Intl conference on 800th Urs of Ghareeb Nawaz
New Delhi, May 5: A special stamp to commemorate the 800th Urs of Sultan-ul-Hind Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti Ghareeb Nawaz will be released here on May 19 during the course of a spiritual conference being organized to spread the message of peace of the great sufi-saint.
N K Sharma, president Univerrsal Association for Spiritual Awareness said that the conference with theme “Message of peace of Gharib Nawaz” will focus on the Kawaja’s teachings. It will be attended by eminent scholars, sufi-saints, mystics and intellectuals in the field of mysticism. The conference will also be attended by Union Ministers Kapil Sibal, Sushilkumar Shinde and Sultan Ahmad.
Sharma said that the teachings of Khawaja focused on tolerance and mutual trust and brotherhood have a great relevance in the present times. Given the atmosphere of distrust all over, people should follow his teachings, he felt.
He said that Sufism is the historical heritage of India. It is the duty of every Indian to promote and preserve it.
Syed Wahid Hussain Chisthi, general secretary of Anjuman Khuddam-E-Khawaja Sahab Syedzadggan, Ajmer Sharief said the coming Urs will be attended by an estimated 15 million people. Besides India and Pakistan, the devotees from more than 30 countries of the world will attend the Urs.
Qari Muhammad Mian Mazhari, chief Islamic Council of India has demanded that a University be set up in Rajasthan in the name of the Khawaja. This project should be taken up by the Union and the state Governments during the next five-year plan.
He also expressed concern that the Sufi Chair in Ajmer University is lying vacant for the past 10 years. The Chair was created by the Government of Prime Minister P V Narsimha Rao.
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