17th Muharram Urs Shah Mohammed Afaq Delvi, Delhi

Shah Muhammad Afaq

Shah Mohammed Afaq Delvi was a Naqshabandi sheikh and his dargha is near Pul Bangash Metro Station On Roshan Aaraa Road Delhi.

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14th Muharram Urs Hazrat Khwaja Mumshad Dinawari, Dinawar, Iraq, 299AH/911CE

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Mumshad Dinwari, or Karimuddin Mun’im, was an early Sufi saint, a successor to Abu Hubairah Basri, seventh link in the Sufi silsilah of the Chishti Order, and the Master of Abu Ishaq Shami. There seem to be many versions of his name in English letters when transliterating from Urdu, Persian and Arabic. I have chosen Mumshad Dinawari as being the most correct as far as I can tell.

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1 September (CE Calendar) Urs of Gul Baba, Budapest Hungary, 1541CE

Dargha of Gul Baba Budapest, Hungary

From the museum website.

On the eastern slope of Rózsadomb the Tomb of Gül Baba reminds us of the time when the majority of Hungary was under Turkish reign. Suleiman I decided to invade the Castle of Buda on the spring of 1541 so it would not be seized by the Hungarian king.

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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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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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