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  MAGRI A MARTIAL & A WARRIOR KASHMIRI TRIBE:

Also known and spelled as MAGRI, MAGRE & MAGREY. But the correct spelling is MAGRAY. Pleural of MAGRAY is MAGRES.  

Magri is a Martial Kashmiri tribe / Race / Caste of Rajput origion, they sprung from Kashtri-un-Nassal Rajput.Ladhay Magray was the forefather of Magray tribe. Magres accepted Islam at the hand of Syed Ali Hamdani in Twelveth Century. The first person who entered in Kashmir and settled there belonged to Magray tribe thus making Magray tribe, the founders of Kashmir. Magray tribe ruled over Kashmir for seven hundred years. They invited Mughals to enter Kashmir in order to end disturbances in the valley. However, subsequently Mughals were defeated and pushed back by the Magray tribe. Magray tribe is settled all over the world with majority in Kashmir Valley. In spite of being SARDARS of the time, people of Magray tribe felt proud to be called as MAGRAY. After acceptance of Islam in Twelveth century Magray tibe people followed Islam in true spirit, Lot of spirtual leaders / sufi/wali were born in the tribe. At the moment there are many Holy places/ Tombs of Magrays, which are visited daily by many people to pay respect. One of the popular shrine in Rajori is Bara (Twelve)Ghazi Qabar of Magray Pir. It is an honour for Magray tibe that Syed Ali Hamdani handed over his Alam and appointed Ladhey Magray his succcessor at the time of his death . Even Syeds established materimonial relationships with the people of the Magray Tribe.

VILLAGES & TOWNS IN   KASHMIR NAMED MAGRAY:

           1.Magray Village, District Bagh

            2. Magray City, Kuttan, Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad

           3.Magray Hills, Kanchikot, Rawalakot

           4. Magray Abad, Rawalakot

           5. Magray Gali, Lipa Valley, Muzaffarabad

           6. Magray Abad, Athmaqam,Kel road,Neelum Valley

            7. Magray Village,Motarin, khaigala, Rawalakot

           8.Kharl Magrayan,District Bagh

           9 Sardari Magrayan,Neelum Valley Muzaffarabad

          10.Magray Village Marchkot,Abbaspur

          11.Bandian Magray,Abbaspur

MEANINGS OF MAGRAY:

  Magray is an ancient word, Magray means, "The Martials" , "The Warriors ", "Military and war like people ". Magray is also spelled as Magrey, Magre and Magri, but the correct spelling is Magray. The plural of Magray is Magres.

HISTORRICAL BOOKS ON MAGRAY TRIBE:

All the historical books on Kashmir contain material on Magray tribe and their role in the history of Kashmir. Few of the historical Books are mentioned here for reference.  

1. Tariakh Magri by Shafi Magray

2.    Magray in the Eyes of History By Sajjad magray 

3.    Magray A Warrior Kashmiri Tribe     By Abdul Qayyum

4.   Valley of Kashmir   By Sir Walter Lirance

5. Imperial Gazettier of India   Govt of India

6.   Tribes and Castes of Kashmir   By Muhammad Din Folk

7   .Castes and Tribes of Poonch By Muhammad Din Folk

8. History of Kasmir By Khawaja Azamey

9.  History of Kashmir By Muhammad Hassan

10. History Kabeer Kashmir By Haji M.Mohiudin   

11. Raj Tarangi By Pandit Kahlan

12. Tareekh-e-Kashmir By Professors Nazir Ahmed Tashna

13. Kashmir in the Era of Muslim empires By Ghulam Hassan Khoyami

14. Tareekh-e- Malkan By Dr Sadiq Malik

15. Jalwa-e-Kashmir By Dr Sabir Afaqi

16   Baharistan-e-Shahi   A Chronocle Mediaeval of Kashmir

17.   Magray- The Martials and Warriors of Kashmir By Sajiad Latif Magray

18. Tareekh-e-Kashmir,Islamia By Dr Sabir Afaqi

19. Tareekh-e-Azmi By   M.Azam

  20. Tribal geography of India Jamu and Kashmir By Muhammad   Bashir Magray

  21. A New History of India and PakistanBy Quyyam Abdul

MAGRAY VILLAGES IN KASHMIR:

