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Meeran Mauj Darya

Hazrat Syed Meeran Muhammad Shah Bukhari  Suharwardi Rehmat Ullah Aliha

Generally known as Meeran Mauj Darya

 

Meera Mauj Darya Shrine
Meera Mauj Darya Shrine

The arrival of Muslims in indo-pak subcontinent was a prelude to a huge revolution. The natural talents of the local population, which were deep rooted in superstitions and a caste system, were now open for new chapter.  It has been a badge of honor for Muslims to promote their culture as a revolution wherever they have gone, either resulting in the local culture and traditions dying out slowly or evolving to adapt with the Muslim culture. This promotion of culture has always started a new outlook on life within the local area and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Southeast Asia got a new heartbeat due to the Muslim arrival. Muslim Rulers and soldiers have stood alongside Sufis and scholars and have played a great role in the promotion of Islam as they were a practical example of the teachings of Islam. These Godly people were loving and kind souls who truly cared about the other human beings around them. People used to come from afar to enjoy their company as it gave the common man peace and solace. Among these many famous and respected people was Hazrat Meeran Muhammad Shah, also known as Mauj Darya Bukhari Suhurwardi whose name has been preserved for eternity in the pages of history.

Mosque Enterance
Mosque Entrance

Guardianship stayed within Hazrat Makhdoom’s family for many generations. The contributions by your family in spreading the Suhurwardiya line in Punjab and especially Lahore are noteworthy. Even though Suhurwardiya teachings had gained a foothold in Lahore, prior to Hazrat Meeran Mauj Darya Bukhari Suhurwardi arrival; his presence still strengthened the teachings even further. Hazrat Meeran Mauj Darya Bukhari was among the noteworthy scholars and guardians of the Mughal time period. His real name was Meeran Muhammad Shah. Every guardian has a unique presence, and it is this presence that becomes the source of countless blessings from the Almighty which flow like the water through open floodgates. It was this very presence that resulted in his famous name Mauj Darya.

Shrine View From Entry way
Shrine View From Entry way

Birth and Family

Meeran Mauj Darya belonged to the Syed’s of Uch Sharif. Uch Sharif is the land of God fearing people. Mauj Darya was akin to Jahan Gasht in more than one way. He was the progeny, through a few generations, of Hazrat Makhdoom uddin Jahaniyan Jahan Gasht. His father’s name was Hazrat Syed Safiuddin; a respected and comprehensive sage. Mauj Darya was born in the year 1533 (940 Hijri) in the rein of the Mughal Empire of Naseeruddin Humayoun. Meeran Mauj Darya’s lineage to Syed Sher Shah Jalal Ud Din Surkh Posh Bukhari goes as follows:

  • Syed Meeran Muhammad Shah Son Of
  • Syed Safiuddin Son Of
  • Syed Nizamuddin Son Of
  • Syed Ilmuddin sani Son Of
  • Syed Jalaluddin Son Of
  • Syed Aleemuddin I Son Of
  • Syed Jalaluddin Mukhdoom Jahaniya Jahan Gasht Son Of
  • Syed Ahmed Kabir Son Of
  • Syed Sher Shah Jalaluddin ul Azam Ameer Surkh Bukhari.

 

Graves of Relatives
Graves of Relatives
Courtyard View
Courtyard View
Main Tomb
Main Tomb

Education & Upbringing

Meeran Mauj Darya was named Meeran Muhammad Shah at birth. His father’s name was Syed Safi Uddin who was a tall figure in anagogic as well as spiritualistic matters. Therefore, Mauj Darya inherited the qualities of nobility and miraculousness. Nature has always found a way to arrange the best form of education for the people it values and chooses. Therefore, Allah also led his father to make the implicit and inherent knowledge of Koran available to Mauj Darya. Since he was brought up under the august guidance of his father, he was interested in achieving a thorough understanding of jurisprudence and to achieve imperceptibility. In his early years education Mauj Darya learned to read the Holy Quran with Nazrah and then went on to Hifz (memorize) the Holy Quran.He continued rounding out his remaining education through hard work amongst the company of other teachers. Upon completion of his studies Mauj Darya swore fealty to his father under the Soharwardia Order.

Mauj Darya Tomb Closeup
Mauj Darya Tomb Closeup

Personal & Family Life

Mauj Darya would spend most days in service to Allah. Prayer and meditation were the inspiration for his soul. People from near and far started to visit his court and get blessed from the illuminating and rewarding personality. The news of his miraculous personality travelled vastly throughout India and caught the ear of the King Jalal uddin Akbar.

