Intellectual explanation of Islam's principle of tolerance crucial: Maizbhandar

Intellectual explanation of Islam's principle of tolerance crucial: Maizbhandar

CHITTAGONG, Feb 7, 2017 (BSS) - Incumbent imam of Islamic spiritual hub of Maizbhandar Darbar Syed Saifuddin Ahmed has said intellectual explanation of Quranic principle of tolerance appeared crucial as scholars of different religious faiths overnight joined an interfaith dialogue in the port city here.

"Islamic scholars today need to put in their all intellectual efforts to explain Islamic principle of tolerance to negate Islamist militancy alongside the spiritual pursuit of instilling into minds of individuals the sense of harmony and patience," he told the dialogue as the chief guest.

Interfaith Harmony Council staged the dialogue at the Theatre Institute Auditorium here in memory of leading Sufi saint Syed Moinuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari coinciding with his 80th birth anniversary while president of the forum Professor Shah Ahmed Nabi Nagri chaired the event.

Ahmed also urged leaders of different religious faiths to highlight the universal essence of all religions seeking unity of mankind and evade conflicts, recalling the pursuits of spiritual saints like Syed Moinuddin, a descendent of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) towards that end.

Organizing secretary of US-based Parliament of World Sufis Dr Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, Professor of Philosophy department of Dhaka University Dr Anisuzzaman, chairman of Buddhist Studies of Chittagong University Dr Biman Chandra Barua, professor of Sankskrit of Chittagong University Shipak Debnath, professor of Oriental Languages of the university Dr Jinobodhi Bhikkhu, Bangladesh Christian Association President Nirmal Rosario, among others, took part in the discussion

Assistant general secretary of the council Mohammad Rafiquddin Chowdhury presented the keynote paper in the dialogue.

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.)