History Gulistan Bhairah Sharif​

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Pir Muhammad Amir Shah(RA)

The founder of the spiritual centre of Bhera Sharif, Pir Muhammad Amir Shah, was born in 1837 in Bhera Sharif. They were from the children of the eminent Sufi Elder of the Suhrawardi order, Hazrat Bahaa-ud-Din Zakariyya Multani. They were a joyful and upbeat figure with a moderate height, slender body, wide face and rosy complexion. They always wore white attire which reflected their simplicity and elegance.
They came from a noble lineage and were known for their piety and excellence. They were blessed with pious children upon whom Allah Almighty bestowed His special favours. They went on to become righteous, pure, and hardworking which earned them a great and respectful fate. Pir Amir Shah were known for fasting abundantly in their childhood and from amongst their habits, it is documented that every day after. 

Asr prayer they would leave their home and go to the bank of the Jehlum river and spend time there, engaging in remembrance and reflection, and throughout the night remaining absorbed in the worship of their Lord.
Pir Amir Shah was a highly spiritual individual who visited numerous mausoleums, prayed at them and kept communication with other great personalities of his time by sending letters. From amongst those great personalities was Master Ghulaam Rasool Sahib who is frequently mentioned as a helper at the public kitchen and had great love for Pir Muhammad Amir Shah. It has been documented that Pir Muhammad Amir Shah embarked on a sacred journey to Sial Sharif.

 and stayed there for a period of time. He went on to do his spiritual pledge at the hands of Hazrat Khawaja Shams-ul-Aarifeen; an elder of the Chisti order, and went on to earn the vicegerent position in the Sialvi order. Ameer-us-Saalikeen were further showered with honour as they were given the blessed cloak of Pir Sial due to the honesty and integrity demonstrated by Ameer-us-Saalikeen which caused such a spiritual fire to ignite within the heart whose blessings can be seen today.
Hazrat Amir Shah Sahib adored the destitute, they would manage the welfare and hospitality of any travellers and always kept the doors of the public kitchen open, as well as having the blessed habit of taking care of their neighbours. Alongside their love for children, knowledge, piety, hard-work and regularly praying, they were a humble, compassionate, and sincere man with an honest appearance and followed the Prophetic practise of being merciful. An example of this is seen when a thief stole some objects from his home, the thief was caught.

 Pir Amir Shah Sahib told the officers that he didn’t want the thief to be beaten because of him and instead, for the duration that thief was imprisoned, Pir Sahib would send food to the thief twice a day as a sign of forgiveness.

They called people to the path of guidance and their speech was very effective. An example of this was seen when a landlord called Mian Muhammad Buhoor from Gondal Sharif did his spiritual pledge at the hands of Pir Amir Shah Sahib. However, he wouldn’t perform the prayer regularly so somebody complained to Pir Amir Shah Sahib: “Oh Hazrat! Mian Muhammad Buhoor is your follower and he doesn’t pray regularly.” Upon hearing this, Pir Amir Shah Sahib wrote a letter with one message on it: “Mian Muhammad! Be careful that you don’t be from amongst those who are shamed on the Day of Judgement.” The effect of this single statement was so potent that Mian Muhammad didn’t just begin to perform the prayer regularly rather, he began to perform the Tahajjud prayer regularly until he passed away. The date that Pir Amir Shah Sahib passed away was on December 1927 which is equivalent to the 10th of Jamaadu-Thaani 1346 AH. They remained head of the spiritual order for approximately 45 years, and their Urs is held on the 9th/10th of Jaamadu-Thaani in Bhera Sharif.

