Sunday, 27 October 2013

 By Syed Mumtaz Husain Shah, retired teacher (MAs in English, Islamic History & Theology)

The Sadat Fatmies are descendants of Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib. Imam e Husain's throat cut at Kerbala but he never compromised with Yazid. They are also guardians of education in all time. Me and my beloved father Syed Fazal Husain Shah preached, educated four generations of Birotian People. Now it is your time to enhance this noble cause to others. Retired Principal of GHSS Birote Imteaz Abbasi, late Reaz Abbasi, Saeed Abbasi of SASA, and many more recognized people are my students to whom I delivered my knowledge honestly. I am in service of those now who are in search of health, mind satisfaction. I gift them TAWEEZ, DAM AND DROODS. My Murshid is living in Muzefferabad, the AJK Capital. They give me permission of SPIRITUAL TREATMENT of every one without any greediness. I thanks to Almighty Allah Tabarik wa Taala that the mission of our family is continue and God populace is trying their best to attach with me. May God breathe them with His mercy. You can contact me via my E-Mail or my facebook
 Syed Fazal Husain Shah (31 December 1901 – 28 September 1958) was a notable character of Sufism.[1] He was also a pioneering educator in his field and a highly popular religious personality within his tribe.[2]

Early age

Syed Fazal Husain Shah was born in a religious Sadat Mashadi family[3] in Birote. He received an education on the holy book Quran [4] from his father Syed Noor Husain Shah and a traditional education from the Mobile Educational Academy of Syed Massom Shah in Juleal and Birote. He was an intelligent fellow with great knowledge of the rational sciences. He attended the Government Vernacular Primary School Reala and then moved to a village school in Malkot [now(Union Councils of Pakistan|Union Council)] Malkot) in 1907, where he received the highest possible award, granted to the best students. He also passed the middle examination administered by Punjab University in 1916 and was appointed as a teacher at the age of 18 by the district educational authorities.

Family background

Fazal Husain Shah's ancestors moved to the Persian intellectual city Mashed soon after the fall of Baghdad in the 13th century. They migrated to India when Sher Shah Suri[5] established a dynasty after he defeated Mughal King Hamayoun[6] of Persia. The location of his tribe in India is unknown, but his forefather Jivan Shah came to Birote after killing his adulterous wife in the mid-20th century from Lora, near Hawailian and escaped from spot. The people of Birote gave him 35 kenal of land for cultivation, in exchange of his religious services to the people that they returned in Earthquake of 2005.


Fazal Husain Shah had become the son-in-law of Hazrat Molana Mian Pir Fakir-u-llah Bakoti in 1921, but she unfortunately tortured by his elder step brother Mir Ji Shah and her brothers got divorce forcibly. He remarried Hanifa Jan, the solo daughter of Molana Mian Mir Aalam Qureshi, in Birote Khurd. The couple had six sons and five daughters by 1952.

Me (right second last) with my elder brother late Syed Muzaffer Husain Shah, younger brothers Ghazanfer, Syed Iqbal Husain Shah and late Syed Sajjad Shah in 2002 at Jang Syedan, Islamabad.

  • Elder son was Syed Muzafer Husain Shah, spent his life as a Islamic Scholar and a Sufi of his time. He was Inspector of Schools in Northern Areas of newly established Gilgit Beltistan province. He died in 2003 and laid to rest at Kirpa, Rural Islamabad. He had three sons and four daughters. His son Mohammed Ali Shah is civil engineer by profession and the Holy Quraan scholar.
  • Mumtaz Shah is his second son and local teacher. He have four sons and no daughter.
  • Third, fourth and fifth sons are Ghazanfer, Iqbal H Shah and Khurshid. Ibal H Shah is an educationist and running a public school in Mansehra. He is also an Urdu poet. Ibal H Shah have three sons Khalid H. Shah and others, all are engaged in NGO's social work.
  • Sajad H. Shah was his younger son who got Accountant post in Auditor General of Pakistan[8] office with his long study and hard working in departmental examinations. He embraced orphonhood at age of only five years and survived with help of his elder brother Syed Muzafer Husain Shah. He died in 2012 by brain tumor and laid to rest in Kirpa, Rural Islamabad. He had four sons and a daughter, all are civil engineers.

