The grave of Farid Al-Din Mas`ud in Pakistan

Q: In Pakistan, there is a famous city named Pakpattan, where there is a shrine of a Sufi shaykh called Farid Al-Din Mas`ud, who died in 664 A.H. His shrine has two doors; one is open for visitors throughout the year and the other is open for only five days every year; starting from the fifth (5) of Muharram on the occasion of an annual feast set at the shrine. People there call this door "The door of Jannah (Paradise)", claiming that the Sufi shaykh Nizham Al-Din Awliya' saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) when the veil was removed before him and he told him that this door is the door of Jannah and that whoever passes through it will enter it. This is why every year hundreds of thousands of people jostle to pass through this door believing this claim, but this year more than 40 persons died while passing through this door (Part No. 1; Page No. 155) because of the crowd.What is the Islamic ruling on this door?What is the ruling on whoever believes it is the door of Jannah?What is the ruling on those who pass through this door?I hope that you will kindly answer us as soon as possible. May Allah reward you with the best reward and guide you to what pleases Him!

A: The Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade building over graves and ordered the demolishing of buildings constructed on them, for this is a means to Shirk (associating others in worship with Allah). Thus, the mentioned shrine must be demolished by whoever is in charge. It is impermissible to seek its blessings or contribute to its maintenance, as this is a major Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship that takes the Muslim out of Islam). Moreover, the claims spread about it are untrue and false superstitions. We ask Allah to keep us safe and sound.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.