SUFIS conference stresses inclusion of more lessons in textbooks

SUFIS conference stresses inclusion of more lessons in textbooks

CHITTAGONG, September 28, 2013 – Sufi Unity for International Solidarity (SUFIS) has suggested inclusion of larger issues of moral education in textbooks as efforts by guardians and teachers in instilling the sense of morality into the children appeared inadequate.

In a statement summarizing the inputs deriving from a conference of educationists, religious scholars and spiritual leaders at the southeastern port city of Chittagong earlier this week, the forum said moral erosion and spread of drug abuse surpassed most other social problems due to eroding values.

“The guidance by the family and teachers now appeared to have little impact on younger generation while thousands of them now became victims of drug abuse and moral degradation,” the statement said.

To overcome the situation, it said, the guardians must enforce a sympathetic vigil on their offspring while the authorities need to think inclusion of issues of universal morality in a time befitting manner in the curriculum.

“The guardians as well as the teachers must realize and put in their efforts to make the children understand that achieving good marks in exams and success in career is not enough, one must simultaneously develop a liberal attitude, good character and acquire other human quality for becoming a good person,” the SUFIS said.

It said the guardians could keep their children in the right track by offering them freedom with limit particularly in terms of their expenditures alongside keeping an eye on their movements in social level. On the other hand, the state must intensify the campaign against drug trading even deploying army troops if required to stop drug abuse alongside keeping an eye on spread of immorality through the Internet.

“But inclusion of liberal Sufi ideals and religious instructions on moral issues in curriculum now appeared crucial to instill into the children the sense of morality to save the posterity,” the statement read.

The conference was held at the Chitagong Press Club with chairman of the SUFIS and leading spiritual personality Alhaj Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari moderating the event.“The biographies of the prophets and spiritual figures can give an insight to our children . . . none of them can be derailed if they can understand the lessons of Quran and ideals of Prophet Muhammad,” he said. Syed Saifuddin added: “The exposure of the impersonal and greedless lifestyle could widely prevent the current trend of demoralization.”

The conference was joined, among others, by Public Prosecutor Advocate Abul Hasem, Professor Dr. Anwar Hossain, Alhajj Maulana Mufti Baktiar Uddin, Principal Muhammad Fariduddin Aktar,Sufis Chittagong Convenor Advocate Kazi Mohsin Chudhury,Alhaj Muhammad Kabir Chudhury,Alhaj Muhammadur Rahman F C A,Deputy Director of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh Md Muniruzzaman,Professor Md Yunus Hasan-Joint Secretary of BCS Cadre Forum,Syed Muhammad Siraj Ud-Daula-Convenor of World Citizen Forum, Principal Maulana Rezaul Karim,Jont Secretary of SUFIS Chittagong city Maulana Muhammad Nizamuddin Ashrafi, Abdullah Al Murad,Maulana Shafiul Alam Zihadi,Principal Maulana Baker Ansari,Professor Kamrun Nahar Lipi,Alhaj Borhanuddin,Banker Yousuf Reza Mintu,Kazi Muhammad Sahidullah,Mozaher Alam.

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.)