Dedication towards Islam of Hazrat Data Ganj-e-Bakhsh Ali Hajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)

Hazrat Data Gannj-e-Baaksh Ali Haajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰیعَلَیْہِ) was born in 400 A.H. in “Ghaazni” Afghanistan. He was from a Syed family “heir of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِوَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ)”. He was the 9th heir of Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) Lion of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). After the catastrophe of “Karbobala” many of the heirs of Hazrat Ali (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) separated to different continents and between them were his ancestors who immigrate to Afghanistan.
He was also sanctified with sincere ancestry to the holy Prophet (صَلَّیاللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) due to his mother who was an heir of Hazrat Imam Hussein (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ). His mother was tremendously loyal to spiritual ritual and was dedicated to advancing the well-being of the needy and the anguishing. He achieved his prior development of knowledge in Afghanistan by recalling heartily the holy Quran. Then he achieved the
knowledge of wisdom, Hadith, Arabic and Fique. At that time “Ghaazni” a city of
Afghanistan was the midpoint of knowledge in key Asia and it was the territory of
the glorious Afghan emperor Sultan Mahmoud Ghaznavi.
After achieving the secular knowledge he explored for the religious
knowledge. He journeyed to various parts of the world for this specific
objective and straight-out transformed into a divine adherent of “Hazrat Abuul
Faazal Muhammad bin Khaatli (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)” who was
dwelling in Syria.

In Syria he began his religious education under the counseling of Hazrat Abuul Faazal (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ), he ate and slept very less and carried out tough study & self-examination. He meet many Sufi’s saints on a journey to various countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and many Arab countries.

Soon he was ordered by his divine teacher Hazrat Abuul Faazal
(رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) instructed him to go to Lahore to exhort the religious guidance of Islam. He stated:
“Hazrat Shah Hussein Zaanjaani (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) is present there for this job so why
should I go to there? Hazrat Abuul Faazal (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) stated: “Don’t ask questions just travel towards the city of Lahore.” So he migrated from Syria to Lahore in (431 A.H) 1041 A.D. When he arrived in Lahore he witnessed that people were shouldering a casket toward the burial ground for funeral. He inquired whose funeral is it? People answered “it is the funeral of Hazrat Shah Hussein Zaanjaani (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ)”. Hearing upon that he speculated why his spiritual tutor ordered him to travel to Lahore. After arriving in Lahore he began preaching Islamic laws and he even constructed a masjid (mosque).

When Hazrat Ali Haajveri (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) started constructing the masjid (mosque) itsfront was slightly towards the south and the direction was not similar to other
masjid (mosque) of Lahore. The Religious Scholars of Lahore criticized but he
did not answer them. When the masjid (mosque) was completely constructed he gatheredall Islamic scholars of Lahore and stated: “Your objection was that the
direction of Ka’bah “Kiblah” is incorrect now look for yourself and see in which
direction Ka’bah really is!” To their astonishment they were sitting just before
the holy Ka’bah in Makkah Mukarramah. All the religious scholars were startled
to witness his marvels and felt humiliated and apologized heart fully.

He also constructed a building adjoining the masjid (mosque) and utilized that structure as “Khanqaah” Religious School. Many skeptics agreed upon Islam on his hands and many more conquered the utmost level of spirituality under his counseling. He joined in holy matrimony two times but twain of his wives demised soon after the marriage.
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