Kayan is a valley situated in the (30) west K.M. of Doshi district – northern, Baghlan province of Afghanistan.                                           

The residents (living in the valley) are mostly Sadat and Hazara tribes. Amongst them there is a Hussaini Sadat parentage spiritual family emigrated from Iraq -Iran and then proceeded to Afghanistan. His forefather named Shah Abdal”Wali”. Indeed, the descendants of Abdal have ever been respected and grudged by different nationalities upon their honesty, sincerity and sympathetic in the society. Even, the non-Ismailias greatly respect and appreciate them based on the variety of concepts. Shah Abdulhadi is the grandson of Abdal Wali resided in the valley of kayan. In term of, Amir Shir Ali khan’s reign; he was recommended through Ismailia sect to visit the late imam Highness Shah Hassan Ali the Aga khan 1st, in order to be appointed as a (Muki) leader of Ismailia community in Afghanistan to convey the people’s voice (jamat) to imam. Before, Abdul Hadi, there had been a Britain-Indian delegating through imam in Afghanistan that traditionally he was not capable.   

Therefore, the Ismailia sect provided sum amount of money as travel expenses for Shah Abdul Hadi, to visit the imam Shah Hassan Ali, who settled at the Kerman city of Iran. Shah Abdul Hadi visited the imam and consequently he was granted as a (Muki) Leader. He benevolently implemented an exceptional mission and day to day instructed the people toward the real direction and factual aspects. Shah Abdal succeeded by his son Sayed Shah Hussain, he was an influential personality assigned as a (Muki) leader of Ismailia community led by Imam. Shah Hussain was more popular and well-known rather than Shah Abdal, at his period. Shah Hussain left (7) sons behind and succeeded by his son Sayed Jafar khan to be serving as a (Muki) leader. Sayed Jafar Khan was initiator and mastermind more than his father. He was an influential figure in term of Sher Ali Khan’s reign. In fact, the fraternal relation was tied up between Amir Sher Ali Khan and Imam Shah Hassan Ali through Sayed Jafar khan. Sayed Jafar Khan was scholar and sagacious personality. He passed away, in 1273 after (40) years decently services performed for Ismailia community. Afterward, Sayed Gowhar Khan was appointed as (Muki) leader on behalf of Aga Ali Shah, (the 2nd Aga khan). After years of worthy services, he passed away in 1277. Sayed Fraidoon khan took over the leadership granted by Aga Ali Shah, he carried out tireless services and great achievements. He passed away, in 1282 and his position was filled by Sayed Timor Shah khan whom was appointed as a (Muki) leader by Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah (the Aga khan 3rd). Sayed Timor Shah khan was a skillful figure with great patient; he could serve several years for the Ismailia community of Afghanistan. After his pass, Sayed Nader Shah Khan was appointed as a (Muki) leader by late Imam Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah. Sayed Nader Shah khan was a scholar, wise and epic poem as well as could say that he is a Gnostic of 20th century. He could direct the Ismailia community in a right way to be respected by variety of religions and live in the shadow of brotherhood with different tribes. Obviously, Sayed Nader Shah Khan used to compose poems and published 58 various types of scientific and religious books. Based on his (Sayed Nader Khan) inexhaustible efforts and considerable services for the nation he was successfully granted the high honor by Imam of the time. After, he passed away in 1349 at 75 years age, his elder son Sayed Shah Nasir was appointed as a (Muki) leader by Imam. He spent his long time for service & led the (Ismailia) community. After, he was released from prison during communist regimes (Babrak Karmal’s regime) in amnesty. Based on the mentorship of his brother Alhaj Sayed Mansoor Naderi; he introduced his brother (Alhaj Sayed Mansoor Naderi) as his lawyer/representative to lead the Ismailia Community of Afghanistan. Then, he left his homeland – abroad and settled in England.


 Source: Trikh-Gharib (History of Poor) Sayed Nader Shah Kayani