History of Kaka Khel

Kakahels were a little known clan before the late 13th century (because before they were known as the descendents of imam e qain (r.a) who ruled up to 13 years over mazandran (Iran). He was a preacher of fiqh zadia and his shrine is still in qain (iran) and he is known as imam e qain). This was because the number of Kakakhels had not reached the numerical threshold to be recognized beyond their immediate borders. In the late 19th and 20th century, Kakakhels started gaining prominence as their numbers grew and also because they were one of the first people in Pakistan to acquire modern education. The education in addition to their righteous nature gave them a highly esteemed position in Pukhtoon society. They were often called upon by the waring tribes as moderators and arbitrator in order to settle long standing disputes and blood feuds.

Kakakhels were in the forefront in the fight against Sikhs. A number of them took arms and joined fellow Pukhtoons in order save their homeland from an invading army.

During the British Raj, Kakakhels made a number of contributions to society. They proved to be highly competent civil contractors, soldiers, diplomats and police officers.

Kakakhels played a major role in independence movements. A great many Islamic scholars with expert knowledge in Shariah were Kakakhels. Today there are many great Islamic Scholars among Kakakhels. In addition, there are a large number of Kakakhel engineers, doctors, agricultural-specialists, professors, advocates, barristers. Others in fields such as art, literature, and the military forces of Pakistan present their talents.

Kakakhels have served their mother language "Pashto" more than any other tribe in Pustoon culture. They were also interested in Persian language about 70–80 years before but they had more passion for Pashtoo. In every age there is a writer or poet in "Pashtoo" literature from Kakakhels. In the beginning of the 20th century all the writers of Kaka sahib formed a union called "Milliah Rehamkaria". This union donated a library, which contained about 4000 books, daily newspapers and weekly magazines. A pashtoo dictionary with 45,000 words and proverbs, their translations and summary was also compiled and published by a Kakakhel writer, "Mian Bahadur Shah Zafar".

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