Religious Aspect

Culturally, Islam guides most peoples’ lives from birth to death. It influences daily activities in profound ways, about 99.9% percent of the people of Tordher are Sunni Muslims. Local religious leaders are called Molana or Ustaz gi. Instructions and judgments of religious leaders are based on the word of God as cited in the Qur’an or the practices of Muhammad(PBUH). Their word is generally considered infallible even when it contradicts fairness and equity.
There are about sixty mosques in the village and several Islamic Schools called Madrassa.
Tordher is actually much famous for the fact that two reverred saints are buried here, whose tombs are visited by a large number of people including those from far flong areas. The saints are Miangul Baba and Sheikh Baba.


Mian Gul Baba

Also known as Tordheri baba, Mian Gul Baba is said to have been a man who would frequently remember Allah. Some miracles had taken place with him; that when his colleagues complained against him to a Khan of Toru( Mardan), that he is not doing his guard duties in fields at night time.
There seems a connection of its name with Toru.People of Tordher quote those miracles that how the jackals were found sticking to the corn plants in the morning after night in which Miangul Baba had to perform the duty. It is said that the same Khan, in whose lands he was working as a tenant, had then given him a large chunk of land, so that the Serai Mosque and a graveyard of the same name are still to be seen in the village.
This saint died in 1781 and is buried in Tordher, at a short distance from the Central Chowk on the road to Tano. A grand tomb and Mughal style building stands above it, the construction of which have been financed by a person of India when he healed from his skin problems after he had come and prayed here, about a century earlier. He belonged to somewhere in the present day India.

Sheikh Baba

Actual name of Sheikh Baba was Hazrat Muhammad Shoaib, and he belonged to a religious family. He is said to have taken part in the unfortunate battle of the local tribes assisted by the king of Afghans, against Sikhs at Pir Sabaq, Nowshera, in March 1823 and succumbed to the wounds received in this battle shortly afterwards. That defeat led to the Sikh occupation of Peshawar and Afghan rule thus came to an end. He had fought bravely in it and has been quoted as to have killed many Sikhs.


A religious seminary named "Jamiah Mazharul Islam" was established in the heart of the village in 1957, by the senior Deoband taught scholars of the province like Maulana Ghos Bakhsh Hazarvi, Muaulana Faqir Muhammad of Palo Dhand, and it is still providing the religious education to students.
A number of other such Madrassas are also providing religious education including the one present besides the Mian Eeesa Laar near BHU stop.
A good enough system has been maintained in the Minaar Masjid for the religious education of children.