Srinagar, October 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): The annual urs of Hazrat Ameer Kabir Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, who was among the first to spread Islam in Kashmir Valley, was celebrated by holding night-long special prayers at Khankah-I-Maula shrine on the bank of Jhelum River in Srinagar.
This time, however, the festivity was missing in view of the recent floods, which caused massive damage to life and property across the territory.
An official of the organizing committee said that there were far less number of devotees at the night-long special prayers this time as compared to previous years when more than fifteen thousand people from different parts of the Valley used to join the prayers. He said that the devotees from different districts and towns were missing this time because of flood.
Muslim scholars and ulema addressed the congregation and highlighted the teachings of Islam and messages of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani.
It is to mention here that besides teaching of Islam, Mir Syed Ali Hamdani had introduced different handicrafts as a result the handicraft industry received a fillip in the occupied territory.
He visited the Kashmir Valley during 774, 781 and finally in 785 Hijri. On his third visit to Kashmir, he fell ill and died after five days.
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