Makhdoom Rasheed Town Near Multan – History
Darbar Makhdoom Rasheed Haqani Peer
If we go from Multan towards east on vehari road then at a distance of about 20 Km there is an area of Makhdoom Rasheed. In history it is said that the foundation of this town laid in 11 th century and its name referred to a Sufi saint Makhdoom Abdul Rasheed Haqqani (RH).
Makhdoom Abdul Rasheed Haqqani (RH) was born in Karor Lal Easen of district Layyah in the family of Hazrat Sheikh Ahmad Ghaus Bin Sheikh Abu Bakker (RH). Earlier the name of Makhdoom Rasheed was Mari Rasheed Pur.
In 1191 AD Shahabuddin Ghauri requested you to go to Multan and you also prepared. During the last two years of your age you adopted a private life totally and spent your time continuously in intimacy (yaad-e- Elahi).
One day when you were busy in worship (divine worship) that a saint came keeping a flower in his hands and said to Hazrat Ayyub Qatal (RH) who was standing outside your private room (Hujra) to present this flower to Makhdoom Abdul Rasheed (RH).Hazrat Makhdoom Abdul Rasheed (RH) smelt that flower and offered two rakat namaz nawafil and in the last adoration of God (sajda) your soul flew away. Your shrine has been adorned beautifully with blue tiles (kashi work).
Location Map:– Makhdum Rashid town is located at distance of 18 Kilometers from Vehari Chowk, General Bus Stand Multan.