Doorway to Mauj Darya Grave
Doorway to Mauj Darya Grave

Hazrat Mauj Darya married twice. His first wife was Bibi Kalaan and his second wife’s name was Afifa Nourang Bibi. Both women were pious and religious and were regular in their Tahajud (late night) prayers. Hazrat Meeran Mauj Darya was bless with two sons

  1. Syed Safi Uddin
  2. Syed Baha Uddin

 

Inauguration Stone
Inauguration Stone

The Battle of Fort Chatodh:

The religious people of God are a channel for glory and Beatitude to be spread out amongst the believers. In other words, deprived and hurt humanity benefits from the existence of these ascended beings. Similarly during the era of Meeran Mauj Darya, King Akbar got engaged in the dispute of the fort of Chatodh. King Akbar utilized all worldly resources at his disposal, but to no avail. Eventually, upon the recommendation of his court appointed fortune tellers Hazrat Meeran Mauj Darya was called upon by King Akbar. Meeran Mauj Darya did not ride the fast camel provided by King Akbar; instead, he replied that he would come to the King’s court on his own.  The King’s advisors asked Meeran Mauj Darya

“How would we know when you have arrived?”

Mauj Darya replied

“There will be a huge Dust storm on that day and will plough down all tents and camps and blow out all lamps except the one in which I will be residing. “

This prediction came to fruition. The dust storm caused widespread damage and darkness all over, only Mauj Darya’s lamp kept on glowing. When King Akbar was informed of this he took off barefoot from the castle to Mauj Darya’s camp and requested that Mauj Darya pray for the King’s success. Not only did Mauj Darya prayed for the King that night but also walked up to the fort next morning and recited “Allah” three times. The fort fell for the Kings men shortly after. Right afterwards Mauj Darya planned to return to Uch Sharif but the King personally requested for him to stay right there if he chooses to do so; furthermore, he offered to help him settle down anywhere in the kingdom if he did not want to stay with the King. Hazrat Meeran Mauj Darya chose the city of Lahore as his city of residence.

Entryway Closeup
Entryway Closeup

Residence in Lahore:

Meeran Mauj Darya settled in Lahore after the triumph over the Chatodh fort. King Akbar gave an estate worth 200,000 Rupees in Batala as a gift to Mauj Darya. The idea behind this gift was that the people of religion including Meeran Mauj Darya would get a steady stream of income and not have to worry about the worldly affairs any more than they had to. Instead, Mauj Darya distributed all income to the poor and needy. The royal decree through which the land was gifted to Meeran Mauj Darya remained in his family through generations to come.

After making Lahore his permanent resident, Hazrat Mauj Darya started to teach the natives the knowledge of the visible worldly as well as the religious knowledge of the invisible faith. Through these teachings countless Hindus embraced Islam and were illuminated by the light of faith. His teachings also made the local Muslims more observant of the ways of Quran and Sunnah (teachings of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W)

Engraved Headstone
Engraved Headstone

Spiritualistic Miracle:

Staying on a true path of the teachings of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allah O Alihe Wasallam) is a miracle in itself. However, the spiritual beings that are close to Allah do perform extraordinary miracles from time to time unintentionally. There are several miracles associated with Hazrat Meeran Mauj Darya. One such miracle is when the advisors of King Akbar objected to him about gifting such a huge state to a dervish; instead, the advisors though that the King could have pleased many of his people by gifting many small pieces of land to many people instead of just one dervish. The King simply replied that there is no comparison between the general populous and Syed Meeran Mauj Darya as the latter is a man of Intuitionism and spirituality. The advisors insisted that the King make Mauj darya show some sort of miracle in court before giving out such a large estate or reconsider his decision to bestow such generosity.

The idea struck a cord with the King and he asked for suggestions regarding the type of miracle to be performed. His advisors mentioned that the legend goes that fire does not damage people of “Syed” lineage. As Mauj Darya is Syed through his genealogy so the fire miracle could be asked of Mauj Darya.

