Dakoha

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Dakoha
Country India
State Punjab
Cantonment Jalandhar

Dakoha is a village in the Jalandhar Cantonment of the state of Punjab, northwest India.[1]

History[edit]

Dakoha Saadat[edit]

Prior to Partition in 1947, Dakoha had a large population of Saadat Shia Muslims who claimed descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatimah bint-e-Muhammad. The Sadaat community lived near the Rama Mandi and the phatak (railway crossing) of the Jalandhar Cantt Station. Muhammad Anwar, a member of the Dakoha Sadaat, owned a substantial piece of land in Dakoha. He was a well known landlord and is also credited with constructing five wells (Awean waala khoo, Chamaran waala khoo, Mengran waala khoo, Roorran waala Khoo, and School waala khoo) for the people that resided in and around Dakoha.

The Dakoha Saadats were believed to descend from Imam Ali Al-Naqi, the 10th successor of Muhammad ibn Abdullah, qualifying them as Naqvi Syeds. The Dakoha Muslim community also claimed relation to Hazrat Meeran Khas, a Muslim saint who was invited to Hindustan (from Termez, Uzbekistan) by the leader of the Loodhi tribe.[2]

Following Partition the Dakoha Sadaat relocated to Pakistan, settling initially at Korian in the Punjab and moving on to Lahore in 1956. The Sadaat Colony of Samanabad was created by the members of the Dakoha Sadaat emigre community. However, the descendants of Muhammad Anwar (through his son Tasaddaq) reside in Gulberg II, Lahore Naqvi Sadat.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jalandhar man takes over as mayor in Britain city". Daily News and Analysis India. 14 May 2007. 
  2. ^ A Socio-Intellectual History of the Ithna ashari Shia in India by S A Rizvi