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There are so many references to Baba Shah Badr Dewan r.a. on different websites. I have tried to copy and paste them here with due references to those sites. There is no aim except to provide every thing available at the same place.

If you happen to come across anything related to Baba Shah Badr Dewan r.a. or Masania or Darbar/Durgah, please give the reference in comments.

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  1. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 18:47:06

    TITLE OF THE PROJECT: ‘Enhancement of Cultural Heritage and Promotion of Understanding in Punjab, India’

    TIME PERIOD: 1999-2001

    CLIENT: Local communities

    SUPPORTED BY: UNESCO, UNDP-UNV, Archeological Survey of India (ASI), The Sikh Foundation, Sant Mat Research Foundation, etc

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT: The objective of the project is conservation of a select number of shared sacred cultural sites in Punjab through community participation with a multi disciplinary team.

    SCOPE:

    This project was undertaken as apart of the UNESCO programme in the year 2000. This year was earlier declared as the international year of ‘Culture of Peace’. It was therefore considered most appropriate to undertake conservation of the shared sacred sites which demonstrate the diverse traditions of the land.

    In the first phase of the project three historic buildings were identified. The buildings included Kishan Mandir in village Kishankot; the Guru Ki Maseet in Sri Hargobindpur and the Dargah of Baba Shah Badr Dewan in village Masania. All the three sites are in district Gurdaspur, Punjab

    The project included other development projects such as revitalization of the village water tank, which is located on the land owned by the village temple; setting up of a ‘Craft Center’ as a possible livelihood opportunity for the village women and setting up of a ‘Non Formal Education Center’ for the children, which included a library

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  2. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 18:52:35

    Nihangs, Christians do seva at mosque
    From Varinder Walia
    Tribune News Service

    SRI HARGOBINDPUR (Gurdaspur), Sept 16 — It may sound strange, but it is true that Nihang Singhs have been performing seva at a mosque in this town founded by the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind, on the banks of River Beas for the past 50 years.

    Sikhs and Christians have also been looking after a temple and dargah in Kishankot and Masania villages in this border belt. The seva continued even during the peak of terrorism as these religious places are situated in the border district of Gurdaspur.

    This presents a unique example of cultural pluralism and communal harmony. The Nihang Singhs of Taruna Dal who have been looking after Guru-ki Masit in this dusty town say that the Masit (mosque) was constructed by Guru Hargobind for his Muslim subjects.

    While leaving the country after the holocaust of Partition, the Muslims had requested their Christian brothers to look after the majestic dargah of Baba Shah Badr Dewan in Masania. The family of Yunas Masih has been fulfilling the promise given to Muslims about 54 years ago. Masania village was dominated by Muslims before Partition but the entire population had to leave for the newly created Pakistan. The Sarpanch of Masania, Mr Amrik Singh, says that a jatha of Muslims from Pakistan would throng this mosque till 1970. They stopped visiting the village after the Indo-Pak war of 1971 due to visa restrictions imposed by both the countries. However, the villagers, including Hindus, Sikhs and Christians perform seva at the dargah with devotion.

    Giving the historical background of Guru ki Masit at Sri Hargobindpur, Baba Kirtan Singh said it was mentioned in the religious books that the mosque was constructed by Guru Hargobind for his Muslim subjects in the 17th century after a fierce battle with the Mughals.

    The Taruna Dal, a Nihang sect has also installed Nishan Sahib adjoining the masit, presenting a scene of communal harmony.

    Baba Kirtan Singh said it was Baba Bishan Singh, Taruna Dal chief, who took the initiative to conserve Guru ki Masit. He said he too had been performing seva at masit for the past two decades.

    The three religious places — Guru ki Masit, Krishan temple at Kishankot and the dargah at Masania have been chosen by the Cultural Resource Conservation Initiative (CRCI) for its conservation-cum-unity development project under Unesco’s Culture of Peace Programme-2000.

    Ms Gurmeet Rai, chief of CRCI, says that the Sikh Foundation of the USA had earmarked $ 20,000 through Unesco for the conservation of Guru ki Masit. The site would attract devotees and tourists after it is developed.

