Shrine of Meher Ali Shah

Golra Sharif Islamabad Capital Territory Geographic coordinate system
Shrine of Peer Meher Ali Shah
پير مہر علی شاہ مزار
Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah by Balochlens.jpg
The shrine of Peer Meher Ali Shah is located in Golra Sharif
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationGolra Sharif, Islamabad Capital Territory
StatePakistan
SectorE-11
TerritoryIslamabad Capital Territory
Geographic coordinates33°41′28.95″N 72°58′27.65″E / 33.6913750°N 72.9743472°E / 33.6913750; 72.9743472Coordinates: 33°41′28.95″N 72°58′27.65″E / 33.6913750°N 72.9743472°E / 33.6913750; 72.9743472
Architecture
Architect(s)Babu Lal-Muhammad Chughtai
StyleIslamic architecture

The Shrine of Meher Ali Shah is a 20th-century Sufi shrine that serves as the tomb of the Peer Meher Ali Shah, an early 20th-century Sufi scholar of the Chisti order,[1] who was also a leader of the anti-Ahmadiya movement. The shrine is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, in the village of Golra Sharif. Now-a-days Golra Sharif is widely known for one of its custodians (Sajjada Nasheen) Pir Syed Naseer Uddin Naseer Gilani. At present this spiritual place's custodian (Sajjada Nasheen) is Peer Syed Shah Abdul Haq Gilani the younger son of Babuji.[2][3]

Location

The mausoleum is situated in the village of Golra Sharif, near the Margalla Hills, in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan. The shrine is situated an altitude of about 520 m (1,710 ft) above sea level.

Construction

Peer Mehr Ali Shah died on 11 May 1937[4] and was succeeded by Babuji. The construction of the mausoleum took nearly twenty years to be fully completed. For this purpose, Marble was brought from the Makrana mines in Jodhpur State.[5]

Another view of the Mausoleum.

See also

References

  1. ^ Mehr Muneer Biography of Meher Ali Shah
  2. ^ "A brief life-sketch of the Lalajee Sahibaan". TheLightofGolraSharif.com.
  3. ^ "Services of Pir Ali Mehr Shah lauded, conference was presided over by Sajjada Nashin Golra Sharif, Pir Syed Shah Abdul Haq Gilani". THE NEWS.
  4. ^ "Pir Mehr Ali Shah". spiritualfoundation.net. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Construction of the mausoleum". thelightofgolrasharif.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014.