25 Rajab Urs Fakhruddin Gurdezi Ajmer 642AH/1245CE


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). Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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27 March (CE Calendar) Mela Chiraghan-Urs Hazrat Shah Hussain-Madho Lal Hussain-1599CE Lahore


Shah Hussain (1538 – 1599) was a Punjabi Sufi poet and Sufi saint. He was the son of Sheikh Usman, a weaver, and belonged to the Dhudha clan of Rajputs. He was born in Lahore (present-day Pakistan). He is considered a pioneer of the kafi form of Punjabi poetry. Continue reading

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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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An evening of Sufi and Qawwali music in Bengaluru

Nizami Bandhu bring the 750-year-old legacy of Sufi and Qawwali music in a performance in the city

Source: An evening of Sufi and Qawwali music in Bengaluru

By  Ranjani Govind

March 21, 2019 12:17 IST
Updated: March 21, 2019 16:22 IST

Nizami Bandhu from the Sikandra Gharana boasts of a 750-year-old legacy. Led by Ustad Chand Nizami with Shadab Faridi Nizami and Sohrab Faridi Nizami, the artisteswill perform at a fund raiser for the Indian Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in Bengaluru on March 22. “We will perform songs by Bulleh Shah, Rumi, Amir Khusro, saints Meera, Kabir and Surdas,” says Chand Nizami in his Urdu-laced Hindi over the phone from Delhi. “We dedicate our programme to the IT capital, Bengaluru where work-stressed professionals and music lovers can mingle with the mystics for a meditative session.” Continue reading

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