The Urs celebrations of Sachal Sarmast began

The 188th Urs  celebrations of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast (RA) will begin from Sept 5 by laying wreath on the Mazar of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast. This activity will be followed by an Adabi conference the same day. Sachal Yadgar Committee will present shields among the best poet, best singer and best writer.

So long as these so-called holy places,
These raised towers, do not crumble into dust,
So long the path of truth (Haq) cannot be seen clear
Sufi Poet Sachal Sarmast

The “Paris of Sindh”

Shikarpur was the major trading center where caravans from Central Asia, China and India met, much before the time of the British. Shikapuri merchants provided banking services for secure transfer of funds, so merchants could transmit funds without having to carry them back and forth. Shikarpuri merchants formed the backbone of import export business in central Asia, returning home every few years.

Now the world has become the playground for the descents of these traders. The Hindujas are one family from Shikarpur who are now billionaires with far flung business empire in the UK, Switzerland, India and other places. Feeling compelled to leave Shikarpur and their homes behind, they restarted and made their fortune in international trade.

Sayings of Hadhrat (Hazrat) Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

*Silence is the best reply to a fool *Humility is the outcome of knowledge *Forgiveness is the crown of greatness
*To assist the wrong is to oppress the right *Friendship is impossible with a liar *Enmity is the occupation of fools *Pride blocks progress and damages greatness *Boasting issues from small minds  *None is more respected than a pious person *Your tongue will speak out what it is accustomed to *Ones behaviour is the index to ones mind.

Saraswati puja

Hindus worship Maa Saraswati as the goddess of arts, knowledge and wisdom. The prayer starts with the cleansing the feet of Goddess Maa Saraswati with water. Goddess Saraswati represents intelligence, consciousness, cosmic knowledge, creativity, education, enlightenment, music, arts, and power. She is not only worshiped for secular knowledge, but for the true divine knowledge essential to achieve moksha (salvation).