|Posted by ZiafatAli on September 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM|
SAahibzada Safiullah (late) was a born in 1937 in a village Kotke Sultan Khel in a well-known religious
family. His father Sahibzada Shehzadi was a renowned religious scholar and well learned and respectable
person of the area. He was a candle of knowledge in those days where there was no educational institute in
Dir.The is known as Kotke Baba Jee in District Dir.The has a large number of follower who came to him,
lesson to his speeches and got education, Kotke Baba Jee was inspired from the great Muslim scholar and
Mujahidin Haji Sahi Turangzai there fore he has not only a preacher of Islam but taught Islam in its broad
perspective covering every field of life.
In this family environment Sahibzada Safiullah brought up. He got his early education from his father at
home and got modern education from Professor Abdur Rahman.
PERSONALITY: Sahibzada Safiullah was a medium stauture well built body and a white cum brown in
colour.Well looking face with grey colored beard having some white hair in the beard. His smiling face and
low voice and warm hand shake was his characteristics.
Joining Jamat I Islami: Maulana Shams Ur Rahman who was living in Khal (a Village of District Dir which is
famous for its Malta through out Pakistan) was attached with Jamat I Islami. He provided the books of
Maulana Maudodi (Founder of JI) to Kotke Baba Jee and he was influenced and inspired from the thoughts
of Maulana Maudodi. As He was the primary teacher of his son, there fore naturally Sahibzada Safiullah got
the environment which was in favor of Jamat I Islami. According to Kotke Baba Jee Maulana Maudodi was
the scholar of the Muslim world and Mujadid of his time there fore Sahibzada Safiullah was introduced with
JI through his father and he became a worker of Jamat I Islami. He was the friend and colleague of
Dr.Mohammad Yaqub Khan in introducing JI in District Dir and he passed through all those sufferings
which can a person faced by working in the rule of an autocratic Nawab who banned every kind of political
activities. He remained part of those groups who covered long distance by foot to convey the massage of JI
in different areas of Dir.
His role and character can be estimated from the fact that when JI decided to step in the first general
elections in Pakistan, Sahibzada Safiullah who was even not the central member of(Rukan) of JI , He was
nominated as candidate for the seat of National Assembly and this is his hard working , Honesty , and the
confidence of people upon him that against the strong and wealthier opponent Nwabzada Mohammad Shah
Khisrao Khan nominee of Pakistan Muslim league , He succeeded with a large number of votes and became
member of the National assembly. He became the member of Jamat-i- Islami after he won the elections.
He was a very popular person in District Dir and people love him. They have blind trust in him and always
support him in any matter when and where they called them.
COURAGE & TRUTH:Sahibzada Safiullah was a courageous and truthful person. He never scared by the
threats of the opponents as he experienced in the first election. He performed his duty on the floor of
assembly as well. He was the live presentation of the saying of the Prophet Mohammad Swalalaho Alihe
Wasalm,"The best jihad is that to say the truth and right thing in front of a dictator ruler". And Sahibzada
Safiullah proved it that he had enough courage to do the job. When the Prime Minister cum Dictator
Zolfiqar Ali Bhutto came to Dir after the bombing of armed forces in the Kohistan area of District Dir, The
people Party leadership requested Sahibzada Safiullah to present the opening speech. As a baseless
tradition the first part of the speech was about the Bhutto's admirations and then some demands but
Sahibzada Safiullah as a true person talked about the realities and criticized the government for his action
against the innocent people of Dir and then demanded the compensation. In response Bhutto was very
angry and he talked in very harsh words. Sahibzada Safiullah tried to walk out but the administrators
requested him to stop till the end.
Role in Assembly: Though Sahibzada Safiullah was new in the Assembly but still he worked in a very well
manner. He took part in the assembly activities and the Friday holiday bill was presented by him which was
unanimously accepted but latter on in Nawas Sharif government it was cancelled with out consulting the
In about 1982 Sahibzada Safiullah became ill and in spite of the various visits to the doctors and after
different tests no one could diagnose the disease and when in the General Hospital Lahore the diagnosis was
made then Sahibzada Safiullah was restricted to bed and could not walk, perhaps he walked a lot in
spreading of the massage of Islam.
And at 11 may, 1983 he was died. His burial Ceremony was attended by large number of people. He was
died but he is still alive in the hearts of the people of Dir. Now his son Sahibzada Sibghatullah is following
the foot steps of his father and the love of the people towards him showed that people still remembered