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Hadrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti was a legend and a great Soofi as well as Saint of his age. He influencing Circle Bakote, in Hazara, Tehsil Murree, Punch and District Muzafferabad both socially and spiritually.
Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti ancestors came in Kundan Shakrean five hundreds years ago but it is a mystery whey his tribe vanished on spot? There are only two families are existed at the time of Pir Bakoti Usmani, on his family and other is his brother Said Noor.
Migration from Chaprhean and Pajja Shreef
His father Molana Mian Hafiz Taj Mohammed Usmani was a religious leader of his time. As Qazi Amanullah narateted a tradition to Obaidullah Alvi that in lawas of Molana Mian Hafiz Taj Mohammed Usmani were living in the village of Phanna Chapprhean, Chikar, District Muzafferabad, Azad Kashmir. Molana Mian Hafiz Taj Mohammed Usmani migrated there.
Family of Molana Mian Hafiz Taj Mohammed
Molana Mian Hafiz Taj Mohammed Usmani married with a noble lady of the Bloch tribe of Kashmir. Elder son of his father was Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani and two others were Mohammed Seyed Noor and Abdullatief. His sisters were Baigum Jan and Sahib Jan were younger babies when their father Molana Mian Hafiz Taj Mohammed Usmani had expired.
Pir Bakoti Brothers and Sisters
Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani had two brothers and six sisters. His younger brothers Said Noor Usmani migrated and get married in Khaki, Mansehra. Said Noor Usmani had two sons, one was Molvi Ghulam Hessian and other was Molvi Mohammed Shafi. His other brother Abdulatif was childless and died in East Bangal, now Bangladesh.
Pir Bakoti Family
Pir Bakote Usmani orphanaged in his early age and he shifted to Pajja Shareef, south east of Chaprhean, District Muzafferabad, AJK under the responsibility of his elder sister Baigum Jan and his brother in law Qazi Ghulam Mohammed. Pir Bakote Usmani, his two other brothers named Abdul Latief, and Molvi Said Noor his five sisters engaged in marriage life there. His mother was a Bloch Lady but not survived after death of his life partner Hafiz Mian Molana Taj Mohammed, also a mobile saint of his time. Their graves are in Chaprhean but not identified as mother or father of Pir Bakote Usmani. A shelter has built my local servant Mohammed Nazir. His other sisters were sateled after marriage at Salay Gali, Mushtimba, Pajja Shareef (two sisters), Pahnnah, Andra Sairi and Qummi Kote. He married in Birote, Bakote, Islamabad (AJK), and Pajja Shareef. He got married in Birote with a widow Sater Jan when he started setup a free public kitchen and a few orphans were returned without food, at night he dreamed that The Prophet Mohammed told him about those orphans and ordered him to marry with their mother immediately so next day he passes a massage to her elder brother Molana Mian Mir Ji Alvi to Nikah which he accepted and he shifted Baglotean to Khoaas, Central Birote and continued his charity mission there. She was widow of Mian Mohammed Zaman and mother of Abdul Rehman, Abdur Raheem, Abdul Latief, Mohammed Ayoub, Ali Haider and Mohammed Yaqoob Kufri and a daughter Zulekha. Stepson Abdur Rehman was a bold main and he minted fake currency in oppressor British Government. Bakote Police tried to arrest him in 1930 but he escaped to Kashmir’s capital Srinager safely. He embraced martyrdom in 1935 before the palace of Rambeer Sing, the Maharaja of Kashmir reciting Azan of Juma Prayers (Muslim call for prayer) and Dogra troops shouted him on spot. His tomb is in Sopur. His other step son was Ali Haider who’s grand daughter Dr. Tahera Haroon was co-scientist in a Pakistan’s signatories science institution and first PhD laureate in Mathematics from Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. Another stepson Mohammed Ayoub Kufri was first Postmaster in Birote. He married another widow lady in Islamabad, AJK with her two sons. The third wife of Pir Bakote Usmani was Gull Naqsha Baigum, aunty of his brother in law Qazi Ghulam Mohammed of Pajja Shareef. She was virgin and he asked her mother Pitti, wife of Qazi Wali Mohammed that when she get her youth. Her mother Pitti asked Pir Bakote Usmani after a few years after when he invited on dinner in her house about her daughter matters, Pir Bakote Usmani offered himself for wedding with Gull Naqsha Baigum, and accepted immediately by her parents. Pir Bakote Usmani (aged more than 45 years) as a groom came his in laws house and get married with Gull Naqsha Baigum (aged only 29 years). He built a masque and a large house that gifted his wife Gull Naqsha Baigum. A few year after he divided house half to him and half for his elder sister. His forth and last marriage was accrued with a widow lady of Bakote belonged to Mojwal Dhond Abbasi Family. She also has three sons Mohammed Shafiq, Mohammed Rafiq and Mohammed Sidiq lived in Bakote. She had lost her breath in 1944 and buried in Bakote shrine of Pir Bakote Usmani.