 Late Syed Sajjad H Shah 
Younger son of Fazal H Shah 
He was Accountant in AGPR and died by cancer in 2011.
Blood Relations with other tribes of Circle Bakote

Jeewan Shah,[9] his forefather, was given asylum by Dhund Abbasies[10] of Birote as a lone individual. He explained to the local people that he had killed his wife and escaped from his tribe. He wanted a family, so he sent his representative out to find him a wife. There were many religious families living in Circle Bakote as Gakhars[11] (Keani), Awan Qutb Shah, Alvi Awans,[12] Qureshi,[13] Dhameals and Khakha[14] Bomba. He married into the Khakha family of the Birote Khurd, Jewan Shah, daughter in law and wife of Syed Noor Husain Shah. She gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Fazal Husain Shah was the elder son of the couple. First he married Zulekha, daughter of the Alvi Awan family of Birote; then Hanif Jan Qureshi(daughter of Mian Qazi Mir Alam Qureshiof the Qureshi family of Birote Khurd. His elder son, Muzaffer Shah, was the son-in-law of Molana Mohammed Saeed Kashmiri of Rewat, Murree. His elder daughter Saeeda Khanum was the life partner of Molana Mohammed Yousuf Awan of Birote Khurd. Other sons in law were Molana Mian Hakeem Mohammed Abdullah Alvi (Birote), Hakeem Qazi Zafeer ul Haq Alvi of Rawalpindi and Mohammad Abd ur Razaq of Sehr Hadote, Murree.[15] His sister Biwi Jan first merried to Molana Mean Mohammed Ayoub Alvi in Sindh and then to Mohammed Alahi Qureshi of Basian after divorce. She had two sons, elder was Tihllah Shah and other is Makhdom Qureshi, Imam of Nerh Masque. His brother Mian Kala twice married with ladies of Qazi tribe of Bakote and his younger brother Ashraf driver had tied up with a lady of Qaswi family of Union Council Plak Malkote. Her name was Zubaida Khanum
Death and burial
Fazal Husain Shah retired from the Education Department in Hazara in 1956 and was prescribed bed rest due to illness and asthma. He constructed a separate house, made it into a boarding house, and spent his time there. He died on 28 September 1958 and was buried at the Phawarhi na Bagla graveyard in Birote.[14]

Some Notables of his Tribe

  • Syed Mohsin Shah is a mechanical engineer from the University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar)">University of Engineering and TechnologyPeshawar in 2011. He is in the USA on official training sponsored by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. He is a grandson of Syed Ghulam Nabi Shah. 
  • Murtaza Shah is also a engineer KRL Islamabad.


  1. Mystical Islam By Julian Baldick, published by I,B Tauris & co Ltd. London in 2012.
  2.  Religion As Communication: God's Talk By Enzo Pace, published by Ashgat Publishing Company USA in 2011.
  3.  Encyclopaedia Iranica published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1996. pp523
  4.  Faithful education: madrassahs in South Asia By Ali Riaz, published by Rutgers University Press USA in 2008.
  5.  Sher Shah Suri by Aḥmad Saʻīd, published by Feroze sons Lahore, Pakistan in 1970
  6. Studies in Mughal History By Ashvini Agarwal, published by Motilaal Banarsidas, Delhi India in 1983
  7.  Saints And Sages of Kashmir by Triloki Nath Dhar, published by A P H Publishing Corporation New Delhi, India. 2004, pp 253
  8.  Rules and Transactions: Some Aspects of Marriage Among the Dhund Abbasi of North East Pakistan by Hastings Donnan, published by University of Sussex USA, 1981
  9.  E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam 1913–1936 published by E J Brill and Luzak & Co Leiden, The Neatherland in 1993.
  10.  Martial Races of Undivided India By Vidya Prakash Tyagi, published by Kalpaz Publication Delhi, India in 2009.
  11.  Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose, IBBETSON, Maclagan published by Asian Educational Services New Dehi, India in 1919.
  12.  Kalhana's Rajatarangini: A Chronicle of the Kings of Kashmir by Kalhaṇa, M. A. Stein, published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (Pvt. Limited) New Delhi, India in 1989.
  13.  History of British Rule in IndiaVol. 01 By Edward Thompson, Geoffrey Theodore Garratt, Published by Atlantic Publishers and Distributers New Delhi, India in 1999.
  14.  End-of-Life Rituals By Catherine Chambers, Published by Evans Publishing Group London, 2007.

External links

No comments:

Post a Comment