He took a ‘Ghusl’ and wore his best clothes with perfume. Then he recited the Holy Quran and prayed to the Al-Mighty for his success and left home. He bought his weapon from the market and waited anxiously opposite a shop.
The target entered into his shop and soon as a man alerted the young man, he too entered the shop and stabbed his dagger into the chest of the prey. He stabbed the victim so hard that he ripped his from the body.
The 21 year old didn’t make any attempt to escape. The victim’s guards grabbed him and shouted for help. The police arrived at the scene and arrested the young man. The case went to court and he was sentenced death.
His defense lawyer urged him to make a plea in court that his act was due to extreme provocation but he refused to do so. He was proud of his action. Nevertheless, the plea was made and as expected it was rejected.
His last request was to offer two rakat nafil prayers and after that he was hung till death and his body was buried by the authorities without any Janazah (funeral) prayer being offered for him. Demonstrations broke out and inhabitants of his city protested and demanded that his body should be returned in order to give him an Islamic janazah (funeral).
When his body was exhumed from the grave, it was found to be intact without any change whatsoever. Even the shroud (Kafan) had not changed its color. This was done after 15 days of his hanging.
This was the only case Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah had lost. He fought the case without charging a single penny.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal, while placing the body of this young man into the grave said, “This uneducated man has surpassed us, the educated ones.”
Maulana Zafar Ali Khan said, “Ah! Only if I had attained this blessed status.”
The man was Ghazi Ilm-ud-Din Shaheed (R.A.)
The cause was to terminate a person named Raj Pal who was guilty of blasphemy.
Allama Iqbal later went on to become the visionary who gave the concept the Pakistan and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah along with companions like Maulana Zafar Ali Khan founded Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The foundation of this country was laid in the name of Islam and no one will ever be given the right to smear or criticize our Religion and our Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Hammad A. Mateen