Khari Sharif


Khari Sharif (also spelled “Khari Shareef”) is an agriculture area. It is located eight kilometers from Mirpur in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This area is famous for the housing of Sufi saints Mian Muhammad Bakhsh and Peer-e-Shah Ghazi (also known as Qalandar Damriyan Wali Sarkar). Basically, Alaqa-e-Khari points to the lush plateaus of Khari between uplands of Mirpur and River Jehlum. The place, act as an immense seat of wisdom for the students of Islam. Dervish (disciples) of the Saint can be seen in all over the Pakistan especially in Azad Kashmir.

Khari consists of some eighty small and large villages and one those villages is known as Khari Sharif. Basically, Khari Sharif refers to the shrine of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, a famous Sufi Saint. He is well known for writing the famous tale of Saiful Malook. The tail is about a prince “Shehzada Saiful Malook”. The prince fell in love with a fairy he saw in a dream. She was called “Badi-U-Jamal”. The story of Saiful Malook chronicles spiritual lessons learned by prince during his journey to find Badi-U-Jamal.

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