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April 17, 2018

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MKRMS conference: Moot pays homage to Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz

LAHORE: Markazi Majlis-e-Chishtia Pakistan and Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Memorial Society, MKRMS (Jang Group of Newspapers) organised a conference titled “Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz International Conference” at a local hotel.

The conference was chaired by Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana. Deewan Syed Al-e-Habib Ali Khan (Sajjada Nasheen Ajmair Shareef) was the patron of the conference. The welcome address was given by Haji Peer Tariq Wali Chishti (Sajjada Nasheen Dargah Peer Syed Ali Haider Gillani Shah and Ameer Markazi Majlis-e-Chishtia) and Professor Muhammad Ahmad delivered the concluding speech.

Allama Shehzad Ahmad Majadadi (Dar-ul-Khalas Islamic Research Centre, Lahore), Alexander John Malik (former Bishop of Lahore), Dr Allama Raghib Naeemi (member Islamic Nazreyati Council, Chairman Jamia Naeemia, Lahore), Khawaja Ghulam Qutub-ud-Din Fareedi (Sajjada Nasheen Darbar Ali Garh Shareef (President National Mashaikh Council Pakistan), Mufti Muhammad Ramzan Sialwi (Khateeb Jamia Masjid Data Darbar, Lahore) were among the speakers of the conference.

Wasif Nagi (Pride of Performance, senior editor health, education and current affairs and Chairman MKRMS) was the host and moderator of the conference while Mufti Syed Ashiq Hussain conducted the conference. Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana said, “The major cause of failure of Islamic states is avoiding their own religion and instructions of the Prophet (PBUH). Every religion gives the message of love, peace and harmony. Children of Palestine and young generation of Kashmir is suffering due to brutal acts which are totally against human rights. Muslim nations have to come together as the union is strength and it is the only way to get success and prosperity. This is the need of the hour. I remember that in the war of 1965, a daily paper published a headline “Panah Mili Toh Kahan Mili”, as the air force was patrolling over Delhi and people took shelter at the shrine of Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti (RA). Shrines of the saints or Sufis blessed people without any discrimination. I belong to Multan which is called Madina-tul-Aulia. Many people try to get visa for Delhi just to visit the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti. Lahore is called “Data Ki Nagri” and if you go there late night, you can experience peace of mind and spirituality. Life of saints gives us an example to live our lives in a simple and humble way. We have to follow the teachings of Islam and all the Muslim nations have to be united against all odds.”

Speaking to the conference Haji Peer Tariq Wali Chishti said, “One personality who is still ruling the hearts of the people of the subcontinent is known as “Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz”. Lord Cousin Viceroy of India explained his visit to the subcontinent and said I noticed that a person has a very strong influence on people and he is not even alive. People are still following his teachings and that was “Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti”. He brought a civil and social revolution in the subcontinent. He dragged people out of the dark. At the time of partition, Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din’s family supported Quaid-e-Azam and they shifted to Pakistan. But unfortunately, the government of Pakistan never appreciated their contribution to the freedom movement.

Markazi Majlis-e-Chishtia Pakistan is working to spread the teachings of these Sufis in Pakistan. We will be organising these kinds of conferences in future also.

Wasif Nagi said, “MKRMS has been organising awareness seminars since 1992. Covering different topics like religious interfaith harmony, IT, education, business and environmental issues we never neglected health and medicine topic. MKRMS has organised more than 700 seminars till date. There are some duties of journalists in other fields as well. We have to give the same amount of importance to basic issues of masses as we give to politics. Sufis and saints have a big role in implementing the Islamic laws in the subcontinent. Hindu, Sikh and Christians go to the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Ajmair Shareef and seek their blessings. We will try to conduct more conferences like this in the future.”

Allama Shehzad Ahmad Majadadi said, “A person always needs a spiritual guide or a teacher to establish his ideologies. When people start their journey of spirituality, masses around them tease them and taunt them with different words. But they tolerate everything, as they know that they will get reward from Allah Almighty. This is a privilege for Lahore that Khwaja Ajmair Shareef stopped here and spent some of his time in this city before leaving for Ajmair. He has set the network like this, that till date it is followed from Ajmair to Golrha Shareef. Allah has given a prosperous status to all those, who work for the welfare of people.”

Alexander John Malik said, “I still remember the day when I became the Bishop and Wasif Nagi came to interview me. He still invites me to his events and gives me a chance to interact with the young generation. Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti was very young when his father passed away and he sold all the items which he got in the will and started travelling to preach Islam. He did not possess any kind of kingdom. He did not force anyone to convert their religion. With love and harmony, he converted more than 9 million people into Islam.

Dr Allama Raghib Naeemi said, “If we follow the teachings of Islam we can achieve the higher ranks in Jannah. King Akbar travelled 120 kilometres just to get blessings from Ajmair Shareef. Khwaja Ajmair Shareef was called “Sultan-e-Hind” by the people.”

Khawaja Ghulam Qutub-ud-Din Fareedi said, “Khwaja Moeen-ud-Din Chishti always guided the people in the right way and we have to follow his teachings to get success in our lives.” Mufti Muhammad Ramzan Sialwi said, “We have to follow the nature to get the success. Without sacrifice and dedication, a person cannot achieve his goals. Saints have that privilege that they turn the man into a good person and make their lives better.”

Syed Intazar Hussain Zanjani, Iqrar Ahmad Usmani, Peer Ansar Ahmad Usmani, Peer Akhtar Rasool, Khwaja Fakhar-ud-Din, Mian Abdur Rehman, Peer Waqas Munawar and Hazrat Saeen Muhsin Faqeer attended the conference. At the end of the conference, special Dua was offered by Deewan Syed Al-e-Habib Ali Khan and Mehfil-e-Samaa was also held.

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