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.
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.
Syed Talha was a down to earth and highly spiritual man. He had extensive knowledge in the areas of mathematics, oneiromancy, health and fitness, and Fiqh. (religious); therefore, as a result people from near and far soon came to know Syed Talha’s personality. Meanwhile, a local Hindu chief who was also a large farmer visited Syed Talha for some spiritual guidance and prayers that were fulfilled very soon; thus impressing the chief immensely. The chief became a true follower of Syed Talha; accepted Islam along with his whole tribe and started to be in Syed Talha’s service most of the time. This service got the chief great respect from Syed Talha over time. Upon consistent display of willingness and request Syed Talha married his daughter. Syed Talha and this kind hearted woman bore two children; the elder son Syed Muhammad Aalam Shah died without any children and the younger son named Syed Himmat Ullah Shah lived out his natural life in this area with his family. Due to the relentless and persistant efforts of Syed Talha, Islam got properly introduced in this area and spread near and far. This chain continued to Syed Talha’s grandson Syed Inayat Ali Shah and his furthermore to Syed Inayat’s grandson Syed Fazil Shah. With the passage of time each new generation leader choose his own area apart from the central home base of Syed Talha to help branch out more, thus the original area where Syed Talha came and settled got named after him as “Tibba Talha Zinda Noori” where the area where Syed Fazil Shah anchored got named “Tibba Fazil Shah”.
After his arrival in Derajat Syed Talha kept in touch with his family in Batala as well and did even visit them from time to time. Even though these visits were rare but did prove to facilitate the update of the family trees on each end. These visits, marriages, and exchange of gifts are the primary reasons that the Syeds of Derajat were close to the Syeds of Bilot, Batala, and Uch Sharif for many many generations from Syed Talha to Syed Fazil till the later part of 1977.
- Hazrat Syed Talha Zinda Noori Shah–a thorough Syed–got an excellent upbringing from the very beginning and went on to become a master and expert in religious as well as worldly school of thought.
- He first got married in Batala with a Syedda within the family and God bestowed two Sons upon him from this marriage. Billu Shah, the older son died at the age of seven whereas the younger son–Imam Shah–came of age and his family continued to live in Batala. At the time of migration Syed Talha Shah left behind his son Imam Shah with some respected women of the family in Batala.
- There are many reasons listed for Syed Talha’s migration; however, only the following two gained more credibility amongst the others.
- There was a Sikh in Batala who used to continuously insult Imam Ali. Syed Talha warned him multiple time overtime but to no avail so he killed the sikh and left Batala to come to “Derajat” which was a nomad land and a wilderness.
- The second credible reason for Syed Talha’s migration to Derajat is listed that when Goradhpour became a stronghold for Sikhs and they started to interfere with every walk of life. Batala was no different and the Muslims of the area felt the Sikh influence intensely. To make things worse one influential Sikh formed a group of eleven like-minded Sikh calligraphers for the sole purpose of damaging Islam. This group started to have regular sitting where these calligraphers intentionally prepared new copies of the Holy Quran with intentional and deliberate mistakes. Furthermore, after the preparation of these new Quranic volumes with merged boundaries of Halal and Haram and missing Quranic Ayas this group sold it in the market under value to gain circulation.
- Hazrat Syed Talha got instructed by God in his dream to take care of this situation. Syed Talha tried to make this group and its leader stop spreading such propaganda but the head sikh was blinded by his current status and power and therefore did not stop. Instead he went on insulting the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and also cursed Syed Talha for trying to stopping him.
Upon receiving God’s confirmation Syed Talha got rid of the head sikh and all of his eleven member group for good by killing them. After the beheading Syed Talha immediately got out of Batala on a horseback. The journey ended after several days when the horse stopped in a sandy and desert like area. Syed Talha took that as a sign from God and made that place his new home.