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Monday, 9 April 2018

Noorzai:    

The name Of Noori,Nurzai or Noorzai, linguistically, is a combination of Arabic and Pashto meaning son of the light. The word "nūr" derives from the Arabic word for the light. While the word "zai" derives from the Pashto word for son or son of. Zai affixed to the end of Pashtun tribal names is the Pashto equivalent of the popular Persian "zada" often affixed to the end of names belonging to indigenous Persian peoples.


Ahmad Shah Abdali :
In the mid 18th century, during the invasions of northwestern India, including the modern day Pakistan, by Ahmad Shah Abdali, the ruler of Durrani Empire c. 1750s–60s, a contingent of Tareens came into prominence for the role they played at the Third Battle of Panipat, January 1761, against the Maratha Empire.This little community belonging chiefly to the Batezai section of the Tor Tareen/Tarin, thereafter gained wide renown as their chiefs were appointed as governors and administrators of the lower Hazara plains, as well as the neighbouring Chach area of Attock in Northern Punjab.

Descent of the Abdali/Durrani from Tareen:
The Pashtuns believe that they are descended from the common ancestor Qais Abdur Rashid.[2] In the case of the Tareen, they believe they are descended from his first son, Sarban, his son Sharkhbun, and his son Tareen, the founder of the tribe. Tareen had a number of sons, who correspond with the major divisions of the tribe.[3] One was named Bor Tareen, later renamed Abdali, who is the legendary founder of the Durrani tribe.[4] Thus, the Abdali/Durrani are in effect descended from the elder Tareen lineage.[5]
The Nurzai that is actually spelled as "Noorzai" is the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and are a clan of Durrani Pashtuns.
The other same called named Noorzai Subtribe of Tor Tareen settled in District Pishin province of Balochistan. The Historical place or birth land of Tor Tareen Noorzai tribe are Khushab Province Kandahar-Pishin border. This tribe at last migrated to east of the Great Khorasan to main district Pishin and hold the mountainous area called Shrana and after-all they occupied the land between Malikyar and Batezai tribes. The land which Noorzai are setteld are namely called Tora ShahIskan Khan Qilla and mountainous range of land from Kamalzai to Surkhab.

                Afghan Research Forum

Noorzai: a tribe of Pushtoon

Noorzai is one of the bravest, the most courageous and strongest tribes of Pushtoon. According to Adamec (2006, p.282), Noorzai tribe is primarily located in Kandahar, Sheendand, Lashgar-Gah, Farah and Herath in Afghanistan. However, a large number of Noorzai clans live in Hilmand, Nimroz and some parts of Ghazni adjacent to Hazara-Jat areas. In some parts of Pakistan, that are Quetta, Chaman, Nushki, Kalat and Mastung; Noorzai are settled, who are mostly emigrants from Afghanistan. Some families are settled in Multan, Shikarpur and other cities of Punjab and Sindh, who are reported to have settled there from the time of Ahmed Shah Durrani. Ahmed Shah Durrani was the king and founder of Afghanistan who expanded the boundaries of Afghanistan to the areas presently comprising Pakistan (Adamec, 2006, p.).



The word Noorzai is a combination of Arabic and Pashto denoting son of light. The word "NUR" derives from the Arabic word for the light. While the word "ZAI" is from the Pashto word for son. It is the sub branch of Panjpai, which is from Abdali- Durrani. Historically Abdali known as Durrani are the descendants of Abdaal, who was the son of Tareen. Tareen had three sons: Tor, Spin and Bor. Bor is also known as Abdaal and hence Abdali. In 1747, Pir Sabir Shah, a sofi Sheikh, proclaimed Ahmed Shah Abdali as Durr-e-Dauran, which meant the pearl of the age and a king, which Ahmed Shah later changed to Durr-e-Durran(Pearl of Pearls). The Abdali tribe henceforth became known as Durrani (Adamec, 2006).

Abdaal had two sons: Zeerak and Punjpai. Noorzai is the descendant of Punjpai, which is genealogically as under:


Source: The Pathans: 550 B.C- A.D 1957, by Olaf Caroe.

In parts of Kandahar, Quetta and Chaman; in the recent past, there arose an historical misconception that Noorzai is the branch of Ghalzai. Ghalzai is one of the two major branches of Pushtoon, viz. Durrani and Ghalzai (Adamec, 2006).

