History of Jalalpur Pirwala

Old documents tell us that this citytown was called as, "Jalalpur Qatal Wah" or "Jalalpur Sadat". Now-a-d ays, it's kn own as "Jalal Pur Pir Wala". Its's strongly thought tha t the founder of the citytown is "Hazrat Syed Sultan Ahmad Bukhari(May Allah Bless Him)", a famous saint who was born in one of nearby villages of JPPW named, "Uch" in 1542. Preaching Islamic Education in different areas, h

e came across here permanently in 1582.He died here in 1631. It's considered that he kept the name of citytown "Jalal Pur" on the name of one his ancestors, "Hazrat Syed Jalal-Uddin Bukhari Shorowardi (May Allah Bless Him)". There's a shrine of H.S. Sultan Ahmad Bukhari in the mid of central citytown JPPW.

During the Mughal Reign, JPPW was an important town as in the reign of Akbar King it secured the position of Capital of subdivisions of Multan Province. After Mughals' Decline, head of Bahawalpur named Nawab Mubarak Khan included JPPW in his estate but afterwards it was included in Multan Province by Nawab Muzaffar Khan of Multan after its capture. A famous European tourist Charless Man came across this citytown in 1827. He writes about the citytown,

"When British captured Punjab in 1849 & then the whole Hindustan in 1857, they governed the continent by their own style, so JPPW was graded to "Town Company" in 1873."

On June 1991, this citytown was upgraded to "Tehsil Headquarter". Govt. Degree College For Boys was established on September 7, 1999 and notification to make it permanent was issued on September 9, 2002. Govt. Degree College For Girls was established fully on 2008.
Its Economy:
Economy of JPPW depends upon agriculture. Important crops are cotton, wheat etc and important fruit include mangos & dates.
Its Dist. Multan

Hazrat Pir Qataal
Hazrat Pir Syed Jalal-ul-Din Bukhari Surkh Poosh was born in 595 Hijri in Bukhara (Uzbekistan). He came to Uch Sharif (Bahawalpur Pakistan) from Bukhara in 642 Hijri and stayed in Uch Sharif till died in 690 Hijri. All is life he preached true Islamic teachings and converted people of the area to Islam. His Shrine is in Uch Sharif and is center of devotion for the masses.
Hazrat Pir Syed Sultan Ahmad Qataal was born from the line of Hazrat Jalal-ul-din Bukhari in 949 Hijri and he was a born Wali (Saint). After completion of his religious education, he performed Hajj and after visiting the shrine of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (Medina Saudi Arabia) he visited Karbala Maulla, Najaf e Ashraf, Kazmain, Samara (Iraq) and finally started to teach religion in Bukhara. He came to Multan (Pakistan) from Bukhara and converted the tribes of Suldhara and Lukhwara etc. to Islam and in 990 Hijri he finally came to the city of Jalalpur (District Multan)and made the city his final destination. He put the foundation of this city and named it Jalalpur after his grand father Syed Jalal-ul-din Bukhari. This city is still very much inhabited and is known by this name. In some books it is called Jalalpur Sadaat but now it is known as Jalalpur Pirwalla.
One day when Pir Hazrat Mukhdome Ali Sarwar was sleeping, birds were making noise in the trees. Hazrat Pir Sultan Ahmad Qataal noticed that these birds are interfering with the sleep of Pir Ali Sarwar, he ordered the birds to die. All birds fell down dead from the tree. When Pir Ali Sarwar awoke from his sleep, he said you are such a Qataal (The one who kills in the name of God). Since that day Pir Syed Sultan Ahmad was known as Pir Qataal. In addition to this there are other numerous miracle and found in books.
He got married in a syed family of Seetpur (Muzaffarghar) and had three sons: Hazrat Alam Pir Bukhari, Hazrat Shah Ismail and Hazrat Syed Ilm-ul-din.
He died in 1041 Hijri (1671 AD). After four generations, in the year 1157 Hijri during the reign of Sultan Ahmad II, Governor of Multan built his shrine with 200,000 Rupees. This shrine is priceless in its construction and Calligraphy. At this time Muhammad Shah Mughlia was ruling Delhi. The construction of this shrine was commissioned in 1108 Hijri (1688 AD) and at that time Orangzeb was ruling India. This matchless Shrine was completed in 50 years. Physical construction of this shrine was built by Muhammad Murad resident of Seetpur

Hazrat Hafiz Fateh Mohammad Qadri
He was a prominent Muslim saint (Sufi) of Jalalpur Pirwala. He delivered his messsage of love, tolerance and to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad. His message was highly appreciated by the people of Jalalpur Pirwala and its surrounding towns.
He passed away in 1918 at the age of 70 and left thousands of his disciples and spiritual students to spread their teachers' message. He was author of many books, most of which are unpublished and a linguist in command of several languages including Arabic, Persian and Urdu. Though his mother tongue was Siraiki, the local dialect. In addition, he was a great Sufi poet of his time and used this medium as guidance for humanity. The poetry was mainly written in Siraiki as well as in Persian and Urdu.
Hazrat Hafiz Fateh Mohammad was a contemporary of the famous Sufi poet Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Fareed who he met on several occasions. Khawaja Ghulam Fareed had a great deal of respect for Hazrat Hafiz Saab and it was a reciprocal friendship based on sincerity and respect. When Khawaja Ghulam Fareed passed away, Hazrat Hafiz Saab wrote a special poem in his memory.
Hazrat Hafiz Saab had three sons namely, Hazrat Abdul Ghaffar Qadri, Hazrat Mohammad Tahir Qadri and Hazrat Mohammad Saeed Qadri. The eldest son Hazrat Abdul Ghaffar Qadri was a great Muslim scholar of his time who used to teach hadith of Muhammad in Madrassa Fathiah Qadria, Jalalpur Pirwala. He passed away during the life of his father at a young age.
After the death of Hazrat Hafiz Fateh Mohammad Qadri, his second son Hazrat Mohammed Tahir Qadri became his successor and after his passing, the youngest son Hazrat Mohammed Saeed Qadri became the Sheikh of the Tareeqa Qadriah Fathiah.
Hazrat Mohammed Saeed passed away in 1962 at the age of 72. He left three sons namely, Pir Fateh Mohammad Qadri, Pir Bashir Ahmad Qadri and Pirzada Sardar Ahmad Qadri.
The two eldest sons are looking after the affair of the Asthana Aliah Qadriah, Jalalpur Pirwala. Whilst the youngest son Pirzada Sardar Ahmad Qadri has dedicated his life for the service and preaching of Islam for the last 25 years in Europe. He has established an Islamic Centre in the heart of Europe, Brussels. As well as havig worked in various Islamic Centres of Britain, currently he is working for the Ministry of Justice in the UK in relation to the resettlement and religious guidance of Muslim offenders.
Hazrat Hafiz Fateh Mohammad Qadri was buried in the allocated graveyard of the Qadri family, where the graves of his sons and family members are located. His death anniversary takes place on the 24th/25th Islamic month of Saffar which is attended by thousands of disciples of the Qadria Tareeq.

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