Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam Urs begins in Multan

Javed Iqbal Amber Bureau Head

01st Jan, 2020. 12:45 pm
Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam

The three-day Urs of the revered Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam begins on Wednesday in Multan.

The three-day Urs will continue upto January 3.

Moreover, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi opened the Urs celebrations with shower to the Mazar with rosewater.

On third day a conference will be addressed and the Urs will end with concluding prayers.

Furthermore The local authorities stepped up security for the Urs.

According to officials the annual Urs attracts over 100,000 devotees of the shrine mostly from Sindh and southern districts of Punjab.

Hazrat Shah Rukn-ud-din Alam Abul Fateh

Hazrat Shah Rukn-ud-din Alam Abul Fateh, commonly known as Shah Rukn-e-Alam Suhrawadi, was the grandson of Hazrat Ghous Bahauddin Zakariya.

Born on Ramazan 9, 735, his forefathers had arrived from the holy city of Makkah to Multan.

Moreover, The tomb built between 1320 and 1324 CE by Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq in the pre-Mughal architectural style.

The tomb considered the earliest example of Tughluq architecture, and pre-dates Tughluq monuments in Delhi.

Moreover, The tomb built when Ghiyath al-Din served as governor of Dipalpur, and likely intended to serve as a tomb for himself before he became Emperor of the Delhi Sultanate. Rukn-e-Alam had initially buried in the Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya,

However, the present tomb gifted by Muhammad bin Tughluq to the descendants of Rukn-e-Alam, who had his remains interred in the shrine in 1330.

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