Pushtoon traces its origin from Qais  Abdur-Rasheed, who is said to be the father of all Pushtoons. Qais Abdur-Rasheed had three sons, i.e. Saraban, Betan and Ghorghust (Caroe, 1957, pp. 10-11). Ghalzai belongs to the Betani branch of Pushtoons, whilst Noorzai is the descendant of Sarabani Pushtoons. The historical misconception happened due to the longstanding tribal rivalry between Noorzai and Achakzai tribes. Since Achakzai tribe is also from Durranis, the Noorzai of Kandahar, particularly Spin Boldak and Chaman attached themselves to Ghalzai tribes in order to keep themselves detached from Achakzai. It had no historical and genealogical background rather was based upon the rivalry between the two tribes of Durrani. With time, the misconception developed and was perceived as historically true. The misconception was removed by a prominent scholar of the time, Maulana  Niaz Muhammad Durrani, who was the head of  Noorzai in Pakistan and was largely venerated by the Noorzai clans. Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani was from Safozia branch of Noorzai, who started writing Durrani with his name as title name and propagated the historical truth among the masses through facts and figures and, henceforth, the misconception was removed (Khan, 2013).

In the early 1930s, the Noorzai tribe was estimated to number about 30,000 fighting men (Adamec 2006, p. 282). According to Hayat-e-Afghani (Khan, p.188), the Noorzais are almost equal to the Barakzai tribe of  Durrani in number. Presently, the exact number of this tribe is not known. They are largely cultivators, business community and live in rural areas with exception of a small number residing in towns and cities of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some sub tribes of Noorzai live in nomadic style migrating from one place to another: from Kandahar to Hirat. They are brave fighters known for their chivalry and famous for their hospitalities.


Sub-castes:

The following are the known branches of Noorzai:


Samezai, Durzai, Meer-Alizai,  Karo-zai, Usman-zai,  Meer-khan-zai,  Bahadur-Zai, Jamal-zai, Mergai,  Shadee-zai, Thorkosai, Sultan-zai, Gurg, Meerzai, Khawaja-zai, Safo-zai or Sapo-zai, Faqeerzai, Pathankhail, Kurezai, Hilalzai, Adenzai and Masheengzai.

 


The Locations:


Noorzai tribe is settled in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, but majority is from Afghanistan. Detail of the areas where they are settled is as under:

       I.            Zabul Province-Afghanistan: In Zabul province of Afghanistan Noorzai are settled for centuries. Zabul is a historic province in southern Afghanistan with Qalat its capital. Zabul borders Uruzgan in the north, Kandahar in the west and in the south Ghazni and Paktikain the east. It has an international border with Pakistan in the south. In Zabul province, a large number tribe is settled.

    II.            Urzgan Province: Urzgan is one the provinces of Afghanistan, which is in the center of the country. The area is culturally and tribally linked to Kandahar Province in the south. The capital of Uruzgan is Tarinkot. The population of the province is about 328,000, which is mostly a tribal society.   In the lower part of Urzgan, the Noorzai tribe is settled. Mostly, they are settled in the capital city, Tarinkot. However, in other districts such as Chura,  Gazab,  Kajran,  Shaheed-Hasas and Nesh, they are settled. According to an estimate, some more than 69000 are in Urzgan( Talibi, 1991).

 III.            Kandahar:  Kanadahar  is the second largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 512,200 as of 2011.It is the capital of Kandahar Province, located in the south of the country at about 1,005 m (3,297 ft) above sea level. The Arghandab river runs along the west of the city. It is adjacent to Pakistan at Chaman border. Noorzai tribe, in a large number, is located in Kandahar. In the centre of Kandahar; Damaan, Mewandh, Punjwai, Spin-Boldak and in Raig (Deserts) the Noorzais live. In Spin-Boldak; Sultanzai, Gurg and Meer-Alizai clans of Nurzai are settled in majority with few of other clans also. While in sandy deserts areas stretching from Spin-Boldak to Killa Abdullah in Pakistan and Shurawak in Afghanistan on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Spozai clan of Nurzai used to live, majority of whom migrated from this area in 18-19th century to Quetta, Killa Abdullah, Shurawak,  Hilmand and Kandahar. However, their traces can still be found in SpinaTezha by the name of Safozai-Tangai. A clan of Nurzai called Pathan-Khail was settled in Shurawak district that later migrated to Mastung district in Balochistan and are presently settled there.