Daughters and Sons
Pir Bakote Usmani real offspring were from his wives in Pajja Shareef, Birote and Bakote. His wife Gull Naqsha Baigum gave birth of three babies, two sons and one daughter. Sons were died in infant age and buried in Pajja Shareef while his daughter Rasham Jan get married with Qazi Mohammed Ishaq of Pajja Shareef and died in 1941 there. Pir Bakote Usmani another daughter was in Birote by his wife Sater Jan named Rahat Noor. She was wife of Dr. Abdul Khaliq Alvi of Potha Shreef, Murree and alive only thirty month offer her wedding in 1942 and buried in there along graveyard of Pir Malik Suraj Khan, a Dhond Abbasi saint of 17th century. Rahat Noor also gave birth of a daughter but not survived. Pir Bakote Usmani alive sons Pir Haqiqullah Bakote and Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti and a daughter were from his wife of Bakote. Pir Atiqullah Bakoti and Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti were a great scholar if Islam, graduated from Deoband, India. Pir Atiqullah Bakoti died in age of only 35 years in 1955. Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti was not only a spiritual saint but also a politician and he defeated KHAKHA Bamba Chief Sardar Hasan Ali Khan in 1951 general elections with high margin of votes. He was a grate caliber politician who presented an amendment in first constitution of Pakistan. Jalal Baba, a Chief Minister of NWFP granted permanent rights of properties on Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti movement in 1954. He constituted a pro Kashmiri Mujahedins association named Anjuman Mujahedins in 1948 and helped them monitory and in ammunition. He paralyzed in 1967 and died in 1968.
When Dogra forces under the command of Hari Singh Nalwa ruined Hadhrat Molana Pir Faqir-u-llah Bakoti steped in younger age, the Kashmir. Pir Bakoti was a fellow of his family shrine in Pajja Sharif, Chikar, but Nalwa's forces gutted mentioned holy place under their foot and set on fire. These circumstances compelled Pir Bakoti to migrate in Hazara Division where his uncle was a priest in a religious school in Baffa, Mansehra. He stopped there for a few months than he went to Swat where a new spiritual horizon awaited him. He stepped down before Ahkoond of Swat known as Pir Abdul Ghafoor and sucked the inner light of soul. He stayed there more than 20 years and analysed the holiness, warriorship and struggle for Jihad against Sikh atrocities. He also participated in many wars with his priest. He completed his religio-spiritual education and practice in Swat and in 1876 see off the beautiful valley on the order of his priest Pir Abdul Ghafoor.
Is Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Alvi or Usmani?
