Allama Syed Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari is an emerging scholar and a leader of the Jamiat Ahle-Hadith, based in Sahiwal. His life revolves around 3 basic acts - giving sermons, going for a Hajj or Umrah every year, and opposing the PPP. Allama Syed Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari has on several occasions labeled Zaki Chaudry - the party's district president, his leaders, and his party as a whole, as the collective voice of Satan in Sahiwal.
Two weeks ago, when Allama sahab came back from his yearly trip to Mecca and Madina, he appeared to be under considerable stress. Many around him inquired as to what exactly seemed to be on his mind and how they could help. Allama sahab, in return, asked his many, many supporters to prepare the stage for a public gathering on the 10th of September.
Invitations were sent, the tent was put up, the stage was set. Allama Syed Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari was due to speak in 45 minutes. The front row of the audience, red sofas, whilst everybody else squatted on the floor, was occupied by the President of the Anjuman-i-Tajiran Sahiwal city, the proprietor of a major ghee mill, and a local landlord. After recitation from the Holy Quran and a Naat, Allama Syed Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari came to the stage, and began to unburden his mind.
"I walked out to the courtyard of Masjid-e-Nabwi, and fell asleep on the marble floor. In my dream, I saw a woman with her back to me, she was dressed in a white abaya, with white gloves, and white shoes. As I approached her, she turned, and smiled. It was none other than Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed.
(silence in the crowd).
'Allama Sahab', she said, 'This is not the time; I will visit you again'.
I woke up, my forehead clammy, my arms and legs trembling. I did not understand what was happening. Two hours later, she visited me again. Mohtarma, dressed in white, smiling, asking me to gather my strength for an arduous task. TO GATHER THREE PEOPLE!
(he names two out of the three sitting in the front row, adding that he's forgotten the name of the third person Mohtarma had mentioned, his volume rising with each word)
TO GATHER ALL MY OTHER FRIENDS FOR A LONG FIGHT AGAINST DARKNESS, INJUSTICE, AND KUFR, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF ISLAM; TO OPEN AN ELECTION OFFICE IN SAHIWAL CITY ANDDDDD TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF ISLAM WITH THE HELP OF THE PAKISTAN PEOPLES PARTY!!! "