Hazrat Mian Mir (RA), Lahore

Hazrat Mir Mohammed Qadri (1550 – 1635 A.D), popularly known as "Mian Mir", was a famous Sufi Muslim saint who resided in Lahore,Punjab Pakistan). He was a direct descendant of Second Caliph Hazrat Umar ibn al-Khattab (R.A). He belonged to the Qadiri order of Sufism. He is famous for being a spiritual instructor of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Hazrat Mian Mir was a friend of God-loving people and he would shun worldly, selfish men, greedy Emirs and ambitious Nawabs who ran after faqirs to get their blessings. To stop such people from coming to see him, Mian Mir posted his mureeds (disciples) at the gate of his house.

After having lived a long life of piety and virtuosity, Mian Mir died in 1635 A.D (1045 AH). His funeral oration was read by Mughal prince Dara Shikoh, who was a highly devoted disciple of the Saint. There is a hospital named after him in his hometown Lahore, called Mian Mir Hospital.

He was buried in Dharampura Lahore. Mian Mir's spiritual successor was Mullah Shah Badakhshi(R.A). Mian Mir's Mausoleum still attracts hundreds of devotees each day and he is revered by many Sikhs as well as Muslims. The tomb's architecture still remains quite intact to this day. His death anniversary Urs is observed there by his devotees every year.