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Hazrat Khwaja Ghulam Fareed URS celebration beginning .  -  Three-days Ceremonies Of URS Of The Famous Saint And Sufi Poet Of the South Punjab Hazrat Khwaja Ghulam Fareed will be Starting  From 6th February.KFF is The Host Of The Celebration Ceremony.  Diwan-e- Fareed new research, which the Author is Mr. Mujahid Jatoi are celebration ceremony will be held on February 7th in Qaser-e-Fareed. KFF is the  host of the celebration ceremony. The Delegation Of Khwaja Farid College Rahim Yar Khan, Visit The Kot Mithan. A Delegation Of The Professors And Lecturers In The Leadership Of Mr. Chaudhry Mohammad Akram Principal Khwaja Fareed College Rahim Yar Khan Visited The Kot Mithan. After Darbar –e-Fareed Thay Also Visit The Khawaja Fareed Museum And Then They Attended a Ceremony Arranged by KFF, in Qaser-e-Fareed.  


 (Research & Written in Urdu by: Prof. Dr. Shakil Pitafi)

(Translated into English by: Prof. Arshad Bukhari)

Eid Gah is a mosque where Muslims assemble for prayers on Eid day. Going from Kot Mithan to Rojhan, there is an Eid Gah at the southern side of the road near Jamman Shah. This Eid Gah witnesses a mass of worshippers twice a year, i.e. on the eves of Eids. Exact date of the establishment of this Eid Gah is not known. There is evidence thought that it was established some decades after the foundation of the new Kot Mithan. The Eid Gah was founded by Haji Nabi Bakhsh Lakha who was the father of Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim Lakha. Initially he had granted a plot measuring 1 Kanal, 14 Marlas out of his personal lands and made a boundary of unbaked brick. Neem trees were also planted for providing shade. The Eid Gah was also got repaired from time to time. The first Imam of the Eid Gah was Hakeem Ahmad Bakhsh Awan. Later his son Hakeem Amanullah and grandson Hakeem Maqsood Ahmad Awan performed this sacred duty. The reconstruction of the Eid Gah started under supervision of Dr. Khurshid Mohammad Malik. The extension of the Eid Gah took place in 1990 at the initiative of Rao Mohammad Siddiqu, the then Chairman of Town Committee. Under this project, 2 Kanals and 3 Marlas were obtained. The dilapidated boundary wall was also reconstructed and a huge gate was also installed. Presently this Eid Gah consists of 3Kanal and 17 Marlas.


Some of the most celebrated mosques present in Kot Mithan are described as follows:


This is an ancient mosque housed in the precincts of the shrine of Khawaja Ghulam Farid. The credit for its completion goes to Haji Mohammad Massoo Khan. Adjoining the mosque, a paved pool was also constructed for the purpose of ablutions. This pool is extant to-date and is famous by the name of “Chaman”. The mosque was completed in 1871. This mosque built of baked brick is a magnificent sample of old architecture. There is also an inscription on the door of the mosque showing the name of Massoo Khan along with the date of completion in verse form. The mosque was extended by Diwan  Syed Abdullah Bukhari in 1947. Now the mosque is equal in length and breadth. It has four huge pillars inside, three front doors opening on the yard which is very capacious. Regular prayers are held in the mosque including Friday prayers along with Prayers of Eids. Lectures on the Glorious Quran are also frequently arranged here. Na’at Khani competitions are also held. Among the prominent leaders of the prayers in this mosques worth mentioning are the names of Sheikh Abdul Aziz and his son Sheikh Ata Mohammad Chishti. As the mosque is presently in the custody of Auqaf Department, the leaders of the prayers here are amongst the salaried class. Pirzada Ghulam Hussain offered tremendous services as the Khatib appointed by the Auqaf Department. 



This mosque is also amongst the most ancient mosques of Kot Mithan. After the inundation of old Kot Mithan, Khawaja Ghous Bakhsh erected a mausoleum at this place for the burial of his elders. A mosque was also established near it. The mosque was completed in around 1883. The mosque comprising one room is situated almost 6 feet southward from the shrine of Khawaja Durr Mohammad. It is made of baked brick with 3 doors each in its northern, southern and eastern sides. There is a capacious yard in front of the mosque. The mosque also serves as a school where a number of students get religious education. Daily prayers are held in the mosque. Friday prayers, however, are not offered here. The leading Imams of the mosque include Khalifa Imam Bakhsh, Khalifa Qaim Din and Hafiz Mohammad Bakhsh.


This mosque is situated along the circular road to the south of the city. The mosque also houses a seminary. The construction work of the mosque started in 1991 which continued for many years. Daily/Friday prayers are regularly arranged here. All the expenses on this mosque were paid by Madrasa Kulya tul Binaat (Block 8, D. G. Khan). This mosque is a fine example of modern architecture.


This mosque is situated along the circular road to the south of the city where the main market of the city ends. For the construction of this mosque in Kot Mithan, profound interest was shown by Haji Ahmad Bakhsh Bhatti and his sons. They obtained a plot measuring almost 33 Marlas from Karam Ilahi Khan Darishak, Ilahi Bakhsh Khan Darishak and Mohammad Ramzan Khan Darishak and commenced the construction work. Alama Dost Mohammad laid the foundation stone of the mosque in 1968. Before the construction of this mosque the person belonging to the Deoband school of thought had scant representation in Kot Mithan. Now this mosque amply represents this creed in the city. Daily/Friday prayers are regularly arranged here. Eid prayers are also offered here. Maulana Hafeez ur Rahman Madni has been performing the duty of the Imam here. He is also the supervisor to the seminary “Darul Uloom Madina” which is present in the premises of the mosque. A Maktab School duly established by the Government is also present in the precincts of the mosque.


This mosque is situated in the Mohallah Khoja within the circular road to the northern part of the city. As such, this mosque is also famous as “Khojon wali masjid”. This is also considered to be one of the oldest mosques of the new city. The mosque was founded by Mian Nikka Khoja. Initially the mosque was a small one with some plot lying unconstructed. Now the mosque has been extended and renovated but at the expense of doing with the old architecture. The leading Imams of the mosques include Hafiz Karim Bakhsh, Hafiz Mohammad Bakhsh and Hafiz Noor Mohammad Tanwari. Hafiz Abdur Rahman Khoja served for more than 35 years as the Imam as well as the treasurer of the mosque.


This mosque is situated within the boundary of Police Station Kot Mithan. Initially the mosque comprised only 1.5 Marlas. In 1987, a philanthropist by the name of Haji Habib Ullah (who was from Khan Bela, Tehsil Liaqat Pur District Rahimyar Khan) expressed a wish to reconstruct the mosque in the extended area. In this connection, Mian Aashiq Farid Khoja was appointed treasurer. He contacted police officers of the district and got their approval for establishing mosque in an area of 9 Marlas. The construction work under supervision of Mian Aashiq Farid started in December 1987 and the mosque was competed in almost one year. Two and a half lac rupees was the cost on this mosque all of which was paid by Haji Habib Ullah. This mosque was given the name of “Al Madina Jama Masjid”. Over the years the mosque has been renovated and beautified. Daily/Friday as well as Edi Prayers are regularly arranged here. Qari Khurshid Ahmad Tanwari is the Imam of this mosque. He has been rendering excellent services for almost 30 years and also teaches the Holy Quran to many children here.