807th Urs of Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz (RA) celebrated

A large number of people participated in special prayers organised by Shah family of Bunastan, Kishtwar, under the guidance of president Anjuman Tablig-ul-Islam Jammu province, Haji Fareed Ahmed Shah.

TAHIR NADEEM KHAN YUSAFZAI
Kishtwar, Publish Date: Mar 15 2019 4:14AM | Updated Date: Mar 15 2019 4:22AM
807th Urs of Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz (RA) celebratedGK Photo
Like in many parts of the country, the 807th Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Moin-ud-Din Chisti (RA) of Ajmer Sharif, popularly known as Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz, was celebrated at Kishtwar with great enthusiasm and religious fervour.
A large number of people participated in special prayers organised by Shah family of Bunastan, Kishtwar, under the guidance of president Anjuman Tablig-ul-Islam Jammu province, Haji Fareed Ahmed Shah.
On the occasion, religious scholars threw light on the life of Khawaja Moin-ud-Din Chisti (RA), who during his lifetime, preached and enlightened the people about peace, prosperity and brotherhood.
Speaking on the occasion, president Anjuman Tablig-ul-Islam Jammu, said, “My family are massive flowers of Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz and visit Ajmer Sharief every year to participate in the annual Urs.”
"My family, in the year 1970, unanimously decided to hold the Urs at Kishtwar. Every year since then, we have celebrated the annual Urs,” he said, adding that people from all strata of life participated in the Urs on Thursday.
He further said that history is the testimony to the preaching of Khawaja Gareeb Nawaz. "He (Khawaja) had migrated from Saudi Arabia to India with an aim to teach and impart religious education to the poor and downtrodden. He enlightened them with the knowledge and helped them to understand the meaning of life and its importance." 
Khwaja Jamal Din Dar, Haji Ghulam Rasool Shah, Nayiaz Ahmed Dev, Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Mansoor Shah, Nisar Ahmed Shah, Tousif Kripak, Syed Zakir Hussain, Haji Mushtaq Ahmed Shah and Khursheed Ahmed Kitchloo, among others were also present on the occasion. 

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