Addressing a meeting held in preparation for the World Sufi Forum, planned for four days from 17 to 20 March in New Delhi, All India Ulama and Mashaik
Addressing a meeting held in preparation for the World Sufi Forum, planned for four days from 17 to 20 March in New Delhi, All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board President, Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichchawchchvi said in Etawah:
“The concept of unity in diversity has been evolved by India’s Khanqahs, Sufi hospices and shrines the world over, most particularly in the Indian sub-continent. As the different harmonious Sufi orders and silsilas blossomed, a global recognition of the Indian composite culture gained momentum”.
These ideas were expressed by Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichchawchchvi, who will be opening the World Sufi Forum on March 17, which will continue for four days in a succession.
The World Sufi Forum will present papers on the theme: “Sufism: Seeking to Resolve Global Crisis” during the next two days, 18th and 19th March, in different seminar halls allocated to both English-Arabic and Urdu writers as well as in separate sessions for both male and female scholars. At least 100 articles will be read out in different sessions in separate conference halls.
March 20 will be the prime time for a huge gathering at Ramlila Maidan. For the Muslim organization, which is an apex body of Sufi Sunni Muslims in India, All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board, this event is going to be documented in history as a first gathering of its kind in India.
Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichchawchchvi urged the peace-loving people of India to come in large numbers to attend the gathering at Ramlila Maidan. Talking to media persons, he explained that the international Sufi conference is going to be a significant step in the whole world, not only for Islamic scholars, Sufi masters, clerics, intellectuals, academicians, teachers and writers but also for all the common masses who will turn up to participate.
Haji Nuruddin Mansoori (President Anjuman Husainia) said that Hazrat Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichchawchchvi is also concerned about promoting modern education along with religious education in the Muslim community. He has chalked out the grand plan of the World Sufi Forum after much of serious thought over the worsening condition of Muslims in India.
In this meeting, Haji Sarfaraz, Guddu Abbasi, Khursheed Bhai, Muhammad Rumi, Shakeel Ahmad and many more people were present. A substantial number of people are expected to participate as volunteers in the World Sufi Forum.