the supplications and Surahs used are taken from the Quran and Hadith, this specific arrangement and its virtues are not mentioned. In Islam, the principle of Taweefi (relying on revelation) is very important for acts of worship, meaning an act of worship is only valid and virtuous if it is proven from the Quran and Hadith.

Khatm e khawajgan benefits

Some Muslims believe that reciting Khatam-e-Khawajgan has helped them overcome difficult situations and fulfill their desires. However, it is essential to note that there is no authentic evidence supporting this practice. In reality, it is considered an innovation (bid’ah) and, therefore, sinful. Instead, adhering to Sunnah practices, particularly prescribed supplications and remembrances (adhkar), provides mental peace and satisfaction.

Why is Khatam-e-Khawajgan considered bid’ah?

Khatam-e-Khawajgan is considered bid’ah because it is not directly proven from the Quran and Hadith and is not endorsed by the primary sources of Islam. Introducing new acts of worship or rituals in Islam is classified as bid’ah.

Opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa: According to Imam Abu Hanifa and his prominent students, Imam Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad, any act of worship or supplication should solely be made using the names, attributes, and essence of Allah. Invoking any other means or dignities in supplications is considered undesirable (makruh).

Following the Salaf-e-Saliheen: The early pious predecessors (Salaf-e-Saliheen) emphasized that supplications should be made directly to Allah without involving any intermediaries or dignities. Success can be achieved by adhering to the teachings and practices of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Alternatives to Khathme Khajegan

In Islam, there are many Sunnah and Hadith-proven methods of prayer and supplication that can be practiced instead of Khathme Khajegan. These methods are directly taught and practiced by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), thus free from bid’ah and dear to Allah.

1. Recitation of the Quran: Regular recitation of the Quran is a fundamental practice in Islam. It is the word of Allah, and every verse has its own merit. Surah Al-Fatiha, Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq, Surah Nas, and Surah Baqarah should be recited regularly.

2. Voluntary (Nafl) Prayers: Nafl prayers are special acts of worship that include Sunnah and Nafl prayers. Notable Nafl prayers include Tahajjud, Ishraq, and Duha prayers. Regularly performing these prayers is very beneficial for mental peace and spiritual growth.

3. Regular Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah): Regular dhikr is an excellent way to remember Allah. Some important dhikr include:

  • SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah)
  • Alhamdulillah (All praise is due to Allah)
  • Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)
  • La ilaha illallah (There is no deity except Allah)

4. Istighfar (Seeking Forgiveness): Istighfar, or seeking forgiveness from Allah, is a fundamental practice in Islam. It is a primary means of seeking forgiveness and mercy from Allah.

5. Darood Sharif: Sending blessings and peace upon the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is very meritorious for alleviating hardships and seeking peace. Regular recitation of Darood Sharif is a means of attaining Allah’s closeness.

6. Surah Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, and An-Nas: These three surahs are regularly recited for protection from illness, distress, and calamities. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) advised regular recitation of these surahs.

7. Du’a Qunoot: Du’a Qunoot, recited during Witr prayer, is one of the Sunnah methods of supplication to Allah. It is recited to seek relief from difficulties and crises.

8. Other Du’as Proven in Hadith: The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught many du’as for various times, situations, and purposes. These du’as can be used as direct means of seeking help from Allah.


Khathme Khajegan is a bid’ah practice, though some people consider it valid and perform it. It primarily involves reciting surahs and du’as to seek relief from hardships and fulfill desires. However, it is not directly proven in the Quran and Hadith, making it a bid’ah. In Islam, it is crucial to base acts of worship on divine revelation. Therefore, Muslims should follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in their acts of worship.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Khathme Khajegan? Khathme Khajegan is a Sufi method of prayer involving the recitation of specific surahs and du’as to seek relief from hardships and fulfill desires.

What is the procedure for Khathme Khajegan? The detailed procedures for Khathme Khajegan are mentioned in the article above.

Is Khathme Khajegan considered bid’ah? Yes, Khathme Khajegan is considered bid’ah because it is not directly proven in the Quran and Hadith.

What are the benefits of Khathme Khajegan? It is commonly believed that Khathme Khajegan helps relieve hardships and fulfill desires, but there is no authentic proof for this.

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