Rest in power: Edhi buried amid mystics

Published: July 10, 2016
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Around 25 years ago, Edhi expressed the wish to be buried next to mystic Mirza Munawar Ali Baig alHaris Mansoor Aman Gesudaraz. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM/EXPRESS

Around 25 years ago, Edhi expressed the wish to be buried next to mystic Mirza Munawar Ali Baig alHaris Mansoor Aman Gesudaraz. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi was laid to rest with two mystics at Edhi Village on Saturday.

One of these, Mirza Munawar Ali Baig alHaris Mansoor Aman Gesudaraz – buried just next to Edhi – remained Edhi’s guest for three days, from April 12, 1989, till April 15, 1989 – the day Mirzadied.

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According to the incharge of the Edhi Village, Muhammad Bilal Edhi, Abdul Sattar’s watchful eyes appreciated Mirza’s religious personality and, to acknowledge that, he directed that a shrine be made at his grave. Around 25 years back, Edhi declared he wished to be buried next to him.

Another mystic, Miskeen Turk Baba, lies adjacent to Gesudaraz, according to Dr Muhammad Noor Aman, one of the senior volunteers of Edhi. He died on January 15, 1998. Muhammad Noor said that Miskeen was admitted to the Edhi Village’s old house.

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“It is famous about him [Miskeen] that he prayed to Allah in the same position for six months straight,” he said, adding that Miskeen only used to eat dates and water and died during prayers.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2016.

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