Thursday, July 20, 2017

Daily Ceremonies at Dargah


Consistently various exercises are performed by the Khuddam of Hazrat Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz at the Dargah. These incorporate Khidmat, Langer, Sama Qawwali and Quran presentation.
Khidmat
This function is performed twice, once at a young hour in the morning about at 4.00 a.m. furthermore other at 3.00 p.m. with a slight distinction. In the morning it is performed for 60 minutes prior to the Fajar supplication to God. Right now, the fundamental door of the Tomb is opened, by calling Azan. As of right now just Khadims are permitted to enter to perform khidmat. In influence, khidmat means cleaning the Holy Mazar and offering crisp flowers.The second khidmat happens at 3.00 p.m. Right now, all explorers are allowed inside the Tomb aside from women. Presently separated from offering blossoms, khadims discuss Fateha and offer sandalwood which is additionally dispersed among the travelers.
Lighting (Roshnee)
Fifteen prior minutes evening supplication to God the custom of Roshnee (lighting) happens. It begins with khudam bringing candles inside the Tomb with drums pounding out of sight. Once inside, khadims place these candles in lights and recount some Persian verse. At last the lights are set in the four corners of the Holy Tomb and are lighted.
Karka (Closing function)
Karka is the end function of the Tomb which happens after an hour of Isha supplication to God. As per old custom, around 20 prior minutes shutting the entryway, when fifth piece of the night passes, an individual calls to ring five, the clock sounds five times, the aficionados introduce inside the Tomb are asked for to go out of the Shrine. At that point three khadims clean and breadth the Tomb. After that they leave the Tomb and the chime rings six times. Instantly after that Qawwals sing an uncommon melody called `Karka’. After the melody is over, the doorway of the Tomb is shut.
Langer
Dargah’s day by day service incorporates Langer (free dispersion of sustenance) where they serve wheat porridge which is cooked in an extraordinary grass. This specific porridge is critical on the grounds that this is the same porridge that Khawaja Baba used to devour. It is said that when Emperor Akber went to Khawaja Baba’s Mazar, he used to remain in line and take the Langer like some other standard man. The Langer happens after Isha request to God (namaz)
Sama (Qawwali)
Consistently before the fundamental hallowed place (mazar), after fazar namaz, magrib namaz and Isha namaz, there’s a mehfil-e-sama where reverential tunes on Allah is sung by uncommon Qawwals (reverential vocalist).

Milad & Quran Recital
It’s a complete presentation of the Holy Quran which happens consistently at Jama Masjid and Alamgir Masjid.