• Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Over 1100 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan

Discussion in 'Social & Current Events' started by ice_man, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. ice_man

    ice_man SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,694
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +2 / 3,662 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Over 1100 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan

    Updated at: 1655 PST, Sunday, April 11, 2010
    LAHORE: More than 1100 Sikh yatrees have arrived in Lahore to take part in their annual Besakhi mela.

    Aukaf chairman Asif Hashmi has greeted the pilgrims at the Wagah Station.

    The first train carrying Sikh pilgrims from India reached Wagah Border, from where they were escorted to Lahore.

    They will visit their sacred places situated in Nankhana Sahib, Sacha Soda, Aimanabad and Hasanabdal during the 10-day long stay.

    The Besakhi celebrations will kickstart on April 12 and will conclude on April 14 at Hasan Abdal.

    According to sources, the Sikh yatrees may also meet with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. They will return for India on April 21.


    SO MUCH FOR PAKISTANIS NOT BEING RELIGIOUSLY TOLERANT! :wave:
     
  2. Pride

    Pride FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,850
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,652 / -3
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    Canada
    So what do you want to say that even holy places should come under these kind of scenarios.. just to inform you so many Pakistani traveller come to Khwaja Moinuddin chisti's Dargah... and Many Indian's go to Kailash Mansarovar yatra falls in China... Too tolerant everyone.. right?
     
  3. Evil Flare

    Evil Flare SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    3,495
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Ratings:
    +0 / 2,043 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan

    These so Called Durgas has nothing to do Islam ....

    Dead People cannot bring anything good & bad ...


    God is One ..
     
  4. Nahraf

    Nahraf SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,508
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Ratings:
    +0 / 670 / -0
    The Muslims of South Asia had been converted to Islam by Sufis and their Dargahs (mausoleum complex) later became center of Urs (death annivarsary) celebration. Urs is now considered as ''Qabarparasti'' (Worship of graves) and part of "folk" Islam. The practice of Urs is slowly being given up as people get more knowledgeable about orthodox Islam. Pakistanis are working and visiting other Muslim countries especially in the Persian Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia and they are bringing more global Islam to Pakistan. Pakistani Muslims are now questioning and are giving up these folk practices for more authentic Islam. One news article in today's Canadian newspaper said "A decade ago, [Pakistan] felt like the western extension of South Asia. Now it feels increasingly like the eastern fringe of the Middle East".
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2010
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Pride

    Pride FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,850
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,652 / -3
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    Canada

    I dont know whether you understand Sufis or not.. may be it is not ISLAMIC according to you but truth remains that in India there are many Sufi saints are worshipped by both Hindus/Muslims.. few to name are .. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Piya Haji Ali, Kabeer and Sai baba...

    By chance if You come to India, Please visit Shirdi where you will find people will be calling him "Sai-Ram" and "Sai-Allah" at the same time...