Alvi Awan historian and biographers Mohabbat H Awan (Birote) and Malik Pervaiz Ahmed Awan (Baithek Awanan, Azad Kashmir) claimed that Pir Faqirullah Bakoti belonged to Awan tribe but both authors failed to provide any proofed or his family tree. Pir Faqirullah Bakoti himself provided his tribe identity as QURESHI, the tribe of Holly Prophet Mohammed bin Abdullah. A new research by Mohammed Obaidullah Alvi, his biographer that Pir Faqirullah Bakoti is Usmani but not Alvi on the basis of newly discovered his family tree that is compiled by his younger bother Said Moor’s grand son Mohammed Daood of Khaki, Mansehra. Mentioned family tree is attested by shrine superior Sahibzada Pir Mohammed Azher Bakoti Usmani too by his handwriting. He showed that Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani’s family started from daughter of Prophet Mohammed and second wife of third Caliph Usman bin Affan Hadhrat Roqeyya, from Umayyad tribe. Hadhrat Roqeyya was second wife of Hadhrat Uthman bin Affan after the sad demise of his first wife and daughter of Prophet Mohammed Hadhrat Umm e kalthome. As narrated by Hadhrat Ibn e Saad in his book Tabqat that Prophet Mohammed said that if he has one hundred daughters, he would marry them with Usman one by one. Syed Shabbir Ahmad Usmani, Syed Qamar Usmani, Syed Taqi Usmani, founder of Islamic Banking System and financial institution Meezan Bank and Famous Kashmiri Islamic scholar of Deoband University of India Hadhrat Molana Anwar Shah Kashmiri also belonged to this noble Islamic and Arabic Umayyad tribe. For further details available in Qamar Usmani Book USMAN ZUNNOURAIN, KHILAFAT O SEAYASET.
Arrival in Circle Bakote
Pir Bakoti is fond of tourism and mobile himself from his native town Pajja Sharief to Murree through Kohala. His tribe Alvi Awan was living in Birote, so he made his mind to settle there. He came in Birote in 1888, built his house at Khoaas. Local Kamlal, a sub-tribe of Dhond Abbasi tribe donated him 18 canals of agri land where he rebuilt an old mosque and started Jumma prayers first time in the history of Circle Bakote.
Hadhrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti arrival at Birote
Hadhrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani encouraged people of Kohsar, Circle Bakote and Murree Hills at a time when British Government declared them as a rabbles after defeated in Murree War of Independent in 1857. People of this area engaged themselves in agriculture promotion and produce every food, cloths and every thing from their agrilands. Mohammed Obaidullah Wrote in his book PIR BAKOTI USMANI ORE KOHSAR MAIN MAZAHIB WA ROOHANIYAT KA IRTEQA (The life of PIR BAKOTI USMANI and evolution of faith and spiritualism in Kohsar) that people of Kashmir had been stroked with famine and came in Kohsar and Potohar for relief. Forefather of Lalial family of Birote established a alms house and started a public kitchen along with Birote Ghosia Masque (First masque of Birote establish in 1781), where travelers from and to Kashmir entrained with food and compensated with cloths and other needs. People of Birote handed over all administration to Hadhrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani in 1916 when he arrived permanently in Birote. He distributed alms and food as a best administrator to every needy local or Kashmiri person with status of honorable gust of Birotians people. Two orphan kids with half cloths stood in line for food but not availed and they returned home without food. Hadhrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani was in courtyard of Mohammed in dream, he saw that two kids from Birote were standing along him. Mohammed asked to Hadhrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani that these my orphan children came to your kitchen but returned without feeding. He ordered him to entertain immediately. Next day mentioned kids came but not entertained and returned back empty hand, Hadhrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani sighted kids in Mohammed courtyard, he again advised him about kids. This was very alarming situation for him and he felt himself guilty. He decided to check every person who came on alms house and he sat in the way of entrance, He saw two children were standing behind the crowd; he stood up, walked to kids and put them up, kissed their cheeks and brought them in to his room. Kids were in unclean and uncompleted cloths with bare feet. He kissed them again and fed them by his hand. He asked kids about them and they told him that we were fatherless children of our mother. There were no food in our house and our mamma was hungry for two days. He again asked who was your guardian or patron. A kid says our maternal uncle. He inquired people about kids' background and he informed that they were grand grandsons of Molana Mian Naik Mohammed Alvi, Sons of Mian Mohammed Zaman Alvi. Kids were under the guardianship of Molana Mian Mir Ji Alvi and Molana Mian Mohammed Ji Alvi. These answers surprised him and decided that he would meet with his maternal uncles.
Hazrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani Family in Birote
When Hazrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani came in Birote, the Islamic prophet Mohammed narrated him tidings of good heaven if he get married with the widow of Mian Mohammed Zaman Alvi, Satter Jan and take nourishment of these six orphaned kids. Hazrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani obaied the order of Holy Prophet Mohammed (Piece Be Upon Him) and had taken widow of Mian Mohammed Zaman Alvi, Satter Jan in Nikah (Islamic social poundage), resided in Khuaas, Central Birote and continued his spiritual as well as preaching of Islam mission till 1915. Kamlal of Dhund Abbasi gifted him 32 kenals of agri land that is in possession of Molana Mian Ayoub Alvi grand sons as inheritance from their grand grand step father now. A daughter Rahat Noor Usmani of Hazrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani was born to his second wife Satter Jan from Birote, she got married with Haji Dr. Abdul Khaliq of Potha Shareef, Murree. Her tomb is in Potha Shareef now. Hazrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani died in Bakote in 1921 and her wife Satter Jan in Birote remained live till 1942. Her tomb is in Khoaas, Birote. All houses that were constructed by Hazrat Molana Mian Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani in Birote, had demolished.
Great Sofi after Pir Malik Seraj (Soorej)
Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani was the greatest spiritual leader of his time who continued the spiritual movement of Hadhrat Pir Malik Seraj (Sooraj) Khan, a feudal and a spiritual personality of Dhund Abbasi tribe of Murree and Circle Bakote. Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani came in Birote, Moolia and Bakote on invitation of Sardar of Dhund Abbasi tribe of mentioned areas. They gifted him a big land and cooperated with as great enthusiasm. Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani was a practical man both in religio social affairs and every person thought he is his saint. He gave honor and dignity and honor to Seyeds tribe, as narrated by his grand son Sahibzada Azher Bakoti Usmani in his book NISBAT E KHAIR UL BASHER. He further wrote that Pir Bakoti Usmani believed the honor of Seyeds as the part of his faith. As a social worker he helped the needy people of every walk of life. Poor people of area traveled with him and he donated all donations to his colleagues, and when Rs. Twenty collected and paid to his colleague, he order him to return back to his home. His house was a free and charity dinning room for all people and they sat and ate. He also introduced tea first time in Circle Bakote in first decade of twentieth century. He also boiled his olive tree leaves and used as tonic for his patients they recovered health immediately. This herbal treatment is continuing by his successors also in modern time. He named new borne babies as Obaidullah Alvi father’s name changed as Mohammed Abdullah Alvi instead of Khaliullah Alvi. He married needy girls as their guardian.
