1279th Anniversary of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi.

Abdullah Shah Ghazi was the great grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He is son of Muhammad (Nafsul Zakia) bin Abdullah bin Hasan Saani bin Hasan Ibne Ali Ibne Abu Talib, making him a member of the Ahl al-Bayt. His brother, Misry Shah, who is also buried along the coastline in Karachi, is also remembered as a saint.

Every year marks the Urs (festival) at the shrine for 3 days 20-22 Dhu al-Hijjah 12th month of the Islamic calendar), marking the anniversary of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. A famous myth about the mazar is that Karachi never had a tropical disaster in a thousand year because of the shrine's blessing.

Related news : 1279th Urs of one of the most revered Sufi Saint was celebrated with great fervor on 10-Dec-2009. Thronged by thousands of believers, the three-day celebrations came to an end with the distribution of Langar (free food), and an evening of Qawali and Dhamal.

Leaving behind his worldly affairs for the saint, a volunteer Haji Asif did not sleep since the start of the festival. “I have been volunteering at the Urs for the last 20 years, and my duty is to ensure that discipline is maintained among the visitors. This place holds great importance for me, and I can neither express happiness nor the peace which overcomes me here,” he said. Read More

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