 IV.            Hilmand Province: Hilmand Province is located in the south-west of Afghanistan, bordered by Paktya, Ghor, Daikundy, and Uruzgan in the North-East, Kandahar in the East, Nimroz in the West, and Farah in the North-West. It also has a southern border with Pakistan. The province covers an area of 61,829 km2, representing about 9% of the total Afghan territory. More than a quarter of the province (28.9%) is mountainous or semi mountainous terrain while above three-fifths of the area (61%) is made up of flat land. In this province, Noorzai tribe is one of the major stakeholders after Alizai(Rodi-Alizai). They are settled in main city, in Lashkargah, Musa-Kala, Gramsail, Nawa Barakzai Nehrsiraj and some other areas in the suburbs of Hilmand. Some 80000 is their estimated population in Hilmand.

    V.            Farah Province: Farah is a city in western Afghanistan, situated at 650  altitude, and located on the Farah River. It is the capital of Farah Province, and has a population of approximately 109,409. Majority of the population of Farah is from Noorzai tribe. They are settled in the main city and in Bakwa, Gulistan, Anar-Dara, Khak-Safaid and other parts of the province.

 VI.            Hirath: The Noorzai tribe can also be found in Hirath, one of the famous provinces of Afghanistan (Talibi 1991).

VII.            Shurawak: Shurawak is part of Spin Boldak district in Kandahar where mostly Barech tribe is settled. However, a branch of Noorzai called Pathan-Khail lived there for centuries. They were one of the original people of Shurawak. They had land in the area; however, due to some tribal enmities they migrated to Mastung; a district of Balochistan, Pakistan and are still settled there. Some families of Spozai also lived there, who are originally from Speena-Taizha.

VIII.            Balochistan-Pakistan: Though Noorzai tribes originally are from Afghanistan, they are also settled in Quetta, Killa-Abdullah, Nushki, Kalat, Mastung and Chagai. In Quetta, they are settled in large number in Pushtoonabd, Kharotabad, Kuchlak and main city. Most of them are migrants from Killa Abdullah and Afghanistan, particularly Spin-Boldak. In Killa-Abdullah, in Chaman and Speena-Taizha, the Noorzai clans have been settled for centuries. Historically, main Chaman belongs to Meer-Alizai-Noorzai along with some Achakzai clans. Similarly, the desert areas of Speen-Taizha stretching from Spin Boldak to Shorawak and Gulistan in Pakistan originally belong to Safozai or Sapozai clan of the Noorzai, where presently Ghaibizai tribe is settled. Besides Quetta and Killa Abdulla, Noorzai tribe can also be found in Kalat, Mastung, Chagai, Pishin and Nushki districts of Balochistan. In Anaam-Bostan of Distrcit Nushki, some families of Noorzai are settled. They are from Faqirzai and Safozai branches of Noorzai. They originally came from Afghanistan through Shorawk district of Kandahar and settled in Anam-Bostan-Nushki. The Noorzais living in Kalat, Mastung and Chagai speak Brahvi and Balochi languages. However, in Nushki they still speak Pushto.

Famous and Influential Tribesmen/Personalities:


Some influential Noorzai tribesmen hold key positions in the Kandahar Provincial government that include Arif Noorzai and his brother Brigadier Mirwais Noorzai who formerly served as Kandahar’s Provincial Chief of Police. Similarly, Haji Wali Muhammad Maywand Noorzai and Haji Isa Jan Noorzai of Punjwai hold key positions in Afghan Government. General Nazar Muhammad Noorzai was in Afghan Army in the time of Dr. Najibullah, who fled to Pakistan when Mujahiddin took over Kabul. He was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Quetta in 1990s, when Taliban were ruling major parts of Afghanistan. General Jabbar khan Noorzai is another influential personality, who was General in Afghan-Army in Dr. Najibullah time. He stayed in Pakistan after the Mujahiddin took over and went back to Afghanistan after the collapse of Taliban Government in 2001 and is reportedly in Afghan Government. Other influential Noorzai include the former commander Ustad Abdul Halim, whose detail will come in the following pages.  Haji Bashir Noorzai, a former Hezb-i-Islami (Khalis) commander and supporter of the Taliban gained worldwide fame in the recent years being the major financer of Taliban in Afghanistan. He was incarcerated in the United States in 2008 on drug trafficking charges. Another famous personality from this tribe is Akhundzada Jalal Noorzai, who is from Quetta Pakistan and is a well known journalist and is article writer for different newspapers and dailies. Qari Abdul-Rehman Noorzai is also an influential and popular personality from Quetta Pakistan, who is a religious cleric and Khateeb at a mosque in the city. Qari Abdul-Rehman is considered an authority on Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran relations. He is a good writer and orator of eminence.

