Ghazi Mureed Hussein Shaheed

            His name was Mureed Hussein. He was the only son of Numberdar, Chauhdry Abdullah, a dignified pious old man of Bhallah, Tehsil Chakwal. He was married at the age of 20 years. A few days after marriage, he  was honored with the ziarat (seeing or meeting) of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) in dream. With this, a revolutionary change took place in his life.
In 1935 he read a painful news in the daily “Zimindar” with the heading “Palol Ka Gadha” (Donkey of Palol) which was sufficient to annoy any rational human being what to say of a lover. The incident was that a hindu veterinary doctor, in charge of veterinary hospital Palol, District Gorganwàn dared to name the donkey of the hospital on the name of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). Every Muslim of India was irritated and flared up on this absurdness and rascality. The British government, observing the unrest and the agitation statements in newspapers, transferred the insolent wretched doctor from Gorganwàn district to village Narnaund of district Hisaar. This was certainly not the answer to the magnitude of the crime committed. This decision by the government further flared the muslim sentiments and Mureed Hussein was no exception. In no time the lover was on his way to Narnaund to wipe away the filth on the Prophet’s name (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam).
Dr. Raam Gopal was a robust person with commanding stature. The lean and weak lover proved that bodily well being was not all that was required. A single move of hand brought the ogre down to dust leaving a contented Mureed Hussein waiting for the police.
A lawsuit was instituted against him in district Hasaar. Barrister Jalal-ud-Din Qureshi and other Muslim lawyers pleaded the case on behalf of Mureed Hussain without any fee. He could save himself easily taking the advantage of conventional flaws in the existing law and its interpretation in favor of the accused. However, the real lover of the messenger of Allah considered a false statement to save life against the spirit of love. Mureed Hussein clearly announced his act in front of the judges making it easy for them to wind up the case and award him the liberty he was looking for. He was awarded death punishment. Impressed by his true and real passions, a non-Muslim prisoner embraced Islam and  Ghazi Mureed Hussain named him Ghulam Rasool.

                On the blessed Friday, 24 September 1937 at 09:00 am , Ghazi Mureed Hussain rode the gallows board smiling and sacrificed his life for the honor and grace of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam), an act worth million of lives in succession. The persons on duty told his relations that Ghazi Mureed Hussain seemed to be very happy and contented. He was reciting Kalma and Darood Sharif (salutation prayer). When he was told to be quiet, he said, “I am performing my obligation, you perform your duty.” Therefore, the Ghazi met his creator embracing “Shahadat” while paying salutation and sending greetings to the Holy Prophet, (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam).

What love and respect has been earned by these men who mix their blood with dust, only Allah knows!