SEMINAR ON COMMUNAL HARMONY & WORLD PEACE BY SUFIS.

24.11.2012
Seminar Call for forging unity, harmony between followers of all faiths
Participants at a seminar from a broad spectrum of disciplines on Saturday called for strengthening unity and harmony between the followers of different faiths in the spirit of humanism to resist all anti-religious activities.

Academics, lawyers, Religious leaders and Bureaucrats who took part said all the major religions discard malice, espouse equality, solidarity and love and underline the importance of welfare of mankind.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘sectarian harmony and world peace in the light of religions’ they said that on these points all the religions give the same message.

Sufi Unity for International Solidarity (SUFIS) hosted the discussion at a city auditorium.
Speaking as the chief guest state minister for religious affairs Shahjahan Miah said that mutual prejudice among followers of different religions could be rooted out by holding more inter-religious dialogues and seminars.He described the recent attacks on Buddhist establishments at Ramu as ‘motivated’ and said the government took stern action against the perpetrators.

SUIS chairman Shah Sufi Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari presided over the session.

Dhaka University Supernumerary Professor of Philosophy Aminul Islam said that basic teachings of all religions could free the world from all sorts of disputes and malice.
DU Islamic Studies professor ANM Rais Uddin said the people who do not love other people, can never love their creator.

Notre Dame College principal Benjamin De Costa said that all the people could live in this world peacefully by maintaining inter-community harmony.

DU professor of Pali and Buddhist Studies Sukomal Barua stressed the need for peaceful co-existence of all the people and living animals.

He termed the Rohingya problem as an international conspiracy and said Myanmar should allow them live in its Rakhine province peacefully free from oppression. He called oppression on the Rohigyas as a gross violation of human rights.

Primary and Mass Education ministry secretary SM Niaz Uddin called for promoting fraternal ties among the followers of different faiths.

Former attorney general AF Hassan Arif urged the government to build a Buddhist research complex at the birth place of Atish Dipankar, a magnificent cathedral in the capital for the Christians and modernize Gurudwara Nanak Shahi on DU campus to promote harmony among the followers of different faiths. He said Bangladesh was a model of inter community harmony and coexistence of the followers of different faiths.

Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari said those who indulge in destructive activities use religion for their own purposes. They have no religion, he said.’ From this seminar we would call for unity between the followers of different faiths and take the resolve to resist all sorts of miscreants,’ he said. no place for communalism in Bangladesh.

DU professor M Akhtaruzzaman presented the concept paper while Chittagong university professor Jin Bodhi Bhikkhu, DU Professors Dr. Paresh Chandra Mandal, Golam Moula Ronny, MP, Dhaka University Teachers Association general secretary Prof Dr Ohiduzzaman Chan, Prof KM Saiful Islam Khan, Prof Dr Sukomol Barua and Prof ANM Rais Uddin of Dhaka University, Prof Dr Rafiqul Alam of Chittagong University, Sufi Mazlish leader Dr Md Anisul Haq, Primary and Mass Education secretary MM Niazuddin and Principal of Notre Dame College Benjamin De Costa Ammra Group Managing Director Syed Forhad Ahmed Maizbhandari were the discussants at the seminar.





Verses of the Quran
"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching."

- Sura Al Nahl 16:125

"And those who have been slain in the way of Allah,never think of them as dead; as they are alive with their lord,get their subsistence."

– Sura A'le Imran 3:169

"Show us the straight way,the way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace."

– Sura Al- Faatihah 1:5-6

"Undoubtedly he attained to his goal,who purifies it (soul) and he failed who covered it in sin or corrupts it."

– Sura Shams 91:09-10

"And say you, Work on, now Allah will behold your work and so his apostles and the believers."

– Sura At-Taubah 09:105

"But Allah was not going send them a penalty whilst you were among them."

-Sura Al-Anfal 08:33

"And he whom Allah leaves to stray,-for him you wil find no guidance or protection to lead him to the right way."

– Sura Al-Kahf 15:17

"Verily , the mercy of Allah is with the friends of Allah."

– Sura Al-Araf 08:56

Sayings of the Holy Prophet
"Allah said,'Whoever comes against one of My saints, I will declare war against him.'"
"Allah's saints are under his domes. No one knows them except Him."

– Hadith-E-Qudsi

Holy Speeches
"Hunger is a rain cloud.If a servant is hungry, Allah will shower his heart with wisdom."

– Hazrat Bayazid Bistami (R)

Holy Speeches
"Hazrat Muhammad put on his two caps of Belayet one on my head & another cap on my elder brother Gausul Azam Hazrat Syed Abdul Kader Jilani(R)." "Select food like the pigeon. Do not eat the forbidden food. Praise Allah along with your children. "Be converted into the soul of angel."

–Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Ahmadullah (R)

Holy Speeches
" A leaf never becomes a leaf of gold, but a leaf can be converted to a leaf of gold by the order of the Wali Allah (Friends of Allah)" "I am folded with the characteristics of Allah generous like nature; so I keep myself Silent."

-Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Gulamur Rahman Bababhandari(R)

Holy Speeches
" Baba Bhandari is crowned with the honourship of Gausul Azam.He has earned a vast treasury.I am the keyman of this treasury.No body will be able to dislock it without Me." "Oh Moinuddin! As you have taken the responsibility of my desciples,I am free from all tension and anxities." "Love for holy Prophet is the greatest wealth. It is only way of salvation in this world and the hereafter." "Keep yourself away from those worst men who do not pay due respect to our Holy Prophet ."

– Hazrat Syed Abul Bashar(R)

Holy Speeches
"If Eid-E-Miladunnabi is observed under the leadership of Government, all kinds of crisis will disapper from the state." " Make your heart fresh with the remembrance of Allah." " Salvation of this world and the hereafter depends our sending durud and salutation on our holy Prophet with due respect and honour." "The first recognized is Dhat (Essence) and the second recognized are sifat (activities & qualities). You first perceive the dhat (Essence) of Zayd and then his sifat (activities & qualities) like his knowledge, intelligence, etc." " Within you there are certain items: (1) Body (2) mind (3) Ruh (soul) (4) Sirr (secret) (5) Nur (light) (6) Reality (the Absolute Dhat)."

– Hazrat Baba Mainuddin Al Hasani(M.J.A.)