Dhunni

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Dhunni
Village and Union Council
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab province
District Gujrat District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website www.dhunni.com


Dhunni is a village in Kharian Tehsil, Gujrat District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is part of Kharian Tehsil.

Dhunni village
view of Dhunni

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[citation needed], 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 invaded and occupied Gujrat. The Muslims faced severe 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

Shrine[edit]

  • Darba e Alia Pir Imam ali shah and Pir Mubarak ali shah Gilani
  • Darbar Pir Baba Hanif Shah
  • Darbar saeed pak
street view Dhunni
  • Masajids of Ahel e Sunnat wal jamat

Bank[edit]

Habib Bank Limited, Dhunni

Welfare and religion[edit]

  • Sunni Islam
  • Mughlia Welfare Society

Sports[edit]

  • 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 / 32.06083; 73.79639