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Rajputs

The Rajputs are a famous tribe that exist across Pakistan and Hindustan. They are well known for being good soldiers as well as fierce resistors to any attempt to conquer them.

In terms of origin, the Rajputs are widely regarded as an amalgamation of many of the different ruling clans across Hindustan during the Islamic era. They are closely related to Jats and Gujjars, sharing many clans with them (e.g the Tors).

There have been many famous Rajputs throughout history, such as Jam Nizammudin (Sultan of Sindh), Shabbir Sharif (Nishan-e-Haider recipient), Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Pakistani PM), Isa Khan (Bengali chieftain), etc. The Rajputs have also founded many dynasties throughout history, such as the Samma dynasty or Muzaffarid dynasty. They also make up a significant proportion of the Pakistani military.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajput
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Rajput
 
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Punjabis have been the most lucky ones in history, brave, loyal, rich, martial race, enjoyed power and has been the core ethnic group to dominate for centuries now.

Punjabis have shaped the entire Central Asian, Subcontinent upto Bangladesh and beyond in Middle east.
 

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Asalamu Alaikum

Yes, we have a rich history. It's a shame most of us do not particularly care about it.
Majority Pakistani place their religious identity i.e Islam or their national identity (country/ethnic group) above everything else i.e caste/tribal identity/clans etc though Islam did in fact support and recognize our tribal identity. calling ourselves Gujar, janjua, Awan, Jats, Bhatti, Minhas is simply a matter of lineal heritage or martial upbringing which is not exclusive to particular religion or country. If Hindus has concept of Kshatriya then Muslims have concept of Mujahid.

Many Muslim Rajput kings changed their names after converting to Islam but also have retained their ancestral/lineal titles. Its common for average people to not know the background of their caste/clan/tribe. I know many people in my native village matore who proudly call themselves Janjua but 99 percent would have zero knowledge about history of Janjua i.e where they came from, when embraced Islam, where they got settled etc. Its true for others castes/tribes in every other village of Pakistan. People should get information about these just for sake of knowledge and understanding.

You started similar thread previously ( in wrong section though) where i posted details..should probably need to merge with this topic

https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/the-origins-of-tribes-across-pakistan-and-hindustan.525410/

Photohar region is not much bigger but when i look at tribes and clans of the photohar plateau( https://newpakhistorian.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/tribes-and-clans-of-the-pothohar-plateau/) then its so much diverse that it makes me wonder how diverse other Pakistan would be

add these people in Rajputs list

Notable Rajputs

1) General Tikka Khan( Narma Rajput village of Jochha Mamdot in Tehsil Kallar Syedan district Rawalpindi)


2) Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed Nishan e haider( Janjua Rajput from Jatli, Gujar khan, District Rawalpindi)



3) General Asif Nawaz Janjua ( Janjua Rajput Chakri rajgan, Jhelum) holder of Sitara-e-Basalat (Bar), Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) honours.




4) Raja Aziz Bhatti shaheed holder of Nishan e haider ( Bhatti rajput fromKharian Gujraat district )



5) Rashid Minhas Shaheed holder of Nishan e haider ( Minhas Rajput born in karchi and early ducation in Rawalpindi)



6) Major General Iftikhar Khan Janjua shaheed holder of Hilal-e-Jurat & Bar, Sitara-i-Pakistan, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam hero of Rann of Kutch ( Janjua Rajput Sargodha District)

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Raja Muhammad Sarwar Khan Shaheed holder of Nishan haider ( Rajput Singhori village, Tehsil Gujar khan, rawalpindi district)



8) Major Shabir Sharif shaeed holder of Nishan-e-Haider and Sitara-e-Jurat ( Rajput from Kunjah , Gujraat district)



9) Naik saif Ali Janjua Shaheed holder of hilal e kashmir ( Janjua Rajput from Khandbaz Tehsil Nakial,Azad Jammu & Kashmir)



10) Khudadad Khan first Muslim who got Victoria cross , the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to british and common wealth forces ( Rajput from village dab chakwal District)



11) Major General shah nawaz khan freedom fighter ( Janjua rajput born in matore, Kahuta, Rawalpindi district). Shah Rukh khan mother lateefa begum was his adopted daughter




11) General Zaheer Ul Islam former ISI chief ( Janjua rajput Matore , Kahuta)



12) Amir Khan boxer ( Janjua rajput Matore kahuta)





Then you have many more like
General Afzal Mehdi Khan Janjua of the Jhelum Janjuas Naqi Rajgaan, was honored the Sitara-e-Jurat (Star of Courage) in 1971 Indo-Pak War which is the third highest military award of Pakistan.

