Friday, June 8, 2012

Hazrat Hassu {Lahore, Pakistan}

Hazrat Hassu was a saint who flourished at Lahore, Pakistan in the reign of Akbar. He was a contemporary of Hazrat Lal Hussain. About Hazrat Hassu, Warris Shah in his classical book ‘He has said:   “Hassu is the Pir of oilmen; The rod is the preceptor of those who stray”.Hazrat Hassu died in 1593 AD. His tomb is situated off Abbot Road, close to Scouts Headquarters. The tomb is on a raised platform, and is without a dome. At one time the tomb was embellished, and was surrounded by a garden. All these embellishments have now disappeared. The saint is very popular with oilmen.