Unprecedented: Obama sends Muslim Holy Cloth for offering at Ajmer Sharif

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Obama’s obeisance to Islamic customs/ tradition.

The American President has offered a red coloured, richly embroidered ‘chadar’ (holy cloth) that will be offered at the mausoleum of the Garib Nawaz on the inaugural day of the weeklong Urs.The celebrations are for the revered saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty of Ajmer.

This was the first time that the US Government was sending a Chadar there. It is always done by Muslims leaders from Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc. He has never shown the same reverence to other faiths.

Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif is a Muslim shrine to Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. The shrine has the grave (Maqbara) of the saint, Moinuddin Chist. The Chaddar with a message ‘Greeting of Peace’ from Obama was given to Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Director of the Chishty Foundation by the US Ambassador in India Richard Verma.

As one of my Indian readers pointed out to me, “even the New Indian Prime Minister has not gifted such things to this mosque, but on Monday, which coincides with the 1st day of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, the urs officially starts with the ‘mehfil-e-sama’ in the Dargah Sharif.”

He explains it this way:

A Dargah is a shrine built over the grave of a muslim saint. Both muslims and non muslims can enter a Dargah. Please note that Dargah and mosque are different. Mosque is a place where muslims go, perform namaz and come back but in a Dargah apart from performing Namaz people also come to take blessings of that muslim saint whose grave is there in the Dargah. So Dargah in short is a place for a muslim to get blessings & also perform namaz. The Chadar is put on the grave of the muslim saint. Its a Muslim tradition…..So, Obama is taking blessings from a Muslim saints…

A true history of this Dargah is that (Hindu version)- 12 YEARS BEFORE HAZRAT KHWAJA MOINUDDIN CHISTI CAME TO INDIA, PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN’S MOTHER HAD A DREAM , AND SHE WARNED HER SON NOT TO TRUST A SUFI SAINT WHO WOULD COME IN AS A SPY FOR AN INVADER FROM THE NORTH.  SEE HOW DREAMS BECOME TRUE,  FOR CHISTI WAS A SPY FOR MOHAMMED GHORI. Prithviraj Chauhan paid the price for ignoring his mother’s advise.  Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti had told his followers that at Mecca , he was instructed by Mohammed the Prophet to convert Hindus into Islam.  His Sufi followers poisoned the lake waters ( Pushkar lake and Anagasar lake) from which the king’s army elephants,  horses and camels  drank, as was standard warfare tactics in the deserts ( poisoning the oasis waters ) . The defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan also marked the end of Hindu rule in Delhi and the turning point in Indian history. Ghori’s  lieutenant, Qutb-uddin Aibak later ruled India and founded India’s first Muslim ruling dynast. Muslim rule in free India, for 650 years before the British rule.

So why this masque/ Chisti Dargah ? It is because lots of Muslims (Muslims claim that people of other religions also come here) consider this as a Pilgrimage & consider Moinudding Chisti as universally recognized figure in Sufism & Islam.

Now there could be several reasons/ possibilities as to why Obama think it is important-

1)      *) He may be a believer or a follower of Muslim saint (like I am your follower) and he wants Allah’s blessings by offering a Chadar.

2)    *)  He is a practicing Muslim as it is Muslim tradition to offer Chadar at Durgah. Not a tradition of any other religion.

3)     *)  He may want to appease muslims community by doing like that as he is the first ever President/ Leader from non south Asian country to do so (Indian PM Narendra Modi has not done that but Pakistani PM does send such Chadar gift every time) . Dargah’s Chief Khadim or chief priest Syed Salman Chisty said-“ very important initiative for world peace and a very good and welcome gesture on the part of President Obama”.

About Moinuddin Chisty-

Moinuddin Chishti is said to have been born in Seistan (East Persia) also known as Sajistan, around 533 Hijri (1138-39 A.D.) [historical region in present-day eastern Iran (Sistan and Baluchestan Province), southern Afghanista]. It is a well known historical fact that in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam (?), major and effective contributions have been made by the walis (saints) of Allah. He visited centers of Muslim culture, and acquainted himself with important trends in Muslim religious life. He became a disciple of the Chishti saint Usman Harooni. Chishtī turned towards India, reputedly after a dream in which Muhammad blessed him to do so. After a brief stay in Lahore, he reached Ajmer along with Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad, and settled down. In Ajmer, he attracted a substantial following. It was during the reign of Akbar (1556–1605) that Ajmer emerged as one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in India. The Mughal Emperor undertook a journey on foot to Ajmer. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was a famous Sufi saint who was the forerunner of Islam religion in India and preached the Qur’anic philosophy in India.

