Book Name:Seerat e Data Ali Hajveri
Arrival in Markaz-ul-Awliya (Lahore)
Dear Islamic brothers! To call towards righteousness and forbid from evil is such a great deed that for its accomplishment Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, from time to time, sent His Prophets عَـلَـيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّـلَام to this world. Even the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم came to this world for this great purpose. After the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم the same task of presenting the call towards righteousness to Ummah and their training was taken over by the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم who were directly trained by the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
After the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم, the pious saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی brightened the hearts of the people with the luminosity of Islamic teachings in every age. Sayyiduna Daata Ali Hajwayri رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه also made this aim his habit and arrived in Markaz-e-Awliya (Lahore) to accomplish this important duty of calling towards righteousness. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه showed such qualities of knowledge and philosophy that the city which was drowned in the darkness of unbelief and polytheism, became a fort of Islam by the efforts of Sayyiduna Daata Ali Hajwayri رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه. By virtue of his good manners, good character and politeness many people had profound love for him in their hearts. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه stayed in Markaz-e-Awliya for approximately 30 years.
(Allah kay Khaas Banday, pp. 468)
During this period of time, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه became occupied with preaching Islam day and night. His perfect character, outstanding conversation, luminous personality and sayings that touch the hearts took people out of polytheism and immorality and put them on the path of guidance. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه laid the foundation stone for a Masjid near his residence in Markaz-e-Awliya (Lahore).
During the construction of this Masjid, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه himself worked like the labourers and contributed his part in the construction of this Masjid with great love and enthusiasm. It was the first Masjid in Markaz-ul-Awliya (Lahore) city which was constructed by a saint. (Allah kay Khaas Banday, pp. 469)
Sayyiduna Daata Ganj Bakhsh رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه served the religion with great love throughout his life, he gave the message of peace to those who were depressed