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BRIEF
HISTORY
OF MY
RESPECTED
FOREFATHERS
(SADAAT SHERAZI/ BUKHARI)
WRITTEN BY:
SYED WALAYAT SHAH SHERAZI
VILLAGE OGHAZ BANDA,
TEHSIL BATTAGRAM, HAZARA
(www.syedshirazi.com)
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST MERCIFUL,
THE MOST BENEFICIENT
‘FOREWORD’

Man by nature is very forgetful and absent-minded. He does forget the history
of his forefathers with the passage of time. There are many people of my
village who don’t know even the names of their grandfathers. This is because
of the fact that no one has written any book on the life history and other
achievements of their forefathers. So I vowed to write a book through which
my younger generation could know about the life history and achievements of
their forefathers.

Although I’m not the student of history yet am very curious to know the
history of my respected forefathers. I also want to transfer the knowledge to
my younger generation that I’ve got from my elders. Today, every one is
involved in materialistic benefits. No one has a spare time to ask some thing
from others. Some people also feel shy to ask about the history of their elders.
I’m very grateful to the Almighty Allah for granting courage and assistance
for writing this book, as He is the most Compassionate, the most Merciful.

Allah says in the Holy Quran, “O mankind! (Allah) has created you from a
male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know
one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer)
who is one of the pious. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware”.

All suggestions, especially from my elders, to improve and enrich the book
would be gratefully accepted and thankfully acknowledged in the next edition,
Insha Allah.

I’ve been much guided by the books “Islam, Yahoodiyat and Issa-iat” written
by Ejaz Hussain Tirmizi, “Sarhad Mein Mughl-e-Azam Ka Islami Mission”
written by Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi and “Roohani Rabita & Taroon”
written by Qazi Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani.

I feel great pleasure in extending my heart felt thanks to Syed Jalal Shah
Sherazi, Syed Omar Farooq Sherazi and Syed Hussain Shah Sherazi for their
contributions to this book. I express my deep appreciation for the assistance
rendered to me by Pirzada Syed Ghulam Rahmani Al-Qadri of Bagh Kandi
Sharif, Lower Dir. I am also thankful to all my worthy elders who encouraged
me to write this book and helped me with their valuable suggestions.

Syed Walayat Shah Sherazi: Thursday, May 25, 2006
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Chapter-1

S# Contents Page #

Genealogy (Shajara-e-Tayyiba) of Sadaat Sherazi. 6, 7,8
01 Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) 9
1-A Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra (May Allah be pleased with her) 23
02 Hazrat Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her). 27
2-B Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him). 28
3-A Hazrat Imam Hassan (May Allah be pleased with him). 31
03 Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him). 33
04 Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 35
05 Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 37
06 Hazrat Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 39
07 Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 45
08 Hazrat Imam Ali Raza (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 48
09 Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi Jawaad (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 49
10 Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi Al-Hadi (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 51
11 Abu Ali, Ja’far Saani Askari (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih) . 52
12 Abu Abdullah, Ali Asghar Al-Ashtar (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 53
13 Hazrat Abdullah, Abu Ahmad Shahabuddin (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 54
14 Hazrat Abu Yousuf, Abu Mahmood Sheikhul Mashaikh, Jalaluddin Ahmad 55
Qatal Bukhari (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
15 Syed Abu Muhammad Nasiruddin, Mahmood Asghar Mukhtarullah 56
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
16 Syed Abu Al-Fatah Safiuddin Muhammad (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 57
17 Syed Abu Ali Ja’far (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 58
18 Syed Ali Al-Moeed (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 59
19 Jalaluddin, Abul Barkat Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih) 60
20 Syed Sultan Ahmad Kabir (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 63
21 Jalaluddin Hussain, Makhdoom Jahanian, Jahangasht Bukhari 64
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
22 Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherazi (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 67
23 Syed Nizamuddin Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 69
24 Syed Niamat Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 69
25 Syed Rahmat Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 70
26 Syed Ahmad Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 70
27 Syed Abbas Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 70
28 Syed Mahr Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 70
29 Syed Omar Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 70
30 Syed Mubarak Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 70
31 Syed Niamat Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 71
32 Syed Rahmat Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih) 71
33 Syed Sher Muhammad Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 71
34 Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah (Hisar Baba), Rahmatullah-e-Alaih. 73
35 Syed Hassan Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 76
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35-a Syed Fateh Khan (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 77
35-b Syed Rehan Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 77
35-c Syed Rahman Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 78
35-d Bibi Dur Marjan (Rahmatullah-e-Alaiha). 78
36 Syed Haroon Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 78
37 Haji Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 79
38 Syed Pir Saadat Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 80
39 Syed Maazud-Din Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 82
39-a Syed Pir Imam Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 84
39-b Syed Muhammad Issa Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 85
39-c Syed Sirajuddin Shah. (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 87
39-d Syed Ruknuddin Shah. (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 88
39-e Syed Muhammad Ayaz Shah. (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 89
40 Syed Mahboob Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 87
41 Syed Amir Asif Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 87
42 Syed Rahmat Wali Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 88
43 Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
44 Syed Haroon Shah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih). 89
45 Syed Walayat Shah Sherazi. 89
46 Farida Sherazi + Syed Omar Farooq Sherazi + Syed Shahid Farooq Sherazi 89
+ Faryal Sherazi + Syed Haider Farooq Sherazi.
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Chapter-I

GENEALOGY (SHAJARA-E-TAYYIBA) OF SADAAT SHERAZI
[To be handled with utmost respect]

1. HAZRAT MUHAMMAD
(Peace be upon him)
2. Hazrat Fatima Al-Zahra
(May Allah be pleased with her)
3. Hazrat Imam Hussain
(May Allah be pleased with him)
4. Hazrat Imam Ali, Zainul Abideen
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
5. Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
6. Hazrat Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
7. Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
8. Hazrat Imam Ali Raza
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
9. Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
10. Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
11. Abu Ali, Ja’far Saani Askari
(Rahmatullah-e-Alai)
12. Abu Abdullah, Ali Asghar Al-
Ashtar (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
13. Abu Ahmad, Shahabuddin Abdullah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
14. Abu Yousuf, Abu Mahmood, Sheikhul
Mashaikh Jalaluddin Ahmad Qatal Bukhari
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
15. Abu Muhammad Nasiruddin, Mahmood
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Asghar Mukhtarullah (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
16. Abu Al-Fatah, Safiuddin Muhammad
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
17. Syed Abu Ali, Ja’far (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
18. Syed Ali Al- Moeed (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
19. Syed Jalaluddin, Abu Al-Barakat Hassan Mir
Surkh Bukhari (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
20. Syed Sultan Ahmad Kabir
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
21. Syed Jalaluddin Hussain, Makhdoom Jahanian,
Jahangasht Bukhari (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
22. Syed Nasirud-Din Mahmood Sherazi
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
23. Syed Nizamuddin Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
24. Syed Niamat Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
25. Syed Rahmat Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
26. Syed Ahmad Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
27. Syed Abbas Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
28. Syed Mahr Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
29. Syed Omar Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
30. Syed Mubarak Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
31. Syed Niamat Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
32. Syed Rahmat Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
33. Syed Sher Muhammad Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
34. Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah, Hisar Baba
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
35. Syed Hassan Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
36. Syed Haroon Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
37. Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah
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(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
38. Syed Pir Saadat Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
39. Syed Maazud-Din Shah)
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
40. Syed Mahboob Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
41. Syed Amir Asif Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
42. Syed Rahmat Wali Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
43. Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
44. Syed Haroon Shah
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
45. Syed Walayat Shah Sherazi
46. Farida Sherazi + Syed Omar Farooq Sherazi +
Syed Shahid Farooq Sherazi + Faryal Sherazi +
Syed Haider Farooq Sherazi. May the blessings of
Allah be always Upon the Noble Prophet and all his
descendants. Amin!
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(1) HAZRAT MUHAMMAD
(Peace be upon him)

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born on Monday, the
12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, 20th April 571 A.D. in Makkahtul Mukarrama in the family of
Quresh. His father, Hazrat Abdullah died several weeks before his birth in Madina
where he went to visit his father's maternal relatives. His mother, Hazrat Amina died
while on the return journey from Madinah at a place called "Abwa" when he was six
years old. He was raised by his paternal grand father, Hazrat Abdul Muttalib until the
age of eight, and after his grandfather's death by Hazrat Abu Talib, his paternal uncle.
Hazrat Abdul Muttalib's mother, Salma, was a native of Madina and he was born and
raised as a young boy in Madinah before his uncle Hazrat Muttalib brought him to
Makkah to succeed him. Many years before Hazrat Muhammad's birth, Hazrat Abdul
Muttalib had established himself as an influential leader of the Arab tribe "Quraish"
in Makkah and took care of the Holy "Ka'bah". Makkah was a city-state well
connected to the caravan routes to Syria and Egypt in the north and northwest and
Yemen in the south. Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was a descendant of
Prophet Ismail through the lineage of his second son, Kedar.

Ka'bah is the first house of worship built on the earth for the worship of Allah, the
One True God. It was re-built (raised from the existing foundation) by Prophets
Ibrahim and Ismail. Allah is the proper name of the One True God, creator and
sustainer of the universe, who does not have a partner or associate, and He did not
beget nor was He begotten. Unlike the word god, the word Allah does not have a
plural or gender.

Under the guardianship of Hazrat Abu Talib, Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon
him) began to earn a living as a businessman and a trader. At the age of twelve, he
accompanied Hazrat Abu Talib with a merchant caravan as far as Bostra in Syria.
Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was popularly known as`al-Ameen for his
unimpeachable character by the Makkans and visitors alike. The title Al-Ameen
means the Honest, the Reliable and the Trustworthy, and it signified the highest
standard of moral and public life.

Upon hearing of Muhammad's (Peace be upon him) impressive credentials, Hazrat
Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her), a rich merchant widow, asked Hazrat
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) to take some merchandise for trade to Syria. Soon
after this trip when he was twenty-five, Hazrat Khadijah proposed marriage to Hazrat
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) through a relative. Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be
upon him) accepted the proposal. At that time, Hazrat Khadijah was twice widowed
and forty years old. Hazrat Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) and Hazrat
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Muhammad (Peace be upon him) were the parents of six children - four daughters
and two sons. His first son, Qasim died at the age of two. He was nicknamed Abul
Qasim, meaning the father of Qasim. His second son, Abdullah died in infancy.
Abdullah was also called affectionately as 'Tayyib' and 'Tahir' because he was born
after Hazrat Muhammad's Prophet-hood. The names of four daughters were: Hazrat
Zainab, Hazrat Ruqayyah, Hazrat Umm Kulsoom and Hazrat Fatimah (May Allah be
pleased with them).

The Holy sanctuary Ka'bah was now filled with three hundred sixty idols. The
original, pristine message of Prophet Ibrahim was lost, and it was mixed with
superstitions and traditions of pilgrims and visitors from distant places, who were
used to idol worship and myths. In every generation, a small group of men and
women detested the pollution of Ka'bah and kept pure their practice of the religion
taught by Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail. They used to spend some of their time away
from this polluted environment in retreats to nearby hills.

Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was forty when, during his one of many
retreats to Mount Hira for meditation during the month of Ramazan, he received the
first revelation from the Angel Jibril (Gabriel). On this first appearance, Gabriel (as)
said to Muhammad "Iqraa” meaning Read or Recite. Muhammad replied, "I cannot
read," as he had not received any formal education and did not know how to read or
write. The Angle Gabriel then embraced him until he reached the limit of his
endurance and after releasing said: " Iqraa." Muhammad's answer was the same as
before. Gabriel repeated the embrace for the third time, asked him to repeat after him
and said:

"Recite in the name of your Lord who created! He created man from that which
clings. Recite; and thy Lord is most Bountiful, He who has taught by the pen, taught
man what he knew not". Thus it was in the year 610 CE the revelation began.

Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was terrified by the whole experience of the
revelation and fled the cave of Mount Hira. When he reached his home, tired and
frightened, he asked his wife: ‘cover me’ cover me,' in a blanket. After his awe had
somewhat abated, his wife, Hazrat Khadijah asked him about the reason of his great
anxiety and fear. She then assured him by saying: "Allah (The One God) will not let
you down because you’re kind to relatives, you speak only the truth, you help the
poor, the orphan and the needy, and you’re an honest man. Hazrat Khadijah then
consulted with her cousin, Waraqa, who was an old, saintly man possessing
knowledge of previous revelations and scriptures. Waraqa confirmed to her that the
visitor was none other than the Angle Gabriel, who had come to Moses. He then
added that Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the expected Prophet. Hazrat
Khadijah accepted the revelation as truth and was the first person to accept Islam. She
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supported her husband in every hardship, most notably during the three-year 'boycott'
of the Prophet's clan by the pagan Quraish. She died at the age of sixty-five in the
month of Ramazan soon after the lifting of the boycott in 620 CE.

Angel Gabriel visited the Prophet as commanded by Allah revealing Ayat (meaning
signs, loosely referred to as verses) in Arabia over a period of twenty-three years. The
revelations that he received were sometimes a few verses, a part of a chapter or the
whole chapter. Some revelation came down in response to an inquiry by the non-
believers. The revealed verses were recorded on a variety of available materials
(leather, palm leaves, shoulder bones of animals), memorized as soon as they were
revealed, and were recited in daily prayers by Muslims. Angel Gabriel taught the
order and arrangement of verses, and the Prophet instructed his several scribes to
record verses in that order. Once a year, the Prophet used to recite all the verses
revealed to him up to that time to Gabriel to authenticate the accuracy of recitation
and the order of verses. All the revealed verses (over a period of 23 years and ending
in 632 CE) were compiled in the book known as Qur'an. The name Qur'an appears in
the revealed verses. The Qur'an does not contain even a word from the Prophet. The
Qur'an speaks in the first person, i.e., Allah's commandments to His creation. Gabriel
also visited the Prophet throughout his mission informing and teaching him of events
and strategy as needed to help in the completion of the prophetic mission. The
Prophet's sayings, actions, and approvals are recorded separately in collections known
as Hadith.

The mission of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was to restore the worship
of the One True God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, as taught by Prophet
Ibrahim and all Prophets of God, and to demonstrate and complete the laws of moral,
ethical, legal, and social conduct and all other matters of significance for the
humanity at large.

The first few people who followed this message were: his cousin Hazrat Ali, his
servant Zayd Ibne Harithah, his friend Hazrat Abu Bakr and his wife and daughters
(May Allah be pleased with them). They accepted Islam by testifying that:

"There is no Deity (worthy of worship) except Allah (The One True God) and Hazrat
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah."

Islam means peace by submission and obedience to the Will and Commandments of
God and those who accept Islam are called Muslims, meaning those who have
accepted the message of peace by submission to God.

In the first three years of his mission forty people (men and women) accepted Islam.
This small group comprised of youth as well as older people from a wide range of
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economic and social background. The Prophet was directed by a recent revelation to
start preaching Islam to everyone. Then he began to recite revelations to people in
public and invite them to Islam. The Quraish, leaders of Makkah, took his preaching
with hostility. The most hostile and closest to the prophet was his uncle, Abu Lahab
and his wife. Initially, they and other leaders of Quraish tried to bribe him with
money and power including an offer to make him King if he were to abandon his
message. When this did not work, they tried to convince his uncle, Abu Talib to
accept the best young man of Makkah in place of Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
and to allow them to kill (Peace be upon him). His uncle tried to persuade the Prophet
to stop preaching but the Prophet said: "O uncle, if they were to put the sun in my
right hand and the moon in my left hand to stop me from preaching Islam, I would
never stop. I will keep preaching until Allah makes Islam prevail or die."

The Quraish began to persecute Muslims by beating, torture and boycott of their
businesses. Those who were weak, poor or slaves were publicly tortured. The first
person to die by this means was a Muslim woman by the name Ume Ammar (the
mother of Ammar Ibne Yasir). The Muslims from well-to-do families were physically
restrained in their homes with the condition that if they disclaim they would be
allowed freedom of movement. The Prophet was publicly ridiculed and humiliated
including frequent throwing of filth on him in the street and while he prayed in the
Ka'bah. In spite of great hardships and no apparent support, the message of Islam kept
all Muslims firm in their belief. The Prophet was asked by God to be patient and to
preach the message of Qur'an. He advised Muslims to remain patient because he did
not receive any revelation yet to retaliate against their persecutors.

When the persecution became unbearable for most Muslims, the Prophet advised
them in the fifth year of his mission (615 CE) to migrate to Abyssinia (modern
Ethiopia) where Ashabah (Negus, a Christian) was the ruler. Eighty people, not
counting the small children, emigrated in small groups to avoid detection. No sooner
had they left the Arabian coastline, the leaders of Quraish discovered their flight.
They decided not to leave these Muslims in peace, and immediately sent two of their
envoys to Negus to bring all of them back. However, Negus allowed them to stay
under his protection after he investigated Muslim belief and heard the revelations
about Jesus and Mary (Peace be upon them both), who appears in Chapter 19, entitled
Mary, of the Qur'an. The emigrants were allowed freedom of worship in Abyssinia.

The Quraish then made life even more difficult for the Prophet by implementing total
ban on contact with the Prophet's family (Bani Hashim and Muttalib). The ban lasted
for three years without the desired effect. Just before the ban was lifted, the Prophet
was contacted by the leaders of the Quraish to agree to a compromise under which
they should all practice both religions (i.e., Islam and idolatry). Upon hearing this, the
Prophet recited a revelation he had just received and which ends with the words: "…
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For you your religion and for me mine." The ban was lifted when leaders of Quraish
discovered that their secret document on the terms of ban, which they had stored in
Ka'bah, was eaten by worms and all that was left were the opening words "In Your
name, O Allah’. ‘The effect of the three year boycott left Prophet with more personal
sorrow when he lost his beloved wife, Hazrat Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with
her)) and uncle Hazrat Abu Talib soon after the ban was lifted.

After Khadijah's death in 620 CE, the Prophet married a widowed Muslim woman,
Hazrat Sawdah (May Allah be pleased with her) who was fifty years old. She and her
husband had migrated to Abyssinia in the early years of persecution. After her
husband died, she came back to Makkah and sought Prophet's shelter. The Prophet,
recognizing her sacrifices for Islam, extended his shelter by marrying her. Later in the
same year, the Prophet upon receiving the divine command in a dream, after approval
of Hazrat Sawdah, contracted marriage with Hazrat Ayeshah, the daughter of his dear
companion, Hazrat Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him). She joined the
Prophet in Madinah, completing the marriage contract. Hazrat Sawdah and Hazrat
Ayeshah (May Allah be pleased with them) were the only wives until he was fifty-six
years old.

After the death of his uncle, Hazrat Abu Talib, the Prophet went to Taif (about 50
miles, southeast of Makkah) to seek their protection. They flatly refused and mocked
at him, and severely injured him by inciting their children to throw stones at him.
Hazrat Gabriel (as) visited the Prophet here suggesting that the angels were ready to
destroy the town if he were to ask Allah for the punishment. Nevertheless, the
Prophet declined and prayed for future generations of Taif to accept Islam. It was on
the return journey from Taif that the verses from surah Al Jinn were revealed. It
indicated that the Qur'an is a book of guidance to both the Jinns and Humankind.

Soon after the terrible disappointment at Ta'if, the Prophet experienced the events of
al-Asraa and al-Miraaj (621CE). In the Al-Asraa, Hazrat Gabriel (as) took the
Prophet from the sacred Mosque near Ka'bah to the furthest (al-Aqsa) mosque in
Jerusalem in a very short time in the latter part of a night. Here, Prophet (Peace be
upon him) met with previous Prophets (Abraham, Moses Jesus and others) and he led
them in prayers. After this, in Al-Miraj, the Prophet was taken up to heavens to show
the signs of God. It was on this journey that five daily prayers were prescribed. He
was then taken back to Ka' bah, the whole experience lasting a few hours of a night.
Upon hearing this, the people of Makkah mocked at him. However, when his specific
description of Jerusalem, other things on the way, and the caravan that he saw on this
journey including its expected arrival in Makkah turned out to be true, the ridicule of
the nonbelievers stopped.
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In 622 CE, the leaders of the Quraish decided to kill the Prophet and they developed
a plan in which one man was chosen from each of the Quraish tribes and they were to
attack the Prophet simultaneously. Hazrat Gabriel informed the Prophet of the plan
and instructed him to leave Makkah immediately. The Prophet, after making
arrangements to return the properties entrusted to him by several nonbelievers, left
with Hazrat Abu Bakr in the night he was to be assassinated. They went south of
Makkah to a mountain cave of Thawr, and after staying three nights they traveled
north to Yathrab (Madinah) about two hundred fifty miles from Makkah. Upon
discovery of his escape, the leaders of Quraish put up a reward of one hundred camels
on him, dead or alive. In spite of all their best scouts and search parties, Allah
protected the Prophet and he arrived safely in Quba, a suburb of Madinah. This event
is known as the ‘Hijra' (migration) and the Islamic calendar begins with this event.
The people of Aws and Khazraj in Madinah greeted him with great enthusiasm in
accordance with their pledge made at Aqaba less than a year ago during the annual
pilgrimage. One by one those Muslims (men and women) who were not physically
restrained, and who could make a secret exit, left for Madina leaving behind their
properties and homes.

To insure the peace and tranquility, the Prophet proposed a treaty defining terms of
conduct for all inhabitants of Madinah. All - Muslims, non-Muslim Arabs and Jews,
ratified it. After his emigration to Madinah, the enemies of Islam increased their
assault from all sides. The Battles of Badr, Uhud and Allies (Trench) were fought
near or around Madinah. In these battles until the year 672 CE, the nonbelievers with
encouragement from Jews and other Arabian tribes attacked the Prophet and Muslim
community. The Muslims while defending their city and religion lost many men, that
resulted to make many Muslim women as widows and numerous children as orphans.
In these circumstances, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) married several
women during fifty-sixth year up to the sixtieth year of his life. He did not contract
any marriage in the last three years of his life, following the revelation limiting the
number of wives up to a maximum of four. This is the first time in the history of
revealed scriptures that a limit on the number of wives was imposed and the terms of
conduct were specified. The Prophet was instructed not to divorce any of his wives
after this revelation. All of the ladies he took as wives were either widows or
divorced ones, except Hazrat Ayeshah (May Allah be pleased with her).

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) married Hazrat Umme Salmah (May Allah be
pleased with her) in 626 CE. Her husband had died of wounds inflicted in the Battle
of Uhud (625 CE.). When the Prophet asked her for marriage, she replied: "O
Messenger of God, I suffer from three shortcomings. I’m a very jealous woman, and
am afraid this might cause me to do things that you dislike. Secondly, I’m an old
woman. Finally, I’ve many children". The Prophet answered: " Regarding your
jealousy, I pray to God to remove it from you. As for your age, we’re similar in age.
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As for the children, your children are mine." Thus she agreed to marry the Prophet.
The Prophet's marriage contract with Hazrat Umme Habibah (May Allah be pleased
with her) was solemnized, by proxy, by Negus, King of Abyssinia, in 628 CE.

Two of his wives, Hazrat Juwayriah and Hazrat Safiyah (May Allah be pleased with
them), were prisoners of war. Both belonged to the family of the chief of their tribes
and were set free by the Prophet; they then gladly accepted Islam and were pleased to
become the Prophet's wives. The Prophet's marriages provided security to women
who would have otherwise remained unmarried, unprotected, or felt humiliated. His
marriages were also a means of transmitting important teachings of Islam. The
Prophet's wives, called the "Mothers of the believers," showed themselves as
examples of proper Muslim womanhood. All his wives, especially 'Hazrat Ayeshah’
transmitted many ahadith (sayings, deeds, and actions from Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon him).

A year after the Battle of Allies (trench), the Prophet and fifteen hundred of his
companions left for Makkah to perform the annual pilgrimage (628 CE). They were
barred from approaching the city at Hudaybiyah, where after some negotiations a
treaty was signed allowing for them to come next year. This treaty facilitated
exchange of ideas among the people of the whole region without interference. Many
delegations from all regions of Arabia came to the Prophet to investigate the
teachings of Islam, and a large number of People accepted Islam within a couple of
years. The Prophet sent many of his companions (who memorized the Qur'an by
heart) to new communities to instruct them about the practice of Islam. More than
fifty of them were martyred by non-believers.

A few weeks after Hudaybiyah, the Prophet sent letters to several kings and rulers
(including the two superpowers-Byzantines and Persians) inviting them to Islam.
Negus, the king of Abyssiniia and the Ruler of Bahrain accepted Islam, and Emperor
Heraclius acknowledged Muhammad's Prophet-hood. Among rulers who accepted
Islam but without any initiative from the Prophet was Chakrawati Farmas, a Hindu
King of Malabar (located on the southwest coast of India).

About two years later at the end of 629 CE, the Quraish violated the terms of the
Treaty of Hudaybiyah by helping Banu Bakr in the surprise attack on Bani Khuza'ah
who were allied with the Prophet. Some of Bani Khuzah's men escaped and took
shelter in Makkah and they sought redress. However, the leaders of Quraish did
nothing. They then sent a message to the Prophet for help.

The Prophet, after confirming all the reports of the attack and subsequent events,
marched to Makkah with an army consisting of three thousand Muslims of Madinah
and Muslims from other Arab communities that joined him on the way totaling ten
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thousand Muslims. Before entering the city he sent word to citizens of Makkah that
anyone who remained in his home, or in Abu Sufyan's home, or in the Ka'bah would
be safe. The army entered Makkah without fighting and the Prophet went directly to
the Ka'bah. He magnified Allah for the triumphant entry in the Holy City. The
Prophet pointed at each idol with a stick he had in his hand and said," Truth has come
and Falsehood will neither start nor will it reappear". And one by one the idols fell
down. The Ka'bah was then cleansed by the removal of all three hundred sixty idols,
and it was restored to its pristine status for the worship of One True God (as built by
Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail).

The people of the city expected general slaughter in view of their persecution and
torture of Muslims for the past twenty years. While standing by the Ka'bah, the
Prophet (Peace be upon him) promised clemency for the Makkans, stating: "O
Quraish, what do you think that I’m about to do with you?” They replied, "Good.
You’re a noble brother, son of a brother:” the Prophet forgave them all saying:

"I will treat you as Prophet Yousuf (Joseph) treated his brothers. There is no reproach
against you. Go to your homes, and you are all free." The Prophet also declared:

“Allah made Makkah Holy the day He created heavens and earth, and it is the Holy
of Holiest until the Resurrection Day. It is not lawful for anyone who believes in
Allah and the last day to shed blood therein, nor to cut down trees therein. It was not
lawful to anyone before me and it will not be lawful to anyone after me”.

The people of Makkah then accepted Islam including the staunch enemies of the
Prophet. A few of the staunchest enemies and military commanders had fled Makkah
after his entry. However, when they received the Prophet's assurance of no retaliation
and no compulsion in religion, they came back and gradually the message of Islam
won their hearts. Within a year (630 CE), almost all Arabia accepted Islam. Among
the Prophet's close companions were Muslims from such diverse background as
Persia, Abyssinia, Syria and Rome. Several prominent Jewish Rabbis, Christian
bishop and clergymen accepted Islam after discussions with the Prophet (Peace be
upon him).

One night in March 630 CE, Angel Gabriel visited the Prophet and addressed him as:
"O father of Ibrahim." A few hours later, the Prophet received the news of the birth of
his son from his wife, Hazrat Mariah (May Allah be pleased with her), and the
Prophet named him Ibrahim. He was the only child born after the six children from
Prophet's first wife, Khadijah. Ibrahim died when he was ten months old. On the day
of Ibrahim's death, there was an eclipse of the sun. When some people began to
attribute it to the Prophet's bereavement, he said: "The sun and the moon are two
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signs of the signs of God. Their light is not dimmed for any man's death. If you see
them eclipsed, you should pray until they be clear."

The great change in Arabia alarmed the two superpowers, Byzantines and Persians.
Their Governors, particularly the Byzantines, reacted with threats to attack Madinah.
Instead of waiting, the Prophet sent a small army to defend the north-most border of
Arabia. In the remaining life of the Prophet, all of the major battles were fought on
the northern front. The Prophet did not have a standing army. Whenever he received a
threat, he called the Muslims and discussed with them the situation and gathered
volunteers to fight any aggression.

The Prophet performed his first and last pilgrimage in 632 CE. One hundred twenty
thousand men and women performed pilgrimage that year with him. The Prophet
received the last revelation during this pilgrimage. Two months later, Prophet
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) fell ill and after several days died on Monday, 12th
Rabi ul-Awwal, the eleventh year after Hijra, 8th June 632 A.D. in Madinah. He was
buried at the same place where he died.

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) lived a most simple, austere and modest
life. He and his family used to go without cooked meal several days at a time, relying
only on dates, dried bread and water. During the day, he was the busiest man, as he
performed his duties in many roles all at once as head of state, chief justice,
commander-in-chief, arbitrator, instructor and family man. He was the most devoted
man at night. He used to spend one-to-two-thirds of every night in prayer and
meditation. The Prophet's possession consisted of mats, blankets, jugs and other
simple things even when he was the virtual ruler of Arabia. He left nothing to be
inherited except a white mule (a gift from Muqawqis), little ammunition and a piece
of land that he had made a gift during his lifetime. Among his last words were: "We
the community of Prophets are not inherited. Whatever we leave is for charity".

Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was a man and a messenger of Allah (The
one God). He is the last of the Prophets sent by Allah to guide man to the right path;
Adam was the first prophet. The Qur`an mentions twenty-five Prophets by names and
provides a great insight of their mission, struggle and their communities. The Quran
exonerates prophets from charges leveled against them in previous Scriptures. The
Qur`an also mentions four previously revealed Scriptures: Suhoof (pages) of Ibrahim
(Abraham), Taurat (Torah) as revealed to Prophet Moses, Zaboor ('Psalms') as
revealed to Prophet David, and Injeel (Bible) as revealed to Prophet Jesus (Peace be
upon them). Islam requires belief in all prophets and revealed scriptures (original,
non-corrupted) as part of the Articles of Faith. Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon
him) is greatly respected as the model of Qur`anic behavior. Muslims mention his
name by adding, " Peace be upon him", and a phrase used with the name of all
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prophets. All sincere Muslims try to follow the Qur`an and the Prophet's example to
minute details. The account of every aspect of his life has been preserved. Prophet
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has served as an example for all Muslims in all
periods to modern times. He will remain a model example for all of humanity.

At the end of his mission, the Prophet was blessed with several hundred thousand
followers (men and women) of Islam. Thousands prayed with him at the mosque and
listened to his sermon. Hundreds of sincere Muslims would find every opportunity to
be with him following five daily prayers and at other times. They used to seek his
service for their every day problems, and listened attentively to the interpretation and
application of revealed verses to their situation. They followed the message of the
Qur'an and the Messenger of Allah with utmost sincerity, and supported him with
every thing they had. The most excellent among them are Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique,
Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Usman, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Talha, Hazrat Zubair, Hazrat Abdur
Rahman Ibn Auf, Hazrat Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqas, Hazrat Sa'd bin Zaid, Hazrat Abu
Obaida, Hazrat Hassan, Hazrat Hussain, and several others (May Allah be pleased
with all of them). They faithfully carried the message of Islam after the Prophet and
within ninety years the light of Islam reached Spain, North Africa, the Caucaus,
Northwest China and India.

Considering the qualities and teachings of Muhammad, peace be upon him, testified
to by some many people throughout history and even testified to by Allah Himself,
we conclude the following to be only a partial list of the qualities, morals and virtues
of Muhammad, peace be upon him.

Articulate - Muhammad, peace be upon him, although unable to read or write
throughout his entire life, was able to express himself in clear and decisive terms and
in the best of classical Arabic language.

Brave - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was praised for his courage and bravery
during and after his life by his followers and opponents alike. He has been an
inspiration to Muslims and even non-Muslims throughout the centuries.

Courteous - Muhammad, peace be upon him, always put other people's feelings
ahead of his own and was the most courteous of hosts and the best of guests wherever
he went.

Dedicated - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was determined to carry out his mission
and present the message with which he had been sent, to all the world.

Eloquent - Muhammad, peace be upon him, claimed he was not a poet, yet he could
express himself in the most concise manner, using the least amount of words in a
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most classic manner. His words are still quoted by millions of Muslims and non-
Muslims today everywhere.

Friendly - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was noted for being the most friendly
and considerate of all who knew him.

Generous - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was most generous with his possessions
and never wanted to keep anything if there was anyone who was in need. This was
true of gold, silver, animals and even food and drink.

Hospitable - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was indeed, noted to be the most
gracious of hosts and taught his companions and followers to be the best of hosts to
all their guests as a part of their religion.

Intelligent - Muhammad, peace be upon him, has been proclaimed by many
commentators who have studied his life and actions, to be of the most intelligent of
all men who ever lived.

Just - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was most fair and just in all of his dealings.
Whether in business or in giving judgment in any matter, he practiced justice on all
levels.

Kindness - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was kind and considerate to everyone he
met. He tired his best to present the message of worship of the Creator instead of the
creations to all he met in the kindest fashion and most considerate manner.

Loving - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was the most loving toward Allah and to
his family members, friends, companions and even those who did not accept his
message but remained peaceful to him and his followers.

Messenger of Mercy - Muhammad, peace be upon him, is proclaimed in the Quran
by Allah, as being sent to all of the world as the "Mercy to all mankind and jinn."

Noble - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was the most noble and distinguished of all
men. Everyone knew of his fine character and honorable background.

"Oneness" - Muhammad, peace be upon him, is most famous for his proclamation of
the "Oneness of Allah" or monotheism (called "Tawheed" in Arabic).

Patient - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was the most steadfast and forbearing in
all of the trials and tests he lived through.

Quiet - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was often very quiet and never was heard to
be boastful, loud or obnoxious on any occasion.
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Resourceful - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was most clever and resourceful in
handling even the most serious of difficulties and problems confronting him and his
companions.

Straightforward - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was known by all to speak
directly to a subject and not twist things around in his speech. He also used a minimal
amount of verbiage and considered excessive talk to be vain and unproductive.

Tactful - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was the most delicate and tactful in his
dealings with the people. He never scratched the dignity of someone, even though
unbelievers often insulted him and maligned him.

Unmatched - Muhammad, peace be upon him, is known throughout the world today
as the man who most influenced the lives of so many people during his own time and
for all times to come.

Valiant - Muhammad, peace be upon him, gave new meaning to the word valiant and
he was always most honorable in all of his affairs, whether defending the rights of
orphans or preserving the honor of widows or fighting for those in distress. He was
not intimidated when outnumbered in battle, nor did he turn away from his duties in
protecting and defending the truth and freedom.

"X" - Muhammad, peace be upon him, could neither read nor write, not even his own
name. In today's world he would have to use an "X" to "sign" a document. He used a
signet ring worn on the little finger of his right hand to seal any documents or letters
sent to the leaders of other lands.

Yielding - Muhammad, peace be upon him, would yield his own desires and forego
his own ideas in favor of whatever Allah directed him to do. While considering
opinions from his followers, he often accepted their ideas over his own, preferring to
yield in favor of others as much as possible.

Zealous - Muhammad, peace be upon him, was the most zealous of all the prophets
of Allah, in carrying out his mission of "Peace through the submission to the Will of
God." He truly was the most enthusiastic in regard to delivering the message with
which he had been entrusted by Allah; the message of "Laa elaha illa-allah,
Muhammadar-Rasoolulah" (There is none worthy of worship, except Allah and
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah).
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Shajara-e-Tayyiba (Genealogy) of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace
be upon him):
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(1)Hazrat Muhammad, Peace be upon him (2) Hazrat Abdullah (3) Hazrat
Abdul Mutalib (4) Hazrat Hashim (5) Abd Munaf (6) Qusayy (7) Kilab (8)
Murrah (9) Ka’ab (10) Lu’ayy (11) Ghalib (12) Fihr (13) Malik (14) Al-Nadr (15)
Kinanah (16) Khuzaimah (17) Mudrikah (18) Ilyas (19) Mudar (20) Nadhar (21)
Ma’ad (22) Hazrat Adnan (23) Add (24) Humaisi’ (25) Salaman (26) Awas (27)
Buz (28) Qamwal (29) Obai (30) ‘Awwam (31) Nashid (32) Haza (33) Bildas (34)
Yaldaf (35) Tabikh (36) Jahim (37) Nahish (38) Makhi (39) Aid (40) Abqar (41)
‘Ubaid (42) Ad-Da’a (43) Hamdan (44) Sanbir (45) Yathrabi (46) Yahzin (47)
Yalhan (48) Ar’awai (49) Aid (50) Deshan (51) Aisar (52) Afnad (53) Aiham (54)
Muksar (55) Nahith (56) Zarih (57) Sami (58) Wazzi (59) ‘Adwa (60) Aram (61)
Haider (62) Hazrat Ismail (63) Hazrat Ibrahim (64) Tarukh (65) Nahur (66)
Saru’ (67) Rau’ (68) Falik (69) Abir (70) Shalikh (71) Arfakhshad (72) Sam (73)
Hazrat Nuh (74) Lamik (75) Matulsalkh (76 Hazrat Idris (77 Yarid (78)
Mahla’il (79) Qinan (80) Anwas (81) Hazrat Sheth (82) Abul Bashar Hazrat
Adam, Peace be upon him.
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Wives and descendants of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad
(Peace be upon him).

1. Khadija al-Kubra binte Khuwaylid (May Allah be pleased with her). She came
from a noble family of Quresh. When Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
was still a young man, she entrusted him with some of her wealth, asking him
to trade with it in Syria on her behalf. He was already well known for his
honesty, truthfulness and trustworthiness. He returned from Syria after having
made a large profit for Hazrat Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her).

After hearing his account of the journey, she decided that he would make the best
of the husbands, even though many of the most important nobles of the Quraish
had already proposed to her and had been refused, and in due course she proposed
to him. After the Prophet's uncle, Hazrat Abu Talib, had given the proposed
marriage his blessing, Hazazrat Muhammad and Hazrat Khadijah were married.
At the time of the marriage, the Prophet was twenty-five years old, while Hazrat
Khadijah was forty years old.

Hazrat Khadijah was blessed with several children. Their first child was a son
whom they named Qasim, died when he was only two years old. Two more sons,
called Tayyib and Tahir, were also born, but they too died in their infancy.
However, Muhammad and Khadijah also had four daughters who survived:
Zaynab, Ruqayya, Umme Kulthum and Hazrat Fatima (May Allah be pleased
with them). She died in the age of 65 in Makkah and was buried in Jannat-ul- Mo-
Alla.

2. Hazrat Sauda binte Zama’a (May Allah be pleased with her). She died in 55
Hijri and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baq’ee, Madinatul Munawwara. She had no
child.

3. Hazrat Ayesha binte Hazrat Abu Bakr and Umme Rooman (May Allah be
pleased with them). She died on 17th Ramazanul Mubarak 57 Hijri in the age of
66 years and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baq’ee, Madinatul Munawwara. She had
no child.

4. Hazrat Khafsa binte Hazrat Omar Farooq (May Allah be pleased with them).
She died in 45 Hijri in the age of 63 years and was buried in Jannat-ul- Baq’ee,
Madinatul Munawwara. She had no child.
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5. Hazrat Zainab binte Khuzaima (May Allah be pleased with them). She died in
4 Hijri. Hazrat Khadija and Hazrat Zainab died in the presence of Hazrat
Muhammad (Peace be upon him). She had no child.

6. Hazrat Umme Salma binte Abu Umayya (May Allah be pleased with her). She
died in 62 Hijri in the age of 84 years and was buried in Jannat-ul- Baq’ee,
Madinatul Munawwara. She had no child.

7. Hazrat Zainab binte Jahash (May Allah be pleased with her). She died in the
age of 50 years and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baq’ee, Madinatul Munawwara.
She had no child.

8. Hazrat Jawairia binte Haris Ibne Aabi Zarar (May Allah be pleased with her).
She died in the age of 65 years and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baq’ee, Madinatul
Munawwara. She had no child.

9. Hazrat Umme Habiba binte Abu Sufian (May Allah be pleased with her). She
died in 50 Hijri and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baqee, Madinatul Munawwara.
She had no child.

10. Hazrat Safiya binte Huyya (May Allah be pleased with her). She died in the
age of 60 years and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baq’ee, Madinatul Munawwara.
She had no child.

