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Monday June 24, 2024

Conference on sufiism concludes

By Our Correspondent
May 17, 2024
Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali Chairman, Muslim Institute, Islamabad speaks during a  National Conference on Maulana Rumi and Sultan Bahoo on May 16, 2024. — Facebook/Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad ALI
Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali Chairman, Muslim Institute, Islamabad speaks during a  National Conference on Maulana Rumi and Sultan Bahoo on May 16, 2024. — Facebook/Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad ALI

Islamabad: The speakers on second day of the National Conference on Maulana Rumi and Sultan Bahoo emphasised how Sufism, with its core principles of love, empathy, and awareness, resonates universally across cultures.

They stressed the importance of acknowledging the realities of society, advocating for unity through embracing diverse perspectives, and cultivating qualities of selflessness and patience. Sultan Bahoo and Maulana Rumi's teachings were praised for their ability to instil inner peace and self-awareness, encouraging individuals to embody these teachings for the betterment of humanity and to deepen their spiritual connections The Muslim Institute, Yunus Emre Institute and the National Language Authority organised two-day national conference ‘Mevlana Rumi and Hazrat Sultan Bahoo: Preachers of Human Friendship, Peace, Love and Harmony’.

The second day of the national conference commenced with insightful discussions and reflections on the profound impact of these eminent Sufi scholars on society. Scholars and intellectuals from various fields reiterated the transformative power of Sufism in shaping cultural norms and fostering harmony. Distinguished speakers include Khazar Farhadov Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Islamabad, Sahibzada Muhammad Ameer Sultan Member National Assembly of Pakistan, Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali Chairman, Muslim Institute, Islamabad, Kashif Manzoor Director General, Public Libraries, Punjab, Prof. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Chairman Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Prof. Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar Director General, National Language Promotion Department, Islamabad.

Moreover, the conference shed light on the cultural bridges built by Sultan Bahoo and Rumi's teachings, illustrating how they transcend borders and bring people together despite differences.