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20000917/punjab.htm

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  3. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 19:09:55

    Name: Bali K Deol – April 08, 2002
    E-mail: swaraj@shaw.ca
    Comments: The project on Cultural Heritage and Promotion of Understanding in Punjab begins with heritage preservation.

    Through the project – a joint activity of UNESCO-UNDP-UNV – three sites in Punjab are being restored: a temple, a dargah and a mosque. It is an article of faith with the project team that mending a monument is an act of healing, of knitting people together, and of giving them the means to speak their minds on their problems and needs. A Krishna temple, a mosque raised in 1630 by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind, and an early 19th century dargah, now maintained by Christians, represent the composite culture that has marked the history of Punjab, and are now the sites of a UNESCO-UNDP-UNV project launched over a year ago.

    The Kishan mandir (Krishna temple) built in 1830 by a Sikh in Kishankot lay abandoned for decades, partly vandalized, partly a victim of natural decay. Its roof was rundown, the stones were loose, and water had leaked in, spreading mould and lichen. The project team, led by Ms Gurmeet Rai of the Cultural Research and Conservation Initiative, and UN Volunteers have been meticulously restoring the temple to its once-upon-a-time artistic glory. “Krishna mandir presents one of the finest examples of Kangra art,” says art restorer Sanjay Dhar, a UN Volunteer. The restored panels – presenting a blend of Sikh and Hindu themes – are a testament to the greatness of this school – to its rich and vibrant colours, its fine compositional elements, its attention to detail and its refined craftsmanship.

    Guru ki Maseet (Guru’s mosque) in Sri Hargobindpur will be taken up next. The mosque, in which the Guru Granth Sahib (the sacred book of the Sikhs) is placed since the departure of this small town’s Muslim population during India’s partition, is open to people of all faiths, although its use is occasional. Under the project, the land around the building has been cleared to make the site accessible.

    Likewise, the dargah of Baba Shah Badr Dewan in village Massania, draws to it people of all religious persuasions. Handed over to Christians by Muslim caretakers at partition time in 1947, the monument suffers from architectural problems that demand attention, and will be dealt with in the next phase of the project.

    http://www.apnaorg.com/guestbook/guestbooko5.html

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  4. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 19:14:39

    iv) Cultural heritage and promotion of understanding in the Panjab, India’ (1999-2001):
    This ongoing project was initially supported by UNESCO and UNDP, the executing agency being CRCI. The objective of the project is conservation of a select number of cultural sites in Punjab through community participation with a multi-disciplinary team. The project, which started in October 1999, was conceived as one of the projects of UNESCO under the United Nations year ‘Culture of Peace’. In the first phase of the project the historic buildings that are at various stage of being conserved are the Krishan mandir in Kishankotvillage; the Guru Ki Maseet in Sri Hargobindpur and the Dargah of Baba Shah Badr Dewan in Masania village. All three sites are in the Gurdaspur district.

    http://vanda.london.museum/vastatic/microsites/1162_sikhs/events/events_lectures05.htm

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  5. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 20:07:51

    masanian
    masanian is founded by shah badar diwan in 1499 a.d.Masanian was dominated by gillani family,descendant of shah badar diwan till 1947.
    Posted By:-Abbas Sadik Masanvi On 21-Oct-2009 15:58:42

    http://locations.whereincity.com/241769/masanian/

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  6. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 20:23:32

    Sweet Smell Of Home
    Namrata Joshi accompanies the Gilanis from Pakistan on their homecoming to Masanian

    Seventy-five-year-old Syed Dilshad Husain slept with a heavy heart on the night of December 4 in Batala’s humble Abhi Hotel. For years, he had fondly nursed the memory of his ancestral village Masanian, in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, and the burial place of his uncle, Syed Abrar Husain. Dilshad was born in 1933, years after Abrar’s death, but a strange bond seemed to connect them across time.

    “An American friend who was tracing his lineage couldn’t go beyond the Civil War. I realised I could go back 1,400 years.”

