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Blaze damages one of Kashmir's holiest shrine mosques

IANS  |  Srinagar 

A nocturnal blaze damaged one of Kashmir's holiest Muslim Shrine mosques, the "Khanqah-e-Moula", in Srinagar's old quarters.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after receiving news about the fire during the night and doused the flames before the blaze could cause any major damage to the shrine, said police.

Built in memory of renowned Muslim saint, scholar and preacher Mir Syed Ali Hamadani, the shrine mosque is highly revered as it stands out in reverence to the saint whose teachings helped spread Islam in the valley.

Kashmiris reverently call Mir Syed Ali Hamadani "Amir-e-Kabeera" (Great Commander) and "Shah-e-Hamadan" (King of Hamadan).

He was born in Hamadan, Persia, in 1314 and breathed his last in 1384.

The saint's mausoleum is in Khatlan, Tajikistan.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 13:02 IST
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