EARTHQUAKE IN GHAZNI IN 1974 BROUGHT DEVASTATION – STORY ABOUT THE OPENING OF GRAVE OF SULTAN MAHMUD

EARTHQUAKE IN GHAZNI IN 1974 BROUGHT DEVASTATION
STORY ABOUT THE OPENING OF GRAVE OF SULTAN MAHMUD

No documentation of Muslim’s spun stories

Earthquake Ghazni 1974
Earthquake Ghazni 1974

The Story of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi is a household one in this region. For one section of the people, the greatest hero of all times. For the other section, the greatest curse for their way of life. The truth really is hidden in massive stereotypes. But that is not the point of this blog.

Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi
Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi
Rebuilt Mazar Mahmood Ghaznavi
Rebuilt Mazar Mahmood Ghaznavi

In 1974 Ghazni was devastated by a massive Earthquake. Buildings went down , including a lot of monuments. A massive reconstruction plan was started, and there was massive American aid for all this. It is reputed that the Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi was damaged and the grave sprung open by itself. The internet delivers a video and a lecture by Maulana Tariq Jameel that the body of the great Sultan was found intact, and his hands were so soft, as like he was buried there and then. A thousand years had made no difference on the decomposition of the body. Fine, but then, the incident should have been recorded, photographs taken and the fact announced in massive campaign. Simple stories leave person in doubt.

Ghazni 1840
Ghazni 1840

We know of the body found in Austria in Snow after 5000 years. It was intact, but not really in the modern sense. Everything was there, but withered in its on way. Mummies of Pharaohs are of the same line, or the Aztecs or the Mayas. Even Chinese mummies have been discovered in liquid. But in in simple wooden coffin, or otherwise, it is not possible for any body not to suffer decomposition. If it an act of faith in people, to believe in the supernatural, scientific thought does not allow any speculation.

Reconstructed Ghazni after 1974
Reconstructed Ghazni after 1974

A more probable thing could be that for research purposes, the body of the Sultan was stolen by some foreign lobby., We can speculate on a certain lobby which hated the Sultan so massively. And the body replaced by a fresh one so that the original may not be missed by others. We are men and women of science. We do not believe in speculation. We would have loved an image of the great Sultan himself. We know what the Russians did with Amir Timur and reconstructed him. But only bones were there. Here is just another mythical story for religious consumption. No documentation, nothing!

35 thoughts on “EARTHQUAKE IN GHAZNI IN 1974 BROUGHT DEVASTATION – STORY ABOUT THE OPENING OF GRAVE OF SULTAN MAHMUD”

  1. My Dear Pasha Sahib
    السلام علیکم
    A few yards away on other side of Baghbanpura from Shalamar Garden, away from city, starts a Road from Grand Trunk Road, named Sultan Mahmood Road. From this about 3 Kilometer is situated a village ( I mean 50 years back) named Mahmoodbooti. This, then a village comprise a Mohalla named as Shah Mahmood.
    I was born in this village 6 years after independence, and lived there for next 25 years. I used to move and play in the streets of Mahmoodbooti.
    There were present a graveyard with Mohalla Shah Mahmood. People removed almost every large sized tile ( slim brik), the graves were built. Half a kilometer before the village There was a large Graveyard. this was named as Shah Gohar (peer) grave yard. Shah Gohar was a general of Sultan Shah Mahmood. There is an old Masoleum building very similar in design but much larger in dimentions of the picture of Mazar of Mahmood Ghaznavi you posted here, There were also present graves of sepoys in front of this mazar built with large sized tiles. i can’t understand the huge difference in dimentions of both.
    The residents of Village Mahmoodbooti appointed an old person to keep the buffaloes ,and donkeys away from the graveyard. His son was too clever,he added the word Peer to Shah Gohar and started a Peer Khana there. he sold the nearby acres of land. Later he was removed by the villagers due to his activites and handed over to Auqaf.

    Be happy and be busy. Thank you for such informative blog and your efforts.

  2. I searched for the photos of Sultan Mehmud’s grave damaged by this 1974 earthquake, hoping for a glimpse of the great king. Didn’t find any. Instead I came across your blog. I must say really good and objective analysis you’ve put there. However, I don’t agree with your theory at the end. It would be more credible if someone had put a skeleton in place of the king’s 1000 year old corpse not a fresh one.

    1. Similar incident happend in Iraq see picture on internet a german team also filmed theOpening of Sahab Graves….. That film was also played in cinimas of iraw…unfortunately on internet only pics are remaing… of that day

        1. The grave of Sultan Mahmood is solid stone and we will give pictures of it. Already given in books. One can continue to believe in whatever one believes, and such stories are told all the time. The Quran tells us to think and ponder and we do. Many mummies are preserved all over the world. Even bodies preserved in ice that are 5000 years old. But flesh decays. That is the Law of Allah. 70% water that is body evapourates. Some bodies are not eaten by insects. A body of an Egyptian Princess is finger sensitive in British Museum. You touch it, it allows pressing. No miracles. Laws of Nature. But this is not the end world. The next dimension has to come too.

  3. It is not very old story and it was witnessed by many of that time. However, War in 1979 tored the evidences.

  4. A Muslim does not need certificate of nincompoops. Outside the Quran itself, anything can be spun. Documentation is required in everything.