    Abrar used to visit Dilshad in vivid dreams, in which he could even smell the sweet tobacco infusing his uncle’s breath. Abrar would talk to him and lead him through life’s many ups and downs, he would be his invisible friend, philosopher and guide.

    Dilshad, along with other members of the extended Gilani family (who formed the entire Muslim population of Masanian), was compelled to leave their homes and fields, and the resting place of this beloved uncle, to make a new home in a new country. In 1947, it could not have been any other way.

    Early in December 2008, when Dilshad made the journey back from Lahore to Indian Punjab across the Wagah border, for the first time since he moved to Pakistan, he knew that not much would be left of his fields and home. But he did hope his uncle’s grave would still be there. It was not to be—Dilshad couldn’t find that hallowed spot in the once familiar, now changed setting. “It makes me feel empty, incomplete,” he said, disappointment writ all over his craggy face.

    Partition had meant another cruel blow for Dilshad’s family—the enforced severance from Masanian Sharif, the holy mazar of their forefather, the saint Shah Badr Diwan, and a compelling symbol of their proud lineage. Diwan was born in Baghdad, moved to Lahore during the reign of Akbar and eventually settled down in Masanian. It was here that he married, had four sons and a daughter. It was here that Diwan died, was buried and came to be revered. And it was here that his descendants—the Gilanis—grew and prospered. For Dilshad and the accompanying 11 members of the Gilani family, it was also a momentous journey into an ancestry and heritage they had been separated from for the last 60 years.

    We first meet the Gilanis in Amritsar over a hearty meal at Kundan Dhaba, followed by a quick prayer at the Golden Temple, and unending conversations on how similar India and Pakistan were—the lingo and the food, the narrow streets, the shops spilling over on to the pavements; how popular Indian Idol was in Pakistan…

    The sense of anticipation is palpable as the bus veers into the narrow road leading to the village, the minarets and domes of the mazar visible in the distance. Quick, excited cellphone calls inform family members back in Pakistan of this. Before Partition, crowds of people used to visit the mazar every Thursday of the new moon. “Do you know it’s the Thursday of the new moon today as well?” Dilshad’s nephew Sikandar Gilani asks with a smile.

    The journey to Masanian had been a personal quest for Sikandar who at 48 is the youngest member in the group. For years the Saudi Arabia-based petroleum engineer had been trawling the internet, gathering data about his ancestors and charting their shajrah or family tree. “An American friend who was tracing his lineage could not go beyond the Civil War. I realised that in comparison I could go back 1,400 years,” says Sikandar.

    He painstakingly collected official and personal documents—the last photo of the village taken by his father, the letter of condolence sent by Punjab’s Inspector General of Police on October 8, 1930, to Sikandar’s father on the death of his grandfather who was an inspector in the force. Sikandar had been keeping close track of the dargah’s fate as well. He got lucky in September 2000, when he spotted a write-up on the internet on a qawwali programme by the Wadali Brothers organised at the dargah to mark the conservation work that the Cultural Resource Conservation Initiative (CRCI) was to undertake there with UNESCO funding. The project got stalled, but Sikandar established contact with conservation architect and CRCI director Gurmeet Rai. “They are passionate about the shrine; it has been a steady, continuous endeavour for them,” says Rai. For Rai, the conservation effort is just as precious. “I don’t like brick-and-mortar structures except those that have people milling around them. The Masanian dargah is very alive, and respected by all the communities,” she says.

    Memory lane: The Gilanis roam the galis of Masanian, soaking in the feel

    The conservation work has been revived now with support from the state department of tourism, as part of their development of the religious circuit. The terror attack on Mumbai and the subsequent anti-Pakistan sentiment in India briefly put a question mark over the Gilanis’ trip to India, but the pull of Shah Badr Diwan proved far stronger.

