The shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani in Baghdad, Iraq, has been adorned with an embroidered gilaf gifted by the Bangladesh government.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Iraq Md Fazlul Bari Saturday put the gilaf on the wall of the shrine of Abdul Qadir Gilani, known as Baro Pir to Bangladeshis, reports UNB.
Syed Khaled Abdul Quader Al Gilani, chief mutawalli (supervisor) of the shrine and descendant of Gilani, and other officials were present at that time, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Baghdad.
The shrine authority thanked the Bangladesh government for the gilaf.
Founder of the Qadiriyya tariqa (Sufi order) of Sufism, Abdul Qadir Gilani was a Persian Sunni Muslim. He was respected as a saint by the people of his day, and was known as Jangi Dost "who loves God."
He spent his early life in a small village called Gilan in Iran. At the age of 18, he went to Baghdad to seek knowledge and guidance and pursued the study of Hanbali law, a more traditional Sunni jurisprudence.
Gilani, regarded as one of the most famous Sufi preachers in Islamic history, has many disciples across the Muslim world, including in Bangladesh.