Rauza Sharif is regarded as the second Mecca for Sunni Muslims. It has been constructed at Sirhind to commemorate the valiant youngsters who gave up their lives when tempted to give up their religion for Islam. There are a number of other tombs in the compound mostly of the members of Sheikh Ahmeds house. There is a grand mosque with a basement and a small tank for performing ablution before the prayers. The shrine has since been taken over by Government of India as a historic monument.
Celebration at Rauza Sharif
The Urs celebration (death anniversary) of Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi is held here for more than 300 years and are largely attended by Muslims from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and other Muslim countries.
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