BY NISAR ALI
GHANCHE: Chehlum of Sufia Noorbakhshia’s spiritual leader, Bwa Faqeer Ibrahim was observed at in Khaplu Ghanche.
The spiritual Sufi cleric died along with others in a road accident on 20th of August in Deosai. The Chehlum proceedings, held on Friday, were attended by thousands of people, including religious, social and political leaders, as well as local public and his followers.
Verses from the Holy Quran were recited on the occasion and prayers were made for the deceased’s souls. The Distict administration of Ghanche had also announced a local holiday to mark the day. Meanwhile, a donation campaign was started to construct an Aastana (space of spiritual contemplation) in memory of Bwa Faqeer Muhammad Ibrahim.
More than a million rupees were collected on the first day of the campaign. According to locals, Bwa Rustam Ali is likely to lead the Aetifak and other rituals in continuation of the mission and tradition of Bwa Faqeer.
Published in Outpost on October 2, 2016