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Guru Gobind Singh Ji's letter to the Khan brothers

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On 6/6/2017 at 5:18 PM, chatanga1 said:

GHANI KHAN and his brother Nabi Khan, Pathan horse dealers of Machhivara in present day Ludhiana district of the Punjab, were admirers of Guru Gobind Singh whom they had visited at Anandpur and to whom they had sold many good animals. When they learnt that, travelling in a lonely state after the battle of Chamkaur (1705), the Guru had come to Machhivara, they at once turned out to meet him and offered their services. They provided him with a blue coloured dress and carried him out of Machhivara in a palanquin disguised as a Muslim divine. They declared him to be Uchch da Pir, the holy man of Uchch, an old seat of Muslim saints in south-west Punjab.
They escorted him thus up to Hehrari, a village near Raikot in Ludhiana district, where a group of Sikhs relieved them. The Guru dismissed Ghani Khan and Nabi Khan with his blessings and a hukamnama meant to be a letter of commendation which was reverently preserved by their descendants. The family migrated to Pakistan in 1947. Their house in Machhivara is now a gurudwara known as Gurdwara Uchch da Pir.

References : Sikh Encylopaedia
1. Kuir Singh, Gurbilas Patshahi 10. Patiala, 1968
2. Padam, Piara Singh, and Giani Garja Singh, eds. Guru klan Sakhian. Patiala, 1986
3. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The. Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909

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Zahoor Ahmed Khan, the descendant of Ghani Khan and Nabhi Khan who once assisted Guru Gobind Singh Ji in escaping the Mughal forces, here shows a hukamnana bestowed upon his ancestors by Guru Sahib Ji.

 

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Great find! Can we can a clearer image and maybe try and transcribe and translate this? 

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Here's a first stab at what I could readily identify:

 

 

 

........ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਕਲਿਆਣਾ ਰਾਇ ਸਰਬਤ 
ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਾਛੀਵਾੜੇ ਕੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਖੈ ਗਾ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਹੈ ਇਕੁ
...........ਹੁਕਮੁ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਹੈ ਦੇਖਦੇ ਸਿਤਾਬੀ ਹਜੂਰ ਭੇ......
...ਵੈ ਗੋਲਕ ਦਸਵੰਧ ਮੰਨ ਤਮੋ ਹਜੂਰ
ਆਪ ਲੈ ਆਵਣਾ ਮਸੰਧਾ ਨੋ ਮੰਨਣਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਕੀ

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Looks like the start is ""ਲਿਖੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਦੀ "

 

and the Date is Samvat 1755 which is about 1698? When did Guru ji abolish the masand system? it was before historic Vaisakhi wasn't it?

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2 minutes ago, chatanga1 said:

Looks like the start is ""ਲਿਖੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਦੀ "

 

and the Date is Samvat 1755 which is about 1698? When did Guru ji abolish the masand system? it was before historic Vaisakhi wasn't it?

Where?

Yeah, I think they were dealing with the masands before Vasaikhi but hit them with the total ban on that day in the proto-rehat given during Amrit. 

 

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Just now, chatanga1 said:

Where what?

Where does it say:

"ਲਿਖੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਦੀ "

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This is obviously a requisition by Guru ji for funds for war, and an instruction to send the funds directly so the masands couldn't pilfer it. 

This line might go: ਹੁਕਮੁ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਹੈ ਦੇਖਦੇ ਸਿਤਾਬੀ ਹਜੂਰ ਭੇਜਣਾ

'ਦੇਖਦੇ ਸਿਤਾਬੀ'  - I think is code for an urgent situation that requires swift action i.e. send the collected daswands immediately upon viewing this hukam-nama. 

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1 minute ago, chatanga1 said:

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This is what the faded writing looks like to me.

Where is this on the hukam-nama bro? 

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2 minutes ago, dalsingh101 said:

Where is this on the hukam-nama bro? 

Oh I see. At the beginning.

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6 hours ago, amardeep said:

It probably says Siri instead of likhi. In Ganda singhs collection of hukamname most of them begin with Siri Guru jio Di aageya hai. 

