Malak Yousaf Afghan

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Malak Yousaf Yasin khel, a Notable Dilzak Afghan was The Father of Hazrat Ali (Marrani Baba,Charsadda). He is famous among Pashtun people as Shaheed baba. Malak Yousaf was The Commander of the Afghan Brigade in ghaznavids Army. In 977, Sabuktigin captured Kandahar. So keeping this advancement in mind jayapala ordered his army to march toward Ghazna but unfortunately he was defeated by sebuktagin. Soon he (Sabuktigin) conquer Peshawar and extended his territories toward neelab (Indus River). In 992 He was Martyred with other Afghan Soldiers against Raja Jay Pal. His mazar (shrine) is in Mardan.[1] He is the grandparent of yousaf khel, a subbranch of yasin khel. He is also the foregoer of great saints.[2]

Ali ibn Yousaf, son of Malak Yousaf Afghan and a scholar was selected by the Elders as the leader of Dilzak tribe after death of his father. He is famous in Pashtun History as Marrani Baba (Brave Saint). After a strong hold on Peshawar, he was nominated by the Ghaznavid Empire as the Chief Judge of the Region.[3] He is also the Primogenitor of the Qazyan family.[4] He was Martyred in a war against Hindu Shahi Armies at Charsadda.


  1. ^ "Rohani Taroon" by Qazi Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani
  2. ^ asarjan (2011), The History of Dilzak Tribe, pakistan: asarjan 
  3. ^ "Ulama O Mashaikh Sarhad" by Syed Amir Shah Qadri, "Saqafat Sarhad Tarikh ky Aaeny may" by Qari Javid
  4. ^ "Rohani Taroon" by Qazi Abdul Haleem Asar Afghani