Pir Bakoti socio-religious and
blood relationship with other tribes
Pir Bakoti Usmani is a solo individual of his tribe and family in Kashmir, Bakote and Birote. Where are others members of his family as paternal and maternal uncles, aunties, mother’s and father’s other in-laws and others family members? But he is the owner of spiritualism hero ship between his all in-laws and other tribes of regions. He is the most influentional person of all tribes after two centuries of Pir Malik Suraj of Potha Shareef. He owned a status of a forefather as all tribes accepted to him. The cause of his socio-religious deep influence is as opened eyes of biographers, anthropologists and historians of modern time. As stated by Ibn e Kheldone in his immortal book MUQADDEMA that Religion, faith and meta physics produced a prejudice among human especially tribes and sub tribes as Holly Quraan terminologised them QABAELS AND SHAOOBS. At the time of his emergence two main causes have disturbed daily routine life of all people of Kashmir and Circle Bakote and Murree Hills, one was a bloodshed of Sikhs after downfall of Gakhers’ on millennium dynasty and failure of Balakote Movement of Seyed Ahmed Shaheed and Shah Ismaeel Shaheed and second was tyranny and injustice of Dogra regime after end of Ranjit Sing family rule in Punjab and establishment of Gulab Sing ownership of Kashmir by Amretser Agreement in 1845, that was unacceptable by the people of the region both sides of River Jhelum. People of areas were in very deep psychological disappointed with Gulab Sing Government and in search of a Messiah who not only guarded but also lead them in a right and constructive way. Pir Bakoti Usmani emergence in those particular circumstances motivated them to change their thoughts and domestic financial conditions and they obeyed him automatically on their self-interests. When people stepped forward result oriented circumstances they granted him un-inked power of attorney and accepted all his social as well as mass decisions. People of Pir Bakoti Usmani time so happy that where he had gone, they welcomed him as saint and accepted him as social and spiritual leader and offered him to marry their sister or daughter. He was real Sufi of Islam, always proffered to lead Muslims and Non Muslims (Hindus and Sikhs) in a natural and right way without any hesitation and personal interests. He get married in Awans, Dhond Abbasi and Raja tribes in Pajja Shareef, Birote and Bakote. He also married with widows for look after, nourishment, protection and patronage of those orphans who possessed no resource of feeding or income. This way of his unselfishness love towards orphans, helpless, powerless, homeless, unfortunate, poor, miserable, dispirited, spiritless, resoueceless, enervated, unadventurous and unaccomplished people built his deep popularity and mass acceptance in tribes with racketeering speed, never won any body before his time and after his death. He enhanced his blood relations with Qazies of Pajja Shareef, Gondal Alvi Awans of Birote, Minhas Rajpoot of Potha Shareef Murree as acceptance of mentioned tribes status as son in law of Pir Bakoti Usmani. His only one daughter from Bakote Shreef get married in his brother Molvi Said Noor son in Khaki, Mansehra. His brothers in law and sons in law were also dignitaries of their times and they carved special signs on pages of history. His maternal, in laws relationship in Pajja Shareef Mushtimba, Saleh Gali, Pahnnah, Andra Sairi Islamabad (AJK), , Birote, Bakote, his sisters and daughters and sons in laws relation ship in Kummikote, Pajja Shareef, Birote, Murree, Pakhli (Mansehra). These in laws also got popularity, honor ship and immortality with the reference of Pir Bakoti Usmani. His colleagues, comrades, devotees, religious teachers and Murshid are alive in souls and spirits of his followers all over the Worlds.
Pir Bakoti’s contemporary namesakes
Hadhrat Molana Pir Bakoti Usmani was a saint possessed religious and theological knowledge so many people who claimed as a scholar of Islam, keened to site, exchange their knowledge, share views with him. Name FAQIRULLAH mentioned in history of Kashmir many time before birth of Pir Bakoti Usmani, but some contemporary namesakes are founded in modern time through his document in Pajja Shareef Qazi Mehmood possession. According to document there was a high religious Muslim scholar Mian Faqeerullah Sanglvi son of Mian Mohammed Aalam belonged to Union Council Nambul. Pir Bakoti Usmani signed as witness an ishtam paper on 19th August 1911 at Punch state.This ishtam paper was written by Mohammed Zaman son of Jivan Khan against his three kanal and four marlas land that gifted to Molvi Faqirullah Sanglvi. The other witnesses who signed paper were Noorullah son of Hasho Khan from Sangal and other was Ghulam Qadir Shah from Bakote. An other document on plain paper had written in 16th June 1910 related to a transfer of land to Akber Ali Khan and sons is also unearthed belonged to Molvi faqirullah Sanglavi. A second document on a plane piece of rotten paper showed that an other contemporary namesakes was Mohammed Faqirullah from Bafahed district Kamalpure was his friend. Document showed his writing that he was also a scholar of Islam. He referred Sharah Waqaya in his writing.
