SrinagarThe 652nd Urs of Ameer-e-Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamadani was observed at Khanqah-e- Maula on Monday with religious fervor and devotion.
Syed Ali bin Shahab-ud-Din Hussayini (1314-1384) popularly known here as “Shah-e-Hamadan” (King of Hamadan) and Ameer-i Kabir (the Great Commander) was a Persian Sufi master and an illustrious scholar and reformer.
He was very influential in spreading Islam in Kashmir and has had a major hand in shaping the culture and economy of Kashmir valley.
He introduced not only Islam to Kashmiris but also the skills of famed Persian crafts amongst the people for which Kashmir is famous all over the world.
Every year, devotees in Kashmir observe his Urs and throng his Khanqah, situated on the banks of River Jehlum, in thousands.
On Tuesday as usual thousands of devotees visited the khanqah where they recited verses of Holy Quran and Awrad-e-Fateha, his treatise of duas.
The Urs is observed on 6th of Zil-Hijjah every year.
Islamic scholars shed light on the life and achievements of Ameer-e-Kabir (RA). They expressed hope that the teachings of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA) shall remain alive in all times to come.
The Urs was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Waqaf Board.
The Urs of Shah Hamadan (RA) was also observed with religious fervor at Khanqah Faizpanah, Tral in South Kashmir, Jinab Sahab Soura, Aasar Sharif Kalashpora, Kabamarg and Khiram Sirhama in Anantnag, Dooru Seer Hamdan, Aham Sharif Bandipora, Budgam, Kupwara and Bandipora.
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