The annual Urs of Hazat Amir Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA), popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan, was observed at Khanqah -e-Faiz Panah in south Kashmir’s Tral on Tuesday with religious fervor and enthusiasm.
A large number of devotees thronged the shrine where they recited verses of Qura’n, followed by Khatam-e-Sharief, Naats and supplications, said an eyewitness.
Eyewitness added that Mirwaiz Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah Tral, Moulana Umar Attari and other religious preachers delivered their lectures after Isha prayers and highlighted the teachings of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA).
In the morning, holy relics of Ameer e kabeer were shown to the devotees.
It is pertinent to mention here that Urs Shah e Hamdan is being observed on 6 Zil Hijjah across valley except Watchi shopian where it is being celebrated on 7th of Zil Hijjah.
Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani (1314–1384) was a Persian Sufi of the Kubrawiya order, a poet and a prominent Shafii Muslim scholar. He was born in Hamadan, and was buried in Khatlan Tajikistan. He played a major role in spreading Islam in Kashmir and he has also influenced the culture of the Kashmir valley. He was known as Shah-e-Hamadan (“King of Hamadan”), Amir-i Kabir (“the Great Commander), and Ali Sani (Second Ali).