Phulwari Sharif is located on NH-98 and is on the Khagaaul Road in Patna, about 8 km from the city. It was here that the Sufi culture developed and it was the centre of social, religious and cultural activities of the Sufis in the ancient times. We were told at the travel desk that it was an important tourist destination in Patna and we must pay it a visit. So a cab was arranged and we reached the place by 10.00 am in the morning. The place was already busy with tourists and we too joined then and started exploring the place.
Phulwari Sharif has some of the Medieval structures that you will love to visit. One of the important places in Phulwari Sharif is the Khanqah Mujeebia, where there is a mosque built by the Mughal emperor Humayun. It is built in red sandstone and one of the most visited places here. it is called Sangi Masjid.. Near the Sangi Masjid we saw a tomb of Lal Shah Baba. It is also called Lal miyan ki dargah. Sangi Masjid reflects a blend of Mughal style of architecture and the local style. It attracts people from various parts of India as well as from other parts of the world.
The Madrasa or the religious institution here spreads the spiritual teachings of the Sufi saints to the common people. Qasi Noorul Hasan Memorial School is a famous institution that spreads the teachings of the Sufi saints. Majority of the population here consists of Muslims and the place was visited by a number of Sufi saints, among which the most popular saint was Hazrat Pir Muzibullah Quadri.
Sheesh Mahal and Imarat Sahia are other structures here that are worth visiting. We roamed the place and got a lot of information about the culture of the Sufi Saints and their teachings. They taught people to love each other and respect every religion. They taught people to live in peace and harmony. They led a simple life, helping the poor and suffering people and enlightening them with spiritual teachings. The shrines of famous Sufi saints in India attract a lot of people from far and wide.