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Thus despite conversion, tribal identity sustained. However most Muslim Rajputs don't use the title. But still they are aware of their Rajput ancestry like ex-army chief Raheel Sharif, cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq, etc.
However some people in Pakistan and parts of India sustain the title. He retains the title Raja. Janjuas are descended from Janmejay, the son of Pareekshit, the son of Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun of Kuru clan. There, Nahar Singh showed his bravery by killing a tiger with one stroke of sword.
Subsequently Nahar Singh was rewarded with a fief and was entitled as Khan. He became Nahar Khan and along with his family were converted to Islam after sometime. They were very notorious and because of their presence in the vicinity of Delhi, Sultanate could not pursue vigorously in the hinterland of India.
Another prominent Muslim Rajputs are Jadaun- Bhatti. Gaj Bhatti had established Gajnagar in southern Afghanistan,which later on became Ghajni. Bilawal Bhatti is one cricketer of Pakistan.
Samma Rajputs are another illustrious Yaduvanshi race. They ruled Umarkot in early Muslim period. Umar of the famous Umar-Marui folk tale was the king of Umarkot. They fused with Baluchs in 12th AD but retained their title. After defeat of Prithvi Raj Chauhan most of the Rajputs including Chauhans converted to Islam in what is now Pakistan and it was a clan decision.
Thus the whole village converted as an effort to avoid economic and political suppression. In some cases it was recorded in Tamra Patra or wooden patch with the motive that future generation may revert when the situation would be favorable.
I have seen one such wooden parch with Manhas Rajputs of Mendhar in Poonch. However Muslim hegemony continued for an unexpectedly long period precluding any chance of reversion.
Some famous ancient Rajputs even fused with Jats like Yaudheyas of upper Sindh who fought with Alexendar and gave him a mortal wound, are now Johiyawar Jats, although some claim themselves as Rajputs. Bangak Chauhans of Salt range became Bangash Pashtuns. Kshudraks or Mahakshudraks who fought with Greeks became Mahsoods.
Mand or Mahamand Kshatriyas became Mohmands. Shatak Kshatriyas became Khattak. Sri was the title of the head of all the warrior clans of Kapisa valley. Gradually Sri became pronounced as Suri, it is still pronounced as Sri among unconverted Kalash people of Hunza valley and Chitral.
Suris retained their title after conversion to Islam. They are also known as Shah kul or Shahukhel because of their royal lineage. There are Hindu Suris also but they are fused with Khatris and not identified with Rajputs anymore.The Janjuas of Punjab, the Junejas of India and the Junejos of Sindh are all descendants of Rajputs and not Arabs.
Most Pakistanis are of Hindu Indian descent even though they may claim to be. Aug 08, · The Janjua (also spelt Janjooa, Janjuha, Janjuah) is a caste found among the Sikh, Muslim and Hindu Rajput communities of Pakistan and India.
Demographics Janjuas are spread throughout the Punjab and in adjacent regions. The vast majority of Janjua are Muslim and live in eastern Pakistan where they are addressed by their hereditary title of Raja.
A Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, “son of a king”) is a member of one of the patrilineal clans of western, central, northern India and some parts of monstermanfilm.com claim to be descendants of ruling Hindu warrior classes of North India. Rajputs rose to prominence during the 6th to 12th centuries.
Until the 20th century, Rajputs ruled in the “overwhelming majority” of the princely. Hindu Janjua Rajputs try to marry their daughters into clans of higher rank than their own. The Rajput clans in Rajasthan have the highest status, so families want their daughters to marry men from that state.
Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, "son of a king") is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of geneological descent originating from the Indian monstermanfilm.com term Rajput covers various patrilineal clans historically associated with warriorhood: several clans claim Rajput status, although not all claims are universally.
Why do many Muslims have a Hindu last name Rajput?
Update Cancel. Answer Wiki. 6 Answers. For instance Pakistani cricketer cum current commentator Rameez Raja is a Janjua Rajput. He retains the title Raja.
Janjuas are descended from Janmejay, the son of Pareekshit, the son of Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun of Kuru clan. Why Hindu Rajputs.