12 September – Urs of Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan (as) 2016CE, Munich, Germany

Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan

Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat Khan passed on to the next life on 12 September 2016 in Munich, Germany. He was the leader of the International Sufi Movement founded by his father Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan.The following is taken from a page formerly on the International Sufi Movement (ISM) web page (all spellings left as is)

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10th Muharram Urs Mirza Jan e Jana, Delhi 1195AH/1780CE

Mirzā Mazhar Jān-i Jānān Dargha in Delhi
Mirzā Mazhar Jān-i Jānān Dargha in Delhi

Mirzā Mazhar Jān-i Jānān (Urdu: مرزا مظہر جانِ جاناں), also known by his laqab Shamsuddīn Habībullāh (1699–1781), was a renowned Naqshbandī Sufi poet of Dehli, distinguished as one the “four pillars of Urdu poetry.”He was also known to his contemporaries as the sunnītrāsh, “Sunnicizer”, for his absolute, unflinching commitment to and imitation of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.

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10th Muharram Urs Hazrat Imam Hussain, Karbala, Iraq 61AH/680CE

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Hussain Shrine in Karbala

Hussain ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib was the son of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (ra) (final Rashidun Caliph and first Shia Imām) and Fātimah Zahrā (daughter of Muhammad (saw) and Khadija (ra)). Hussain is an important figure in Islām as he is a member of the Ahl al-Bayt (the household of Muhammad) and Ahl al-Kisā, as well as being a Shīa Imām, and one of The Fourteen Infallibles of Shīa Twelvers.

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Day of Ashura’a

(This is part of a Khutbah delivered a few years ago about
 forgiveness and fasting on the Day of Ashura'a)

When the Day of Judgment comes, we will without doubt all desire to steer clear from our sins and wish that we had done more good deeds that would be a cause for removal of our bad deeds.

Dear ones, of much interest to us these days should be the fasting of the 9th and the 10th of Muharram. Which will be today, and tomorrow, insha’allah. Rasul Allah (saw) said about the voluntary fasting on the Day of Ashura:

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Yawm Ashura’

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