Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi was a Pakistani religious leader and politician. Khwaja Qamar ul Din was the founder of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) and after that became its President in 1970.Under Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi leadership party won eighteen seats in the National Assembly.Qamar ul Din was also nominated two time as a member of the Islamic Ideology Council, where he worked hard to Islamicize the existing laws.
|Name:||Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi|
|In Urdu:||خواجہ قمرالدین سیالوی|
|Famous As:||Pakistani Islamic Scholar, Religious Leader and Politician|
|Education:||Religious Education at Mecca and Ajmer|
|languages Learnt:||Persian and Arabic|
|Date:||7 July 1906|
|Place:||Sial Sharif in the Punjab Province of British India|
|Children:||Peer Khuwaja Hamid-ud-Din (Rahmatullah) Sialvi|
|Parents:||Hazrat Zia-ud-din Sialvi (Father)|
|Political Party:||Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (1970)|
|nominated as a member of the Islamic Ideology Council:||Twice|
He was born on 7 July 1906 in Sialsharif. He was the eldest son of Zia-ud-din Sialvi. He became the president of Sargodha Muslim League. He went to all corners of subcontinent to vote for the Muslim League in the election of 1946. He particularly walked along with Pir of Zakori in NWFP to vote for Pakistan in the referandum of 1947. In the Indo-Pak war of 1965 he donated all the ornaments of his family to Pakistan Army. In 1970 he became the president of Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan. He was nominated member of Islamic Ideology Council, twice. He died on July 20, 1981. He was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz(Medal of Distinction) by president of Pakistan in 1981.
SonKhuwaja Hamid-ud-Din Sialvi
Khuwaja Hamid-ud-Din Sialvi is eldest son of Khawja Qamar-ud-Din Sialvi and the present-day Sajjadah Nashin of Sial Sharif Sharine. He can be credited for much of the development to Darbar and the relevant Masjid(though funds are provided by the followers or Mureedeen of Sial Sharif) which has made available much larger space for offering prayers. This development includes construction of a new Langar Khana(a place where anyone can have a free meal) which is serving the needy even better.
Sajjadah Nashin of Astana-e-Aliya Muhammad Hamid-ud-Din Sialvi is present at Darbar e Aliya by himself to meet and greet the followers and visitors to listen to their issues and to make dua and any other effort to help them as much as possible. People visit Sial Shareef to only from the very far and remote areas of Pakistan, but also visit from outside Pakistan to get a glimpse of the Hazrat Sb. Shrine is open for visitors round the clock and keeping in mind today’s critical situation and happenings, security has also been taken in consideration. Checkpoints have been setup to encounter any such situation and trained security staff is roaming around making sure that no such event happens.
Early Life and Education
Khwaja Qamaruddin Sialvi was born on 24th Jumadi-ul-Awwal 1324 A.H. in (7 July 1906) in Sial Sharif, Sargodha district, Punjab, Pakistan. He was the eldest son of Hazrat Zia-ud-din Sialvi. He had learnt Quran when he was just 9. He went to a number of institutions to get religious education. The most important of these institution were situated in Mecca and Ajmer.
Spirit of Islam
After completing his education he continued the mission of his forefathers of reviving the spirit of Islam. He tenaciously opposed British Raj and worked hard for establishment of a Muslim state for the Muslims. The British did not like his working against the Raj. They offered him the title of “His Holiness” (the biggest spiritual and religious title in British Raj) for giving up his opposition which he turned down,and burnt the letter to ashes. As a penalty for his defiance his land was confiscated,he was stopped from making speech,and was thrown into jail.But he continued his opposition.
Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi became the president of Sargodha Muslim League. He went to all corners of subcontinent to vote for Muslim League in the election of 1946. He particularly walked along with Pir of Zakori in North-West Frontier Province to vote for Pakistan in the referendum of 1947.
Inception of Pakistan
After the inception of Pakistan, he wrote to Quaid-e-Azam to congratulate him and emphasize the need for promulgation of Islamic laws. Replying his letter Quaid-e-Azam wrote” Efforts on part of Mashaikhs in the Pakistan Movement are highly commendable. Rest assured Islamic laws will be promulgated in Pakistan”.
War of 1965
In the Indo-Pak war of 1965 he donated all the ornaments of his family to Pakistan Army. In 1970 he became the president of Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP) and under his leadership party won eighteen seats in National Assembly.Under his leadership the party fared very good in the election of 1970. He was nominated member of Islamic Ideology Council, twice. Where he worked hard to Islamicize the current laws.
List of Books
- Salat ul Asar aur Mazhab
- Inna al Hukam
- Matba ul Taum Fi Itmamil Saum
- Tanweer ul Absar
- Tehqiq Fil Talaq
- Balaghul Mubeen
He died from a road accident on July 20 1981(17th Ramadan). He was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence), the 4th highest award of Pakistan, by President of Pakistan in 1981.