11. Hazrat Maimoona Haris binte Hazan (May Allah be pleased with her). Her real
name was Barra. She had no child.

12. Hazrat Maria Qibtia (May Allah be pleased with her). She was a bandi. She
was blessed with a son, Hazrat Ibrahim, who died in the age of 16 months.

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Courtesy: Fazail-e-Aamaal Tableegh written by Hazrat Maulana
Muhammad Zakaria (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
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(1-a) HAZ R A T K H A D I J A H AL- KU B R A
(May Allah be ple a s e d wit h her)

Hazrat Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) came from a noble family. Her
father, Khuwaylid, son of Assad, son of Abdul Uzza, son of Qussay, son of Kilab had
been one of the most honored leaders of his tribe until he was killed in battle. Her
husband had also died, leaving her a very wealthy woman. When Hazrat Muhammad
(Peace be upon him) was still a young man, she entrusted him with some of her
wealth, asking him to trade with it iffn Syria on her behalf. He was already
wellknown for his honesty, truthfulness and trustworthiness. He returned from Syria
after having made a large profit for Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her).

After hearing his account of the journey, she decided that he would make the best of
the husbands, even though many of the most important nobles of the Quraish had
already proposed to her and had been refused, and in due course she proposed to him.
After the Prophet's uncle, Abu Talib, had given the proposed marriage his blessing,
Muhammad and Khadijah were married. At the time of the marriage, the Prophet was
twenty-five years old, while Hazrat Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) was
forty years old.

For the next fifteen years they lived happily together, and Hazrat Khadijah bore
several children. Their first child a son whom they named Qasim, died when he was
only two years old. Two more sons, called Tayyib and Tahir, were also born, but they
too died in their infancy. However, Muhammad and Khadijah also had four daughters
who survived: Zaynab, Ruqayya, Umme Kulthum and Fatima (May Allah be pleased
with them).

Towards the end of one Ramadan, when he was forty and Khadijah was fifty-five,
Muhammad suddenly appeared at his house in the middle of the night, trembling with
fear and saying, "Cover me up, cover me up!"

Hazrat Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) was very alarmed to see him in
such a state. Quickly she wrapped a blanket around his shoulders and when he had
calmed down, she asked him to describe exactly what had happened. He told her how
a being whom he had never seen before-in fact it was the angel Jibril-had suddenly
appeared to him while he was asleep and had said, "Read!"

"But I cannot read," he had replied, for he was unlettered and could neither read nor
write. "Read!" the angel had repeated, clasping Muhammad close to his chest. "I
cannot read," he had repeated. "Read!" the angel had repeated, firmly embracing
him yet again. "What shall I read?" he had asked in desperation, and the angel had
replied:
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“Read, in the Name of your Lord who created, created man from a clot, Read, and
your Lord is the Most Gracious, Who taught with the pen, taught man what he did not
know. (Quran 96:1-5)

As she listened to Muhammad's words, Khadijah did not share any of these fears. She
realized that something tremendous and awe-inspiring had happened to her husband,
and she was certain, knowing him as she did, that he was neither mad nor possessed.
"Do not worry," she said, "for by Him who has dominion over Khadijah's soul, I hope
that you’re the Prophet of this nation. Allah would never humiliate you, for you’re
good to your relatives, you’rftrue to your word, you help those who are in need, you
support the weak, you feed the guest and you answer the call of those who are in
distress."

When Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as a little more relaxed, Khadijah took him to
see her cousin, Waraqa Ibn Nawfal, for he was a man of knowledge, and she was sure
that he would be able to explain the meaning of what had just happened to her
beloved husband. Waraqa had studied the books of both the Jews and the Christians
very closely and he had learned a great deal from many of their wisest people. He
knew that the coming of another Prophet had been foretold by both Moses and Jesus
(Peace be upon them) and he knew many of the signs that would confirm the identity
of this Prophet when he appeared.

After listening closely to his story, Waraqa, who was both old and blind, exclaimed,
"This is the same being who brought the revelations of Allah to Moses. I wish I was
young and could be alive why our people will drive you out." "Will they drive me
out?" asked Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

"Yes," replied Waraqa. "No one has come with what you have been given without
being treated with enmity; and if I were to live until the day when you are turned out,
then I would support you with all my might. Let me just feel your back." So, saying,
Waraqa felt between the Prophet's shoulder-blades and found what he was feeling for:
a small round, slightly raised irregularity in the skin, about the size of a pigeon's egg.
This was yet another of the many signs that Waraqa already knew would indicate the
identity of the next Prophet after Jesus, (Peace of Allah be upon him).

"This is the Seal of the Prophethood!" he exclaimed. "Now I’m certain that you’re
indeed the Prophet whose coming was foretold in the Torah that was revealed to
Moses and in the Injil that was revealed to Jesus, (Peace be upon them). You’fe
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indeed the Messenger of Allah, and the being who appeared to you on the mountain
was indeed the angel Jibril!"

Hazrat Khadijah as both overjoyed and awed to find that her understanding of what
had happened on the mountain had been confirmed. Not long after this incident,
Muhammad was commanded in a subsequent revelation from Allah, through the
angel Jibril, to call people to worship Allah only, and it was at this point that
Khadijah did not hesitate in expressing in public what she had now known for certain
in secret for some time: " I bear witness that there is no god except Allah," she said,
"and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."

In the years that followed, difficult years in which the leaders of the Quraish did
everything in their power to stop the Prophet spreading his message, Khadijah (May
Allah be pleased with her) was a constant source of help and comfort to Muhammad
(Peace Allah be upon him) in the difficulties that he had to face. All her wealth was
spent in the way of Allah, helping to spread the message of her husband, helping to
free slaves who had embraced Islam, and helping to feed and shelter the community
of Muslims that slowly but surely began to grow in numbers and strength.

First of all the Prophet's uncle, Hazrat Abu Talib, who was by then more than eighty
years old, died; and then a few months later, during the month of Ramadan, Khadijah
also died, at the age of sixty-five (May Allah be pleased with her). The Prophet
Muhammad (Peace of Allah be upon him) mourned her deeply. They had shared
twenty-five years of marriage together and she had given birth to five of his children.
Only one of the Prophet's future wives, Maria Qibtia, would give him another child,
Ibrahim, and he, like Qasim, was destined to die when he was still very young, at the
age of eighteen months.

Hazrat Khadijah had been the first to publicly accept Hazrat Muhammad (Peace of
Allah be upon him) as the Messenger of Allah, and she had never stopped doing all
she could to help him. Love and mercy had grown between them, increasing in
quality and depth as the years passed by, and not even death could take this love
away. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace of Allah be upon him) never stopped loving
Khadijah, and although he married several more wives in later years and loved them
all. It is clear that Khadijah always had a special place in his heart. Indeed whenever
'Aisha, his third wife, heard the Prophet speak of Khadijah, or saw him sending food
to Khadijah's old friends and relatives, she could not help feeling jealous of her,
because of the love that the Prophet still had for her.

Once Hazrat Aisha asked him if Khadijah had been the only woman worthy of his
love. The Prophet (Peace of Allah be upon him) replied: "She believed in me when
no one else did; she accepted Islam when people rejected me; and she helped and
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comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand." It had been
related by Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) that on one occasion,
when Khadijah was still alive, Jibril came to the Prophet (Peace of Allah be upon
him) and said, "O Messenger of Allah, Khadijah is just coming with a bowl of soup
(or food or drink) for you. When she comes to you, give her greetings of peace from
her Lord and from me, and give her the good news of a palace of jewels in the
Garden, where there will be neither any noise nor any tiredness." After the Prophet's
uncle, Abu Talib, and his first wife, Khadijah, had both died in the same year, the
Prophet Muhammad (Peace of Allah be upon him) and his small community of
believers endured a time of great hardship and persecution at the hands of the
Quraish. Indeed the Prophet, who was now fifty years old, name this year 'the Year of
Sorrow.'

Courtesy: Fazail-e-Amaal Tableegh written by
Maulana Muhammad Zakria.
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(2) HAZRAT FATIMA AL-ZAHRA
(May Allah be pleased with her)

She was born on Friday, 20th Jamadi Ussani in the fifth year of the declaration
of the Profithood (625 A.D) in Makkah. Her name was Fatima, Title Al-Zahra,
Al-Mardhia, Al-Mubaraka, Al-Tahira, Al-Zakiyah, Al-Radhiah, Al-Batoul,
and Ummul Aaima. She was the daughter of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be
upon him) and Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra binte Khuwaylid (May Allah be
pleased with them). She died on 14th Jamadiul Awwal 11 A.H in the age of 18
in Madina. She was buried in Jannat-ul- Baq’ee in Madina. She had two
daughters named Hazrat Zainab, Hazrat Umme Kulsoom and three sons
named Hazrat Imam Hassan, Hazrat Imam Hussain and Hazrat Mohsin (May
Allah be pleased with them).

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said, “Fatima is a
true splendor”. Anas Ibne Malik’s mother said: “ Fatima was like a moon on
its full night, or the sun covered with no clouds. She was white with a touch of
rose colour on her face. Her hair were black and she has the beautiful features
of the Messenger of Allah”. Hazrat Ayesha (May Allah be pleased with her)
said. “I’ve not seen a person familiar to the Prophet’s appearance, conduct,
guidance and speech whether sitting or otherwise than Hazrat Fatima (May
Allah be pleased with her)”. She will be the leader of women in paradise.
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(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
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(2-a) HAZRAT ALI AL-MURTAZA
(May Allah be pleased with him)

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was the son of Hazrat Abu Talib
(Imran), the kind uncle of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) under
whose guardianship the Prophet after the death of his grandfather; Hazrat
Abdul Muttalib was brought up. Abu Torab was the surname of Hazrat Ali
(May Allah be pleased with him). He came of the clan of Banu Hasham. The
Prophet (Peace be upon him) belonged to the same clan. Hazrat Ali (May
Allah be pleased with him) was born ten years before the Call of Muhammad
(Peace be upon him). Prophet loved him as a son and gave his daughter,
Hazrat Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her) in marriage to him in the first
or second year of the Hijrah. As Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him)
was brought up from his childhood in the house of the Prophet, he knew all
about Him. So, when the Holy Prophet invited men to accept his mission,
Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was among the foremost few
persons, who responded to his Call.

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was gifted with an extraordinary
measure of daring, which he devoted to the service of Islam. He took part in
almost all the battles that were fought during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet.
At the battle of Badr, he was the bearer of the Prophet’s standard and showed
great feats of bravery on this occasion. At the battle of Uhud, which took place
in the third year of Hijrah, Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was
stuck to his ground. At the treaty of Hudaybia, he was also present and acted
as scribe (writer). But of all the material exploits of Hazrat Ali (May Allah be
pleased with him), the most brilliant was the capture of Qamus, the famous
port of Khyber.

With the death of Hazrat Usman (May Allah be pleased with him) everything
went out of order. Confusion and anarchy prevailed in the city of Madinah. Of
the three bands of insurgents, the Egyptian was the most powerful. After five
days of anarchy, Ibn-e-Saba, the Egyptian leader, supported the cause of
Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) on the ground that he was the
rightful Khalifa in whose favour the Holy Prophet had made a bequest. On the
23rd June 656 A.D. Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was saluted as
Khalifa by the insurgents and the public swore allegiance to him one by one.
With accession of Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him), there opens a
new chapter in the history of Islam.

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was the model of simplicity and
self-denial. From cradle to the grave, he led the simple life of a poor man. He
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had neither male-servant nor maidservant in his house and his wife, Hazrat
Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her) would grind corn with her own hands.
Purity of motives and selflessness were the keynote of his life. Hazrat Ali
(May Allah be pleased with him) was a constant companion of the Holy
Prophet and during the early period of Islam, he displayed feats of courage
and bravery. He was a commentator of the Holy Qur’an of high standard. He
was titled as the Gate of Knowledge by the Holy Prophet. His whole life was
dedicated to the service of Allah and His Creation.

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was martyred by Abdur Rahman
Ibne Muljam on 21st Ramazanul Mubarak 40 Hijri when he was saying his
morning prayer in the public mosque of Kufa and was buried in Ghaznain,
Najaf Ashraf.

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) married Hazrat Fatima Al-Zahra
on 15th Rajjabul Murajjab 2 Hijri. Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with
him) had three brothers named (1) Hazrat Talib (2) Hazrat Aqeel and (3)
Hazrat Ja’far Tayyar (May Allah be pleased with them). He had also three
sisters named (1) Hazrat Raita (2) Hazrat Hammana and (3) Hazrat Fakhta
known as Hazrat Umme Haani. Six sons of Hazrat Ali named (1) Hazrat Imam
Hussain (2) Hazrat Abbas (3) Hazrat Usman (4) Hazrat Ja’far (5) Hazrat
Abdullah and (6) Hazrat Abdullah Asghar (May Allah be pleased with them)
were martyred in Karbala.

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WIVES AND DESCENDANTS OF HAZRAT ALI-AL-MURTAZA
(MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HIM)
Names of mothers Names of sons Names of
daughters
1 Hazrat Fatima (1) Hazrat Hassan, (1) Hazrat Zainab
(May Allah be pleased (2) Hazrat Hussain Kubra
with her) (3) Hazrat Mohsin (2) Hazrat Umme
(May Allah be Kulsoom.
pleased with
all of them).
Hazrat Khoula D/o Jaffar (1) Muhammad
2 Hanafia (May Allah be Akbar (known as --------------
pleased with her). Muhammad
Hanafia)
3 Hazrat Fatima known as (1) Hazrat Abbas ---------
Ummul Baneen D/o (2) Ja’far Usman
Khazam And (3) Hazrat
Abdullah
4 Hazrat Umme Habib D/o (1) Omar Akbar (1) Ruqayya
Rabia (2) Abbas Asghar
5 Hazrat Umme Saeed D/o --- (1) Ruqayya Kubra,
Orooh (2) Ruqayya
Sughra, (3) Zainab
Sughra, (4)
Umme Kulsoom
Sughra,
(5) Umme Akram,
(6) Umme Salma,
(7) Ramala.
6 Hazrat Umme Showaib --- (1) Ummul Muhsin
Makhzomia (2) Ramala
7 Hazrat Laila D/o Masaud (1) Abdullah -------
Nahshalya (2) Abu Bakr
8 Hazrat Osama D/o Abul (1) Hazrat ------
Aas Muhammad
Oasat
9 Hazrat Mahya D/o (2) Hazrat Ahmad (1) Khadija,
Omaraul Qais (2) Tamima, Umm
Haani,
1 Hazrat Asma D/o Ammes (1) Hazrat Yahya, ---
0 (2) Hazrat Oan,
(1) Hazrat
Muhammad
Asif.

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(3-a) HAZRAT IMAM HASSAN
(May Allah be pleased with him)

He was born on Tuesday, 15th Ramazan, 3 A.H. in Madinatul Munawwarah,
Arabia. He was the elder son of Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Fatimah Al-Zahra (May
Allah be pleased with them). His title was Al-Mujtaba and Kuniat was Abu
Muhammad. He was poisoned by his wife and died on Thursday, 7th Safar, 50
A.H.in Madina. He was buried in Janatul Baqi, a public cemetery in Madinatul
Munawwarah.

He excelled all others in his time in worshipping Allah, in knowledge and in
spiritual perfection. He was liked very much by the Holy Profit. He was the
most kind-hearted person in his family at his time and the most forbearing
among people.

Once a housemaid presented a bunch of flowers to him and because of this, he
set her free. He, then, said that it was because of how Allah has disciplined us
and he stated this from the Holy Qur’an. “When you’re greeted, you should
respond in even a better way or just return the greeting”.

Once a person from Syria on a horseback met Hazrat Imam Hassan (May
Allah be pleased with him) and started to abuse him but Hazrat Imam Hassan
did not respond. When the Syrian said all that he wanted to say, Hazrat Imam
Hassan went closer to him and said with a smile, “May peace be with you, I
think you have just come to this town. If you need food we can provide you, if
you may need anything, we can give you, and if you need directions we can
give directions and if you need a ride, we can provide one and if you need
protection, we’re ready to protect you.” The man after hearing all this began to
cry and said. “I testify that you’re the deputy of Allah on earth and Allah
knows better who to entrust with Divine message”.

Two sons of Hazrat Imam Hassan (May Allah be pleased with him), Hazrat
Abu Bakr and Hazrat Qasim Abdullah were martyred in Karbala.

He married nine times and had eight sons and seven daughters. His son
Hassan Musanna was wounded in Karbala. Hassan Musanna married Fatima,
daughter of Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him). He was
made Khalifa in 40 Hijri and remained king for one year. He left khalifat in
favour of Amir Muawia in Rabiul Awwal 41 Hijri. He was poisoned by his
wife, Ja’ada binte Ash-a’at on 28th Saffar 49 Hijri and was buried at Jannat-ul-
Baq’ee in Madinatul Munawwara.
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(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by Syed Shafqauat Hussain
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(3) HAZRAT IMAM HUSSAIN
(May Allah be pleased with him)

He was born in Madinatul Munawwarah on 5th of Sha’aban in the year 4 A.H.
(626 A.D). His mother, Hazrat Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her)
brought him to the Apostle of God. The latter was delighted with him and
named him Hussain. He sacrificed a ram on his behalf in the rite of Aqiqa. On
the testament of the Apostle of God, he and his brother are the two lords of the
youth of Heaven.

Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) had married five
times. The names of his wives are:

1. Hazrat Shehr Banu, daughter of Yazdigar of Iran, who belonged to
the family of Emperor Nowsherwan Aadil, the last Emperor of Iran.
Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen was her son. She died within ten days
of Zaynul Abideen’s birth.

2. Hazrat Rabab, daughter of Imra’Ul Qays, the chief of the tribe of
Kinda. Rabab was the mother of Sakinah and the baby Abdullah
(called Ali Asghar). She was present in Karbala with Hazrat Imam
Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) and died after one year of
return to Madinah after the tragedy of Karbala.

3. Hazrat Laila was the daughter of Abu Murra, the son of Urwan bin
Masaud Al Thaqafi. Her mother was Maymunah, the daughter of
Abu Sufyan and thus she was the cousin of Yazid. Her aunt Umme
Sa’id, daughter of Urwan, was a wife of Hazrat Ali. Hazrat Laila
was the mother of Ali Akbar. According to scholars, she was not
alive at the time of Tragedy of Karbala.

4. Hazrat Umme Ishaq was the daughter of Talha bin Ubaidullah Taimi
amd she was the mother of Fatima Kubra.

5. Hazrat Qudaiyah was from the tribe of Quda’ah. She gave birth to
one child, Ja’far, who died in childhood.

Once the Holy Profit (Peace be upon him) was praying, Hassan and
Hussain (May Allah be pleased with them) came and stood behind him.
When he raised his head, he took them tenderly into his arms. When he
resumed his prayers, they resumed theirs. When he had finished the prayer,
he got them seated one on his right knee and the other on his left knee and
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said: “Whoever loves me, should love these two. They are the two proofs
of God of Prophet in the contest of prayer”. Holy Prophet (Peace be upon
him) said’ “O God, I love both of them. Therefore love whoever loves
them. Then He said, “Whoever loves al-Hassan and al Hussain, is one
whom I love, God loves, and whomever God loves, he will cause to enter
Heaven. Whoever hates them, I hate and God hates. Whomever God hates,
he will cause to enter the Fire. Then He said, “These two sons of mine are
my two plants of sweet basil (to sweeten) the world”. Hazrat Imam
Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) was martyred on Friday, 10th
Muharramul Haram 60 Hijri in Karbala, Iraq.

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(4) HAZRAT IMAM ALI ZAINUL ABIDEEN
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Ali; Kuniat Abu Muhammad and Abul Hassan; alqaab were
Zainul Abideen, Sayyidus Sajideen. He was the son of Hazrat Imam Hussain,
grandson of Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with them) and great grandson
of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him). He had a very graceful
personality. He was the elder son of Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be
pleased with him) and Shehr Bano. Shehr Bano was the daughter of King
Yazdigar II, the last of the Persian Kings, who belonged to the family of
Emperor Nowsherwan Aadil. Hazrat Gaihan Bano, sister of Hazrat Shehr
Bano, was the wife of Hazrat Muhammad, son of Hazrat Abu Bakr (May
Allah be pleased with them). Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen was two years old
when Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was martyred in the
Mosque at Kufa.

Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen was born on Friday, 15th Jamadiul Awwal
38 Hijri (660 A.D) in Madinatul Munawwara. The calm and peaceful life of
the Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen was not to be tolerated by the
Ummayad’s cruel regime. They realized that the Imam was suceeding in his
mission of spreading the message of his father, Hazrat Imam Hussain (May
Allah be pleased with him). He was martyred by getting poisoned by King
Waleed Ibne Abdul Malik on 25th Muharramul Harram, 95 Hijri (714 A.D).
He was laid to rest in the graveyard of Jannat-ul-Baq’ee in Madinatul
Munawwara.

He had written a book titled “Saheefa-e-Sajjadia” containing manajaat and
prayers. This is also known as Saheefa-e-Kamila, Zaboor-e-Aal-e-Muhammad
and Injeel Ahl-e-Baith.

Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen went from Madina to Makkah with his father
on 28th Rajab 60 Hijri. They stayed there for four months. Then, they went
from Makkah to Karbala and reached there on 2nd Muharramul Haram 60
Hijri. He got seriously ill in Karbala. He tried his level best to take part in the
battle against the enemies of Islam, but he was stopped by his sister, Hazrat
Zainab on the instruction of Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with
them). After the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, all the members of his
family were taken to the court of Governor, Ibne Ziad. From there, they were
taken to Damascus and brought in the court of Yazeed in chains.

Inspire of his illness and humiliating position in front of Yazid, the
Ummayad’ruler, when Yazid addressed him in an insulting manner, saying
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that his father wasted his life by refusing to give the oath of allegiance to
Yazid, Imam Ali replied, it was to save Islam. They were wondering how
Islam was saved? When time for “Azaan” came and the “Moazzin” screamed
from the minaret, I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,
Imam shouted to Yazid, this is the way Islam was saved. People would have
forgotten the name of Muhammad as the Messenger of Allah if his grandson
could not have shown the world that you were a ruler by default. They were
kept in prison for one year. After this, they came back to Karbala on 20 th Safar
62 Hijri to pay homage over the grave of their beloved father, uncle and
brothers. They also buried the head of Hazrat Imam Hussain with the body of
Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him). The whole family then
retuned to Madina on 8th Rabiul Awwul 62 Hijri.

The people of Madina were very shocked to see such a grieved caravan and
mourned over the death of innocent descendants of Hazrat Muhammad
(peace be upon him) for fifteen days. All Hussaini Sadaat are the descendants
of Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him).
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(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by Syed Shafqauat Hussain
Naqvi.
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(5) HAZRAT IMAM MUHAMMAD BAQIR
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His full name and lineage is Muhammad, Ibne Ali, Ibne Hussain, Ibne Ali,
Ibne Abu Talib al-Quraishi al-Hashimi (May Allah be pleased with them). He
was the son of Hazrat Ali Zainul Abideen and Hazrat Fatima, daughter of
Imam Hassan (Allah may be pleased with them). He was born on Friday, 1st
Rajabul Murjjab, 57 Hijri in Madinatul Munawwara. His kuniat was Abu
Ja’far and Abu Abdullah and Alqaab were Baqir and Hadi.

Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir has disclosed secrets of ‘Ilm’ and Hikmah
and unfolded the principles of spiritual and religious guidance. Nobody can
deny his character, his God-given knowledge, his Divinely-gifted Hikmah,
and his obligation and gratitude towards the spreading of knowledge. He was
a sacred and highly talented spiritual leader and for this reason, he was
popularly titled al-Baqir, which means the expounder of knowledge. Imam
devoted all his time to the worship of Allah.

Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir lived in the period of the Umayyad dynasty
of Sulayman, Hazrat ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz, Yazid II, and Hisham bin
Abdul-Malik. The period of the Khalifat of Hazrat ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul Aziz
was a positive one for the Ahl-e-Bayt because not only did he bring an end to
the bad-mouthing of Hazrat Ali bin Abu Talib (May Allah be pleased with
him) and his descendants, but he also gave the orchard of Fidak to Hazrat
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir out of his tremendous respect for and devotion to
the descendants of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upo him) which was well-
accepted by him.

Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir married the great granddaughter of Hazrat
Abu Bakr Siddique (May Allah be pleased with him), Hazrat Umme Farwa
binte al-Qasim Ibne Muhammad Ibne Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with
him).

Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir was martyred by getting poisoned on
Monday, 7th Zil-Hajj 114 Hijri (732 A.D) by King Hisham Ibne Abdul Malik
in the age of 57 years and was buried in Jannat-ul-Baq’ee, Madinatul
Munawwara. The Islamic currency was started on the advice of Hazrat Imam
Muhammad Baqir in the reign of Abdul Malik Ibne Marwan in 75 Hijri.

He was three years old when he left Madina for Makkah along with his
family. He was the eyewitness of the whole tragedy of Karbala and remained
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in prison in Damascus for one year. Hazrat Zaid was his brother whose mother
was a slave girl named Huriyah, who belonged to Sindh.

He had two daughters and five sons. However, the names of Hazrat Imam
Ja’far Sadiq and Hazrat Abdullah are known. He had four wives named (1)
Hazrat Umme Farwah, binte Qasim, son of Muhammad, son of Hazrat Abu
Bakr (2) Hazrat Umme Hakim, son of Assad and 2 girl slaves. He was a pious
and a great scholar of Islam. He was also the teacher of Hazrat Imam Abu
Hanifa, a great scholar of Islam.

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(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
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(6) HAZRAT IMAM JA’FAR AL-SADIQ
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Ja'far and known as al-Sadiq and Abu Abdullah. He was the son of
Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, son of Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen, son of
Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with them). His mother was Umm
Farwah, daughter of al-Qasim, son of Hazrat Muhammad, son of Hazrat Abu Bakr
(May Allah be pleaded with them). Thus the sixth Imam has an impressive historical
background of lineage.

He was born on 17th Rabiul-Awwal, 83 Hijri (April 20, 702 A.D). At his birth, his
father, Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir was 26, and his grandfather, Hazrat Imam
Ali Zainul Abideen was still alive. The Prophet's family joyfully welcomed this
auspicious addition.

Up to the age of twelve, Hazrat Imam Ja'far was brought up under the guidance of his
grandfather, Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen, whose main concern was to worship
his Maker and reflect on the tragic events of Karbala. So, as soon as Ja'far al-Sadiq
gained understanding, he was profoundly impressed by the continuous grief of his
grandfather, so much so that he felt as if he himself was present during that tragedy of
Karbala. He also contemplated on the presence of his father, Imam Muhammad al-
Baqir, although only three years old, at that gruesome scene. Hazrat Imam Ja'far al-
Sadiq considered it as his duty to convene the recitation gatherings (Majalis) about
that sorrowful event.

He was twelve years old when his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen
expired. Thence up to the age of 31, he passed his time under the supervision of his
father, Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir. It was the time when the Umayyad politics
were tottering and Muslims were approaching Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir in
thousands. Hazrat Ja'far al-Sadiq was one of them, but he was a student devoted to
worship and learning. Whether at Madina or in travels, he was always with his father.

In l14 A.H. (732 A.D), Hazrat Imam Muhammad al-Baqir died, and the
responsibilities of Imamate devolved on the shoulders of Hazrat Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq.
Hisham Ibne Abdul Malik was ruling in Damascus and political disturbances were
afoot. The passion of taking revenge on Bani Umayya was strong and several
descendants of Hazrat Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) were preparing
themselves to overthrow the regime. Most prominent among them was Hazrat Zaid,
the respected son of Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen. His religious zeal and piety
were known throughout Arabia. He was a well-versed hafiz of the Holy Qur'an and
he had taken the field against the tyranny of the Umayyads.
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This was a precarious juncture for Hazrat Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq. As regarding hatred
of the Umayyad he agreed with his uncle, Hazrat Zaid for whom he had a great deal
of respect. Since his far-sighted judgment could clearly see that rising against the
well-organized royal forces was of no avail; therefore, he did not join him for all
practical reasons. But he was compassionate towards him and sympathetic to his
cause, and he asked him to be judicious. As a great host of Iraqis had sworn their
allegiance to him, Hazrat Zaid became quite optimistic. He gave gallant battle to the
royal forces but was killed in the end. One year after Zaid's martyrdom, his son,
Yahya gained the same ancestral honour. Hazrat Imam Ja'far was surely moved by
these touching events, but he was destined to carry out the duties of spreading the
religious sciences of Ahlul-Bayt.

The last days of the Umayyad were ruffled by political disturbances and during the
last phase of the tottering Umayyad rule, the Hashemites were actively engaged in
their anti-Umayyad activities. The Abbasids took advantage of their efforts and
secretly formed an association. But the Imams, the descendants of Hazrat Imam Ali
(May Allah be pleased with him), never tried to acquire power through political
trickery, while the Abbasids, who too were Hashemites, no doubt took the
opportunity by the forelock. And when they established themselves on the throne,
they became enemies of the descendants of Hazrat Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased
with him) in the same degree or more than that which had been adopted by the
heartless Umayyad.

Hazrat Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq was sadly touched by those events. When once the
descendant of Hazrat Imam Hassan Ibne Ali (May Allah be pleased with them) were
all constrained, shackled and banished from Madina, he watched their sufferings with
a saddened heart from the rooftop of his house. With flooded eyes he was heard
saying:

" Oh! Madina is no more a sanctuary or a place of peace....” Then he expressed his
sorrow for the inactive descendants of the Ansar thus:

"The early Madenites (Ansar) had invited the Holy Prophet to Madina under the oath
that they would protect him and his descendants just as they would protect their own
kith and kin. But today the descendants of those very Ansar act as silent onlookers
and none stands up to protect the Prophet's offspring".

Having said these words, he returned to his house and fell ill, unable to move from
bed for twenty days. Among the aforesaid prisoners was the aged Abdullah al-Mahdi,
son of Hazrat Imam Hassan Ibne Ali (May Allah be pleased with them), who had to
suffer the hardships of a prolonged imprisonment. His son, Muhammad rose against
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the oppressive government and fell fighting near Median in 145 A.H. The head of the
young warrior was sent to his aged father in prison, a shocking sight that the worn out
old man could not bear, and he died shortly thereafter. Another son of Abdullah al-
Mahdi, named Ibrahim, also fought against Mansur's army and fell fighting near
Kufa. In the same way, Abdullah, son of Muhammad, Musa and Yahya brothers of
Muhammad, were all killed mercilessly. Many Sayyids were used alive as part of the
building materials of walls.

In spite of all these atrocities, Hazrat Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq went on silently,
propagating the teachings of Ahle al-Bayt. As a result, even those who did not
acknowledge him as the Imam nor knew his prestige and line-age, bowed before his
knowledge and prided in being counted among his students.

AI-Mansur tried to bring persons to compete with him but they all proved incapable
of arguing even with his students. Failing in all his efforts he decided to harass, arrest
or murder him. And anyone suspected of supporting the Imam, was to be arrested.
The Imam himself was summoned from Madina a number of times, each time being
in one way or another nothing but harassment. Al-Mansur, however, could never find
sufficient grounds to order his imprisonment or assassination. On the other hand, the
consequent stay of the Imam in Iraq only expanded the circle of those who wanted to
learn the teachings of Ahlul-Bayt from him. Perceiving this, al-Mansur ordered him
to be sent back to Madina. Even there, he was not spared from persecution. Through
saboteurs, his house was once set on fire but Providence soon put it out and nobody
was harmed.
Character and Virtues:
Hazrat Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq was one of those Infallible souls who were created by the
Almighty to be models of moral excellence. But the particular virtues of Imam Ja'far
as-Sadiq which were recorded by the historians included hospitality, charity, the
helping of the needy in secrecy, the fair treatment of the relatives, forgiveness,
patience and fortitude.

During the days of scarcity the Imam had no reason to worry since there was a large
quantity of corn to sustain them over a long period of time. But he sold the corn out
and directed: "Pure wheat flour shall not be used in my kitchen. Let it be mixed with
an equal quantity of oat flour. We must share the misfortune with the needy as long
as it takes".

He used to respect the poor more than the rich and esteem their hard work. Trade was
his occupation and he liked to do manual work in his gardens too. One day while
wielding the spade and sweating profusely from top to toe, someone offered to do the
work for him, but the labour-loving leader said:
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"It is no insult to bear the heat of the summer sun for the sake of my house-hold".

His profound knowledge of religious and other sciences was famed throughout the
entire Islamic world. People came from distant regions to learn from him. The
number of his students reached once four thousand. Among them were scholars,
jurists, Tafsir (exegesis), Hadith... etc. Heads of other religions also came there to
expostulate with his students. When they went away vanquished and defeated, the
Imam used to explain to his students their own weak points so that they might be
careful in the future. He was also the teacher of Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa and Jabir
bin Hayan, a great scientist of Islam.

Sometimes he himself argued with the opponents especially the atheists. Apart from
religious sciences, he used to teach some students mathematics, chemistry,
medicine... etc. Jabir Ibne Hayyan of Tarus, the famous pioneer of physics, chemistry
and mathematics, was his disciple who wrote about four hundred treatises based on
his mentor's instruction. The hundreds can count the jurists, who learned from him
and authored several volumes of books on jurisprudence.

Such a great religious man and scholar can never be ambitious for power. But the
government considered his popularity to be a constant threat, even though the
monarchs knew that this Progeny really deserved to rule the Islamic World.
Exhausting all its efforts, the ruling class could not find any grounds to take action
against the Imam. It finally resorted to the use of their soundless weapon, poison. The
governor of Madina was directed to offer him poisoned grapes, the efficacy of which
ended his life on the 15th of Shawwal of 148 A.H. (December 04, 765 A.D) at the
age of 65. His funeral prayer was led by his son and successor, Hazrat Imam Musa al-
Kazim, who led the burial prayers. He was laid to rest in compound of Jannat al-Baqi,
where Hazrat Imam Hassan, Hazrat Imam Ali Zainul Abideen and Hazrat Imam
Muhammad Baqir (May Allah be pleased with them) have been buried.

He had ten children - three daughters and seven sons named (1) Hazrat Umme
Farwah (2) Hazrat Asma (3) Hazrat Fatima Sughra (4) Hazrat Ismail (5)
Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim (6) Hazrat Ali Areez (7) Hazrat Muhammad (8)
Hazrat Abdullah (9) Hazrat Ishaq Ja’far and (10) Hazrat Abbas. He had two
wives and three girl slaves.

Brief Sayings of Imam Ja’far Al- Sadiq:

1. A Muslim who puts in endeavors to materialize the desire of his
Brother is like someone who performs holy war (Jihad) on the way to
God.
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2. Our intercession will not be extended to the one who is careless in
Performing prayers.

3. The fruit (result) of love and attachment with the world is
Inconvenience, trouble and sorrow and the result of piety and purity in
The world is the comfort of body and soul.

4. How indecent is it that the powerful ones take revenge from the weak.

5. Be benevolent to your father and mother so that your children may as
Well be benevolent to you.

6. Pray to God that your sustenance does not lie in the hand of people.

7. One who invites the people towards himself (leadership) and a person?
Wiser than him is present among the people, has gone astray.

8. Avoid incorrect jokes and humors, as it is the cause of enmity and
Grudge.

9. Three things are the signs of a hypocrite:

i) While talking, tells lies.

ii) Does not fulfill promises and commitments.

iii) Embezzles the deposits of others.

10. Take distance from (avoid) being jealous of others because this will
be the cause of your becoming away from God.

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Courtesy: (1) A Study of Islamic History written by K. Ali
(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
Syed Shafqauat Hussain Naqvi
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(7) HAZRAT IMAM MUSA KAZIM
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

Hazrat Imam Musa al-Kazim was the son of Hazrat Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq. The
name of his mother was Hamida Khatoon, who was the daughter of a noble
man named Saeed, hailing from the country of Berber (present Algeria). He
was a pious, scholar and very passionate person.

Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim was born on Sunday, 7th Safar, 128 A.H. (745
A.D) at Abwa, midway between the cities of Makkah and Madina. It is the
place where the mother of the Noble Prophet (Peace be upon him), Hazrat
Amina, the daughter of Wahub, had passed away and was buried there. He
died on Friday, 25th Rajab, 183 Hijri at the age of 55 in Baghdad, Iraq.

His name was "Musa", Laqab Abul Hassan and his famous title was Kazim.
His matchless devotion and worship of God has also earned him the title of
"Abd-e-Saleh" (virtuous slave of God). Generosity was synonymous with his
name and no beggar ever returned from his door empty handed. Thus one of
his additional titles is also "Bab-e-Qaza-ul-Hawaij" (the door to fulfilling
needs).

Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim lived under the care of his father, Imam Ja'far al-
Sadiq and learned from the school of his father, to which the religious
scholars, jurists (religious experts), philosophers and preachers flocked. He
inherited, from his father, his knowledge, manners and morals. He came to
epitomize high morals, generosity, asceticism, patience, bravery,
perseverance and holy striving (jihad). During the Imamate of his father, he
directed his attention to acquiring knowledge, and after his father's death, he
shouldered the responsibility of leading the ummah.

Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim passed 20 years of his sacred life under the
gracious patronage of his father. His inherent genius and gifted virtues
combined with the enlightened guidance and education from Imam Ja’far al-
Sadiq, showed in the manifestation of his future personality.

He was fully versed with Divine knowledge even in his childhood. Allama
Majlisi relates that once Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa happened to call upon the
holy abode of Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq to ask him about some religious matters
(Masail). The Imam was asleep and so he was kept waiting outside till the
Imam's awakening. Meanwhile, Imam Musa Kazim, who was then 5 years
old, came out of his house, Imam Abu Hanifa, after offering him his best
compliments, said:
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"O the son of the Holy Prophet! What is your opinion about the deeds of a
man? Does he do them by himself or does God makes him do them?" "O
Abu Hanifa", the five years old Imam replied at once, in the typical tone of
his ancestors.

"The doings of a man are confined to three possibilities. First, that God alone
does them while the man is quite helpless. Secondly, that both God and the
man do equally share the commitment. Third, that man does them alone.

Now if the first assumption is true, it obviously proves the unjustness of
God, who punishes his creatures for sins that they have not committed. And
if the second condition is accepted, even then God becomes unjust if He
punishes the man for the crimes in which he is equally a partner. But the
undesirability of both these conditions is evident in the case of God. Thus
we’fe naturally left with the third alternative to the problem that men are
absolutely responsible for their own doings."

Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim lived under the most crucial times in the regimes
of the autocratic Abbasid kings, who were marked for their tyrannical and
cruel administration. He witnessed the reigns of Mansur-e-Dawaniqi, Mahdi
and Haroon-al-Rashid. Mansur and Haroon were the despotic kings who put
a multitude of innocent descendants of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon
him) to the sword.
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Moral and Ethical Excellence:

Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim earned many nicknames for his great status
among the people and his unique refined character. He was called 'Abd
Salih' (The Good Servant) for his perfect character and manners, "Zainul-
Mutahajjideen" (The Ornament of Performing The Mid-Night Prayers) for
his lengthy worship and supplication, 'al-Kazim' (The one Who Curbs His
Anger) for his extreme endurance, patience and bravery in the face of
adversities, his curbing of pain and anger, and for being kind to those who
harassed him, 'Bab al-Hawa'ij' (The Gateway to Satisfaction of peoples'
needs) for his great position in the sight of Allah, and the fulfillment of one's
desires and needs when one beseeches Allah, invoking his name.

One of his wives was Al-Baneen whose laqab was Tahira and the names of
other wives are not known. He had 23 sons and 18 daughters. Sons (1) Abdur
Rahman (2) Aqeel (3) Qasim (4) Yahya (5) Dawood (6) Suleman (7) Fazal (8)
Ahmad (9) Hussain Ibrahim Al-Akbar (10) Haroon (11) Zaid (12) Hassan
Asghar (13) Ali Raza (14) Ibrahim Asghar (15) Abbas (16) Ismail (17) Ishaq
(18) Hamza (19) Abdullah (20) Obaidullah (21) Ja’far and (23) Hussain.

