Ghazi Illm Din Shaheed

            In 1929, Mahashay Rajpal in Lahore, dared to dishonor the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). This led to unrest and deep anguish amongst the muslim community of India. The whole of India fell into the fire of furious communal confrontation. Justice Daleep Singh of the High Court set Mahashay Rajpal free due to conventional flaw in law. The state of affairs took a dangerous turn. Hazrat Amir-e-Shari’at announced a protest meeting. The government tried to stop the meeting promulgating section 44 in the city. However, Amir-e-Shari’at held the convention at the stipulated time. Hazrat Mufti Kafaa’itullah and Maulana Ahmad Saeed Dehlavi also attended the meeting. This meeting was held in an enclosed area. The gates of the enclosure were guarded and kept under surveillance by armed police. Hazrat Amir-e-Shari’at started his speech. During his speech he said,

“Today you people have gathered to save and maintain the honor, dignity, and esteem of the last messenger and the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). Today the honor and pride of that personality has been challenged who conferred honor and respect to the humanity. All the living beings and the whole universe feels proud of the honor and respect conferred to them by him. Today the most respected mothers of all Muslims, Ummul-Mumineen Hazrat Khadija-tul-Kubra (Razi Allah Anha) and Ummul-Mumineen Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqah (Razi Allah Anha) came to the doors of Mufti Kafa’itullah and Maulana Ahmad Saeed and said, “We are your mothers. Don’t you know the infidels have abused us?”

 Then during address, he took a dramatic turn and said,

“Look! Isn’t Mother Ayesha standing on the door?” 

The whole procession trembled. People turned around and stared at the door crying bitterly, wailing, and weeping. Regaining his speech he again said,

 “Look! People look! Rasool-ul-Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) has been disturbed in the green tomb. Khadija and Ayesha (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhuma) are disturbed. Ummahatul-Mumineen are asking you for their right today. Ayesha (Razi Allah Anha) is calling you. The same Ayesha (Razi Allah Anha) whom the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) used to call Humaira out of love and affection; the same Ayesha (Razi Allah Anha) who used to chew “Miswak” to soften it for the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) at the time of his demise. Honor, respect and prestige of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and Ummahatul-Mumineen are most precious and above all. Lay your lives for their honor. Real sons lay their lives for the honor of their mothers without any hesitation.

            Look Gentlemen! Sayidah Fatima (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anha) calls you, “Is there any modest Muslim courageous enough to take revenge of my father? 0’ Muslims, either the ears that listen to the insult should not remain (exist) or the hand that writes blasphemy and the tongue that commits blasphemy should not exist”. 

In the morning, the son of a carpenter, Ghazi Illm Din, got up and made Rajpal meet his fate. A case was instituted in the court against Ghazi Abdul Rehman, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman, and Syed Atta Ullah Shah Bokhari, the orator. All three were put in prison for one year.
Ghazi Illm Din was prosecuted in murder case and ordered to gallows board. He was hanged on the gallows board for the sake and honor of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam).
Sometime later, after the hanging of the Prophet’s lover, Hazrat Qazi Ihsan Ahmad was arrested and sent to the same jail. He was also locked up in the same cubicle in which Ghazi Illm Din Shaheed was kept earlier. The jail warden said to Qazi, “Qazi Sahib you are quite fortunate. This cabin is very auspicious and full of blessings. On inquiry, he told Qazi that Ghazi Illm Din was kept in this cabin. One night this cabin was enlightened and dazzled with light. I was on sentry duty. I came running amazed and astonished thinking that the accused might have burnt himself alive. However, he was sitting in a very peaceful manner having no concern with this world. I stood amazed. After a long pause, I woke him up and enquired about this happening. On my insistence, the blessed Ghazi told that the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) had come to him and said,

“Illm Din! Be firm and stead fast. I am waiting for you on “Hauz-e-Kausar” 

(water reservoir in paradise).