A Mobile Sufi give and take his mercies
Hadhrat Molana Pir Bakoti Usmani did not believe in statusco or in shrineism. He also believed that no “Rohbaniat” (Monastic life as an institution) in Islam so he always moveable in Kashmir, Hazara and Murree for preaching of Islam, as resulted thousands of Non-Muslims embraced Islam and recited Kalma Tayeba. He did not purchase any land but accepted “gifted land in Pajja Shareef and Birote” by his devoted tribes and individuals. He always offered invitation of prayers to Non-Muslims as narrated by Sahibzada Pir Azhar Bakoti Usmani that he offered prayers to a Sikh merchant in Kohala but his devotees asked him that he is a Non-Muslim, why he offered prayers? “My duty is to deliver message of Almighty Allah to His human being, acceptance or rejection is right of addressee, not mine. Almighty Allah will ask me what you do for humanity and My creature, I will be answered Him that I delivered your message to them on Youm e Qeyama (The Day of judgment)”. His movements were always urgent when any one called him for Tableegh (Preaching) or help, joined needy persons and help them, as they required during his visits. He was a dabbled edged sword, if any body requested and honored him, his future changed but any body who dodged or insulted him, whose future be squandered. Once Pir Bakoti Usmani was traveling towards Murree and Potohar in hot season, he sit down among his devotees on stones mined by a laborer Kala Khan at Rawat, Murree and ordered him to provide drinking eater to him and his devotees. There was no water in pot when he reached his house, he went Bhurban well but water not founded, then he approached Aliote, filled pot and returned work place. He accused to Pir Bakoti Usmani for his delay and told him reason. Pir Bakoti Usmani and his devotees drank water and went away to enrooted destination. Laborer Kala Khan was the richest person of Murree Hills, MLA of Punjab from Murree constituency who presented a chequ of Rs. fifty thousand to Quaid e Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah at Ambassador Hall Murree for Pakistan Funds in 1946. The fate of a contractor who was also the richest person of Dan Gali, Eastern Kohala was completely vanished from the pages of history and people of Kohala saw that he was eating shit by his fingers, totally unconscious and nuded body, died in dark and snatched by dogs. He married a wife of a poor person without divorce, Pir Bakoti Usmani advised him not to play with Devine laws and give up this practice, but he insulted him and also attacked. He went behind screen and mentioned contractor decay started. He was owner of a dozens of busses enrooted to Rawalpindi Sri Nagger Road. Rajgans of Pajja Shreef, Dhond Abbasies of Bakote and Birote had won his favoritism and traveling on risening, but on other hands some people of Moolia, Birote, Badala, Pajja Shreef and Kohala had lost not only their fate but also completely destruction of their being. Nooray na Bagh (The garden of Noora) in Bakote only a place known by Bakotians but this place was a battle field between Didarism of that day and Pir Bakoti Usmani, at last Pir Bakoti Usmani won the victory and Noora lost his honor, consciousness, family and gardens, had eaten shit and died, as narrated by a journalist Naweed Akram Abbasi. His devotees believed that a saint who served the people, will always alive in their hearts as Pir Bakoti Usmani.
Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani came in Circle Bakote to complete a mission of multi dimensional spiritual movement.
He participated in Jihad in commandment of his mentor Akhwand Sahib against Sikh Army in Tribal Areas. He knew that in time of anarchy only solution of NWFP Muslim was Jihad but not succeeded.
Akhwand Sahib ordered him to shift in Circle Bakote so he came first in Moolia, Union Council Bakote. Local landlords afraid by his arising spiritual and social arising and they badly teased him.
- He shifted Birote, married with widow daughter of Molana Abdul Aziz Alvi and established an almshouse in Baglotian and then in Khoas, Birote.
