Monday, June 25, 2012

Chura Shareef




Chura Shareef is approximately 65 kilometers from Rawalpindi. This place was unknown to the world until Khwaja-e-Khwajgan Baba Ji Syed Noor Muhammad (RA) arrived here with their son Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (RA) in the 13th century Hijrah. It was through Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (RA) and their descendents that the subcontinent was to see and feel the Naqshbandi blessings expand rapidly.
Sahib

Chura Shareef is the biggest Naqshbandi Dargah (shrine) in Pakistan and Kashmir, from whom Khanqah's such Alipur Shareef, Eidgah Shareef, Mohra Shareef, Sharaqpur Shareef, Dhangri Shareef, Bawali Shareef, Shadpur Shareef, Atrwali Shareef, Nathyal Shareef, Aghar Shareef, Bughar Shareef, Ghamkol Shareef, Alumhaar Shareef, Awan Shareef, Kayyan Shareef and many many more have gained Fuyyooz from. Approximately 72 Naqshbandi Khanqah's in Kashmir and Pakistan have directly or indirectly attained Faiz from Baba Ji Pir Syed Faqeer Muhammad (RA), Chura Shareef.

Pir Syed Kabeer Ali Shah Sahib and Pir Syed Shabeer Ali Shah Sahib are Sajjada Nasheen of Aastana Chura Shareef. Both Sheikh's have a very high spiritual status and are Sahib-e-Huzoori. The light in their faces is proof of the Pious Blood of Syyiduna Muhammad (sallallhu alayhi wasallam) and their ancestry links to Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (RA).

Peer Sahib often says Huzoor Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz planted the seed of Islam in the sub-continent but it was Mujaddid Alf Thani Sheikh Ahmad Sarhandi (RA) who defended it during the Akbar and Jahangeer trials against Islam.

There are four cemeteries where Bawa Ji Syed Noor Muhammad's (Rahmatullah Alaih) descendants are resting.

The oldest burial place is the blessed one in which Bawa Ji Syed Noor Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih) is resting. Alongside Bawa Ji are his three sons. This cemetery is reserved for the descendants of the three brothers, which in the local language is called the Darbaar.
Bawa Ji's fourth and youngest son, Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih) moved to the village (the place now Chura Shareef) at his father's order. Before Baba Ji Sarkar moved here, people used to call this Bura Maar (Brown Killer).
According to the documents of the land registry of 1826 CE, there was a big brown snake, which posed a major threat to the locals, people were afraid to go anywhere near the area. Baba Ji Sarkar moved here and settled in, the locals requested to rid them of the snake, which Baba Ji Sarkar miraculously did in no time. It is rather astonishing, the very place people were afraid to go became their central focus of attention and provider of peace and tranquillity.

Bawa Ji's second cemetery is where Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih) is resting. This is the cemetery where Baba Ji Syed Faqeer Muhammad (Rahmatullah Alaih) and his second youngest son, Hazrat Baba Ji Muhammad Said Shah Sahib (Rahmatullah Alaih) and members of his household are resting.