Khawaja (Persian: ) is an honorific title used across the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia, particularly towards Sufi teachers. The word comes from the Iranian word khw?ja (New Persian: kh?je; Dari kh?jah; Tajik khoja) and translates as "master", "lord" . The spellings hodja or hoca (Turkish), ? (Khaaja) (Bengali), hod?a (Bosnian), hoxha (Albanian), ? (Serbian), (chótzas) (Greek), hogea (Romanian), koja (Javanese). The name is also used in Egypt and Sudan to indicate a person with a foreign nationality or foreign heritage.
Khawajas are the Pakhtun Afghan Tribes from Ghazni, these tribes left Afghanistan with different conquerors towards subcontinent for Jihad and Trade. Now a days these tribes are located in Ghazni, Quetta, on the Bank of Jhelum River, and in Balochistan at Kalat, Zhob Mastung and in KPK at Dera Ismail Khan, Swat etc.