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Anguish of Muhammed Salih Kambo

Muhammed Salih Kambo and his so called brother Inayat-ullah were men of prestige under Emperor Shah Jahan. Both belonged to Lahore and lived in a havelli inside Mochi Darwaza Lahore. The havelli and other residues are gone but the small kashigari mosque built by the brothers is still there and in every day use. But more important is the book Shahjahan- nama left by Muhammed Salih. It is the day to day history of the Emperor and one of the standard texts of Mughal history. The letters of Inayatullah (his INSHA) reveals history too. And then there is the grand story left by them which is a must read in every house from that period. A fairy tale of the times, that is ‘Bahar danish’. The brothers are world famous for their contributions to literature and history.

Muhammed Salih Kambo's tomb
Muhammed Salih Kambo’s tomb

Inayatullah built this mausoleum for himself, having retired from the world. He died in 1080 AH (1669 AD) and was buried in this mausoleum in Lahore.  After the death of Muhammed Salih, he too was buried in the same mausoleum. The two brothers rested in peace. And then the British took over Lahore in 1849, and in the footsteps of the Sikh rulers, ruthlessly tore down Mughal monuments as of being not worthy of their times. In fact William Bentinck had plans to level to the ground all Mughal buildings in Indo-Pakistan, including the Taj Mahal of Agra. But that is a separate story. Many of these worthy monuments were converted into Churches. The design of the Church in Peshawar recently caught under a blast is worthy of note. Not a church at all but a building converted into the purpose. Similarly the Mausoleum of Sahib Jamal Begum, wife of Emperor Jahangeer, more commonly known as the Tomb of Anarkalli was converted into a Church for a long time. Eventually it was given up and converted into a record room.

Present view of tomb
Present view of tomb

The mausoleum of Muhammed Salih Kambo was first given to an English gentleman Mr Seymour, and was his residence for many years. Later converted into SAINT ANDREWS CHURCH a long time back, and Rev A R Macduff was in charge of same. It is the anguish of Muhammed Salih that on his grave trampled host of people every day, particularly Sundays, with disregard to the man inside the same. Today it is no longer used as a Church but still then not returned to the Archaeological Department. There was the Principals office in it or perhaps the Administrator. But now it is even worse. The dome has been divided into two storeys by wooden framework into different classes, and host of students tread in it with shoe all the time. No ordinary men deserves this, lest two religious and literary scholars of Lahore, famous in the whole world.

Is it not a shame for us Lahorites, for Pakistan, as well as all the civilized world, that in these modern times, this unnatural happening is still being prolonged into modern times.

I appeal to the His Excellency The Pope in Vatican to look into the matter. The worthy local Bishops of Lahore, very enlightened should study the issue too. Otherwise this does not bode well for interfaith harmony in the world.

We love our Christian brethren as fellow Pakistanis. But this cause is just and needs to be ratified as early as possible. In all good faith!

More References: wikimapia , wikipedia , University of Alberta

 

 

Unconditional Love for Pakistan

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Every day we utter the Quranic words of “A’auzu Billa hi Mina Shaitan Nirajeem”, which literally means that COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE LAWS OF ALLAH IN THE SAME WAY AS THE HEN HIDES HER CHICKS UNDER THE SPREAD OF HER WINGS. That means unconditional love. This is the kind of love we have for Pakistan, a literal gift of Allah to us to start the Islamic renaissance again. AND THE TWO STALWARTS WHO MADE ALL THIS POSSIBLE QUAID E AZAM AND DR MUHAMMED IQBAL, THE ICONS OF OUR HEARTS, ARE SUBJECT TO MALIGNANT ATTACKS FROM FOREIGN LOBBIES. FRIENDS SPEAK OF THE GRAPEVINE IN THE USA AS WELL AS EUROPE TO RIDICULE ALLAMA IQBAL ALL THE TIME. INDEED HALF KNOWLEDGE IS DANGFEOUS BUT OUR PATRIOTS DO NOT HAVE RESOURCES TO MEET THEIR DAILY ENDS WHEN OUR TRAITORS HAVE ALL THE MONEY AT THEIR DISPOSAL FOR NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES. THE MODERN HYPE IS BEING TOUTED IN NAME OF TARIK FATAH, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY OTHERS. BUT CAN THE LOVE OF THE MOTHER OR THE CHILD BE DENIED. WE LOVE PAKISTAN AND A MILLION OF SUCH TRAITORS CANNOT UNDO OUR FAITH IN THE RENAISSANCE OF ISLAM. AND SURPRISNGLY OUR PARTNER OF ALL TIMES IS CHINA ITSELF. WE WELCOME CHINA’S STEP INTO GWADAR PORT AND WE REALIZE THAT THE BALOCHISTAN UPRISING IS SOON GOING TO BE OVER FOR WITH CHINESE BOOTS ON OUR GROUNDS, WE HAVE TO FEAR NO OTHER BOOTS HERE. THE CHINESE HAVE ALWAYS BEFRIENDED CHUGHTAI MUSEUM AND LOVE M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI. FIND WRITTEN COMMENTS BY CHINESE LEADERS AND ARTISTS ON THE ARTIST HIMSELF. LONG LIVE PAKISTAN. LONG LIVE PAKISTAN CHINA FRIENDSHIP!

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Chughtai Museum and Pakistan

Pakistan is a great country, and it could have been one of the greatest of a country, but foreign lobbies allergic to its Identity, mastered it through a horde of puppets, greedy to the core of their hearts.Except for our pride the Army of Pakistan, most governmental organizations are goofed and hostile to the country itself.That is why when you come across certain islands of the country, you see the best of Pakistan, something of pride for everyone. One of such islands is M.A. Rahman Chughtai, an icon of Pakistan, who generated aesthetics of the highest order and created goodwill in the world.
I resent people who speak against the country. Pakistan is here to stay. Pakistan will survive Pakistan Forever!Let us join hands to make Pakistan Pakistan!

About Chughtai Museum site

We created this website to promote harmony on Planet Earth. From various kinds of messages emanating from Pakistan, we wanted this site to sing the song of TRUE PAKISTAN, and we think we are very successful in same, judging from the international quality of our viewers. But precisely we have also attracted the wrath of those who hate Pakistan. Our website has been under attack from hackers from USA, USSR etc. The last Russian attack was very severe. We are not taking this lightly. We have put up our international internet friends to trace these people so that we can publish information about them and expose the conspiracy against Pakistan. Hands off Pakistan! Hands off our website! Allah o Akbar!

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Arnold Raphael at Chughtai Museum