The Man “Sher Khwarizmi the Sultan Jalaluddin” Who was the last rock of the Islamic world in the face of the Tatar invasion
After going for miles on a dirt road in the Soon Valley, a turn came and I saw Jalaluddin Khwarizmi Shah’s fort on the top of a distant mountain and stopped there in amazement. There was no fort; it was a lion’s den. The forts of the kings will be like the forts of Delhi, Lahore and Rohtas, but the lion’s den is like this fort.
Nature may have made this mountain so that one day when the wounded Sultan of Khwarizmi came here, the rocky rocks would become his carpet, the blue sky his roof and the astonishing vertical mountain his wall. … This fort was Talajah.
Very little was written about JaLal-ud-Din in our country, but still, when I read his story, I was enchanted. Uzbek poet Saifuddin wrote that when we write stories of the heroes of our tribe, we do not mention Jalaluddin that where Sher Khwarizmi’s rule begins, bravery ends. Persian poets called him ‘a thousand men’, meaning such a brave and courageous man who is equal to a thousand men. In folklore from Uzbekistan to Turkey, it is called Mango Bardi, a hero who never dies.
Genghis Khan lost two major battles and seven minor skirmishes in his life, each time with the same opponent: Sultan Jalaluddin. Genghis Khan paid homage to only one enemy, Jalaluddin.
Nooruddin Korlakh was right when he said that Sultan Jalaluddin was the ransom of the Muslim world Had it not been for this, the story of the destruction of the Muslim world at the hands of Genghis Khan would have been much longer and more heartbreaking. If his father had followed his advice to compete with Genghis, the history of the world might have been different. Had his brothers not conspired to seize the throne, perhaps history would have been different. What a noble man he was, he left his throne with his brothers and went out into the forest so that the kingdom would not fall into any other trap.
From the ashes of defeat he raised the banner of determination. Sometimes a thousand, sometimes five thousand, all the fighters he met were challenging Genghis Khan until the time came when he had an army of Jarrar. He wrote to Genghis Khan: You are sifting the forest for me; I am sitting here at the moment. You will come or I will come. “
Major Rewty writes that this was the first time in Genghis Khan’s life that anyone challenged him and Genghis Khan did not dare to accept the challenge. He knew that if Jalaluddin was shouting like this, then it would not be wise to put his head in the mouth of a lion.
These are not my words; this story of Genghis Khan’s reluctance was written by Amir Ata centuries ago. He writes that this challenge of Sher-e-Khwarizmi drove Genghis crazy. He spent the morning and evening preparing for the army. But still she was not satisfied whether she was ready to face Jalaluddin or there was still a shortcoming. He knew who the challenger was.
There was even a quarrel between the leaders of the Sultan’s army on a horse and it broke out. The Afghan ruler got angry and took the army away. Amir Ata writes that when Jalaluddin got the news, he ran out of the tent. The army was halved. Genghis Khan was waiting for this opportunity. The rest is history.
The last major battle took place on the banks of the Indus when Sultan Jalaluddin, exhausted by conspiracies and internal strife, was on his way to India with 30,000 refugees, 3,000 cavalry and about 500 bodyguards when Genghis Khan arrived with an army of 200,000. ۔ Three thousand horsemen competed with fifty thousand horsemen. The author of Global Chronology of Conflict wrote that Jalaluddin fought in such a way that Genghis Khan was astonished. He divided Genghis Khan’s army and reached its center. Then another 70,000 help arrived at Genghis Khan. In the siege of Sultan, exhausted from his wounds, Agato Genghis ordered that he be arrested alive and produced.
In front of the Sultan was Genghis Khan and behind him was the Indus River. Instead of arresting him, he threw the horse from the mountain into the river. It is not the tradition of Naseem Hijazi but the tradition of Major Ravi that Genghis Khan did not dare to put his horse in the river in pursuit of him. He stared at the wounded Sultan in amazement; he couldn’t believe that anyone could do that. Then he called the commanders of his army and said: Look at this man, his mother should be proud of him, how brave he was. But this was the time when the Sultan’s mother was drowning somewhere in the river.
The event is part of Uzbek, Persian and Turkish folklore and has been illustrated. This place is in Pakistan and is known as “Horse Trap”. People see and do not believe that one can put a horse straight down the mountain in the river.
I was searching for where the Sultan went after landing in the Indus River when one day a document from the Turkish Foreign Ministry revealed that he had stayed in a fort near Khushab. A further search revealed that the search was a fort. Brother Jahangir called Awan, made a program and now our caravan consisting of Malik Jahangir, Malik Jahanzeb, Malik Aurangzeb and Shahbaz Chauhan was standing under the fort in the scorching sun where ‘Hazar Mard Sultan’ had spent three years of his life. It had been a long journey but we were standing on the threshold of the fort and the fort was on top of the mountain. For a while I kept looking at him and wondering if I would be able to get there. If this fort had not been related to Jalaluddin, it was certain that I would have returned from there.
The first river flows from the fort. There are some coal mines around it. Which also tastes like water? This water is not drinkable. However, the tradition is that the fort was supplied with water from these villages. There may have been a well in the village at that time. Because the well in the fort above could have been used as a water store, but at such a height, it seems impossible for water well to come out on such a mountain.
Here I saw a house in a silent valley. A farmer was going to plow. There was a court next to it. The name of this village was Kachhiwala. But there was only one house in the village. The occupant of the house sent us a “guide” who kept complaining to us all the way about why you guys are not walking fast, it is going to be evening and my goats are waiting for me downstairs. Without this guide it would have been impossible for us to reach the fort and it would not have been possible for us to return. The path was so complicated. If a trail turned wrong, where did you go from here?