    The first step the Gilanis take into the shrine, the first silent prayers, the spreading of chadars, is an intensely moving moment. Steady tears fall from their eyes, washing away the sorrow of separation. The mazar, they say happily, looks just like the pictures pulled out of the internet. Diyas and incense have been lit, and locals gather to watch, as parrots and pigeons chirp in the vast courtyard and kids play cricket in the surrounding fields. “We can’t believe it’s true. It’s like a dream. We never imagined we could ever visit this place again in our lifetime,” says Sikandar’s mother Jamila Khatoon, who was just 15 when they moved. “Ours was the last kafila to leave for Pakistan. It was a time of extreme violence, but every single member of our family left unscathed. It was Baba Badr’s will, he has always looked after us,” says Sikandar’s sister, Najma.

    The migrating Gilani family had left the shrine in the hands of a Christian family in Masanian, hoping they would maintain the structure and its dignity. The surviving member of that family, Yunus Masih, has faithfully kept the promise made 60 years ago. And it’s the income from the daily offerings at the dargah and at its annual fairs that have supported his family. A group of Muslim Gujjars from Kashmir, who have set up dera in Masanian, want to claim the rights for the dargah’s upkeep but the Gilanis stand by Masih. “Itni shiddat se rakhwali ki hai (they have guarded it with such passion),” says Syed Riaz Ahmed, Sikandar and Najma’s uncle.

    He climbs one of the minarets to soak in the view. The village bazaar, the vast cremation ground, are no longer visible, no kabaddi games and bullfights take place here now, and there are many new houses, with kitschy sculptures of aircraft, footballs and huge eagles on their terraces. “I can’t recognise it any more,” says Riaz.

    But even so, the Gilanis experience a powerful sense of homecoming, even those members of the family who were born much after Partition, in Pakistan. “This is where the story of our family begins, it gives them a place in history,” says Jamila Khatoon. “Buzurgon ki zameen mein hi sukh milta hai (you find peace only in the land of your ancestors).” The Gilani clan is now spread around the globe. It’s the Masanian dargah that binds them together. It’s as though on arriving at the dargah they have finally found themselves.

    They walk the streets, stopping by at the tiled grave of Baba Badr’s daughter which stands a distance away, lonely and sad. They spot the place from where their father took the last photo before migrating to Pakistan. “Some things never change,” says Dilshad. “The weather here was always very lovely, and the water sweet.”

    Village sarpanch Amrik Singh offers them tea and invites them to examine his house. It was once home to their relatives, and allotted to the sarpanch’s family when it moved over from Pakistan. Across the border, his family too would have left a home that he can no longer call his own, which would have become the home of a stranger.

    Soon, it is time to leave. Will Dilshad return disappointed, his wish to see uncle Abrar’s final resting place unfulfilled? The hospitable, open-hearted villagers won’t let that happen. They have finally figured out the spot, hidden in a cluster of trees, where Abrar’s grave lies. Dilshad rushes to the grove, removes the pile of mud to reveal the burial place.

    He clings to it tightly for a long while and weeps copiously, as though it was his uncle’s shoulder, his private dargah, then lovingly places the chadar on it and applies itr, his mission finally accomplished. He would have slept peacefully on the night of December 5 in Batala’s humble Abhi Hotel.

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?239455

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  7. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 21:00:13

    Hazrat Shah Badar Diwan (R.A).

    Name and Nasab: His real name is Hazrat Syed Badaruddin Gilani Qadiri Baghdadi. He is Hassani,Hussaini,Razaqqi,Gilani syed.In Lahore he is known as Hazrat Shah Badar Diwan and in India as Hazrat Shah Badar Gilani(R.A).His pedigree is as under:

    Hazrat Shah Badar Diwan bin Hazrat Sharaf-ud-Din Gilani bin
    Alla-ud-din gilani bin Shamas-ud-din Muhammad gilani bin
    Ahmad Ma-laqab ba rayza chean gilani bin Qasim gilani bin Sharaf-ud-din yahyaha katal shaheed tatar gilani bin Syed Shahab-ud-din gilani bin Syed Abu Saleh Nasr Gilani bin Syed Abdul Razaqq Gilani Bin Qutab-e-Rabani,Ghous-e-Samdani,Mehboob-e- Subhani,Miran Mohi-ud-din Syed Abdul Qadir Gilani Baghdadi(R.A).

