25 Rajab Urs Yadgar Chishti Ajmer Sharif

Dome of Dargah Sharif Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

At the moment this is all I have on Hazrat Yadgar Chishti, his initial meeting with Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. It is a wonderful story. If you know more about him please send it to me via the reply at the bottom of the blog posting.

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25 Rajab Urs Fakhruddin Gurdezi Ajmer 642AH/1245CE

Dargah

Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi was Hussaini syed born in 544 hijri at Gurdez. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) and Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A.) were first cousins and spiritual brothers. Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Gurdezi (R.A.) was also the Khadim-e-Khas of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A). He used to attend on Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) day in and day out, Therefore, he and his descendants the present Khadim community took pride and deemed it an honour to be called “Khadims” of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A).

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22nd Rajab Urs Imam Jafar al Sadiq, Mecca, 148AH/765CE

Gravesite at Jannat-ul-baqi

Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (Arabic: جعفر بن محمد الصادق‎) was a descendant of Muhammad and a prominent Muslim jurist. He is revered as an Imam by the adherents of Shi’a Islam and as a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by Sunni Muslims. The Shi’a Muslims consider him to be the sixth Imam or leader and spiritual successor to Muhammad. The internal dispute over who was to succeed Ja’far as Imam led to schism within Shi’a Islam. Al-Sadiq was celebrated among his brothers and peers and stood out among them for his great personal merits.He is highly respected by both Sunni and Shi’a Muslims for his great Islamic scholarship, pious character, and academic contributions.

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16th Rajab Urs Rukn Uddin Abul Fateh – Multan, Pakistan 735AH/1334CE

Tomb in Multan, Pakistan

Shaikh Ruknuddin Abul Fateh, also known as Shah Rukn e Alam of Multan was initiated into the Suhrawardi order by his father, Shaikh Bhauddin Zakaria. He also trained his younger brother, Hazrat Makhdoom Shaikh Imaduddin Ismail Qureshi(Quraishi) Asadi al Hashmi , who was one of the pioneers of Islamic preachers in Allahabad district. . Shah Ruknuddin kept his brother always with him and even in his visits to Delhi at the call of Alauddin Khilji. When Shah Ruknuddin visited Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya, his younger brother Shaikh Ismail was with him and asked some questions from both the holy men.

Shah Ruknuddin died in AD 1334. He is buried in Multan, Pakistan.

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Sufism in Pak in contested space

Book Title: Soul Rivals: State, Militant and Pop Sufism in Pakistan Author: Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Ranjit Powar Nadeem Farooq Paracha might have well picked another name for his tongue-in-cheek narrative, Soul Rivals: State, Militant and Pop Sufism in Pakistan. The Church and the State have always

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