Daughters: (1) Fatima Kubra (2) Fatima Sughra (3) Ruqayya (4) Hakima (5)
Ruqayya Sughra (6) Kulsoom (7) Umme Ja’afar (8) Al-Baba (9) Zainab (10)
Khadija (11) Aalia (12) Amina (13) Hasna (14) Bareeta (15) Umme Salma
(16) Maimoona (17) Umme Kulssom (18) Umme Meeha.
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Courtesy: (1) A Study of Islamic History written by K.Ali
(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
Syed Shafqauat Hussain Naqvi.
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(8) HAZRAT IMAM ALI RAZA
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was the son of Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim and Hazrat Ummul Baneen, alias
Najma. He was born on Thursday, 11th Zeeqa’ad 148 Hijri (765 A.D) in
Madina, in the reign of Mansoor Abbasi. His Kuniat was Abul Hassan and
Alqaab were Raza, Sabir, Zaki, Wali, Razi and Wasi. He saw the periods of
Mansoor Abbasi, Mehdi Abbasi, Hadi Abbasi, Haroon Rashid Abbasi, Amin
Abbasi and Mamoon Abbasi. At the time of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Musa
Kazim, he was 55 years old. He was married to Sakina (Khaizran) and Umme
Habiba, the daughter of King Mamoon Rashid. He was made Crown Prince by
King Mamoon on 1st Ramazanul Mubarak 201 Hijri. He was poisoned on 23rd
Zilqaada 203 Hijri (818 A.D) and buried in Mash-had, Iran. He had only one
son, Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi. Hazrat Fatima was the sister of Hazrat
Imam Ali Raza, who died in Qum, Iran.

Rizvi Sayyids:

It is a fact that all Sayyids known as Razvi are actually Taqvi. Hazrat Imam
Ali Raza had no son other than Imam Muhammad Taqi. Had he other sons
than the Imam Muhammad Taqi, and then their offspring would have been
called Rizvi Sayyids. But as Imam Ali Raza came to Iran and died in Tus,
many descendants of his son, Imam Muhammad Taqi, were also called Rizvis.

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Courtesy: (1) A Study of Islamic History written by K.Ali
(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
Syed Shafqauat Hussain Naqvi.
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(9) HAZRAT IMAM MUHAMMAD TAQI JAWAAD
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi was the son of Hazrat Imam Muhammad Raza
and Khaizran alias Sakina. Khaizran belonged to the clan of Ummul
Momineen Hazrat Maria Qibtia of Egypt. His Kuniat was Abu Ja’far and
Alqaab were Jawaad, Murtaza and Taqi. He was born on Friday, 10th Rajabul
Murajjab 195 Hijri (811 A.D) in Madinatul Munawwara in the reign of Amin
Abbasi. He was married to Ummul Fazal, the daughter of King Mamoon
Abbasi.

He spent most of his daytime sitting in the Mosque of the Prophet where
Muslims came to avail of his knowledge and preaching. The narrators of
Hadith and other students of theology came to enquire about religious sciences
and the Imam guided them by explaining every complicated matter. The
whole world saw that Imam Ja’afar Sadiq’s successor, seated on the same mat,
was guiding the people towards piety that was the hallmark of Islam.

Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi allowed the same amount of freedom to his
wife Umme Fadhl and imposed the same restrictions on her as his ancestors
had done in the case of their wives. He did not care much about the fact that
Umme Fazal was a princess. Although she lived with him, he married another
lady, who was a descendant of Hazrat Ammar Ibne Yasir. God had intended to
continue the line of Immamate through her and she gave birth to Hazrat Imam
Ali Naqi, the tenth Imam.

Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi’s speech was very charming and effective.
Once during the Hajj season, he addressed a gathering of the pilgrims and
stated commandments of the Divine Law of Sharia’a. The audience included
learned scholars who admitted that they had never heard such an eloquent and
comprehensive speech.

He was poisoned by his wife, Ummul Fazal on the instigation of her uncle,
King Muhtasim Billah on 28th Zilqa’ad 220 Hijri (835 A.D) and was buried
near the grave of grandfather, Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim in Sarman Rai, Iraq.
This city is now called Kazimeen. He had four children from Bibi Sahana -
two daughters and two sons, (1) Fatima (2) Imama (3) Ali Al-Hadi Al-Naqi
and (4) Musa Al-Mubarqa.

Character and Virtues:
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Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi occupied the highest position in human virtues
and moral attainments as this was the marked feature of the Prophet’s family.
It was customary for the Imam to meet everyone humbly, fulfill the needs of
the poor, maintain Islamic requisites of equality and simplicity, help the poor
secretly, treat even foes fairly, extend hospitality, impart true Islamic
knowledge to all and specially to the scholars of religion and the like, marked
his saintly life-in full conformity with other members of this sacred series of
infallible Imams.

Courtesy: (1) A Study of Islamic History written by K.Ali
(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
Syed Shafqauat Hussain Naqvi
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(10) HAZRAT IMAM ALI NAQI AL-HADI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was the elder son of Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi and Hazrat Samaana
Khatoon. His Kuniat was Abul Hassan and Alqab were Askari, Hadi and
Naqi.

He was a pious, virtuous, God fearing and great scholar of Islam. He was the
model of simplicity and self-denial. From cradle to the grave, he led the
simple life of a Dervish. His whole life was dedicated to the service of Allah
and His creation. He was born on Friday, 5th Rajab- ul- Murajjab 214 Hijri
(829 A.D) in Sarya, Madinatul Munawwara in the reign of King Mamoon
Abbasi. He was got poisoned by Mustansir on 3rd Rajab 252 Hijri (868 A.D) in
Saamra/Samarra, 125 kilometres north of Baghdad, Iraq and was buried in his
house there.

He had several wives but two of them are known - Hadisa and Saleel. He had
five children - one daughter and four sons named (1) Aaliya (2) Hazrat Imam
Hassan Askari, who was the 12th Imam of Fiqa-e-Ja’faria (3) Muhammad (4)
Hussain (5) Ja’far Saani Askari, who was the youngest of all. Hazrat Ja’far
Saani Askari was the great grandfather of Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh
Bukhari. May Allah shower His blessings upon his soul. Amin!

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Courtesy: (1) A Study of Islamic History written by K.Ali.
(2) Tazkiratul Ma’asoomeen written by
Syed Shafqauat Hussain Naqvi.
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(11) SYED ABU ALI, JA’FAR SAANA ASKARI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

Hazrat Ja’far Saani Askari was the youngest son of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi. His name
was Ja’far, Kuniat was Abu Ali and Alqaab were Ja’far Sanai, Ja’far Al- Murtaza,
Ja’far Al-Tawab, Ja’far Al-Zaki and Khalilullah Saani. He had many children among
them (1) Ismail Kharif (2) Yahya Al-Sofi (3) Haroon (4) Ali Al-Mukhtar (5) Idrees
and (6) Tahir are well known. The descendants of Ismail Kharif and Haroon have
settled in Egypt. Most of the descendants of Hazrat Ali Al-Mukhtar have settled in
India and Pakistan. He died in 271 Hijri in Saamra, Iraq and was buried there. May
Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: Page # 285 of Roohani Rabita and Taroon written by Qazi
Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(1) SYED ABU ABDULLAH, ALI ASGHAR AL-ASHTAR
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Ali; Kuniat was Abu Abdullah; Asghar and Ashtar were his alqaab. He
was the son of Hazrat Ja’far Saani and Zainab, binte Abul Fazal Muhammad Sharif
Fazil, Ibne Syed Abu Al-Qasim Ali Naqeeb, (Qum, Iran), Ibne Syed Muhammad,
Ibne Syed Hamza Mash-hood Ibne, Ahmad Al-Surkh, Ibne Syed Muhammad, Ibne
Syed Ismail, Ibne Syed Muhammad Al-Arquat, Ibne Syed Abdullah Bahir, Ibne Syed
Imam Ali Zaiul Abideen, Ibne Hazrat Imam Hussain (Allah may be pleased with
them).

He was born in 257 Hijri and died in 321 Hijri and was buried in Saamra, Iraq near
the grave of his father, Ja’far Saani Askari. He had four sons named (1) Muhammad
(2) Ja’far (3) Ismail and (4) Abdullah. Sadaat of Bhakkar and Sindh are the
descendants of Syed Ismail and when Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari
migrated from Bukhara to Bhakar, he married one of the daughters of these sadaat.
Sadaat of Chinar Kot, Oghaz Banda and Pir Khel, Malakand Agency etc., are the
descendants of Syed Abdullah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: Page # 284, 285 of Roohani Rabita written by Qazi Abdul
Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(13) ABU AHMAD, SHAHABUDDIN ABDULLAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Abdullah, Kuniat was Abu Ahmad and Laqab was Shahabuddin.
Abdullah was the son of Ali Asghar Al-Ashtar and Khadija, binte Syed Mazhar, Ibne
Abul Fazal Muhammad Sharif Fazil. He was born in 291 Hijri and died in 352 Hijri
in Saamra, Iraq. He had two sons named (1) Syed Muhammad Nazoak, who had five
sons, Syed Issa, Syed Abul Ghanaim Abdullah, Syed Muhammad, Syed Ali and Syed
Yahya and all his descendant are called bani Nazoak and (2) Abu Yousuf, Abu
Mahmood, Ahmad Qatal, who migrated from Iraq to Bukhara and his descendants
are known as Bukhari Sadaat. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

(1) ABU YOUSUF, ABU MAHMOOD, SHEIKHUL
MASHAIKH JALALUDDIN AHMAD QATAL BUKHARI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was the great grandfather of Sadaat Bukhari, who migrated from Iraq to Bukhara,
Uzbakistan. His name was Syed Ahmad, Kuniat Abu Yousuf, Abu Mahmood and
Laqab was Qatal. He was the son of Abdullah and Sakina, binte Muhammad, Ibne
Syed Mazhar, Ibne Syed Abul Fazal Muhammad. He was born in 340 Hijri in Iraq
and died in 412 Hijri in Bukhara. He had three sons named (1) Yousuf (2) Ali known
as Jalaluddin Akbar and (3) Mahmood (known as Jalaluddin Asghar). All the
descendants of Jalaluddin Ahmad Qatal are known as Bukhari Syed and they also put
the word of “Jalaluddin” with their names. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: Page # 284 of Roohani Rabita written by Qazi Abdul
Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(15) ABU MUHAMMAD, NASIRUD-DIN MAHMOOD
ASGHAR MUKHTARULLAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Mahmood; Kuniat was Abu Muhammad and Alqab were Asghar,
Mukhtarullah and Nasiruddin. He was the son of Syed Ahmad Qatal and Zainab,
binte Syed Murtaza, Ibne Syed Muhammad, Ibne Syed Mazhar, Ibne Syed Abul
Fazal Muhammad. They were two brothers: (1) Ali (known as Ali Akbar) and (2)
Mahmood (known as Mahmood Asghar). He was born in 370 Hijri and died in 467
Hijri in Bukhara, present- day Uzbakistan. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: Page # 284, 285 of ‘Roohani Rabita’ written by Qazi Abdul
Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(16) ABUL FATAH, MUHAMMAD SAFIUD-DIN
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Syed Muhammad Safiuddin and Kuniat was Abul Fatah. He died in
519 Hijri in Bukhara and was buried there. He had two sons: (1) Fatah and (2) Ja’far
(known as Abu Ali). May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
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Courtesy: Page # 283 of Roohani Rabita & Taroon written by Qazi Abdul Haleem Asar
Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(17) SYED ABU ALI, JA’FAR
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Syed Ja’far; Kuniat Abu Ali Al-Moeed. He had two sons: (1)
Ali Al-Moeed and (2) Abdul Ghafoor. One of the descendants of Abdul
Ghafoor named Abdul Hakim Bukhari (1150-1236 Hijri) died in Gujar Garhi,
Mardan and was buried there. Syed Ja’far died in 575 Hijri in Bukhara and
was buried there. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: Page # 282 of Roohani Rabita written by Qazi Abdul
Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(18) SYED ALI AL-MOEED
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Syed Ali Al-Moeed. His wife was the daughter of King Sultan
Muhammad Khuda Banda, who was one of the descendants of King Changez Khan.
King Sultan Muhammad Khuda Banda had three daughters. He had determined in his
mind to give all his daughters’ hands in marriages to Syed families. So he gave his
first daughter’s hand in marriage to the family of Sadaat Kirmani, the second to Syed
Jalaluddin Tebraizi and the third to Syed Ali Al-Moeed, father of Syed Jalaluddin
Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari. She was blessed with a son, Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir
Surkh Bukhari.

His son, Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari migrated from Bukhara to
Bahawal Pur, present-day Pakistan. Syed Ali Al-Moeed died in 575 Hijri in Bukhara
and was buried there. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: “The Daily Mashriq”, (Special Edition) Wednesday, 5th
December 1990 written by Rasool Bakhsh Naseem.
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(19) SYED JALALUDDIN HASSAN MIR SURKH BUKHARI (Rahmatullah-e-
Alaih)

His name was Hassan; Jalaluddin, Jalal Azam and Mir Surkh (Surkh Posh) Bukhari
were his alqaab. He was also known as Jalal Ganj. He was born on Friday, 5th Zilhaj
595 Hijri in Bukhara, present - day Uzbakistan. He was the son of Syed Ali Al-
Moeed and grandson of Syed Ja’far Hussain. He got his early education in Bukhara
under the supervision and guidance of his father. He married Syeda Fatima, daughter
of Syed Qasim in Bukhara. She was blessed with two sons, Syed Ali and Syed Ja’far.

After the death of his first wife, Syeda Fatima in Bukhara, he along with his two sons
- Syed Ali and Syed Ja’far migrated at the age of forty years from Bukhara to
Bhakkar, Punjab in 635 Hijri. However, as per book “Makhdoom Jahanian
Jahangasht” written by Muhammad Ayub Qadri, both the brothers went back to
Bukhara after some time.

In Bhakkar, Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari married Syeda Zehra;
daughter of a renowned “Buzurg” named Syed Badruddin, son of Sadruddin, son of
Hussaini of Bhakkar. She was blessed with a son, Syed Bahauddin. He then shifted to
Oufach Sharif, Punjab and settled there. After the death of his second wife, he
married Fatima, who was also the daughter of Syed Badruddin, son of Sadruddin
Hussaini of Bhakkar. She was blessed with two sons - Syed Ahmad Kabir and Syed
Muhammad Kabir.

Mother of Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari was the daughter of King
Sultan Muhammad Khuda Banda, who was one of the descendants of King Changez
Khan. King Sultan Muhammad Khuda Banda had three daughters. He had
determined to give all his daughters’ hands in marriages to Syed families. So he gave
his first daughter’s hand in marriage to the family of Sadaat Kirmani, the second to
Syed Jalaluddin Tebraizi and the third to Syed Ali Al - Moeed, father of Syed
Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari. She was blessed with a son, Syed Jalaluddin
Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari.

His son, Syed Ahmad Kabir, who had two sons: (1) Syed Jalaluddin Hussain
Makhdoom Jahania Jahan Gash and (2) Syed Sadruddin were very pious, virtuous
and Sahib-e-Karamat Buzurg.

Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari died in the age of 95 years on 19th
Jamadiul Awwal 690 Hijri (20th May 1294) in Ouch Sharif, Punjab. May Allah keep
his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
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Note: Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Sherazi known as Hisar Baba (953-1033),
great grand-father of Sadaat of Pir Khel, Malakand Agency and Syed Muhammad
Ibrahim Shah (1004 Multan - 1033 Bajawar Agency), great grand-father of Sadaat
Bukhari (Ibrahim Khel) of Kot Kay Chirming, Bajawar Agency were the great
grandsons of Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari of Ouch Sharif, Multan,
Punjab. Their Shajara-e-Nasab (Genealogy) is as follows:

1. Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh 01.Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh
Bukhari Bukhari
2. Syed Muhammad Kabir 02. Syed Ahmad Kabir
3. Syed Ghaus 03. Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht
Hussain Bukhari
4. Syed Abu Saeed Mubarak 04. Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherazi.
5. Syed Noor Muhammad 05. Syed Nizamuddin Shah
6. Syed Nooruddin 06. Syed Niamat Wali Shah
7. Syed Noorullah 07. Syed Rahmat Wali Shah
8. Syed Fatehullah 08. Syed Ahmad Shah
9. Syed Noorullah Saani 09. Syed Abbas Shah
10. Syed Azizullah 10. Syed Pir Wali Shah
11. Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah- 11. Syed Omar Wali Shah
Grandfather of Sadaat Bukhari of 12. Syed Mubarak Wali Shah
Bajawar Agency. 13. Syed Niamat Wali Shah
14 Syed Rahmat Wali Shah
15. Syed Sher Muhammad
16. Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah-
Grandfather of Saddat Sherazi of Pir
Khel, Malakand Agency.

Courtesy: (1) Page # 292-346 of Roohani Rabita & Taroon written by Qazi
Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
(2) “The Daily Mashriq”, (Special Edition) Wednesday, 5th
December 1990 written by Rasool Bakhsh Naseem
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(20) SYED SULTAN AHMAD KABIR BUKHARI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, virtuous and God-fearing person. Syed Bahauddin Sultan
Ahmad Kabir was the son of Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari. He
was also one of the disciples of Hazrat Shiekh Abul Fatah Ruknuddin
Suharwardi. They were four brothers: (1) Ja’far (2) Ali (3) Ahmad Kabir
(himself) and (4) Muhammad Kabir. He had two sons - (1) Syed Jalaluddin
Hussain Makhdoom Jahanian Jahan Gasht Bukhari and (2) Makhdoom Sheikh
Sadruddin Muhammad Rajoo Qatal, the younger son, who was born on 20th
Shaaban 760 Hijri (1359 A.D) and died in 827 Hijri in Delhi, India. He had
many disciples and khalifas including Sheikh Jalal Mujarrad Selhati, who lit
the candle of Islam in Bengal and Selhat. Many people embraced Islam at the
hands of Sheikh Jalal Mujarrad Selhati in Bengal and Selhat. Ibne Batoota met
Sheikh Jalal Mujarrad Selhati in Kamroop. According to some people, he was
the maternal nephew of Syed Ahmad Kabir. Syed Sultan Ahmad Kabir died in
700 Hijri in Ouch Sharif, Punjab and was buried there. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: (1) Page # 292-346 of Roohani Rabita & Taroon written by Qazi Abdul
Haleem Asar Afghani.(2) Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht written by
Muhammad Ayub.
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(21) HAZRAT JALALUDDIN HUSSAIN MAKHDOOM JAHANIAN
JAHAN GASHT BUKHARI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Syed Hussain; Makhdoom Jahanian and Jahan Gasht Bukhari
were alqaab. He was born on 25th Shawwal 707 Hijri (1303) A.D) in Ouch
Sharif, Punjab and died on Wednesday, 10th Zilhaj 785 Hijri (3rd February
1383 A.D.) in Ouch Sharif, Punjab. He got his early education from his uncle,
Muhammad Kabir and Qazi Allama Bahauddin in Ouch Sharif. He went to the
Islamic Madrassa of the grandson of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria in Multan,
where he got Islamic education from Maulana Moosa and Maulana
Mujaduddin. Where after, he went to Makkah and Madina, where he received
Islamic education of Sihah-e-Sitta from Allama Abdullah Yafii and Allama
Afifuddin Abdullah Matri. Being a Syedzada, he was highly respected and
loved by Allama Abdullah Matri. Thereafter, he went to Shiraz, Iran. He used
to teach different Islamic ulooms in Sheraz Iran. He was highly respected by
the ruler of Sheraz. Once he explained the meanings of “Oolul Amr” so
obviously and thoughtfully that the ruler of Sheraz was much impressed and
presented to him two bowls containing silver and golden coins, which he
accepted and gave them all to a needy person. King Muhammad Tughlaq, who
ruled from 1325 to 1351 A.D, made him Sheikhul Islam. He had written many
books including (1) Asaar & Malfoozat (2) Sirajul Hidaya (3) Muqarrir Nama
(4) Khazana-e-Jalali (5) Jawahir Jalali (6) Mazhar Jalali and (7) Arbaeen
Sufia. He had six children - one daughter and five sons named (1) Malik Jahan
(2) Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood (3) Syed Bahauddin (4) Syed
Mukarramuddin (5) Syed Hassanuddin and (6) Syed Nooruddin. Sadaat
Chinar Kot, Oghaz Banda and Pir Khel, Malakand Agency are the
descendants of Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherazi. May Allah keep his soul
in His eternal peace. Amin!

Courtesy: (1) Roohani Rabita & Taroon (Page # 359) written by Qazi Abdul Haleem
Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency (2) Makhdoom Jahanian
Jahangasht written by Muhammad Ayub, Karachi.

UOCH SHARIF

Ouch Sharif has played a significant role in the making of history. For some time as a
provincial metropolis of the well known Raj Hindu Dynasty and then the capital of
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Nasiruddin Qabacha. However, it remained a favourite place of religious existence
and piety throughout the period of its existence. The city once possessed several sun
temples. With the advent of Islam, sprang up institutions of formal and informal
education. It was divided into three socio-administrative sectors:

Ouch Bukhari (2) Ouch Jilani and (3) Ouch Moghla.

Ouch Bukhari was founded by Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari, while
Ouch Jilani by Saifuddin Ghazrooni. The saintly personages living in the city
imparted mystic training and guidance to the thousands who approached. The
Suharwardia silsila was established over here by Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh
Bukhari. The place got name and fame due to Syed Jalaluddin Hussain Jahanian
Jahangasht Bukhari. Similarly Syed Muhammad Ghaus Jilani Hallabi established the
Qadiriya silsila. It was Ouch from where this order spread to entire sub-continent and
was carried to Indonesia and Malaysia.

The same tombs existing at Ouch Sharif include those of Makhdoom of Hazrat
Bahawal Haleem, Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht, Bibi Javinda, the tomb of the
wife of the Jahanian Jahangasht, who was the daughter of Sultan Lange Khan, the
governor of Multan, for whose name is a garden at Multan.

The Sajjada Nasheen of Ouch Bukhari has the following relics:

(1) A turban of the Holy Prophet (2) A robe and mantle of the Holy Prophet (3)
Samsam (sword) of Hazrat Imam Hassan, May Allah be pleased with him (4) A cap
of Hazrat Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jilani of Baghdad (5) The turban and mantle of Hazrat
Salman Farsi (May Allah be pleased with him). The Sajjada Nasheen of Ouch Jilani
has the following relics: (1) Footprints of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) (2)
A few chapters of the Holy Quran written by Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be
pleaed with him) (3) Tooth of Hazrat Awais Qarni (Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).
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(22) SYED NASIRUD-DIN MAHMOOD SHERAZI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherazi was the eldest son of Syed Jalaluddin
Hussain Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht Bukhari. He was born on 2nd
Zilqa’ad 740 Hijri (1338 A.D) and died on 22nd Ramazanul Mubarak 800
Hijri (1398 A.D) in Shiraz, Iran. He had ten sons named: (1)) Syed Hamid
Kabir (2) Syed Ilmuddin (3) Syed Shahabuddin (4) Syed Ismail (5) Syed
Sirajuddin (6) Syed Fazlullah (7) Syed Burhanuddin, whose descendants have
settled in Gujrat. (8) Syed Munawwaruddin known as Bandagi Sheikh Islam,
whose descendants have settled in Qanooj, India (9) Syed Sharfuddin, whose
descendants have settled in Bahawal Pur and (10) Syed Nizamuddin Shah.

Most of the descendants of the sons of Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood are called
as ‘Bukhari Sadaat’ in India and Pakistan but the descendants of Syed
Nizamuddin are called as ‘Sadaat Sherazi’ because they migrated to Sheraz,
Iran and settled there. After a long perid of two hundred years, some of the
descendants of Syed Nizamuddin migrated from Sheraz, Iran to Dheli, India
and settled in different parts of India and Pakistan. May Allah keep his soul in
His eternal peace. Amin!

Note: Syed Hassan Shah Baba, a great ‘Wali’ (migrated from Matani and
Aadi Zai, Peshawar to Jangal Khail, Kohat in 1050 Hijri). M a y Alla h ke e p
his so u l in Hi s ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

Comparson between Shajara-e-Nasab of Sadaat (1) Kohat (2) Pir Khel
(Malakand Agency) and (3) Peshawar is as follows:

1. Syed Nasiruddin 1. Syed Nasiruddin 01.Syed Nasiruddin
Mahmood Sherazi Mahmood Sherazi Mahmood Sherazi
2. Syed Sirajuddin Shah 02. Syed Nizamuddin Shah 02.Syed Ilmuddin Shah
03. Abdur Rahman Ganj 03. Syed Niamat Wali Shah 03.Syed Muhammad Sheikh
Alam 04. Syed Rahmat Wali Shah 04. Syed Ilmuddin Saani
04. Syed Ruknuddin 05. Syed Ahmad Shah 05. Syed Miran Shah
05. Syed Budha Shah 06. Syed Abbas Shah 06. Syed Munawwar Shah
06. Rahmatullah Jahan 07. Syed Pir Wali Shah 07. Syed Sulaiman Shah
Kalah 08. Syed Omar Wali Shah 08. Syed Abdur Rashid
07. Syed Imam Haji Shah 09. Syed Mubarak Wali 09. Syed Abul Hassan
08. Syed Nabi Shah Shah 10. Syed Muhammad
09. Syed Najeeb Shah 10.Syed Niamat Wali Shah Dawood
10. Syed Sher Shah 11. Syed Rahmat Wali Shah 11. Syed Rafiuddin
11. Syed Rang Shah 12. Syed Sher Muhammad 12.Syed Hamiduddin
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12. Syed Gohar Shah 13.Syed Muhammad 13.Syed Ghazi Shah
13. Syed Hassan Shah- Ibrahim Shah 14-Syed Haji Shah
Jangal Khel- Kohat. 14. Syed Hassan Shah 15-Qutbul Aqtaab Syed
15. Syed Haroon Shah Fateh Muhammad Shah
16. Haji Syed Muhammad Bukhari - Grandfather
Ahmad Shah- of Wadpagga- Sadaat
Grandfather of Peshawar.
Sadaat Chinar Kot,
Singal Kot and Oghaz
Banda, etc.

Courtesy: Page # 359 of Roohani Rabita & Taroon written by Qazi Abdul
Haleem Asar Afghani, Darul Ishaat, Bajawar Agency.
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(23) SYED NIZAMUD-DIN SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was the youngest son of Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherazi, grandson of Syed
Jalaluddin Hussain Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht Bukhari and brother of (1) Syed
Hamid Kabir (2) Syed Ilmuddin (3) Syed Shahabuddin (4) Syed Ismail (5) Syed
Sirajuddin (6) Syed Fazlullah (7) Syed Burhanuddin (8) Syed Munawaruddin and (9)
Syed Sharfuddin. Syed Nizamuddin died in Ouch Sharif, Punjab and was buried
there.

Most of the descendants of the brothers of Syed Nizamuddin are called as ‘Bukhari
Sadaat’in Pakistan except the descendants of Syed Nizamuddin, who are called as
‘Sadaat Sherazi’ in Pakistan as they migrated to Sheraz, Iran and settled there. After a
long perid of two hundred years, some of the descendants of Syed Nizamuddin
migrated from Sheraz, Iran to Dheli, India and settled in different parts of India and
Pakistan. May Allah keep the souls of all of them in His eternal peace. Amin!

Note: Qazi Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani states in his book titled “Roohani Rabita &
Taroon” on page # 360, “Syed Nizamuddin Shah, son of Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood
Sherazi died in village Laghoonay, Ali Khel (Teraah), Orakzai Agency and was
buried there”. But so far my investigation is concerned, this Nizamuddin Baba of
Aurakzai Agency was not the son of Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherazi but he was
the son of Syed Mir Habib and his Shajara-e-Nasab is as follows:

Syed Nizamuddin, son of Syed Mir Habib, son of Syed Khalil Sani, son of
Makhdoomul Mulk, son of Shamsuddin, son of Syed Ibrahim, son of Syed Abdullah,
son of Syed Noorullah, son of Syed Kamaluddin, son of Syed Khusro, son of Syed
Hadi, son of Syed Ibrahim, son of Syed Abu Tahir, son of Syed Hussain, son of Syed
Ali, son of Syed Muhammad, son of Syed Hazrat Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, son of Hazrat
Imam Muhammad Baqir, son of Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen, son of Hazrat Imam
Hussain, son of Hazrat Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with all of them).

(24) SYED NIAMAT WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, virtuous and great ‘Sahib-e-Karamat Buzurg’. He was born in Ouch
Sharif, Punjab and died in Laddakh, Kashmir. His Urs is celebrated every year. He
migrated from Ouch Sharif, Punjab to Laddakh, Kashmir to propagate the teachings
of Islam. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

(25) SYED RAHMAT WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
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H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s bor n
in La d d a k h , K a s h m i r an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. H e mi g r a t e d fro m
La d d a k h , K a s h m i r to S h e r a z , Ira n to lear n the religi o u s ed u c a t i o n
fro m re n o w n e d sc h o l a r s of Isla m . M a y Alla h ke e p his so u l in His
ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(26) SYED AHMAD SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s bor n
an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. M a y Alla h ke e p his so u l in His ete r n a l
pe a c e . A m i n!

(27) SYED ABBAS SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s bor n
an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. M a y Alla h ke e p his so u l in His ete r n a l
pe a c e . A m i n!

(28) SYED MAHR WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s bor n
an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. M a y Alla h ke e p his so u l in His ete r n a l
pe a c e . A m i n!

(29) SYED OMAR WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih))

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s bor n
an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. M a y Alla h ke e p his so u l in His ete r n a l
pe a c e . A m i n!

(30) SYED MUBARAK WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s bor n
an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. M a y Alla h ke e p his so u l in His ete r n a l
pe a c e . A m i n!
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(31) SYED NIAMAT WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s, virt u o u s an d ver y kin d- he a r t e d per s o n . H e ha d
tw el v e so n s . B ut th e na m e s of tw o of th e m , Sy e d R a h m a t W a li S h a h
an d Sy e d Ni z a m u d d i n S h a h ar e kn o w n . Sy e d Ni a m a t W a li S h a h
w a s bor n an d die d in S h e r a z , Ira n. M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in His
ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(32) SYED RAHMAT WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e w a s the
so n of Sy e d Ni a m a t W a l i S h a h an d br o t h e r of S y e d Niz a m u d d i n
S h a h . H e is tra c e d ba c k to Sy e d Jal a l u d d i n H u s s a i n M a k h d o o m
Ja h a n i a n Ja h a n g a s h t B u k h a r i. H e w a s bor n an d die d in S h e r a z ,
Ira n. M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in Hi s et e r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(33) SYED SHER MUHAMMAD WALI SHAH SHERAZI
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s , trut h f u l an d ver y kin d h e a r t e d per s o n . H e
an d his pat e r n a l un cl e, Sy e d Niz a m u d d i n S h a h ca m e to D h e li, In di a
fro m S h e r a z , Ira n in 1 5 5 5 A. D wit h Kin g H u m a y o u n to re-ca p t u r e
the kin g d o m fro m A a d i l S h a h S o o r i, so n of S al e e m S h a h S o o r i, so n
of Fa ri d K h a n , w h o w a s kn o w n as S h e r S h a h S o o r i, a re n o w n e d
P u s h t o o n kin g of Indi a. In th o s e da y s, Ira n w a s rul e d by Kin g
Ta h m a s p- I of S af a v i d D y n a s t y (150 1- 17 3 6 A. D).

H e w a s als o on e of the dis ci p l e s an d kh alif a s of a re n o w n e d “Sufi”
na m e d S hi e k h S al e e m C h i s h t i Fat e h P u r i S e k r i, D e l h i, Indi a kn o w n
as H a z r a t B a h a u d d i n B a b a . H a z r a t B a h a u d d i n B a b a w a s m u c h
lov e d by Ki n g Jal a l u d d i n M u h a m m a d Ak b a r . H a z r a t S hi e k h
M u h a m m a d S al e e m C hi s h t i F at e h P u ri S e k r i w a s bor n in 892 Hijri
an d di e d on 29t h R a m a z a n u l M u b a r i k , 979 Hijri in Fat e h P ur, Indi a.
Sy e d S h e r M u h a m m a d W a li S h a h w a s bo r n in S h e r a z , Ira n an d
die d in Fat e P u r S e k r i, D el h i an d w a s buri e d the r e . All his
de s c e n d a n t s ar e kn o w n as S a d a a t S h e r a z i in S u b- co n ti n e n t . M a y
Allah ke e p his so u l in Hi s ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(34) SYED MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SHAH
(Hisar Baba)
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(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, virtuous, God fearing and great scholar of Islam. He was a
renowned Sufi and devout of his time. He had a pleasant, soft and decent
personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He was the
model of simplicity and self-denial. From cradle to the grave, he led the
simple life of a Dervaish. His whole life was dedicated to the service of Allah
and His creation. He had a vast knowledge of Fiqah, Hadith and the Holy
Qur’an. He was also a well-versed Hafiz of the Holy Qur'an.

Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah known as ‘Hisar Baba’ was born in 953 Hijri
in Fateh Pur Sekri, Delhi, India, died on 12th Rajjabul Murajjab 1033 Hijri in
village Pir Khel and was buried in Tota Kaan near River Swat, Malakand
Agency.

He was the son of Syed Sher Muhammad Wali Shah Sherazi and great
grandson of Syed Jalaluddin Hussain Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht
Bukhari, son of Syed Jalaluddin Sultan Ahmad Kabir, son of Syed Jalaluddin
Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari, who migrated from Bukhara to Bhakkar, Punjab.
The family tree of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba meets Hazrat Imam
Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) at thirty-two stage and Syed
Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari at sixteen.

He was one of the ardent devotees of a renowned spiritual teacher, Sheikh
Muhammad Saleem Chishti Fateh Puri, known as Hazrat Bahauddin Baba,
who was born in 892 Hijri and died on 29th Ramazanul Mubarak 980 Hijri in
Fateh Pur Sekri, India. In those days, Sanits and Sufia-e-Kirams used to send
all good disciples and Muslim students to different parts of India for the
propagation of Islam.

In 1566 A.D, he migrated from Delhi, India to southern parts of Swat in the
reign of Mughal King Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar (1555-1606 A.D) with a
missionary zeal to propagate the teachings of Islam. He left no stone un-turned
to impart spiritual training and guidance to the thousands who approached
him. He lived among the people and attracted them by his piety and
spirituality. He spread the message of virtue and brotherhood. Most of the
followers of Buddhism also embraced Islam at the hands of Syed Muhammad
Ibrahim Shah Baba. He used to spend most of his time in mosque in the
worship of Allah. He also got constructed a Mosque at Bagh Patti situated at
the top of a mountain called ‘Hazaar Nao’ where he taught the teachings of
Islam to his disciples for a long time. He had also written a book named
“Kashkoal”. As per “Tazkira-e-Ulema Kubaar & Mushaikh-e-Uzzam of
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Frontier” written by Mian Abdur Rashid, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah
Baba was one of the disciples and khalifas of Syed Muhammad Ali Shah
Tirmizi known as Pir Baba, who was born in 908 Hijri in Ghaltanabad, Tirmiz
(Afghanistan) and died in 991 Hijri in Buner, Swat.

Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba first stayed in Pir Payee, Nowshera for
some time, and then shifted to Piraan Kallay, Malakand Agency (Lower Swat)
finding it a suitable place for the propagation Islam.

All the people of the area had a great respect and love for him. His ardent
devotees, Yousuf Baba, Sultan Baba, Syed Baba, Akhoon Baba, Aatay Baba
and Hazrat Khawaja Baba, who belonged to Yousufzai tribe of Pathan, took
him to their village, “Tota Kaan” near Bat Khela to learn the teachings of
Islam from him. Due to his piousness, virtuousness and truthfulness, he was
also gifted the lands of present village “Pir Khel” by the elders of Yousufzai.
This was the gratitude of the people of Lower Swat for his spiritual gifts.

He had six children - two daughters and four sons. Their names were: (1) Bibi
Dur Marjan (2) Pir Abai (3) Syed Hassan Shah, who had two sons - Syed
Haroon Shah and Syed Hussain Shah (4) Syed Muhammad Rehan Shah, who
had three sons - Syed Mian Shah, Syed Pir Mahmal Shah and Syed Pir
Muazzam Shah (5) Syed Muhammad Fateh Khan, who had also three sons -
Shah Baig Shah, Khan Baig Shah and Lal Baig Shah and (6) Syed Muhammad
Rahman Shah, who had no offspring being not married throughout his life.

The descendants of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba have settled in Bat
Khela, Pir Khel (Malakand Agency), Bagh Kandi Sharif and Safroona (Dir),
Chinar Kot, Singal Kot, Shakkar Kot, Lami, Kanshian and Jalora-Bala Kot
(district Mansehra), Oghaz Banda, Landai, Bara and Kanshai (Battagram).
May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: (1) Special article written by Mr. Hameedullah Zakhmi in Risala-e-Aaina dated
December 1965 (2) Tazkira-e-Sadaat Sherazi written by Pirzada Syed Ghulam Rahmani Al-Qadri,
Bagh Kandi Sharif, Lowr Dir.
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(35) SYE D HASS A N SHA H
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

He was a pious, virtuous and God-fearing person. He had a pleasant, soft and
decent personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He was
the eldest son of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah and grandson of Syed Sher
Muhammad Wali Shah.

He inherited, from his father, his knowledge, manners and morals. He came
to abridge high morals, virtuousness, rigorousness, patience and
steadfastness. During the life of his father, he directed his attention to
acquiring knowledge, and after his father's death, he shouldered the
responsibility of guiding the general people. He passed many years of his life
under the gracious patronage of his father. His inherent genius and gifted
virtues combined with the enlightened guidance and education from his
father, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah, showed in the demonstration of his
future personality. He was fully versed with Divine knowledge even in his
childhood.

As per “Tazkira-e-Ulema Kubaar & Mushaikh-e-Uzzam of Frontier” written
by Mian Abdur Rashid, he was one of the disciples of Akhund Muhammad
Payinda Baba, son of Akhund Darwaiza Baba. Syed Hassan Shah had two
sons, Syed Haroon Shah and Syed Hussain Shah. The descendants of Syed
Hassan Shah have settled in Pir Khel, Bat Khela (Malakand Agency), Bagh
Kandi Sharif, Safroona and Gulabad (district Dir), Chinar Kot, Singal Kot,
Lami (district Mansehra), Oghaz Banda, Landai, Bara and Kanshai (district
Battagtam). Due to his piousness, virtuousness and uprightness, he was
loved and respected by all the people of the area. He died in Pir Khel, Lower
Swat and was buried there. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace.
Amin!

(35-a) SYE D MU H A M M A D FAT E H K H A N
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

H e w a s the se c o n d yo u n g e r so n of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h kn o w n as
‘His a r B a b a ’. H e w a s a pio u s , ge n e r o u s an d ver y har d w o r k i n g per s o n . H e
ha d a ple a s a n t , soft an d de c e n t per s o n a l i t y . M o d e s t y w a s the sali e n t fea t u r e
of his ch a r a c t e r . H e ha d thr e e so n s na m e d Sy e d Lal B ai g S h a h , S y e d K h a n
B ai g S h a h an d S h a h B ai g. Th e de s c e n d a n t s of Sy e d Lal B ai g S h a h , Sy e d
K h a n B ai g S h a h an d S h a h B ai g ar e call e d Ak h p a l K al a y , B a a c h a K h e l an d
B a b a K h e l res p e c t i v e l y . Sy e d Fat e h K h a n die d in Pir K h e l an d w a s buri e d at
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his an c e s t r a l gr a v e y a r d in Pir K h e l, Lo w e r S w a t. M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in
Hi s ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(35-b) SYE D MU H A M M A D R E H A N SHA H
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

H e w a s the 2 n d yo u n g e s t so n of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h . H e w a s a pi -
ou s, virt u o u s an d ver y har d w o r k i n g pe r s o n . H e ha d als o a gr a c e f u l per s o n a l i -
ty. H e ha d thr e e so n s, S y e d Mi a n S h a h , Sy e d Pir M a h m a l S h a h an d S y e d Pir
M o a z z a m S h a h . Th e de s c e n d a n t s of Sy e d R e h a n S h a h B a b a ha v e settl e d in
Pir K h e l (Mal a k a n d A g e n c y), K a m a l a , Ta u d a C h e e n a , Dist ri c t Dir, etc. H e
die d in Pir K h e l an d w a s bu ri e d ne a r the gr a v e of his fat h e r at Tot a k a n in
Lo w e r S w a t . M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in Hi s et e r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(35-c) SYE D MU H A M M A D RA H M A N SHA H

H e w a s the yo u n g e s t so n of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h . H e w a s a pio u s ,
virt u o u s an d G o d- fe a ri n g per s o n . H e als o inh e r i t e d , fro m his fat h e r, his kn o w l -
ed g e , m a n n e r s an d m o r a l s. H e did not get m a r r i e d thr o u g h o u t his life. H e
sp e n t his w h o l e life in the w o r s h i p of All a h an d us e d to lea d a life of D e r v a i s h .
H e die d in a jun g l e an d w a s bu ri e d in the gr a v e y a r d of his fat h e r, Sy e d
M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h in T ot a k a n . M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in Hi s ete r n a l
pe a c e . A m i n!

