Srinagar, Jul 6: The 657th Urs of Hazat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA), popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdani and Amir-e-Kabir (RA) was on Wednesday observed with religious zeal and enthusiasm at Khanqah-e-Moula in Srinagar.
The annual Urs of Shah-e-Hamdan is observed on 6th Dhu al-Hijjah in Islamic calendar.
According to reports, thousands of devotees including men, women and children thronged the shrine to participate in congregational prayers.
A nightlong Shab was also observed at the shrine in connection with the Urs.
During the special congregational prayers held today, the 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-Hamdan (RA) shall remain alive in all times to come.
The Urs of Shah Hamdhan (RA) was also observed with religious fervor at Khankah Faizpanah Tral, Jinab Sahab Soura, Aasar Sharif Kalashpora, Kabamarg and Khiram Sirhama in Anantnag, Dooru Seer Hamdan, Aham Sharif Bandipora, Budgam, Kupwara and Bandipora.
Syed Ali bin Shahab-ud-Din Hamadani Abidi (1314-1384) also known as “Shah Hamdan” (King of Hamadhan) and as Amir-i-Kabir (the Great Commander) was a Persian Sufi and a prominent Muslim scholar. He was very influential in spreading Islam in Kashmir and has had a major hand in shaping the culture of the Kashmir valley. He also introduced the skills of famed handicraft amongst the people for which Kashmir is famous all over the world.
Meanwhile, the district administration and the Muslim Waqaf Board had made arrangements for the devotees.
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