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Furfura Sharif (also known as Furfura, Phurphura, Furfura Darbar Sharif) is a village in Jangipara Community Development Block of Serampore subdivision in the Hooghly District. It is a holy place for Muslims. The Masjid built by Muqlish Khan in 1375 is a site of Muslim pilgrimage, especially during the Pir mela. The Muslims of this region, it is believed, were chiefly Ashrafs, the descendants of Muslims who invaded Bengal in the 14th century. The Bagdi king was the ruler of this region then and he was defeated by Hazrat Shah Kabir Halibi and Hazrat Karamuddin. Though both of them were killed in the battle, both Hindus and Muslims visit their tombs here even toady.
The most important place within Furfura Sharif is the Mazaar Sharif (Tomb) of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Rh) and his five sons, popularly known as the 'Panch Huzur Keblah'. Thousands of people from all over India come to visit their tombs every year. Hazrat Abu Bakr was born in 1846 in Furfura-Sharif. He was a social and religious reformer, so he was also known as 'Mujaddid-e-Zaman'. He founded many charitable institutes, orphanages and free health centers. He was also a great educationist who realized that it is through education he can free the society of all evils and so he founded several madrasas, schools and learning centers.

The most important place within Furfura Sharif is the Mazaar Sharif (Tomb) of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Rh) and his five sons, popularly known as the 'Panch Huzur Keblah'. Thousands of people from all over India come to visit their tombs every year. Hazrat Abu Bakr was born in 1846 in Furfura-Sharif. He was a Social and Religious reformer, so he was also known as 'Mujaddid-e-Zaman'. He founded many charitable institutes, orphanages and free health center. He was also a great educationist who realized that it is through education he can free the society of all evils and so he founded several madrasas, schools and learning centers.

Celebration at Furfura Sharif
Built in 1375, the mosque was built by Muqlish Khan. The mosque serves as a site for Muslim pilgrimage, especially during the Pir's mela (fair). The mosque is also visited by thousands of pilgrims during Urs festival. From the month of 21st Falgun to 23 Falgun, Islamy Sayoab festival is celebrated in every year.

History of Furfura Sharif
According to history the Bagdi king who was the ruler of this region was defeated by Hazrat Shah Kabir Halibi and Hazrat Karamuddin. However, both of them were killed in the battle. Even today the tombs are revered by both Hindus and Muslims.
The Mazaar Sharif (Tomb) of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique(Rh) and his five sons, popularly known as the 'Panch Huzur Keblah' is one the most significant place within Furfura Sharif. These tombs are visited by Thousands of people from all over India come every year.

How to Reach

Air Service: The nearest airport to Furfura Darbar Sharif is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. There are plenty of transport options to get Furfura Sharif Darbar.
Train Service: The nearset railway station to Furfura Sharif Darbar is Balarambati, which lies in Howrah Burdwan Chord line. There are plenty of local trains from Howrah on regular basis for Balarambati. At Balarambati one can take buses or other mode of transport to reach there.
By Road: From Serampore, Trekkers and buses are available which goes via Furfura Sherif. Buses are also available from Kolkata, Arambagh, Bishnupur and Bankura bound bus goes via Seakhala. One have to get down at Seakhala. At Seakhala plenty of vans are available for Furfura Sharif darbar.

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