The sanctuary

Nizamuddin’s shrine and the dergah complex is a source of comfort. Each time I have been there, I have felt uncanny sense of comfort…

Data Darbar – the Urs begins

Originally uploaded by Jahane Rumi “The heart is the seat of knowledge and is more venerable than the Kaaba. Men are forever looking at…

Baba Farid’s shrine and the barbarians within us

This morning arrived with the shocking news of the recent barbarity played out in Pakpattan (formerly known as Ajodhan) when two criminals left bombs…

The legend of Shah Ghazi of Karachi

Published in The Express Tribune By Aroosa Masroor While a good portion of the city’s residents felt compelled to move from the coastline, worried…

Images from Data Saheb’s Shrine

Saw this news item today – “Data Sahib’s 963rd urs concludes: Around 500,000 attend final prayers”.The news item reported that around 0.9 million visited…

Shaikh Ali Hujwiri – Data Saheb of Lahore

Originally uploaded by¬†Jahane Rumi The shrine of Shaikh Ali Hajweri, Data Ganj Bakhsh, or Data Sahib is a landmark of sorts in the subcontinent.…