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Dastgeer Sahib

Coordinates: 34°11′40″N 74°31′40″E / 34.19444°N 74.52778°E / 34.19444; 74.52778
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Dastgeer Sahib
Dastgeer Sahib
ProvinceJammu and Kashmir
Dastgeer Sahib is located in India
Dastgeer Sahib
Shown within India
Dastgeer Sahib is located in Kashmir
Dastgeer Sahib
Dastgeer Sahib (Kashmir)
Geographic coordinates34°11′40″N 74°31′40″E / 34.19444°N 74.52778°E / 34.19444; 74.52778

Dastgeer Sahib is a Sufi shrine located in the Khanyar locality of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India.


Dastgeer Sahib is a 200-year-old shrine situated in Khanyar. It is associated with Abdul Qadir Gilani, whose hair strand, a relic locally known as Mouia Pak, is believed to be housed here. It also contains an old Quran written by Ali Ibn Abi Talib. It was constructed in 1806 and expanded in 1877 by Khwaja Sanaullah Shawl.[1]

It is the center of the activity hub of the Khanyar and is surrounded by a large market. On the Urs or birth date of the Abdul Qadir Gilani, thousands of people from all over Kashmir go there to pray to Allah and watch the ziyarat. There are five graves situated inside it. It is said that it is of one of the students of Qadiri silsilla of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jelani.


The shrine was badly damaged in a fire on 25 June 2012. The relics of the saint that were located inside a fireproof vault were not damaged.[2] The shrine has been restored to its original state.[3]


  1. ^ "History of the Dastgeer Sahib shrine". Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Fire in Dastgeer Sahib shrine in Srinagar". The Times of India. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Fire gutted Dastgeer Sahib shrine to be reconstructed: Omar Abdullah". 1 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.