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New book on Sufism launched

Launching ceremony of book ‘Vision of the Life’ was held at Sindh Agriculture University

Sufism is a philosophy of humanity and equal rights for all human beings, creating ease for others and striving for the safety and happiness of people – VC Dr. Fateh Marri

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A new book on Sufism in English language titled ‘Vision of the Life’, authored by Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandari was launched on Monday at a ceremony held at Dr. AM Sheikh Auditorium of Sindh Agricultural University (SAU).

Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor, SAU, speaking at the ceremony said that Sufism is a philosophy of humanity and equal rights for all human beings, creating ease for others and striving for the safety and happiness of people.

He said that Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri has outlined in his book the Islamic and spiritual message of fear, greed, human flaws, despair and jealousy and the spiritual message of hard work, service and love.

Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri, the author of the book and the leader of Anjuman Ghulaman-e-Qalandar Welfare Sindh, said that Sufism teaches eternal love and to help others without discrimination, He said that in the educational institutions of Sindh, our organization is doing the work of propagating Durood Sharif among the youth. “Sufism means rejecting outdated traditions like religious fanaticism, sectarianism, hatred, fear and blind faith in so-called religious leaders in Sindh.

Sufism-Book-Sindh-Courier-1Consultant for Media and Heritage to the Vice Chancellor Dr. Mehmood Mughal said that we have to remove “I” from our lives and give priority to “you.” “We are violating the rights of others for our selfishness, and this attitude has to be changed.”

Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Director, University Advancement and Financial Assistance said that Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri’s creative and Sufi literary job is of great significance in this materialist era. He said that the Sufi literary publication in English proves that Sufism is knocking at the door of world thought.

Writer Altaf Malkani said that people in Sindh have created different concepts of Sufism, but real Sufism is incomplete without love and knowledge.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Murri, Syed Ghulam Haider Qalandri, Dr. Aijaz Khooharo, Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Dr. Mehmood Mughal, and Advocate Anjum Ara launched the book.

Dean Agriculture Social Sciences Dr. Aijaz Ali Khooharo, Syed Abdul Rahman Shah, Rafiq Ahmed Kakepoto, Gul Sher Lochi, Shabbir Burfat, Chanisar Burfat, Nazir Ahmed Nahiyon, Syed Anwar Shah, Syed Mehboob Shah, Muhammad Bux Nahion, Shamshad Ali Thebo, Aijaz Mastoi, Dr. Imtiaz Panhwer, Sajjad Dars, Naimatullah Mastoi, and a large number of teachers of University, and members of Anjuman Ghulam-e- Qalandar participated the event. (PR)



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