‘Teachings of mystics can curb terrorism and sectarianism’

Two resolutions passed in appreciation of Sufi mystics

Our Correspondent May 15, 2018
A glimpse of the Shah Allah Ditta caves PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Teachings of mystics can curb terrorism and sectarianism in this country, said Archaeological and Historical Association of Pakistan Chairman Dr Ghazanafar Mehdi.

Dr Mehdi, a prominent scholar made this statement while addressing Hazrat Shah Allah Ditta literary conference in Islamabad on Monday. Moreover two resolutions were adopted on this occasion. The first resolution stated that the celebration of 1,000 years of Hazrat Shah Allah Ditta should be a state level occasion. The second resolution stated that the Mela of Hazrat Bari Imam which has not been celebrated since the past 15 years should be revived.

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He also announced the establishment of International Institute of Sufism and Shah Allah Ditta Academy headed by Syed Zeeshan Naqvi.

More than 5,000 people including 13 Ambassadors participated in the conference. Prominent Singers Abida Parveen, Bushra Marvi, Naseer Ahmad Khawja, Jabir Abbas Saeen Akhtar, Ghulam Abbas ,Ghulam Raza, Shokat dholwala recited mystical poetry.

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Furthermore he added that five Mughal Emperors Babar, Jahangir, Akbar, Humayun and Shahjahan were the devotees of Hazrat Shah Allah Ditta. He added that one thousand years ago Hazrat Makhdoom Noor Bakhri migrated from Bakhar to Hala (Sindh) and his cousin Hazrat Shah Allah Ditta Bakhri came to Taxila. 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2018.


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