    Birth: He was born in Baghdad in 7th nov.1457a.d.on Monday.According to this Persian verse:

    ZA HIJRAT HUSHAT SAAD NAU KUM HUFTAAD
    TAWALAD GUSHAT BADAR-UD-DIN BA BAGHDAD

    In Lahore: He left his home in 1493a.d.and came to Lahore,where he spend five years to preaching of Islam.In Lahore he has a Chillah,where he spend forty days of meditation.

    King Akbar,built a Khangah on this CHILLAH and the place is now called Chillah Shah Badar Diwan.

    In Massanian: In 18 august 1498a.d.,he came to Batala and founded Massanian. Massanian is a hindi word which means,One who remove an evil spirits.It is also spelled as Masania,Masanian and Masaniyan.And this place is also called as Masani. A popular verse in Punjabi about it as:

    KABE DA GHAROOR KAR DE
    MASANI PIND WALE

    Shadi: He got married Bibi Murassa,daughter of Hazrat Daud Bokhari in village Sohal Gurdaspur.

    Aulaad:
    He has four sons and one daughter from Bibi Murassa:

    1-SYED ALI SABIR GILANI QADIRI
    2-SYED HABIBULLAH GILANI QADIRI
    3-SYED ABDUL LATIF GILANI QADIRI
    4-SYEDA BIBI ALLAH BANDAHI(FATIMA) KNOWN AS BIBI PAK DAMAN
    5-SYED MUHAMMAD SADIK GILANI QADIRI

    All of his children was able to do marvels.

    Parda:
    He did parda in 12 august 1570a.d.in Massanian.

    Mausoleum :
    In his grave a majestic dargah was built by his grand son Shah Abdul Shakoor Gilani Qadiri(r,a).It contains four minar,two courtyards and many dooms.

    Fair:
    Its annual festival is held on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal and the monthly fair or nau-chandi is held on a Thursday at the appearance of the new moon,at a time in Massanian and Lahore.

    My pedigree is as under :

    Abbas sadik Masanvi s/o Syed Muhammad Sadik Gilani Masanvi s/o Pir Syed Barkat Ali Gilani s/o Pir Syed Mohi-ud-din Gilani s/o Pir Syed Ibrahim Gilani s/o Hazrat Imam Ali Shah Gilani s/o Syed Jewan Shah Gilani s/o Syed Asghar Ali Gilani s/o Syed Latif Gilani s/o Hazrat Syed Fateh ullah Gilani s/o Hazrat Syed Muhammad Sadik Gilani Qadiri(R.A) s/o Hazrat SHAH BADAR DIWAN(R.A).

    Massanian is situated four miles away from Batala,district Gurdasour,Punjab India.My khandan was dominated in this village before 1947.After batwara,Gilani khandan shifted in Pakistan.And i born in Lahore,in 1971.Please upload these data in your website,i and my family will be thankful to you for this kindness.I will send you all information very soon.

    Massanian : Village Massanian is situated, Four miles away in East from Batala city. Batala was founded by Ram Dev Bhatti. In those days people of Batala and in the neighbourhood areas called this place Masan.

    Masan is a Hindi word,which means,crematory.And word Massanian is adopted from this Hindi word Masan.

    Massanian means,One who removes an evil spirits.And this word is also spelled as,MASANIA,MASANIAN,MASANIYAN.Some people called this place Masani.
    In olden days Massanian was a walled village.It was dominated by Gilani Sayyids,descendants of Hazrat Shah Badar Diwan,who reside this place in 18 August 1498 A.D.during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi.

    In olden days Massanian consisted of as.

