659th Urs of Hazrat Ameer Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) observed with enthusiasm

Thousands attend Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah at Tral; scholars stress following teachings of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA)

TRAL: The 659th Urs of Hazrat Ameer Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA), popularly known as Shah-e-Hamadan, was observed on Thursday at Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah in the Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district with religious fervor and enthusiasm.
Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that thousands of devotees, including elders, women, and children, thronged Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah Tral to attend the annual Urs of Hazrat Ameer Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA). The relics of Ameer Kabeer (RA) were shown to the devotees.
The largest gathering was witnessed during Zuhr prayers on Thursday when people from different parts of the valley gathered to offer congregational prayers. People from dozens of villages in the Subdivision Tral and other parts of the valley, especially South Kashmir, offered prayers at Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah Tral. The relics of Hazrat Ameer Kabeer (RA) were displayed after every prayer throughout the day, and thousands of devotees eagerly awaited a glimpse of the holy relics.
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Moulana Hafiz Irfan Ahmad said that the annual Urs of Hazrat Ameer Kabeer (RA) Shah-e-Hamadan is observed on the 6th of Zil-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar at Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah Tral. He noted that religious preachers delivered lectures since Wednesday, highlighting the teachings of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA). A nightlong Shab Khawani, Darood Azqar, Khatmat-ul-Mozamaat, and Naat Khawani were also held during night-long prayers in connection with the Urs of Hazrat Ameer Kabeer (RA).
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-Hamadan (RA) will remain alive for all time. They emphasized that Shah-e-Hamadan, Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, spread the teachings of Islam and the word of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) throughout Kashmir.
Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani (1314–1384) was a Persian Sufi of the Kubrawiya order, a poet, and a prominent Shafi’i Muslim scholar. He was born in Hamadan and was buried in Khatlan, Tajikistan. He played a major role in spreading Islam in Kashmir and 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). He introduced the skills of famed handicrafts among the people for which Kashmir is famous worldwide.
“Today we observe the 659th birth anniversary of Shahi Hamdan (RA) to whom we are indebted,” Mirwaiz Mufti Shabir Ahmad said, adding that Shahi Hamdan (RA) traveled to Kashmir at the age of 63, navigating difficult hilly terrain along with 700 companions who spread Islam in Kashmir.

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