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Pakistani pilgrims pay respects at Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya’s shrine in India


A delegation of Pakistani Zaireen (pilgrims) on Monday visited the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (RA) in India’s New Delhi to participate in the 718th annual urs of the Sufi saint.

“This evening, Pakistani Zaireen accompanied by Cd’A [charge d'affaires] Aftab Hasan Khan and diplomats from the Pakistan High Commission in India, placed the traditional Chaddar at the Shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (RA) in Delhi,” said an official statement.

A group of 60 Pakistani pilgrims led by Joint Secretary Amjad Ali from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith harmony is in Delhi to participate in the annual urs being from November 18-25, it added.

Pakistani Zaireen accompanied by Cd’A Aftab Hasan Khan placed the traditional Chaddar at the Shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (RA) in Delhi, today. Around 60 Pakistani Zaireen participated in the 718th annual Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (RA). pic.twitter.com/nQLIO6rnlT
— Pakistan High Commission India (@PakinIndia) November 22, 2021

The delegation was welcomed by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami and other notable members of the Dargah Committee upon their arrival at the shrine.

After placing the Chaddar, prayers were offered.

At the Dargah Sharif, the delegation was welcomed by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami & other notable members of the Dargah Committee. After placing the Chaddar, dua was offered. pic.twitter.com/rpYLdrChWl
— Pakistan High Commission India (@PakinIndia) November 22, 2021

Nizami also did the dastaarbandi (traditional turban) of the Cd’A and the group leader of pilgrims on the occasion. Pilgrims also visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA), which is located in the same compound, and offered prayers.

Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami did the dastaarbandi (traditional turban) of the Cd’A and the group leader of Zaireen on the occassion. The Zaireen also visited the Dargah of Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA), which is located in the same compound, and offered dua. pic.twitter.com/3BNgAs8pPm
— Pakistan High Commission India (@PakinIndia) November 22, 2021

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (RA) was the third spiritual successor of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA).

He is famous for his love for humanity as a means of realising love with the Creator. His followers are all across South Asia, including Pakistan.

His urs is attended by devotees from several countries. Pakistani pilgrims attend the annual urs under the framework of the 1974 India-Pakistan Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines.


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