Grave of Meeran Mauj Darya
Grave of Meeran Mauj Darya

So with this intention the royal man-sized oven was fired up and all the courtiers and advisors gathered to watch the miracle test. When his son Syed Shahab Ud Din came to know of this forced demonstration he also arrived at the Fort. The guards at the Fort entrance did not allow him to go inside at which point he transformed into a Lion and got to royal court and raised his hand to slap King Akbar. The King got afraid and apologized to Meeran Mauj Darya about the whole incident. Hazrat Meeran Mauj darya called upon his son—the Lion—“O Shahab Ud Din, you lost control and are out of your element. Ascetics should not lose control or get hot headed”. Upon hearing his father, Shahab Ud Din transformed back into his human form and requested permission that he is allowed to go into the fire before his father to satisfy all of the people in the court. Mauj Darya did not grant permission stating that this is an ordinary task that can be performed even by an exiguous worker. Thereafter, Mauj Darya commanded his servant Farid to jump into the blazing fire in the oven. Farid exclaimed the Takbir “Allah O Akbar” and jumped into the fire pit and began to pray to Allah. After seeing such miracle the court attendees apologized to Mauj Darya and became his followers.

Intricate Artwork Inside Tomb
Intricate Artwork Inside Tomb

Death & Tomb:

Mauj Darya Died at the age of 73 in the year 1604, on 17 Rab-e-Ul-Awal in the era of King Akbar. Eventhough, he died in Batala his son Syed Safi Uddin—who loved his father immensely—brought him back to Lahore for burial according to the will of Meera Mauj Darya.

His mausoleum is located on Edward Road near the Customs House in Lahore. The green dome marks the spot.  This tomb was constructed by King Akbar during Mauj Darya’s life as his last resting place. There is a spacious Mosque next to the tomb. Several of the relatives of Mauj Darya are buried in the courtyard of the Mosque. The tomb is an example of the Mughal construction showing strength and artistic finesse at the same time.

Inside Tomb
Inside Tomb

After the passing away of Mauj Darya, his sons continued his works. Hazrat Syed Baha Uddin spent the most time under his father’s supervision in Lahore; Hazrat Syed Baha Uddin is also buried in the main Dome of Meera Mauj Darya next to his father. Unique personalities like Hazrat Syed Meeran Mauj Darya are born once in a lifetime.

Mauj Darya’s favorite pupil and successor was Hazrat Abdul Razaq Makki Suharwardi who spent most of his life in service of Mauj darya. Hazrat Abdul Razaq Makki was an obedient student and excelled in all avenues and aspects taught to him by Mauj Darya. As a natural result he got more attention from Mauj darya and this helped him becoming a wali and qutab-e-zamana.

Phenomenal Mosaic
Phenomenal Mosaic

Urs:

Mauj Darya’s Urs is celebrated on the 16-17-18 of Rab-e-Ul-Saani. People gather from far and beyond and get their prayers answered through the wasila of Hazrat Meera Mauj Darya.

 

Final Resting Place Meeran Mauj Darya
Final Resting Place Meeran Mauj Darya
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15). Second Verification of the Family Tree:

Exactly 27 years after the first verification a few mischievous people started demanding the proof of this family being the direct descendents of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).  This time around the children of Syed Gul Zaman Shah i.e. Syed Noor Hussain Shah, Syed Jalal Hussain Shah, and Syed Murid Hussain Shah were assigned with this task. The proof was presented on Sunday August 19th, 1895 (27 safar 1313) at “Bilot Sharif” at the office of Makhdoom Syed Chan Charagh shah son of Makhdoom Noor Zaman shah, in regards to Makhdoom Muhammad Abdusattar shah son of Makhdoom Syed Faraz shah son of Makhdoom Muhammad Haider Charagh shah and in presence of Abdul Majeed shah son of Ghulam Muhammad shah (Zakir Ahl-e-bait). It was at that point that the family tree was verified for the second time at the office and by Makhdoom Syed Chan Charagh shah, after being verified before on Wednesday, 19 August 1868 (4 Rabiulawwal 1285).

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14). Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s Confirmation of the Syed Ancestry:

In 1853 Syed Inayat Ali Shah and Syed Ameer Shah permanently moved to the new mansion in Dera Ismail Khan. At the time of settling in Dera Ismail Khan the political and religious landscape had considerably changed and the minds and hearts of Dera’s residents had changed accordingly. The Syed’s were despondent at the end of Sadozai rule and the women of the Sadozai family did not wield the same power that they once used to.

