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Makhdoom Rashid

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Country  Pakistan
District  Multan
Population  30,000 (1998)
Province  Punjab
Time zone  PST (UTC+5)
Local time  Sunday 1:44 AM
Makhdoom Rashid
Weather  19°C, Wind NE at 10 km/h, 58% Humidity

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Map of Makhdum Rashid, Pakistan

Makhdum Rashid (Urdu: مخدُوم رشِيد‎), (Punjabi: مخدوم رشِید) is a town of approximately 30,000 in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Makhdoom Rashid is 20 km distant from Multan towards the east on Vehari Road (old Multan Dehli Road). The majority of the population is from the Makhdum Abdul Rashid family, also known as Quraishi, and Hashmi . (shah also)

Makhdum Abdul Rashid Haqqani

The town is named after the Sufi saint Makhdum Abdul Rashid Haqqani, who founded this town in the 11th century. Haqqani was the cousin of Baha-ud-din Zakariya (Persian: بہاؤ الدین زکریا‎‎) and the daughter son of Hazrat Syed Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani but its verification is needed. Haqqani was the disciple and mureed of Saint Said-ul-Auliya Sayeed Ali Hamadani Alama Iqbal call him Said-Du-Sadat,Salar-Ajam. It is important that Syed Ali Humdani was a great Sufi saint of Islamic history who preached the Islam in Kashmir, Gigat, Baltistan, Ladakh and Hazara Division of KPK, Pakistan. Haqqani's mausoleum is in Makhdoom Rashid.

Haqqani's urs is held throughout the month of Haar (June), and attracts pilgrims from other areas. A well near the mausoleum is said to produce water only during the month of Haar. It is believed that its water cures physical and spiritual diseases. The origin of this belief is a story that Haqqani suffered from disease and after recovering threw the remaining medicine into the well. The mausoleum and adjacent unique five-dome Masjid, the second masjid of its type in the world, displays finest Multani art "Blue Pottery". Recently restoration work is ongoing.

AKbar Hashmi (a great poet, educationist, broadcaster) also belongs from here. Akbar Hashmi is son of great Sufi saint Makhdoom Rukan Aalam Shah. Akbar Hashmi's son (Rukan Abdullah Shah) is studying now in engineering.

Notables

Allama Abu Al-Khair Asadi was a Sunni Hanfi Islamic poet, philosopher and Muslim scholar. He wrote more than 150 books about Islam. He was the founder of Islamic organization(ادارہ اسلامیہ مخدوم رشید).

Education

Two Government colleges, two high schools, two middle schools and some 10 private schools are there.

Special Sohan Halwa of "Patoli" is available there and sent around the country and abroad. "AAshiq Falooda" is another speciality of this town.

References

Makhdoom Rashid Wikipedia


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