Srinagar, October 13: Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani (RA), also known as Sheikh-ul-Aalam, Alamdar-e-Kashmir, and Nund Reshi, celebrated his annual Urs on Friday at the Charar-e-Sharief shrine in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
The men, women, and children who participated in the Friday congregational prayers also paid respects to the Sufi saint’s shrine.
On Thursday, the devotees had gathered at the shrine to observe ‘Shab Khawani,’ or congregational nighttime prayers, during which special prayers were given for Kashmir’s peace and prosperity.
In the 14th and 15th centuries, Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani (RA) preached the values of simplicity, sincerity, justice, love, and service to humanity.
In order to control the traffic, the government had put up medical facilities and sent out a large number of police officers.
As a result of the “Urs-e-Hazrat Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani,” the provincial holiday fell on Friday rather than Wednesday.
Poshakbandi, Shab Khawani, and the Urs were observed on Wednesday, October 11, Thursday, October 12, and Friday, respectively.
The Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board Chairperson, Darakhshan Andrabi, presided over a review meeting with representatives of the Budgam district administration a week ago to ensure that the necessary preparations were made for the devotees visiting Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani’s (RA) shrine at Charar-e-Sharief during the annual Urs celebrations.
All of the preparations necessary for the Urs era had been made by the government.