22 Dhul Hijjah Urs Khwaja Abudullah Ansari, Herat, Afghanistan, 481AH/1088CE

Herat – Tomb of Abdullah Ansari

Abu Ismaïl Abdullah ibn Abi-Mansour Mohammad or Khwajah Abdullah Ansari (1006-1088) was a famous Persian poet and Sufi. He was born and died in Herat (then Khorasan, now one of the cities of Afghanistan), and that is why he is known as Pir of Herat. He is also known as “Shaikul Mashayekh” [Master of (Sufi) Masters] and his title was “Shaikhul Islam”.

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August 1 Urs Murshida Rabia Martin, San Francisco, 1947CE

Murshida Rabia Martin

Hazrat Inayat Khan called Murshida Rabia Martin “the mother of the Sufi Movement in the United States.” She was the first Murshida initiated by Hazrat Inayat Khan and she established the Khanka in Marin County, California which later became a center for Murshid Samuel Lewis.

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12th Dhul Hijjah Urs of Hazrat Ahmad Shah Maududi, Herat, Afghanistan, 2018CE/1439AH

Third anniversary of a close friend and spiritual leader in the Chishti order in Afghanistan and world-wide. We remember many meetings in Delhi and in New Lebanon, NY.

Pir Zia Inayat Khan says:

Ahmad Shah with Pir Zia Inayat Khan at the Abode of the Message

The world lost a great mystical luminary today. Beloved Huzur Sayyid Ahmad Shah Chishti Maududi, a direct descendant of Khwaja Qutb ad-Din Maudud Chishti, was the international leader of the Chishti Order. Sayyid Ahmad Shah was an inspired poet, a profound scholar, and a revered spiritual teacher. Over many years, he graced the ‘Urs of Hazrat Inayat Khan in Delhi with his presence, traveling annually from Herat, Afghanistan. When I completed my book Mingled Waters, he did me the honor of writing the introduction. My last meeting with Huzur Sayyid Ahmad Shah was in Konya in July. Despite poor health, he was, as always, the essence of graciousness. I have no words to describe what Huzur Sayyid Ahmad Shah has meant to me. He was ‘ishq personified, an ocean of cosmic love. My consolation lies in the conviction that love is stronger than death. May Allah bless his soul to the utmost in heaven.

From https://www.pirzia.org/huzur-sayyid-ahmad-shah-chishti-maududi/
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Eid al Adha 1442 Mubarak

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Hajj perspective – Unity

Bayt Allah

Dhu’l Hijjah is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and of which the first ten days are filled with a blessing. That blessing is the yearly journey of 2 million pilgrims to Mecca to answer the call of our creator and sustainer to come to His house and perform the Hajj rituals culminating in Arafat and ‘Eid al Adha.

Performance of the Hajj is incumbent on every Muslim man and woman who is financially and physically able to do so. Those of us who remain at our homes urge our brothers and sisters on and perform other deeds of worship as we are able.

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