Saint Maqdoom Shah Daulat shrine promotes communal harmony in Bihar

December 19th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ajay Kumar

Maner (Bihar), Dec 19 (ANI) : The Dargah of Sufi saint Maqdoom Shah Daulat, here has become a symbol of communal harmony,as people of all faitha visit here to pay obeisance.

Dating back to medieval period at Maner in Bihar the shrine popularly known as Manersharif located 30 kilometres from Patna.

Gudria Kumari, a Hindu devotee, who had come to pay her obeisance at the shrine, said that her prayer was answered after visiting this shrine.

“When I had fallen ill, I had made a wish that if I get well then I will lay a chaddar here. Now since that my wish has been fulfilled, I have come here to lay the chaddar.” said Kumari.

Mohammad Ishaq, the Muslim caretaker of the mausoleum, said that people belonging to Hindu religion come in large number to pray at the shrine.

“This is the shrine of a Muslim saint Maqdoom Shah Daulat and it is a very old shrine and was built by Ibraham Khan Kakar. People of all faith come here and pray for their wishes. Many Hindus come here and offer prayers.” said Mohammad Ishaq.

The shrine was built in 1619 by the local ruler Ibrahim Khan on the grave of Maqdoom Shah Daulat, a Muslim saint who died in 1608.

Ever since then, it has been a prominent place of worship for Muslims as well as Hindus and people of all religion. (ANI)

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