(35-d) B I B I DU R M A R J A N
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h a)

S h e w a s th e da u g h t e r of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h . S h e w a s a pio u s ,
m o d e s t an d G o d- fe a ri n g lad y. T h e de s c e n d a n t s of Bi bi D u r M a r j a n ar e call e d
“Dre y Mi n j a n” w h o ha v e settl e d in Pir K h e l, M a l a k a n d A g e n c y , etc. S y e d
M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h B a b a ga v e her sh a r e in his lan d s in his life.

S h e i k h B a b a w a s on e of th e dis ci p l e s of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h . H e
w a s a pi o u s , virt u o u s an d G o d- fea ri n g per s o n . D u e to his pio u s n e s s , virt u o u s -
ne s s an d upri g h t n e s s , S y e d M u h a m m a d Ibr a h i m S h a h ga v e his da u g h t e r ’ s
ha n d in m a r r i a g e to S h e i k h B a b a . Bibi D u r M a r j a n an d S h e i k h B a b a die d in
Pir K h e l, M al a k a n d A g e n c y an d w e r e buri e d the r e . M a y Allah ke e p their
so u l s in Hi s et e r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(36) SYE D HA R O O N SHA H
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)
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H e w a s a pio u s , virt u o u s an d G o d- fea ri n g per s o n . H e w a s th e so n
of S y e d H a s s a n S h a h an d br o t h e r of Sy e d H u s s a i n S h a h . Sy e d
H a r o o n S h a h ha d tw o so n s na m e d (1) Sy e d M u h a m m a d A h m a d
S h a h an d (2) Sy e d M u h a m m a d Y o u s u f S h a h . Sy e d M u h a m m a d
A h m a d S h a h ha d onl y on e so n na m e d Sy e d Pir S a a d a t S h a h , w h o
ha d six so n s - Sy e d Pir Im a m S h a h , S y e d M a a z u d d i n S h a h , Sy e d
M u h a m m a d Iss a S h a h , Sy e d Sir a j u d d i n S h a h , Sy e d R u k n u d d i n
S h a h an d Sy e d M u h a m m a d Ay a z S h a h w hil e Sy e d M u h a m m a d
Y o u s u f S h a h ha d als o on e so n na m e d S y e d S h a h z a d G u l S h a h ,
w h o ha d fou r so n s - Sy e d Ay u b S h a h , S y e d G ul a b S h a h , S y e d
R a h m a t S h a h an d Sy e d G u l Ak b a r S h a h .

Sy e d H a r o o n S h a h w a s th e jud g e i.e. Q a z i Ul-Q a z a in th e ar e a of
S w a t . H e die d in Pir K h e l, M a l a k a n d A g e n c y an d w a s buri e d th e r e.
M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in Hi s et e r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(37) SYED MUHAMMAD AHMAD SHAH
(Haji Baba)
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, virtuous, kind-hearted and God-fearing person. He had a very
pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his
character. He performed Haj several times. In those days it was very difficult
to perform Haj as people used to go for Hajj on foot.

When the forces of Syed Jalal Baba under the command of Syed Pir Saadat
Shah Baba defeated the forces of Muslim Turk Rajgaan of Phakal-Hazara and
occupied the whole territory from Allai to Mangal and Agrore to Kaghan,
Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba had gone to perform pilgrimage. After
coming back from pilgrimage, he was shocked to know that the whole
territory from the Muslim Turk Rajgaan had been occupied by force under the
leadership of his son, Syed Pir Saadat Shah.

Haji Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba was of the view as to why did the
Muslims of one territory fight against the Muslims of the other territory and
occupied their lands by force. He thought that the share in occupied lands
given to his son; Syed Pir Saadat Shah should be given back to the Muslim
Turk Rajgaan as these lands were occupied from them forcefully and un-
lawfully. When he went to the Muslim Turk Rajgaan, who were leading an
exile life in Behali Sharif to ask them to get back their lands given to his son,
Syed Pir Saadat Shah as his share in occupied lands. But it was told by the
Turk Rajgaan that it could be very difficult for them to cultivate these lands at
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different places amongst other Sadaat and Swati tribes. The offer to the Turk
Rajgaan to get back their occupied lands shows the greatness and virtuousness
of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba.

The Turk Rajgaan were so pleased with the honesty and virtuousness of Haji
Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba that one of the Turk Rajgaan gave his
daughter’s hand in marriage to his son, Syed Pir Saadat Shah. They also gifted
all the lands given to Syed Pir Saadat Shah as his share in the occupied lands.
After that, Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba was satisfied and decided to
live with his Doadal daughter-in-law in Oghaz Banda, Battagram.

According to some people, Sultan Murad Khan and Sultan Aaqil Khan, sons
of Raja Sultan Mahmood Khan along with their families took refuge with
Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba in Koansh.

Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba had two daughters and one son, Syed Pir
Saadat Shah. One daughter was married to the son or grandson of Akhund
Salak Baba while other daughter died before getting married.

Due to piousness, virtuousness and truthfulness, Syed Muhammad Ahmad
Shah Baba was loved and respected by all the people. He was born in 1595
(A.D) in Pir Khel, Malakand Agency, died in 1685 (A.D) in Oghaz Banda,
Battagram and was buried at the last boundary of his land near Shingli Payeen,
Battagram. His graveyard is called “Haji Baba Maqbara” and all our
forefathers have been buried there. Syed Pir Imam Shah, Syed Maazuddin
Shah and Syed Muhammad Issa Shah received Turban, the Holy Qur’an and
Sword respectively which belonged to their grandfather, Syed Muhammad
Ahmad Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

(38) SYED PIR SAADAT SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, brave and very hardworking person. He had a graceful
personality. He was a great scholar of Islam. He was the only son of Syed
Muhammad Ahmad Shah and great grandson of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim
Shah. He had two wives: one belonged to Doadal family of Sawati while other
belonged to Rajgaan family of Turk. He had three sons from his Turk wife: (1)
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Syed Ruknuddin Shah, who was the forefather of Saadat Lami (2) Syed
Sirajuddin Shah, who was the forefather of Sadaat Chinar Kot and (3) Syed
Muhammad Ayaz Shah, who was the forefather of Sadaat Singal Kot,
Mansehra. He had also three sons from his Doadal wife: (1) Syed Pir Imam
Shah (2) Syed Maazuddin Shah and (3) Syed Muhammad Issa Shah, who
were the forefathers of Sadaat Sherazi of Oghaz Banda, Landai, Bara and
Kanshai, Battagram.

Some descendants of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba from his Turk wife have
settled in Tangir (Chilas), Kanshian and Jalora (Bala Kot). Kanshian and
Jalora were given to Syed Pir Sadaat Shah Baba as his share in the occupied
lands. He was one of the commanders of the forces of Syed Jalal Baba during
the occupation war against the Turk-Rajgaan of Phakal, Hazara. When Syed
Jalal Baba planned to fight against the Turk Rajgaan of Phakal, Hazara, he
was advised by his cousin, Syed Masood, son of Mian Abdul Wahab that most
of the people were the disciples of the descendants of Syed Muhammad
Ibrahim Shah known as Hisar Baba and it would be better to ask one of the
great grandsons of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba to help in the
occupation war against the Turk Rajgaan of Hazara. So Syed Jalal Baba
requested Syed Pir Sadaat Shah Baba to lead the forces against the Turk
Rajgaan of Phakal, Hazara. At that time, the forces against the Rajgaan of
Phakal, Hazara were got together at Lahore (Bisham). The forces of Syed Jalal
Baba under the leadership of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba fought very bravely
and the whole territory from Allai to Mangal and Agrore to Saiful Malook,
Kaghan was occupied from the Turk Rajgaan. Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba was
given his full share in the occupied lands at Battagram and Mansehra.

He was born in 1620 (A.D) in village Pir Khel, Malakand Agency, died in
1700 (A.D) in Chinar Kot, Mansehra and was buried there. May Allah keep
his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
(39) SYED MAAZUDDIN SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

His name was Syed Maazuddin Shah but erroneously has been written as Syed
Muhammad Zarin Shah in the book “Sarhad Mein Mughl-e-Azam Ka Islami
Mission” written by Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi. He was the middle son of Syed
Pir Saadat Shah from his Doadal wife.

He was a pious, generous and very hardworking person. His mother belonged to
Doadal clan of Swati. He had only one son, Syed Mahboob Shah, who had eight
sons named (1) Syed Amir Asif Shah (2) Syed Izzatullah Shah 3) Syed Abdullah
Shah (4) Syed Zulfiqar Shah (5) Father of Syed Aaqibat Shah (6) Grandfather of
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Syed Faqir Shah (7) Syed Barkatullah Shah known as Syed Majzoob Shah,
grandfather of Mian Syed Baba of Kanshai and (8) Mulla Baba, who was a Islamic
student.

Syed Amir Asif Shah had four sons: (1) Syed Saeed Shah (2) Syed Niamat Wali
Shah (3) Syed Rahmat Wali Shah and (4) Syed Mubarak Wali Shah. Syed
Izzatullah Shah had five sons - (1) Syed Muhammad Shah (2) Syed Muhammad
Sadiq Shah (3) Syed Abbas Wali Shah (4) Syed Azmatullah Shah and (5) Syed Ali
Haider Shah.

Syed Zulfiqar Shah had one son: (1) Syed Bahadar Shah, who had three sons
named (1) Syed Abbas Shah (2) Syed Qabool Shah and (3) Syed Qahar Shah.

Syed Abdullah Shah had three sons: (1) Syed Niamatullah Shah (2) Syed Ahmad
Shah and (3) Syed Sharif Shah.

Syed Barkatuulah Shah had two sons: (1) Syed Mustaghas Shah and (2) Syed
Aqwalullah Shah.

Syed Maazuddin Shah died in Oghaz Banda and was buried at his ancestral
graveyard called “Abai Ziarat” situated between Shingli Payeen and Oghaz Banda.
The descendants of Syed Maazuddin Shah have settled in Oghaz Banda, Landai,
Bara, Kanshai and Baffa, Hazara. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace.
Amin!

Please see for detail, the annexed Genealogical Table.

(39-a) SYED PIR IMAM SHAH
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

He was the elder son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah and grandson of Syed Muhammad
Ahmad Shah. His mother belonged to Doadal clan of Swati. He had three sons: (1)
Syed Ghaffar Shah (2) Syed Ghufran Shah and (3) Syed Kamal Shah.
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Syed Ghaffar Shah had one son named Syed Abdul Ghaffar Shah, who had three
sons named named Ali Syed Shah, Syed Ibadat Shah and Syed Chanan Shah.

Syed Ghufran Shah had one son, Syed Rahmat Shah, who had three sons, Syed
Painda Gul Shah, Syed Ahmad Gul Shah and Syed Gul Jamal Shah.

Syed Kamal Shah had also one son, Syed Jamal Shah, who had four sons, Syed
Noor Gul Shah, Syed Khan Gul Shah, Syed Pir Gul Shah and Syed Khairullah
Shah.

Syed Pir Imam Shah died in Oghaz Banda and was buried at his ancestral
graveyard named “Abai Ziarat ” situated between Shingli Payeen and our village.
The descendants of Syed Pir Imam Shah have settled in Oghaz Banda, Landai,
Battagram and Haripur. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

Note: Please see for detail, the annexed Genealogical Table.

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(39-b) SYED MUHAMMAD ISSA SHAH
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

H e w a s the yo u n g e s t so n of Sy e d Pir S a a d a t S h a h an d gr a n d s o n of
Sy e d M u h a m m a d A h m a d S h a h . His m o t h e r bel o n g e d to D o a d a l cla n of
S w a t i. H e w a s a nic e an d ver y har d w o r k i n g per s o n . H e ha d ten so n s
but th e na m e s of six so n s ar e kn o w n (1) S y e d N a z a r S h a h (2) Sy e d
K a b i r S h a h (3) S y e d S af d a r S h a h (4) S h a h Latif (5) S y e d M u h a m m a d
H a d i S h a h an d (6) S y e d M a h b o o b S h a h .

Sy e d M u h a m m a d Iss a S h a h die d in O g h a z B a n d a an d w a s buri e d at
his an c e s t r a l gr a v e y a r d na m e d “Haji B a b a M a q b a r a ” bet w e e n S hi n g l i
P a y e e n an d our villa g e . His de s c e n d a n t s ha v e settl e d in O g h a z B a n d a ,
La n d a i , Ak a a z o- K al a D h a k a , M a s h k a n d an d S a b i r S h a h P h a k a l,
Manse hr a.

Th e de s c e n d a n t s of thr e e so n s of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Iss a S h a h ha v e
mi g r a t e d to A k a a z o , K al a D h a k a . Ac c o r d i n g to so m e pe o p l e , Sy e d
M u h a m m a d Iss a S h a h ha d tw o wiv e s . S e v e n so n s w e r e fro m on e wif e
an d thr e e so n s w e r e fro m ot h e r wif e. O n e of the gr e a t gr a n d s o n s of
the s e thr e e br ot h e r s kill e d the so n/gr e a t gr a n d s o n of Sy e d M u h a m m a d
H a d i S h a h . D u e to fe a r, the s e thr e e br o t h e r s alo n g wit h th eir fa m ili e s
ran a w a y/ mi g r a t e d to A k a a z o , K al a D h a k a an d settl e d th e r e. Th e y sol d
out all their lan d e d pr o p e r t y sit u a t e d at O g h a z B a n d a an d La n d a i . T w o-
thir d of th ei r lan d s w e r e pur c h a s e d by on e of the de s c e n d a n t s of Sy e d
N a z a r S h a h an d th e de s c e n d a n t s of Sy e d Ali S h a h pur c h a s e d on e-
thir d.

Th e de s c e n d a n t s of S h a h Latif, on e of the so n s of Sy e d M u h a m m a d
Iss a S h a h ha v e als o mi g r a t e d to villa g e S a b i r S h a h , P h a k a l (Man s e h r a)
an d settl e d the r e . Th e i r lan d s sit u a t e d at O g h a z B a n d a an d La n d a i
w e r e pur c h a s e d by S y e d Za m a n S h a h an d Sy e d Ali S h a h re p e c t i v e l y .
O n e so n of Sy e d M u h a m m a d Iss a S h a h ha d no off s p r i n g . Th e na m e s
an d ot h e r det a i l of the thr e e gr a n d s o n s of S y e d M u h a m m a d Iss a S h a h ,
w h o ha d mi g r a t e d to A k a a z o , K al a D h a k a an d S a b i r S h a h w o u l d be
giv e n in ne x t editi o n , Ins h a Alla h. M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in His
ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

Please see for detail, the annexed Genealogical Table.
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(39-c) SYED SIRAJUD-DIN SHAH
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

He was a pious, virtuous and great scholar of Islam. He was the son of Syed Pir
Saadat Shah and grandson of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. His mother belonged
to Rajgaan family of Turk. He had two sons named (1) Syed Amanullah Shah and
(2) Syed Jalal Shah.

Syed Amanullah Shah had six sons: (1) Syed Abdur Rasool Shah (2) Syed Ahmad
Ali Shah (3) Shah Murtaza Shah (4) Syed Yousuf Shah (5) Syed Amir Shah (6) Shah
Hussain Shah.

Syed Jalal Shah had four sons: (1) Syed Mahmood Shah (2) Syed Nadir Shah (3)
Syed Gulab Shah and (4) Syed Murad Shah. The descendants of Syed Sirajuddin
Shah have settled in Chinar Kot, Koansh. He died in Chinar Kot and was buried at
his ancestral graveyard near Shakar Kot. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

Please see for detail, the annexed Genealogical Table.
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(39-d) SYED RUKNUDDIN SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was the son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah and grandson of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah.
His mother belonged to Rajgaan family of Turk. He was a nice and very hardworking
person. He had two sons: (1) Syed Omreen Shah and (2) Syed Mehdi Shah.

Syed Omreen Shah had one son, Syed Mir Shah. Syed Mehindi Shah had four sons: (1)
Syed Haseeb Shah (2) Syed Sabit Shah (3) Syed Jabbar Shah and (4) Syed Qutub Shah.
The descendants of Syed Ruknuddin Shah have settled in Lami, Koansh. He died in Lami
and was buried at his ancestral graveyard near Shakar Kot, Koansh Valley. May Allah
keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

Please see for detail, the annexed Genealogical Table.
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(39-e) SYED MUHAMMAD AYAZ SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, generous and very hardworking person. He was the youngest son of Syed
Pir Saadat Shah and grandson of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. His mother belonged to
Rajgaan family of Turk.

Syed Muhammad Ayaz Shah had two wives. First wife belonged to Swati tribe, who had
five sons but the names of three are known: (1) Syed Ghulam Shah (2) Syed Mustafa
Shah (3) Syed Saeed Shah. The second wife belonged to sadaat Bukhari of Sher Garh,
Tanawal, Hazara, who had two sons named (1) Syed Daulat Shah and (2) Syed Ahmad
Shah.

Syed Daulat Shah was a brave and daring person. He had a graceful personality. He
wanted to establish his rule over the whole valley of Koansh, Mansehra. Several people
had accepted him as their chief and obeyed his orders in every field of life. But his half
brothers did not want him to be the chief of the Koansh Valley. They used to make
different types of hurdles in his way. But he was very bold and did not take care of any of
the hurdles in his way. Unfortunately, he was killed in young age by his half brothers. He
had no descendants being un-married. His younger brother, Syed Ahmad Shah along with
his Bukhari Syed mother went to Sher Garh, Tanawal and remained there till he was
grown up. The sons of his half-brothers brought him back to Singal Kot. He had also
married a Bukhari Syed of Sher Garh, Tanawal, who had four sons named Syed Ali Shah,
Syed Muhammad Shah, Syed Kala Shah and Syed Mahmood Shah.

The descendants of Syed Muhammad Ayaz Shah have settled in Singal Kot (Koansh) and
Tangir (Chilas). He died in Singal Kot and was buried at his ancestral graveyard near
Shakar Kot. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace! Amin!

Please see for detail, the annexed Genealogical Table.
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(40) SYED MAHBOOB SHAH
(Mulla Baba)
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, virtuous and very hardworking person. He was also a great
scholar of Islam. He was the only son of Syed Maazuddin Shah. He was
also known as ‘Mullah Baba’. Syed Mahboob Shah had eight sons, from
different wives. They were: (1) Syed Izzatullah Shah (2) Syed Amir Asif
Shah (3) Syed Zulfiqar Shah (4) Syed Abdullah Shah (5) Syed Barkatullah
Shah known as Majzoob Shah (6) Father of Syed Aaqibat Shah, who was
the father of Syed Muhammad Hussain Shah (7) and grandfather of Syed
Faqir Shah. His one son was an Islamic student, whose name is not known.
All the descendants of Syed Mahboob Shah have settled in Oghaz Banda,
Landai, Bara and Kanshai, etc. He was born in Oghaz Banda, Battagram
and also died there. He was buried at his ancestral graveyard called ‘Haji
Baba Maqbara’ situated between Shingli Payeen and our village. May
Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

(41) SYED AMIR ASIF SHAH
(Landai Baba)
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, virtuous and God-fearing person. He had a very pleasant,
soft and decent personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his
character. Due to his piousness, virtuousness and truthfulness, all the
people of the area had a great respect and love for him. He was commonly
known as Landai Baba. He had six children - four sons and two daughters
named (1) Syed Saeed Shah, who had two sons, Syed Ghulam Qadir Shah
and Syed Muhammad Sadiq Shah (2) Syed Niamat Wali Shah, who had
three sons, Syed Muhammad Akbar Shah, Syed Ali Akbar Shah and Syed
Ali Asghar Shah (3) Syed Rahmat Wali Shah, who had three daughters and
four sons, Syed Mukhtarullah Shah, Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah,
Syed Nabiullah Shah and Syed Habibullah Shah (4) Syed Mubarak Wali
Shah, who had two daughters and two sons, Syed Muhammad Hassan Shah
and Syed Abdul Hassan Shah (5) Great grandmother of Sadaat of
Khargaray and (6) Mother of Syed Omar Shah and Syed Abdur Raziq
Shah. He was born in Oghaz Banda, Battagram, died in Landai and was
buried at his ancestral graveyard called ‘Landai Baba

Maqbara’ situated to the North East of Oghaz Banda. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
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(42) SYED RAHMAT WALI SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, generous and very hardworking person. The name of his
wife was Sy e d B e g u m , da u g h t e r of Sy e d Izz a t u ll a h S h a h , w h o die d
50 ye a r s aft e r his de a t h i.e. in 1945. He had seven children- four sons
and three daughters named (1) Syed Mukhtarullah Shah, who had five sons
and two daughters, Syed Sabre- Jamil, Syed Usman Shah, Syed Hussain
Shah, Syed Hassan Shah, Hazrat Hassan Shah, Noor Habiba and Bagh-e-
Zam Jana (2) Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah, who had three sons and
two daughters, Syed Haroon Shah, Syed Asar Shah, Syed Astaan Shah,
Bibi Jana and Bibi Amina (3) Syed Nabiullah Shah known as Mannay,
who had one daughter, Bibi Panisa (4) Syed Habibullah Shah, who had
four sons and one daughter - Syed Akbar Shah, Syed Amanullah Shah,
Syed Jalal Shah, Syed Suleman Shah and Bibi Shahi Rokhana (5) Bibi
Khadija, mother of Syed Saadat Shah (6) Bibi Ayesha, mother of Syed Pir
Ahmad Shah and (7) Wife of Syed Akram Shah. He was born in 1850, died
in 1895 in Landai and was buried at his ancestral graveyard called Landai
Baba Maqbara situated in Oghaz Banda. M a y Allah ke e p his so u l in
Hi s ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!

(43) SYED MUHAMMAD SHAFIULLAH SHAH
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, kindhearted and very hardworking person. H e w a s the
so n of Sy e d R a h m a t W a l i S h a h an d Sy e d B e g u m , da u g h t e r of Sy e d
Izz a t u l l a h S h a h , so n of Sy e d M a h b o o b S h a h , so n of Sy e d M a’ a z u d -
din S h a h , so n of Sy e d Pir S a a d a t S h a h . He went to Thailand and mar-
ried a Thai born Malaysian girl, who was blessed with four children - two
sons and two daughters. But the names of Syed Haroon Shah and Bibi Jana
are known. He came back to Pakistan after twenty years and married his
betrothed, Bibi Hafiza, daughter of Syed Muhammad Sadiq Shah, who was
blessed with only one son, Syed Asar Shah. After the death of Bibi Hafiza,
he married Bibi Ram Jana, the widow of his first cousin, Syed Muhammad
Akbar Shah. She was blessed with two children, Syed Astaan Shah and
Bibi Amina. He died in 1937 in Oghaz Banda and was buried near the
grave of Syed Qasim Shah, known as Paacha Baba in Oghaz Banda. M a y
Allah ke e p his so u l in Hi s ete r n a l pe a c e . A m i n!
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(44) SYE D HA R O O N SHA H
(Rah m a t u l l a h- e-Alai h)

He was a pious, virtuous and very hardworking person. He had a very
pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his
character. He was such a kind-hearted, good natured and noble man that
everyone had a great respect and love for him. His father died when he was
ten years old. He was brought up by his youngest uncle, Syed Habibullah
Shah. He got Islamic education in Agra, India. He spent most of his time in
mosque in the worship of Allah. He was the elder son of Syed Muhammad
Shafiullah Shah and brother of Bibi Jana, Syed Asar Shah, Bibi Amina and
Syed Astaan Shah. His mother was a Thai-born Malaysian, who was very
affectionate and loving person. He was born in Thailand in 1919 and came
to Pakistan at the age of two. He died on Friday, 5th December 1991(just
after sun set) and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda.
The Namaz-e-Janaza was held after Asr Prayer. He left two children - one
son and one daughter, Syed Walayat Shah Sherazi and Zeba Sherazi. How-
ever, his three daughters, Bibi Zaroon, Bibi Gul Marjan and Bibi Hussan
Zeba died in infancy. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

(45) SYED WALAYAT SHAH SHERAZI

He is the only son of Syed Haroon Shah and Bibi Shahi Rokhana, daughter
of Syed Habibullah Shah, son of Syed Rahmat Wali Shah. He has a master
degree in Business Administration from Quaid-e-Azam College of Com-
merce & Business Administration, University of Peshawar. He is also DA-
IBP from Institute of Bankers in Pakistan, Karachi. He was born on 2nd
April 1961 in Oghaz Banda, Battagram. Presently, he is serving as Assis-
tant Vice President in the Bank of Khyber, Peshawar. He is the author of
this book - ‘Brief History of My Respected Forefathers’. He has five chil-
dren - two daughters and three sons, Farida Sherazi, Faryal Sherazi, Syed
Omar Farooq Sherazi, Syed Shahid Farooq Sherazi and Syed Haider Fa-
rooq Sherazi. He has no brother except one sister, Zeba Sherazi. May Al-
lah grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

46. (i) Farida Sherazi. She was born on Friday, 22nd June 1984 in Oghaz
Banda, Battgaram.
(ii) Syed Omar Farooq Sherazi. He was born on Monday, 1st November 1988
in Oghaz Banda, Battagram.
(iii) Syed Shahid Farooq Sherazi. He was born on Friday, 16th January 1992 in
Oghaz Banda, Battagram.
(iv) Faryal Sherazi. She was born on Tuesday, 5th July 1994 in
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Abbottabad.
(v) Syed Haider Farooq Sherazi. He was born on Tuesday, 26th November
1996 in Hayatabad, Peshawar.

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Chapter - 2

WHO ARE WE?

1. We are ‘Ibrahimi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Ismail, son of Hazrat
Ibrahim (Peace be upon them).

2. We are ‘Quraishi’ as we are the descendants of Qussai, son of Kalam, son of
Namra, son of Loowi, son of Ghalib, son of Fahr, son of Malik, son of Nazar, son
of Kanana of Arabia.

3. We are ‘Hashmi’ (Hashimite) as we are the descendants of Hazrat Hashim, son of
Abd-Manaf (who died in 510 A.D), son of Qussai.

4. We are ‘Muhammadi’ as we are the descendants and followers of the Holy Prophet
Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

5. We are ‘Fatimid’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Fatima Al-Zahra (May Allah
be pleased with her).

6. We are ‘Alvi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Ali Al-Murtaza (May Allah be
pleased with him).

7. We are ‘Hussaini’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Imam Hussain (May (Allah
be pleased with him).

8. We are ‘Ja’afri’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Imam Ja’afar Sadiq
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).

9. We are ‘Kazmi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).

10.We are ‘Rizvi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Imam Ali Raza (Rahmatullah-
e-Alaih).

11.We are ‘Taqi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih).

12.We are ‘Naqvi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (Rahmatullah-
e-Alaih).
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13. We are ‘Iraqi’ as we are the descendants of Hazrat Abdullah, Abu Ahmad,
Shahabuddin. Abdullah was the son of Hazrat Ali and Khadija. His name was
Abdullah, Kuniat Abu Ahmad and Laqab was Shahabuddin. He was born in 291
Hijri and died in 352 Hijri and was buried in Saamra, Iraq. He had two sons, Syed
Muhammad Nazoak, who had five sons, Syed Issa, Syed Abul Ghanaim, Abdullah,
Syed Ali and Syed Yahya and Abu Yousuf, Abu Muhammad, Syed Ahmad Qatal,
who migrated from Iraq to Bukhara. His descendants are known as Bukhari Syed.

14. We’re the descendants of Syed Jalaluddin Hussain Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht
Bukhari. His name was Jalaluddin Hussain and Alqaab were Makhdoom and
Jahangasht. He travelled to Makkah, Madina and then to Shiraz. In Shiraz, he used
to teach different Islamic ulooms. He had five sons, Syed Nasiruddin Mahmood,
Syed Bahauddin, Syed Mukarramuddin, Syed Hassanuddin and Syed Nooruddin.
Sadaat of Pir Khel, Chinar Kot and Oghaz Banda are the descendants of Syed
Nasiruddin Mahmood Sherzi. He was born in 707 and died in 785 Hijri.

15. We’re ‘Syed Bukhari’ as we are the descendants of Syed Jalaluddin Abul Barakat
Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari. His name was Hassan and Alqaab were Jalaluddin,
Jalal Azam and Mir Surkh. Being born in Bukhara, he was known as Bukhari. He
was also known as Syed Jalal Ganj. Renowned Wali of Ouch Sharif, Syed
Makhdoom Jahanian was his great grandson. He came from Bukhara to Bakhar and
then shiftef to Multan. He took allegiance to Hazrat Bahauddin Zakria. He married
the daughter of Amir Syed Badruddin in Multan. He then shifted to Ouch Sharif
and died there. He had three sons, Syed Ahmad Kabir, who was the father of Syed
Makhdoom Jahanian Jahaangasht, Syed Bahauddin, and Sheikh Abdul Hague.

16.We’re ‘Syed Sherazi’ as we’re the descendants of Syed Sher Muhammad Wali
Shah, who came to Delhi, India from Sheraz in 1555 with king Humayoun to re-
capture the kingdom from Aadil Shah Soori, son of Saleem Shah Soori, son of
Farid Khan, who was known as Sher Shah Soori, a renowned Pushtoon king of
India.

17. We’re the descendants of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah known known as Hisar
Baba, who was sent at the age of twenty-five years in 1566 A.D from Delhi, India
to southern parts of Swat in the reign of Mughal King Jalaluddin Muhammad
Akbar (1555-1606 A.D) with a missionary zeal to propagate the teachings of Islam
by a renowned spiritual teacher, Hazrat Bahauddin Baba known as Sheikh
Muhammad Saleem Chishti, Fateh Puri, who was born in 892 Hijri and died on 29 th
Ramazanul Mubarak 980 Hijri in Fateh Pur, India.
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18.We are the descendants of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. He was a pious,
virtuous and God-fearing person. He performed Haj several times. In those days, it
was very difficult to perform Haj as people used to go on foot. When the forces of
Syed Jalal Baba under the command of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba defeated the
forces of Muslim Turk Rajgaan of Phakal-Hazara and occupied the whole territory
from Allai to Mangal and Agrore to Kaghan, Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah Baba
had gone to perform Haj. After coming back from Haj, he was shocked to know
that the whole territory from the Muslim Turk Rajgaan had been occupied under
the leadership of Syed Pir Saadat Shah. He was of the view why did the Muslims
of one territory fight against the Muslims of the other territory and occupied their
lands by force. He thought that the share in occupied lands given to his son, Syed
Pir Saadat Shah Baba should be given back to the Muslim Turk Rajgaan as these
lands were occupied from them by force and un-lawfully. When he went to the
Muslim Turk Rajgaan, who were living in exile in Bihali Sharif to ask them to get
back their lands given to Syed Pir Saadat Shah as his share, he was told by them
that it could be very difficult and impossible for them (Turk Rajgaan) to utilize
these lands at different places among other Sadaat and Swati tribes. They were so
pleased with the honesty and virtuousness of Haji Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah
that one of the Turk Rajgaan gave his daughter’s hand in marriage to his son, Syed
Pir Saadat Shah. Muslim Turk Rajgaan also gifted all the lands given to his son as
his share in occupied lands. After that, Syed Muhammad Shah was satisfied and
decided to live in Oghaz Banda (Battagram). Due to his piousness, uprightness and
righteousness, all the people of the area had a great respect and love for him. He
had only one son, Syed Pir Saadat Shah. He died in 1680 (A.D) and was buried at
the last boundary of his land near Shingli Payeen, Battagram.
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Chapter - 3

ELDERS OF MY VILLAGE

My village has the honour to have intelligent, learned and highly educated people.
Modesty is the salient feature of their character. They have vast knowledge of history of
old period. Our elders used to sit around fireplace (warghalay) in mosque and get them-
selves warmed in winter season. They also spent most of their leisure time under the
shade of maple tree near the well-known ‘Chinar Spring’ in summer season. They also
used to sit in a combined guesthouse, called “Hujra”. During their leisure time, they used
to discuss different topics of history of our forefathers and thus shared the knowledge
with each other. They also discussed the economic conditions of different civilisations,
the standard of living of different people, the rise and fall of different nations and the
moral values of different Muslim Nations of the world. They also used to discuss the
personal anecdotes of their lives. We used to listen to our elders very carefully and try to
keep in mind the knowledge what we learnt from them.

The people of my village have also gone through several hardships and sufferings in their
lives. Their homes were set ablaze by their opponents. Several persons were killed and
scores were wounded. They were exiled for four years. Their opponents occupied major
portion of their lands. During four years of exile, many people died and a big graveyard
was made at Tarand.

Most of our people visited different countries of the world including Siam, Burma,
Malaya, Laos and India. My father, Syed Haroon Shah used to tell us about World War
II, fought between German and British governments. He often used to discuss the
personal anecdotes of his life in India. Syed Farooq Shah was an oldest man of his time.
He told us about the people of Malaya, Laos and Siam. Syed Ghulam Hussain Shah used
to tell us about the different battles fought between different khans of Battagram, etc.
Syed Ghazi Shah used to tell us about the people of Burma. Muhammad Syed used to tell
us about different battles fought between our opponents and our people. Our Pesh Imam,
Maulana Abdul Manan used to tell us about the different incidents of his life in Thailand.
Syed Habibur Rahman Shah used to tell us about the people of Thakot. Maulana Syed
Muhammad Anwar Shah used to tell us about the history of Muslim of India. In this way,
we used to get knowledge of different civilisation of different nations of the world from
our elders. The knowledge so got from old generation was further transferred to the
younger generation of our village.

Sadaat Sherazi, descendants of Syed Sher Muhammad Wali have settled at different parts
of the world including Pakistan. They’re very genius, intelligent, brave and very
industrious. Our great grandfather, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah known as Hisaar
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Baba migrated from Delhi, India in 1566 A.D in the reign of King Jalaluddin Muhammad
Akbar and settled in the present village of Pir Khel, Malakand Agency. He was a pious,
devoted and very God fearing person.

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Educated people of my village who have graduated from different universities of
Pakistan, etc.

(1) Dr. Abdur Rahman Shah Wali, Ph.D., Jamia Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt. (2) Dr.
Ziaullah Shah, Ph.D., Jamia Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt (1) (3) Syed Jalal Shah Sherazi,
M.A. (Islamiyat), B. Ed., University of Peshawar (4) Syed Walayat Shah Sherazi,
M.B.A. (Finance), University of Peshawar, DA-IBP (Banking) Institute of Bankers in
Pakistan, Karachi (5) Syed Asif Shah Sherazi, B.Sc., (University of Peshawar), B.Sc.
(National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi (6) Fatima Jalal,
B.A., B. Ed., University of Peshawar (7) Zeba Sherazi, B.A., University of Peshawar
(8) Syed Tauseef Shah Sherazi, B.A., University of Peshawar (9) Dr. Safia Jalal
Sherazi, MBBS. (Khyber Medical College, Peshawar), MRCP, Pakistan, FRCP, U.K.
(10) Dr. Farida Sherazi, MBBS., Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad (11) Dr. Zainab
Jalal Sherazi, MBBS, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad (12) Rabia Jalal, B.Sc.
(Electronics), G.I.K., Institute of Science & Technology, Topi (13) Mr. Muhammad
Imlaq, B.A., University of Peshawar (14) Syed Nazif Shah, B.A., University of
Peshawar (15) Syed Baidar Bakht, B.A., University of Peshawar (16) Syed Naheed
Shah, B.A., University of Peshawar (17) Syed Hammad Sherazi, B.S., Information
Technology, University of Agriculture, Peshawar (18) Shah Jahan Sherazi, B.A., B.
Ed, University of Peshawar (19) Syed Bukht Munir Shah, B.A., University of
Peshawar (20) Syed Muhammad Shah, B.A., University of Peshawar (21) Mr. Afsar
Syed, B.A., University of Peshawar (22) Mr. Muhammad Ayaz, M.A., (English)
University of Hazara, Mansehra (23) Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah, B.A., University
of Peshawar (24) Syed Muneeb Shah, B.A., University of Karachi (25) Syed Sahib
Shah, B.A., University of Peshawar (26) Syed Zahoor Shah, M.A. (Islamiyat),
University of Baluchistan, Quetta (27) Mr. Masood Anwar Sherazi, M.Sc.
(Economics), Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan (28) Syed Manzoor Assad, M.A.
(Islamiyat), University of Peshawar (29) Mr. Behram Syed, M.A. (Islamiyat),
University of Peshawar and Doctor, Electro Homoeopathic from Punjab Electro
Homoeopathic Medical College, Faisalabad (30) Mr. Muhammad Showaib, B.A.,
University of Peshawar (31) Dr. Taufeeq Shah Wali, M.D., Moscow (32) Mr. Aiman
Shah Wali, Architecture Engineering, Ukraine (33) Asma Shah Wali, M.A.,
(English), England (34) Sana Shah Wali, M.A. (International Relations), University
of Punjab, Lahore (35) Shaima Shah Wali, M.A. (Economics), University of Punjab,
Lahore (36) Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, M.A. (Arabic), Iraq (37) Syed Muhammad
Yousuf Shah, M.A., (Islamiyat & Arabic), University of Peshawar, B. Ed., L.L.B.,
University of the Punjab, Lahore (38) Syed Fazal Mujeeb Shah, M.A. (Islamiyat +
Arabic) B. Ed., University of Peshawar (39) Maulana Syed Jalal Shah, M.A. (Arabic
+ Islamiyat), University of Bahawal Pur (40) Shah Afzal, M. Sc., (Computer
Science), Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
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Well-fated people of my villages who have completed their Islamic Course of
“Dars-e-Nizami”:

(1) Maulana Muhammad Akram Shah, Ibne Syed Azizur Rahman Shah, Jamia
Farooqia, Karachi (2) Maulana Abdul Latif Shah, Ibne Syed Laiq Shah, Jamia Sirajia,
Rawalpindi (3) Maulana Muhammad Irshad Shah, Ibne Usman Syed, Jamia Furqania,
Rawalpindi (4) Maulana Syed Ajmal Shah, Ibne Syed Wahid Shah, Jamia Farooqia,
Karachi (5) Maulana Jamilur Rahman Shah, Ibne Syed Ghulam Qadir Shah, Jamia
Farooqia, Karachi (6) Maulana Syed Arifullah Shah, Ibne Syed Saifullah Shah, Jamia
Farooqia, Karachi (7) Maulana Gul Zamin Syed, Ibne Sheikhul Hassan Shah, Jamia
Ashrafia, Lahore (8) Maulana Manzoor Assad, Ibne Maulana Muhammad Anwar
Shah, Jamia Sirajia, Rawalpindi (9) Maulana Syed Zahoor Shah, Ibne Syed Furqan
Shah, Jamia Islamia Imdadia, Faisalabad (10) Maulana Syed Muneeb Shah, Ibne
Syed Furqan Shah, Jamia Farooqia, Karachi (11) Obaidatur Rahman, binte Syed
Muneeb Shah, Jamia Islamia, Islamabad (11) Maulana Syed Naeem Shah, Ibne Syed
Furqan Shah, Jamia Farooqia, Karachi (12) Maulana Mufti Muhammad Hanif Shah,
Ibne Syed Furqan Shah, Jamia Islamia Imdadia, Faisalabad (13) Maulana Muhammad
Aalam Shah, Ibne Syed Furqan Shah, Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore (14) Maulana Taj
Muhammad, Ibne Syed Ahmad Shah, Jamiatul Uloom Al-Sharia, Rawalpindi (15)
Maulana Fazle Razaq Shah, Ibne Syed Habibur Rahman Shah, Karachi (16) Maulana
Sayyidul Abrar, Ibne Syed Habibur Rahman Shah, Karachi (17) Maulana Hussain
Ahmad, Ibne Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah (18) Maulana Abdur Razaq Shah, Ibne
Syed Muhammad Shah (19) Maulana Syed Muzammil Shah, Ibne Syed Azizur
Rahman Shah, Jamia Farooqia, Karachi (20) Maulana Syed Attaur Rahman Shah,
Ibne Maulana Muhammad Razaq, Karachi (21) Maulana Faizur Rahman Shah, Ibne
Maulana Muhammad Razaq (22) Maulana Muhammad Ibrahim Shah, Ibne Syed
Habibur Rahman Shah, Karachi (23) Dr. Ziaullah Shah, Ibne Syed Noorul Haque
Shah, Jamia Islamia, Newtown, Karachi (24) Maulana Inaamullah Shah, Ibne Syed
Noorul Haque Shah, Jamia Islamia, Newtown, Karachi (25) Maulana Syed Dakhir
Shah, Ibne Muhammad Syed, Abbottabad (26) Dr. Abdur Rahman, Ibne Shah Wali,
Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore, Jamia Dewband, India (27) Maulana Muhammad Yousuf
Shah, Ibne Syed Sabir Shah, Multan (28) Maulana Abdur Rashid Shah, Ibne Usman
Syed, Jamia Farooqia, Karachi (29) Maulana Abdul Wakil Shah, Ibne Syed Faizur
Rahman Shah, Jamia Islamia, Rawalpindi (30) Maulana Syed Burhan Shah, Ibne
Noor Ali Syed, Jamia Islamia Imdadia, Faisalabad (31) Maulana Syed Muhammad
Yahya, Ibne Noor Ali Syed (32) Maulana Muhammad Tayyib Shah, Ibne Noor Ali
Syed, Jamia Sirajia, Rawalpindi (33) Maulana Muhammad Mukarram Shah, Ibne
Hukam Syed (34) Maulana Imam Hassan Shah, Ibne Syed Sabir Shah, Jamia
Taalemul Quran, Rawalpindi (35) Maulana Ikramullah Shah, Ibne Abdul Ali, Karachi
(36) Maulana Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Ibne Maulana Abdul Ghani Shah, New Town,
Karachi (37) Maulana Akram Syed, Ibne Lal Syed, Jamia Islamia, Rawalpindi (38)
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Maulana Muhammad Syed, Ibne Lal Syed, Jamia Islamia, Rawalpindi (39) Maulana
Tawab Syed, Ibne Lal Syed, Jamia Islamia, Rawalpindi (40) Maulana Haleem Syed,
Ibne Lal Syed, Jamia Islamia, Rawalpindi (41) Maulana Muhammad Razaq, Ibne
Syed Muhammad Shah (42) Maulana Muhammad Warid Shah, Ibne Ahmad Syed,
Jamia Taaleemul Quran, Rawalpindi (43) Maulana Muhammad Behram Syed, Ibne
Noor Ali Syed, Jamia Taleemul Quran, Rawalpindi (44) Maulana Syed Maqbool
Shah, Ibne Sultan Shah, Jamia Farooqia, Karachi (45) Maulana Syed Fazle Hakam
Shah, Ibne Syed Ja’afar Shah, Jamia Nizamia, Lahore (46) Maulana Syed
Muhammad Anwar Shah, Ibne Ghulam Rasool Shah, Jamia Aminia, India. (47) Syed
Fazal Mujeeb Shah, Ibne Syed Ja’far Shah, Jamia Nizamia, Lahore (48) Maulana
Syed Jalal Shah, Ibne Maulana Syed Ja’afar Shah, Dars-e-Nizami, Tanzeemul
Madaris, Pakistan (49) Syed Fazle Hameed Shah, Ibne Syed Jaf’ar Shah, Dars-e-
Nizami, Tanzeemul Madaris, Pakistan (50) Bibi Saeeda, binte Syed Muhammad
Ibrahim Shah, Karachi (51) Bibi Samina, binte Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah,
Karachi (52) Bibi Shafiqa, binte Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah, Karachi.

