Sufi Precepts and Practices Can Combat Extremist Thoughts, says Maulana Sajid Hussain Misbahi

By Word for Peace Special Correspondent

The rising violence in the name of religion, radical and non-tolerant ideas can only be combated by the Sufi precepts and practices, said Maulana Sajid Hussain Misbahi, President, All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board, Burdwan. Maulana said that the AIUMB is trying to spread the same peaceful Islamic message through various activities and humanitarian works inspired by Sufism.

Maulana Sajid Hussain Misbahi was addressing a mixed gathering of Muslim scholars, intellectuals and Ulama in a meet held in Madrasa Tahzeebul Islam, Sri Pur, Bardawan.

In his address, Maulana Misbahi conveyed to all the people that the World Sufi Forum is going to organize the International Sufi Conference under the aegis of All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board.

Speaking about the International Sufi Conference, he intimated that it will be held in the Ram Lila Maidan on 20th March, 2016 at 09:00 o’clock in the morning till 04:00 in the evening.

This International Sufi Conference and the World Sufi Forum will bring Indian Sufi scholars, imams, Ulama, Mashaikh and intellectuals altogether with nearly 40 Islamic scholars, Ulama and Sufi Mashaikh representing Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Turkey, Canada, Syria, Arabia, Africa, Australia, the United States of America, and the UK.

Sufi Scholars from the prominent Islamic University, Al-Azhar Shareef, Oxford, Harvard, California and professors from the University of Cambridge and Canada will also be present. Thus, a mixed gathering of Ulama and scholars from the around the world will get tighter in an effort to discuss different aspects of the current situation and build a strong framework for the solutions.

The meeting started with recitation of the Holy Quran and ended with the Salat-o-Salam (recitation of peace and blessings on the Prophet PBUH). Among those who attended this meet were Hafiz Sabir, Muhammad Saleem Ashrafi, Hafiz Tatheer, Shahid Ashraf, Muhammad Shahid, Ali Imam Ansari, Muhammad Shahabuddin, Muhammad Azharuddin, Ezaz Ansari. Besides them, many others were also present in large numbers.

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