When the Syeds came back to Dera (after the events in Darya Khan as mentioned in 13) some troublemaker Sadozai’s challenged the ancestry of the Syeds and asked to be shown proof whether they truly belonged to Syed family. The discussion about the legitimacy of the Syed ancestry went on long enough to where Syed Ameer Shah passed away without the resolution of this issue. After his death and burial at “Tibba Fazil Shah”, the legitimacy issues were brought front and center. Things regressed to the point that one day, a Sadozai Khan publically and openly confronted and challenged Syed Inayat Ali Shah about the legitimacy of his connection to the Syed ancestry while walking about one day.

Syed Inayat Ali Shah was unhappy at this confrontation and asked for the Syed Naqvi-Bukhari-Jalali ancestry tree, for confirmation, from fellow Syed relatives – the offspring of their and Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s progenitor – Syed Mohammad Shah Meeran Shah Mauj Darya. To further prove the lineage at Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s written request via mail Syed Nad Ali Shah, Syed Asghar Ali Shah, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Syed Jewa Shah, Syed Khair Shah—all descendents of Syed Zinda Talha Noori—residents of Lahore came to Dera Ismail Khan in person to attest to the matter.

On Wednesday August 19, 1868 at the office of Makhdoom Chan Charagh son of Makhdoom Noor Zaman Shah after attestations, verifications, and testimonials the family tree presented was authenticated. A month later on 29 Rabi-us-Saani, 1285 Hijri i.e. Tuesday 13 October, 1868 at a luncheon was arranged at the residence of the Nazim of Dera Ismail Khan Abdullah Khan Sadozai son of Hafiz Ahmed Khan Sadozai through Ghulam Rasool son of Abdul Hakim belonging to the race Saahi and a resident of Moza Chehkaan. At the end of the luncheon the authenticated family tree of the Syeds was presented to the Sadozai Khan who raised the most ruckuses. Immediately, upon satisfaction the said Sadozai khan apologized for his allegations and The Syeds was recognized as the direct descendents of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It was then that the Syed Inayat Ali Shah accepted this apologies and the matter was then ended.

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13). Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s Second Marriage and Migration of elders from Tibba Fazil Shah:

After construction of the mansion, Syed Ameer Shah and his son went to “Tibba(mound/hill) Fazil Shah” in Tehseel Darya Khan to meet and catch up with Fatah Darya Shah after a long time. They updated him on everything that had happened during the long absence between Syed Ameer Shah and Fatah Darya Shah. After a few days, on Syed Ameer Shah’s insistence Syed Inayat Shah re-married amongst the relatives of “Tibba(mound/hill) Fazal Shah”. From this second marriage, Syed Inayat Ali Shah had two sons from this marriage; Syed Gul Zaman Shah and Ameer Hussain Shah. Later on Ameer Hussain Shah had two daughters and no sons. Syed Gul Zaman Shah had  three sons and it is the offspring of these three sons that currently resides in Dera. After the marriage, Syed Inayat Ali Shah returned and settled in the newly constructed mansion in Dera along with his father and family.

In addition to spreading Islam, Syed Ameer shah and Syed Inayat Ali Shah also had expertise is many other profession and areas especially medicine. This medical expertise resulted in an increased fortune while maintaining their primary goal of spreading the word of GOD. The Syeds’, akin to their ancestors, continued the tradition of maintain the ear of the rulers of their time and being part of the August halls of the government. Following in Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s footsteps, Syed Habib Ali Shah (s/o Syed Fazal Ali Shah, s/o Syed Ghulam Ali Shah, s/o Syed Sher Ali Shah, s/o Syed Noor Shah, s/o Syed Himmatullah Shah Mawali, s/o Syed Talha Zinda Noori) also settled in the “South Kachi Paind Khan” area of Dera. In 1870, some other elders including Syed Muhammad Ali Shah the real brother of Syed Fazal Ali Shah and Syed Wali Haider Shah also left “Tibba Fazil Shah” for Multan to find work. The offspring of these elders came to be known as “Multani branch”.

Fatah Darya Shah and some other Syeds remained on “Tibba Fazil Shah”

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12). Return from Pilgrimage and New Mansion in Dera Ismail Khan

After leaving Dera Ismail Khan in 1844 Syed Ameer Shah and his son Syed Inayat Ali Shah spent the next nine years on a pilgrimage routine traveling between Makkah, Saudi Arabia and Karbala, Iraq. During the days of Hajj they would travel to Saudi Arabia; whereas, for the rest of the year they would stay in karbala, Iraq and indulge in deep meditation and prayers. These visits allowed them to meet several learned and knowledgeable people and allowed them to further expand on their knowledge and spiritual powers.

