Sufi leaders met Indian Home Minister to work for the Peace in Kashmir


27th Sep 2016 Times

A delegation of heads of Sufi shrines led by the Sajjadanasheen (spiritual head) of the Dargah Ajmer Sharif on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and volunteered to help in restoring normalcy in the Kashmir Valley.

The spiritual gurus said they would visit Kashmir and request the people there to contribute in creating peace.

Led by Dewan Syed Zainul Abedin, Sajjadanasheen of Dargah Ajmer Sharif, the delegation shared their concern on the situation in Kashmir and expressed confidence that the Union Home Minister would do everything possible to bring normalcy in Kashmir in order to remove pain and miseries of the people.

Calling on the Home Minister today, they assured him that they would go to Kashmir to request their brothers and sisters to contribute in creating peace. The spiritual leaders said they were pained by the situation prevailing in Kashmir, which has been the centre of Sufism for over 700 years.

The delegation rued the loss of shared cultural values and ethos due to the onslaught of Western culture on one hand and increase of radicalism among Muslims on the other. Syed Zainul Abedin Saheb said that it was unfortunate to see Islam, the religion of peace, being linked to many instances of violence and terrorism. The delegation said that there was no bigger power than the power of peace, and that violence solves nothing but only adds to suffering. They emphasised the need for unity for the sake of peace and progress.

Saying that India is the land of Sufism and spiritual powers, the delegation said that Khwaja Saheb Dargah in Ajmer Sharif, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in New Delhi and hundreds of Sufi centres all over the country have been the source of spiritual strength and guidance to the people of India and the world for over 800 years. These Khanqahs and Dargahs have been alleviating the pain and misery of millions every year, irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

The ten-member delegation consisted of representatives of all the biggest dargahs in the country


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