Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Hari Gumbaz - historical heritage monument of Hyderabad, Telengana

Hari Gumbaz thehansindia.com
Among the countless Muslim monuments in Hyderabad, Telengana the famous Hari Gumbaz dargah, is a popular one and is being visited by lots of people. What is so unique about it? It is the  mausoleum of one of the greatest saints and scholar of his time, Hazrath Mir Shujauddin Hussain Qadri ever lived in this part of India.  Located in   Santosh Nagar, as part of renovation work 
the tomb of the heritage structure now appears in white color 
and the previous green color was done away with for unknown reasons and the people here say the historical museum loses its
distinct characteristic that will mark it out among other tombs. Mind you for the  last 30 years the tomb was in green color but now after renovation, the color of the dargah is same as before. The renovation work was done by the retired engineers from the ASI.

Actually the famous Hari Gumbaz dargah houses the mausoleum of the great saint. It was built on November 31, 1848 AD and  the saint was buried at Edi Bazaar, Hyderabad, in the garden of his grandson Hazrat Syed Daim. A big tomb which was built  around and above his grave  later  and is called as Hari Gumbaz.

The renovation was done by the custodian of the durgah  himself;  dargah-e-Qutub-ul-Hind (title) is located 
in Band Naka near Edi Bazaar at Santoshnagar.  The Wakf Board and GHMC, having failed to renovate the old structure, the 7th generation custodian took the decision  to undertake  tough  task 
of  carrying ou major repairs, etc upon himself. For several years many representations were made to the authorities concerned, but none yielded any results. Work was taken up last May, 2018. Now, the work is almost over. 

Qutub-ul-Hind Qutub-ul-Hind was born in the year 1191 Hijri corresponding to 1774 AD at Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh.Coming from a pious family that had ancestral links with   Hazrat Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, son of Hazrat Syedna Ali ibn Abi Talib RUA. His forefathers were from Arabia and they settled in India  during the reign of Mogul ruler Akbar. After completing Hajj when he was just 18, upon his return to India, he settled down at  Hyderabad, Deccan. Being a pious and intellectual person he read a lot and wrote many books related to Islam. His teachings,  spiritual power and knowledge were so overwhelming lots of people sought his spiritual guidance from him. He impressed on the people to follow the right path and act as per the edit of the almighty. Throughout his life he remained a great religious scholar and dedicated his life to the sevice of the Almighty -Allah. 
https://www.thehansindia.com/news/cities/hyderabad/hari-gumbaz-turns-white-during-facelift-516579