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Multan The city of Saints

Multan: The City of Saints

Multan known as, Madinah-Tul-Oleyah (City of Saints), is one of the oldest cities in Pakistan. Multan is home to a number of influential Sufis and Saints in the past. Today, the shrines and mausoleums of these saints are situated in the city, giving it an immense religious importance.

Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya

Bahauddin Zakariya shrine in Multan

Constructed in 1268 after the death of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya, this shrine hosts thousands of visitors throughout the year from across the world. The mausoleum was completely ruined by the British in 1848 and was subsequently rebuilt by the Muslims.

Shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam

Shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Alam

Built in 1320, this shrine is the last resting place of the grandson of Bahauddin Zakariya, Shah Rukn-e-Alam. The Auqaf department carried out renovation of the shrine in the 1970’s.

Shrine of Shah Shams Tabrez

Shah Shams Tabrez shrine in Multan

The shrine of Shah Shams Tabrez was built by his grandson in 1330. The tomb has a hemispherical dome and is 30 meters in height. Shah Shams Tabrez was the 29th Imam of the Ismailis and hence his shrine holds a great importance for them.

Shrine of Shah Gardez

Shrine of Hazrat Shah Yousaf Gardez

The dome less building which is nonetheless extremely beautiful is the last resting place of Shah Gardez who came to Multan in 1088.

Shrine of Musa Pak Shaheed

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Musa Pak Shaheed was born in Uch and is a descendant of Abdul Qadir Jillani. The shrine is situated inside Pak Gate.

Shrine of Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani

Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani

Born in Multan in 1747, Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani, was a Hafiz-ul-Quran, a preacher and a Sufi saint. His shrine is located near Aam Khas Garden, outside Daulat Gate.

To plan your visit to the oldest city in Pakistan, check out the ultimate list of things to do in Multan. The city has many famous tourist spots and mausoleums that carries immense religious and historical patronage. Stay travel updated with Tripkar!

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