AN UNKNOWN ARAB MOHALLA IN LAHORE OF 10TH CENTURY – CENTURIES OF ACCUMULATED PREJUDICE CANNOT GO AWAY

AN UNKNOWN ARAB MOHALLA IN LAHORE OF 10TH CENTURY
CENTURIES OF ACCUMULATED PREJUDICE CANNOT GO AWAY
First mosque in India 629 AD

Muslims came into this region long long time ago. Arab traders were here even before Islam, and they mixed well in the environment. Ancients mosques existed here. Some of them still exist here. In 982 AD the author of HUDUDAL ALAM states that all the inhabitants of Lahore were idolaters and there were no Muslims here. But Fakhri i Mudahhabir states that Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi built a separate Mohalla here for Muslims and it was called Arab Mohalla and he built a mosque of bricks here called Khusti Masjid, which was a marvel in its age.

First mosque in Banbhore

“FAḴR-E MODABBER, pen-name of Moḥammad b. Manṣūr b. Saʿīd, entitled Mobārakšāh, author of two prose works in Persian written in India in the late 6th/12th and early 7th/13th century, a book on genealogy with no formal title and the famous Ādāb al-ḥarb wa’l-šajāʿa”.

 
A segment of Hindu population got along well with them, and there were Hindu Generals in the Ghaznavid army itself. Hindus predominated the Mughal Army too. Many got along well with benefits and a certain segment remained allergic to them as they were two nations even then.
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Lahore has seen many attacks on its soil. This was the first important one. The 1965 one when an Indian General proclaimed  that he would have his peg (alcoholic drink) in Lahore Gymkhana. And he never got there, thanks to our valiant Army. Today the Army of Pakistan stands to defend our country again, from terrorists who cannot forget the prejudice of 1200 years. Rewriting history and hybrid war cannot erase the complex from the mind or soul.

4 thoughts on “AN UNKNOWN ARAB MOHALLA IN LAHORE OF 10TH CENTURY – CENTURIES OF ACCUMULATED PREJUDICE CANNOT GO AWAY”

  1. Wars are so sad and yet they awake a hibernating population out of slumber. Vigilance is the key to survival. A national army the best defense for a country.

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