Haji Ali (Mumbai)
The Dargah of Haji Ali is not only Dargah but in-house mosque is also available, & Dargah is located on an atoll off the coast of Worli in the Southern part of Mumbai. In the heart of the city but & Haji Ali is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai.
This is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, this is associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari & a Mosque.
This Dargah of Janab Haji Ali was Built in 1431, In the memory of Muslim wealthy merchant, Syed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, Who had given up all his wealth & worldly assets before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Hailing from Bukhara, These days it is in Uzbekistan, Baba Syed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari did travel around the world in the early to mid 15th century, and finally settled in present day Mumbai.
According to legends & surroundings of his life, one day Peer Baba saw a poor woman crying on the road, and she was holding an empty vessel. Peer Baba asked her what the problem was, she told that her husband would thrash her if did get the oil home she was carrying, and oil was spilt out as she stumbled accidentally. Peer Baba asked her to take him on the spot where she spilt the oil. There, he put a finger into the soil and the oil started coming out. The lady filled up the vessel and went home.
Later on, Peer Baba Haji Ali Shah Bukhari had a recurring and disturbing dream that he had injured Earth by his act. Full of sorrow, he soon fell ill and Peer Baba directed his followers to cast the coffin carrying his body into the Arabian Sea. Peer Baba Haji Ali died during his journey to Mecca and miraculously that casket which was carrying his body, it was floated back to these shores, it was stuck in the strings of rocky atoll just off the shore of Worli. That is why the Dargah was built on very same Place.
Every week on Thursday’s and Friday’s, the shrine is visited by at least 40,000 pilgrims Irrespective of faith and religions, pilgrims visit the dargah to get the blessings of the legendary saint. Especially on Fridays, Various Sufi musicians perform a form of devotional music called Qawwali at the dargah.
- Packet Sugar Balls ,
- Dry Rose Petals .
- Sacred Dhaga (Kalava) from Dargah,
- Complimentary CD of Qawwali’s