Urs of Sufi saint in Srinagar draws people from all faiths

Srinagar (J&K), July 08 (ANI): Reverberating with the verses of Holy Quran, the shrine of Hazrat Qazi Mir Syed Mohideen Kamali, located in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city became the abode of peace and tranquility as people cutting across religious lines came to attend the urs of holy saint. Devotees offered nightlong prayers to the saint and prayed for the fulfillment of their wishes. As a part of the celebration, Sufi scholars and Imams, the worship leader of a Mosque threw light on the life, religious services, teachings and spiritual strength of the saint, who devoted his entire life to serve humanity. With its eclectic emphasis on tolerance and peaceful coexistence, Sufism has been guiding the life of Kashmiris for nearly 700 years. Forming an integral part of people ethos for the last several centuries, even today the Sufi traditions play an important role in their lives and connote them with an understanding of the world in all its spiritual dimensions. The teachings of Sufi saints still reverberate in every nook and corner of the state and continue to inspire people to live in peace and harmony. Saint Hazrat Qazi Mir Syed Mohideen Kamali was also one among these Sufi saints whose message of oneness and brotherhood is still preached by the residents here. The holy celebration clearly indicates that the lesson of love and compassion that was once propagated by the Sufi saints is still having its roots deeply embedded in the culture and traditions of Jammu & Kashmir.

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