This Saint Is Only Mine

The roots of Sufism are very deep in Pakistan. In all major cities of the country, there is at least one shrine of a local Sufi, which attracts devotees in large numbers.

Today, lets step in the shrine of a 16th century Sufi, Shaikh Bhirkhio, who belonged to the Suharwardi order of Sufism.

His shrine features many distinctive features of Sufism and they are very unique. Click on the link below to check out more snaps.


Shaikh Bhirkio: ‘This saint is only mine’



For more information about Pakistan and Sufism, check out this Smithsonian Mag article by Nicholas Schmidle.



Disclaimer: Images above and text on DAWN’s article are sole property of DAWN. I’m just sharing it.


2 thoughts on “This Saint Is Only Mine

  1. camilledefleurville July 1, 2016 / 11:21 PM

    The complexity and the beauty of the architecture is always wonderful.
    I have to read about sufism: I know but little about it. Thank you for the links.

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    • Hammad Rais July 2, 2016 / 4:00 AM

      This shrine is one such of so many in Pakistan. Not a big follower of Sufism I’m though but like you, the architecture of such places fascinates me.

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