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‘Chadar’ sent by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to reach Ajmer Sharif Dargah today

The Chadar by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for Ajmer Sharif arrived from Kabul and can be supplied on the well-known Dargah on Friday. The Chadar can be supplied on the event of the 809th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty.

WION acquired an unique preview of the Chadar on which it has been written: “Presented by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani”. This is the primary time any Afghan President has sent a chadar to Ajmer. In the previous US President Barack Obama had sent a chadar to Ajmer Sharif.  

Afghan President has sent a message together with the Chadar. The message stated, “It is a singular honor” to supply Chadar and “as an Afghan and as a student of Sufi order for over 50 years, I have been fascinated with character, impact and reach of Khawaja Garib. Nawaz. Despite a thousand years, there is much to study and learn from the way the Chishty order spread from a district in Herat to becoming a moral force in the continent”

Paying his respects to  Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty, the Afghan President stated, “millions of people across the centuries have found comfort, meaning, and direction from absorbing the reflection of Chishty order in general and the foundational thought of Khawaja Moinuddin in particular”.

The thought was the brainchild of Afghan Cd’ A (cost de affairs) Tahir Qadiry who had visited the holy place a month in the past and was ready to persuade the Afghan president to sent the Chadar. Tahir advised WION, “This is quite important happening at this time, because President Ghani being the first (Afghan) President to send the Chadar and a message of solidarity, love to all, malice to none. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty is the bridge between Afghanistan and India”

A staff of Afghan diplomats led by the Afghan mission’s cultural attaché Ajmal Alimzai will go to Ajmer with the Chadar. The Chishty Order in Islam, which Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty propagated follows the favored Sufi custom and started in Chishti, a small city close to Herat, Afghanistan. The order identified for its tolerance and openness is sort of widespread within the Indian sub-continent and contains many different well-known Sufi saints like Nizamuddin Auliya whose dargah is in Delhi. The Chishty order continues to be thriving in Afghanistan. 

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