Famous Shrines

Data Darbar Ganj Bakhsh Hajveri, Lahore

Data Ganj Bakhsh Hajveri Shrine is considered one of the oldest shrines in South Asia and is located in the city of Lahore, west of Bhati Gate. Abdul Hassan Ali was born and earned the nickname “Data” for his selfless and generous character.

He played an extraordinary role in spreading religion throughout South Asia. He crossed the Indus River to the Caspian Sea and conveyed the message of Islam. Furthermore, he has a good education and is a disciple of Woolsey Sufism. Additionally, he attended the Sufi Al-Junaid School, founded by Junaid Baghdad, one of the great Sufi saints.

Data Darbar is the most significant shrine in Pakistan. It looks peaceful and peaceful, and people come here to rest. Jang Bakhsh, a white marble data cemetery built by Sultan Zakir Din Ibrahim Ghaznawi. Every year the urs events happen on 18th of safar to 20th of Safar

Pakistani Sufi followers gather at the Data Darbar complex during the three-day annual 'Urs' religious festival in Lahore on October 28, 2018. - The Data Darbar complex contains the shrine of Saint Syed Ali bin Osman Al-Hajvery, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh. (Photo by ARIF ALI / AFP)
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Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi Karachi

The tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi is the most visited in the country. Abdullah Shah Ghazi (Abdullah Shah Ghazi) was born in 720 AD in Medina, one of the holiest cities in Islam, and is a tribe of Bani Hashem with a long history. Descendants of the Prophet (May God bless him and give him peace). He was educated in Medina until he immigrated to Sindh as a businessman in 760.

He belongs to the Saadat family, one of the noblest families in Islam, and therefore received a warm welcome. He died in 773 and was buried by the sea in Karachi. His tomb was built on a high platform, but the royal tomb was under the stairs. His Mazar attracts a constant influx of believers for various reasons: preaching love and forgiveness and resisting tropical disasters. As shown by recent events, it seems to be working. 

Devotees pay tribute to the saints every year, saying that doing so can satisfy their wishes. A large-scale celebration to commemorate Abdullah Shah Ghazi (Abdullah Shah Ghazi) is also held here every December, which lasts more than three days.

Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sehwan Sharif

Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandi was known as Islamic Sufism in the 13th century. Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was born in Iran in 1177. He is a famous Sufi poet and writer who traveled throughout the Islamic world and later settled in Sahwan Sharif. Today, his body lies under a vast but detailed mausoleum.

During the trip, he visited Multan (a city in Pakistan) and met many wonderful saints, Bahauddin Zakaria, Fariduddin Gangeskar, and Jalaluddin Surkh Bush Bukhari. They became great companions and joined hands to spread the message of Islamic love and peace.

The tomb of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was built in 1356 and is decorated with unique patterns written in Sin German. Even the King of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi, added mirrors and gilded doors to the temple. A large number of believers visit here every Thursday. If you see during this time, you will hear Falun Gong (dhamal), which music is played with drums in Magrib every year the urs events happen on 18th of Shabaan.

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Sachal Sarmast Shrine, Khairpur

Sachal Sarmast (1739-1829) is a Sufi poet from Sindh, Pakistan. The saints are known as Shair-e-Haft Zaban (poet in seven languages) and Sartaj-us-Shuara. Furthermore, Sachal Sarmast was buried in Khairpur, Sindh. Abdul Wahab was born, and his familiar name Sachal Sarmast is his name: “Rohani Amin.” Through poems written in seven unique languages ​​(including Sindhi, Siriki, and Persian), he spread the message of heavenly love and the principles of mysticism. Therefore, his followers awarded him other titles: Haft al Zuban Shair (writer in seven languages) and Sartaj-us-Shuara.

There are nine types of his Persian poems, Divan i-Ashqar and Dard Nama, which mainly contain philosophical texts. He wrote poetry in several languages, the most famous being Sindhi and Saraiki. His real name is Abdel Wahab Farouqi, and his nickname is “Sachal” or “Sacho.” He used this pseudonym on his hair. Sachu means “sincerity,” and Sarmast means “ecstasy.” Sachal Sarmast means “true mystic” and can also be translated as “ecstatic saint of truth.” It is estimated that the sanctuary was built in 1330 AD. It is celebrated every June and attracts thousands of devotees.

Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria Shrine, Multan

The tomb of Bahauddin Zakaria is located in the center of Multan, in the northeast corner of the ancient fort in the center of the castle. Multan is known as the city of saints and is the last resting place of the famous Sufi saint Bahauddin Zakaria. The sanctuary is an easily recognizable building built in 1267 and made of red bricks. It resisted British rule but must be restored.

This building was built in the early and mid-13th centuries and represented the earliest example of a unique transnational architectural style. According to Mumtaz, “With its square plan, octagonal drum, central dome, and minaret, the type of shrine architecture to be endured in the lower Indus River was determined. 700 years ago” (Muttaz, Nos. 44-45) page). Although the temple was significantly damaged by British bombing on the site in 1848, Makhdoom Shah Mahmud faithfully restored it to its original foundation a few years later.

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Shah Rukn-e-Alam Multan

This octagonal mausoleum is the second largest in the world, reminiscent of the 14th Sheik Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath, considered one of Multan’s most famous Sufi saints. The tomb of Shah Rukn Alam is located in the center of Multan.