Lieutenant General Afzal Mehdi Janjua has served in ISI during Russian invasion to the Afghanistan and played a vital role in ISI operations hence regarded as the Hero of Afghan War.

Maj Gen Nasser Khan Janjua (National security adviser present, ex vice chief of General Staff, holder of Hila e imtiaz)

General (Retired) Ahmad Kamal Khan - former Deputy Chief of Army Staff Janjua from Matore, Tehsil Kahuta, District Rawalpindi

Air Vice Marshal (Retired) Raja Aftab Iqbal Hilal e Imtiaz( Chip rajput )

Maj Gen (R)Muhammad Salim Arshad from Matore etc etc
 
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Ustad Ahmad Lahori

Chief architect of the Taj Mahal, he was a senior architect in the court of Shah Jahan.

"Thanks to the spirit of research and luckily for us the architect of the Taj has been identified. And he is nadir-ul-asr Ustad Ahmad Lahori ...
In 1931 Sayyid Sulaiman Nadvi drew the attention of the scholars towards Lahori as a great architect of Shah Jahan's reign in an article "Lahore ka e M'emar Khandan" read before Adara i maarif i Islamia Lahore. Dr Abdullah Chugtai took his doctorate from Paris in 1937 on the subject of the history of Taj. His thesis establishes the fact that Ahmad Lahori, who held the title of nadir-ul asr (wonder of the age) is the architect of the Taj. Though the name of Ahmad Lahori is occasionally mentioned in the contemporary Persian chronicals like Amal-i-Saleh of Mohammad Saleh Kamboh, it is diwan e mahandis of Hafiz Lutfullah Mahandis which removes all ambiguities and uncertanties regarding the creator of the Taj Mahal."

Page 89, Reading in Indian History, edited by Mohammad Yasin, Madhvi Yasin

Lahori also designed the famous Mughal Red Fort in Delhi, the seat of Mugal power for centuries.

https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hindi/en/audiotrack/magnificent-red-fort-delhi-part-1

Speaking of Muhammad Saleh Kamboh, he was another Lahori in the court of Shah Jahan. Saleh was the calligraphist and official biographer of the Mughal Emperor as well as the teacher of Aurengzeb. He also had Masjid Saleh Kamboh built in androon shehr (walled city) Lahore (which is in terrible need of repair). The area still has a sizeable Kamboh population.

http://destinationpak.com/blog/saleh-kamboh-mosque-a-page-from-mugal-era/in/related/
 

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General ex COAS Raheel Shariff is a profound near perfect Punjabi of all sorts.

Most of the millions of Punjab's look upto a character, intelligent, brave, loyal like Raheel Shariff.

 

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why you leave ranjit sikh ?
Because he banned the Azaan, turned Masjids into stables, and fought against Muslims.

Durrani is a much bigger hero to me than Ranjit, even if he isn't ethnically Punjabi (he was born in Multan though). Him being Muslim makes me identify more with him than a guy who oppressed Muslims.
 

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Because he banned the Azaan, turned Masjids into stables, and fought against Muslims.

Durrani is a much bigger hero to me than Ranjit, even if he isn't ethnically Punjabi (he was born in Multan though). Him being Muslim makes me identify more with him than a guy who oppressed Muslims.

so you are writing punjabi muslim only history ? for mullas ? .:D
 

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so you are writing punjabi muslim only history ? for mullas ? .:D
If you read my OP, you would see I included non Muslims like Porus and Kautilya.

It's primarily centred around Muslim Punjabis because most Punjabis are Muslim, not Sikh.
 

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If you read my OP, you would see I included non Muslims like Porus and Kautilya.

It's primarily centred around Muslim Punjabis because most Punjabis are Muslim, not Sikh.
your history has very narrow outlook , how can you separate hindus and sikhs from punjab history ? punjab is spread across the border .
 

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your history has very narrow outlook , how can you separate hindus and sikhs from punjab history ? punjab is spread across the border .
Because I'm Muslim first and foremost, and the fact is that ever since Islam came to this region, Muslims and non-Muslims haven't ever really been friendly with each other. Therefore, I am keeping it restricted to Muslims and non-Muslims from prior to Islams arrival in the area.
 

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Because I'm Muslim first and foremost, and the fact is that ever since Islam came to this region, Muslims and non-Muslims haven't ever really been friendly with each other. Therefore, I am keeping it restricted to Muslims and non-Muslims from prior to Islams arrival in the area.
i see ,
if you want to be intellectually honest and correct ,
then your topic should not be "history of punjabis " it should be " history of muslim punjabis "
 

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