According to Adamec (2006, p. 284), Mulla Umar, the supreme commander of Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, is also from Noorzai tribe. But this is not correct, and Adamec himself mentions that Mulla Umar is from Noorzai or Uthak(Ghalzai) tribes. All the sources, similarly including Ahmed Rasheed (Taliban, 2000) endorse that Mulla Umar is from Uthak branch of the  Ghalzai tribe. However, his family lived in the neighborhood of Noorzai and Mulla Umar imbibed the traits and traditions from the Noorzai and, during Taliban movement, he received great support from this brave tribe of the Afghans. Mulla Muhammad Umar started his movement from village Sangehsar of Tehsil Zarai and Noorzais are reported to be in majority in this area. It is necessary to mention that Zarai is one of the districts of Kandahar province (Hunar, p. 53).

Some of the famous personalities are recorded as under

(1) Khawaja Habib Ullah Harwi Noorzai:
      Khawaja Habib Ullah Harwi Noorzai was the Father of Khawaja Nimat Allah al-Harwi Noorzai and lives in afghanistan the herat proince since 15 Ad.

(2) Khawaja Nimat Allah al-Harwi Noorzai:
        Ni'mat Allah al-Harawi (also known as Niamatullah;[1] fl.?1613 – c.?1630) was a chronicler at the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir where he compiled a Persian history of the Afghans, the Makhzan-i-Afghani.[2] Its translated copies appear as The History of the Afghans.The original material for the book was provided by Haibat Khan of Samana, under whose patronage Nimatullah made the compilation c. 1612.[3] The original material was later published separately as Tarikh-i-Khan Jahani Makhzan-i-Afghani.[4] The first part of both books are the same, but the later part contains an additional history of Khan Jehan Lodhi.The material is part fictional, part historical. The book is a major source of tradition relating to the origins of the Pashtun. It also covers Pashtun rulers in Bengal, contemporary events, and Pashtun hagiography. It plays a large part in various theories which have been offered about the possibility that the Pashtun people might be descended from the Israelites, through the Ten Lost Tribes.


(3) Sardar Ahmed Khan Noorzai :
(4) Boghra Khan Noorzai:

      Ahmed Shah Abdali, the king of Afghanistan from 1747 to 1773, founded Afghanistan in 1747 after freeing it from Iran and established the Abdali(Durrani) dynasty (Adamec 2006, p. 22). After establishing an independent state, Ahmed Shah Abdali took over the expedition to expand the boundaries of Afghanistan. He entered into Sind (Presently the province of Pakistan) and vanquished it. After annexing Shikarpur-Sindh to his empire, Ahmed Shah Abdali left for Delhi. From 1775 to 1825, Shikarpur remained under the Durrani-Afghan rule run by Nawabs( Governors) appointed by Ahmed Shah Abdali. In Shikarpur, Noorzai Governors served for quite reasonable time and their descendants are still settled there. Among them was Boghra Khan Noorzai, who was a famous politician and military commander in the time of Ahmed Abdali. He was appointed as the Governor of Shikarpur in Sind. He served as Governor (Nawab) of Shikarpur for five years and his rule was liked by the common people for best delivery of services (Professor Khayal Jaffery 1985, p. 10).



(5) Rehman Khan Noorzai:


    In the rule of Durranis in Sind, another great commander, Rehman Khan Noorzai ruled Shikarpur as governor. In his time, Shikarpur was in troubles and people were not satisfied. Justice was not prevalent in the time of Nawab Rehman Khan Noorzai. He ruled for five years. After Rehman Khan Noorzai, Abdul Rahim Khan Bamzai, Mehrab Khan Sadozai remained Nawab(Governors) of Shikarpur.  Rehman Khan Noorzai was a cruel ruler (Professor Khayal Jaffery, 1985).



