Valley Celebrates Urs Hazrat Gousul Azam (RA)


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FAITH. Amid shutdown call and restrictions, people thronged shrine of Hazrat Gousul Azam (RA) in Khanyar on Friday. Photo By: Bilal Bahadur

Amid shutdown call given by Hurriyat (G),  JKLF and restrictions imposed by government in eleven police stations of Srinagar, Urs of revered saint, Gous-us-Samadani, Hazrat Sheikh Mohi Ud Din Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA) was celebrated with religious fervor and dignity.

Age No Bar. A child on a shoulder of her mother witnessing the holy relic of Hazrat Gousul Azam (RA) on Friday. Photo By: Bilal Bahadur

Braving restrictions and rains, people from nearby areas managed to reach the shrine at Khanyar and Sarai Bala Srinagar, where they witnessed the holy relic of the saint

This was first annual congregation after last year’s devastating fire that engulfed the shrine. Miraculously the holy relics were saved.

Born on Wednesday, the 10th of Rabi al-Thani in 470 A.H (1077 CE) in Geelan, west of Iran in the house of  Sayyid Abdullah-Az-Zahid (R.A) and Umm-ul-Khair Fatima, Gousul Azam’s lineage finally meets the last prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W), both from maternal as well as paternal side.


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