- He promoted lower class as Noor Hussein (Noora Bawa) from service of masque to Imam as in written agreement with Feudal of Birote. He accept Mian Fazal Hussein, a junior teacher of Birote as his son in law and married his step daughter Zulekha, real daughter of Mohammed Zaman Alvi in 1918 but divorced in 1923 after his death.
- He shifted Bakote as an Ahmdi imam introduces Qadeani Movement in Bakote and adjoining areas. Ahmdi were considers as unbelievers because of their Guru Ghulam Ahmed claimed as Holy Christ as Prophet of Christian and challenged the faith of Muslim in Last Prophet hood of Holy Prophet of Mohammed. Hadhrat Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Usmani challenged holder of fake faith of Imam. He stayed their permanently and with his hard point of view and preaching of Quran and Hadith related to Last Prophet hood of Holy Prophet Mohammed, undelivered imam escaped on spot. He reconstructed masque in Central Bakote. He appointed Qazi Abdullah as imam of masque and started teaching of Quran there.
Bakoti School of Thought
Pir Bakoti was not a spiritual personality but a great saint of area after two centuries of Pir Malik Sooraj (real name is Mohammed Suraj Khan died in 1632) of Potha Sharief Murree, Pakistan. A generation of Circle Bakote and Murree Hills followed him and his massage. Pir of Deval Sharief Abdul Majid Ahmed wrote in his book that he was the tidings of Hadhrat Molana Pir Faqir-u-llah Bakoti. No person or family who did not accepted his spiritual position as well as merged his blessings. It was an age of disheartfullness after Balakot massacre in 1839 and defeat of local tribe in 1857 against British Government, as a result they were totally unable to lead a caravan without a leader of time, an uncourageous personality. That space was filled by Hadhrat Molana Pir Faqir-u-llah Bakoti by highly ethically way of life so he welcomed every where in area. He encouraged and returned them towards life and social activities. He established religious schools, started Jumma Prayers in Bakot and Birote, taught them the lessons of rescheduled their culture and society. He planted Indian Olive in his lands but these plants turned into Palestine or Spanish fruitful trees. Nobody can harm these trees without his offspring's permission, if committed any body will lose his any body part today also. He preached the teaching of Islam as a flexible way and never issue any religious directive which cause harmful for culture of his time. He reformed and taught people socially and benefited them spiritually without any difference of cast. He himself was a very simple personality and donated needy people all his belongings through his life. He married those widows had no compensation from their diseased husbands and treated them equally according to teaching of Islamic prophet Muhammad. He never permitted any body that came his house inside or peeped in to his door. His ladies were always in vials day and night, met only with their closest relatives as father, brother, son, grand son only that continued today in his family. He was died by diarrhea but he said that he would never pass away before exit of all his body maleness. He was a practical Sufi who implemented his philosophy of theosophy first on his soul and body then he preached. He is recognized as an elder today every house of area and people walk without shoes towards his shrine and translate into reality their uncompleted deeds.
Pir Bakoti...... First prose writer of Circle Bakote
Some people including Dr. Mehmood Jadone of Osea, Murree misguided his followers about a poem "Hamd" but is not Pir Bakoti litrary work. Pir Bakoti wrote only one booklet about Juma Prayers in his last decade of his life that included his grandson Sahibzada Pir Azher Bakoti in his book "Yed e Baiza" on pages 153 to 172. It was his first faith related prose that is existed in published form. He wrote a brife history of Juma Prayers in Kohsar of Murree Hills, Gallies and Circle Bakote. He claimed that he started Juma Prayers in Bakote in 1870.
- He constrected a masque in Osea in 1900 and Juma Prayers started from first day.
- He started Juma Prayers in Birote in 1918.
He wrote that local Islamic Scholars prayed Juma Prayers in tents at Galis, Gorha Dhaka, Gerhyal ans Sunny Bank Murree.
Pir Bakoti...... A poet of Circle Bakote also
Pir Bakoti Wrote a few "Gazals" also and his poetic name was ZAMIN. The "Hamd" that is published in Sahibzada Pir Azher Bakoti book "Yed e Baiza" is not his product because the language and others metters of his poetry not mached this Hamd.
