Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari Attended UNESCO Dialogue-2000.

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN-UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in association with the government of Uzbekistan, presented a significant international conference entitled "The UNESCO International Congress on Interreligious Dialogue and the Culture of Peace" in Uzbekistan in September, 2000. The conference was chaired by Mr. Karimov, President of Uzbekistan, and the Director General of UNESCO.
Leaders of all of the religions of the world from all across the planet were invited to participate in this important conference focusing on peace.Shaikul Islam Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari (MJA) president of he World Ahle Sunnat Wal-Jamat and Shajjadanshin of Darbar-E-Gausul Azam Maizbhandari,was invited to attend as representive of south Asian region (Bangladesh) .He is also Honorable Advisor of the International Association of Sufism,U S A .
On the first day, an international conference was held at the Islamic University of Tashkent. The ministry of foreign affairs of Uzbekistan invited all the representatives for dinner. A conference on UNESCO International Congress on “INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND CULTURE OF PEACE” was held the next day in the conference room of Sheraton Hotel in Tashkent. Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, director general of UNESCO ,H.R.H. Prince Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan opened the congress.80 participants and observers from most of the religious and spiritual traditions of the world,coming from 40 countries took part in the debates on the following four topics:
1)Reciprocal knowledge and interactions between religions and spiritual traditions,
2)Education on interreligious and intercultural dialogue,
3)Interreligious dialogue in central Asia,
4)Joint actions for peace and conflict prevention.
The governor of Samarkand receipted the representatives and accompanied them in their visits to holy Sufi sites,Madrasa,Islamic Centre and Shrines.
On the third day, the conference centered around Sufism and was devoted to a meeting on "Sufism and Inter-religious Dialogue" in Boukhara where Syed Mainuddin Al Hasani made a presentation as the main penalist.
Shah Nazar Syed Dr.Kianfar,co-Director of the International Association of Sufism also shared his view about the issue.Shah Nazar Syed Dr.Kianfar accompanied Sheikul Islam Syed Mainuddin Al Hasani Maizbhandari at the conference,alongside Shahzada Syed Saifuddin Ahmed, chairman of the Anjuman-E-Rahmania Mainia and Mainia Foundation Bangladesh and son of Syed Mainuddin Ahmed.After the conference, the representatives visited many holy places in Boukhara and Samarkand such as the shrine and Islamic complex of Imam Boukhari and the shrine of Imam Bahauddin Naqshbandi and other sufi shrines and Islamic centers.After wards the governor of Boukhara arranged a reception,dinner and cultural ceremony for the representatives.
Sheikhul Islam Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari(MJA)was the guest of the government of Uzbekistan throughout his week-long stay and experienced their gracious hospitality throughout his visit.
In his opening statement at the conference,Shah Sufi Mawlana Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari(MJA) gave those assembled from around the world, representing every religious tradition, the following message:
"A peace loving man can only establish peace and happiness.Sufism is the only way by which peace and happiness can be established throughout the world because the ‘ism’ itself depends upon peace and security.”It was a truly memorable week of friendship and sharing among people of different religions and cultures with the focus on understanding and peace.

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.)