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My village has the honour to have a large number of “Huffaz” of the Holy
Quran. Their names are as following:

(1) Maulana Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah, Ibne Syed Habibur Rahman Shah (2)
Syed Charaghuddin Shah, Ibne Syed Azizur Rahman Shah (3) Syed Muzammil Shah,
Ibne Syed Azizur Rahman Shah (4) Syed Javed Shah, Ibne Syed Azizur Rahman
Shah (5) Syed Naheed Shah, Ibne Syed Abdul Qayoum Shah, Haripur (6) Syed
Ajmal Shah, Ibne Syed Wahid Shah (7) Syed Rahmatullah, Ibne Syed Wahid Shah
(8) Syed Abdullah Shah, Ibne Syed Wahid Shah (9) Syed Fazle Wahab Shah, Ibne
Syed Habibur Rahman Shah (10) Syed Jamilur Rahman Shah, Ibne Syed Abdul Qadir
Shah (11) Syed Obaid Ahmad Shah, Ibne Syed Ibrahim Shah (12) Syed Ihtiramul
Haque Shah, Ibne Maulana Sirajul Haque Shah (13) Syed Ihrarullah Shah, Ibne Syed
Ziaur Rahman Shah (14) Syed Mubashir Shah, Ibne Syed Zaiwar Shah (15) Syed
Iftikhar Ahmad, Ibne Syed Qamar Ali Shah (16) Bakht Ali Syed, Ibne Syed Masoom
Shah (17) Syed Fazle Rabbi, Ibne Syed Faizur Rahman Shah (18) Abdul Haleem
Shah, Ibne Gul Zahir Syed (19) Gul Zamin Syed, Ibne Sheikhul Hassan Shah (20)
Sarzamin Syed, Ibne Amani Mulk Shah (21) Syed Manzoor Assad, Ibne Maulana
Muhammad Anwar Shah (22) Syed Hanif Shah, Ibne Syed Furqan Shah (23) Syed
Aleem Shah Ibne, Syed Furqan Shah (24) Syed Naeem Shah, Ibne Syed Furqan Shah
(25) Syed Aalam Shah, Ibne Syed Furqan Shah (26) Syed Arifullah Shah, Ibne Syed
Saifullah Shah (27) Taj Muhammad Shah, Ibne Syed Ahmad Shah (28) Syed Manaf
Shah, Ibne Syed Mustajab Shah (29) Syed Arif Shah, Ibne Anwar Syed (30) Shamsur
Rahman Ibne Syed Faiz Ali Shah (31) Syed Dakhir Shah, Ibne Muhammad Syed (32)
Syed Abdul Wakil Shah, Ibne Faizur Rahman Shah (33) Syed Ikramullah Shah, Ibne
Abdul Ali Shah (34) Syed Akhtar Hussain Shah, Ibne Afsar Syed (35) Abdullah Latif
Shah, Ibne Syed Laiq Shah (36) Syed Saeed Shah, Ibne Maulana Syed Ja’afar Shah
(37) Syed Haseeb Shah, Ibne Maulana Syed Ja’afar Shah (38) Ibne Sultani Room
(39) Ibne Muhammad Niaz (40) Noor Jahan, binte Syed Habibur Rahman Shah (41)
Bibi Khalila, binte Qari Syed Ibrahim Shah (42) Syed Noor Ali Shah, Ibne Syed
Muqaddas Shah (43) Syed Muhammad Shah, Ibne Syed Naseeb Shah (44)
Muhammad Syed, Ibne Lal Syed (45) Akram Syed, Ibne Lal Syed (46) Tawab Syed,
Ibne Lal Syed (47) Haleem Syed, Ibne Lal Syed (48) Tasleem Syed, Ibne Lal Syed
(49) Farooq Syed, Ibne Nawab Syed (50) Haneef Syed, Ibne Nawab Syed (51) Hazrat
Younus Shah, Ibne Syed Sabir Shah (52) Saeedul Wahab Shah, Ibne Syed Sabir Shah
(53) Abdur Rashid Shah, Ibne Usman Syed (54) Syed Muhammad Irshad, Ibne
Usman Syed (55) Syed Mukarram Shah, Ibne Hukam Syed (56) Shahzada, Ibne
Gulbar Syed (57) Syed Attaur Rahman Shah, Ibne Maulana Muhammad Razzaq (58)
Muhammad Shamin, Ibne Noor Ali Syed (59) Syed Tayyib Shah, Ibne Noor Ali
Syed (60) Syed Ishaq Shah, Ibne Noor Ali Syed (61) Shah Hussain, Ibne Syed
Luqman Hussain Shah (62) Syed Altaf Hussain Shah, Ibne Syed Luqman Hussain
Shah (63) Syed Abideen Shah, Ibne Syed Muslik Shah (64) Ibne Zaiwar Syed (65)
Ibne Nazar Syed (66) Ibne Syed Shamroze Shah (67) Syed Nazar Hussain Shah, Ibne
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Syed Dilbar Shah (68) Ibne Syed Dilbar Shah (69) Salar, Ibne Syed Sultan Shah (70)
Syed Muslim Shah, Ibne Syed Sultan Shah (71) Syed Maqbool Shah, Ibne Syed
Sultan Shah (72) Syed Abdul Hameed Shah, Ibne Noor Ali Syed.

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DISTINGUISHED SONS OF MY VILLAGES, OGHAZ BANDA AND
LANDAI, WHO HAVE DIED

1. Maulana Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah. He was a pious, genius and great
scholar of Islam. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality.
Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He was such a kind-hearted,
good natured and noble person that everyone had a great respect and love for
him. He wanted to make the young generation true followers of Islam. He
got Islamic education in Jamia Aminia, Delhi before partition of India. He
taught Islamic education for more than half a century in different Islamic
Madaris in Pakistan. He was a renowned Sheikhul Hadith of his time. He
used to teach Ahadith, Fiqah and Tafseer-e-Qur’an to his students. He was
also a poet of Arabic, Pashto and Persian languages and wrote several
poems. He was the elder son of Syed Ghulam Rasool Shah, son of Shah
Rasool, son of Syed Hussain Shah, son of Syed Kabir Shah, son of Syed
Muhammad Issa Shah, son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah, son of Haji Syed
Muhammad Ahmad Shah. He had one brother and three sisters, Syed Qasim
Shah, Bibi Zainab, Bibi Gul Andama and Bibi Zaiwar Jana. Pacha Baba
named Syed Qasim Shah, a virtuous, righteous and great Sahib-e-Karamat
Buzurg, was the brother of his grandfather, Shah Rasool. He died after a
long illness at the age of eighty-five years in June 1992 and was buried at his
ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He left four sons and three daughters,
Masood Anwar Sherazi, Riaz Anwar, Maulana Manzoor Assad, Arshad
Mahmood, Bibi Shahida, Bibi Razia and Bibi Shagufta. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

2. Maulana Syed Abdul Ghani Shah. He was a pious, virtuous, generous and
a brave man. He had a graceful personality. Modesty was the salient feature
of his character. He had vast knowledge of Islamic education. He used to
teach all Islamic ulooms to his students. He had a vast network of Islamic
students in northern areas of Pakistan. He took an active part in liberation
war against our opponents. He along with some other elders took a good and
right decision at a right time to bring the patwaris to their village to get
settled their lands before their opponents. He was the son of Syed Noor Wali
Shah, son of Syed Ali Haidar Shah, son of Syed Izzatullah Shah, son of Syed
Mahboob Shah, son of Syed Maazuddin Shah, son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah,
son of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. The name of his mother was Bibi
Sahib Jana, who was the daughter of Syed Khairullah Shah. He was born in
1896 and died in January 1981 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in
Landai. He had four daughters and four sons named Maulana Syed Muzaffar
Hussain Shah, Syed Luqman Hussain Shah, Syed Akbar Hussain Shah and
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Syed Asghar Hussain Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace.
Amin!

3. Dr. Abdur Rahman Shah Wali. He was a genius, hardworking and great
scholar of Islam. He had a very graceful personality. He did doctorate (Ph.D)
in Philosophy from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He was also graduated from
Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore and Darul Uloom, Dewoband, India in 1956. He was
the last Pakistani student graduated from Darul Uloom Dewband, India. He
served as Professor and Incharge of Arabic Department, Allama Iqbal Open
University, Islamabad. He taught in the University of Tripoli, Libya,
University of Riaz, Saudi Arabia and International Islamic University,
Islamabad. He was the son of Shah Wali, son of Syed Qudrat Ali Shah, son
of Syed Nadir Shah, son of Syed Nasir Shah, son of Syed Nazar Shah, son of
Syed Pir Saadat Shah, son of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. The name of
his mother was Noor Begum, who was the daughter of Syed Mir Ahmad
Shah. He married three times. He died on 11th December 2004 in Islamabad
and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Landai. He had three sisters and
one brother named (1) Bibi Bughdadai (2) Bibi Roohi Lala (3) Bibi Badrai
and (4) Qabil Syed, who died in the age of fourteen years. He had two sons
and four daughters named (1) Dr. Taufeeq Shah Wali (2) Eng. Aiman Shah
Wali (3) Sahiba Shah Wali (4) Asma Shah Wali (5) Sana Shah Wali and (6)
Shaima Shah Wali. All his children are highly educated, intelligent and very
hard working. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

4. Syed Mukhtarullah Shah. He was a pious, socials and very hardworking
person. He had a graceful personality. He was the son of Syed Rahmat Wali
Shah and elder brother of Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah, Syed Nabiullah
Shah and Syed Habibullah Shah. He took very active part in liberation war
by organizing various lashkars of tribal people against our opponents. He
died in 1951 and was buried at Dheri Chechian, Kala Dhaka. He married two
times. He had two daughters and five sons, Bibi Noor Habiba, Bibi Bagh-e-
Zam Jana, Syed Sabre Jamil, Syed Usman Shah, Syed Hussain Shah, Syed
Hassan Shah and Hazrat Hassan Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His
eternal peace. Amin!

5. Syed Farooq Shah. He was a pious and nice man. He visited several
countries in his youth. He spent much of lifetime in Siam, Malaya and Laos.
He used to tell us different incidents and stories of his life- experiences. He
was the oldest of all the people in his time. He was the elder son of Khan
Gul Shah and brother of Syed Ghulam Hussain Shah and Bibi Duram Jana.
He died in July 1978 in the age of 110 years and was buried at his ancestral
graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had three sons named Syed Mamoor Shah,
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Syed Mahboob Shah and Syed Haroon Shah, who died in Thailand. May Al-
Mighty Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

6. Maulana Syed Sahib Shah. He was a pious, virtuous and great scholar of
Islam. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty was the
salient feature of his character. He spent most of his daytime sitting in the
mosque where Muslim students came to avail from his knowledge. The
students of theology came to enquire about religious sciences and he guided
them by explaining every complicated matter. He was considered to be a
great Islamic scholar of his time. He used to teach all Islamic ulooms
including Qur’an, Hadith, Fiqah and Logic (Mantiq) to his students. He had
more than twenty students at all times in his village. He was the only son of
Syed Abdur Raziq Shah and Bibi Hajra, daughter of Syed Barkatullah Shah
of Kanshai. He had three daughters and two sons, Babai, Bajorai, Bakht
Dewa, Syed Abdul Ali (Shah Jee) and Syed Fazle Ali (Mian Jee). Once he
predicted that there would be a road in front of our village Inshallah. Syed
Ismail Shah (a very thin and weak boy at that time) would go to Karachi. He
would come back from Karchi and would get down from the vehicle in front
of our village. People would go to road to receive him very happily. This
prediction of Maulana Syed Sahib Shah came out to be 100% true after thirty
years of his death. He died in March 1948 in the age of fifty years and was
buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. May Al-Mighty Allah
keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

7. Syed Muhammad Ayub Shah. He was a nice, social and hardworking
person. He was the only son of Syed Hassan Shah and grandson of Syed
Abbas Shah. He used to be the leader (mate) of the workers during the
construction of Shahrah-e-Raisham. He married two times. He died in 1993
and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had two
daughters and two sons, Bibi Haroonai, Bibi Naseeba, Syed Mustajab Shah
and Alizar Syed. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

8. Haji Syed Saadat Shah. He was a pious, generous and very hardworking
person. He had a graceful personality. He was the only son of Syed Zaman
Shah, son of Syed Murad Shah, son of Syed Muhammad Issa Shah, son of Syed
Pir Saadat Shah, son of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. The name of his mother
was Bibi Khadija, who was the daughter of Syed Rahmat Wali Shah. He used to
participate in every jarga of our village. He visited several countries in his
youth. He was born in 1896 and died in April 1986 and was buried at his
ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had two sons, Haji Syed Asghar Shah
and Haji Syed Afzal Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
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9. Syed Habibullah Shah. He was a pious, generous and very hardworking
person. He was the youngest son of Syed Rahmat Wali Shah and brother of
Syed Mukhtarullah Shah, Syed Shafiullah Shah and Syed Nabiullah Shah
known as Mannay. He married two times. He died in September 1946 and was
buried at his ancestral graveyard named Landai Baba Maqbara in Oghaz Banda.
He had one daughter and four sons named Bibi Shahi Rokhana, Akbar Syed,
Syed Amanullah Shah (both died in childhood), Syed Jalal Shah and Syed
Suleman Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

10. Syed Noor Ghazi Shah. He was a pious, kindhearted, nice and very
hardworking person. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality. He
visited several countries in his life. He was also an old man of his time. He was
the son of Syed Muhammad Sadiq Shah and the younger brother of Syed Pir
Ghazi Shah, Bibi Hafiza, Bibi Mughafira and mother of Malik Syed. He died in
May 1975 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He
married two times. He had three daughters and four sons named Bibi Mantagai,
Bibi Naseeb Jana, Bibi Faizoon, Juma Qayoum Shah, Muhammad Ozair Shah,
Muhammad Showaib Shah and Shaheen Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His
eternal peace. Amin!

11. Syed Azizur Rahman Shah (Momeen). He was a nice and hardworking
person. He took part an active part in liberation war against our opponents. He
was the son of Syed Rahman Shah and the elder brother of Syed Gul Rahman
Shah and Muhammad Rahman Shah. He was drowned/flown by water while
crossing the Nandhaar Stream in April 1987. He married two times. He had six
sons named Gul Muhammad Shah, Syed Charaghuddin Shah, Syed Akram
Shah, Syed Sher Shah, Syed Muzammil Shah and Syed Javed Shah. May Allah
keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

12. Syed Sarwar Shah. He was a pious, softhearted and very hardworking person.
He was the only son of Syed Muhammad Shah and grandson of Syed Izzat
Shah. Syed Muhammad Shah has four sisters and one brother, Syed Ali Asghar
Shah. He was also a renowned Tabeeb of his time. He used to give “Azaan for
Fajr Prayer ” for a long time. He died in 1980 and was buried at his ancestral
graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had two daughters and three sons named Bibi
Jannat Noora, Bibi Zalzaira, Syed Muhammad Imran (who was killed in
Quetta), Muhammad Nabi Shah and Shah Zaiwar Syed. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

13. Haji Shah Wali. He was a pious, generous and very hardworking person. He
had a very graceful personality. He remained member of Union Council, Shingli
Bala from 1965 to 1969. He was the elder son of Syed Akbar Shah and
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grandson of Syed Qudrat Ali Shah. He had three brothers and four sisters
named (1) Haji Imam Syed (2) Syed Qasir Shah (3) Syed Sabir Shah (4) Bibi
Zar Jana (5) Bibi Rookhaba (6) Mother of Syed Rozam Shah and (7) Mother of
Syed Tooti Shah of Maidan. He died in May 1985 in a road accident near
Mansehra and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Landai. He had three
daughters and two sons named (1) Bibi Bughdadai (2) Bibi Roohi Lala (3) Bibi
Badrai (4) Dr. Abdur Rahman Shah Wali and (4) Qabil Syed, who died in the
age of fourteen years. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

14. Syed Sikandar Shah. He was a bold and daring person. He had a graceful
personality. He played an important role in the liberation war against our
opponents. He was the son of Syed Ghulam Hassan Shah, son of Syed Painda
Gul Shah, son of Syed Rahmat Shah, son of Syed Ghufran Shah, son of Syed
Pir Imam Shah and elder brother of Syed Samandar Shah and Syed Mahroom
Shah. There are many incidents of his bravery. The mothers of our opponents
used to frighten their children by telling the name of Sikandar Shah to them. He
was killed in young age by one of his enemies in Landai. He had only two
daughters, Shehr Bano and Bibi Palwasha. His widow, Bibi Asar Jana was
married to his brother, Syed Samandar Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His
eternal peace. Amin!

15. Syed Ghazi Shah. He was a nice, social, kindhearted and very hardworking
person. He was the only son of Syed Pir Ghazi Shah and grandson of Syed
Muhammad Sadiq Shah. He married two times. He was arrested during
liberation war by our opponents and kept him under lock and key in Shingli
Bala for three months. He also visited Burma and stayed there for a long time.
He died on 30th October 1995 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in
Oghaz Banda. He had seven sons and two daughters named Syed Imam Shah,
Abdul Hakim Shah, Syed Saifullah Shah, Syed Firdous Shah, Syed Sultan Shah,
Syed Noor Ali Shah, Syed Ali Shah, Bibi Zaroon and Bibi Zari Khatoon. May
Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

16. Haji Syed Abdul Hague Shah. He was a nice, social and hardworking person.
He was a famous hunter of his time. He was the son of Syed Mir Ahmad Shah
and brother of Syed Noorul Haque Shah, Syed Hashim Shah, Syed Muqarrab
Shah, Syed Zahid Shah and Syed Noor Muhammad Shah. He died on 1st
February 1991 and was buried in Oghaz Banda. He had one daughter and two
sons, Bibi Sarwasa, Syed Zaffar Ali Shah and Chamni Khan, who died in
childhood. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
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17. Maulana Syed Ja’afar Shah Sherazi. He was a pious, virtuous and great
scholar of Islam. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty
was the salient feature of his character. He was such a kind-hearted, good
natured and noble person that everyone had great a respect and love for him. He
was the son of Syed Hazrat Shah and grandson of Syed Azmatullah Shah, who
was also a pious, virtuous and “Sahib-e-Karamat Buzurg”. He was a hospitable
and contented person. He used to remain in the state of ablutions and spent most
of his time in the worship of Allah.

He was born on 1st Zil Hajj 1346 Hijri (12th June 1926) in Oghaz Banda and died
on Monday, 8th August 1989, in 2nd Rakat of Maghrib Prayer in Buland Kot,
Hazara and was buried there. Religious and social figures, relatives, friends and
people from different walks of life from far-flung areas attended his Namaz-e-
Janaza in large numbers. His elder son, Maulana Syed Fazle Mujeeb Shah Sherazi,
led his Namaz-e-Janaza.

He got his early education of Dars-e-Nizami from his maternal uncle, Maulana
Syed Abdul Ghani Shah at Landai, Battagram. Afterwards, he went to other
renowned scholars at different places to seek Islamic education. Among them
Maulana Syed Munabbar Shah (Allai), Maulana Naseeruddin (Ghurghashtu),
Maulana Sahib-e-Haq, father of Mufti Fariduddin of Darul Uloom Haqqania,
Nowshera (Zarobi, Swabi) and Maulana Fazlur-Rahim (Buland Kot) were
prominent ones.

He taught Surf-o-Nahwa, Logic and Islamic Jurisprudence for half a century at
different places. He had full command at all fields of education but had a
specialization in Jurisprudence, Surf-o-Nahwa and Logic. He left no stone un-
turned to impart knowledge and guidance to those who approached him. He also
spread the message of virtue and brotherhood. He remained as Head of Teachers in
Darul Uloom Subhania, Karachi and also taught there in the last days of his life. He
had a vast network of Islamic students/talibaan, among them Maulana Shah Alam
(Kohistan), Maulana Naqeeb Ahmad (Chilas), Maulana Sultan Muhammad (Kand,
Akaazi), Maulana Muhammad Showaib (Buland Kot) and Maulana Abdul Latif
(Gilgit) are well known. He also remained as Khateeb in Jamia Mosque, Buland
Kot, Mansehra for many years. He was an eloquent orator. He also played a
significant role in the movement of finality of Prophet-hood in 1953 and 1974 by
delivering speeches at different places.

He had written many books on different topics. Few ones are: (1) Al-Insaf le-
Khasfil Ekhtesaf: This is a magazine in Arabic language in which controversial
issues with their solutions have been described (2) Shaan-e-Mustafa: A magazine
in Urdu language in which the holy life of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
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has been highlighted (3) Aqd-e-durad-fi-rabtil ayaatil Quran wal suwwar: This is a
book in Arabic in which the inter-relation of all the suras of the Holy Quran has
been discussed (4) Taqreer-e-usool-e-shashi: This is a book in Pushto about the
laws of Fiqah-e-Islam (5) Taqreer-e-asaghoji: This is a book in Pushto about
knowledge of Logic (6) Taqreer-e-nazm-e-maeta amil: This is a book about the
knowledge of Nahwa and (7) Abwab-e- ilm-e-surf: This is a book in Pushto about
the knowledge of Sarf.

He was also a great poet of Pushto, Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages and wrote
several poems in the praise of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon
him), etc.

He had fourteen children - six daughters and eight sons by two wives: The names
of his sons are:

(1) Syed Fazle Mujeeb Shah Sherazi. He is an intelligent, educated and very
hardworking person. He has also a graceful personality. He is M.A in Islamiyat
and Arabic and B. Ed from the University of Peshawar. He has also certificates
of Dars-e-Nizami from Jamia Naeemia, Lahore and Faazil-e-Arabi from
Lahore Board. He is also the Jana sheen/Successor of his father. He is one of
the best speakers of the area. He is Khateeb in Jamia Masjid, Buland Kot and
also serving as Senior English Teacher (SET) in Govt. High School, Buland
Kot, and Battagram.

(2) Maulana Syed Fazle Hameed Shah Sherazi. He had a master degree in Islamic
Studies from Tanzimul Madaris, Pakistan. He had also certificates of Dars-e-
Nizami from Jamia Amjadia, Karachi and Faazil-e-Arabi from Karachi Board.
He got certificates of Hifz-e-Quran and Tajweed from Jamia Nizamia, Lahore.
He served as Khateeb/Naib Sobedar in Pak Army and died at the age of 35
years. He was buried in Buland Kot.

(3) Maulana Syed Fazle Jalal Shah Sherazi. He has a master degree in Arabic from
the University of Bahawalpur and B. Ed from Allama Iqbal Open University,
Islamabad. He got certificate of Moulvi Fazil from Peshawar Board and
completed course of Dars-e-Nizami from his father at Buland Kot, Battagram.
Presently, he is working as Arabic Teacher in Govt. Middle School, Nowshera,
Battagram.

(4) Syed Fazle Hakam Shah Sherazi. He is M.A in Islamic Studies from the
University of Karachi and Arabic from Tanzimul Madaris, Pakistan. He has
also certificates of Dars-e-Nizami, Ilm-e-Tajweed and Dora-e-Hadith from
Jamia Nizamia, Lahore and Faazil-e-Arabi from Lahore Board. Presently, he is
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serving as Khateeb/Warrant Officer in Pakistan Air Force, Kala Bagh,
Abbottabad.

(5) Hafiz Shah Fazle Maula Sherazi. He has studied basic religious books from his
father at Buland Kot. He is also a matriculate with science from Govt. High
School, Buland Kot, Battagram.

(6) Hafiz Syed Fazle Haseeb Shah Sherazi. He has studied basic Dars-e-Nizami
books from his father at Buland Kot. He is also a matriculate with science from
Govt. High School, Buland Kot. He got certificate of Hifz-o-Qirat from Jamia
Naeemia, Karachi. Presently, he is working as Pesh Imam and Mudarris in
Lammi (Koansh), Mansehra.

(7) Hafiz Syed Fazle Bad’ee Shah Sherazi. He is a Hafiz-e-Quran and matriculate
with science from Govt. High School, Buland Kot, Battagram. He is also a
student of Dars-e-Nizami at Lahore.

(8) Syed Fazle Mubeen Shah Sherazi. He is the student of matriculation and also
learning the Holy Quran by heart.

May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace and grant a long, healthy and
prosperous life to all his descendants. Amin!

18. Syed Abdul Hassan Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He
was martyred during war between our opponents and our people in March 1987.
He was the youngest son of Syed Mubarak Wali Shah, grandson of Syed Amir
Asif Shah and brother of Syed Muhammad Hassan Shah and Syed Hanifullah
Shah. He had two daughters and four sons named Syed Muhammad Anwar
Shah, Gulbar Syed, Syed Mohib Shah and Syed Yousuf Shah. May Allah keep
his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

19. Syed Ahmad Rasool Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He
was the only son of Saidan Rasool Shah, son of Ali Syed Shah, son of Abdul
Ghaffar Shah, son of Syed Pir Imam Shah, son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah, son of
Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah. The name of his mother was Bibi Ranai,
daughter of Syed Khairullah Shah. He married two times. He had two daughters
and seven sons named Usman Syed, Syed Nawab Shah, Nawab Syed, Syed
Usmani Zar, Jamal Syed (martyred by our opponents), Syed Azhar Shah (went
missing in Lahore) and Syed Khitab Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His
eternal peace. Amin!
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20. Syed Noorul Haque Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person.
He was the youngest son of Syed Mir Ahmad Shah and grandson of Syed
Qudrat Ali Shah. He contributed very much during the process of settlement of
lands of our villages, Oghaz Banda and Landai, etc. He along with Maulana
Syed Abdul Ghani Shah and Syed Ghulam Hussain Shah took the initiative and
brought the settlement staff to our village. These elders took the very right
decision to get their lands settled before our opponents. He also vacated his
house for the settlement staff. He died in May 1993 and was buried at his
ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He left six children: (1) Dr.Ziaullah Shah,
who has two sons, Hisham Sherazi and Issam Sherazi (2) Syed Inamullah Shah,
who has three children, Hammad Sherazi, Hina Sherazi and Fatima Sherazi (3)
Syed Nazif Shah, who has three children, Safia Sherazi, Naeema Sherazi and
Errum Sherazi (4) Syed Muhammad Nazif Shah, who has seven children, Syed
Fahad Sherazi, Syed Yasir Sherazi, Syed Faisal Sherazi, Syed Basharart
Sherazi, Syed Mubarak Sherazi, Syed Haisam Sherazi and Shabnam Sherazi (5)
Bibi Sro Zarai and (6) Bibi Sherin Zarai. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

21. Syed Wali Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was the elder
brother of Syed Masoom Shah, Mahmood Shah, Habib Shah, Mahmood Syed
and Pir Mahmood. He had one daughter and two sons named Syed Dilbar Shah,
Mir Mahmood and Muhammad Baqir. May Allah keep his soul in his eternal
peace. Amin!

22. Syed Samandar Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was the
son of Syed Qasim Shah, grandson of Syed Abdullah Shah and elder brother of
Faqir Syed, Syed Muqabil Shah and Syed Sardar Shah. He married two times.
He had two daughters and one son named Syed Sultan Shah, who was martyred
by his enemy in Jujmai Bazar, Battagram. May Allah keep his soul in His
eternal peace. Amin!

23. Syed Noor Ahmad Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was
the only son of Syed Sakhawat Shah. He had only one sister named Bibi
Pazaroon. He married three times but had no male or female child. He spent
most of time in Lahore. He died in 1973 and was buried at his ancestral
graveyard in Oghaz Banda. May al-Mighty Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

24. Maulana Abdul Quddoos Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person.
He was the elder son of Haji Syed Abdul Qayoum Shah, grandson of Syed Noor
Wali Shah and brother of Syed Hassan Shah, Hazrat Hussain Shah, Syed Sultan
Hussain Shah, Syed Nazar Hussain Shah and Hazrat Omar Shah. He died in
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2003 and was buried in Oghaz Banda. He had three daughters and six sons -
Syed Iqbal Shah, Syed Sultan Shah, Syed Imran Shah, Syed Mir Wali Shah,
Syed Lazim Shah and Bakht Ali Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

25. Maulana Syed Deedar Hussain Shah. He was a nice, brave and educated
person. He was also known ‘Mulla Kaaji’. He was the son of Syed Abbas Wali
Shah, grandson of Syed Izzatullah Shah and younger brother of Syed Mardan
Shah, Syed Hussain Shah, Syed Shaheen Shah and Syed Bahawar Shah. He
died in July 2003 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He
had one son and one daughter, Syed Imtiaz Shah and Bibi Janata. He always
called himself to be the king of the country. He used to say, “Is mulk main mera
paisa chalta hay”. There are many interesting incidents of his life. Once he was
made king by his colleagues (Islamic students) in Guli Bagh, Pakhal (Hazara),
where they used to get Islamic education. All cabinet portfolios were allotted to
different Islamic students. Some were happy while some were un-happy over
their portfolios. They started quarrelling and beat each other. The people of the
village were astonished to know that their village has been occupied by the
Islamic students and one has been made the king and the others have been made
different ministers and they were also quarrelling with each other over different
cabinet portfolios. They decided to expel all Islamic students from their village
by force. Once a challenge of “munazira” (expostulation) on some religious
problem was given by a well-known Indian Mulla to the Muslim students of
present N.W.F.P., etc. No one had the courage to accept the challenge. All the
people were anxious and afraid to accept it. At last, a student, who was Syed
Deedar Hussain Shah, accepted the challenge of munazira. All the people were
happy and delighted. He was saluted by all the Islamic students. Full swing
preparations were made from both sides. Mulla Kaaji was decorated with
beautiful clothes and a turban on his head and was mounted on a horse. Baajays
and doals (drums) were beaten, different local songs of Pashto were sung and
people danced. He was taken to the appointed place of Munazira. A large
number of people were gathered from both sides. Syed Deedar Hussain Shah
shouted and said, “Where is he who has given the challenge of Munazira”?
Full-throated slogans were chanted in favour of their Mullah Syed Deedar
Hussain Shah. However, the munazira was cancelled due to fear of war. All the
people of his side were happy and thanked Maulana Syed Deedar Hussain Shah
for saving the honour of Pathans. I pray to God Al-Mighty to keep his soul in
His eternal peace. Amin!

26. Haji Amir Syed. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He had a vast
knowledge of the history of his forefathers. He was the elder son of Syed Pir
Wali Shah, grandson of Syed Ali Haider Shah and brother of Muhammad Syed
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and Ahmad Syed. His mother was Syed Mashadi, who was the paternal aunt of
Syed Anwar Shah and Syed Gulab Shah of Kanshai, Battagram. He married
three times. He had seven daughters and nine sons by three wives. They were:
Syed Nabi Shah, Noor Ali Syed, Syed Ajab Shah, Sarwar Syed, Jumar Syed,
Syed Ibrahim Shah, Syed Hazir Shah, Farhad Shah, Showaib Shah and Syed
Sawab Shah. He died in 1996 and was buried in Bara, Oghaz Banda. May Allah
keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

27. Syed Astaan Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person. He was
the youngest son of Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah and Bibi Ram Jana. He
had a respectful personality. His father died when he was three years old. He
died of cholera in Civil Hospital, Abbottabad in October 1964 at the age of
twenty-seven years and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda.
He was the real brother of Bibi Amina. He had one daughter and one son, Bibi
Afsar Nisa and Syed Waqif Shah, who has two sons and four daughters from
two wives, Syed Noor Badshah, Syed Jawad Ali Shah, Bibi Saima, Bibi Sobia,
Bibi Bakhtawara and Bibi Sameera. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

28. Syed Asar Shah. He was a nice, kindhearted and very hardworking person. He
was the son of Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah and Bibi Hafizoon, daughter
of Syed Muhammad Sadiq Shah. He died in September 1976 and was buried at
his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had three sons, Syed Wahid Shah,
Syed Mahir Shah and Syed Zahir Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

29. Syed Mamoor Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was the
elder son of Syed Farooq Shah and brother of Syed Mahboob Shah and Syed
Haroon Shah, who died in Thailand. He died in 1992 and was buried at his
ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had three daughters and one son, Bibi
Saiba, Asman Pari, Bibi Rangaiza and Syed Jalal Shah. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

30. Syed Ghulam Haider Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He
took part an active part in liberation war against our opponents. He was the only
son of Syed Salook Shah and grandson of Syed Hazrat Wali Shah. He was born
in 1923, died in 2003 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz
Banda. He had five daughters and two sons, Syed Dilawar Shah and Syed
Gohar Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

31. Haji Syed Gulab Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person. He
was the only son of Syed Hazrat Ali Shah, who spent more than half a century
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in Thailand and died there. He married two times. He had eight daughters and
five sons, Syed Bad Shah, Amani Mulk Shah, Shah Jahan Sherazi and
Hidayatullah Shah. He was born in 1925 and died at the age of 75 years on 25th
May 2000 and was buried at his ancestral in Oghaz Banda. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

32. Syed Abdus Sattar Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was
the elder son of Syed Ghazi Shah, grandson of Syed Muhammad Shah and
brother of Anwar Syed, Omar Syed and Bibi Tajo. (Omar Syed has shifted to
Oghi, Agrore and settled there. He has sold out all his landed property to his
first cousin, Abdul Syed). He married three times. He had one daughter and two
sons, Syed Abdul Ghaffar Shah and Syed Imlaq Shah. May Allah keep his soul
in His eternal peace. Amin!

33. Abdul Syed. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person. He
participated in every jarga of our village. He was the son of Syed Qimat Wali
Shah, grandson of Syed Muhammad Shah and brother of Syed Saidan Wali
Shah, Abdul Malik Shah, Bibi Badara and Bibi Shahi. He married two times.
He had four daughters and two sons, Gulshan Syed and Gul Zahir Syed. He
died in January 1996 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda.
May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

34. Haji Syed Asghar Shah. He was a pious, kindhearted and hardworking person.
He was the elder son of Syed Saadat Shah, grandson of Syed Zaman Shah and
brother of Syed Afzal Shah. His mother’s name was Bibi Dur Alam Jana, who
was the daughter of Syed Khan Gul Shah. He died on 19th January 1986 in
Sharja, United Arab Emirates. His body was brought to his ancestral village,
Oghaz Banda and buried there. He married three times. He had three daughters
and four sons named Syed Farhad Shah, Syed Ibrar Shah, Syed Mudassir Shah
and Syed Muhammad Rafique Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

35. Syed Riqab Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was the
only son of Syed Madad Shah and grandson of Syed Dad Shah. He died in 1987
and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. He had five
daughters and three sons named Syed Mubarak Shah, Syed Salamat Shah and
Syed Ijaz Shah. May Allah keep his soul in his eternal peace. Amin!

36. Syed Ahmad Shah. He was a nice and hardworking person. He was the only
son of Syed Ali Asghar Shah and grandson of Syed Niamat Wali Shah. He died
in 2002 and was buried in Bara, Oghaz Banda. He had two daughters and four
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sons, Syed Zarin Shah, Muhammad Zarin Shah, Sarwar Syed and Saddar Khan.
May Allah keep his soul in his eternal peace. Amin!

37. Syed Ibrahim Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was the
elder son of Syed Mukhtar Shah, grandson of Syed Sakhawat Shah and brother
of Syed Nasir Shah (died in Thailand), Bibi Wara and Shamsur Rahman Shah.
He had four daughters and two sons named Bibi Akhtarai, Bibi --- , Bibi
Tasleem, Bibi Kulsoom, Afsar Syed and Syed Muslim Shah. He died on 14th
January 1992 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. May
Allah keep his soul in his eternal peace. Amin.

38. Syed Samandar Shah. He was a nice, social and generous person. He remained
councillor of his village for two times. He was the son of Syed Ghulam Hassan
Shah, grandson of Syed Painda Gul Shah and brother of Syed Sikander Shah
and Syed Mahroom Shah. He married three times. He died in 1998 in Landai
and was buried there. He had five sons named Syed Zarin Shah, Bazir Syed,
Bahadar Shah, Zakir Shah and Qajeri.

