15th August CE Assumption of Mary, Quds (Jerusalem)

Tomb of Mary in Cedron

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life is a defined dogma of the Catholic Church. The Feast of the Assumption, celebrated every year on August 15, is a very old feast of the Church, celebrated universally by the sixth century. It commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay–a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.

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1 Muharram 1442 – Kul Am Wa Antum Bikhayr – Hijri New Year

Kul am wa antum bikhayr – may each year greet you in good health

May this year, and every year greet you in good health. May Allah (swt) shower blessings on you and your families, Insha’Allah!

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1st Muharram Urs Hazrat ‘Allama Pirzada Mawlana Chaman Qadri, Bundi, India, 1434AH/2012CE

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Hazrat Allama Peerzada Mawlana Chaman Qadri (may Allah grant him a long life and sanctify his secret) was a master of the Qadri Tariqa, an embodiment of the Sunnah, and one of India’s foremost spokesmen for tolerance and interfaith dialogue. He was an advocate for peaceful co-existence in today’s trying times, and served as the Chief Qazi in Bundi, Rajasthan. He was also a member of the Waqf Board and Hajj Committee, President of the All-India Qaumi Ekta Committee and All-India Seerate Committee in Rajasthan. Hazrat Sahib spent more than a quarter of a century under the auspicious gaze of his paternal uncle, Hazrat Muzaffar Ali al-Hanafi (‘Dāta Sahib’).

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26th Dhul Hijja Urs Khalifa Hazrat Umar, Medina, 23AH/644CE

Tomb of Khalifa Umar bin al-Khattab (ra)

Umar bin al-Khattab, the Second Khalifa of the Muslims

Umar, also spelled Omar (Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب, translit.: `Umar ibn Al-Khattāb, Umar Son of Al-Khattab, born 579 CE, was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs (guardians) in history. He was a Sahabah or companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He succeeded Abu Bakr (632–634) as the second Rashid of the Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634. He was an expert Islamic jurist and is best known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the title Al-Faruq (“the one who distinguishes between right and wrong”). He is sometimes referred to as Umar I by historians of Islam, since a later Umayyad caliph, Umar II, also bore that name.

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24th Zul Hijja Urs Nizam Uddin Aurangabadi, Aurangabad, India, 989AH

Nizamuddin Aurangabadi (ra)

Among the most renowned saints in India Sheikh ul Islam wal Muslimin Hazrat khwaja Shah Nizamuddin Aurangabadi is counted as one of the prominent saints of India.

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