Mansour Khalid was born on January 17, 1931, at Omdurman, Sudan. He is a son of Khalid Mohammed and Sara Sawi. The boy was surrounded by relatives who were anyhow related to theology and worship. Khalid’s family managed a mosque and a madrassa, his maternal grandfather, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sawi Abdul-Maged was associated with the Khatemiya Sufi Order, and his paternal grandfather Sheikh Mohamed Abdul-Maged supported the rival Al-Shadhiliya Sufi Order. Khalid’s uncle, Abdul-Aziz Al- Dabbagh, a fervent Sufi and poet, served as a self-determined religious scholar. All that had a profound influence on Khalid’s formation.