23rd Dhul Hijja Urs Sadar Uddin Arif, Multan, Pakistan, 684AH

Mazar of Sadar-uddin-arif in Multan

The sheikh appears in the Chishti and Sohrawardi silsilat but I have found no other written information about him. The picture is of the tomb in Multan.

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22 Dhul Hijjah Urs Khwaja Abudullah Ansari, Herat, Afghanistan, 481AH/1088CE

Herat – Tomb of Abdullah Ansari

Abu Ismaïl Abdullah ibn Abi-Mansour Mohammad or Khwajah Abdullah Ansari (1006-1088) was a famous Persian poet and Sufi. He was born and died in Herat (then Khorasan, now one of the cities of Afghanistan), and that is why he is known as Pir of Herat. He is also known as “Shaikul Mashayekh” [Master of (Sufi) Masters] and his title was “Shaikhul Islam”.

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19th August Urs of Joe Miller d. 1992CE

Joe and Guin Miller

Joe Miller (1904 — 1992) was an American mystic best known for his Thursday Morning Walks in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with his wife Guin during the 1970s and 1980s. Joe was widely respected for his spiritual clarity and Dr. Evans-Wentz, the original translator of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and other sacred Mahayana texts, considered Joe Miller “the only man he had met in the West who understood the Doctrine of the Clear Light.” Joe was a close friend of Samuel L. Lewis who upon his deathbed asked Joe to “Take care of my disciples.” Joe provided spiritual guidance to Sam’s disciples, and many others, until his death in 1992.

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17th Dhul Hijja Urs Khalif Hazrat Usman (Uthman) – Medina, 656CE

Grave of Hazrat Usman at Janat al Baqi, Medina

Uthman ibn Affan (Arabic: عثمان بن عفان‎, strict transliteration: ʻUthmān ibn ʻAffān) (c. 579 – 656CE) was one of the companions of the prophet, Muhammad. He played a major role in early Islamic history as the third Sunni Rashidun or Rightly Guided Caliph.

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15th August CE Assumption of Mary, Quds (Jerusalem)

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Tomb of Mary in Cedron

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life is a defined dogma of the Catholic Church. The Feast of the Assumption, celebrated every year on August 15, is a very old feast of the Church, celebrated universally by the sixth century. It commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay–a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.

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