Amroha is the headquarters of the newly created district of Jyotiba Phule Nagar, situated 30 km from Moradabad. It is said that this city was built 3,000 years ago by Amarjodh, the king of Hastinapur. Later Amroha was rebuilt by Amba Devi who was sister to Prithvi Raj, the king of Delhi. Afterwards it became the state of Tyagis who ruled here till the arrival of Mughals. Mangoes and fish are available in abundance here. It is also said that when General Sharafuddin came here and local people presented him mangoes and fish. Thus he named the city as Aam-Rohu which is now known as Amroha. The important places of Amroha are Vasudev Mandir and Tulsi Park, Bayen ka kuan, and Mazzar Shah Wilayat Sahib.
Arrivals of Muslims in Amroha
The earliest arrival of Muslims in Amroha was associated with Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi in 1192. The tomb, of Sufi saint Hazrat Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat is located in Amroha. Hazrat migrated from Wasti, Iraq via Multan. The dargah stands in a large enclosure filled with graves of his descendants. A legend says that within the temple area scorpions inflict no harm.
Citizens of Amroha are predominantly Muslim Naqvis & Taqvis, tracing their lineage back to Hazrat Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat. Hazrat was a direct desendant of Imam Ali Al-Naqi), a highly respected religious figure in India during the early development of Islam in the Indian subcontinent.
Arrivals of Amrohvis in Pakistan
During the Partition of subcontinent, similar to other cities in northern India, many Muslim residents migrated to Pakistan, either by force or by choice. They established a community center in Karachi named Markaz Sadat-e-Amroha, a school named Shahwilayat Public School and a residential area named Sadat-e-Amroha Cooprative Housing Society