Pir Muhammad Shah (RA)

The Ghazi of Islam, Hazrat Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib, was born in the home of Hazrat Ameer-us-Saalikeen in the District of Bhera Sharif called Sarghoda in 1890. Allah Almighty bestowed upon him a handsome appearance and beautiful life. In 1946, he performed Hajj for a second time in Makkah Mukarramah where he would frequently go and visit Shaykh Abdul Ghani At-Tirmidhi. The Shaykh would say that they have seen thousands of people, but they have never seen someone as handsome and dignified as the face of Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib Bherwi.
They spent all their energy in worshipping and working hard for the sake of Allah Almighty and were engrossed in fasting throughout their life. Other than the obligatory prayers, they would regularly perform the Tahajjud prayer and other supererogatory prayers even when they were unwell. They would always perform the prayers with congregation to such an extent that when they were travelling, they would get a Dervish to join them in performing 
the prayer with congregation.They spent most of their life in seclusion, after making their noble father aware, they would regularly go to the riverbank after Asr prayer and spend the night there. They would be engaged in reciting their litanies and Awrad until 9 or 10 o’clock before they returned home. They had a strong attachment to the Qur’an such that every Ramadan Mubarak they would read the Qur’an and lead the Taraaweeh prayer as well as having a strong bond with the Awwaabeen and Tahajjud prayers.
Their noble father Pir Amir Shah Sahib was diligent and attentive to the nurturing of Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib and when the opportunity arose, the parents of Hazrat Zia-ul-Ummat took their spiritual pledge at the hands of Khawaja Muhammad Zia-ud-Din Sialvi. Following the various spiritual training and exercises given by Hazrat Khawaja Pir Siyal, they granted Pir Muhammad Shah the position of vicegerent in the Sialvi order and entrusted Pir Muhammad Shah with the duty of guiding the people. Hazrat Ameer-us-Saalikeen left this temporary world on the 10th of Jamaadu-Thaani which is equivalent to the 6th of December 1927. Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib went on to inherit the distinguished spiritual seat and until 1957, they fulfilled the responsibility of that position. In this duration, they would go on to exert all efforts in developing and progressing the Christi order.
The Ghazi of Islam, Pir Muhammad Shah, went on to open a madrasah wherein they taught the Qur’an and made sure every Muslim had completed the Qur’an at least once. As a result of this madrasah, thousands of Muslims had the blessed opportunity to become Hafiz of the Qur’an and the entire community acquired a great amount of benefit from its establishment. In 1925, Pir Muhammad Shah opened the Muhammadiyah Ghawthiyyah Primary School and went on a campaign to encourage all the parents to send their children to this school. They shouldered the responsibility of providing books and resources to the students as well as paying the salaries of the teachers of the school.
After the establishment of Pakistan, Pir Muhammad Shah and 50 of his followers who had military experience courageously joined the military effort which started due to the skirmishes beginning to occur in Azad Kashmir. They fought the enemy soldiers in the frontline of Bawne Wayns of the Sialkot District. After some time, they were transferred to Hajirah Gharee of Azad Kashmir wherein they remained for 3 months and put their full efforts into their duty which left to them earning recognition from Colonial I. J. Kiani.
They departed from this world this world on the 24th of Sha’baan in 1376 which is equivalent to the 26th of March in 1957, and their Urs is held on the night between the 3rd/4th of Shawwal.
They came from a noble lineage and were known for their piety and excellence. They were blessed with pious children upon whom Allah Almighty bestowed His special favours. They went on to become righteous, pure, and hardworking which earned them a great and respectful fate. Pir Amir Shah were known for fasting abundantly in their childhood and from amongst their habits, it is documented that every day after Asr prayer they would leave their home and go to the bank of the Jehlum river and spend time there, engaging in remembrance and reflection, and throughout the night remaining absorbed in the worship of their Lord.
Pir Amir Shah was a highly spiritual individual who visited numerous 

Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah Al Azhari (RA)

