DALU RAI, CHUTTA AMRANI; TWO BROTHERS DIFFERENT IN SPIRIT – STORY OF TWO WOMEN SUHAGHAN AND DUAGHAN IN AROR SINDH. – (BADI-U-JAMAL DAMSEL OF MERCHANT SAIF UL MALOOK)
The legend is simple. Dalu Rai was King of Aror, Sind, and was fond of deflowering a virgin every night. His own brother Chutta Amrani did not like the habits of his brother. Chutta Amrani embraced Islam, married a Muslim girl Fatima and even went on Haj. The difference in Ideology is very apparent and the story is documented in historical accounts as well as known to people even today. But for historians who worship tyranny and twist such accounts, it is just another day in their lives. Historical narrative is augmented by the fact that the mazars of Chutta Amrani, Bibi Suhaghan, and Bibi Duaghan, exist to this day in Sind.
The Mazar of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar is perhaps the most famous place in Sehwan, Sind. And anybody buried at that place, or its vicinity, is held as very special and in all ways a person with determined Paradise in Sufi lore. Inscriptions in the Mazar prove to be of 754 AH, 757 AH, and 758 AH, and related to the constructions in time of Sultan Feroze Tughlaq. But some of these inscriptions are not original. The same were restored in times of Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor. And there is proof of that. Syed Bowa alias Nawab Deendar Khan, local Governor of Sehwan, restored them in 1040-41 AH, and this inscription is still there. Not only did Nawab Deendar Khan restored these things, he also got constructed mosques and gateways there. One thing he as a lover of ideology, was to build a mausoleum for the Hindu convert, Chutta Amrani, and that mausoleum is there in Sehwan. Although Chutta Amrani belonged to Aror, Sind, his burial here, is proof that he was much loved and revered by the people. So much so that another inscription dated 1173 AH (1759 AD), tells us of the rebuilding and repair of the complex by Ghulam Shah Kalhora, another ruler of Sind. This inscription is in Sindi tiles, although wrongly placed in sequence. Love of Sindhi people for Chutta Amrani exists to this day.
Now about the two ladies Bibi Suhaghan and Bibi Duaghan, and their association with this legend. Obviously historical narrative is always not very precise but historical accounts, mention the arrival of a merchant Saif ul Malook and a maiden with him as Badi-u-Jamal. When Dalu Rai heard of the beauty of this woman, he requested that she be sent to him for his sexual exploits. The merchant delayed the event and this lady, perhaps with another companion, prayed to Allah to save their chastity. An earthquake came and Alor was destroyed in the process. Historical accounts also mention the destructive earthquake which saved these two ladies and the end of Alor as a major Sindh capital. The debauchery of the King ended his empire. The prayers of this pious woman as well as the other bride, ended in their supremacy, and mausoleum were built in their honour. And although in bad condition, they still stand today after centuries. The pseudo-Kufic calligraphy speaks of the age of these two monuments. A link to the past. The legend is even known today by the people of the area, and when legends are carried in books and memories of people, there can be no denying the fact that these narratives are true. The Blessings of Allah were upon these two damsels of the past, and Dalu Rai was accursed, and remembered for his debauchery in negative way.