20 Rabbi ath Thani Grand Sheikh Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri al-Boutchichi 1438AH/2017CE Oujda, Morroco

Grand Sheikh Sidi Hamza

He passed on 18 January, 2017 (CE). Here we list his Urs date according to the Hijri calendar – 20 Rabbi ath Thani.

I spent a wonderful Mawlid at his Zawia many years ago. Beacon of love!

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19th Rabi ath Thani Urs Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India 1325CE

Nizamuddin Aulia Dargha

Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 – 1325 CE) also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in India. He was born in Badayun (east of Delhi), though he later settled in Delhi, where his shrine (Nizamuddin Dargah) is still located. His original name was Mohammed. He was the son of Ahmad Dainiyal, who came to Badayun from Ghazani in the year 1234-35. At the age of 20, Nizamuddin went to Ajodhan (the present Pak Pattan in Pakistan) and became the disciple of Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakkar. He was also the spiritual master of Amir Khusro.

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The Qawwali Photo Project – An Untold Story: Candid shots of Delhi’s mystic muses

Conceptualised in 2011 by Manjari Chaturvedi, founder of Sufi Kathak Foundation, Saket, this project features photographs by Dinesh Khanna, Mustafa Quraishi, and Leena Kejriwal. Continue reading

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15th-17th Rabi ath Thani Urs Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jilani, Baghdad, Iraq 1166CE/561AH

Mazar of Abdul Qadir Jilani

Al-Syed Muhiyudin Abu Muhammad Abdal Qadir al-Gilani al-Hasani wal-Hussaini (there are many variant spellings of his name) 0r simply known as Ghaus-e-Azam (470–561 AH) (1077–1166 AD) was a Persian Hanbali preacher, Sufi sheikh and the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order. He was born on the 20th Sha’ban in 470 AH, (March 18, 1077CE) in the Persian province of Gilan (Iran) south of the Caspian Sea.

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13 November (CE calendar) Hazrat Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, East Fallowfield, PA, 1986CE

Mazar in Fallowfield, PA

“Peace, unity, and equality…when we are in one place, when we live in one place, eat in one place, sleep in one place, disappear in one place, die in one place, when our final judgment is given in one place, and when we finally join together in heaven in one place, that is unity. Even when we go to that (final) place, we all live together in freedom as one family, one group. In this world and in the next world we live together in freedom, as one family of peace. This is Islam. If we find this way of peace, this is Islam.”
— M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

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