The Ghazi of Islam, Hazrat Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib, was born in the home of Hazrat Ameer-us-Saalikeen in the District of Bhera Sharif called Sarghoda in 1890. Allah Almighty bestowed upon him a handsome appearance and beautiful life. In 1946, he performed Hajj for a second time in Makkah Mukarramah where he would frequently go and visit Shaykh Abdul Ghani At-Tirmidhi. The Shaykh would say that they have seen thousands of people, but they have never seen someone as handsome and dignified as the face of Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib Bherwi.
They spent all their energy in worshipping and working hard for the sake of Allah Almighty and were engrossed in fasting throughout their life. Other than the obligatory prayers, they would regularly perform the Tahajjud prayer and other supererogatory prayers even when they were unwell. They would always perform the prayers with congregation to such an extent that when they were travelling, they would get a Dervish to join them in performing 
the prayer with congregation.They spent most of their life in seclusion, after making their noble father aware, they would regularly go to the riverbank after Asr prayer and spend the night there. They would be engaged in reciting their litanies and Awrad until 9 or 10 o’clock before they returned home. They had a strong attachment to the Qur’an such that every Ramadan Mubarak they would read the Qur’an and lead the Taraaweeh prayer as well as having a strong bond with the Awwaabeen and Tahajjud prayers.
Their noble father Pir Amir Shah Sahib was diligent and attentive to the nurturing of Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib and when the opportunity arose, the parents of Hazrat Zia-ul-Ummat took their spiritual pledge at the hands of Khawaja Muhammad Zia-ud-Din Sialvi. Following the various spiritual training and exercises given by Hazrat Khawaja Pir Siyal, they granted Pir Muhammad Shah the position of vicegerent in the Sialvi order and entrusted Pir Muhammad Shah with the duty of guiding the people. Hazrat Ameer-us-Saalikeen left this temporary world on the 10th of Jamaadu-Thaani which is equivalent to the 6th of December 1927. Pir Muhammad Shah Sahib went on to inherit the distinguished spiritual seat and until 1957, they fulfilled the responsibility of that position. In this duration, they would go on to exert all efforts in developing and progressing the Christi order.
The Ghazi of Islam, Pir Muhammad Shah, went on to open a madrasah wherein they taught the Qur’an and made sure every Muslim had completed the Qur’an at least once. As a result of this madrasah, thousands of Muslims had the blessed opportunity to become Hafiz of the Qur’an and the entire community acquired a great amount of benefit from its establishment. In 1925, Pir Muhammad Shah opened the Muhammadiyah Ghawthiyyah Primary School and went on a campaign to encourage all the parents to send their children to this school. They shouldered the responsibility of providing books and resources to the students as well as paying the salaries of the teachers of the school.
After the establishment of Pakistan, Pir Muhammad Shah and 50 of his followers who had military experience courageously joined the military effort which started due to the skirmishes beginning to occur in Azad Kashmir. They fought the enemy soldiers in the frontline of Bawne Wayns of the Sialkot District. After some time, they were transferred to Hajirah Gharee of Azad Kashmir wherein they remained for 3 months and put their full efforts into their duty which left to them earning recognition from Colonial I. J. Kiani.
They departed from this world this world on the 24th of Sha’baan in 1376 which is equivalent to the 26th of March in 1957, and their Urs is held on the night between the 3rd/4th of Shawwal.
They came from a noble lineage and were known for their piety and excellence. They were blessed with pious children upon whom Allah Almighty bestowed His special favours. They went on to become righteous, pure, and hardworking which earned them a great and respectful fate. Pir Amir Shah were known for fasting abundantly in their childhood and from amongst their habits, it is documented that every day after Asr prayer they would leave their home and go to the bank of the Jehlum river and spend time there, engaging in remembrance and reflection, and throughout the night remaining absorbed in the worship of their Lord.
Pir Amir Shah was a highly spiritual individual who visited numerous 

Pir Muhammad Ameen Hasnat Shah

Zia Ul-Ummat Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah Al-Azhari is that illustrious figure who dedicated his entire life to the service of the religion and brought about new dimensions of preaching and propagation of Islam due to his effective philosophy and visionary way of thinking. He was born on the 1st of July 1918 in Bhera Sharif wherein he completed his Dars Nizami course, alongside the completion of his B.A diploma. He went on to study Dawrah Hadith under the supervision of Hazrat Sadr-ul-Afaadil Mawlana Naeem Ud-Din Muradabadi. Following that, in order to further his education, he enrolled at the world renowned university of Egypt known as Al-Azhar University in 1954. The root of the wisdom demonstrated by Pir Karam Shah to study both the classical Islamic sciences, as well as the modern sciences, stems from the nurturing of his noble and honourable father.At the same time, Pir Karam Shah worked on many fronts and in each area, he put his complete efforts. 

