There is also a long covered corridor. Inside the tomb are two white marbled graves. The space inside the tomb is limited; not more than ten people can be inside at one time. Ladies are not allowed inside the tomb, but the late Benazir Bhutto , then Prime Minister of Pakistan , was permitted to enter inside by the shrine guardians, when she visited the shrine. Another rare exceptional case was the late Hajjah Kainz Hussain of Jhelum , wife of the late Haji Manzoor Hussain, who was allowed inside the tomb and was given a Chaddar ,.
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There is also a long covered corridor. Inside the tomb are two white marbled graves. The space inside the tomb is limited; not more than ten people can be inside at one time. Ladies are not allowed inside the tomb, but the late Benazir Bhutto , then Prime Minister of Pakistan , was permitted to enter inside by the shrine guardians, when she visited the shrine.
Another rare exceptional case was the late Hajjah Kainz Hussain of Jhelum , wife of the late Haji Manzoor Hussain, who was allowed inside the tomb and was given a Chaddar ,. Charity food called Langar is distributed all day to visitors here  and the Auqaf Department, which administers the shrine. The shrine has its own huge electricity generator that is used whenever there is power cut or loadshedding , so the shrine remains bright all night, all year round.
There is a big new mosque in the shrine. Thousands of people daily visit the shrine for their wishes and unresolvable matters; for this they vow to give to some charity when their wishes or problems are resolved. On 25 October , a bomb exploded outside the gates of the shrine, killing six people.
Baba Farid walked into Jerusalem around the year , little more than a decade after the armies of Saladin had forced the Crusaders out of Jerusalem. The place is now a pilgrim lodge for people of the Indian sub-continent. It is claimed that this building is currently cared for by the year-old caretaker, Muhammad Munir Ansari, in But long after he had returned to the Punjab, where he eventually became head of the Chishti order, Indian Muslims passing through Jerusalem on their way to Mecca wanted to pray where he had prayed, to sleep where he had slept.
Slowly, a shrine and pilgrim lodge, the Indian Hospice, formed around the memory of Baba Farid. Poraha village in Amravati district of Maharashtra , India. Girad a small town in Samudrapur constituency of Wardha district of Maharashtra , India. Ajmer dargha sharif, Rajasthan , India. Shrine where Baba Farid had performed Chilla.
The door of the Bahishti Darwaza is made of silver, with floral designs inlaid in gold leaf. In , 27 people were crushed to death and were injured in a stampede. Some of his personal belongings were taken by his descendant Sheikh Salim Chishti , and kept in a fort built by his descendants in Sheikhupur, Badaun , where they are preserved in a conatiner called Pitari[ citation needed ]. To this day it is taken out in a procession for the first six days of Muharram [ citation needed ].
Mehfil-e-Sama Qawwali live concerts [ edit ] One of the significant features of the daily life of the shrine is Qawwali. It is performed all day at some part of the shrine, but at night it attracts a huge gathering. Every Thursday evening, there is a big Mehfil-e-Sama just outside the tomb, that lasts all night and attracts hundreds of people.
Many famous and popular Qawwals Qawwali singers of the country participate in the Mehfil. Many listeners become so mesmerised that they start dancing a traditional religious dance called Dhamaal. The first Thursday evening of every lunar month attracts extra thousands of people, making the shrine jam packed.
Baba Sheikh Farid is one of these equally revered 15 Bhagats. Commemorative postage stamp[ edit ] In , on the th Birth Anniversary of Baba Farid, Pakistan Post Office issued a commemorative postage stamp in his honor.
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The hoopoe , the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh. The hoopoe leads the birds, each of whom represents a human fault which prevents human kind from attaining enlightenment. The hoopoe tells the birds that they have to cross seven valleys in order to reach the abode of Simorgh. These valleys are as follows:   1. Valley of the Quest, where the Wayfarer begins by casting aside all dogma, belief, and unbelief.
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