Ajmer, March 19: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas qvi on Monday offered the ceremonial ‘chadar’ at Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s shrine here on behalf of Prime Minister rendra Modi. According to informed sources, Modi had handed over the ‘chadar’ to qvi on Saturday to be offered at the shrine. A huge crowd had gathered at the dargah premises to see the ‘chadar’. In a message, Modi conveyed greetings and best wishes to the followers of the Sufi saint in India and abroad on the occasion of the 806th annual Urs.
qvi offers chadar on Modi's behalf
“Peace, unity and harmony is at core of various philosophies in the country. Sufism is one of them. When we talk of Sufi saints in India, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti appears as a symbol of great spiritual traditions. The service of humanity made by ‘Gharib waz’ will continue to be an inspiration for future generations,” the Prime Minister said. “On the occasion of the annual Urs of this great saint, I am offering ‘chadar’ and Khiraaj-homage to Dargah Ajmer Sharif and wish for a harmonious co-existence of our culture. Greetings and best wishes to the followers of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti across the world on the annual Urs,” he added. Speaking to reporters, qvi said terrorism was the biggest enemy of both Islam and the entire humanity.
“This message is at the core of principles and teachings of the great Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Principles and commitment of Khwaja Gharib waz is a strong weapon to defeat those evil elements trying to weaken human values and disturb peace,” qvi said. He said India was an example of social and commul harmony. “We will have to strengthen this fabric of social harmony and unity. This unity can defeat the forces engaged in the conspiracy to create divide and conflict in our society.” Thousands of pilgrims have arrived in Ajmer for the Urs, which is revered equally by Hindus and Muslims. (IANS)