During the ninth year of travelling Syed Ameer Shah and his son met a group of people travelling for Hajj from Dera Ismail Khan. People in the caravan updated them on the news from Dera Ismail Khan.

  1. Saradar Abdullah Khan Sadozai has met his maker
  2. The English government continues to gain a foothold into the local government replacing the Sikh and Sadozai leaders

Acknowledging that the political landscape of Dera had completely changed, the Syeds decided to return to Dera in 1853 (1270 Hijri) after a nine year hiatus. Upon their return, they decided to purchase land near the Imamia Gate and started construction of a mansion which started and completed in 1853. Even today, the progeny of Syed Inayat Ali can be found living in the same mansion. At the time of construction, the mansion was surrounded by farmland and a hay market would always spring up near the mansion frequently.

Owing to the existence of new mansion, the area surrounding the mansion came to be known as “Jalali Mohalla” around 1854 time period. During 1910 the name changed to “Mohalla Dr. Jalal Husain Shah” and was registered as such in the English Government records as well as the local post office.

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11). Completion of the shrine of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah after 142 years:

Syed Inayat Ali Shah tried to search the tombstone for his martyred brother for the remainder of his life but to no avail. When Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s eldest son Syed Gul Zaman Shah came of age he told him about the martyrdom of Syed Wilayat Ali shah and how he was unable to find the burial place of his brother. Gradually and systematically Syed Gul Zaman Shah was able to trace the burial place and grave of his uncle Syed Wilayat Ali Shah in Hathala. Syed Gul Zaman Shah was unable to finish the construction on the shrine. The descendants of Syed Gul Zaman Shah kept visiting the grave of their ancestors; however, through time the shrine remained open to the skies and without a perimeter wall.

At last, Syed Jahangir Abbas Shah son of Syed Abbas Ali Shah son of Syed Jalal Hussain Shah son of Syed Gul Zaman Shah son of Syed Inayat Ali Shah son of Syed Ameer Shah a retiree of the Air force of Pakistan settled back in Dera Ismail Khan in 1982-83. Soon after he was appointed the Airport Manager for the Dera Ismail Khan airport where an employee from Hathala also worked and one day he shared the story of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah’s shrine and how through time no one has ever been able to finish the job started almost a century and a half ago.

Immediately, Syed Jahangir Abbas Shah decided to visit the shrine of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah. Most of the elders of the Jalalia family then settled in Dera Ismail Khan in Mohallah Jalal Hussain Shah decided that they all should visit their ancestor in Hathala. Finally, in 1985-86 Syed Jahangir Abbas finished the construction of the shrine as well as the perimeter wall on his own expense and nothing tragic happened afterwards or during this construction. That is how after waiting 142 years Syed Wilayat Ali Shah’s son built him his shrine.

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10). Shrine & Perimeter Walls’ repeated collapse:

A short time after the martyrdom of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah in 1844 AD an opulent Muslim took upon himself to construct a shrine for the great soul. After all the planning was done, this gentleman died before the construction ever actually started. Thereafter, his son decided to fulfill his father’s mission to start the construction and just like his father he died the night before the construction could commence. After a short while another local Muslim was able to construct the perimeter wall and the walls of the shrine; unfortunately, before he could complete the roof of the shrine he died as well following by the shrine walls as well as the perimeter walls plummeting by itself. Time passed and a fourth person decided to erect the shrine again and low and behold the second night after completing the construction this person dies as well following a repeat of the plummeting of the shrine as well as the perimeter wall.

It was after the fourth death that the natives of Hathala reported multiple dreams with Syed Wilayat Ali Shah stating

“Do not build the shrine perimeter or a roof over the shrine walls. This is the task assigned to my sons and they will be the one who will do so”.

Nobody had the courage to go against the will of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah and thus the people of Hathala gave up on the idea of building a perimeter wall or a roof over the shrine anymore. This state of open skies continued for a long 142 years.

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9). Preaching of Islam in Hathala and Martyrdom:

After travelling for a day or so Syed Wilayat Ali Shah’s horse came to a stop and wouldn’t go any further. He understood the sign and decided to settle right there. This place was known as Hathala. Hathala is about 60 kilometers west from Dera Ismail Khan and is accessible through Tank road in Tehsil Kulachi. Although the names Batala and Hathala rhyme, they are not the taken as the same.

