Funeral of Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin: Sept 18th, 2012

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin addressing the congregation on behalf of his family. In line with Chishtiyya Sufic practice of Urs (from Arabic: عرس, literally "wedding") he is dressed as a groom, in honor of the passing of his grandfather. For Sufis, the death of a Sufi Saint is regarded as wisaal (union with the beloved), and the death anniversary is celebrated as a wedding anniversary.

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin addressing the congregation on behalf of his family. For Sufis, the death of a Sufi Saint is regarded as wisaal (union with the beloved), and the death anniversary is celebrated as a wedding anniversary.

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin talking about the importance of legacy, and explaining to the congregation what his grandfather’s life mission was.

Burying the venerable Lt. Colonel Amiruddin in Mississauga, at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in the exclusively Muslim section. For Sufis, the death of a Sufi Saint is regarded as wisaal (union with the beloved), and the death anniversary is celebrated as a wedding anniversary.

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