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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Biography of Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a)1841-1951 Part 13

Hijaz Railway Station Madinah Munawwara
Biography of Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a)1841-1951 Part 13 Sirat Amir e Millat
Service & Care of Harmain Sharifain:
Amit e Millat (r.a) loved the land of Hijaz and felt his duty to take part in its welfare.
Hijaz Railway:The decision to build Hijaz Raiway to Madinah Sharif for pilgrims by Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid (r.a) made him very happy. He himself contributed large sum and also raised funds. Sultan thanked him for his service and sent five medals.
Famine in Arabia and Madinah Fund:The famine affected everyone in Hijaz. He established Madinah Fund and raised thousands of Rupees to be distributed to needy.He was given the title of 'Abu al-Arab' for his caring generosity.
Construction of Mosques: It is difficult to state the number of mosques he built.He will travel to villages and if there was no mosque,he will build one. He will take part physically in construction.When people will ask him to avoid physical labour,he would answer" You will go to your grave and I, to mine. Your good deeds are not going to benefit me."He built five mosques in Alipur Sayyidan.
1.Masjid e Nur Alipur Sayyidan. is masterpiece of Islamic Architechure.It was entirely built with marble .Doors are made of sandlewood and have ingraved art work with ivory and pearls .There is s beautiful mosaic mirror art work on the walls with Quranic calligraphy.Jam of Lasbaila sent 16 feet long whale fin which decorates the roof.During British rule it became a tourist attraction and was visited by British and Hindus.2. Mosque in Ancestral Graveyard has two guest rooms and is adjacent to funeral prayer site ( Namaz e Janaza )3. Mosque of Main Road has guest rooms. 4.Mosque of the Well is located on family farm with lot of guest rooms and quarters for dervishes.5.Railway Station Mosque with guest rooms, a well and beautiful garden is a place of rest and comfort for travelers. Other Mosques are Sadukay Mosque,Chak No 164 Mosque,Old Jamai Mosque Faisalabad,Jamai Mosque,Jhang Road, Faisalabad,Mosque Shah Jama'at Narowal,Mosque Pinwan, Mosque Azam Mysore, Mosque Khabal,Yagistan,
Other Buildings: He built guest hostels and wells for travelers. Jama'at Manzil Sialkot was built as a guesthouse.Jama'at Manzil Madinah Sharif was built for pilgrims and his khalifa Hazrat Bakhshi Ghulam Muhammad(r.a) was the caretaker.He also built in his village,two story building for women,Shish Mahal with 50 guest rooms, three drinking water ponds for animals,a large compound (havaili )for religious gatherings,two story guest hostel near Masjid e Nur. His only goal for doing these noble works was to seek pleasure of Allah Taala.


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