Nocturnal blaze damages Khanqah-e-Moula shrine in Kashmir capital

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after receiving news about the fire during the night and doused the flames before the blaze could cause any major damage to the shrine, said police.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 15 2017 9:36AM | Updated Date: Nov 15 2017 1:44PM
Nocturnal blaze damages Khanqah-e-Moula shrine in Kashmir capitalAman Farooq/GK

A nocturnal blaze damaged one of Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrines, the "Khanqah-e-Moula", in Downtown Srinagar.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after receiving news about the fire during the night and doused the flames before the blaze could cause any major damage to the shrine, said police. 

Built in memory of renowned Muslim saint, scholar and preacher Mir Syed Ali Hamadani, the shrine mosque is highly revered as it stands out in reverence to the saint whose teachings helped spread Islam in the valley.

Kashmiris reverently call Mir Syed Ali Hamadani "Amir-e-Kabeer" (Great Commander) and "Shah-e-Hamadan" (King of Hamadan).

He was born in Hamadan, Persia, in 1314 and breathed his last in 1384.

The saint's mausoleum is in Khatlan, Tajikistan.