    1-Massanian Ke Mohalle
    2-Massanian Ke Baghat
    3-Massanian Ki Havelian
    4-Massanian Ki Masajid
    5-Massanian Ke Kunen
    6-Massanian Ke Talab
    7-Massanian Ki Hattian
    8-Massanian Ke Hukama
    9-Massanian Ke Tehwar Aur Mele
    10-Massanian Ke Shoara
    11-Massanian Ke Shab-o-Roz
    12-Massanian Ka Moharram-ul-Haram
    13-Massanian Ke Rasoom-o-Rawaj
    14-Massanian Ke Auliya Karam

    For detail please check my book,Tarikh-e-Massanian.

    Massanian is situated four miles away from Batala,district Gurdasour, Punjab India.My khandan was dominated in this village before 1947.After batwara,Gilani khandan shifted in Pakistan.

    Abbas Sadik Masanvi

    http://www.aulia-e-hind.com/dargah/Massani_Punjab.htm

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  8. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 21:01:04

    Hazrat syed ali sabir gilani qadiri(r.a)

    Name & nasab:
    He was the eldest son of hazrat shah badar diwan(r.a).he was very pious and busy all the time in worship of allah.he was able to marvels and very known as showing miracles.his pedigree is as under:
    Hazrat syed ali sabir gilani qadiri(r.a) bin hazrat shah badar diwan(r.a) bin sharafuddin gilani bin allauddin gilani bin shamasuddin muhammadf gilani bin ahmad malaqab ba rayza chean gilani bin kasim gilani bin syed sharafuddin yahyaha kataal shaheed tatar gilani bin syed shahabuddin gilani bin syed abu saleh nasr gilani bin syed abdul razzaq gilani qadiri bin kutab-e-rabani,ghous-e-samdani,mehboob-e-subhani,miran mohiuddin syed abdul qadir gilani baghdadi qadiri(r.a).

    Birth:
    He was born in massanian in 908 a.h.

    Shadi:
    He had three wives as under:
    1.his first wife named bibi ayesha,daughter of syed umer ,native of kotla syedan near vegowal rajputan.
    2.second wife named bibi hayat,daughter of miran syed mir,native of chak miran near chawinda.
    3.and his third wife named bibi jaan,daughter of syed abdul nabi,native of mouza shahpur syedan near haveli rajputan.

    Aulaad:
    He has six sons named as:
    1-hazrat syed shsh abdul shakoor gilani qadiri
    2-hazrat syed abdul nabi gilani qadiri
    3-syed abu saeed gilani qadiri
    4-syed hamid shah gilani qadiri
    5-syed kabir gilani qadiri
    6-syed hameed gilani qadiri
    All of his children was able to do marvels.

    Parda:
    He did parda in 985a.h in massanian.

    Hazrat syed habib ullah gilani qadiri(r.a)

    He was the second son of hazrat shah badar diwan(r.a).he was able to do marvels and was all round and well-mannered.he was born in massanian in 911a.h.he had only one daughter named bibi bukht.he did parda in 980a.h.

    Hazrat syed abdul latif gilani qadiri(r.a)

    He was the third son of hazrat shah badar diwan(r.a).he was born in massanian in 913a.h.he is also very known and able to do marvels.he did parda in 6 rabi-ul-sani 983a.h.

    Hazrat bibi pak daman

    She was the only daughter of hazrat shah badar diwan(r.a).there is a contradiction between her name and age.her real name was bibi allaha bandahi or bibi fatima.according to writer of hadiqah-tul-badri,that she was not betrothed with any one and died at the age of ten.she was able to do marvels and many miracles be revealed in her childhood.every things happened by her saying.she was very pious.her tomb became a sign of fulfilment of wishes and removal of difficulties for the people.undoubtedly the place is very sacred.
    Her tomb is situated in south near pond massanian.

    Hazrat syed muhammad sadik gilani qadiri(r.a)

    He was younger son of hazrat shah badar diwan(r.a). He was able to do marvels.he preached islam following his father’s track. He has many followers in gurdaspur, batala, jalandar and Amritsar. Many people accepted islam due to his influence. According to a version he brought to life a dead person.
    In family his offspring is called’zinday”or “jinday” due to this miracle.

    Birth:
    He was born in massanian in 916a.h.

    Shadi:
    He married with bibi zainab in mouza sohal gurdaspur in his maternal grandfather’s family(nanhiyal).

