Annual openings of the Jannati Darwaza

On the west of the tomb of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) and marble screened enclosure, the Jannati Darwaza is situated, which has silver coated shutters. Whosoever performs the act of crossing the gate towards the holy tomb and then walking along the side of the marble wall emerges into the open courtyard through the exit door on the south and then, continuously walks keeping to the right reaches the Jannati Darwaza . It is said that one who enters through the Jannati Darwaza secures a place for himself in heaven.


The story goes that the great devotee the Principle Khalifa and Successor, Hazrat Shaik Qutubuddin Baktiyar Kaki R.A. who had always held the feet of his peer-0-murshid as paradise itself in an ecstatic mood granted his boon to the gate. Any one irrespective of clan, creed and faith may perform the act of crossing the Darwaza seven times in succession and reap the benefit of the efficacy of the boon.

The Jannati Darwaza is opened four times a year.

The details of opening are as Follows:

1.) From the 1st Rajjab to 6th Rajjab every year, while the Urs celebrations last.

2.) On the Eid-ul Fitar (Eid Day) from early morning to 2:30 P.M. of the day.

3.) On the 6th day of Eid-ul -Fitar when the Urs Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Usman-e-Harooni, Peer-0-Murshid of Huzoor Gharib Nawaz. The gate is open part of the day only from early morning to 2:30 P.M.

4.) On the 10th of Zilhijja the Jannati Darwaza is opened from early morning to 2:30 P.M. after Zohar Prayer.

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