(6) Hafiz Abdul Rahim Noorzai:


    Hafiz Abdul Rahim Noorzai belonged to Mashengzai branch of Noorzai. He was from Spin Boldak and migrated from Afghanistan to Pakistan during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. He was front line commander against the Russian troops. In Taliban Government, he held key position and contributed greatly in implementing the Islamic rule in Afghanistan. When the Taliban government was toppled by the US and NATO bombardment in 2001, Hafiz Abdul Rahim along with other Taliban leadership reportedly took refuge in Quetta Pakistan. According to Giustozzi ( 2009, p. 125), three months after the US invasion, Mulla Ghani and Mulla Rahim came to Spin Boldak with Hafiz Abdul Rahim Noorzai and the first insurgency against NATO troops was started from Spin Boldak in 2002. Hafiz Rahim Noorzai soon gained worldwide fame and the Taliban insurgency gained momentum. He was later killed in US airstrike and became the first martyr for Taliban.

(7) Abdul Khaliq Khan Noorzai:


      Abdul Khaliq Khan Noorzai is from Farah Province. His father Sultan Muhammad Khan of Farah was having a fiefdom in Farah Afghanistan. He was tribal chief in Farah province and lived like a king having his own forces and prisons. He remained member of the Afghan parliament. Abdul Khaliq khan has been the Afghan Consul in Quetta and Peshawar. He is presently the Chief of Noorzai tribe in Farah province. His brother, Naeem Khan Noorzai is a writer. Abdul Khaliq Khan Noorzai holds key position in Afghan Government. Abdul Khaliq was also active in Afghan Jehad.



(8) Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor Noorzai:


   
In Pakistan, Hafiz Hamdullah Noorzai is a famous and influential personality, who has been minister of health, Balochistan and is presently member of Senate- Pakistan. He is a leader of Jamiat-Ulamae-Islam (a religious political party in Pakistan) and is also an influential tribal man. His father, Qari-Wali Muhammad was also an active political figure and active political activist of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam. Hafiz Hamdullah is basically from Chaman; a bordering town near Quetta.



(9) Gul Muhammad Noori Noorzai:


    Gul Muhammad Noori Noorzai was the author of the classical stories or legendary stories book, “Milli-Hindara”, which is one of the best pieces in Pashto literature. Pushto Literature is incomplete if Mili-Hidara is not counted. It contains Pustho Classic epics and romantic short stories. In every Pashtoon house, Mili-Hindara is read and people gather around one of the elders listening stories from the said book. Gul Muhammad Noori Noorzai wrote this classic piece and became eternal in Pashtoon culture and literature. Gul Muhammad Noori Noorzai was from Kandahar. Very little is known about his personal life, however, it is known that he was Noorzai by caste.



(10) Mehbub Khan Noorzai:


     Mehbub Khan Noorzai was a famous tribal leader from Spin-Boldak. He belonged to Gurg branch of  Noorzai and was very influential among his tribesmen. He was supported by Ghalzai tribes in Afghan elections against Achakzai tribe. Mehboob Khan’s son Wakil Abdul Samad Khan was also an active politician, who became member of the Afghan parliament. Wakil Abdul-Samad Khan was the head of Noorzai in Spin-Boldak, who was an active Jehadi Commander against Russia. He also played a key role in the transition process in 2001 after the Taliban government was toppled by USA. Another son of Mehboob Khan was Nadir Khan, who was also a famous tribal personality.


(11) Sahibzada Mulavi Haji Ameen Ullah Naqshbandi Alias "Kandahari Mullah sab"
      
