Ghazi Alam Din Shaheed
After the publication of this book, a wave of grief and anger spread among the Muslims of the subcontinent. And the same wave of grief and anger flowed inside the body of Ghazi Alam-ud-Din. After the publication of this book, Muslims from all over the subcontinent staged protests and the fire of revenge and arrogance began to burn in the hearts of the Muhammadan Ummah.
Through their protests, Muslims demanded a ban on the book and filed a lawsuit against its publisher. The Sessions Court convicted Rajpal and the angry feelings of the Muslims cooled down a bit but once again the feelings of the Muslims were hurt by the law. When the Lahore High Court filed an appeal against Rajpal’s sentence, the convict Rajpal was released on the ground that there was no law on blasphemy at that time.
This decision of the High Court once again infuriated the Muslims. Aashiqan Rasool began to take to the streets. Many people left the house with the intention of reversing the decision of the High Court and many left the house with the intention of assassinating Rajpal. Due to fear of Muslims, the government also provided police security to Rajpal.
In the days when the protests were going on, Toghazi Alumuddin was going to the bazaar from work. (His anger at Rajpal had not yet subsided). So he saw a crowd in front of the historic Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore. When I went there, I saw that the crowd had gathered to protest against Rajpal. The crowd was a team sentiment which erupted in the crowd echoing chants Since mob led by the local mosque’s imam said in a sad tone,
‘Oh Prophet of Allah be upon our beloved Muslims Devil Rajpal will be able ualhh The court has acquitted him and given clear evidence of Islamophobia.
These words of Imam Sahib may have been words for the rest of the people but for Alam-ud-Din it proved to be like an arrow that went straight to his heart. With a sense of remorse and courage, he left. The regret was that a Hindu was insulting the honour of his Prophet (saws) but he could not do anything. And the spirit of bravery was because after hearing the words of Imam Sahib, they were now bravely ready to assassinate the Rajpal.
He went to his friend Rashid and informed him of the whole situation and also expressed his desire to send Rajpal to hell. Rashid also wanted to send Rajpal to hell for this blasphemous act but fate had written Rajpal’s murder in the hands of a male mujahid.
When the two friends found out about each other’s wishes, they drew lots. The one whose name is drawn will be sent to hell. When the lot was drawn for the first time, the name of Alam-ud-Din came out. At the request of Rashid, the lot was drawn again and the name of Alam-ud-Din came out. Even though the lottery was drawn for the third and last time, the name of Alam-ud-Din was drawn. Seeing all this, Rashid, thinking that “perhaps he has written this happiness in the destiny of Alam-ud-Din”, resigned in favour of Alam-ud-Din.
On September 6, 1929, he left home with the intention of sending Alam-ud-Din Rajpal to hell and went to the bazaar with knives. There he bought a sharp dagger for one rupee and hid it in his pants. And set out for the Rajpal’s press office.
As his footsteps moved towards the Rajpal’s office, Ishq Rasool was running in his veins. There was a smile on his face that he was going to take the arrogant prophet to his logical conclusion today.
Meanwhile, Ghazi Alumuddin reached Rajpal’s office. He had two employees there. But he was not present. When asked, it was found out that Rajpal has gone out and will be back soon. Ghazi Alumuddin was passing every second like a century. He wanted Shatim Rasool to travel to hell as soon as possible. At that moment, Rajpal reached the office and started sitting on his seat. Ghazi Alum-ud-Din took out a dagger hidden in his trousers. Given After carrying out such a great battle, Alumuddin did not try to flee at all but handed himself over to the employees and when the employees called the police, the police arrested Alumuddin and took him away.
Police registered a case of murder against him and sent the case to court. At the request of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, his case was fought by Quaid-e-Azam. Hindu newspapers sharply criticized Quaid-e-Azam for this, but he rejected the criticism, saying, “There is nothing greater than the Holy Name of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” Took it in his hands Quaid-e-Azam, as part of his strategy, once asked Alumuddin not to admit his guilt but to deny it outright. So Alum-ud-Din gave a blunt answer to Quaid-e-Azam that how can I say that I did not commit this murder. I am not ashamed but proud of this murder. The court heard the case and sentenced Alumuddin to death. When he was sentenced to death and started coming out of the cell, he shouted in the courtroom.
“If you do not tolerate contempt of court, then how can I tolerate contempt of the Prophet?” This sentence shook the faith of the believers in the court. And everyone began to wish that they had the honour of killing Rajpal, but nature had written this honour in the hands of someone else.
Then came the day when the lover of Rasool Ghazi Alum-ud-Din was to be hanged on the gallows for defending his leader and guide. October 31, 1929, was the day of Alamuddin’s execution. When the magistrate asked him his last wish, he said that he wanted to pay two rak’ ats of Nawafil. He was allowed to carry out his wish. After payment, Nawafil was brought to the board. When the snare was put around his neck, he said, ” O people, bear witness that I sent the Governor to hell for the crime of blasphemy.
Today, while reciting the Kalima Tayyaba in front of all of you, I am showering my life on the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (saws). Everyone there noticed that after saying these words, there was a different kind of satisfaction on Alumuddin’s face. There was a happy smile on one of them. After the execution of Ghazi Alum-ud-Din, the British government buried his body in the prison cemetery without funeral prayers. Campaign Eventually, Iqbal assured the officer that “there will be no commotion at the funeral in Lahore.
” So the British officer exhumed the grave and gave permission for burial in Lahore. Fifteen days after his martyrdom, when his grave was exhumed, his body was as fresh as the first day and there was no smell. Alam-ud-Din Shaheed’s father asked Allama Iqbal to offer the funeral prayer of Alam-ud-Din. Iqbal apologized and said that he was a great sinner and could not offer the funeral prayer of such a great lover of the Holy Prophet (saws). Therefore, another Maulvi offered his funeral prayers. It was the largest funeral prayer in the history of Lahore, which was six kilometres long and had about 600,000 participants. After the funeral prayers, everyone wanted to shoulder the corpse of Alum-ud-Din, but due to the rush, this wish of millions of people could not be fulfilled. However, Allama Iqbal shrugged the corpse of the martyr and lowered the martyr with his own hands. ۔ “It’s too late,” he said angrily.
After the martyrdom of Alum-ud-Din, such a situation arose that the British had to change the laws and make a regular law on blasphemy. Later, this law was also made a part of Pakistan Penal Code and the then ruling General Zia-ul-Haq had declared blasphemy as life imprisonment while blasphemy was punishable by death. Became a precursor to change.