16th Rabi ul Awwal Urs Hazrat Zia Hassan Jili-ul-Kaleemi, Tolichowki, Hyderablad

Mazar of Zia ul Hassan Jili ul Kalimi © 2012 Imam Salim Chishti

Chishti Shajada Nasheen, Hyderabad , India, father to Pir SM Rasheed ul Hassan Jili ul Kalimi (ra) who passed in December of 2013.

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14th Rabi ul Awwal Urs Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Mehroli, New Delhi, 633AH/1235CE

Mazar of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Khaki at the Dargha in Meroli. (Photo credit: Imam Salim Chishti (c)2009)

Considered one of the great saints in the Chishtiya lineage in India. His Dargha complex and Mazar in the Mehroli district of Delhi is a point of pilgrimage for many who come to India and from all parts of India.

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13th Rabi ul Awwal Urs Ala Uddin Sabir- Kaliyar Dist. Rurki UP 690AH

Dargha of Alauddin Sabir (Baba Sabir) in Kaliyar, UP, India

The arrival of Khwaja Makhdoom Alauddin Ahmed Sabir Pak popularly known as “Baba Sabir” at Kaliyar unfolds some interesting episodes of his life. It is said that after his father’s death, Sabir’s mother Hazrat-e-Hazra brought him to Pakpattan in 1204 A D where her brother Baba Farid lived. Eleven-year-old Sabir could make unusual predictions. One day, he predicted his grandfather’s death. Astonished by this revelation, his uncle asked: “Sabir, when you are here, how can you predict your grandfather’s death, who lives in Baghdad?” Sabir told his maternal uncle: “Right now when I was meditating, I saw my father’s face. He pointed his three fingers towards me which signals death.” Baba Farid believed him and said: “Child you are a saint by birth.” Thereafter, Baba Farid decided to teach Sabir lessons on worldly wisdom and declare him a scholar.

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12th Rabi ul Awwal Mawlid (Milad) Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa Rasul Allah (saw), Medina 11AH/632CE: The prophetic character – The Times of India

In February of 2011 Sadia Dehlvi wrote this wonderful article on the character of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). I thought it would be good to repeat the post here on the day of his (saw) birth (mawlid). I hope you enjoy this re-post from her in the Times of India.

The prophetic character

Prophet’s (saw) tomb in Medina Munawara

SADIA DEHLVI, Feb 16, 2011, 12.00am India Standard Time

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I love the month of Rabi ulAwwwal, and look forward to hosting and attending Milad celebrations, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad.

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7th Rabi ul Awwal Urs Miyan Mir – 1045AH/1635CE

Miyan Mir’s Dargha/Mazar in Lahore, Pakistan

Baba Sain Mir Mohammed Sahib (c. 1550 – 11 August 1635CE/1045AH), popularly known as Mian Mir, was a famous Sufi saint who resided in Lahore, specifically in the town of Dharampura (in present-day Pakistan). He belonged to the Qadiri order of Sufism. He is famous for being a spiritual instructor of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. He is identified as the founder of the Mian Khail branch of the Qadiri order.

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