Relics displayed to allay fears
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 27: The holy relics, retrieved from the revered Dastgeer Sahab (RA) shrine minutes before it was gutted in a tragic fire incident here on Monday, were displayed Wednesday to allay apprehensions about any damage caused to them.
Sajada Nasheen (custodian of the shrine) Syed Khalid Geelani displayed the holy relics, which were housed in the shrine named after 11th century saint Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), before reporters at his Khanyar residence here.
Geelani said the relics included a hair strand of Dastgeer Sahab (RA), Quranic verses written by Hazrat Ali (RA) on which the stamp of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is affixed, Quran manuscripts by Hazrat Abu Bakar Sidiq (RA) and a copy of hand-written Quran dating back 1400 years.
Sajada Nisheen on the occasion said that the Tabarkat will be displayed before the devotees during the Urs as per past practice.
He said the relics were displayed to clear any doubts about their safety. The revered 200-year-old shrine was gutted in a fire at Khanyar in old city on Monday.
The state government has ordered a probe by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir into the incident. It also announced that the shrine will be reconstructed as per the old design and architecture.
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