“Awliyas’ {Walī (Arabic: ولي‎‎, plural ʾawliyāʾ أولياء)} rank is so high in the judgment of Allah. Their prayers get acceptance to Allah. People become blessed when they come in contact with them”.

Rahe Bhander Sufi Community has observed the 56th URS-e Hayati (Khelafat Ceremony) of Sultanul Arefin- Ajad-e Mujadded-e Zaman Hajrath Moulana SYED MOHAMMED ABDUL MALEK Shah Rahe Bhanderi (Q.) (1916- 1981) at Rahe Bhander Kadhurkhil Dorbar Sharif, Chittagong on October 23, 2017 according to Kartik 08, 1424 Bengali calendar.

BAGH-E SABERA- The Central Graveyard of Rahe Bhander

There, a huge number of Sufi followers came together in this regards at the Rahe Bhander Kadhurkhil Dorbar Sharif situated in Boalkhali, Chittagong, Bangladesh. While preaching at the Sufi gathering, the surviving Grand Shaykh of Rahe Bhander Silsila- Allama SUFI SYED ZAFAR SADEQUE Shah Al-Rahe Bhanderi said the verses to them as written above.

A Khalifa is an appointed apostle of his predeceased Shaykh. In the global Sufi context, Khelafat Ceremony was ever first mentioned as URS-e Hayati before 56 years, by the Universal Sufi Saint- Sultanul Arefin- Ajad-e Mujadded-e Zaman Hajrath Moulana SYED MOHAMMED ABDUL MALEK Shah Rahe Bhanderi (Q.) (1916- 1981) , is the founder of Rahe Bhander Kadhurkhil Dorbar Sharif. It is related to his own achieved Khelafat from own Sufi Shaykh- Sahib Al-Wajod Al-Quran Hajrath Moulana SYED SALEKUR RAHMAN Shah Rahe Bhanderi (Q.) (1846- 1968), was the initiator of Rahe Bhander Sufi Silsila (Lineage), an extended Silsila of Maizbhanderi Tariqa.

Aside, Khosroj Sharif is a well-known Sufi Ritual, that as usually has been being observed to celebrate the Date of Birth of Sufi Saints globally since centuries back. Sultanul Arefin- Ajad-e Mujadded-e Zaman Hajrath Moulana SYED MOHAMMED ABDUL MALEK Shah Rahe Bhanderi (Q.) also placed a new example by mentioning this URS-e Hayati as of his Khosroj Sharif, is not his date of birth. Depending upon his teaching & sayings, his Sufi disciple Hajrath Syed Mohammed Ullah Saker Narrated (Q.), he (Hajrath Abdul Malek Shah) told us, that, his Hayath (Livelyhood), Mawth (Death) and everything has accomplished on this day and nothing left behind.

On the other hand, Hajrath Abdul Malek Shah’s (Q.) Khalifa- our beloved grand Shaykh Allama Sufi SYED ZAFAR SADEQUE Shah says, Worldwide Kosroj Sharif is being celebrated on a Sufi Saints date of birth but my Babajan’s (Shaykh) Khelafat Ceremony takes place on his Date of Khelafat. My Babajan celebarted his Khosroj Sharif on that day, on which, his Sufi Master declared him as an accomplished man {al-Insān al-Kāmil (Arabic: الإنسان  الكامل)}.  He remarked, certainly, my Babajan is exceptional and extraordinary.

Meanwhile, on the occasion, Allama Sufi SYED ZAFAR SADEQUE Shah Al-Rahe Bhanderi introduced 21 Sufi disciples as of his own apostle means, Khalaifa. Before the declaration of Khelafth, he also introduced some of his Sufi disciples, as the most senior and eminent Sufi Fellows among others of the Rahe Bhander Sufi Community.

A daylong program schedule was declared earlier including Quran Recitation, Offering Gilaf on the Rawja Sharif, Ziyara of Bagh-e Sabera (the central graveyard), Dorud & Qyam (Salatu Salam), Zikir & Sama Mahfil and Concluding Prayer (Akheri Munajat).

The Sufi Master along-with his appointed Khalifas (18 present among 21)

Under his superintendence, All those rituals were performed in association with 8 different organizations as named: a)- Association of Rahe Bhander Affectionate (ARA)b)- Scholars’ Association of Rahe Bhander (SAR)c)- Youth Association of Rahe Bhander Affectionate (YARA)d)- Publications’ Association of Rahe Bhandere)- Rahe Bhander Multimediaf)- Rahe Bhander Sufi Musicians’ Associationg)- Rahe Bhander Royal Forceh)- Rahe Bhander Web Scribers