39. Syed Zahid Shah. He was a nice, generous and very hardworking person. He
went to Thailand in his young-age and settled there permanently. He also
married a Thai-born Pakistani girl, Bibi Hawwa in Thailand. He worked hard
and purchased a lot of land in Pitsanolok, Thailand. He was also one of the
richest Pakistanis in Thailand. He was the son of Syed Mir Ahmad Shah, son of
Syed Qudrat Ali Shah, son of Syed Nadir Shah, son of Syed Nasir Shah, son of
Syed Nazar Shah, son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah, son of Syed Muhammad Ahmad
Shah. He was the brother of Syed Muqarab Shah, Syed Hashim Shah, Syed
Noor Muhammad Shah,
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Syed Abdul Haq Shah and Syed Noorul Haq Shah. The name of his mother was
Rooh Rikhna, who was the daughter of Syed Ali Haider Shah. He died in
Pitsanolok, Thailand and was buried there. He left two sons and nine daughters
named Syed Hayat Shah (who has two sons, Dilawar Shah and Salamat Shah),
Syed Murad Shah (who has one son, Mir Ahmad Shah), Bibi Ayesha, Bibi Haajra,
Bibi Zarina, Bibi Haroon, Bibi Ushra, Bibi Zahra, Bibi Husna, --, and ---. His
both sons are highly educated, cooperative, very hardworking and well known
among the Pakistani community in Thailand. May al-Mighty Allah keep his soul in
His eternal peace. Amin!

40. Haji Syed Abdul Qayoum Shah. He was a pious, generous and very
hardworking person. He had a very graceful personality. Modesty was the
salient feature of his character. He was a poet of Pushto language. He was also
the first man of our village, who performed Haj. He was the elder son of Syed
Noor Wali Shah and grandson of Syed Ali Haider Shah. He visited several
countries in his life. He had three wives; the first one was Syed Mashadi, the
second one was Syed Jalali and the third one was Bengali. He had three
daughters and five sons named Bibi Taja, Bibi Shireena, Bibi Zar Bana, Syed
Abdul Quddoos Shah, Syed Hassan Shah, Hazrat Hussain Shah, Hazrat Omar
Shah, Syed Sultan Hussain Shah and Syed Nazar Hussain Shah. He died in
Chakwal in 1952 and was buried in Pir Sahib graveyard there. May Allah keep
his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

41. Maulana Syed Muhammad Shah. He was a pious, kind-hearted and great
scholar of Islam. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty
was the salient feature of his character. He was born in 1910 in Landai and died
in 1960 in Nowshera, Battagram. He was the son of Syed Ahmad Wali Shah,
grandson of Syed Ali Haider Shah and elder brother of Syed Noor Nabi Shah.
He had two sons named Maulana Abdur Razaq Shah and Maulana Muhammad
Razaq Shah, father of Maulana Syed Faiz Muhammad Shah and Maulana Syed
Attaur Rahman Shah. He got his early education from his father, Maulana Syed
Ahmad Wali Shah at Landai. He got education of “Fiqa” and “Surf-o-Nahwa”
at different places in Kohistan and Waziristan. He went to Dheli and got
admission in Jamia Aminia, a renowned Islamic Madrassa of India. He studied
all other Islamic ulooms from Maulana Kifayatullah, Mufti Azam, Hind in
Jamia Aminia. He was awarded “Completion Certificate” and “Dastar-e-
Fazeelat” from Maulana Atta Haqqani in 1936. He also taught different
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Islamic ulooms in Jamia Aminia for eleven years. He came back to his village Landai in
1947 and remained Pesh Imam in Nowshera, Battagram till his death. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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RESPECTED ELDERS OF MY VILLAGE, WHO ARE ALIVE

1. Syed Suleman Shah Sherazi. He is a pious, intelligent, cooperative, social and
very hardworking person. He was born on 13th March 1942. He takes part in every
jarga of our people. He remained member of Union Council, Peshora, Battagram
for two times. During his local councillorship, several development schemes were
undertaken. Among them, water supply scheme from Chinar Spring to both sharrs,
water supply scheme from Pine forest jungle i.e. Sar china and Jabrai to Kaar and
Poray Cham, water supply scheme from Jangrai Hill to Bara and Oona ( ) and
water supply scheme for the whole village of Landai. Similarly, construction of a
small dam near Chinar tree and construction of bridge over Nandhar stream was
approved by the then District Council, Mansehra which was destroyed and the
construction work was not allowed by our opponents. Our village, Oghaz Banda
was got separated from Shingli Payeen and Landai from Kot Galla and two
independent seats of union council were made. He also fully devoted his services
when our people were in crisis. His hotel named “Khyber” was used to be a base
of his tribe and all decisions were made there. Our opponents attacked this hotel
and heavy damage was inflicted on it. He is the younger son of Syed Habibullah
Shah and brother of Syed Jalal Shah. The name of his mother was Bibi Amina,
who was the daughter of Syed Ibadat Shah of Chinar Kot. He has eight daughters
and two sons, Syed Kamal Shah and Syed Anwarullah Shah. May Allah grant him
a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

2. Syed Jalal Shah Sherazi. He is a pious, genius, cooperative, social and very
hardworking person. He was born on 13th March 1942 in Oghaz Banda. He is M.A.
(Islamiyat), B. Ed. from the University of Peshawar. He remained General
Secretary and President of Students Union in Government College, Abbottabad.
He served as Head Master of High School, Kaghan, Mansehra and Professor of
Islamiyat in Govt. College, Abbottabad and Bakot. He also served as Director of
Motivation in Pakistan Air Force. He retired as Group Captain on 1st March 2003.
He has made invaluable contributions for his people. The important one is the
getting of approval of Japan Bridge over Nandhaar Stream near our village. He is
the son of Syed Habibillah Shah and Bibi Amina, who was the daughter of Syed
Ibadat Shah, son of Syed Mubarak Shah of Chinar Kot. He has five daughters and
two sons, Bibi Gul-e-Rana, Fatima Jalal, Dr. Safia Jalal, Dr. Zainab Jalal, Eng.
Rabia Jalal, Captain Syed Asif Shah Sherazi and Syed Tauseef Shah Sherazi. All
his children are very intelligent and highly educated. May Allah grant him a long,
healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

3. Haji Syed Usman Shah. He is a pious, virtuous and kind-hearted person. He is the
son of Syed Mukhtarullah Shah and brother of Syed Sabre Jamil, Syed Hussain
Shah, Syed Hassan Shah and Hazrat Hassan Shah. He has six daughters and had
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one son, Bibi Farooqa, Bibi Saqiba, Bibi Bilqees, Bibi Fatarani, Bibi Zahida, Bibi
Maryam and Muhammad Yaqoob Shah, who died in the age of seven years. He
has devoted his whole life to the propagation of Islam. May Allah grant him a
long and healthy life. Amin!

4. Dr. Ziaullah Shah Sherazi. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He
is Ph.D. in Sharia & Law from Sharia & Law faculty, Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
He is Associate Professor in Islamiyat Department, University of Peshawar. He
spent more than ten years in Egypt and got Islamic education. He is the elder son
of Syed Noorul Haque Shah and brother of Syed Inamullah Shah, Syed Nazif Shah
and Muhammad Nazif Shah. He has two wives, one is Pakistani and the other is
Afghani. He has two sons, Issam Sherazi and Hisham Sherazi. May Allah grant
him a long and healthy life. Amin!

5. Mr. Masood Anwar Sherazi. He is an intelligent, cooperative and very social
person. He was born on 1st January 1962 in Oghaz Banda, Battagram. He has a
master degree in Economics from Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan. He is
serving in Pakistan Customs, Islamabad. He is the elder son of Maulana Syed
Muhammad Anwar Shah and brother of Riaz Anwar, Manzoor Assad and Arshad
Mahmood. He has three daughters and two sons, Neelofar, Neelum, Maria, Saeed
Anwar and Sajjad Anwar. We pray to Allah to grant him a long, healthy and
prosperous life. Amin!

6. Syed Asif Shah Sherazi. He is a nice and very social person. He is B.Sc. from the
University of Peshawar and B.Sc. (Military) from National University of Science
and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi. He is serving as Captain in Pakistan Army.
He is the elder son of Syed Jalal Shah. We pray to Allah to grant him a long,
healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

7. Maulana Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah. He is a nice, social and very
hardworking person. He was born in 1937 in Landai, Battagram. He is M.A. in
Islamic Education from Iraq. He is serving as religious teacher in Department of
Auqaf, Government of Kuwait. He is very kindhearted, co-operative, intelligent
and a social person. He is the elder son of Maulana Syed Abdul Ghani Shah and
grandson of Syed Noor Wali Shah. He has seven daughters and three sons named
Shah Khalid, Shah Afzal and Shah Tariq. We pray to Allah to grant him a long,
healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

8. Dr. Safia Jalal Sherazi. She is a genius, dutiful and very hardworking person. She
was born on 25th April 1973 in Oghaz Banda. She has M.B.B.S. degree from
Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. She is F.C.P.S and M.R.C.P from UK. She is
also the first classified Lady Medical Specialist of district Battagram. Presently,
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she is serving as Assistant Professor in Gandhara Medical University, Peshawar.
We pray to al-Mighty Allah to grant her a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

9. Dr. Farida Sherazi. She is an intelligent and very hardworking person. She was
born on 22nd June 1984 in her ancestral village, Oghaz Banda. She obtained very
good marks in her matriculation and F.Sc. examinations conducted by Peshawar
Board. Currently, she is the student of 3rd year of M.B.B.S. in Ayub Medical
College, Abbottabad. I wish her the best of luck and best wishes for her bright
future. Amin!

10. Maulana Manzoor Assad. He is a nice, intelligent and very hardworking person.
He is the son of Maulana Muhammad Anwar Shah and grandson of Syed Ghulam
Rasool. He has a master degree in Islamiyat from the University of Peshawar. He
has also Dars-e-Nizami Certificate from Wifaaqul Madaris, Multan. He is serving
as Arabic Teacher in Government High School, Peshora. May Allah grant him a
long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

11. Syed Sultani Mahmood Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person.
He is the elder son of Syed Ghulam Dawood Shah, who was martyred in Jhangrai
Hill. He is the elder brother of Syed Shamroze Shah. He married two times. He has
four sons and two daughters named Syed Ghulam Subhani, Syed Rafiullah Shah,
Ghulam Zarin, Minhajullah Shah, Bibi Zubaida and Bibi Maimona.
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12. Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Shah. He is a nice, genius and very hardworking
person. He has master degrees in Arabic, Islamiyat and Pashto from the University
of Peshawar. He is also B.Ed., L.L.B. from the University of Punjab, Lahore and
Faazil-e-Dars-e-Nizami and Moulvi Faazil from Wifaaqul Madaris, Multan. He is
also a Hakeem from Tibya College, Rawalpindi. He has a vast knowledge of
Islamic education. He is serving as Arabic teacher in some government school in
Rawalpindi. He has two sons and two daughters named Syed Adil Yousuf Shah,
Syed Hamza Yousuf Shah, Salma Yousuf Shah and Jawairia Yousuf Shah. May
Allah grant a healthy and prosperous life to all of them. Amin!

13. Hazrat Akbar Shah. He is a nice and very hardworking person. He is the only
son of Hazrat Syed. He has four daughters and two sons named Ghulam Akbar
Shah and Sultan Akbar Shah. Abdul Akbar son of Ahmad Shah is his first cousin,
who has six daughters and two sons named Syed Sohab Shah and Syed Mehtab
Shah.

14. Syed Azam Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He is the only
son of Syed Moatam Shah and grandson of Syed Jabbar Shah. He has four sisters,
five daughters and three sons named Syed Ghulam Ali Shah, Syed Nasir Shah and
Syed Niaz Ali Shah, who died in childhood.

15. Syed Habibur Rahman Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person.
He is the elder son of Syed Mardan Shah and grandson of Syed Abbas Wali Shah.
He participates in every jirga of our village. He also contested election of
councillorship of Union Council, Shingli Bala in 1965 but failed by few votes. He
married three times. He has four daughters and six sons named Maulana Syed
Ibrahim Shah, Syed Ma’aloom Shah, Syed Faizur Rahman Shah, Qari Syed Fazle
Wahab Shah, Maulana Syed Fazle Razaq Shah, and Maulana Sayyidul Abrar.

16. Syed Miangul Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He was the
General Councilor of Union Council, Peshora, Battagram from 2000-2005. He is
the son of Syed Habib Shah, grandson of Syed Azmat Shah and brother of (1)
Syed Muham Shah (2) Haroon Syed, who died in young age and left three
daughters only (3) Rahmat Syed, who went to Iran from Quetta but could not come
back to Pakistan (4) Zarin Syed and (5) Syed Zarin. He has two wives, four
daughters and seven sons. The names of his sons are: Malik Syed, Akram Syed,
Latif Syed, Muhammad Shah, Ayaz Muhammad Shah, Syed Ikram Shah and Syed
Irfan Shah.

17. Haji Syed Yousuf Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person. He
had a graceful personality. He participated in every jirga of our village. He had two
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daughters and eight sons, Syed Mumtaz Shah, Syed Gul Naz Shah, Muhammad
Niaz Shah, Khatim Syed, Shahi Room Shah, Sultani Room, Abdur Rauf Shah and
Gul Faraz Syed. He died on 23rd November 2003 and was buried at his ancestral
village, Bara, Oghz Banda. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

18. Haji Syed Hazratur Rahman Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking
person. He is the only son of Syed Pir Ali Shah. He is the ‘Numberdar’ of his
village and participates in every jarga of the village. He has four daughters and
seven sons, Syed Muzaffar Shah, Syed Inayatullah Shah, Syed Sher Ali Shah,
Syed Islam Shah, Muhammad Amin Shah, Gul Bad Shah and Syed Roohan Shah.

19. Syed Nawab Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He
participates in every jarga of our village. He is the son of Syed Rahim Shah,
grandson of Syed Azmat Shah and elder brother of Syed Ahmad Shah and Syed
Luqman Shah. He has five daughters and one son, Aman Syed. He is an aged man
of more than eighty years.

20. Maulana Syed Sirajul Haque Shah. He is a pious and Aalam-e-Deen. He has
two daughters and three sons named Syed Ihtiramul Haque Shah, Syed Muqtadir
Shah and Khan. He is the brother of Syed Faqir Shah, Maulana Syed Imam Hassan
Shah and Syed Shamsul Hassan Shah.

21. Haji Syed Faiz Ali Shah. He was a pious, virtuous and very hardworking person.
He was the brother of Syed Noor Rahman Shah, Maulana Syed Ja’far Shah, Syed
Furqan Shah and Syed Gulzar Shah. He had two daughters and three sons named
Qari Syed Shamsur Rahman Shah, Syed Qamar Ali Shah and Syed Sahib Shah. He
spent most of his time in mosque in the worship of Allah. He died on April 14,
2005 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda. May Allah keep
his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

22. Syed Abdul Wahid Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person.
He was younger son of Syed Mahmood Shah and brother of Syed Fazle Wahid
Shah. He had two daughters and three sons named Syed Zahib Shah (Shahzada),
Syed Noor Wahab Shah and Syed Ihsanullah Shah. He was born in 1925 and died
on 10th November 2005 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Oghaz Banda.
May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

23. Maulana Syed Zahoor Shah. He is a pious, intelligent and very hardworking
person. He has a master degree in Islamiyat from University of Baluchistan,
Quetta. He is also Dars-e-Nizami from Wifaaqul Madaris, Multan. He is doing
Ph.D. in Islamic studies from University of Peshawar. He is serving as Naib
Subedar/ Khateeb in Pakistan Army. He has four sisters and five brothers, Syed
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Muneeb Shah, Syed Naeem Shah, Syed Haneef Shah, Syed Alam Shah and Syed
Tauseef Shah. He has one daughter and one son named Aasia Maryam and Syed
Obaidullah Abu Zar.

24. Maulana Syed Muhammad Akram Shah Sherazi. He is a pious, social and very
hardworking person. He is the son of Syed Azizur Rahman Shah, son of Syed
Rahman Shah, son of Syed Deedar Shah, son of Syed Ghaffar Shah, son of Syed
Ahmad Shah, son of Syed Safdar Shah, son of Syed Muhammad Issa Shah, son of
Syed Pir Saadat Shah. He is Dars-e-Nizami from Jamia Farooqia, Karachi. He is
currently serving as Khateeb in K.E.S.C. Colony Mosque in Karchi. He is also the
General Secretary of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, District Malir, Karachi. He contested
Sindh provincial assembly election on the ticket of Muttahidda Majlis-e-Amal
(MMA) in October 2002 but unfortunately failed with narrow margin. We pray to
Allah to grant him success and prosperity in his life. Amin!

25. Syed Ghulam Qadir Shah. He is a nice and very hardworking person. He is the
elder son of Syed Bahawar Shah and brother of Syed Ismail Shah. He has five
daughters and three sons named Syed Ziaur Rahman Shah (died due to cancer),
Jamilur Rahman Shah and Ziaullah Shah.

26. Syed Pir Ahmad Shah. He is a pious, virtuous and very hardworking person. He
was born in 1920. He is the elder son of Syed Hanifullah Shah and brother of Syed
Shahzad Wali Shah (late). He has three daughters and three sons, Bibi Qimat Baha,
Bibi Tasleem, Bibi Jamila, Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah Sherazi, Syed Zahoor
Hussain Shah and Syed Bashir Hussain Shah. May Allah grant him a long and
healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

27. Syed Imam Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He is the
elder son of Syed Ghazi Shah and grandson of Syed Pir Ghazi Shah. He has five
daughters and four sons named Tajoon Syed, Younus Syed, Syed Wasif Shah
(Lalagay) and Syed Muhabbat Shah. We pray to Allah to grant him a long, healthy
and prosperous life. Amin!

28. Syed Yaqoob Shah. He is a pious, social and very nice person. He is the son of
Syed Sakhi Shah, grandson of Syed Walayat Shah and elder brother of Bibi
Sakina, Syed Mahboob Shah and Ghulam Sahib Shah, who died in childhood. He
has two daughters and six sons named Muhammad Idrees, Muhammad Ilyas,
Muhammad Zakaria, Muhammad Issa, Muhammad Shahid and Muhammad Ali.
May Allah grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

29. Syed Shamsul Hassan Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person.
He is the youngest son of Syed Noor Hazrat Shah, grandson of Syed Ali Akbar
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Shah and brother of Syed Faqir Shah, Maulana Syed Imam Hassan Shah and
Maulana Syed Sirajul Haque Shah. He has five sons and three daughters - Syed
Attaullah Shah, Syed Amanullah Shah, Syed Abdul Qadeem Shah, Syed Inamullah
Shah, Syed Mubassir Shah, Bibi Zeba, Bibi Hussan Aara and Bibi Bakhtiara. May
Allah grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

30. Syed Liaq Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He is the only
son of Syed Munawwar Shah and grandson of Syed Noor Hamad Shah.He has one
sister, Bibi naseeb Jana. He has also four daughters and four sons named Syed
Liaquat Ali Shah, Syed Naik Amal Shah, Maulana Syed Latif Shah and Syed Farid
Shah.

31. Syed Abdur Rahim Shah. He was a nice, generous and very hardworking
person. He was the son of Syed Noor Wali Shah and grandson of Syed Ali Haider
Shah. He married three times. He has four daughters and five sons named Syed
Faqir Shah, Sultani Room Shah, Syed Naeemullah Shah, Maulana Faizur Rahman
Shah, and Syed Gul Nazar Shah. He was born in 1900, died on Tuesday, 6th
December 2005 and was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Landai, Battagram.
May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

32. Syed Qasim Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person. He is the
younger son of Syed Ghulam Rasool Shah. He participates in every jarga of our
village. He has six daughters and six sons named Maulana Syed Shamsher Shah
(died in launch accident while going to U.A.E), Syed Firdous Shah, Syed Iqbal
Shah, Syed Afzal Shah, Syed Bahadar Shah and Maulana Syed Dilawar Shah.

33. Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah. He is a nice, social and very hardworking person.
He is also very amiable and good-tempered person. He is the elder son of Syed Pir
Ahmad Shah. He has two daughters and two sons named Syed Zaheen Shah and
Syed Ahmad Ali Shah. He has a bachelor degree from the University of Peshawar
and presently working in PTCL, Islamabad. May Allah grant him a long,
prosperous and healthy life. Amin!

34. Mr. Shah Jahan Sherazi. He is a nice, social, educated and very hardworking
person. He is B.A., B. Ed. from the University of Peshawar. He is one of good
journalists of Battagram. He is also very amiable and good-tempered person. He is
the second younger son of Syed Gulab Shah and grandson of Syed Hazrat Ali
Shah. He has one daughter and three sons, Sayyida Nayab Sherazi, Syed Amir
Jahan Sherazi, Syed Zainul Abideen Sherazi and Sheraz Amad Sherazi. May Allah
grant him a long, prosperous and healthy life. Amin!
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35. Syed Muqaddas Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person. He
was the only son of Syed Muqarrab Shah and grandson of Syed Mir Ahmad Shah.
He shifted to Mashkand (Matta-Maidan) and settled there. He had also purchased a
lot of landed property in Mashkand. He married two times. He had four daughters
and six sons named Syed Noor Habib Shah, Syed Muhammad Shah, Syed Akhtar
Munir Shah, Syed Bakht Munir Shah, Syed Mukarram Shah and Syed Mumtaz Ali
Shah. He died in March 2006 and was buried in Mashkand, Battagram.

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THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER

1. Three things to obey: God, Parents and Teachers.
2. Three things to get: Education, Advice and Good friends.
3. Three things to love: Courage, Hard work and Duty.
4. Three things to hate: Cruelty, Arrogance and Deceit.
5. Three things to fight for: Country, Liberty and Honour.
6. Three things to think about: God, Life and the Life Hereafter.
7. Three things to follow: Unity, Faith and Discipline.
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MY RESPECTED ELDERS OF KOANSH, MANSEHRA

1. Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi. He is a pious, kindhearted, dedicated and
very hardworking person. He did his Faazil-e-Dars-e-Nizami from Jamia
Ashrafia, Lahore in 1953-1954. He has a master degree in Arabic from the
University of Punjab, Lahore and L.L.B. from the University of Karachi. He
is the son of Syed Sakhi Shah and grandson of Syed Qasim Shah of Chinar
Kot, Mansehra. His mother belonged to Akhoon Khel Pathan of Harori
Payeen, Mansehra. Therefore, all his brothers speak Pushto very fluently.
He is a competent, devoted and top class advocate of Battagram and
Mansehra. He practiced as a successful lawyer for more than thirty-five
years in Battagram. He is a strong supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami and
remained on different posts including General Secretary of District
Mansehra. He has five sons, Syed Jamil Shah Sherazi, Syed Ajmal Shah
Sherazi, Syed Tajammul Hussain Shah Sherazi, Syed Arif Shah Sherazi and
Dr. Syed Tariq Shah Sherazi. All his children are highly educated and very
hardworking. He has written many books including “Sarhad Main Mughal-
e-Azam Kaa Islami Mission”. This book is very comprehensive and tells us
as to how the people of Sarhad embraced Islam. We’re also very grateful to
him for his book as it contains a lot of information about our forefathers. He
has extended great services for the people of Oghaz Banda and Landai. We
can never forget his services rendered for us when our people were in
severe crisis during liberation war against our opponents. We pray to God
to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

2. Maulana Syed Faiz Ali Shah. He was a pious, genius and great scholar of
Islam. He had a graceful personality. He graduated from Darul Uloom
Dewband, India. He also took first position in his final examination in Darul
Uloom, Dewband. He was appointed as senior Mudarris in Darul Uloom,
Dewband after completion of his education. He taught logic, philosophy
and Arabic literature in Darul Uloom, Dewband. He came to Pakistan in
1957. He also taught in Taleemul Qur’an, Rawalpindi, Jamia Ashrafia,
Lahore and Multan and some other madaris in Pakistan. He went to England
and settled there. I had the honour to meet him in Mansehra and found him
very affectionate and kindhearted person. He had three sons named Syed
Assad Shah, Syed Rashid Hussain Shah and -----. He was the elder brother
of Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi, Syed Abdulbar Shah Sherazi and Maulana
Syedul Azkia Shah. He died in 2000, Mufti Nizamuddin Shamezai led his
Namaz-e-Jananza and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Chinar Kot,
Mansehra. I pray to God, Almighty to keep his soul in His eternal peace.
Amin!
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3. Syed Daulat Shah Sherazi. He was the son of Syed Ayaz Muhammad
Shah of Singal Kot. Syed Ayaz Muhammad Shah had two wives. One wife
was from Swati tribe, who had five sons named (1) Syed Ghulam Shah (2)
Syed Mustafa Shah (3) Syed Saeed Shah (4) Syed Ahmad Shah and (5)
Syed Daulat Shah. The second wife was Bukhari Syed of Sher Garh,
Tanawal, Hazara, who had two sons named (1) Syed Daulat Shah and (2)
Syed Ahmad Shah. Syed Daulat Shah was a bold, brave and courageous
person. He had a graceful personality. He had established his rule over the
whole valley of Koansh. People accepted him as their chief and obeyed his
orders in every field of life. But his half brothers did not want him to be the
chief of the Koansh Valley. They used to make different types of hurdles in
his way. But he was very powerful and did not take care of any hurdle in his
way. Unfortunately, he was killed in young age by his half brothers. He had
no offspring’s, as he did not get married. His younger brother, Syed Ahmad
Shah along with his mother went to Sher Garh, Tanawal and remained there
till he was grown up. He was brought back to Singal Kot by the sons of his
half-brothers. He had also married a girl of Bukhari Sadaat of Sher Garh,
Tanawal, who had four sons, Syed Ali Shah, Syed Muhammad Shah, Syed
Kala Shah and Syed Mahmood Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His
eternal peace. Amin!

4. Syed Abdulbar Shah Sherazi. He is a pious, genius, kind-hearted and very
hardworking person. He has a very pleasant, tall, well-built and decent
personality. Modesty is the salient feature of his character. He is “Faazil-e-
Dars-e-Nizami” from Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore. He is also M.A. Arabic and
L.L.B. from the University of Karachi. He is one of senior most advocates
of Battagram and Mansehra. He contested National Assembly elections
twice and secured votes in thousands. When a civil case against our people
was going on in civil court, he was our Legal Advisor and pleaded our case
very devotedly and honestly. We’re all extremely grateful to him for
extending his moral, political and legal support to our people. We cannot
forget his services extended on different occasions for our people. We’re
also extremely proud of having such a competent, devoted and committed
advocate in Battagram. Presently, he is “Naib Nazim” of district Mansehra.
We pray to God Al-Mighty to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life.
Amin!

5. Syed Naubat Shah. He was a nice, social, respectable and well-known
person of Singal Kot, Mansehra. He had a graceful personality. He
remained ‘Numberdar’ of his village and member of Union Council, Battal
for two terms (1962-1965 and 1965-1969). He served as junior
commissioned officer in British Army before partition. He also visited
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several countries of Fareast and Middle East during his young-age. He was
the son of Syed Ali Shah and brother of Syed Mehr Gul Shah, Syed Furqan
Shah and Syed Turab Shah, who died in China. He had two sons named
Syed Akbar Hussain Shah and Syed Munawar Hussain Shah, who was also
a matriculate of 1949. Syed Arif Hussain Shah, son of Syed Akbar Hussain
Shah was a “Faazil Dars-e-Nizami” who went to Canada and established an
Islamic School there. Syed Akbar Hussain Shah died in Canada and was
buried there. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

6. Maulana Qazi Abdus Sadiq Shah. He was a pious, virtuous and very
hardworking person. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality.
Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He got Islamic education
from Darul Uloom, Dewband, India. He taught Islamic education in Chinar
Kot, Mansehra throughout his life. He was a specialist of Surf-o-Nahwa
(Arabic grammar). He had five daughters and two sons named Syed
Misbahullah Shah, a renowned Shiekhul Hadees of Jamia Binoori Town,
Karachi and Professor Dr. Syed Attaullah Shah Sherazi. He was the father-
in-law of Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi, Advocate and Maulana Pir Syed
Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

7. Maulana Syed Sakhi Shah. He was a pious, virtous and hardworking
person. He got Islamic education from Darul Uloom Dewband, India in
1960. He taught Surf-o-Nahwa, Logic, Philosophy and Islamic
Jurisprudence in Harori- Battal, Mansehra for a long time. He was the son
of Syed Qasim Shah and grandson of Syed Ali Mardan Shah. He was the
teacher of Syed Misbahullah Shah, a renowned Shiekhul Hadees of Jamia
Binoori Town, Karachi. He had married thrice. He had four brothers named
Syed Naubat Shah, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Syed Ghazi Shah and Syed
Suleman Shah. He had two daughters and four sons named Syed Faiz Ali
Shah, Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi, Sayidul Azkia and Syed Abdulbar Shah
Sherazi. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

8. Maulana Syed Misbahullah Shah. He was a pious, virtuous and very
hardworking person. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent personality.
Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He was a great scholar and
renowned Shiekhul Hadees of Jamia Islamia, Binoori Town, Karachi. He
taught there for a long time. He had a large number of Islamic students
through out Pakistan. He was the son of Maulana Syed Abdus- Sadiq Shah
and elder brother of Dr. Syed Attaullah Shah Sherazi. He left two sons
named Syed Obaidullah Shah and Syed Hamadullah Shah, who are
graduates from Jamia Binoori Town, Karachi. May Allah keep his soul in
his eternal peace. Amin!
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9. Syed Pir Hayat Shah Sherazi. He was a nice, generous and very
hardworking person. He was the son of Syed Sabit Shah and brother of
Syed Pir Zaman Shah, Syed Azam Shah and Syed Usman Shah. His
contributions are remarkable in the compilation of genealogy of Syed
Sherazi of Chinar Kot. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

10. Dr. Syed Abid Hussain Shah Sherazi. He is an intelligent, polite and very
hardworking person. He is the son of Syed Ayub Shah and brother of Dr.
Syed Nasim Shah Sherazi and Syed Azeem Shah, Advocate. He has MBBS
degree from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar and presently working as
Senior Medical Officer, District Civil Hospital, Mansehra. We pray to God
Almighty to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

11. Prof. Dr. Syed Attaullah Shah Sherazi. He was a nice, social and very
hardworking person. He had a decent personality. He was the younger son
of Qazi Abdus-Sadiq Shah. He passed his S.S.C. Examination with
distinction from Govt. High school, Battal, Mansehra, B.Sc (Honours) in
agriculture from the University of Peshawar, M. Sc. Honours (Agriculture)
from Agricultural University, Faisalabad and Ph.D. in Agriculture from
Australia. He was a genius person and had the qualities of a good debater,
thinker and writer. He had also a vast knowledge of Islamic education. He
served as Dean of Faculty of Agricultural Department, Allama Iqbal Open
University, Islamabad. He died on December 28, 1996 and was buried in
Chinar Kot, Mansehra. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. He
left three sons named------------ May Allah keep his soul in His eternal
peace. Amin!

12. Prof. Dr. Syed Nasim Shah Sherazi. He is a nice and very hardworking
person. He is professor of Economics in International Islamic University,
Islamabad. He is the 1st Ph.D. graduate of this university. He is the son of
Syed Ayub Shah and brother of Dr. Syed Abid Hussain Shah Sherazi and
Syed Azeem Shah, Advocate of Chapra, Chinar Kot. We pray to God
Almighty to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

13. Syed Raza Hussain Shah Sherazi. He is a nice and very hardworking
person. He is the elder son of Syed Munawwar Shah, grandson of Syed
Naubat Shah and great grandson of Syed Ali Shah of Singal Kot. He has
two sisters and eight brothers named (1) Syed Mubashir Hussain Shah (2)
Syed Yasir Hussain Shah (3) Syed Assad Hussain Shah (4) Syed Inamul
Hassan Shah (5) Syed Haris Hussain Shah (6) Syed Showaib Hussain Shah
and (7) Syed Waqas Hussain Shah. He married a Dutch girl. He has also
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one daughter and two sons named Bibi Ursalla, Syed Saad Hussain Shah
and Syed Ali Gohar Shah.

He graduated from P.A.F. College, Sargodha and got flight training from
P.A.F. Academy, Risal Pur but due to some reason, he resigned from Air Force
and joined Pakistan Navy. He also contested one seat of National Assembly
and two seats of Sindh Provincial Assembly elections on Tahrik-e-Insaaf
tickets in October 2002 but unfortunately failed with a narrow margin. We pray
to Allah to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

14. Syed Amir Shah Sherazi. He was a nice, social, respectable, devoted and
well-known person of Chinar Kot. He had a graceful personality. He was
the son of Syed Faiz Ali Shah, paternal uncle of Syed Qalandar Shah and
grandson of Shah Hussain. He played a key role in 1857 War of
Independence against British Government in India. He represented our
Sadaat Sherazi on several occasions in his life. He died in 1865 and was
buried at his ancestral graveyard in village Chinar Kot. May Allah keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

15. Syed Mahfoozul Haque Shah Sherazi. He is a nice, respectable, social,
generous and well-known person of Chinar Kot. He has a graceful
personality. He takes part in every jarga of his people. He remained
Numberdar and member of Union Council, Battal for a long time. He is the
son of Syed Qalandar Shah, son of Syed Qudrat Shah, son of Syed Faiz Ali
Shah, son of Shah Hussain, son of Syed Amanullah Shah, son of Syed
Sirajuddin Shah, son of Syed Pir Saadat Shah, son of Syed Muhammad
Ahmad Shah. He has four sons named (1) Syed Khalid Hussain Shah
(M.Sc. Geology) (2) Syed Sharif Shah (B.A., L.L.B.), Nazim, Union
Council, Ichrian, Mansehra (3) Syed Rafaquat Hussain Shah (Mechanical
Engineer) and (4) Syed Amjad Hussain Shah. We pray to God al-Mighty to
grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

16. Maulana Pir Syed Shah. He is a virtuous and devoted person. He has a
very pleasant, soft and decent personality. He was the son of Syed Yaqoob
Shah and grandson of Syed Muhammad Shah. He is “Faazil Darul Uloom,
Dewband” and has taught Islamic education in several madaris in Pakistan.
He is the son of Syed Yaqoob Shah of Singal Kot. May Allah grant him a
long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

17. Syed Iqbal Shah Sherzi. He is a nice, cooperative, devoted and very
hardworking person. He is the son of Syed Maqbool Shah, grandson of
Syed Sakhi Shah and elder brother of Syed Manzoor Shah and Syed Liaquat
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Ali Shah of Shakar Kot. He has a bachelor degree from the University of
Pehawar. He served in Pakistan Air Force for 26 years and retired as Chief
Warrant Officer in 2001. He has two daughters and five sons, Bibi
Kulsoom, Saima Iqbal, Syed Sher Ali Shah, Syed Bashir Hussain Shah,
Hafiz Nazir Hussain Shah, Syed Tanveer Hussain Shah and Syed Amir
Hussain Shah. May Allah grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life.
Amin!

18. Syed Adalat Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking person of
Singal Kot. He was the son of Syed Ahmad Ali Shah and grandson of Syed
Qahar Shah. He was the younger brother of Syed Mubarak Shah (retired
police inspector) and Syed Itwar Shah. He served for more than 25 years in
K.E.S.C., Karachi and retired as Sub-Engineer in 1995. He was also the
president of Employees Union of KESC. He died in 1998 and was buried in
Karachi. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

19. Syed Sharif Hussain Shah Sherazi. He is a nice, respectable, social and
well-known person of Chinar Kot. He is the son of Syed Mahfoozul Haque
Shah and grandson of Syed Qalandar Shah. He is B.A., L.L.B. from
University of Peshawar. He remained the “Nazim” of Union Council,
Ichrian, Mansehra from 2000-2005. We’re proud of him being the first
“Nazim” of our people living in Koansh Valley. We pray to Allah to grant
him more successes and achievements in his life. Amin!

20. Syed Hussain Shah Sherazi. He is a nice, social and very hardworking
person of Singal Kot. He is the son of Syed Haibat Shah and grandson of
Syed Mahmood Shah and elder brother of Syed Fasihuddin Shah, Syed
Matloob Shah and Syed Anwar Hussain Shah. He is an active worker of
Pakistan Peoples Party of Koansh Valley. He remained on different posts
including General Secretary of Peoples Party, Koansh. He is also the
proprietor of Sherazi Construction Company. He has four sons and four
daughters, Syed Asghar Ali Shah, Syed Safdar Ali Shah, Syed Ayaz Ali
Shah, Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Najmun Nisa, Bibi Tayyiba, Bibi Amina and
Bibi Shahida. He has also extended his full services in the writing of this
book. We pray to God al-Mighty to grant him a long, healthy and
prosperous life. Amin!

21. Syed Zubair Hussain Shah Sherazi. He is a nice and very hardworking
person of Singal Kot. He is the son of Syed Ghulam Haider Shah. He is
M.A. Islamiyat from the University of Peshawar and Faazil-e-Dars-e-
Nizami from Madrassa Muhammadia Qilla Deedar Singh, Gujranwala. He
is working as Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Government Post Graduate
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College, Mansehra. May God al-Mighty grant him a long, healthy and
prosperous life. Amin!

22. Pir Syed Usman Shah. He is a pious and well-known Pir Sahib of Chinar
Kot. He has a graceful personality. He has also a Darbar known as “Darbar-
e-Ghausia” in Future Colony, Landhi, Karachi. He is the son of Syed Sabit
Shah and grandson of Syed Mubarak Shah. He is also the first cousin of my
grandmother named Bibi Amina. He has three brothers, Syed Pir Zaman
Shah, Syed Azeem Shah and Syed Pir Hayat Shah. He has four sons, Syed
Afzal Shah, Syed Ahmad Shah, Syed Yousuf Shah and Syed Azam Shah.
May God Almighty grant him a long and healthy life. Amin!

23. Syed Rahim Shah. He is a social and well-known person of Chinar Kot. He
has a graceful personality. He is the son of Syed Hussain Shah and
grandson of Syed Mubarak Shah. He has two sons named Syed Saleem
Shah and Syed Nasim Shah. He is also the brother of Syed Mahabat Shah,
father of Syed Hanif Shah, Syed Rawayat Shah, Syed Torab Shah and Syed
Musannif Shah. May Allah grant him a long and healthy life. Amin!

24. Syed Pir Zaman Shah. He was a social, respectable and well-known
person of Chinar Kot. He had a graceful personality. He was the son of
Syed Sabit Shah and grandson of Syed Mubarak Shah. He had five sons
named Syed Abdur Rahman Shah, Syed Zahoor Shah, Syed Farooq Shah,
Syed Raza Shah and Syed Ghufran Shah. He was also the brother of Syed
Pir Usman Shah, Syed Azeem Shah and Syed Pir Hayat Shah. He died in
April 1978 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Chinar Kot. May
Allah keep his soul in his eternal peace. Amin.

25. Syed Akhbarullah Shah. He was a social, respectable and well-known
person of Chinar Kot. He contested elections of district council membership
several times. He left six sons named Syed Pir Muhammad Shah, Syed
Yousuf Shah, Syed Abbas Ali Shah, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Syed Hayat Ali
Shah and Shahzad. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!
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MY ELDERS WHO HAVE SETTLED AT KANSHAI

1. Mian Syed. He was a pious and very hardworking person. He was also a
renowned Tabeeb of his time. He had a respectful personality. He was
the son of Syed Mustaghas Shah and grandson of Syed Barkatullah
Shah. His grandfather, Syed Barkatullah Shah shifted from Oghaz Banda
and settled in his own lands in Kanshai. These lands had been given to
Syed Pir Saadat Shah at the time of division of occupied lands in
Battagram and Mansehra. However, Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan of
Thakot has occupied major portion of their lands. Syed Mustaghas Shah
Baba had got married nine times. Bibi Haajra, mother of Maulana Syed
Sahib Shah and Bibi Amna was his sister. Mian Syed died in 1977 and
was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Kanshai. He left two daughters
and three sons, Bibi Sakina, Bibi Shireen Zadgai, Syed Muqaddas Shah,
Lal Syed and Syed Naseeb Shah. He had two sisters and one brother
named Bibi Mumta, mother of Syed Azam Shah and Jum Syed, who
died in Karachi and was buried there. May Allah keep His soul in his
eternal peace. Amin!

2. Syed Abdus Sattar Shah. He is a nice and very hardworking person. He
is the younger son of Syed Aazamullah Shah and grandson of Syed
Aqwalullah Shah and brother of Maulana Syed Iqbal Shah and Syed
Anwar Shah, who was the father of Syed Afsar Shah and Syed Yousuf
Shah. He has four sons named Syed Mahboob Shah, Syed Nadir Shah,
Fazle Rahim Shah and Fazle Haque Shah.

