Praise of Sher Shah Suri by the author of Padmavat (1540 AD)

Malik Muhammad Jaisi was contemporary of Sher Shah Suri and began writing the epic poem ‘Padmavat’ in Awadhi language in 947 Hijri year, that is, about 1540 A.D when Sher Shah was ruling at Delhi. This epic poem deals with folklore about Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmini but some pages of the work are dedicated … Read more

Pir Roshan was very fond of Music

Bayazid Ansari or Pir Roshan was very fond of music and used to hold music sessions. According to “Hal-Nama; “One day, he (Bayazid) said to his friends, that God kept two treasures hidden from the Afghans. Through two persons, these treasures have been now revealed to the Afghans; one of the treasures is the oneness of God, that God … Read more

Dattu Sarwani, a Pashtun soldier of early 16th century

Dattu Sarwani was a soldier in the service of Masnad-i-Ali Isa Khan Sarwani during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. When the latter was defeated by Babur at the battlefield of Panipat in 1526, Dattu Sarwani accompanied his fellow clansmen to Bihar. In 1528 Dattu was part of the army led by Mahmud Khan Lodi … Read more

Ancestral village of Sher Shah Sur in Pakhtunkhwa

Sher Shah’s father name was Hasan and they belonged to the Shera Khel sept of the Sur tribe [1] which was located in the present-day Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Sher Shah’s grandfather Ibrahim Khan was a horse-dealer in his native country. He migrated to India along with his son … Read more

History of the Niazi tribe

The earliest work which provides the details about origin of Niazis is Makhzani-i-Afghani (1610 AD), written by Naimatullah under the patronage of Khan Jahan Lodi, an Afghan noble of Mughal emperor Jahangir. Makhzan-i-Afghani gives the genealogy of Niazi tribe as follow: “To Lodi, God Almighty gave three sons, Niazi, Siani, and Dotani.Niazi had three sons, … Read more

Khalil Tribe

Ghoria Khel tribes 1- Khalil 2- Mohmand 3- Daudzai 4- Chamkani 5- Ziranis (extinct) Khalil Khalil was the eldest son of Ghoraey by his first wife . Khalil married Zarkhanda and by her had a so named Umar who was known as Shaikh Umar because of his religious nature. Umar had three sons, Yaqun, Yousaf … Read more