  5. Mahmood was a cruel & barbaric lootera. What were his achievements.? NOTHING EXCEPT LOOTING THE PROPERTIES OF OTHERS. But nature never forget. See the revenge of God. Not only the Gazhani which was built by looted properties but Even his tomb has been completely destroyed. Even the door of his tomb were taken away by British army.
    Gazhani is a cursed place as it has given birth to a thief,murderer and a plunderer. This city can never prosper.

    1. Mahmood Ghaznavi was a pious and brave man with great character. You say him looter as he punished the Hindus 17 times and defeated them in all battle fields. He was a true Muslims and highly respected person having huge wealth of his own. He did not need to loot u every time at the risk of his life but what he did was purely for cause of Islam and to punish barbaric and ferocious Hindu rulers.

    2. We hope Bhim Sen you were not part of the riots in 2002 that Modi generated with pillage arson rape and thousands Muslim dead in your city Ahmedabad Gujarat. The hate in your heart cannot go away for you nurse an inferiority complex for we ruled you for 1200 years with such grace. We brought egalitarianism in your part of the world who would not treat their own people with love and compassion. Remember 27th February, we do not like to repeat that.

  6. Bhimsen ji.. iske alaawa aap logon se aur kya ummid kar sakte hai. Aapne yo taarekh ke bade bade historians ko bhi maat de di. Yun kehna munaseeb rahega ki rajputon ne apni zubaan badal di.. pehle kehte the pran jaaye par vachan na jaaye.. ab apne hi wajood ko bachaane ke liye bade bade jhoot ke pool bandh lete hai..

    Hamein achchi tarah yaad hai ki – Shrimati Indira Gandhi ji ne kitni achchi lagaam lagaayi thi aap Rajputon ko..

    Rassi jal gayi magar ganth nahi gayi.

    1. Abdur Rahman Ji, I am not against Islam or Muslims. I hate every so-called warriors whose only achievements are murder and looting others. I hate Alexander, Mahmud,Gori,Abdali,Changez Khan etc,etc. Think yourself about their deeds. What they did for the upliftment of the humanity. They looted others and built grand mausoleums and palaces. What they did even for their own subjects? Did they built educational institutions or learning centres ? Even 2500 years before Islam ,Hindus who were your ancestors established greatest university in the world at Taxila [now in Pakistan] . U may hate and abuse Hindus but never forget that your forefathers and ancestors were Hindus and it were they who suffered the tyranny,rape and looting by these so-called Islamic warriors. They were mostly Turks and had nothing to do with Afgan or Indians [are before partition]. Pakistani Muslims infact, suffered more than any other people of the subcontinent. Do u have any knowledge about the barbaric acts of Abdali who burnt Lahore and many more cities. Know about Nadir Shah of Iran? He looted Mughal emperor and carried away more than 250 princess to Iran for selling in Persian Bazaars? Please think with unprejudiced mind and evaluate these middle age terrorists. Let me tell u one more thing. There is a belief in Hindus that repercussions of wrong deed will follow not only the doers but their children also in future. Don’t blame America but think why Muslims countries Afghanistan,Iraq,Syria,etc are suffering so much? Why their all their looted accumulated wealth had vanished and people are suffering?

      1. Will reply to you in detail totally carried away with propaganda I can send you my book on Lahore in Ghaznavi period. You are misinformed.

      2. In times of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi , Ghazni boasted of the best university in the world and western scholars could find some rare books in the world in translation at Ghazni only. Will provide reference.

      3. Your comments and attitude are very good, may Allah bless you. I wish in life that if you could read Quran or get in touch with teachings of Islam so you may compare Islam and others and reach to ultimate truth before death, I only wish.

  7. I, 100% believe in the statement regarding the body of Mahmood Ghaznavi as being intact and looking fresh after 900 years. He was pious and merciful ruler and greatest lover and follower of Islam and holy Prophet (pbuh). History has thousands such examples where bodies were found intact after hundred years. Don’t judge such things on scientific criterion.

    1. If the 100 of years old body of Mahmood looks as of today then what about the bodies of the Prophet,his several wife,Children and Hassan,Hussein and other close relatives. Open the Tombs ,they might still be alive.

  8. Although the mausoleum has been reconstructed with time after many devastations, the grave is as intact as it was in the time of Sultan Mahmud. An exceptional leader for all times sending shivers to the enemy to this day. We will give a pictorial to it one day. Already written a book on it.

  9. A beautiful sarcophagus with Kufi writing. However the doors of the mausoleum are in Agra Fort, stolen by the British presuming them to be from Somnath.

  10. Mahmood Ghaznavi was a pious and brave man with great character. You say him looter as he punished the Hindus 17 times and defeated them in all battle fields. He was a true Muslims and highly respected person having huge wealth of his own. He did not need to loot u every time at the risk of his life but what he did was purely for cause of Islam and to punish barbaric and ferocious Hindu rulers.

    1. Ok if he has wealth of his own why did he need to come and kill the hindus here…i mean on what pretext…just because they were hindus????
      I genuinely seek an understanding….i can only conclude that he was a king and as a king he wanted to establish his power and be known….for same. So the conquest of india…..but did indian or hindu people do some thing to earn his ire….that irked him seventeen times to attack and plunder india.

  11. Isolated mausoleum in danger area. No one even goes near it. Even the remaining towers of Ghazni in danger. Lost many storeys. May lose others too. The Archaeological body of that country may have some answers. I have none.

  12. It is shocking that there still exist people who seems to a bit educated who believe that a dead body of Mehmood buried 100 of years ago looks as if he was dead today.

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