Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Peer Buddhu Shah

Such beautiful love and dedication for Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj; the same incredible loving devotion that is shown by Bhai Balwant Singh Ji Rajoana today

Today marks the day of the execution date of Peer Buddhu Shah......

Peer Buddhu Shah (13 June 1647 - 21 March 1704), was a Muslim divine who was an admirer and ally of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.
The Peer visited the Guru regularly and at one point introduced 500 shias Muslim Pathan soldiers, who had been expelled by Aurangzeb, to the Guru- who employed them. However, when these soldiers faced battle against the Hill chiefs, they deserted the Guru's army.
The Peer was very upset by this action and brought many hundreds of his own followers and his family members to assist the Guru's force. The Guru was most impressed by this dedication shown by the Peer, in this urgently needed support. However, in supporting the Guru, this action made him an enemy of the Mughals, who in 1704 executed him.
When Banda Singh Bahadur came to know that the Peer had been executed because he helped Guru Gobind Singh in the battle of Bhangani, he avenged the Peer's death by storming Sadhaura and killing Usman Khan, who had been responsible of the Peer's death. Peer Buddhu Shah's descendants migrated to Pakistan in 1947. Their ancestral house in Sadhaura has since been converted into a Gurdwara named after Pir Buddhu Shah.

Waheguru ♥

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