Dhunni is a village in Kharian Tehsil, Gujrat District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is part of Kharian Tehsil.
History [ edit ]
In 997 CE,
Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region. Authentic history commences only in the Lodi period, when Bahlolpur, 23 miles (37 km) north-east of Gujrat, was founded in the reign of Bahlol (1451–89). Khwas Khan, governor of the Rohtas under Sher Shah Suri, founded Khwaspur near Gujrat. The settlement of the tract was completed by Akbar, who built a fort and compelled the Gujars to settle in it. The tract was then named Gujrat and formed into a separate district. Revenue records have been preserved in the families of the hereditary registrars (kanungos), and these exhibit Gujrat the capital of a district containing 2,592 villages, paying a revenue of 11.6 million. In 1605 the famous Saiyid Abdul Kasim received Gujrat as a tuyul or fief from Akbar. On the decay of the Mughal power, Nadir Shah occupied the Gujrat district. The country also suffered at the same time from invasion of Ahmad Shah Durrani, whose armies frequently crossed and recrossed it. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh Empire invaded and occupied Gujrat. The Muslims faced restrictions during the Sikh rule.
The predominantly Muslim population supported
Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while Muslim refugees from India settled in the Dhunni. Most of the refugees have since settled and inter-married into the local population.
The word Dhunni is derived from word Dhooni (as shown in old documents paper in land registration office Dhunni). Dhooni means to blow fire
Punjabi. There are other two village named Dhunni. The first is Dhunni at Hafizabad and other is Dhunni Kalan at Mandi Bahauddin. Dhunni is place of shrine of Pir of Hujra Shah Muqeem named Pir Imam Ali Shah and Pir Mubarak Ali Shah. Also known as Dam Meeram Lal Pak Bahawal Sher Qalandar.
Darbar Sharif Dhunni ( Pir Mubarak Ali Shah)
Demography [ edit ]
The population of Dhunni is estimated to be 14,000. The population is 98.21%
Muslim with a Sunni Hanafi majority. The largest non-Muslim minority is Christians and make up 1.31% of the population.
Education [ edit ]
Hayat Public School Dhunni
Govt high school dhunni.
Govt primary school dhunni.
Minhaj ul Quran school Dhunni.
Mosques [ edit ]
Jamia Masjid shumali mahallah
Jamia Masjid Hazrat Imam Hussain
Jamia Masjid Hazrat Ali
Masji Al noor Dhunni adda
Masjid syed pak
Jamia Masjid of deoband
There are approximately 14 Mosques in this village
Darba e Alia Pir Imam ali shah and Pir Mubarak ali shah Gilani
Darbar Pir Baba Hanif Shah
Darbar saeed pak
Masajids of Ahel e Sunnat wal jamat
Habib Bank Limited, Dhunni
Welfare and religion [ edit ]
Mughlia Welfare Society
Dhunni Gujjar Kabbadi Club Ch Naja Meelu
Dhunni cricket team
Dhunni pegeon flying club
References [ edit ]
Coordinates: 32°03′39″N 73°47′47″E / 32.06083°N 73.79639°E