Abdullah Shah Ghazi
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Abdullah Shah Ghazi (Arabic: عبد الله شاه غازى ) is considered to be patron saint of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He is widely revered in Pakistan. His tomb is also a revered Sindhi shrine especially for the Bawarij Sindhi Muslims and the Samma tribe.
There are two versions about Abdullah Shah Ghazi.
The first version states that Abdullah Shah Ghazi was Syed Abu Muhammad Abdullah Al Ishtar from the lineage of the Prophet Muhammad from the linage of Hasan Ibne Ali Ibne Abu Talib.citation needed According to historian Suhail Zaheer Lari, he was the son of Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya.2 He was born in Medina in 720 and arrived in Sindh in 760 as a merchant and brought with him a large number of horses purchased from Kufa, Iraq. He was given a warm welcome as he belonged to a saadat family, the noblest in Islam.
He died in 773 near the sea while dressed in war attire. He was buried atop a hill in Karachi, where his remains remain.
In December each year, a great festival is held at the shrine for 3 days marking the anniversary of Abdullah where Muslims from all factions come in large number. The festival is enjoyed even by some non-Muslim as the saint is revered by all for preaching love, tolerance and politeness.
Many people claim to have been granted their wishes at the shrine and it is the centre for people who throng the shrine all year round. Every year marks the Urs (festival) at the shrine for 3 days (dates: 20-22 Dhu al-Hijjah - 12th month of the Islamic calendar), marking the anniversary of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.
Means abdullah shah ghazi shrine was constructed during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughalaq.
- List of mausoleums and shrines in Pakistan
- Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mausoleum
- Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya descendant of Imam Hasan ibn Ali.
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