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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Biography of Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a)1841-1951 Part 17


Sikh Gurdawara at the site of Shaheed Ganj Mosque,Lahore
Biography of Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a)1841-1951 Part 17 Sirat Amir e Millat
Shaheed Ganj Mosque
In 1935 AD the Sikhs demolished the Shaheed Ganj Mosque with the support of British to build a Gurdwara.The Muslims filed a suit and the lower court decided the case in their favour. Later the Higher Court dismissed this case. Governor Emerson maintained its status as a Gurdwara.The Muslims elected Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a) as their leader at a large conference on September 1.1935 ,held at Rawalpindi.The speakers emphasized civil disobedience and to avoid bloodshed.National Unity Conference (Majlis Itehade Millat) was established and Hazrat Amir e Millat (r.a) toured India with other religious scholars to educate Muslims about their moral,religious and political responsibilities.A memorable procession with bare swords was organized on November 8,1935 after Friday Prayers at Badshahi Mosque.Despite his advanced age and fragile health,he lead the procession and advised Muslims to remain peaceful.He said " Remember this commandment of Allah 'al-Fitna tu Ashaddu min al-Qatal. Civil War is more serious than killing"demonstrate patience and self-discipline. "Mawlana Shaukat Ali and Mawlana Abdul Qadir Badayuni also addressed this very large gathering.Advisory council decided to file a lawsuit however the higher court gave decision in favour of Sikhs.Amir e Millat stated "Na rahe ga bans,na baje gi bansri"Elimination of Bamboo means end of flute making and playing",British and Sikh will not live here"This prediction was realized on August 14,1947 when Pakistan became independent.

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