Urs of Amir-Kabir observed amid curfew and restrictions

Srinagar:  Amid restrictions and curfew, Urs of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) affectionately known as Shah-e-Hamdan or Amir-e-Kabir was observed at Khanqah Moulah in old Srinagar on Friday with religious fervor and enthusiasm.

Syed Ali bin Shahab-ud-Din Hamadani Abidi (1314-1384) also known as “Shah Hamdan” (King of Hamadan) or  Amir-i Kabir (the Great Commander) was a prominent Muslim scholar. He was very influential in spreading Islam in Kashmir and has had a major hand in shaping the culture of the  valley.

Witnesses told CNS that the number of devotees who visited the shrine recited verses of Holy Qura’n, which was followed by Duaiya Majlis. The Urs is observed on 6 Zil Hijjah every year.

Islamic scholars shed light on the life and achievements of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA). They expressed hope that the teachings of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA) shall remain alive in all times to come. (CNS)


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