Special Story: Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat's Shrine In Amroha Where Scorpions Never Sting

MORADABAD, INDIA - NOVEMBER 27: The dargah of Syed Hussain Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat Naqvi, a prominent 13th century Sufi, where a Scorpion never sting, which is located at Amroha, on November 27, 2017 in Moradabad, India. Amroha is a city in north-western Uttar Pradesh, located near Moradabad. The town was sanctified and developed by Syed Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat popularly known as Dada Shah Wilayat, who migrated from Wasti (Basra), Iraq to India in the 12th century A.D. At the shrine of Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat, the presence of venomous scorpions isnt an oddity, but the norm. While out in nature, scorpions are known to sting at the slightest provocation; those here are considered its divine protectors and are harmless within the compounds of the shrine. This change in temperament is attributed to the benevolence and piety of Shah Wilayat himself. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times )

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