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Muhammad Ismail Shahid

Birth:1779

Death:1831

The Indian Muslim reformer who was martyred at Balakot, fighting against the Sikhs. A disciple of Sayyid Ahmad and a grand son-in-law of Shah Waliullah, he joined the holy war (Jihad) led by Sayyed Ahmad in 1824-26 against the Sikhs. Ismail assumed the leadership of the mujjahidin in 1830, but lost his life in the battle against a superior Sikh force.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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