Obama’s ‘chadar’ presented in Ajmer Sharif Dargah,” Zee news, April 205, 2015 (thanks to Kafir)

Ajmer/Mumbai: A ‘chadar’ (sacred cloth) sent on behalf of the people of United State of America and President Barack Hussein Obama, was ceremonially presented at the Dargah Ajmer Sharif on Monday morning.
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The ‘chadar’ was presented by Haji Syed Salman Chishty, the ‘Gaddi Nashin’ to mark the 803rd annual Urs celebrations of Hazrat Khawaja Moinudeen Hasan Chishty, a revered Sufi saint.

US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, had handed over the ‘chadar’ on behalf of President Obama to Haji Chishty in New Delhi last week.

“On behalf of the United States government, I convey greetings of deepest friendship and respect to the community of Dargah Ajmer Sharif and the people of Ajmer,” said a message from Verma which was read out on the occasion.

“On this day, the 803rd Annual Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Moinudeen Hasan Chishty, our thoughts are with the community in Ajmer and we give thanks for the work of the Dargah Ajmer Sharif and its legacy of striving for understanding, peace, and respect between all faiths and peoples of the world,” the message said.

Quoting President Obama, it added: “Whatever our beliefs, whatever our traditions, we must seek to be instruments of peace, and bringing light where there is darkness, and sowing love where there is hatred.

On behalf of the US government, Verma commended the Dargah Ajmer Sharif for its commitment to these noble goals and conveyed the goodwill of the American people and partnership of the US Embassy in their work to make the world a better place.

“It’s a historic day and a welcoming moment. It’s the first ever gesture of extending spiritual greetings of peace to Ajmer Dargah Sharif from a non-South Asian country’s Head of State,” a pleased Haji Chishty told IANS, on the gift of the ‘chadar’.

The 32-year-old Gaddi Nashin explained that such ‘chadars’ and offerings are received with much respect and grace from presidents or prime ministers and other top leaders of several South Asian countries, including regulars like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

“This is the first time that any non-South Asian country’s head has sent a ‘chadar’ to the Ajmer Dargah Sharif. It will set a new trend for global peace among communities,” said Haji Chishty who represents the 27th continuous generation of ‘Gaddi Nashin’ of the world famous Dargah Khawaja Saheb.

Hundreds of thousands of Zaireens, or pilgrims from all over the world, who have converged for the 803rd Urs, witnessed the ‘chadar’ presentation at the Dargah, said Haji Chishty, who is director of Chishty Foundation, Ajmer Sharif here.
IANS

  • Kelly R.

    Sufi, huh? So Obama is backing Erdogan (Sufi) ALL the way.

    Hey–remember when Obama “wouldn’t allow” his middle name to be talked about? And all the idiots in the press and is private groups just went along? HUSSEIN? Just nuts. Everything is just nuts. Remember when law enforcement closed down free speech on the Obama as joker political poster “Why So Socialist?” and no one did anything? Now…all his programs are clearly Socialist.

    With this cloth we’ll be hearing about how “sensitive and multi-culti” the president is. THEN he’ll usher in the most repressive governments the world has ever known.

    Maybe we should have listened to those people in the first place.

    • frmatthew

      Didn’t know that Erdogan is a Sufi. Scary!

    • Indian

      No, idiots, Sufi Islam is one of the rare peaceful forms. Erdogan is a Sunni, like the Arabs of Saudi Arabia. Sufi Islam shares many common elements with Hindu Bhakti culture and has very little to do with other interpretations of Islam. In fact, Islamists denounce Sufi Islam as a form of Islam itself!

  • Argusawakened

    The enemy is running our country. Can’t be any clearer. Disgusting.

    • notislam

      Not only running our country but funneling away massive amounts of our taxes to use for their terrorist acts. BHO signifies his oneness with the terrorists -and this egregious act is one more way to destroy the USA. How I wish and pray for totally bad karms to befall him -and it will.

  • Cherub

    Next Islamic Terror Expansion into India ….

  • trevor1a

    Chisty is known to be a powerful black magician as per islamic records….

