Three-day annual Rouza Sharif Urs begins tomorrow

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Fatehgarh Sahib, Jan 30 (PTI) The three-day annual RouzaSharif Urs will begin tomorrow at the tomb of Sufi saintSheikh Ahmad Farooqui in Sirhind, considered to be one of theholy places of Islam.

Muslims from various parts of the country come to attendthe Urs, which will be held from January 31 to February 2.

Observed every year in ''Safer'' month of Muslim calendar,the Urs provides an opportunity not only to Muslims but alsoto Hindus and Sikhs to pay obeisance to the saint and alsoenjoy the fair organised on the occasion and purchasehandicrafts.

The district administration has made elaboratearrangements for conducting the fair in front of Baba Moti RamMemorial Trust building near Sri Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara.

Rouza Sharif is situated on the Fatehgarh Sahib-BassiPathana road and the shrine, built in 1929, is in the vicinityof the Sri Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara.

Sheikh Ahmad was the most eminent of Khwaja Baqi Billah''sdisciples. Around 1599, he left Sirhind on a pilgrimage andreached Delhi where he was welcomed by Khwaja Billah.

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