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The shrine of Bari Imam, a famous Sufi saint, is located at the foothills of Margallas in Islamabad.

Born in 1617 in the Jehlum area of Punjab, Bari Imam, whose real name was Syed Shah Abdul Latif, travelled to Iran, Iraq, Central Asian states and the holy cities of Mecca and Madinah to learn about the different disciplines of Islam and theology.

He settled in the Nur Pur Shahan area which is now a part of Pakistan. In the dangerous era of bandits and killers he taught people about love, peace and harmony and soon Syed Shah Abdul Latif came to be known as “Bari Imam” or the Leader of the Earth.

Bari Imam died in 1705, and it is said that his shrine was first built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir before being renovated several times thereafter.

In 2005, 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide attack on the premises of Bari Imam on May 27.

Presently, the whole shrine is going through massive restoration and redecoration.

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Shoaib Zafar Kasuri Jul 10, 2014 04:12pm

Would that you people publish the great imitable exemplary lives of Sahaba Karams too like some leading daily News Papers burnish, furnish and decorate a special portion with Islamic prospects in Gulf region!

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Iqbal Jul 10, 2014 06:10pm

Latif baba stayed in his grave to permit attack on his devotees in 2005. I wonder how dead people can give us peace.

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Hunza wala Jul 11, 2014 03:59am

@Iqbal This something beyond the grasp of mentally challenged people. Who cannot grasp the excellent concepts of Sufism. Like you.

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Mohammad Ali Jul 11, 2014 04:27am

A little correction: Bari Imam was born in Chakwal not in Jhelum.

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Hunza wala Jul 11, 2014 04:40am

@Shoaib Zafar Kasuri What did you write? Nobody can understand your diatribe.

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