Monday, November 5, 2012

Women Restricted at Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali trending on twitter - since The Haji Ali Dargah trush has banned women to enter the Dargah. Many are shocked and against the decision. But as per sharia it is considered as a sin for women to enter Dargah, that is why many women are not even allowed Muslim Cemetery.

Mr Merchant says - "There are no restrictions. They can read their prayers, do namaz and offer shawls and flowers. All that we are requesting to our sisters is not to enter inside the dargah,"

About Haji Ali Dargah :

The Haji Ali Dargah is a Mosque and Tomb located in the southern part of Mumbai - near to Worli. It is One of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai.

The construction of Haji Ali Dargah was completed in the year 1431 in the memory of Muslim Merchant - Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A). Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A) travelled around the world in early to mid of 15th century and finally settled in Mumbai. On every thursday and friday, there are atleast 40000 pilgrims visiting the dargah, to get the blessings of Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A).

Personal collection of Images - Haji Ali Dargah - Mumbai
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Haji Ali dargah - women restriction

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Haji Ali Dargah - The Hotel 

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Back side of Haji Ali Dargah 

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Right hand side images from Haji Ali Dargah 

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Look Of Worli Atria mall from Haji Ali dargah

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Some of the facts about Haji Ali :
  • One of the fact or myth believed is that Haji Ali (RA) died on the return journey from Mecca. His body in its casket floated back to Bombay (Mumbai)
  • Haji Ali is considered as one of the costliest place of Mumbai for Outdoor Advertising - since there are Millions of vehicles which moves every day
  • Haji Ali is the only shrine in Asia which is located in the Middle of the sea 
  • I have personally seen A R Rahman offering friday prayers many times. 
You take reader : 

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1 comment:

  1. The Haji Ali Dargah Trust says it's "un-Islamic under the Sharia" for women to visit graves... comment on Topic Haji Ali Dargah