What is the history of Haji Ali Dargah?

The Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant, Sayyed Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca.

What is special about Haji Ali Dargah?

One of the most renowned Islamic shrines, Haji Ali Dargah, is a striking illustration of the Indo-Islamic architecture style. Famous for its mesmerising location, architectural beauty, and religious significance, the Haji Ali Dargah houses the mortal remains of a 15th-century Sufi saint, Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

Why does Haji Ali Dargah floating?

Legend has it that Saint Haji Ali died when he went on a pilgrimage to Mecca, but miraculously, his casket floated across the sea and ended up on the shores of Mumbai. This is how this iconic mosque in Mumbai came into existence.

Who built Haji Ali Dargah?

Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari
The dargah is made of ‘Makrana’ marble, the same whitewashed marble that Emperor Shah Jahan used to build the Taj Mahal. Haji Ali houses two significant monuments- the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari along with a mosque.

Who was Pir Haji Ali?

Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari or Baba Haji Ali was a Sufi saint, a Hajji, born to a wealthy merchant family from Uzbekistan. His shrine in Haji Ali Dargah is situated in India’s largest city Mumbai.

Which is the first dargah in India?

Prof Naoko said that Ibrahim mosque – built in the year 1159 – is also the first such construction to have corbelled walls and dome. Citing references from a book, Naoko said based on the Arabic inscription on the dargah, it is believed to be the oldest Islamic structure in India.

What is inside dargah?

Dargahs are often associated with Sufi eating and meeting rooms and hostels, called khanqah or hospices. They usually include a mosque, meeting rooms, Islamic religious schools (madrassas), residences for a teacher or caretaker, hospitals, and other buildings for community purposes.

Which city is best for Muslims in India?

1. Delhi. Because the Delhi sultanate established Islamic architecture in the country, it is obvious that this style is eminent in the city of Delhi.

Is dargah Haram in Islam?

The Wahabi type Muslims regard dargahs as places of butparasti, or idol worship, which is forbidden by Islam. They believe that going to a dargah is worshipping the grave of the sufi saint, whereas Islam permits worship of only Allah.