It is Sufi Sheik Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath (1251-1335) and dozens of followers and relatives’ tombs. Built-in between 1320 and 1324, it is usually classified as a significant landmark of Indo-Islamic architecture. It has inspired later monuments such as the Tugluk Mausoleum in Delhi and many shrines in Uch Sharif.

Every year the urs events happen on 11th ,12th and 13th of December.

Khawaja Ghulam Fareed Shrine Rajanpur

This beautiful tomb is owned by the famous 19th-century Punjabi Sufi poet Khawaja Ghulam Fareed, who is multilingual and belongs to the Chishti-Nizami Sufi order. Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Farid was born in 1261 (November 26, 1845 AD) in Kot Mithan (Pakistan), Chacharan, Sindh Province, to a family of Arab immigrants who came to the country. He was an outstanding scholar at the time and wrote several books.

He knows Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Braj Bhasha (Braji), and Saraiki. He is a poet of Saraiki and Urdu. He also wrote some poems in Sindhi, Persian, and Braji languages. He is an imperial poet. Opposed the British rule in Bahawalpur. In his verse, he said to Governor Bahawalpur: ” You rule yourself in your state and finish the police station of the British from your state.”

Every year the urs events happen from 25th Zilhajj to 10th of Muharram.

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Hyderabad

The mausoleum of Sindh’s greatest Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1689-1752), is in Hyderabad. Bhitai’s poems have been translated into many languages, equivalent to those of Persian poet Jalal al-Din Rumi.

The great saint, poet, and philosopher Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai was the son of Syed Habib Shah. The ancestors of Shah Latif moved from Herat to Sindh during the Tamer Lane and made it their home. Shah Latif (Shah Latif) began to write poetry when he was young.

Shah Latif wrote poems in the language of familiar people. He is also a great musician, simplifying the time’s music. He invented a simple musical instrument, “tamburu,” which is now well known throughout Sindh. Shah Latif died in Bhit Shah in 1752. The famous Sindhi King Ghulam Shah Kalhoro built a mausoleum on his tomb.  Shah Latif’s urs is held in the mausoleum on the 14th of Safar every year. People from all over Pakistan express their gratitude.

Shah Shams Tabriz, Multan

The tomb is said to be Shah Shams al-Tabrizi from the Sufi tribe, who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. Shams al-Tabrizi or Shams al-Din Muhammad (died 1248) was a Persian Muslim believed to be the spiritual teacher of Maulana Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi (also known as Rumi). He is revered in Rumi’s collection of poems, especially in “Divan al-Shams al-Tabrizi” (Shams Tabrizi’s Collection).

Traditionally, Shams taught in Rumi in Konya for many years and then retired in Khoy city (now in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran), where he died and was buried. UNESCO has nominated the tomb as a World Cultural Heritage Center.

A saint named Shams al-Tabrizi was also buried in Multan, Pakistan. The tombstones there clearly indicated that Shams al-Tabrizi himself was the spiritual guide of Rumi from Konya, Turkey. Every year the urs events happen on 1st ,2nd,3rd of June.

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Baba Bulley Shah, Qasoor

The mausoleum in this palace is the resting place of the Sufi poet Baba Bulley Shah in the 17th century. Baba Bulley Shah was a poet of Sufi Punjabi, believed to have lived between 1680 and 1758. His real name is Abdullah Shah, but his Bulley is his family title, the name he chose as a poet. Bulley Shah is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani (RA) ‘s descendants from Baghdad.

Very common in South Asian poetry, there is a signature line in his poem which contains his name. Bulley Shah moved to Kasur, now in Pakistan. The form of poetry used by Buhler Shah is mainly called “Kafi,” a style of Punjabi, Sindh, and Saraiki poetry used not only in Sindh and Sufis in Punjab but also among Sikhs. Bulley Shah’s writings portray him as a humanitarian who provides solutions to the social problems of the world around him in his life.

His spiritual master is Shah Inayat Qadri of Lahore. The ancestor of his Bulley Shah was Och Gilanian of Bahawalpur, and he is now part of Pakistan, even though his ancestors are from Uzbekistan. Hara moved. From there, his family moved to Malakwal, Pakistan, and then to Pandok, about 14 miles southeast of Kasur, Pakistan.

Every year the urs events happen on 26th ,27th ,28th of August.

Baba Farid.u.din Ganj Shakar

Baba Farid or Fariduddin Masud was born in 1188 (573 AH) in Kothiwal, 10 km from Multan in the Punjab region, to Jamal-ud-din Suleiman and Maryam Bibi (Qarsum Bibi), daughter of Wajih-ud-din Khojendi.

He was a Sunni Muslim and was one of the founding fathers of the Chishti Sufi order.Baba Farid received his early education at Multan, which had become a center for Muslim education. There he met his teacher Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, who was passing through Multan on his way from Baghdad to Delhi.

Once his education was over, he moved to Delhi, where he learned the Islamic doctrine from his master, Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. He later moved to Hansi, Haryana. When Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki died in 1235, Farid left Hansi and became his spiritual successor, and he settled in Ajodhan (the present Pakpattan, Pakistan) instead of Delhi.

Fariduddin Ganjshakar’s shrine darbar is located in Pakpattan, Punjab, Pakistan.

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