 The capital and central city of Balochistan Quetta has a separate Historical and geographical position/status. Since Ancient times Quetta has been the focal point of several powers and this city has seen several ups and downs people of Quetta are religious and well known scholars have left their marks on the pages of history. Even ever the scholars/saints of Quetta are discussed. A Famous scholar "Kandahari Mullah Sab" is also discussed in good words. "Kandahari Mullah Sab’s name is Sahibzada Mulavi Haji Amin Ullah but his Real name which was named by his father, was Abdul Quyuam but People of Quetta and his beloved students/followers gave him the title of "Kandahari Mullah Sab". It became so Famous that people started calling him "Kandahari Mullah Sab" instead of his real name. Your were well guided and your relation was with sofi Karam’s Famous Silsila Naqsbandi and Your Tribal relation was with the sub-branch Jamalzai of Noorzai Tribe. It is impotant here to be explained that Noorzai bin panchpai bin Abdail is From Durrani. Noorzai Has two sons in which Durzai and Dawoodzai. Jamal Nika who was the son of Dawood. whose branch is known by Jamalzai. Jamal nika too is among great saints and is buried in spin buldak where he has his own shrine and people from the length and width of Pakistan and Afghanistan come to your shrine.
Genealogical Tree (Shajra E Nasab)
The Shajra lineage of Sahibzada Aminullah Naqshbandi is as follows: Sahibzada Mulavi Haji Aminullah Naqshbandi bin Sahibzada Ubaidullah Naqshbandi (Agha Momin) bin Agha Abdul Rahim bin Bostan Agha (Agha Gulistan) bin Ubaidullah (Saleh Muhammad) bin Moulana Mohammad Yaqub bin Moulana Muhammad Idrees Bin Saraf-ud-din bin Sharaf-ud-din bin Jamal Nika (Jamalzai) bin Dawoodzai bin Noorzai Bin Abdali(Durrani)
Early Life
According to tradition, you were born in Afghanistan, in the northwestern province of Farah. whose old name was Firdoon, And the district of Farah province, Purchaman, which Has located the village Khar and also known as Dukhar. You were born in the house of a great scholar Sahibzada Ubaid ullah Naqshbandi.Your father was an old man and a Sufi. Your father was also from Naqshbandi method. Sahibzada Amin ullah Naqshbandi had two sons. Elder son Name was Sahibzada Haji Ahmed Saeed Akhund and second son name was Sahibzada Haji janan Naqshbandi.Sahibzada Aminullah Naqshbandi was Font of Naqshbandi knowledge. you can imagine from it. that you traveled far and wide to India to pursue religious studies. When you went to India to seek knowledge. Your brother sahibzada Abdullah and your son Sahibzada Janan Naqshbandi were a long with you. but your brother sahibzada Abdullah stayed in Quetta on his return form Afghanistan and went back to Afghanistan after sometime. It is said that you migrated from Afghanistan to India around 1920, when it was ruled by the British on the subcontinent. Before setteling in Quetta you came to Gulistan and stayed there for sometime and then went to Quetta which had been separated from Afghanistan some time ago. On that time the Quetta was district of Kandahar province. Those scholars or Saint, Sufis Who would come from Afghanistan, The local People would call them Khandari. That is why you were name "Kandahari Mullah Sab" your popularity had reached Quetta before your settelled in Quetta. In Quetta you stayed in Present day Kasi Road where you would treat people and solved their problems. You used to pray for them and Allah would take away their worries. For acquiring knowledge you went to Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband, that was not only the largest center of Islamic Education/religious studies in the subcontinent, but also in the international world where Muslim students from different countries would come and graduated. After completing Education you came back to Quetta And In Quetta you settled on Kasi Road Quetta and Started Serving/Helping Human man kind beings. You laid the foundation of Kandahri Masjid Jamia and Later served. As a Imam when the masjid was constructed. Muslims and Non-Muslims (Christians and Hindus) would come to you and get beneficence. You had been to pilgrimage(Hajj) several time. In 1971 Your Soul departed from this Mortal world and You were buried in Kandahri Masjid Jamia on Kasi Road Quetta. "Kandahari Mullah sab" had pledged allegiance to Hazrat Maulana Syed Abd-ul-Haq Agha Nqashbandi, who hails from Farah Dilharam in Afghanistan. The students and Murid’s of Kandahri Mullah sab Live in Afghanistan, Iran, India and in different areas of Pakistan who come from far places to your shrine and ask you sons to pray for them.
Sahibzada Mulavi Haji Janan Naqshbandi.

After the Departure of Kandahri Mullah sab his son Janan Agha Sab Handled his Father’s position. Sahibzada haji Janan Agha Sab’s real name was Abu Saeed Akhunzada. You also belonged to Naqshbandi Tariqat and You Had Swore allegiance on the hand Of Hazrat molana Syed shams-ul-Haq Agha Naqshbandi bin Hazrat molana syed Abd-ul –Haq Naqshbandi. People would invoke you by the title of your Father "Kandahari Mullah sab" but you were also Famous as (Janan Agha). Sahibzada Janan Naqshbandi was also a Great scholar. Your were always busy in the service of man kind. Your soul departed from this world in Ramazan one day before Eid-ul-Adha in 1998.
Sahibzada Haji Hameed Ullah Jan Naqshbandi
  
After the departure of sahibzada janan Naqshbandi his Elder son Sahibzada Hameed ullah jan Naqshbandi Hundled his position. You too are from Naqshbandi Tariqat. And People know you by your grand father "Kandahari Mullah sab’s" name. Sahibzada Hameed Ullah jan’s peer is peer Hazrat Mulana syed Abdul samad jan Agha Sab naqshbandi who lives in kuchlack and sahibzada Hameed is busy in the service of man kind in quetta. Your admirers are present in the entire world that is why people from not only Balcohistan but also Pakistan come to you and ask you to pray fo them.