1. MAGRAY   VILLAGE   MOTARIN, RAWALKOT: This is a village comprising of about 400 houses, exclusively of the Magray Tribe. Road leading from Rawalkot to Tatrinote crossing point passes from this village. Few personalities of the village are:-

a.       Muhammad Waqar Magray

b.        Subedar   Muhammad Latif Magray

c.       Sajjad Latif Magray

d.       Rasheed Magray

e.       Yaqoob Magray

f.       waqas Magray

g.       faisal Magray

h.       Dilpazir Magray

i.       Muhammad Aamir Magray

j.       Bashir Magray

k.       Nasir Magray

l.        Yaseen Magray

m.       Imran Yaseen margay

n.       Shafi Magray

o.       Akram Magray

p.       Haroon Magray

q.       Sajjad Magray

r.       Muhammad Javed Magray

s.       Kabir Magray

t.       Kamran Magray

2.MAGRAY   HILLS    KANCHIKOT: This is a big village which starts from the Magray Market on Ali Sajad Road and goes to the top of Tolipeer, a prominent Hill top of Kashmir. Few personalities of the Magray Hills are:-

a.       Haji Aqal Hussain Magray

b.       Tariq Magray

c.       Ghulam Nabi Magray

d.       Gulzar Magray

e.       Havildar Yaseen margay

f.       Subedar Rafique Magray

g.       Hanif Magray

h.       Havildar Azam Magray

i.       Muhammad Ashraf Magray

j.       Kala Khan Magray

k.       Hakim din Magray

l.       Capt Yaqoob Magray

m.      Asghar Magray

n.     Sadique Magray

o.     Haji Abdullah Magr

3.MAGRAY   ABAD   RAWALAKOT: This is a small town in Rawalakot valley on Banjora Road in Barmang. Few of the personalities of the area are:-

a.       Abdul Majeed Magray

b.       Muhammad Arif Magray

c.       Muhammad Razaque Magray

d.       Muhammad Imtiaz Magray

e.       Muhammad javed Magray

f.       Muhammad Shoukat Magray

g.       Muhammad Riaz Magray

h.       Muhammad Ishaque Magray

i.       Muhammad Shakeel Magray

j.       Muhammad Jahangir Magray

k.       Muhammad Khurshid Magray

l.       Muhammad yaseen Magray

4.MAGRAY   VILLAGE   BAGH:

This village start from Magray city Lower Bela and extends tol the prominent Hill top of Kashmir Lasdana. This village comprises of 600 houses 100% of the Magray tribe people. Few personalities of the Magrtay village are:-

a.       Dr Mir Akbar Magray

b.       Gohar Magray           

c.       Abdul Hameed Magray

d.       Fazal Gohar Magray

e.       Aslam Magray

f.       Hayat margay

g.       Liaqat Ali Magray

h.       Ghulam Nabi

i.       Wali Noor Magray

j.       Sakhi Muhammad Magray

k.       Haseeb Magray

l.       Zaheer Abbas Magray

m.    Muhammad Rasheed Khan Magray

n.    Ashraf Magray

5.KHARL    MAGRAYAN:

It is a small area in District Bagh, people of Magray tribe are settled here. Few personalities of   the area are:-

a.       Muhammad Ashraf Magray

b.       Muhammad Farooq Magray

c.        Abdul Hameed Magray

d.       Gulfraz Magray

e.       Akram Magray

f.       Haji Hakeek Magray

g.       Muhammad Khurshid Magray

h.       Fazal Hussain Magray

i.       Shakeel Ahmed Magray

6.MAGRAY   GALI    LIPA:

A prominent Hilltop of Kashmir in Lipa valley. Few personalities of the area are lmentioned here:-

a.       Capt Ghulam Hussain Magray

b.       Ghulam Rasool Magray

c.       Pervaiz Magray

d.       Prof Kosar Magray

7.MAGRAY CITY KUTTAN:

  Few notables of the area are:-

a.       Mangta Magray

b.       Shahzaman Magray

c.       Arshad Magray

d.       Shahzaman Magray

e.       Ali Akbar Magray

f.       Asad Magray

g.       Matloob Magray

h.       Attique Magray

i.       Oamer Zaman Magray

j.       Amjid Magray

8.MAGRAY    ABAD    ATHMAQAM:

A SMALL TOWN IN Neelum valley on Kel Road near Athmaqam. Few personalities of the area are:-

a.       Muhammad Mustafa Magray

b.       Muhammad Khurshid Magray

c.       Muhammad Subhan Magray

d.       Shakeel Magray

e.       Ashraf Magray

f.       Mushtaq Magray

g.       Ghulam Hussain Magray

h.       Abid Magray

9.SARDARI   MAGRAYAN – REMOTE   AREA   OF   NEELUM   VALLEY:

10.MAGRAY   VILLAGE    MARCHKOT:

This is the larges village of Abbaspur town comprising of more than 1000 houses exclusively of the Magray Tibe. Few personalities of the village are:-

a.       Sher Akbar Magray

b.       Havildar Karim Magray

c.       Muhammad Sharif Magray

d.       Muhammad Afsar Magray

e.       Muhammad Rasheed Magray

f.       Manzoor Magray

g.       Muhammad Rafique Magray

h.       Muhammad Raheem Magray

i.        Saleem Magray

j.       Ali Akbar Magray

k.       Muhammad Azeem Magray

l.       Muhammad Yaqoob Magray

m.       Mubashar Salam Din Magray

n.       Sadique Magray

o.       Hameed Magray

p.       Kutab Dinb Magray

11.BANDIAN    MAGRAY: This is a remote village of Abbaspur town comprising of more than 500 houses   entirely of the Magray tribe. Few personalities of Bandian Magray are:-

a.       Muhammad Arif Magray

b.       Mir Akbar Magray

c.       Muhammad Bashir Magray

d.       Muhammad Ashraf Magray

e.       Muhammad Nazir Magray

f.       Sakhi Muhammad Magray

g.       Jalal Din Magray

h.       Muhammad Saddique Magray

i.       Shoukat Magray

j.       Rasheed Magray

HISTORY OF MAGRAY TRIBE

TWO BOOKS “MAGRAY THE MARTIALS AND WARRIORS OF KASHMIR”AND “MAGRAY IN THE EYES OF HISTORY”HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY SAJJAD LATIF MAGRAY .LAUNCHING CEREMONY   OF THESE BOOKS WAS HELD ON 1st FEB 08 AT PRESS CLUB RAWALPINDI   AND WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF AJ&K AND HIS CABINET MEMBERS.TITLE OF BOOKS ARE WRITTEN BY THE FOL KNOWN SCHALOURS AND HISTORIANS OF THE COUNTRY.

1. DR. M. ASHRAF QURESHI – CHAIRMAN DEPTT OF          KASHMIRIYAT PUNJAB UNIVERISTY LAHORE.

2. DR.SABIR AFAQI         – AUTHOR & HISTORIAN

3. DR.M.SADIQ MALIK     -AUTHOR & HISTORIAN

ORGANIZATIONS OF MAGRAY TRIBE:

1        MAGRAY SUPREME    COUNCIL:    IS THE

SUPREME BODY OF MAGRAY TRIBE,

EMPOWERED TO TAKE ALL SORT OF POLITICAL AND SOCIO ECONOMICAL DECISIONS IN THE BEST    INTEREST OF MAGRAY TRIBE.

2.       MAGRAY EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (REGD): PROMOTES EDUCATIONAL        ACTIVITIES IN THE TRIBE AND EVEN OUTSIDE THE MAGRAY TRIBE.

3. MAGRAY TANZEEM (REGD): WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE A    PLATFORM AND ORGANIZE THE MAGRAY TRIBE.

4.       MAGRAY WELFARE TRUST: LOOKS AFTER THE ILL, POOR AND NEEDY PEOPLE OF THE KASHMIR IN PARTICULAR AND PAKISTAN IN GENERAL.

5. MAGRAY FOUNDATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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