    Aulaad:
    He has only one son named as:

    Hazrat syed fateh ullah gilani qadiri(r.a)

    Parda:
    He did parda in 5 rabi-ul-awal 990a.h

    For details please checked my books:

    1-hadiqah-tul-surriya
    2-tarikh-e-massanian

    Details sent by

    Abbas sadik masanvi

    http://www.aulia-e-hind.com/dargah/Massani_Punjab.htm

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  9. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 21:07:00

    RattarChattar, near DeraNanak and Masanian, near Batala, are seats of SayyadPirs: the former has a mausoleum and a cluster of tombs of religious teachers, while the latter possesses a fine mosque with lofty minarets.

    http://gilani.250free.com/District_and_State_Gazetteers_of_Punjab.pdf

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  10. aalasha
    Oct 29, 2009 @ 21:30:54

    Enthralling qawwalis by Wadali brothers
    From Tilak Raj Gupta

    GURDASPUR, Sept 15 — A large number of men, women and children, both young and old, thronged Masanian, a small village on the Batala-Srihargobindpur road, 40 km from here, last night to savour qawwalis rendered by the famous Wadali brothers. The event which assumed the shape of mela was organised on the premises of the dargah of Baba Shah Badar Dewan.

    It was organised by the Punjab chapter of SPIC-MACAY as a part of the month-long Virasat-2000 festival. Mrs Manveen Sandhu, coordinated the programme.

    Puran Chand and Piara Lal, popularly known as the Wadali brothers, enthralled the audience with religious and romantic qawwalis in their melodious and capturing voice. The people showed appreciation by showering currency notes.

    The couplets which moved the crowd included Baba Ne Phar Layee Bahn, Saiyo Mein Suhagan Hoi, Tu Pir Mera Mein Talab Tera, Ishaq Na Hunda, Mehboob Na Hundi, and Dahda Sek Ishaq Di Agg Da.

    Such an event was held in the area for the first time. Among the audience were Mrs Gurmeet Ray, Director Cultural, Resource Conservation Initiative (CRCI), representatives of Unesco, United Nations Development Programme and Mr B. Vikram, Deputy Commissioner. Mr Jagdish Sahni, MLA of the area, lighted the lamp.

    Mrs Ray said that the function was aimed at promoting Indian classical music and culture among the youth and sending the message of unity and integrity of the country.

    The dargah is being maintained by funds collected by the villagers. Mrs Ray said now the CRCI had decided to conserve the dargah. The funds would be provided by Unesco, and the UNDP. The CRCI will also undertake development of the village.

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20000916/punjab.htm#11

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  11. syed tahir hussain
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 10:41:55

    I became very happy to feel your pational attitute towards Hazrat Shah Badar Diwan. Every one declared himself as a lover of Hazrat Shah Badar Dewan but failed to submit any proof. Your effort is a athentic proof which shows your real love with Hazrat Shah Badar Dewan. I pray and appreciate you for introducing the personality of Harat Shah Badar Dewan. My name is syed Tahir Hussain s/o Syed Zahoor Muhammad r/o Misri Shah lahore is also interesting to serve as a slave for Hazrat Shah Badar Dewan. I ever ready to serve please contact me on my e-mail i.e. lordslave72@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  12. amir ali buttar
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 14:55:00

    god bless your family. aur allah ap ki aall k sadke hamain b dono jahano main surkharu kare

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    • amir ali buttar
      Jan 08, 2012 @ 14:37:59

      pl committe of shah badar diwan r a main ap ka aur ap ki aall ka bohat chehne wala hon main ne ap k darbar sharif pe ane k liay bohat koshash ki hy lekin muje na visa mila na mere pas koi aur tareka hy pl ap muje apne pass ane ka dehwat nama bhaij do muje ap se bohat aqeedat hy mera sarkar k darbar pe ane ko bohat dil kerta hy mera adress ye hy amir ali buttar chak no 105 GB P O Same Tehsil Jaranwala Distt Faisalabad

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