What a leap, a wonder spread out in length. On one side is the field below, and up to the field is a straight mountain as if a wall had been erected. There is usually a slope from the smallest to the bottom of the mountain, but the entire long strip to the east is vertical. It was difficult to calculate the feet in meters, but suppose that the natural wall to the east becomes such that forty or fifty walls of common forts are stacked on top of each other. In the south there is a sloping moat at the bottom and a natural wall at the top. The same is the case in the west and north. The only way to the fort is through the northwest. It runs along the natural mountain wall for about half a kilometer. Whoever wants to come has to pass through here and if only stones are rolled from the wall, then the work of the visitors will be over.
There is no wall. It does not need a wall because the mountains have erected such a terrifying natural wall on all sides that it is not easy for anyone to bridge it. There is such a high wall that if one dares to reach it, it is scary to look down. This naturalness and this kind of ‘rough and tough’ impression is the real beauty of this fort.
There is only one way to enter the fort and this way is very narrow. First comes a smooth path along the wall, then a narrow trail leads to the fort. Only one horseman can enter at a time. The entrance to the fort is also narrow, surrounded by a natural mountain. It is not possible to go inside except this path. Tradition has it that there was a big rock inside which was pushed by two hundred people. This stone was placed on this path and the entrance to the fort was closed. I used to sit on the entrance stone and make a distinction that if only a few archers were placed on this entrance, no army could enter. And if a few hundred people are available to place stones on the walls and roll them up, then this place will become the graveyard of any Lashkar-e-Jarrar.
There are no such structures inside the fort as there are in ordinary forts. There is no wall of the fort. There was no need to build a wall here because the mountain itself is working as a wall. The foundations of some rooms still exist but without any spices. There are stones on the rocks but there is no spice to Looks like this place has been used as a temporary ambush.
Imagine that a stone three feet wide, two feet thick and eight to ten feet long has been carved into the walls here. God knows how this stone got here. But it has been carved as if in modern times someone has cut and carved tiles on the machine. Here TDCP has installed only one board that this fort was built by Jalaluddin Khwarizmi Shah.
But we feel that there was no fort here in the known sense. Since the mountain stood as an impregnable fortress, Sultan Jalaluddin made it his abode and set up a temporary residence with heavy stones. The Sultan was accompanied by refugees and women and children. Tradition has it that the Sultan settled a temporary city in Talajah. This tradition seems to be correct because this mountain of Talajah is really so big and wide that an ancient settlement can be settled here.
The royal forts in this fort do not have buildings like the forts of Lahore or Rohtas but the naturalness of this fort is so awe-inspiring that the forts of Lahore and Rohtas look like "burger forts" in front of it. If Sher Khwarizm was a thousand men, then this fort of his deserves undoubtedly deserves to be called "a thousand forts". After crossing the Kachhiwala River and starting to climb the mountain, we met some young men on the way. These tired young men tried to explain to us that the road is difficult and difficult. You can forget and get lost and then there is nothing above that you are going to see. Now who can explain to them what the significance of this fort is. The identity of this fort was only when there were so many buildings here. The identity of this fort was that Sher Khwarizm had spent three years of his life here.
Coincidentally, Jalaluddin has no tomb anywhere but the world calls him Mango Bardi and there is no safe building in his fort but people go to see his fort. Because those who know what the historical significance of this desert is. Those who do not know should know that Sultan Jalaluddin was a cousin of Sultan Allauddin who was shown in the play Ertugrul. There was a war between the two. Only Jalaluddin could fight Genghis Khan. The rest of the sultans kept reciting the golden sayings and sat like the caliph of Baghdad and ate kalcha with curd until Hulagu Khan came to greet them.
Some antiquities in the fort tell what was here. It must have been used by the people long before Sultan Jalaluddin and seeing its strategic location; the Sultan must have stayed here. There is a well and there are traces of a mosque. Below are some tombs whose traces are disappearing. These tombs are on a plot of land. On the way to the fort, one has to fall from the same piece of land under the wall. This place is like a garden. Green head Green is green. Is it any wonder that the martyrs of Sher Khwarizmi are buried here?
Beyond Khushab, on the threshold of the Son Valley, along the canal is a settlement called Khaliqabad. The mountain is a few minutes away. After about a fifteen minute drive up the mountain, there is a rough road on the right. There is a sign on the road that this road leads to the court of Baba Kachhiwala. No government department has been able to write here that this road leads to Qila Talajah where Sher Khwarizmi had spent three years of his life. This will give you an idea of how much our respective agencies are working to promote tourism.
No one knows what the historical significance of this fort is and how many tourists can come here if it is properly advertised. What is the status of Sultan Jalaluddin in Uzbekistan? Jalaluddin status in Uzbekistan is like that of a hero. Now, after Ertugrul, Bozdag, with the help of Uzbekistan, has produced the drama Manderman Jalaluddin, the first scene of which is over. The play’s premiere was also attended in Tashkent by Uzbek Culture Minister Izzatbek Nuzbakov. Naseem Hijazi wrote the last rock novel on the same Sultan Jalaluddin. We could not even translate the novel into Uzbek and send copies to Uzbekistan.
After descending from the fort, we reached the “villages” of a house called Kachhiwala in the valley below. The sun was setting in the distant mountains. Traveling through the valley in the dim light of day, I kept looking back at the fort. The inhabitants of the Son Valley may not know well, but the mountains of the Son Valley will know which brave sultan they hosted.
Genghis Khan had said that Jalal’s mother should be proud of how she gave birth to a son. The mountains of gold will be proud too. They sheltered the man who was the last rock of the Islamic world in the face of the Tatar invasion.