Hazrat Sayin Sakhi Saheli Sarkar (RA). Muzaffarabad
In addition to the natural scenic beauty of the region, Kashmir is also know as “ the land of Saint” these note able figures had devoted their whole lives to the propagation of teaching of Islam. Hazrat Sharf Uddin Abdul Rehman knows as Bullbul Shah (R.A) had come to Kashmir along with other religious scholars who started preaching Islam in the surrounding areas. Hazarat Ameer Kabir Syed Ali Hamidani played Pivotal role in spreading and illuminating teelings of the Islam. Thus the essence Islam reached for the flung regions of Kashmir also and gave revolutionary ideological changes among the common people. Keeping in view of the above stated historical significance of these spiritual figures/ bumps of the regions this brochure is an effort to cater to the needs of tourist/Zaieereen followers to the region.
Hazrat Sayin Sakhi Saheli Sarkar (RA).
The sharine of Hazrat sain Sahki Saheli Sarkar is located at the District Headquarter office complex (Old Civil Secretariat) in Capital city of Muzaffarabad. The shrine has been a centre of religious activities and Spiritual inspiration for a long time. It is the prime attraction of the capital city. Hazrat belonged to the Syed family of Multan. His forefathers shifted to Gujrat afterwards. He used to get deeply immersed in meditation and prayers. Hazrat used to call his male devotees “Aria”. And termed the female followers as “Saheli”. Therefore, he was also knows as Sayin Saheli and Sayin Aria. However, according to some authentic source of information, his real name was Syed Sulfiqar Shah. He was more inclined towards mysticism and had been observing meditation in the regions of Hassan Abdaal, Haripur, Havelian, Mansehra and Muzaffarabad. Thus, a large number of his devotees also belong to these regions of the NWFP Province and Azad Kashmir. The miracles attributed to the saint reflect the Spiritual strength of his character. There are many legends spun around the personality of saint. The annual URS (gathering/ congregation) of the saint is observed every year from January 13to 21 with great solemnity. The URS is attended by many followers particularly from the region of Hazara (NWFP), Punjab and Muzaaffarabad. The saint is said to have passed away in the year1900.