Books related to Pir Bakoti
Books related to Pir Bakoti
Many people are writing about his life biography, Theosophy and his teaching. There is a details account of Pir Bakoti Usmani writers and their books.
- Rana Ali HassenChohan Gujjer, Gujrat, India (Tareekh e garjer, Vol II, 1936) This book is available in State Bank Library Karachi.
- Hafiz Suleman Betharwi, (very close friend and comrade of Pir Bakoti Usmani, spend his 40 years with him wrote a manuscript named Guldeasta e Karamat e Pir Bakoti Usmani in 1940 and saved by Qazi Amanullah of Pajja Shareef. This book is in poem shape.
- Imam u Din, Behdote, District Muzafferabad, Azad Kashmir (Samra Keramat, 1930) . This book is in poem shape.
- Mohammed Zaman Khan Cahrehanvi, Union Council Charehan, Murree (Sawan e Hyat, 1945) . This book is in poem shape.
- Syed Mehmood Azad of Harhi Gehel, District Bagh, Azad Kashmir.(History of Kashmir, published in 1971)
- Miss Sabiha Shaheen, Mansehra (The Golrha family of Hazara), her MA thesis in Peshawer University in 1982.
- Noor Alahi Abbasi of Sahr Bagla, Murree (Tareekh e Muree, 1985, but he deleted his book new edition published in 2005)
- * Mohabbat Husain Awan of Birote, Idara e Tehqiqul Awan Karachi, (Awan Mashaekh e Uzzam, 1988)
- Sifarish Abbasi, Idara Ishaet e Islam Gularhagali, Murree (Sawane Hayat Pir Bakoti Usmani, 1996) Tis booklet first published in Monthely Ishaet e Islam no 04, Gularhagali, Murree in 1990. Sifarish Abbasi is father in law of Sajibzada Zahir Bakoti Usmani daughter. His all views expressed Deobandi school of thoughts.
- Malik Pervaiz Ahmed Awan, Idara e Tehqiqul Awan Dewarandi, Hajira, Azad Kashmir (Tareekh e Awanan Fi Oulad e Ali, 1992)
- Mohabbat Husain Awan, Idara e Tehqiqul Awan Karachi (Tareekh e Alvi Awan, 1998)
- Professor Qazi Mohammed Tahir Al Hashmi, Markezi Jamma Masjid Havelian, District Abbottabad, NWFP (Serguzasht e Hashmi, 2005) He discussed his family blood relationship with Pir Faqirullah Bakoti Sahib.
- Sahibzada Mohammed Azher Bakoti Usmani, Bakote Shareef, District Abbottabad, NWFP (Nisbat e Khairul Basher, 2006) This book dealing with Pir Bakoti Usmani faith about the family of Prophet Mohammed.
- Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Jadoon Qadri, Osia, Murree, (Many articles on Pir Bakoti Usmani, published Qazi Mohammed Obaidullah Alvi of Birote, Journalist, Historian and Anthropologist, (Seerat e Pir Bakoti Usmani ore Kohsar main Mazheb wa Rouhaneat ka Irteqa), expected publish on Urse of. Pir Bakoti Usmani this year in October.
- Abdul Majid Tahir, Director Press Information Department Azad Kashmir, Muzafferabad, wrote many essays about Pir Bakoti Usmani in varios times. His father was also fellow of Pir Bakoti Usmani in his early age.
Abbasi of Birote, a younger journalist, wrote many articles with
reference of Pir Bakoti Usmani life time and merrage in Birote.
Pir Bakoti decendants...... in pix
Pir Bakoti 1st generation
Pir Bakoti 2nd generation
Pir Bakoti 3rd generation
Grand sons of Hazrat Pir Haqiq ullah Bakoti
Elder son in law
2nd son in law
Wassam Bin Yasir Alvi