According to a folk lore when Syed Wilayat Ali Shah arrived at his destination he uttered the word “Batala”. The Saraiki speaking natives took that word and named that location Hathala. However, there is no written documentation to support this claim.

The place of residence of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah was towards the southwest outskirts of hathala city population. He started his preaching and started making acquaintances. Mostly people would come to him when they or someone they loved got sick so he could pray over them to get in Allah’s good graces. The word of his power of prayer and miraculous recoveries spread quickly and the heavily Hindu population started to convert to Islam. In a short period of five years all of hathala had accepted as their religion and most of the population became Syed Wilayat Ali Shah’s subjects.

Under the rapidly changing environment and religious landscape change, a few hardliner Hindus and Sikhs got together to plan the murder of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah. Disguised as robbers, they succeeded in martyring Syed Wilayat Ali Shah along with his horse in early 1844 AD ~ 1261 Hijri. The local natives, subjects, and disciples decided to bury him in Hathala. A shrine was built later in Syed Wilayat Ali Shah’s honor and to date people from nearby places come to visit the shrine for votive offerings and get blessed. It was due to this untimely death that there were no direct descendents of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah and neither did the natives know of any known family to send any news of his sad demise.

Back in Dera Ismail Khan, Syed Ameer Shah received the news of his son’s martyrdom through oneiromancy. After receiving the dream for third consecutive night Syed Ameer Shah understood that his beloved son has met his maker. He shared this news with his younger son Syed Inayat Ali Shah but neither of them knew the exact whereabouts of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah except that he travelled westwards of Dera Ismail Khan. In the later part of 1844 the demise of Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s wife struck the last straw and with a heavy heart both the father and son set out for the pilgrimage after selling the mansion and the garden.

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8). Departure of Syed Wilayat Ali Shah for Proselytizing:

Since the early years Syed Wilayat Ali Shah was into spirituality and had a religious inclination. He was a Hafiz-e-Quran and was skilled and knowledgeable on several fronts. He was mostly found lost in the brown study and loved being by himself. Later in 1839 Syed Wilayat Ali Shah received an annunciation to travel west of Dera Ismail Khan to spread the word of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This annunciation was the primary reason for Syed Wilayat Ali Shah to turn down the marriage proposal of the niece of Sardar Abdullah Khan Sadozai. Soon after Syed Wilayat Ali Shah received the annunciation, he told his father seeking permission to leave Dera Ismail Khan and travel westwards to serve Islam. Syed Ameer Shah swiftly gave permission to Syed Wilayat Ali Shah. Sardar Abdullah Khan Sadozai gifted his personal horse to Syed Wilayat Ali Shah for his travels ahead.

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7). Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s first marriage & departure for pilgrimage:

As time passed Sardar Abdullah Khan Sadozai became quite enamored by the Syeds. Impressed from their ancestry, miracles, truthfulness of their promises and actions, and virtues Sardar Abdullah Khan showed interest in giving his brother’s daughter (niece) hand in marriage to the eldest son Syed Wilayat Ali Shah. Syed Wilayat Ali Shah was made aware of this proposal; however, due to his dervish lifestyle he respectfully turned this proposal down. The Sadozai Sardar kept insisting on converting this friendship into a consanguineous relationship (aside from the fact that his did not have a daughter). After several repeated advancements and rejections from Syed Wilayat Ali Shah, the Sadozai Sardar proposed that the next in line Syed Inayat Ali Shah be offered the same marriage proposal.

Eventually, under the instructions of Syed Ameer Shah, Syed Inayat Ali Shah’s wedding took place in the year 1843 AD ~ 1260 Hijri. Unfortunately, the Sadozai Lady passed away within a year in 1844 AD and Syed Inayat Ali Shah did not have any issue with her. Immediately after the passing away of his daughter-in-law, Syed Ameer Shah sold the mansion and the garden and started their journey to the pilgrimage towards Saudi Arabia on foot. At that time there were a lot of Sadozai suitors for the lady. When the Sadozai Sardar married her off outside of the Sadozai family many of the local Sadozai family members started to dislike the Syeds but kept quiet due to their leader i.e. Sardar Abdullah Khan Sadozai.