The Mashwani (Urdu: مشوانی) (also Moshwani, Meshwani, or Miswani) are living in Afghanistan, Pakistan (Swabi, Mardan, Sirikot, Dir, Panjpai, Gadwalian, Panjgoor, Quetta, D I Khan etc.), India (Gulbarga City) and Iran.

The Mashwanis are descended from the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatimah and her husband Ali Ibne Abu Talib.[1][2][3]


  1. Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa s.a.w.a
  2. Syeda Fatima-tuz-Zehra R.A W/O Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abu Talib
  3. Hazrat Imam Hussain R.A
  4. Hazrat Imam Ali (Zain-ul-Abideen, Sajjad) r.a
  5. Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir r.a
  6. Hazrat Imam Muhammad Jafer Sadiq r.a
  7. Hazrat Syed Muhammad Ismail r.a
  8. Hazrat Syed Shah Jalal r.a
  9. Hazrat Syed Shah Qaim r.a
  10. Hazrat Syed Jafer r.a
  11. Hazrat Syed Umer r.a
  12. Hazrat Syed Ghuffar (Yousaf) r.a
  13. Hazrat Syed Muhammad Hussaini r.a 1321 -1422 (commonly known Khuwaja Banda Nawaz Gaisu Daraz. Syed preached Islam in India, Afghanistan and Balochistan. It is said that he married three times. In Afghanistan he married a Pathan woman Sher Bano. She was daughter or granddaughter of Kakar (currently known as Kakar Tribe of Pashtuns). Syed had Four sons, Storee (Ustarana), Wardag, Hazrat Syed Masood Ali Shah (Mashwani) and Hunny.)
  14. Hazrat Syed Masood Ali Shah (Mashwani) r.a [4]


Mashwani is buried in the chamber adjacent to the tomb of Gisu Daraz in Gulbarga city of India.

Notable Mashwanis


  1. Khan Punni, Dr. Sher Bahadur (1929). Tareekh-e-Hazara.
  2. Gandapur, Sher Muhammad Khan (1894). تواریخ خورشید جھاں. Lahore: Islamiya Kutab. pp. 275–309.
  3. Balfur, Edward (1968-01-01). The Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt.
  4. Yousaf Shah, Syed (1930). Halaat-e-Mashwani.
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