3. Syed Muqaddas Shah. He was a nice, kindhearted and very
hardworking person. He had a respectful personality. He was the elder
son of Mian Syed and grandson of Syed Mustaghas Shah. He was also a
renowned Tabeeb of the area. He had three daughters and seven sons
named Syed Saffar Shah, Syed Motabar Shah, Syed Rahmat Wali Shah,
Syed Akbar Shah, Ghulam Yousuf, Syed Nasar Ali Shah and Syed
Bahadar Shah. He died in the age of eighty-five years in January 2005
and was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Kanshai. May Allah keep
his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

4. Maulana Syed Gulfam Shah. He was a social, polite and a nice man.
He was the only son of Syed Ghulam Hussain Shah. He spent much of
his time at home after the completion of Islamic education. He shifted
his family from his village, Oghaz Banda to Battgram and settled there.
Dr. Abdur Rahman Shah Wali purchased all his landed property at
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Oghaz Banda. He died in 1987 in Battagram and was buried there. He
left three daughters and seven sons named Syed Baidar Bakht, Bahadar
Shah, Bakht-e-Nasar, Motabar Shah, Qari Shah, Shah Hussain and Sadiq
Shah. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

5. Haji Syed Qabool Shah. He was a pious, nice and very hardworking
person. He had a graceful personality. He performed hajj five times. He was
the real brother of Syed Qahar Shah and Syed Abbas Shah, who was the
father of Syed Hassan Shah and Syed Pir Ali Shah (father of Muhammad
Ayub Shah and Hazratur Rahman Shah). He got married five times. One of
his wives was an English woman, who had embraced Islam in a true sense.
Haji Syed Qabool Shah took his English wife to his village, Oghaz Banda
and remained there for some period. But his English wife was dis-hearted by
the behaviour of the people of Oghaz Banda and asked her husband to leave
the village and settle in Baffa. Haji Sahib left his village and permanently
settled in Baffa. He purchased a lot of landed property in Baffa that also
consisted of two water mills (panchaki). Syed Muhammad Ayub Shah and
Syed Hazratur Rahman Shah, who were the grandsons of his brother, Syed
Abbas Shah, have occupied all his landed property at Oghaz Banda and
Landai. Haji Syed Qabool Shah died in 1938 and was buried in Baffa. He
had three sons named Syed Yousuf Shah, Syed Hassan Shah and Syed
Hussain Shah. Syed Yousuf Shah and Syed Hussain Shah have three and
five sons respectively, while Syed Hassan Shah died without a child. May
Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

6. Maulana Syed Jumma Qayoum Shah. He is a pious, virtuous and very
hardworking person. He has a graceful personality. He is the younger son of
Syed Noor Wali Shah and grandson of Syed Ali Haider Shah. He shifted to
Baffa with his family and settled there permanently. He sold all his landed
property in Landai to his brother, Syed Abdur Rahim Shah. However, he
also purchased some lands and got constructed a house in Baffa. He has nine
sons and two daughters named Syed Younus Shah, Syed Qaiser Shah, Syed
Ibrahim Shah, Syed Faghfoor Shah, Syed Abdullah Shah, Shah Abdul Aziz,
Syed Qadeem Shah, Syed Aziz Shah, Shah Ismail, Bibi Kulsoom and Bibi
Rooman. May Allah grant him a long and healthy life. Amin!

7. Syed Abdul Qayoum Shah. He was a nice, social and very hardworking
person. He was the elder son of Syed Qalandar Shah and grandson of Syed
Ahmad Gul Shah. He along with his father, Syed Qalandar Shah shifted to
Haripur and settled there. His father, Syed Qalandar Shah sold out all his
landed property to Syed Muqaddas Shah. He died in 1985 in Haripur and
was buried there. He left one daughter and five sons - Hussan Zari, Syed
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Saeed Shah, Syed Waheed Shah, Syed Iqbal Shah, Syed Naheed Shah and
Syed Zubair Shah. His wife and two sons - Syed Saeed Shah and Syed Iqbal
Shah were martyred by dacoits at their home in 2001. May Allah have mercy
on his soul. Amin!

8. Syed Hassan Ali Shah. He was a nice and very hardworking person. He was
the younger son of Syed Jabbar Shah and grandson of Syed Bahadar Shah.
He shifted to Battal, Mansehra and remained there till his death. However,
he did not sell his landed property in Oghaz Banda. He had three sons and
one daughter named Syed Faqir Shah, Syed Khitab Shah, Syed Amani Mulk
Shah and Bibi Hussan Tab. May Allah have mercy on his soul. Amin!

9. Some of our Syed Sherazi brothers have migrated to Akaazo, Kala Dhaka
and settled there permanently. Syed Muhammad Issa Shah had ten sons. The
descendants of three of them have migrated to Akaazo, Kala Dhaka.
According to some people, Syed Muhammad Issa Shah had two wives.
Seven sons were from first wife and three sons were from 2nd wife. One of
the great grandsons of these three brothers killed the son/great grandson of
Muhammad Hadi Shah. Due to fear, these three brothers along with their
families migrated to Akaazo, Kala Dhaka and settled there. They sold all
their landed property in Oghaz Banda and Landai. Saidan Shah, Syed
Walayat Shah, Syed Hamid Shah and Syed Ibadat Shah purchased one-third
of their landed property and two-third of their property was purchased by
one of the descendants of Syed Nazar Shah. They have also been gifted a lot
of lands in Akaazo by Yousufzai.

10.The descendants of one of the sons of Syed Muhammad Issa Shah have
migrated to village Sabir Shah, Phakal (Mansehra) and settled there. Their
landed property was occupied by Syed Zaman Shah situated at Oghaz Banda
and by Saidan Shah, Syed Walayat Shah, Syed Hamid Shah and Syed Ibadat
Shah situated at Landai. However, one son of Syed Muhammad Issa Shah
died without a son. The names and other detail of the three grandsons of
Syed Muhammad Issa Shah who migrated to Akaazo, Kala Dhaka and Sabir
Shah would be given in next edition, Insha Allah.
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MY RESPECTED ELDERS OF PIR KHEL,
MALAKAND AGENCY

(1) Syed Pir Hussain Shah Sherazi, Advocate. He is a pious, social and
very hardworking person. He has a very pleasant, soft and decent
personality. He is a man of principle and truthfulness. He was born on
October 19, 1921 in his, village Pir Khel, Malakand Agency. He
passed his primary examination from Govt. Primary School,
Totakaan, Middle Standard Examination from Govt. Middle School,
Thana in 1932. He also passed his S.S.C. Examination from Govt.
High School, Thana, Malakand Agency conducted by the University
of Punjab, Lahore in 1939. He got admission in 1st year in Islamia
College, Peshawar in 1940 but could not continue his studies due to
joining the British Army. He did his F.A. in 1966 and B.A. in 1969
from the University of Punjab, Lahore and L.L.B from the University
of Karachi in 1973. He also practiced as a lawyer for a long time. He
is eighty-five years old and leading a social life in his ancestral
village, Pir Khel. He worked hard for the establishment of High
School, B.H.U. and road for his village. We pray to Allah to grant
him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

(2) Qazi Syed Ghulam Rahmani Al-Qadri. He is pious, virtuous and
very hardworking person. He is also a genius and an intellectual
person. He was born on Sunday, 28th Rajab 1364 Hijri (28th July
1944 A.D) in Bagh Kandi Sharif, Tehsil Chakdara, District Dir. He
has graduated from Darul Uloom Amjadia, Alamgir Road, Karachi.
He is the son of Syed Abdul Haleem Shah and grandson of Syed
Rafiullah Shah. He is presently performing his duties as Judge/ Qazi
in Saidu Sharif, Swat. He has three sisters and three brothers named
Syed Ghulam Muhammad Shah, Khateeb Jamia Masjid, Bagh Kundi
Sharif, Syed Badshah Muhammad and Syed Muhammad Shah. He
has also two sons, Shah Mahboob Subhani and Shah Ahmad Noorani.
He has two wives, one belongs to Tarbela, Hazara, who is also Indian
born Pakistani and other belongs to his family of Syed Sherazi of Pir
Khel, Malakand Agency. He has written many books among them
“Tareekh-e-Yousufzai” and “Tazkira-e-Sadaat Sherazi” are well
known. He has provided good information for the writing of this
book. We pray to Allah to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous
life. Amin!

His Shajara-e-Nasab (genealogy) is as under:
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(1) Qazi Syed Ghulam Rahmani Al-Qadri, son of (2) Syed Abdul Haleem
Shah, son of (3) Syed Rafiullah Shah, son of (4) Syed Muhammad Shah,
son of (5) Syed Ruknuddin Shah, son of (6) Syed Talabuddin Shah, son
of (7) Syed Paras Shah, son of (8) Syed Baizuddin Shah, son of (9) Syed
Qutbuddin Shah, son of (10) Syed Hussain Shah, son of (11) Syed
Hassan Shah, son of (12) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Sherazi………
..

(3) Syed Bakhtiar Ahmad Maani. He is a nice, intelligent, cooperative
and very social person. His father, Syed Ghausur Rahman Shah is a
pious, kindhearted, sympathetic and very hardworking person. He has
a very pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty is the salient
feature of his character. He is the resident of Bagh Kandi Sharif,
Lower Dir but has permanently settled in Batkhela, Malakand
Agency. Syed Bakhtiar Maani is the ‘Amir’ of Jamaat Islami of
Malakand Agency. He is also the member of National Assembly of
Pakistan. He contested by election of National Assembly seat from
Malakand-cum-Dir in 2005 on the ticket of Muttahida Majlis-e-
Amam (MMA) and won the election by defeating his main
competitive, Salim Saifullah Khan by a large margin of 14,000 votes.
We’re extremely proud of him being the first person of our Sadaat
Sherazi, who won the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan. We
pray to Allah to grant him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

His Shajara-e-Nasab (genealogy) is as under: (1) Syed Bakhtiar Maani,
son of (2) Syed Ghausur Rahman, son of (3) Syed Fazlur Rahman, son of
(4) Syed Saifur Rahman, son of (5) Syed Ahmad Shah son of (6) Syed
Ruknuddin Shah, son of (7) Syed Talabuddin Shah, son of (8) Syed
Faras Shah, son of (9) Syed Baizuddin Shah, son of (10) Syed Qutbuddin
Shah, son of (11) Syed Hussain Shah, son of (12) Syed Hassan Shah, son
of (13) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Sherazi…………...

(4) Shah Jahan Sherazi. He was a pious, kindhearted, sympathetic and very
hardworking person of Pir Khel, Malakand Agency. He had a very pleasant,
soft and decent personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his character.
He was the son of Shah Madaar and elder brother of Amir Jahan. He had three
sons and three daughters, named Muhammad Salman, Muhammad Zia (M.A.
Economics), Syed Asif Ali Shah, Bibi Nargis, Sidra Shah Jahan and Umama
Shah Jahan. He belonged to Pacha Khel family of Syed Sherazi of Pir Khel,
Malakand Agency. He joined department of Irrigation, Govt. of N.W.F.P.,
Peshawar in 1964 and retired as Administrative Officer on 1st March 1991. He
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had devoted his whole life to the preaching of Islam and spent most of his time
in the worship of Allah. He was born in 1931 in his village Pir Khel,
Malakand Agency, died on 17th February 2001 in Hayatabad, Peshawar and
was buried there. May Allah, Al-Mighty keep his soul in His eternal peace.
Amin!

His Shajara-e-Nasab (genealogy) is as under:

(1) Shah Jahan, son of (2) Shah Madar, son of (3) Khairay Baba, son of (4)
Syed Jalal Baba, son of (5) Syed Sharif Baba, son of (6) Mian Gul Baba, son
of (7) Syed Pacha Baba, son of (8) Syed Mian Baba, son of (9) Syed Rafique
Shah Baba, son of (10) Syed Khan Baig Baba, son of (11) Syed Muhammad
Fateh Khan, son of (12) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba………….

(5) Syed Muhammad Ismail Shah. He is a pious, kind-hearted and very hard
working person. He has a pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty is the
salient feature of his character. He has devoted his whole life to the
propagation of Islam. He spends most of his time in the worship of Allah. He
is the “Muhtamim” of Madrassa Taaleemul Quran, Pir Khel, Malakand
Agency. He has a bachelor degree from the University of Peshawar. He is the
son of Syed Abdul Amin Shah, grandson of Syed Aleem Shah and elder
brother of Abdul Wadood, Ihsan Wadood, Raham Wadood and Bibi Ruqayya.
He has two sons and two daughters named Muhammad Sufyan, Muhammad
Hilal, Bibi Marwa and Bibi Ramna. We pray to Allah to grant him a long,
healthy and prosperous life. Amin!
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(6) Syed Ajmer Shah. He is a pious, kind-hearted and very respectable person of
Pir Khel, Malakand Agency. He is the son of Taza Gul, son of Syed
Habibullah, son of Syed Ghantoal Shah, son of Shah Baig, son of Syed
Muhammad Fateh Khan, son of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah. He is the
elder brother of Syed Afzal Shah, Bibi Roohul Bayan and Bibi Zarfareshi. He
has three sons and one daughter - Muhammad Riaz, Omar Ayaz, Nazir Ali and
Bibi Yasmeen. Syed Ajmer Shah is seventy-four years old. May Allah grant
him a long, healthy and prosperous life. Amin!

(7) Maulana Muhammad Zaman. He is a pious, kind-hearted and very hard
working person. He has a pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty is the
salient feature of his character. He was born on May 14, 1959 in Pir Khel,
Malakand Agency. He has devoted his whole life to the propagation of Islam.
He spends most of his time in the worship of Allah. He is the “Nazim” of
Madrassa Taaleemul Quran, Pir Khel, Malakand Agency. He is the son of Ali
Haider, grandson of Syed Aleem Shah and brother of Sher Zaman, Maqsood
Ali, Irshad Ali, Zaffar Ali and Bibi Hussan Aara. He has eight sons and two
daughters, Sher Azam, Muhammad Sher, Muhammad Asim, Muhammad
Yasir, Mubashir Hassan, Khalilullah, Abdus-Samad, Azaan-e-Haque, Tahira
Bibi and Aasma Bibi. May Allah grant him a long, healthy and prosperous
life. Amin!
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OUR RESPECTED PESH IMAM

Maulana Abdul Manan was our Pesh Imam (leader of the prayers). He was a pious,
kindhearted and sympathetic person. He had a very pleasant, soft and decent
personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He was the son of
Maulana Usman Ghani and grandson of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas. Maulana Usman
Ghani had also two brothers, Maulana Sultan Mahmood and Maulana Abdul Qadir.
Maulana Abdul Qayoum is the son of Maulana Sultani Mahmood.

Maulana Abdul Manan remained our Pesh Imam for more than half a century. When
our people were exiled by our opponents in 1948, he had been waiting for us with the
hope that they (we) would Insha Allah come back to their homes and he would
remain their Pesh Imam. God Al-Mighty did so. jj

He used to guide us in every walk of life. He taught all our elders and was respected
and loved by all of them. He had two brothers and one sister, Maulana Khalilur
Rahman, Maulana Abdul Wadood and Noor Sahiba but he was distinguished among
them. He died in February 1985 and was buried at his ancestral graveyard in our
village. He left four daughters and two sons, Bibi Khatoona, Bibi Pachai, Bibi
Akbari, Bibi Kamesha, Maulana Fazle Qayoum and Fazle Qadeem. After his death,
his elder son, Maulana Fazle Qayum was made the Pesh Imam of our village. He is
also a kindhearted, pious and sympathetic person. May Allah Al-Mighty keep his
soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

MOONJA AND MANANAY

Moonja and Mananay were black smith and carpenter of our village. They
were the sons of Maanonay. They were very loyal and faithful to our people.
They served our people for more than half a century. They built a panchaki
(Jaranda) near Maidan Payeen for our people, who were living in Maidan
and Matta during exile. They had played a significant role in the construction
of our destroyed village. When our village was set ablaze by our opponents
and we were exiled, they did not leave our village. They had been waiting
with the hope that they (we) would come back again Insha Allah. God Al-
Mighty did so. We came back to our village after an exile of five years.
When our people came back to their homes, they were very happy and
delighted. Some families also lived with them till their own homes were re-
built. They did leave no stone unturned in the construction of our demolished
village. They worked day and night and fully co-operated with our people.
Moonja, the elder brother of Mananay, was very nice man. They belonged to
Yousufzai tribe of Geeto, Kala Dhaka. One of their uncles killed a person in
their village, Geeto at Kala Dhaka and they migrated to our village.
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Moonja died in 1965 and was buried in Oghaz Banda. He left two daughters,
Gulyaro and Bibi Yaro. Mananay died in December 1992 and was buried in
our village. He left three daughters and four sons, Naseeba, Makhiroon, Bibi
Rukhtaja, Janghi Bahadar, Sher Bahadar, Syed Faqir and Khan. After the
death of Mananay, his elder son, Janghi Bahadar was made our carpenter as
well as black smith. May Allah keep their souls in His eternal peace. Amin!

SAMANDAR SHAH BABA OF SHINGLI BALA

He was a pious, kindhearted and God-fearing person. He belonged to
Kucheli family of Shingli Bala. He had a graceful personality. When our
opponents exiled us in 1948, he was very anxious over it. He often used to
say to his people that they had committed great atrocities “zulm” on the
innocent people of Oghaz Banda and Landai. He prayed to Allah to bring
these people back to their homes. When our people came back to their
villages, he was very happy. He always used to say to our people to thank
God for coming back to our homes.

He, being a member of our rival group, was nominated by our people to
become a witness whether the disputed lands of jungle belonged to our
opponents or us. He was quite ready to become a witness but unfortunately
his people rejected his nomination as a witness. I pray to Al-Mighty Allah to
keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

MUHAMMAD ALI AKBAR BABA OF KARWAR

He was a pious, kind-hearted, sympathetic, and God fearing person. He had
a graceful personality. He also belonged to Kucheli family of Karwar. He
being a member of our rival party was nominated by our people to become a
witness whether the disputed lands of Kagan, Nakhtaro and Jangrai belonged
to the people of Oghaz Banda or to the people of their rival group. He,
before the Tehsildar of Battagram and all other prominent people of the area,
swore by God and said that all the lands (wherefrom the water flows
downward from top to the bottom i.e. those lands inclined downward from
top to bottom) of Kagaan, Nakhtaro and Jangrai Hill belonged to the people
of Oghaz Banda and not to the people of Shingli Payeen, etc. The Tehsildar
was satisfied by the undeniable evidence of Muhammad Ali Akbar Baba and
ordered the revenue staff to register the ownership of those lands in the
names of the people of Oghaz Banda. But unfortunately a big fraud was
committed at the Takmeel of Bandobast and a large portion of 900 kanals of
those lands was bifurcated in latta by the revenue staff (bribed by our
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opponents) and registered that portion of lands in the joint names of our
opponents. It is a serious dispute between our opponents and our people that
should be resolved through mutual understanding.

Muhammad Ali Akbar Baba died at the age of 120 years and was buried at
his ancestral graveyard in Karwar, Battagram. I pray to al-Mighty Allah to
keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Chapter -4

“MY LIFE”

I was born on 2nd April 1961 in a middle class family in village Oghaz Banda which
is situated at a distance of eight kilomtres north of Battagram and sixteen kilomteres
south of Thakot at the bottom of Kala Dhaka, a well-known mountain of Hazara
Division.

I received my early education from Government Primary School, Shingli Payeen,
Battagram. I stood first in 10th class in Government High School, Battagram in 1978.
I took admission in Government College of Commerce, Abbottabad and also stood
first in my college in Certificate in Commerce and Diploma in Commerce in 1979
and 1980 respectively. I did my graduation and master in business administration
from Quaid-e-Azam College of Commerce and Business Administration, University
of Peshawar. I was considered as one of the most intelligent student of the class. I’m
a typical kalli wall and like religious-minded and simple people. I’ve a great respect
for Islamic-religious sages and scholars. The sovereignty belongs to al-Mighty Allah
and I’m the faithful believer. Time would pass by, but actions and good deeds of the
man will be remembered for long.

I’ve one sister, two daughters and three sons named Zeba Sherazi, Farida Sherazi,
Faryal Sherazi, Syed Omar Farooq Shah Sherazi, Syed Shahid Farooq Shah Sherazi
and Syed Haider Farooq Shah Sherazi respectively. I’m very grateful to God for
granting genius, intelligent and very hardworking children to me.

I’m known as doctor in my village. When I was about four years old, I suffered from
serious disease. My parents took me to Dr. Saddar Khan for treatment. Saddar Khan
was also known as “Speen Sarray doctor” in Battagram. We stayed at his
home/hospital for three weeks. When I recovered from illness and we came back to
our village, all the people were delighted to see me. They started calling me doctor as
we spent three weeks at doctor’s home. Since then I’m known as doctor. In those
days, Saddar Khan was the only doctor in Battagram.

I was eight years old but my mother did not want to get me admitted in school.
There was no school in my village and the children used to go to a school

situated in another village named Shingli Payeen. The guys of that village used to
beat us when we crossed their village.
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One day a boy came to my home and asked my mother as to why she did not get him
admitted in school. She told that firstly he was a small boy and the boys of our village
as well as of that village would beat him and secondly he had no takhti for school.
The boy said that the boys would not beat him and he would also give his own takhti
to him. The other day I was got admitted in school. It was Thursday of the week. I
studied with devotion and keenness and passed my primary exam from that school.
Then I was got admitted in GHS, Battagram in class 6th. He also got me admitted in
primary school as well as in high school. I did my matriculation from that school and
stood Ist in my school as well as in the whole Tehsil of Battagram. I’m very grateful
to that boy as he convinced my mother and gave me his school takhti.

Once I decided to leave the school and go to Karachi. There, I wanted to serve in the
house of a rich man. I thought that I would serve him very much and in reward he
would adopt me as a son. I would be a great man and lead a successful life. But man
proposes and God disposes. Luckily, I went to Lahore to visit the historical sites of it. I
went to the “daira” of the people of my village, who were working in some factory.
They used to wear rough clothes. As soon as I saw their miserable condition, I dropped
my idea to leave the school. I vowed to work hard and complete my education. Since
then I did not think to leave my studies and worked even harder. Often, my colleagues
tried their best to convince me to leave the school and go to Karachi but I did not act
upon their advice.

One day, I was going to school with one of my schoolfellows. He had no bus fare and
requested me to go to school on foot with him. I agreed with him. We went from
chinar bus stop to Ghazi Kot on foot. In the mean time, when we saw back, the bus
was coming and the students were getting in the bus. We thought that when the
students, traveling in the bus, would see us, they would laugh at us. So we decided to
hide ourselves under a small bridge until the bus went over it. When the bus went
over it (pulley), we came out of it and started going to school. It was a time of deep
sorrow for us when the other students traveled by bus and we did go to school on
foot. I had bus fare but my schoolfellow had not, so I sacrificed my comfort and
decided not to go by bus without him.

The name of my grandfather was Syed Muhammad Shafiullah Shah. He was a pious,
social and very hardworking person. He was engaged with one of
his cousins’ daughters. The father of his betrothed demanded massive amount of
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money and other domestic luggage to give his daughter’s hand in marriage to him. My
grandfather told them that it was only possible if he could go to Thailand and earn a lot of
money there. Then he went to Thailand and married a Thai born Malaysian girl. She was
blessed with four children - two sons and two daughters.

After a period of eighteen years, the relatives of his betrothed realized their mistake and
sent the younger brother of the girl, Syed Noor Ghazi Shah to Thailand to bring him back
to Pakistan. In those days, it was India. He convinced my grandfather to go back to
Pakistan and get married his sister, Bibi Hafiza. My grandfather along with his two
children, Syed Haroon Shah (my father) and Bibi Jana came to Pakistan. My real
grandmother along with her younger son and a daughter were left in Thailand (Siam). My
grandfather got married his betrothed, Bibi Hafiza but after giving birth to a child (Syed
Asar Shah) she passed away. She was very sympathetic and kind to my father and my
paternal aunt, Bibi Jana. May Allah keep their souls in His eternal peace. Amin!

My grandfather did not go back to Thailand and married one of his cousins’ widow, Bibi
Ram Jana, who was blessed with two children - Syed Astaan Shah, who died at the age of
twenty-seven years and Bibi Aamina, the mother of Syed Firdous Shah and Syed Sultan
Shah, etc. My grandfather died about five years after he came back from Thailand. My
father and his sister lived with their stepmother, Bibi Ram Jana. They bore a lot of
troubles and hardships in their childhood. My paternal aunt was married to Syed Qalander
Shah and two children were born to her. One was Syed Abdul Qayum Shah, father of
Iqbal Shah and Naheed Shah and the other one died in his childhood.

I had selected colleagues and fellows in my childhood. Among them Mr. Masood
Anawar Sherazi, Syed Noor Ali Shah and Sultani Zar Syed were the close ones. I’ve
spent most of my time with Mr. Masood Anwar. He was very amiable and good-
tempered boy. We used to sit together after coming from our school. Often, we used
to go to Dady Stone (Neekeh gattah) or Khan Barai and spent a lot of our leisure time
there. He as well as I used to share our knowledge with one another. Some people
were very jealous of us. They did not want us to be friends and accompany each
other. I’ve also spent much of my time with Mr. Sultani Zar Syed. Although he was
not a student of school but was a social and good-natured boy. We used to go for
wood together. I had a radio set. He often used to come and listen to radio with me.
Mr. Riaz Anwar was also a good friend of mine. He was very respectful and
courteous boy. He had a great respect for me.

I’ve spent most of my lifetime with my long-time friend, Mr. Aurang Zeb Khan, who
is a polite, good-tempered and very social person. We remained class fellows for
many years in Govt. High School, Battagram, Govt. Commerce College, Abbottabad
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and Quaid-e-Azam College of Commerce, University of Peshawar. At the completion
of our education (MBA), he joined his service as officer in IDBP, Karachi and I
joined my service as officer in UBL, Peshawar. During the period of four years of
separation, we missed each other very much. However, we were overjoyed to see
each other again after a long separation. Presently, he is working as Assistant Vice
President in IDBP, Peshawar. We were so attached with each other that we got built
our houses in the same street in Hayatabad, Peshawar and lived together. It is my
good luck to have such a sincere and good friend like him. We feel great pleasure to
see each other. He has four children-two daughters and two sons named Seemab Zeb,
Hamid Raza, Nayab Zeb and Ali Raza. His first son named Rahim Dad died in a pool
of water near his home. They’re very good and intelligent students. May Allah grant
a long, healthy and prosperous life to all of them. Amin!

Mr. Abdul Latif was our teacher in Govt. Primary School, Shingli Payeen. He was a
genius, dedicated, dutiful and a hardworking person. He was also sympathetic and
very kind-hearted to the students of our village, Oghaz Banda. He often used to say
that the students of Oghaz Banda were very intelligent and hardworking and we
should be proud of having such students. He also used to say that the children of
“Oghaz Banda” were our guests as there was no school in their own village. He
always preferred us to the students of other villages in spite of the fact that he
belonged to Rajakhel family of Shingli Bala, who were our opponents. He retired as a
teacher after serving for more than forty years in the same school. We’re very
grateful to him for extending his moral support to our young students. He had two
sons named Muhammad Khan and Mahmood Khan, who were very nice and
respectful boys. His younger brother named Abdul Haleem was also a nice and
decent person. May Allah grant to all of them a long, healthy and prosperous life.
Amin!

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Chapter–5

HAZRAT ABU BAKR SIDDIQUE
(May Allah be pleased with him)

Hazrat Abu Bakr was born in 573 A.D. in a noble and respectable family of Quresh of
Makkah. Before acceptance of Islam, his name was Abdul Ka’aba, which was changed by
the Holy Prophet as Abdullah. Abu Bakr was his surname (kuniyat) before he embraced
Islam. Abu Qahafah was the name of his father. After his conversion to Islam at the age of
37, he received the title of Siddique or Truthful.

Hazrat Abu Bakr had a special attraction for Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him), and
when the Holy Prophet invited men to embrace Islam, he was the first of the male adults to
respond to his call. His whole life was dedicated to the sacred cause of Hazrat Muhammad
(Peace be upon him). He left no stone unturned to spread the faith of Hazrat Muhammad
(Peace be upon him). His services to the cause of Islam endeared him all the more to the
Prophet, who was so much pleased with him that during his life- time he gave him permission
to lead the prayers.

Hazrat Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was a constant companion of Hazrat
Muhammad (Peace be upon him). He followed the faith of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be
upon him) in the teeth of bitter opposition and was ready to undergo any sort of trouble and
hardship for the cause of Islam.

It was Hazrat Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) who first tried to collect the verses
of the Holy Qur’an into one volume. It was he, who placed all his wealth at the disposal of
the Muslims. He had very sympathetic heart for the poor and the needy. He died on Tuesday,
the 22nd Jamadiul Awwal 13 Hijri/23rd August 634 and was buried by the side of the Prophet’s
shrine.
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HAZRAT OMAR FAROOQ
(May Allah be pleased with him)

Hazrat Omar Ibne Khitab (May Allah be pleased with him) was born in 583 A.D. in a
distinguished Quresh family of the Addiya. Abu Hafs was his surname while he
received the title of Farooq after his acceptance of Islam. He was one of the few
people, who during the advent of Islam knew reading and writing. His conversion to
Islam was of immense value to Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his
mission.

Hazrat Omar Farooq (May Allah be pleased with him) was one of those extra-
ordinary personalities in history, who not only molded the destiny of the nation but
made history of their own. His brilliant conquests and benevolent administration
inaugurated a new era in the history of the world. It was due to his great courage and
leadership that the mighty empires of Persia and Rome crumbled before the armies of
Islam. He may be regarded as the real founder of the political administration of Islam.
Thus as a conqueror, as an administrator and a statesman, he deserved to be ranked as
one of the greatest rulers of the world. Hazrat Omar (May Allah be pleased with him)
after a glorious rule of ten years and some months met his death at the hands of a
Persian slave named Abu Lulu (Feroze) in the year 23 Hijri/643 A.D., while he was
saying his prayer in the mosque and was buried by the side of the Prophet’s shrine.
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HAZRAT USMAN GHANI
(May Allah be pleased with him)

Hazrat Usman Ghani Ibne Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) was born in 573
A.D. in the Quresh family of Banu Umayya. Abu Amar was his surname before
acceptance of Islam. He was also known as Zinnorain, for he married two daughters
of the Holy Prophet named Hazrat Ruqayya and Hazrat Umme Kulsoom (May Allah
be pleased with them). His father’s name was Affan and mother’s Arwa. He was the
grandson of Ibne Al-Aas and nephew of Hakam Ibne Al-Aas.

Hazrat Usman Ghani (May Allah be pleased with him) learnt reading and writing and
from his boyhood he was generous and honest. He was one of the few well-to-do men
in Arabia. He was upright, dutiful and generous. Modesty was the salient feature of
his character. While Hazrat Usman was reading the Holy Qur’an in the midst of his
family, he was caught and assassinated by two Egyptians on Friday, 18th Zilhajj 35
Hijri (17th June 656 A.D.) in the age of eighty-three years. His Namaaz-e-Janaza was
led by Hazrat Zubair (May Allah be pleased with him).
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Chapter–6

SYED MUHAMMAD ALI SHAH TIRMIZI
(PIR BABA)
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

He was a pious, truthful, kindhearted and God fearing person. He had a very a
graceful personality. He was the son of Syed Qambar Ali Shah and grandson of Syed
Ahmad Noor. Syed Qambar Ali Shah was a Mansabdaar in Mughal Army, who was
also brother-in-law of King Humayoun, son of King Babar. He along with his father
migrated to India in 943 Hijri. Syed Muhammad Ali Shah was born in 908 Hijri in
Ghaltanabad, Tirmiz, Afghanistan and died in 991 Hijri (1583 A.D.) in Buner and
buried there. He got Islamic education from a renowned teacher named Shiekh
Saloona in Maank Pur, Punjab and then shifted to Ajmer Sharif and spent some of his
time with Hazrat Salaar Roomi and got education of tariquat there. Syed Muhammad
Ali Shah was in Gujrat when King Humayoun was over-thrown by Sher Shah Soori.
His father, Syed Qambar Ali Shah was returning to Afghanistan and met him in
Gujrat, Punjab. They went to Ajmer Sharif again but Hazrat Salaar Roomi had died
and his successor/son Hazrat Sheikh Hussain advised them to start the work of
preaching (tableegh) of Islam in India. In those days, all good disciples, khalifas and
Muslim students were sent to different parts of India for the purpose of tableegh by
saints i.e. Sufia-e-Kiraams.

King Humayoun once again regained government from the grandson of Sher Shah
Soori. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, son of Humyoun was made king in 963 Hijri.

Syed Muhammad Ali Shah known as ‘Pir Baba’ had a vast number of Muslim
students and disciples in Swat valley. He was highly respected by all the people of the
area. Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah, known as Hisar Baba, was one of his
contemporaries. They migrated from Delhi to Swat in the reigns of Mughal Kings
Muhammad Humayoun and Jalaluddim Muhammad Akbar to propagate the teachings
of Islam. Most of the people embraced Islam due to the teachings of Syed
Muhammad Ali Shah and Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah.

Syed Muhammad Ali Shah married Bibi Mubarika, the sister of Daulat Khan, a
renowned “Sardar” of Buner. Two sons were born to them, Syed Mustafa Shah and
Syed Habibullah Shah. Syed Mustafa Shah died without a child and was buried in
Buner. However, Syed Habibullah Shah died in Kunar, Afghanistan
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and was buried there. He had three sons named Syed Mian Hassan (Koakrai, Saidu
Sharif), Syed Mian Qasim (Pir Kalay, Shamizai) and Syed Abdullah (Takhtaband,
Buner). May God al-Mighty keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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Courtesy: (1) Urdu Book for class 7th, Peshawar Text Book Board.
(2) Pir Baba written by Sher Afzal Barekoti, Swat.

Shajara-e-Nasab (Genealogy) of Syed Muhammad Ali Shah Tirmizi as per Tazkira-e-
Sadaat Tirmizi written by Syed Muhammad Arif Shah, Karachi.

(1) Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) (2) Hazrat Fatima Al-Zahra (May
Allah be pleased with Her) (3) Hazat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with
him) (4) Hazrat Ali, Zainul Abideen (5) Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (6)
Hazrat Imam Ja’far Sadiq (7) Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim (8) Hazrat Imam Ali
Raza (9) Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi (10) Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (11)
Muhammad (12) Syed Mahmood Makki (13) Syed Abdur Rahim (14) Syed Amir
Shah (15) Syed Jalal Ganj Alam (16) Syed Shah Nasir Khusro (17) Syed
Hassamuddin Shah (18) Syed Muhammad Shah (19) Syed Omar Shah (20) Syed
Ja’far Shah (21) Syed Usman Shah (22) Syed Ishaq (23) Syed Mahmood (24)
Syed Hamid (25) Syed Abu Torab Shah (26) Syed Ahmad Mushtaq (27) Syed
Ahmad Budaq (28) Syed Ahmad Baigham (29) Syed Noor Bakhsh (30) Syed
Yousuf Noor (31) Syed Ahmad Noor (32) Syed Qambar Ali.Shah (33) Syed
Muhammad Ali Shah Tirmizi known as Pir Baba.

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Genealogy of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, who was born on 12th Rajab 714 Hijri in
Hamdan and died on 6th Zil Haj 786 Hijri in Kashmir.

(1) Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, son of (2) Syed Shahabuddin, son of (3) Muhammad, son
of (4) Ali, son of (5) Yousuf, son of (6) Muhammad, son of (7) Muhammad, son of
(8) Ja’far, son of (9) Abdullah, son of (10) Muhammad, son of (11) Ali, son of
(12) Hassan, son of (13) Hussain, son of (14) Ali Zainul Abideen, son of (15)
Hussain, son of (16) Hazrat Ali, may Allah be pleased with all of them.

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Coutesy: “Tajik Swati and Mumlikat-e-Gabar, Tarikh Kay Ainay Mein” written by
Professor Muhammad Akhtar.
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BRIEF
HISTORY
OF MY
RESPECTED
FOREFATHERS
(SADAAT SHERAZI/ BUKHARI)
WRITTEN BY:
SYED WALAYAT SHAH SHERAZI
VILLAGE OGHAZ BANDA,
BATTAGRAM, HAZARA
(www.syedshirazi.com.pk)
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CHAPTER -7

“MY VILLAGE”

The name of my village is ‘Oghaz Banda’ that was also known as “Banda Saadat
Shah” by the name of our grandfather, Syed Pir Saadat Shah. It is situated at a
distance of eight kilometres north of Battagram and sixteen kilometres south of
Thakot at the bottom of Kala Dhaka, a well-known mountain of Hazara Division.
From the picture of my village, it is clear that Shingli Payeen is to the south, Pine
Forest (nakhtaro jungle) to the south-west, Kotgalla to the north, Shahrah-e-Raisham
and Stream Nandhar to the east, Landai - Kala Dhaka, to the west of my village are
situated.

My great grandfather, Syed Pir Saadat Shah had six sons - Syed Pir Imam Shah,
Syed Muhammad Issa Shah, Syed Maazuddin Shah, Syed Sirajuddin Shah, Syed
Ruknuddin Shah and Syed Muhammad Ayaz Shah. First three sons, Syed Pir Imam
Shah, Syed Muhammad Issa Shah and Syed Maazuddin Shah, who were from his
Doadal wife, settled in Oghaz Banda and Landai, while Syed Sirajuddin Shah, Syed
Ruknuddin Shah and Syed Muhammad Ayaz Shah, who were from his Turk-wife,
settled in Chinar Kot, Singal Kot and Lami, etc.

My village consists of four portions. The first one called “Poray Cham” is situated to
the south of the village, the second called “barra cham,” is to the west and the third
called “Kaar,” is to the southwest and the fourth one called “ Manzanay Kalay,” is the
centre of the village. Besides, there are some colonies adjacent to my village, called
Poray Shar, Kata Shar, Shagai and Khan Barai.

My village has been blessed with a large number of natural springs that which have
beautified it very much. Well-known among them are: Chinar Cheena, Jarray Cheena,
Tangwano Cheena, Khatsar Cheena, Sorro Cheena, Shar Cheena, Nakhtaro Cheena,
Jabrai Cheena, Wolla Cheena, Bodar Cheena and Gudar Cheena. All the people of
my village use the water of these natural springs and enjoy their lives. Cheenar
Spring is very popular which has a big maple tree adjacent to it. People sit under the
ample shade of maple tree, drink cold water (yakhay yakhay obeh) of the natural
spring and spend their daytime in summer season. A cemented floor has been made
under the shade of maple tree that is used as “Ja-e- Namaaz” by the people of my
village. Tangwano Cheena is very important and all the people take bath in this
cheena (spring). We’re proud of all these natural springs of our village.

There are five well-known big stones in the surroundings of my village. These are
known as Singlawano Gat, Kharro Gat, Gungay Gat, Tereh Gat and Baghrai Gutt
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(stone). These stones are the biggest ones in Battagram. We use to sit on these stones
and enjoy ourselves. We’re also very proud of having these big stones in our village.

There are three well-known small streams (tangey) in the surrounding of my village.
These small streams are known as Bulbul Tangay, Tangwano Tangay and Cheenar
Tangay. These small streams also meet the need of water for the agriculture of my
village.

Neekeh Gatta (Dady Stone) is also one of the scenic points of my village. People sit
on it and enjoy themselves viewing the beautiful natural scene of lush green fields.
Mr. Masood Anwar and I used to sit on it and discussed various topics for a long
time. Unfortunately, this stone was removed at the time of construction of road to our
village. People still do go to the site of it and enjoy them-selves by breathtaking view
of the surrounding grassy fields.

The Pine Jungle, situated to the southwest of my village, has a great attraction. The
tall pine trees, their waving leaves and branches look very beautiful. We sit under the
shade of these pine trees in summer season. We also eat the fruits produced from
cones (shintai) of pine trees. My village has the privilege to have such a beautiful
forest of pine trees adjacent to it.

