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The Battle of Shamil was a decisive battle between the Muslims and the British that took place in the year 1857. The British Traders under the name of the East India Company had meted out untold misery and opression to the innocent indians. Ulama were killed for absolutely no reason. Qurans were burnt and Muslims were stopped from going to the Masajid for Salah. Our great and senior Ulama decided to make Jihaad against the British and put and end to this tyranny.


Haji Imdadullah Makki (ra) was at the head of this movement. Togehter with him great Ulama like Hadhrat Mawlana Qasim Nanotwi (ra) and Mawlana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi (ra) supported him in this Jihaad and fought the British at Shamli. The Muslims fought bravely and were victorious by the permission of Allah. Hafiz Zaamin Shaheed (ra) was martyred in this battle.


This war changed the entire direction of India. The war of 1857 then became the catalyst for the foundation of Darul Ulum Deoband as well as the Tableegh Jamaat Movement, the blessings of which had reached the four corners of the world.



The Battle of Shamli 1857

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    Jamiatul Ulama South Africa

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