  • Proud Kafir

    With all the evidences coming up so far like these, no doubt that he is a Shiite Moslm….Its strange to know that he is sending such things to a small village of India (Moslm pilgrimage) from a distance of 13.5K KMs with words of Peace written in islmic language….Not a single doubt abt his religion now for me ;)

  • Lilithwept

    Even if Obama is not a practicing Muslim, he has such sympathies for Islam, he might as well be the most radical extreme muslim on the planet. He is in such a position of power, able to change America, and that is what he is doing, allowing thousands and thousands of Muslims to immigrate here. He wants all of America to be like Deerborn, MI. A 100% muslim enclave, where all,of the politicians, goverment and even police are either muslims or muslim sympathisers. It makes me sick to see what is happening to my country.

    • afftongrown

      What makes you think he’s not a practicing muslim? He’s not only practicing it, but promoting it world wide with isis!

      • ali k

        isis is created by israel to counter a more strong character iran.Israel knows that they can manipulate stupid arabs but they cant do the same with iran.Both isis and iran are enemies of israel but they have chosen the stupid barbaric isis over aryan iran.Using isis to fight iran as much as possible and preventing the iran backed shia militias to expand till lebanon. I hope you will no longer be a sheep anymore

    • notislam

      You know how moslems act over here to cover their disgusting behavior. ? They have fun and sin outrageously –if they marry they have an immediate personality change when they return to their own muslim land and their American bride discovers that Islam is not good ,but by then it is too late and they are slaves of their moslem husbands.

      • Proud Kafir

        It is called as Love Jihad….

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Jihad (Read it)

        Such concept got exposed in India ….where they are using marriages, love as a tool to convert people into islam…

  • LimeyAL

    The states will get another term of Islamic arse licking if Hillary “religion of peace” Clinton is elected.

    • Jim Fox

      “arse licking if Hillary”

      surely she’s a licker of a nearby piece of anatomy??

  • Richard Fanning

    He doesn’t do this in the name of the American people, the lying scumbag! He does it because of his own Islamic beliefs. I certainly wouldn’t want to send a gift to the grave of an Islamic scumbag spy unless it was something explosive in nature!

  • conan_drum

    : A ‘chadar’ (sacred cloth) sent on behalf of the people of United State of America – How many citizens of US want this gift to be made? I mean non Muslim of course?

    BTW is it for Sunnis or Shias? It is not clear from the article

    • afftongrown

      Keep my name off the gift card!

      • pamelageller

        ha!

  • marlene

    Don’t let obama be the last president of the United States – IMPEACH HIM NOW.

  • ali k

    I am indian muslim.I been going to the shrine of “Garibnawaz” (one who cherishes poor and soothes them) since childhood.He was a spy-what a lame nonsense comment. He was a fountain of mercy .He did not poisoned waters but the water in the lake disappeared in 4 days when he was refused to take water from it by the local king.That was a gigantic miracle as termed by that king himself.Most of the pilgrims at his shrine are local indian non muslims (Hindus ,Sikhs and Jains).These non muslims constitute the maximum donations to the shrine. For last 3 years I have also seen white people or xtians in good attendance at the shrine.No one is stopped from entering and everyone eats together at the communal lunch and dinner held at shrine every day.Sufis dont judge people by religion nor do they convert anyone into islam ,sufis just invite everyone to way of tolerance and love.I would prefer a sufi shrine to a church anyday- lot more spiritual energy and fantastic music at sufi shrines.I know church very well because i studied at a catholic convent in himalayas for the fist 18 years of my life and I am not moved by them even a bit.

  • ali k

    Indian prime minister is a hindu nationalist.Equally bad for any non hindu -be it muslim or xtian.But after obama he also sent the holy cloth to the shrine.Yes obama you have the power to coerce even the staunch hindu nationalist to change his attitude

  • stealth4

    Dictator B Hussein O is uniquely pro-Muslim to the core, How can Americans continue to allow him to be their leader?

  • Che

    It’s fine to set traps for terrorist! What a great way to retake our country.

  • Che

    Somehow we need to start ISIS-baiting, any ideas? Like Sharpton, imagine a way to monetise it.

  • Che

    To draw them out, it may be as simple as announcing as Jewish women will be in charge of decorations. Or armed Christian women will provide security. Make that women Christians converted from Islam. We have to get imaginative.

  • Che

    I meat to say “Gay Pride Parade”, Jewish women will be in charge of decorations. Or armed Christian women
    will provide security. Make that women Christians converted from Islam.

  • Che

    You can feel the potential, it just needs work. Any act of free speech that jacks their jaw is worth doing.

  • Che

    By the way, my avatar as Chė drives the progressives crazy on their sites. They get highly offended.

  • Leonard Halstead

    If it swims like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it must be a duck! Hey Americans are you awake yet?

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