Today is the Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (RA). Urs is the annual commemoration of a saint’s passing away from the terrestrial realm and meeting with the Beloved.
Khawaja sahib is the sufi saint who brought the Chishti silsila to the Indo-Pak subcontinent and is credited with bringing hundreds of thousands of people to Islam. He is famous for his love and compassion to all people regardless of faith and is revered to this day by muslims, hindus and sikhs alike. All refer to him as “Gharib Nawaz”, the benefactor of the needy. His blessed maqam is in Ajmer Sharif in India.
Listen to this nice tribute to Hazrat Khawaja sahib by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.