Hazrat Maulana Allah Yar Khan (R.A.) (1904-1984)
Hazrat Gee (Maulana Allah Yar Khan) stayed at Karachi from 19th of December,1970 till 24th of January,1971 because of not finding the flight for Jeddah. At that time, the centre for ZIKR was also established at MAARI-PUR air-base.
When Hazrat Gee went to the place of aviation zikr companions at Maari-pur; there he heard the discussion related to Hazrat Abdullah Shah(R.A.), who was a renowned ‘SAHABI’.
Hazrat Gee paid attention to the discussion and said that He (Hazrat Abdullah Shah) is not a ‘Sahabi’, rather a ‘TAABAI’. Hazrat also added that Hazrat Abdullah Shah is inviting us at his Tomb. Hazrat Gee never used to visit any person’s tomb other than those of MASHAIKH’S or of his companions of meditation. But Hazrat Abdullah Shah of Maari-pur is the sole person, to whom’s tomb, Hazrat Gee went with his companions, because of his invitation.
Hazrat Gee marked out the particular place of Hazrat Abdullah’s burial, because his grave was extra-ordinarily long. He said that although his height was a bit taller than normal, but from his head side, the grave has been given extension unlogically.
Hazrat Gee also added that Hazrat Abdullah Shah was one of the religious scholar of his time. Hazrat Gee asked Hazrat Abdullah that ‘ WHY DID U COME HERE ?’
Hazrat Abdullah replied:
“ I HEARD ABOUT GHAZWAT-UL-HIND; CAME HERE SO THAT IT MAY NOT PASS AWAY. WHEN REACHED HERE, MY LAST MOMENT CAME. ONLY FOUR MEN OFFERED MY FUNERAL.”
Hazrat Soban (R.A.), the freed servant of MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H.), narrates about Ghazwat-ul-hind that Muhammad P.B.U.H. said;
“ IN MY UMMAH, THERE ARE TWO SUCH FORCES, ON WHICH ALLAH HAS MADE HARAAM THE FIRE OF HELL; ONE IS THE FORCE WHICH WILL ATTACK HINDUSTAN & THE OTHER WOULD BE THE ONE WHO WOULD ACCOMPANY HAZRAT ISA IBN-E-MARYAM (A.S.)”.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) said;
“ Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H. promised us of Ghazwat-ul-hind. If I found this, then I would sacrifice myself & my goods, and if I died in it, then I would be one of the best martyrs, and if I returned alive, then I ( Abu Hurairah) would be freed from fire.”
When Hazrat Abdullah Shah heard about the Hadees of Ghazwat-ul-hind; he left the country without any delay & headed towards the most renowned Hind-state of that time. Because he did not want to remain unrewarded regarding participation in this Ghazwa, about which Muhammad P.B.U.H. gave good news(basharat) of entering Heaven without any judgement.
What to say about the lucky fate of those soldiers who would avail practical participation in Ghazwat-ul-hind. But in every era, the pious people who used to spend their days on horses’backs and used to spend their nights in bowing in front of Allah; they all desired long for Ghazwat-ul-hind.
Ghazwa basically is a war in which the participation of Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H. involves physically. It is strange that this Ghazwa has to take place after Allah’s Rasool S.A.W. & more strange is the happy news of entering JANNAT questionlessly, for its participants.
Muhammad P.B.U.H. also said that:
“ COOL BREEZE COMES TO MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H.) FROM THE COASTS OF HIND.”
From one aspect, Hazrat Abdullah Shah can be appointed leader of the passionates for participation in Ghazwat-ul-hind; as he left his country in this desire and is resting today at the sea-coast of MAARI-PUR. This is the reason that Hazrat Gee regarded him and visited his Tomb on his invitation.
In the same visit of Hazrat Gee, some companions raised the question about Ghazwat-ul-hind that ‘ when would it be taking place?’
Hazrat replied; “ YOU CAN WATCH “
Then companions saw through meditation that the passionates who are participating in this Ghazwa are from different world nations, different generations & are having different get-ups; but all are having one thing in common, i.e., they all are untidily involved in this Ghazwa, having deep desire of being martyred according to the sayings of Muhammad P.B.U.H.
In 1972, Hazrat Gee came to visit Karachi. In those days, a troller of Russian Navy was anchored hiddenly in an open sea near few kilometres of Karachi coast. It was on every one’s tongue that this troller is in search of a Russian Sub-marine, which came in war of 1971 to assist the enemy, but got drowned here. Because of the presence of Russian ship in Pakistani Seas, there prevail a lot fear in the people of Karachi & they were expecting another war because of 1971 war.
When the possibility of war was discussed in front of Hazrat Gee, he said;
“ AFTER THE WAR OF 1971, THERE WOULD NOT OCCUR ANY WAR AMONGST PAKISTAN & HINDUSTAN OTHER THAN THAT OF GHAZWAT UL HIND; IN WHICH THE SUCCESS WOULD BE OURS.”
Hazrat Gee was not having any doubt about the future of Pakistan, as no other big war would be imposed on Pakistan before Ghazwat-ul-hind; of which Hazrat Gee mentioned many times.
In the annual gathering of 1980, companions were with Hazrat Gee. Just before, in 1979, Afghanistan was been attacked by Russia badly. When Colonel Gulzar discussed fear about Pakistan regarding this Russian attack, Hazrat Gee said:
“ I SAW IN STATE OF MEDITATION (MURAAQBA), THAT FROM THE RIGHT & LEFT OF ‘MINBR-E-RASOOL(S.A.W.)’, THE HORSE RIDERS HEADED FASTLY TOWARDS PAKISTAN. A WALL APPEARED IN THE CENTRE OF PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN, LIKE A MOUNTAIN. RUSSIAN TANKS DID COME AND BOUNCED BACK AFTER COLLISION WITH IT.”
After narrating this seen, Hazrat Gee said;
“Russia would never attack Pakistan.”
Hazrat Gee added;
‘ The boundaries of Pakistan would expand, big war with India would occur, Kashmir would get freedom, Delhi would be freed. The victorious General would be our companion. At this success, he would be so happy that his heart would collapse and would not see his own victory.”
According to this statement of Hazrat Gee, that now, before Ghazwat-ul-hind, there would be no war occurring between Pakistan & Hindustan; the good news of victory can only be of Ghazwat-ul-hind.
Furthermore, being a GHAZWA, it would be having the leadership of MUHAMMAD P.B.U.H due to His full attention; and how from BARZAKH, it would take form of personal companionship , ALLAH knows.
Hazrat Abdullah Shah was also waiting for the time that when Ghazwat-ul-hind would start and he would participate in it, although spiritually.
While our visit to his TOMB, he said that he would be the part of Ghazwat-ul-hind & Hazrat Abu-Hurairah(R.A.) as well.
Till then, Hazrat Abu Hurairah’s saying about this Ghazwa was not known. When found his sayings, then it came in front that he also desired deep for participation in this Ghazwa.
It came to be known that any person who died along with the desire of participation in Ghazwat-ul-hind; he would also be spiritually, the part of this Ghazwa because of his intentions.
Whatever the form of participation would be; the certificate for Heaven’s entrance without any judgment has been received. But the real good luck for its participants would be to have the supreme attachment with MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H.), because of this GHAZWA.
1. Hayyat-e-Tayyaba (Life of Hazrat Maulana Allah Yar Khan (R.A.)) compiled by Abu-al-Ahmadain
2. English Translation: Ghazwat-ul-Hind (Article)