(13) Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani Noorzai:


Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani was born in 1939. He was a theologian, Islamic Scholar, politician, social worker and tribal leader. He received education from great scholars of the time such as Maulana Abdullah Ajmeri, Allama Jaluddin Ghori and Maulana Abdul Aziz. After completion of education, he joined Pakistan Army as a religious teacher in early 1960s and in Pak-India war of 1965 he was posted in Lahore at the war front. Later he left Army and entered into the field of politics from the platform of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam. In the political movement against the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Pakistan People’s Party) government in 70s and in the movement against Qadianis, he played a key role. He also stood against the Martial Law of General Zia-ul-Haque and openly opposed the regime in Friday and Eid sermons (Khan, 2012).

Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani also played a key role in Afghan Jihad (holy war) against Russian occupation of Afghanistan. He served as member of the central moon sighting committee of Pakistan in 1990s and also rendered scholarly advices to the Pakistan Shariat court of Supreme Court on issues of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. He was an exceptional public orator and writer. He gave Fatwa (Islamic Decree) on the rule of woman in Islam in the time of Benazir Bhutto, when religious parties of Pakistan declared the woman rule as un-Islamic and Maulana Niaz Muhammad declared it in accordance with Islam.

He was not only a politician, but also an influential tribal leader and was the member of Grand Jirga and Pushtoon-Ulesi Jirga. He was the Chief of the Noorzai tribe in Pakistan. He had command on Quran, Hadith, Islamic history and history of the Pushtoons (Rana 2012; Khan 2012).

(14) Haji Bashir Noorzai:

     
The tribal leader, Haji Bashir Noorzai, whose case drew wide attention because of his prominent role in the drug trade and his ties to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the fugitive leader of the Taliban, was found guilty  of taking part in a conspiracy that sent millions of dollars’ worth of heroin around the world, including into the United States(Weiser, 2009). Haji Bashir is basically from Kandahar, but his family lived in Quetta since the Soviet troops entered into Afghanistan. His father, Haji Musa Jan was a rich businessman and a powerful tribal leader. Haji Bashir Noorzai is famous for adding and financially supporting Taliban in 1990s. He is a multibillionaire and has been imprisoned in United States of America for his involvement in drug trafficking and supporting Taliban. Haji Bashir Noorzai’s father namely Haji Mus Jan was also an influential business man, who had a stake in Afghan Jehad.



(15) Mula Hibatullah_Akhundzada Noorzai:
   
Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada (Pashtoهبت الله اخونزاده‎; Arabicهيبة الله أخوند زاده‎ Haibatullāh Aḫūnd Zādah; born 1961)is the leader of the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan.
He is a religious scholar, reportedly the issuer of the majority of the Taliban's fatwas, and was the head of the Taliban's Islamic courts. Unlike many Taliban leaders, Akhundzada is believed to have remained in the country during the War in Afghanistan. He became the leader of the militant group in May 2016 following the death of the previous leader, Akhtar Mansour, in a drone strike. The Taliban also bestowed upon Akhundzada the title Emir-al-Momineen (Commander of the Faithful) that his two predecessors had carried.
Early life:
Akhundzada was born in 1961 in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar Province in the Kingdom of Afghanistan. A Pashtun, he belongs to the Noorzai clan or tribe.His first name, Hibatullah—which is more commonly used as a girl's name—means "gift from Allah" in Arabic. His father was a village imam.[citation needed] Not owning any land or orchards of their own, the family depended on what the congregation paid the imam (Akhundzada's father) in cash or a portion of their crops. Akhundzada studied under his father. The family migrated to Quetta after the Soviet invasion and Akhundzada continued his education at one of the first seminaries established in the Sarnan neighborhood.


(16) Malik Abdullah jan Noorzai:    

In the Time of Khan of kalat He was The Minister of Commerce Balochistan.

                      


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