Visit Hazrat Ali Hajvery (R.A) Shrine from Lahore

It houses the remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery (more commonly known as Daata Ganj Baksh, or "the master (Daata) who bestows treasures gifted (Ganj Baksh) by Allah Almighty"). He is said to have lived on the site in the 11th century.The shrine is located near the Walled City. It was originally built by the Ghaznavi king Sultan Zakiruddin Ibrahim in the late eleventh century, and has been expanded several times. For centuries his tomb was visited by Muslims and non-Muslims in search of his blessings and people of all religions are welcomed in Data Durbar. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a frequent visitor. On special occasions, the shrine is decorated with lights, dinner is prepared for hundreds of people and visitors dance while musicians play Sufi music for hours. At the boundary of the shrine, Muslim faithfuls recite the Qur'an, and pay tributes to Muhammad.There have been rising security fears in recent years after threats by Pakistan's Taliban militants. Thelarge size of the complex which houses the shrine and the fact that it is open at all hours to the public makes protecting it extremely difficult. The Talibans and Salafi oppose visiting tombs of the Sufis which they have declared grave worshiping, a shirk practice in Islam. On 1 July 2010, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the shrine. At least 50 people died and 200 others were hurt in the blasts. This was the biggest attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan since 2001.

Located at: Hazrat Ali Hajvery (R.A) Shrine, lahore, Pakistan
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