In the Aurangabad district in Bihar, some Muslims claimed that their ancestors were Hindus. State Minority Welfare Minister Jama Khan said that his ancestors were Hindus. Similar confessions have started coming from other villages of Bihar as well. Even the Muslims in Piru village of Haspura block of Aurangabad district have admitted that their ancestors were Hindus, Dainik Jagaran reported.
(Photo of Mohammed Faiz Khan, a resident of Chhattisgarh. He said that he is a devotee of Lord Ram and traveled the distance on foot to reach before the Bhoomi Poojan of Ram Mandir. He said, “I might be a Muslim but my ancestors were Hindu.”)
Amanullah Khan, a resident of Piru village, wrote a 100-page Urdu book - 'Peeru Gaon: Ek Taaruf' based on how his ancestors were Hindu. He published this book in the year 2000. Reporter of Dainik Jagran met Amanullah Khan and Shahnawaz Khan, residents of Piru, and tried to understand about their history. Both have claimed that in the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1351-1388, Mathura Chaudhary, resident of Bambai (Kler, Arwal), converted to Islam and became Ghulam Mustafa Khan. In the reign of Aurangzeb, in 1659-1707, Kamal Nayan Singh of Bombay converted to Islam and became Nasiruddin Haider Khan. The descendants of both of them live in Piru today, and they have no hesitation in accepting this fact. "It is said that the truth will remain the truth, so to tell my generations that their ancestors were Hindus, wrote the said book," Amanullah Khan said.
Shahnawaz Khan said that except Syed, the ancestors of almost all Muslims (about 80 percent) are Hindus. Present Muslims were converted from the Hindu religion. Our blood belongs to those people who were Hindus earlier, Shahnawaz Khan added.