This Mazar was something of an icon of that place: Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road, Karachi. It is still there but I am told – and sadly so – that this old building has now been demolished to make way for the new one. How sick is that. And why no authority stops such violation of historical structures is beyond my comprehension. It is understandable that the rise in Sufi version of Islam has caused jam-packed Mazars, but it makes no sense to me that you start pulling down structure after structure.

But this is not new. We have seen this happen across Pakistan. Recent examples include Red Mazar of Sehwan Sharif (Lal Shahbaz Qalandar). Now, a bland, blue Mazar stands in its place, a bad copy of that brilliant Mazar Sharif in Iraq. Why cannot we continue Sufi Islam with historical heritage? How many more Mazars will we allow to be demolished?

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  1. As salam alaikum wa rahematullahi wa barkatahu
    Mai sayyed liyakat Ali Bukhari Bhandara district Maharashtra India se hu
    Mere walid ka nam sayyed ASHRAF Ali Bukhari hai
    Unke walid ka nam sayyed inayat Ali Bukhari
    Unke walid ka nam mir khairat Ali Bukhari hain
    Unke walid ka nam sayyed Alam Bukhari hai kya aap is se aage shajra o nasab me meri rahenumai farma sakte hain .

    Mera watssap no +919326910687 hain
    Barae karam madat farmae

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