My village has also the privilege of having a direct link through bridge with Shahrah-
e-Raisham that leads from Pakistan to China via Khanjrab Pass. This bridge is called
‘Japan Bridge’ that has been constructed over Stream Nandhar with the collaboration
of government of Japan. This bridge has made my village a well-known and popular
one in the whole district of Battagram.

“Khat Sar” situated to the northeast of my village is also a popular scenic point.
People come to it and enjoy by viewing the beautiful natural scene of stream
Nandhar. We often take rest and spend most of our leisure time at Khat Sar. People
often take picture of the beautiful scene of Stream Nandhar from Khat Sar.

My village has a beautiful mosque in the centre of it. It looks very beautiful from
everywhere. This mosque has a small Islamic Madrassa and a beautiful place of
ablution (wazo khana) adjacent to it. Our village “Hujra” is situated to the east of the
mosque. People pass their leisure time in this Hujra. This is also used as a combined
guesthouse for the whole village.

There are several meadows (Charagaah) to the west and north west of my village.
People send their cattle to these meadows for grazing, which come back in the
evening. Among these meadows, important ones are - Kaareen, Kuzzay Mattay,
Barray Mattay and Chowgai. These are very fertile lands and people should utilize
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them for agricultural purposes. May God give courage to the people of my village to
construct houses at these lands for themselves and make proper use of them. Amin!

My village has also some well-known graveyards in the surrounding of it. These are
called Landai Baba graveyard, Jangrai Baba graveyard, Paacha Baba graveyard,
Mulyano maqbara and Spedaar Baba graveyard, Khatsar Ziarat, Abai Ziarat and Haji
Baba Ziarat. All our forefathers have been buried at these graveyards. May Almighty
Allah grant His eternal peace to all of them. Amin!

There are some points of “rest” between my village and Landai. At these points,
people take rest for some time and get them-selves relaxed when they are under any
load or not. Among these rest points, Proat Inzar, Damma, Ona ( ), Kharo Gut and
Kandao are important ones.

My village has the honour to have produced genius, educated, hospitable and
hardworking people. It is matchless in education as compared to other villages of the
area. It has a large number of Hafiz-e-Quran, ulema, doctors, engineers, masters of
Science, theology, business administration and computer, etc. They are very
industrious and earn their living by the sweat of their brows. It has peace-loving
people who always want cordial, peaceful, harmonious and friendly relations with all
their neighbors. When the people of Kala Daka used to go to Battagram for shopping,
on their way back, they used to spend their nights in the mosque of our village. They
were used to feed by the people of my village. So my village was very popular for
hospitality in the area.

I love all these places from the core of my heart. I’ve spent most of the time of my
childhood at these places. When I’m sleeping, I always dream of these sites. When I
am alone, these places are with me. My village is more than Kashmir to me. All
people love it very much. My village was set ablaze by our archrival neighbours and
the people were exiled in 1948. But by the grace of Al-Mighty Allah, we came back
after an exile of four years. We built it once again. But unfortunately, its 85%
population was devastated by severe earthquake at 8.52 (am), Saturday, 4th
Ramazanul Mubarak-1426 A.H., 8th October 2005. May Allah protect my lovely
village from all future dangers. Amin!

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“EXILE”
(JALAWATNI/SHAROONTIA)

Both of my villages, Oghaz Banda and Landai, situated in the centre of a tribe whose
people were always in the struggle as to how the innocent and poor people of Oghaz
Banda and Landai could be pulled out from their villages. The people of this tribe had
committed different types of atrocities on the people living in their surroundings. These
oppressed people were living in Chilar, Soakar, Pomang, Sarkhaili Banda, Oghaz Banda
and Landai. But we were one of the main oppressed people who fell prey to this tribe.
Although, the lands of these villages, Oghaz Banda and Landai, etc. were given to our
great grand father, Syed Pir Saadat Shah as his share in the occupied lands at the time of
division of lands when the whole area from Allai to Mangal (Mansehra) and Agrore to
Lake Saiful Malook (Kaghan) was occupied from the Turk-Rajgaan by the present people
of Battagram and Mansehra under the leadership of Syed Jalal Baba and Syed Pir Saadat
Shah Baba.

Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan of Thakot was a powerful and courageous person. Once he
decided to establish his state in Battgram. He first tried to occupy the area of our
opponents. He attacked these people and killed more than 260 persons. On the other
hand, his opponents stood united and strongly resisted his forces. His rivals also enjoyed
the support of some of the Swati Khans. The battle had been going on for a long time. In
the meantime, other Khans of Thakot on the instigation of his opponents launched a war
against Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan. Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan was compelled to end the
war against this tribe. An amount of rupees five thousand was given as bribe to the other
Khans of Thakot to rage a war against him. This was a massive amount sent by the people
of his opponents living in Thailand in those days.

When our opponents got rid of the cruelties and atrocities of Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan of
Thakot, they were dis-united and started quarreling with each other. Their elders were
very anxious over their dis-unity. They thought that the only way to unite their people
was to attack the poor and innocent people of Oghaz Banda and Landai. By doing so,
their people would be engaged in war and could not be able to quarrel with each other. So
they decided to lodge a claim over the lands of Jangrai Hill, cultivated by some of our
people of Landai. This is a piece of land called Jangrai, situated between Oghaz Banda
and Landai. The people of Oghaz Banda owned this piece of land. Some people of Landai
cultivated wheat crop on some part of these lands. A very good wheat crop grew up due
to fertility and richness of the land.

Our opponents made a big lashkar, armed themselves and started reaping the wheat crop
cultivated by our people. Maulana Abdul Ghani Shah went to these people with the Holy
Qur’an in his hands and asked them not to reap the wheat crop cultivated by his people.
But they did not stop reaping the wheat crop and beat him with the Holy Qur’an. The
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Holy Qur’an was dropped on ground from his hands. We were extremely disappointed
and vowed to defend ourselves, but we were too few in numbers as compared to our
opponents. They were fully prepared and equipped with arms. They attacked our village,
Landai. Our several persons were killed and wounded. Both of villages, Oghaz Banda and
Landai were set ablaze and destroyed. We left our homes empty-handed in 1948. We took
refuge in Kanshai (Thakot), Sarkhaili Banda, Tarand, Battagram, Koza Banda and Dheri
Chichian.

Those were hard times for our people. No foodstuff was available to them. People were
anxious what to do. During this period of exile, several persons died and a big graveyard
at Tarand was made. People joined the services of Khans at different places to earn their
lively hood. On the other hand, they did not lose their hearts. They launched a war of
liberation against their opponents. They used to attack their opponents at different places.
They also used to destroy their crops, kill their cattle and shoot them out. Several people
were killed from both sides. This war of liberation was continued for four years.

Every person, according to his ability, played a pivotal role in the liberation war against
his opponents. But the prominent ones were Syed Sikander Shah, Hazrat Qayyum, Syed
Usman Shah, Abdur-Rahim Shah, Usman Syed, Syed Sabre Jamil, Shamroze Shah, Syed
Sabir Shah, Muhammad Syed, Malik Syed, Maulana Muhammad Anwar Shah, Sultani
Mahmood Shah, Jamal Syed and Syed Qasim Shah from Landai and Azizur Rahman
Shah (Momeen), Syed Asghar Shah, Hazratur Rahman Shah, Syed Ghazi Shah,
Muhammad Ayub Shah, Habibur Rahman Shah, Syed Noor Rahman Shah, Syed Haroon
Shah, Noor Ahmad Shah, Abdul Haque Shah and Ghulam Haider Shah from Oghaz
Banda. They all played a key role in the liberation war against their opponents. They
remained at their homes at daytime and used to inflict damages on their opponents at
night.

Syed Mukhtarullah Shah, Maulana Abdul Ghani Shah, Shah Wali from Landai and Syed
Saadat Shah, Ghulam Hussain Shah, Syed Habibur Rahman Shah and Noorul Haque
Shah from Oghaz Banda played diplomatic (jirga) role.

Maulana Syed Abdul Ghani Shah played a key role in the liberation war against our
opponents. He had the Holy Qur’an in one hand and gun in the other. He was a scholar of
Islam and a very generous person. Syed Mukhtarullah Shah used to organize various
lashkars of different tribes of Kala Dhaka.

Chichian of Dheri, Kakakhel of Kakakhel Dheri, and Akhoon Khel of Mangrai-Kamesar
also fought the liberation war side by side with our people. But the Azizwani of Bartooni
always stood by us through thick and thin during the liberation war against our
opponents. Besides these people, Murad Khan and Qaasir Kaka of Kala Dhaka also
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played an important role in the liberation war against our opponents. We are extremely
grateful to all these people for their moral and political support extended to us.

Some Swati Khans also extended their moral support to our people. Among them,
Khushaal Khan of Battagram, Jamaal Khan of Tarand, Atta Muhammad Khan of Char
Bagh, Sultan Muhammad Khan and Wasil Khan of Battagram were the prominent ones.
We also enjoyed moral support of our other Sadaat brothers living at different places.
Among them, Nawab Syed of Garhi Nawab Syed (Pir Hari) and Shah Mamoor were
prominent ones. Akhoon Khel of Batkool and Madekhel of Pomang, Rashang and
Gangwal also extended their moral support to our people. But the actual support extended
to our people was that of Khans of Tarand. They not only gave us shelter but also helped
us financially by providing different types of jobs to our people. Most of our people got
settled in Tarand during exile.

Although, Jamal Khan belonged to Swati family (Ashlore) but fully extended his moral
support to us. He allowed our people to use Tarand as a base of consultations with each
other. We used Tarand as our centre point from where we did go for liberation war
against our opponents.

Our opponents had constructed ‘Shingrai’ on the top of Jangrai Hill (Ona) from where
they used to make firings on our village, Landai. We had also constructed shingrai (fort)
on the top of “Tangu Hill” just opposite to the shingrai of our opponents. Our opponents
had also built shingrai in our village, Oghaz Banda.

One day, the elders of our opponents went to Mr. Jamaal Khan of Tarand and asked him
to dislocate or prevent the people of Oghaz Banda and Landai from fighting with them.
We had settled in Tarand during exile and inflicting different kinds of damages on our
opponents. Our opponents were fed up of this liberation war. So, they decided to ask Mr.
Jamaal Khan either to dis-locate them (us) or prevent them from using Tarand as their
base. Mr. Jamaal Khan told them that it was impossible for him to dislocate such people
who had been exiled and no shelter was available to them. He asked our opponents that
why not a permanent solution to the dispute should be sought out? He asked our
opponents to get ready for Islami Shariat. Who win as per Islamic Shariat, would get the
lands or otherwise. He further said that judge (Qazi) would be selected by him and fixed a
date for Islami Shariat.

Both the parties agreed to this proposal. We were very few in numbers and could not
decline the proposal of Islami Shariat. On the date of shariat, we did come and made our
presence before Mr. Jamaal Khan. But on the other hand, our opponents did not come for
shariat. They did know that they would lose the case, so they decided not to appear before
Qazi. All the people were waiting for them. Our opponents instead of going to Tarand
went to Political Tehsildar whose office was in Oghi, Agrore and requested him that they
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wanted their alaaqa to be acceded to the government of Pakistan. He accepted their
request and ordered the government officials to go with them (our opponents). On the
next day, (1951) the whole present area of tehsil Battagram was brought under the control
of government of Pakistan. We were extremely happy to this announcement. Man
proposes and God disposes. Our opponents did not know that it would benefit the exiled
people of Oghaz Banda and Landai. Tehsildar was told by anyone that there were people
who had been exiled by these people and were living at different places. He asked our
opponents that those people would come to their homes and no one of you would make
any hurdle in the way back to their homes. He warned our opponents that if anyone
would make any hurdle, he would be strictly punished. Our opponents were unhappy over
this decision but they were compelled to accept it.

We were asked by the Tehsildar to send some of our men with him to take a look of our
demolished and ruined villages. Some of our people went with him and showed the
demolished houses of our villages to Tehsildar.

Tehsildar was a kind-hearted and sincere person. He took pity on us to see our destroyed
villages. Besides our men, Mr. Atta Muhammad Khan of Tarand, Mr. Khushal Khan, Mr.
Sultan Muhammad Khan and Mr. Wasil Khan of Battagram also accompanied him. They
were very kind-hearted and sympathetic persons. Tehsildar was told the whole story of
our exile.

When the Tehsildar was returning after the completion of an over view of the boundaries
of the lands of our both villages, he was told by some one that there were two big pieces
of lands (Aabai Wand and Haji Baba Wand near their graveyards) which had been
occupied by their opponents. He asked our people to lodge a claim over these lands and
the government would do its best to release these lands to them (our people). So we
lodged our claim over these lands. Tehsildar presented our claim before our opponents.
Our opponents told him that Malkaal in exchange of those lands given to them in allaqa
Tikri had given these lands to them. We did not stress upon our claim because we were
leading an exile life at different places and wanted to settle in our villages. It was a very
difficult time for us. Our homes were looted and demolished by our opponents. People
wanted to come back to their villages and re-build their demolished houses. However,
we’re regretful as to why not stress upon our claim over these lands. If our claim would
have been remained over these lands, our opponents must have compromised with our
people and might have vacated their claims over the lands of Jangrai and forest situated to
the west of Landai. There were some homes of carpenter, black smith, barber and others
in which several families lived temporarily till their own homes were re-built. Some
people came after a period of thirty years of exile.
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Today, our village consists of more than one hundred and twenty houses. Similarly,
Landai also consists of more than eighty houses. We are very happy by leading an
independent, free and peaceful life.

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BANDOBAST OF LANDS (SETTLEMENT)

Present district of Battagram was brought under the control of government of Pakistan in
1951. But the bandobast of lands was carried out in 1965. Settlement (Bandobast) means
the recording of the ownership of lands in the books of revenue authority.

First of all the settlement process was started in our villages, Oghaz Banda and Landai.
Maulana Syed Abdul Ghani Shah of Landai, Syed Ghulam Hussain Shah and Syed
Noorul Haq Shah of Oghaz Banda took the initiative and brought the settlement staff to
our village. Some people of our village were against the settlement of their lands.
Because other Swati people also did not want to get their lands settled. They did not want
the presence of strange patwaris in their villages and strongly opposed it. Our elders took
the very right decision to get their lands settled before our opponents. In the beginning of
the settlement process, these elders were abused by different names by the general public
of our both villages. However, the process of settlement was started. We’re grateful to
these elders for their valuable contributions. If we did not get our lands settled before our
opponents, they would certainly have got allotted to themselves, as they were more
influential and resourceful as compared to our people. This would certainly have made a
great loss to our people.

The process of settlement was started from Nandhar to the top of Kala Dhaka, a place
where the limits of our lands end. Our opponents strongly opposed it. They made
different types of hurdles in the settlement process. They used to make firings on
patwaris. They also used to take away the instruments of patwaris and attack them at
different places. We did not lose our hearts and fully cooperated with the settlement staff
and got our lands settled before our opponents. The settlement process took a period of
two years.

We also made some mistakes at the time of settlement. We did not divide our lands,
which were called shamilaat. These lands consisted of the lands of Jangrai Hill, Gat,
Manglai, Kagaan, Paizago and the lands of pine forest near our village. Although, we
were asked by the patwaris to divide these lands before settlement but unfortunately we
did not act upon their advice.

These lands were got settled in the joint names of our people. No division was made of
these lands, which are still shamilaat. Similarly, the whole lands of jungle in Kala Dhaka
were left un-divided and got settled in the joint names of our people.

The patwari is the most powerful official in the villages where his writ runs. He has
almost life-and-death control over variations in the record that he can manipulate, to the
advantage or loss of the landowner. Similarly it was done with our people. At the end of
settlement process, called takmeel/completion, our opponents bribed the patwaris and a
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big piece of land of 900 kanals in Jangrai Hill, Nakhtaro Jungle and Kagaano was split in
Latta and allotted to our opponents, who were living in our neighbourhood.

We were of the view that these lands of Jangrai and Kagaan, etc. had been allotted in the
joint names of our people. But when we got checked the revenue record, we were
extremely surprised to know that a big fraud had been committed against us. This is still a
dispute among our opponents and our people. Neither our opponents nor we can cultivate
these lands. It would be better to seek out a permanent solution to this dispute. Lawfully
and geographically, these are our lands and no one can occupy them either by force or
otherwise. If our opponents try to cultivate these lands, we would certainly sacrifice our
lives for these pieces of land.

After a period of five years of settlement, our opponents lodged a claim over these lands,
which consisted of more than 5,200 kanals. As their khasra numbers were few, so it was
very easy to have claim over these lands. A civil case was started in the court of law. We
hired the services of advocates to defend the civil case filed against our people.

SO-CALLED SHARIAT COMMITTEE

At last, as per Arbitration Act of Pakistan, a Shariat Committee was formed by the
Government to resolve this problem as per Islamic Shariat. The shariat committee
consisted of seven members: three three members were selected by our opponents and
our people and one by the chairman of the committee. On the very first day, our
opponents purchased all the members of shariat committee. They did not even talk to our
people and were chased by our opponents all the time.

Two sessions of the so-called shariat committee were held. First one was held in
Mansehra. In this session, our opponents lodged their claim over these lands before
shariat committee and we submitted our Jawab-e-Dawa. Maulana Muhammad Anwar
Shah, Maulana Syed Ja’afar Shah and Dr. Abdur Rahman made the representation of our
people. From our opponent side, Haji Bahadar Khan, Maulana Mahmood and Maulana
Muhammad Yousuf made the representation of their people. This session was postponed
with the announcement that it would be held once again. The second session was held in
Akora Khattak, Nowshera.

In this session, an oath on the Holy Qur’an was first taken from our people. Soon after
this, another oath on the Holy Qur’an was taken from our opponents. We were surprised
to see that oath was taken from both the sides. Either the oath on the Holy Qur’an should
have been taken from our people or from our opponents. When the oath was taken from
our people, then it should have not been taken from our opponents. As per Islamic Laws,
oath is taken from one side. The session was postponed with the announcement that both
the parties would be invited once again. We did know that a big fraud was being
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committed against our people. However, we were quite confident that we would win our
case as per Islamic Laws. But we were dis-appointed to see that the whole disputed lands
have been divided between our people and our opponents by the so-called Shariat
Committee. We did not accept the decision of the so-called shariat committee as it was
totally un-Islamic and our opponents were favoured. We submitted an application in the
court of Civil Judge, Mansehra against this decision. The civil suit was going on in the
court. In the mean time, the government of Pakistan approved a scheme of construction of
bridge over stream Nandhaar. Syed Jalal Shah and Syed Suleman Shah played an
important role to get the approval of this bridge. Our opponents strongly opposed it and
decided not to allow the construction of bridge in their lands. We had a great difficulty in
crossing the overflowed Stream Nandhar. We were asked by the government that unless a
solution to this problem is sought out, the construction of bridge is difficult. So we also
realized that the importance of bridge is more than the disputed lands of jungle. kk We
accepted the government demand and agreed to a compromise, according to which a land
of 2000 kanals would be given to our opponents and the remaining land would remain
with our people. Our opponents would also allow the construction of bridge over Nandhar
Stream and road in their lands. Similarly, a long outstanding dispute was brought to an
end between our opponents and our people. We thanked God for granting a peaceful and
honourable life.
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SYED DEWAN RAJA BABA
(Rahmatullah-e-Alaih)

It would be worth mentioning to give some detail about Syed Dewan Raja Baba, who
played an important role by advising Syed Jalal Baba to occupy the state of Turk
Raja, Sultan Mahmood Khan at Pakhal, Hazara.

His name was Syed Raja Dewan or Shah Raja Dewan known as Dewan Raja Baba.
According to some people, his name was Muhammad Shah Raja Dewan. He was a
pious, upright saint and a great poet. The state of Turk Raja was ended by the curse of
Dewan Rja Baba. He was living to the Northwest part of Guli Bagh (Pakhal) in the
state of Turk Raja, Sultan Mahmood (1640 A.D.) in the reign of Mughal King Shah
Jehan. He was the son of Syed Abdul Latif Shah known as Bari Imam, who was Syed
Mashehdi. He was the brother of Shah Jahan Shah, whose grave (Mazar) is at Murree
Road, Rawalpindi and known as “Mazar Shahan De Talian Wala”. Syed Raja Dewan
Baba was also known for a well-known event of slaughter of horse, gifted to him by
one of the Turk Sultans.

Shajara-e-Nasab (genealogy) of Dewan Raja Baba is as follows: (1) Hazrat
Muhammad, Peace be upon him (2) Hazrat Fatima Al-Zahra (Allah be pleased with
her) (3) Hazrat Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him) (4) Imam Muhammad
Baqir (5) Imam Jaffar Sadiq (6) Imam Musa Kazim (7) Syed Ishaq (8) Shah Syed
Muhammad (9) Shah Syed Qasim Abdullah (10) Syed Muhammad Alam (11) Syed
Abul Hassan, Musa Zahid (12) Syed Ishaq Sani (13) Hazrat Ghaus Zaman Shah Syed
Abdur Rahman (14) Hazrat Ali Amir Bill Bandagi (15) Shah Sultan Abul Qasim,
Hussain Al- Mashehdi (16) Shah Hazrat Sultan Syed Isa (17) Shah Syed Muhammad
Ghaus (18) Syed Hamza Ali (19) Syed Yasin (20) Syed Hassan (21) Syed Yaqoob
(22) Syed Abdur Rahim (23) Syed Rahmatullah (24) Syed Abdul Wali (25) Syed Abu
Bakkar (26) Syed Abdus Salam (27) Syed Kamal (28) Syed Abdul Ghani (29) Syed
Qutub (30) Syed Jalal (31) Syed Amin Shah (32) Syed Hamdia (33) Syedud Din (34)
Syed Khan Shah (35) Shah Abdul Latif known as Bari Imam, Islamabad (35) Syed
Raja Dewan or Shah Raja Dewan known as Dewan Raja Baba. Shah Abdul Latif
known as Bari Imam had three sons: (1) Shah Syed Dooda Quds Surrah (2) Hazrat
Syed Raja Dewan or Shah Raja Dewan (3) Syed Sakhi Shah Jahan Shah known as
“Shahan De Talian Wala”.

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OCCUPATION OF BATTAGRAM AND MANSEHRA
BY SADAAT, SWATI AND OTHER TRIBES IN 1650 A.D
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Syed Jalal Baba, son of Syed Qasim Shah was a pious, devoted and bold person. He
belonged to Tirmizi Sadaat of Buner, Swat. He was a religious student in Guli Bagh,
Mansehra. Muslim Turk Raja, Sultan Mahmood Khan, ruled the whole territory from
Allai to Mangal and Agrore to Kaghan of present districts of Battagram and Mansehra.
Guli Bagh was the capital of his state. In those days, Muzaffarabad was also included in
his state, which was ruled by his governor, Kamal Khan. His brother, Raja Qayasuddin,
also ruled Tanawal. Raja of Guli Bagh, Sultan Mahmood Khan was influenced by the
piousness, uprightness and truthfulness of Syed Jalal Baba. Due to these qualities, he
gave his daughter’s hand in marriage to Syed Jalal Baba. He also gifted Bugarmang to his
son-in-law, Syed Jalal. All the people of the area had a great respect forf Syed Jalal Baba.

Syed Jalal Baba and his disciple, Murad Khan (grand-father of Khans of Garhi
Habibullah) were very shrewd persons. There also lived a very pious person called
Dewan Raja Baba, who was Syed Mash-hadi and son of Syed Bari Imam Baba,
Islamabad. People were extremely fed up with the poor law and order situation of the
government of Sultan Mahmood.

In those days, people believed in palmistry and astrology. Sultan Mahmood Khan was
also one of them. Once, he asked a renowned astrologer that who would destroy his
dynasty? The astrologer told him that Syed Jalal would destroy his dynasty. Turk Raja
was not satisfied with his answer. After some days, he again asked the astrologer that
who would over-throw him from power? The palmist, after some calculations, told him
that Syed Jalal would over-throw him from power. He said that he was his son in-law and
why he would be over-thrown by him? He, for the third time asked the palmist the same
question that who would topple his government? He was again told that Syed Jalal would
topple his government. The Turk Raja was extremely dis-appointed to listen to the same
answer.

The Turk Raja decided to kill Syed Jalal. One day, he invited Syed Jalal Baba to his
house and richly entertained him. At the end of the day, he was sent back to his home
with some of his armed men. When they were passing through some grassy fields, the
armed men of Turk Raja, Sultan Manhood, fired Syed Jalal Baba. Syed Jalal Baba was
injured and fell down in some deeper place situated at ‘Dug’. The armed men of Turk
Raja thought that Syed Jalal had been killed. After the departure of the armed men, Syed
Jalal Baba got up and went back to his home. He did not know that why his father in-law
wanted to kill him. When he fully recovered from the injuries, decided to teach a lesson
to Turk Raja, Sultan Mahmood Khan. He went to Swat and told the whole story to his
cousin, Syed Masood, son of Mian Abdul Wahab. He asked the different Swati tribes, etc.
to attack and occupy the state of Turk-Raja of Guli Bagh, Phakal, Hazara.

Yousufzai who came from Ghwara Marghai ( ) of Khurasan via Qandhar and
Nangarhar attacked the present Swati tribes of Battagram and Mansehra and exiled them
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from Swat. Swati tribes lived an exile life for more than hundred and fifty years at
Kohistan, Darra Niag, Bisham, Lahore and other adjacent areas of Swat. All the people of
Swati tribes were in a miserable and depressing condition. They warmly welcomed the
call of Syed Jalal Baba to attack the state of Guli Bagh. In those days, Sadaat were highly
respected and trusted by all the people. Syed Jalal Baba was advised by his cousin, Syed
Masood to ask one of the descendants of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah to lead the
forces against the Turk Rajgaan, as they were respected and trusted by all the people. He
requested Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba to command the forces against the Turk-Rajgaan of
Hazara. A big lashkar of 600-armed men of different tribes including Sadaat (Tirmezi,
Sherazi, etc.), Swati, Akhoonkhel, Madekhel was made. They set out to occupy the whole
territory from the Turk Rajgaan of Guli Bagh. They fought very bravely and the Turk
Rajgaan were defeated one by one. Fierce fighting was occurred at Thakot, Chanjal,
Chattar, Phakal, etc. In those days, Sultan Shamsher, who was a cruel and wicked person,
ruled Chanjal. The Turk Rajgaan were fled away from their areas and the whole territory
from Thakot to Mangal and Agrore to Kaghan was occupied by the forces of Syed Jalal
Baba under the command of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba in 1650 A.D. There were 600
soldiers in the force of Syed Jalal Baba and every soldier was regularly paid some amount
of money. Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba also bore one fourth of the total expenses.

When the forces of Syed Jalal Baba under the command of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba,
defeated the forces of Muslim Turk Rajgaan of Phakal-Hazara and occupied the whole
territory from Allai to Mangal and Agrore to Kaghan in 1650 A.D., Syed Muhammad
Ahmad Shah, father of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba had gone to perform Hajj. After
coming back from Hajj, he was shocked to know that the whole territory from the Muslim
Turk-Rajgaan had been forcefully occupied under the leadership of his son, Syed Pir
Saadat Shah. He asked as to why the Muslims of one territory fought against the Muslims
of other territory and occupied their lands by force. He thought that the share in occupied
lands given to his son, Syed Pir Saadat Shah, must be given back to the Muslim Turk
Rajgaan as these lands were occupied from them forcefully and un-lawfully. When he
went to the Muslim Turk Rajgaan (who were living in exile in Behali Sharif) to ask them
to get back their lands given to his son, Syed Pir Saadat Shah as his share, he was told
that it could be very difficult for them (Turk Rajgaan) to cultivate these lands at different
places amongst other Sadaat and Swati tribes. They were so pleased with the honesty and
virtuousness of Haji Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah that one of the Turk Rajgaan gave
his daughter’s hand in marriage to his son, Syed Pir Saadat Shah. Muslim Turk Rajgaan
also gifted the lands given to the son of Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah as his share in
occupied lands. After that, Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah was satisfied and decided to
live in Oghaz Banda, Battagram.

Note: Professor Muhammad Akhtar in his book titled “Tajik Swati and Mumlikat-e-
Gabar, Tarikh Kay Ainay Mein” writes on page # 380, “When the Swati tribes were
defeated one by one and their whole area of Dir and Swat was occupied by the Yousuf
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Zai tribe, Swatis were exiled to Chakesar, Lahore (Darra Niag) and Kohistan. He also
states that some of the Swati tribes on the advice of Sher Shah, son of Sultan Jahangir,
requested Ghayasuddin, the then Raja of Pakhal, to give them refuge in his state. So,
some Swati tribes including Sun Koli, Shalmani, Laghmani, Badeshi (Deshaan) and
Bangash, etc. were allowed by Raja of Pakhal, Ghayasuddin to live in allaqa Dikri (Tikri)
and Nandharand”.

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DIVISION OF OCCUPIED LANDS AT BATTAGRAM AND MANSEHRA

When the whole territory of Districts Battgram and Mansehra was occupied from Turk-
Rajgaan under the leadership of Syed Jalal Baba and Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba, son of
Haji Syed Muhammad Ahmad Shah, the question of division of occupied lands was
raised. Shah Zaman, son of Syed Jalal Baba did not want to let other tribes be the owners
of lands, occupied from Turks. He established his government with the capitals in Batelo
(Allai) in Battagram and Bugarmang in Mansehra. It was told to other people that they
were only lashkarese and lashkarese were not to be shared in occupied lands. But the
other tribes made various troubles for him. In the meantime, Shah Zaman, son of Syed
Jalal Baba was killed by the snakebite.

At last, Syed Jalal Baba realized that the division of occupied lands was a must. A
formula was devised according to which the occupied lands were divided into four parts.
Three parts were given to different tribes of Swati, the fourth-one was given to
Astanadaar. Astanaddar included Saadat, Akhoonkhel and Madekhail. Saadat also
included Syed Sherazi, who are presently living in Chinar Kot, Singal Kot, Lammi,
Jalora, Kanshian (Mansehra), Oghaz Banda, Landai, Bara and Kanshai (Battagram) and
Syed Jalali/Pir Imami called Tirmizi, living in Maidan, Buland Kot, Ajmera, Batelo,
Gantar (Battagram), Kaghan, Bhai and Baffa, Mansehra. So one part out of fourth was
given to Syed Jalali, Syed Sherazi, Akhoon Khel and Madekhail. They took one-fourth
each in the occupied lands in Battagram and Mansehra. The remaining three-fourth of
occupied lands was divided among the different tribes of Swati. Similarly all the occupied
lands in present districts of Battagram and Mansehra were divided into four parts. The
division of occupied lands was made by the guidance and assistance of a person named
Sheikh Malli, who was a Yousufzai Pathan of Swabi.

Those tribes of Swati, Sadaat Sherazi and Tirmizi, Akhoon Khel and Madekhel, etc., are
the original owners of lands, who were given shares in occupied lands situated at both of
the present Districts of Mansehra and Battagram. However, those tribes who were not
given shares in the lands at both of the Districts of Mansehra and Battagram are not the
original owners of lands. They have either purchased or occupied the lands from others.

Before the division of lands, the Astanadaar of present district of Battagram were offered
the whole territory from present Kass Pull to Neelishang, and Neelishang to
Shamlai/Bansair and Hills by Swati tribes. This territory was equal to one-fourth of the
present District of Battagram. But unfortunately, the Astanadaar rejected this offer of
Swati tribes. It was because of the fact that the Astanadaar had upper hand as compared
to Swati tribes.
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They said that they would take their share of land everywhere. So each allaqa from
Pashto (Allai) to Mangal (Qalanderabad) and Lake Saiful Malook (Kaghan) on one hand
and the whole allaqa of Agrore on the other hand were divided into four parts. Astanadaar
were shared one- fourth everywhere. Swati were happy over this division of lands
because they knew it would be impossible for Astanadaar to look after their share of
lands at different places. Syed Sherazi were given the lands at Oghaz Banda, Landai,
Bara, Kanshai, Paimaal Sharif (Thakot), Bara Cham of village Pagora, Karlai near
Kakarshang, Dedal, Takia near Darro in present District of Battagram. In present District
of Mansehra, lands at Chinar Kot, Singal Kot, Lami, Shakarkot, Chapra Payeen and Bara
were given. In allaqa Pakhal, the lands at upper Cham of Khaki, Bher Kund, Hamsherian,
Pir Kalay, Susal village, Kanshian (Balakot) were given. Syed Abdus Sadiq Shah,
grandfather of Dr. Syed Attaullah Shah Sherazi of Koansh, was the last man, who had
collected/received his rent of lands at Kaarlai near Kakarshahng. So by and large, we’re
the real owners of these lands situated at different places in Battagram and Mansehra.

We had a lot of lands in the surroundings of Paimal Sharif, Chatto near Kanshai, Dheri
Jahangir Khan and upper Cham of Phagora that have been occupied by Mr. Jan
Muhammad Khan of Thakot, Sahibzadgan of Paimal Sharif, Mr. Jahangir Khan of
Battagram and Panjghoal of Phagora respectively. Once the Doadals of Battagram asked
Mr. Jahangir Khan to give them their share in the lands of present Dheri Jahangir Khan.
Mr. Jahangir Khan told them that the real owners of these lands were the Sadaat of Oghaz
Banda and Landai and Doadals have no right to claim over these lands.

At the time of settlement, we were asked by Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan of Thakot to come
and get our lands settled in our names situated at Paimal Sharif. We wanted to send our
men and get these lands settled in our names. But in those days, we were engaged in the
settlement process in our own villages, Landai and Oghaz Banda. We decided that after
the completion of settlement process in our own villages, we would go to Paimal Sharif
and ask the revenue authorities to get settled these lands in our names. In the mean time,
an agreement was made between Sahibzadgan of Paimal Sharif and Mr. Jan Muhammad
Khan of Thakot, according to which our lands were shared equally among them and got
settled in their own names. We were shocked to know about this decision. As we were
busy in the settlement process in our villages, it was difficult for us to lodge a civil suit
against Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan of Thakot and Sahibzadgan of Paimal Sharif. We also
did not stress our claim over these lands because on one hand we were busy in our own
settlement process and on the other hand, it was very difficult for our people to fight
against Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan of Thakot, who was a strong and powerful Khan. We
also did not stress our claim over these lands, as the Sahibzadgan of Paimal Sharif were
also our Qureshi brothers. Before this, rent of these lands was being collected/received
either by our elders in Oghaz Banda or by our brothers living in Kanshai. Syed Sakhawat
Shah, grandfather of Syed Ibrahim Shah was the last one, who had collected the rent from
his tenants of Chatto near Kanshai.
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We had also a lot of lands in Titta Sharay near Dedal. Our elders used to get rent of these
lands for a long time. It was difficult for us to use these lands as we were very few in
numbers and also engaged in enmity with the people in our neighbourhood. Once some of
our elders went to Dedal to collect rent from their tenants. On the way to Dedal, it rained
heavily and our elders got very tired. When they came to Dedal, they were warmly
welcomed and entertained by their tenants. They were so pleased with their tenants that
they gifted their whole lands to them.

We had also a piece of land adjacent to the graveyard of Haji Baba and present house of
Muhammad Zarin Khan. This land had been given to our khadim as seri, who used to
look after the graveyard of Haji Baba. This piece of land had been in use of our khadims
for centuries. When we came back after an exile of four years, the last khadim was
Barkati, who used to cultivate this piece of land. He was compelled to leave this piece of
land by our opponents. The people of Shingli Payeen among them-selves divided the
same piece of land. So our opponents occupied this piece of land.

We had some lands in the south of Uthrairai ( ) and to the west of Shingalo Dand. Our
forefathers had given this piece of land to their Pesh Imams as seri. This land was to be
used by our Pesh Imams for centuries. At last, this land was allotted to Maulana Abdul
Qayum, Maulana Abdul Manan, Maulana Khalilur Rahman and Maulana Abdul Wadood,
the descendants of our Pesh Imams at the time of Bando Bast in 1965. We did not raise
any objection over the allotment of this piece of land as the forefathers of our present
Pesh Imam had spent very good time with our elders. Maulana Muhammad Anwar Shah
had detailed information of lands of our people situated at different places/villages in
Battagram and Mansehra. Once he submitted a detailed statement of these lands to
Political Tehsildar in Tarand through Maulana Muhammad Yousaf, father of Attaullah
Khan of Bania. Maulna Muhammad Yousuf was a sincere and very sympathetic person.
He was also ready to bear a witness in favour of our people in the court of law.
ABAI AND HAJI BABA WANDS (LANDS)

These two big pieces of lands (wands) adjacent to the graveyards of Abai and Haji Baba
are situated between our village and Shingli Payeen. We were the actual owners of these
lands before our opponents who lived in allaqa Tikri. In those days, Malkaal were living
in the present allaqa of our opponents. An agreement of exchange of lands/allaqa was
made between our opponents and Malkaal. According to the agreement, our opponents
were given the present allaqa of our opponents and Malkaal were given the present allaqa
of Tikri. Our opponents forcefully occupied these two pieces of land. We asked our
opponents that these were our lands before you and were being cultivated by Malkaal on
rent. But our opponents told us that these lands had been given to them by Malkaal in
exchange of those lands situated at Tikri. A dispute of ownership was created over these
lands.
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At last an agreement was made between our opponents and our people, according to
which the solution to this dispute was to be sought out as per the Holy Qur’an. A man
probably named “Sham” belonging to Malkaal was called to take oath on the Holy
Qur’an as to whether these two pieces of land were owned by Malkaal or the Sadaat of
Oghaz Banda. Before this, our opponents bribed him by offering the present village of
“Sham Seri”. He filled his shoes with the mud brought by him from Tikri and said that
the lands (in shoes filled from mud) on which he was standing were owned by Alkali and
not by the Sadaat of Oghaz Banda. Thus our awful opponents deprived us of these two
pieces of land by hatching a conspiracy against our people.

As per division of lands among the sons of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba, these two lots of
land had been given as share to our brothers living in Koansh and we were given as share
the lands adjacent to the graveyard of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba in Koansh. But after
some time, these lands i.e. Abai Wand and Haji Baba Wand and the lands adjacent to the
graveyard of Syed Pir Saadat Shah Baba were exchanged between our brothers living in
Koansh and our people in Oghaz Banda and Landai. When our Koanshi brothers knew
that these pieces of land were fraudulently occupied from our brothers living in Oghaz
Banda, they were grieved and said that these were our (their) lands, which had been
exchanged with our brothers living in Oghaz Banda. But nothing could be done against a
powerful and awful people.

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Books studied for “Brief History Of My Respected Forefather”
(Sadaat Sherazi/Bukhari)

S# Name of Book Author
01 Islam, Yahoodiyat and Issa-iat Ejaz Hussain Tirmizi, Peshawar
02 Roohani Rabita & Taroon Qazi Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani
03 Sarhad Mein Mughl-e-Azam Ka Islami Mission Syed Ma’aroof Shah Sherazi,
Mansehra
04 Pir Baba Sher Afzal Khan Barekoti, Swat
05 Social Studies - Class 4th Text Book Board, Peshawar
05 Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht Muhammad Ayub, Karachi
06 A study of Islamic History K.Ali
07 Tazkiratul Ma’asomeen Syed Shafquat Hussain Naqvi
08 The Daily Mashriq (Special Edition) Rasool Bakhsh Naseem
Wenesday, 5th December 1960
09 Tazkira-e-Sadaat Sherazi Syed Ghulam Rahmani Al-Qadri,
Bagh Kandi Sharif, Lower Dir
10 Special Article in Risala-e-Aaina December Mr.Hameedullah Zakhmi
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1965
11 Tazkira-e-Ulema Kubaar & Mashaikh-e-Uzzam Mian Abdur Rashid
of Frontier
12 Tazkira-e-Sadaat Tirmizi Syed Muhammad Arif Shah, Karachi
13 Stories from The Holy Quran Sajeda Zaidi
14 Tarikh-e-Islam Dr. Hameeduddin, Karachi
15 Star Text Book of Islamiyat – Class 10th. Ghulam Makhdoom Jilanai, Lahore
16 Kashful Mahjoob - English Edition Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh
17 Fazail-e-Aamaal Tableegh Maulana Muhammad Zakria
18 Tareekh-e-bani Hashim Irtiza bin Raza, Nawaz Puri

19 Who is Who & What is What Mirza Muhammad Yousuf