I used to have an ecopy of this book years ago but lost most of my ebooks on laptops that either broke or when moving around. 

Anyone have a copy of this, stick it about for research guys. And maybe Shamsher Singh Ashok's work on hukam-namas too. Looked on sikhbookclub for Ganda Singh's book but couldn't find it. 

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27 minutes ago, dalsingh101 said:

I used to have an ecopy of this book years ago but lost most of my ebooks on laptops that either broke or when moving around. 

Anyone have a copy of this, stick it about for research guys. And maybe Shamsher Singh Ashok's work on hukam-namas too. Looked on sikhbookclub for Ganda Singh's book but couldn't find it. 

It's cool. I found it. Will post link to it soon. 

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I think I got some of the last line:

ਸਿਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਜਿਉ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਕਲਿਆਣਾ ਰਾਇ ਸਰਬਤ 
ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਾਛੀਵਾੜੇ ਕੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਖੈ ਗਾ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਹੈ ਇਕੁ
...........ਹੁਕਮੁ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਹੈ ਦੇਖਦੇ ਸਿਤਾਬੀ ਹਜੂਰ ਭੇ......
...ਵੈ ਗੋਲਕ ਦਸਵੰਧ ਮੰਨ ਤਮੋ ਹਜੂਰ
ਆਪ ਲੈ ਆਵਣਾ ਮਸੰਧਾ ਨੋ ਮੰਨਣਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਕੀ
.....ਰੈ ਗਾ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਪੂਰੇ ਹੋਵਤਿ ਗੇ ਸਮਤੁ ੧੭੫੫(?)

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Here's Ganda Singh's book on the hukam-namey for anyone interested:

 

https://www.scribd.com/document/385048860/Hukamname-edited-by-Ganda-Singh

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On 7/30/2018 at 11:08 PM, dalsingh101 said:

 

ਸਿਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਜਿਉ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਭਾਈ ਕਲਿਆਣਾ ਰਾਇ ਸਰਬਤ 
ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਾਛੀਵਾੜੇ ਕੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਖੈ ਗਾ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮੇਰਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਹੈ ਇਕੁ
...........ਹੁਕਮੁ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਹੈ ਦੇਖਦੇ ਸਿਤਾਬੀ ਹਜੂਰ ਭੇ......
...ਵੈ ਗੋਲਕ ਦਸਵੰਧ ਮੰਨ ਤਮੋ ਹਜੂਰ
ਆਪ ਲੈ ਆਵਣਾ ਮਸੰਧਾ ਨੋ ਮੰਨਣਾ ਨਾਹੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਕੀ
 ਬਾਹੁੜੀ ਕਰੈ ਗਾ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਪੂਰੇ ਹੋਵਤਿ ਗੇ ਸਮਤੁ ੧੭੫੫(?)

Got that last line. Ganda Singh's book helped:

ਗੁਰੂ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਕੀ ਬਾਹੁੜੀ ਕਰੈ ਗਾ - is quite common in hukamnamas apparently. 

 

MK has this for ਬਾਹੁੜੀ: 

Mahan Kosh Encyclopedia

{ਸੰਗ੍ਯਾ}. ਬਾਹੁ (ਭੁਜਾ) ਖੜੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਲਈ ਪੁਕਾਰਨ ਦੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਯਾ. ਮੇਰੀ ਬਾਂਹ ਫੜੀਂ, ਇਹ ਵਾਕ ਕਹਿਕੇ ਪੁਕਾਰਨਾ.

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Is this hukam-nama real? Because looking at Ganda SIngh's book, Guru ji's hukams seem to have his nishaan at the beginning. I don't see this on this one?

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On 8/1/2018 at 10:04 PM, dalsingh101 said:

Is this hukam-nama real? Because looking at Ganda SIngh's book, Guru ji's hukams seem to have his nishaan at the beginning. I don't see this on this one?

@chatanga1

 

You got nothing to say about that?

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Bump. 

 

The hukam-nama looks fake?

Where you find it from Chatanga? 

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