During their time, there were many scholars who taught the Islamic sciences and served Islam and the Ahl-Us-Sunnah. However, from 1857 – 1947,the emergence of new conditions, new philosophies and ideologies and the changes in societies led to the one being born in this time being compelled to adopt the new way of thinking. Therefore, it was no longer sufficient to exert all efforts in trying to study the classical sciences according to the traditional curriculum. Pir Karam Shah recognised that there was a need for a new approach in the Islamic education systems. In light of this, in 1957, he introduced secular subjects to the syllabus of Dar-ul-Uloom Muhammadiyah Ghawthiyah, alongside the classical and modern sciences of Islam. 

This opened new avenues of implementing and propagating Islam, and the calibre of the scholars that graduated following these changes to the syllabus were such that they were ahead of those who studied the modern Islamic sciences, and they were had the ability to fulfill their Islamic duties in front of those who had the new way of thinking.
As for the field of authorship, alongside every book they wrote or had written, authentication and verification occurred when needed. In their commentary of the Qur’an which is in 5 volumes, their manner of explanation and writing is of the highest standard. They have researched and explained numerous issues in such a way that the reader has no need to study the voluminous books regarding the topic on the issue.
At the end of each volume of their commentary, the topics, articles and discussions have been collated in the index. The significance of this work is evident from the fact that numerous scholars have written with passionately on numerous subjects from it. Allama Ihsaan-ul-Haqq Siddique Sahib, the Principal of the Dar-ul-Uloom Muhammadiyah Ghawthiyyah Lahore published numerous extracts from the articles of the commentary in the magazine ‘Jamaal-e-Karam’. Other than this, numerous articles of the commentary have been mentioned in the Zia-e-Haram magazine and numerous thesis have been done on his commentary in universities. Having said that, the level of knowledge and research that the 5 volumes of Zia-Ul-Qur’an possess makes it the source of reference for the researchers.
Pir Karam Shah also wrote a 7 volume book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad entitled ‘Zia-Ul-Nabi’ which is the most important Urdu biography on the life of the Prophet Muhammad as it is ahead of many of those books. This book has particularities which the student of knowledge pays close attention to. The 6th and 7th volumes deal with the history of Orientalism and its objectives alongside answering the criticisms of the Orientalists on the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
Pir Karam Shah wrote essays on numerous subjects and each essay has its importance. As for those who reject the Sunnah, Pir Karam Shah wrote ‘Sunnat Khayr-il-Anaam’, they also wrote an article on the matter of moonsighting. They went on to became a judge on the Federal Shariah Court and Shariah Supreme Court Appellate Bench, and documented their legal verdicts. They also started the magazine ‘Zia-e-Haram’ and until now it continues to be published. Other than these works, Pir Karam Shah wrote numerous articles. They delivered countless speeches on the internal and external dimensions of the world, and they were a Spiritual Leader due to which they give advice and guidance to their followers. These few pages are insufficient to capture the extent of their service to the religion.
They passed away on 8th April 1998. Their Urs is held in Bhera Sharif on the 18/19/20th of Muharram each year.

Muhammad Naeemuddin Shah

A theater named after Muhammadiyah Ghousia Primary School was formed in 1925. In 1957, Zia-ul-Ummah revived the form of “Darul Uloom Muhammadiyah Ghausia, new heights.A theater named after Muhammadiyah Ghousia Primary School was formed in 1925. In 1957, Zia-ul-Ummah revived the form of “Darul Uloom Muhammadiyah Ghausia, new heights.