Monday, May 3, 2010

A Taste of Allah in India

The first night I arrived in Delhi at 10pm I was picked up by Malik Muhammad from Kashmir and taken to the Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah area of town...just to start off the trip with a bang!

The best part was when I got to rip off a piece of my veil and had Malik tie it inside the mosque (since I could not enter being a woman). That signified my wish...which is completely for America's Gypsy!!! SO once that wish is fullfilled I will return to this shrine and donate money :) Happily!
ya hayyu ya qayyum

about this area in Delhi: " Nizamuddin Dargah (Urdu: نظام الدّین درگاہ ) (Hindi: निज़ामुद्दीन दरगाह) is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya. Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of Amir Khusro and Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the cornerThe neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors is located, and Nizamuddin East, an upper-class residential area situated between Humayun's Tomb and the Nizamuddin Railway Station. The other important monuments in the Nizamuddin heritage area include Humayun's Tomb, Chausath Khamba, Mirza Ghalib's tomb, Barakhamba, Blue Gumbad at the Nizamuddin Circle and Lal Mahal."

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