Visiting Sufi Shrines is an Uplifting Experience of Religious Harmony and Social Amity, Say the Hindu, Sikh and Christian Visitors at Ajmer Dargah
By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam
December 11, 13
In Islam, the prime objective of visiting a grave is to do Tafakkur (spiritual contemplation) thinking of the death of the person in the grave and praying for the atonement of his sins, if any. However, if the person in the grave is someone who attained close relationship with God by virtue of his righteousness such as prophets (Ambiya), their companions (Sahaba) and other beloved friends of God (Auliya), a great deal of bliss and benefits are expected from visiting their shrines.
The friends of God or Auliya-e-Keram are also known as Sufi saints. It is a common