(Golra Sharif at a glance)

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It will increase with the passage of time. It will never nothingness.” The Creator, God Himself is beautiful and likes beauty. That is why He has created beauty in different shapes. He likes them all as He has created them and declares that He has not created anything without use or pass into pok asodınd “Such as remember Allah standing, sitting and reclining and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth (and say):

Our Lord! Thou createst not this in vain glory be to thee! Preserve us from the doom of fire.” (The Glorious Quran). I am going to take you to a small area to the North of the subcontinent of India which was once upon a time a small village, then became a town and now has become the wonderful city and has been included in Islamabad, which is the Capital of Pakistan.

Its name is Golra Sharif. You might have heard or read stories about the fairylands which are mostly imaginative and their writers have tried to set a panoramic and enchanting scenario of the given areas etc, creating a sense of fascination so as to make their stories attractive and interesting, preparing the readers or listeners to suspend their disbelief at least for the time being. I mean that such writers take us away from the world of realism to the world of fancy or unrealism.

But I am talking about Golra Sharif a wonderland which is neiuhen God and is a reality in His special remembrance. If you take an aerial view of Golra Sharif, you would undoubtedly take it for a fairyland, having lush green fields and tree of the houses lying on the outskirts of margallah hills Sharif and Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) are the synonyms . This should be our belief that it is because of bie spiritual blessings that a beautiful city and capital of our country Pakistan came into existence near his shrine, Now Golra Sharif has become the part of the capital Islamabad.

Golra Sharif is situated in the outskirts of Margallah Hills and is at a distance of about 15 KM away from Rawalpindi. History tells us that this part of our country was ruled for several years by different races like Greeks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals, Huns, Sikhs, Marhattas and lastly by the British. The moral condition of the people of this area was very critical during those times and it needed reformation and guidance. History shows that the Sufies (Mystics) and the Saints of the sub-continent of India played a vital role in the spread of Islam which is not only a religion but it is a complete code of life (Deen).

“To God the only Deen is Islam” And Islam means peace which Provides security of life, honour and property to human beings. The prevailing society of the area in those days had lost almost all sorts of social values and a complete chaos had dominated the people in every sphere of their lives. Such was the time when it needed a reformer who could guide his fellowmen to the true path of righteousness by setting an example of his own personality. The people of this area were very lucky that Almighty God had blessed them with a pious, noble and a dynamic 2A personality belonging to Gillani Syed family originally belonging to Baghdad Sharif (Iraq), his name being Syed Meher Ali Shah (RA). He was a descendant of Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Gillani in the 25th generation and was born on 14t April 1859 AD. It was to him that Syed Ghulam Mohyud Din Babujec (RA) was to be born as a son.

Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) had brought about salient changes in the life of his fellowmen. As I am writing the Biography of Hazrat Babujee (RA) so I would not go into the further details of Hazrat Pir Meher Shah (RA). Some thirty- eight years ago I landed at Golra Sharif’s main bus stop. While crossing the Golra Railway Junction I could see the Towering Minaret of the holy shrine of Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) which appeared as if it was going to welcome the visitors by showering the benign blessings of the great Saint Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA ). Believe it or not I had travelled in a coach for about 160 km and was tired a bit physically but I felt complete relief and rest of mind nd a state of sublimity and ecstasy to such an extent which could not be explained in words. I could observe an atmosphere of hustle nd bustle all around me.

Some passengers were arriving others leaving the hur oton L was wondering that there was complete when it needed a reformer who could guide his fellowmen to the true path of nghleousness by setting an example of has own nersonality The people of this area were very lucky that Almighey take personality belonging to Gillani Syed family originally belonging to Baghdad Sharil (traqh, his name being Syed Meher Ali Shah (RA) He was a descendant of Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Gillani in the 25″ generation and was borm on 14 April 1859 AD. I was 1o him that Syed Ghulam Mohyud Din Babujee (RA) was to be bom as a son. Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) had beought about salient changes in the life of his fellowmen. As 1 am writing the ulp pue gou snodv qu wag pasag pey pop Apoc Pino Golra further details of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA). Some thirty eight years ago I landed at Golra Sharif’s main bus stop. While crossing the Golra Railway Junction I could see the Towering Minaret of the holy shrine of Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) which appeared as if it was going to wekcome the visitors by showerin g the benign blessings of the great Saint Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA).

Believe it or not I had travelled in a coach for about 160 km and was tired a bit physically but I felt complete relief and rest of mind and a state of sublimity and ecstasy to such an extent which could not be explained in words. I could observe an atmosphere of hustde and bustle all around me. Some passengers were amiving others leaving the bus stop. I was wondering that there was complete harmony among the visitors with no pushing or elbowing whatsoever. I started marching on the road leading towards the grand mausoleum of the great Saint Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA). I reached an open private car Parking and a big gate of one of the guest houses (Sarai). I entered it for onward transmission to submit myself to the blessings of the affectionate and loving Saint for all the times and for all the ages Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) on my way I had also seen three guest houses (sarais) meant for the parpose of providing shelter to the visitors.

And then I entered the premises of the mansoleum. I saw in front of me a small water pool for the ablution (Wazoo) for prayers and a mosque which included the resting place of Hazrat Nazar Din Shah Ajee Sahib (RA) The ayi oyui od jou pnon os (V) aolnqug wzeH 10 kudndoig MON “peq for “su the SPA uo puE pet dear father of Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah again just majesty my soul with its 1 and joined my the Set-up related it to the of Sharif felt a Meher Ali Shah (RA) I paid my homage to the great Saint entered the and after of Pir “Note: my left I could see the ethereal like white marble Dome iust existec Allah” “For direct reflection of the Holy city of Madina Sharif, One or other, the Three are the same. anthre ultima elevar patro While I was wandering in the celestial world of th. great Saint Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) in a state of ecstasy the following verses from the Glorious Quran came to my mind which approved that the Saint like Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) was a friend of Allah in the real sense of the word.

Moh Thy shri than “Lo: verily the friends of Allah are (those) on whom fear (cometh) not, nor do they grieve. Those who believe and keep their duty (to Allah) There are good tidings in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. There is no changing in the Words of Allah (Glorious Quran) Let me qnote the following to0 verses from Pir Meher Ali Shah (RA) which may take you to the spiritual state of sublimely”. jo ha that is the Supreme Triumph. ou wl “All this (lofty Spiritual State of mine) Stems, without a shadow of doubt, from the grace of Hazrat Ali (KW) That is why I can still see through my insight those hallowed trees of the Beloved’s (territory)”

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