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  • carinagul - Carina @carinagul 54 minutes ago
  • Sehwan, #سیہون, is known for the shrine of its Sufi patron saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, who after traveling around in the Muslim world of the 13th century settled here. But even before him the city was important enough to be conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim (for the Ummayads) in 711. This is an important date as none less than Jinnah claimed that the foundations for the state of Pakistan were laid by the first Muslim who put his foot on the soil of Sindh, calling this the ‘Gateway to Islam’ in India. That is why some even refer to Muhammad bin Qasim as the first Pakistani (being born in the city of Ta’if, close to Mecca). 🕌 
Coming back to the shrine, which had been built in 1356 and since then expanded several times: being one of Pakistan’s most important spiritual centers millions of visitors come here every year. Unfortunately in 2017 a suicide bomber killed at least 83 people, but in order to show that they won’t be intimidated by terrorists, devotees already resumed the dhamal (traditional dance performed by devotees to a drumbeat) the evening following that attack.

This incident is even more tragic considering that Lal Shahbaz is still admired today by Hindus and Muslims - having preached for tolerance between both faiths during his lifetime. This seems to be in the tradition of Sindh as Muhammad bin Qasim is also known to have regarded Hindus, Jains and Buddhists ‘People of the Book’, أهل الكتاب‎, allowing them religious freedom as long as they were paying their tax. This way he laid the foundation of they way Muslim rulers acted in India in the next centuries to come. 🎶 
A qawalli named ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalander’ glorifying the saint is still one of the most popular all over Pakistan and India, so Lal Shahbaz Qalandar won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

#sehwan #sehwansharif #sindh #lalshahbazqalandar Sehwan, #سیہون, is known for the shrine of its Sufi patron saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, who after traveling around in the Muslim world of the 13th century settled here. But even before him the city was important enough to be conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim (for the Ummayads) in 711. This is an important date as none less than Jinnah claimed that the foundations for the state of Pakistan were laid by the first Muslim who put his foot on the soil of Sindh, calling this the ‘Gateway to Islam’ in India. That is why some even refer to Muhammad bin Qasim as the first Pakistani (being born in the city of Ta’if, close to Mecca). 🕌 Coming back to the shrine, which had been built in 1356 and since then expanded several times: being one of Pakistan’s most important spiritual centers millions of visitors come here every year. Unfortunately in 2017 a suicide bomber killed at least 83 people, but in order to show that they won’t be intimidated by terrorists, devotees already resumed the dhamal (traditional dance performed by devotees to a drumbeat) the evening following that attack. This incident is even more tragic considering that Lal Shahbaz is still admired today by Hindus and Muslims - having preached for tolerance between both faiths during his lifetime. This seems to be in the tradition of Sindh as Muhammad bin Qasim is also known to have regarded Hindus, Jains and Buddhists ‘People of the Book’, أهل الكتاب‎, allowing them religious freedom as long as they were paying their tax. This way he laid the foundation of they way Muslim rulers acted in India in the next centuries to come. 🎶 A qawalli named ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalander’ glorifying the saint is still one of the most popular all over Pakistan and India, so Lal Shahbaz Qalandar won’t be forgotten anytime soon. #sehwan #sehwansharif #sindh #lalshahbazqalandar
  • Sehwan, #سیہون, is known for the shrine of its Sufi patron saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, who after traveling around in the Muslim world of the 13th century settled here. But even before him the city was important enough to be conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim (for the Ummayads) in 711. This is an important date as none less than Jinnah claimed that the foundations for the state of Pakistan were laid by the first Muslim who put his foot on the soil of Sindh, calling this the ‘Gateway to Islam’ in India. That is why some even refer to Muhammad bin Qasim as the first Pakistani (being born in the city of Ta’if, close to Mecca). 🕌 Coming back to the shrine, which had been built in 1356 and since then expanded several times: being one of Pakistan’s most important spiritual centers millions of visitors come here every year. Unfortunately in 2017 a suicide bomber killed at least 83 people, but in order to show that they won’t be intimidated by terrorists, devotees already resumed the dhamal (traditional dance performed by devotees to a drumbeat) the evening following that attack. This incident is even more tragic considering that Lal Shahbaz is still admired today by Hindus and Muslims - having preached for tolerance between both faiths during his lifetime. This seems to be in the tradition of Sindh as Muhammad bin Qasim is also known to have regarded Hindus, Jains and Buddhists ‘People of the Book’, أهل الكتاب‎, allowing them religious freedom as long as they were paying their tax. This way he laid the foundation of they way Muslim rulers acted in India in the next centuries to come. 🎶 A qawalli named ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalander’ glorifying the saint is still one of the most popular all over Pakistan and India, so Lal Shahbaz Qalandar won’t be forgotten anytime soon. #sehwan #sehwansharif #sindh #lalshahbazqalandar
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