Dr Fateh Muhammad Marri, Vice-Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam, said that Sufism is a philosophy of humanity and equal rights for all human beings and it creates ease, safety and happiness for people. He said this while addressing the launching ceremony of the English book “Vision of the Life” by the eminent author and Sufi leader Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri at Dr AM Sheikh Auditorium Hall at SAU, on Monday.
The Vice-Chancellor said that Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri has outlined in his book the Islamic and spiritual message of fear, greed, human flaws, despair and jealousy and the Islamic and spiritual message of hard work, service and love.
Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri, the author of the book and the leader of Anjuman Ghulaman-e-Qalandar Welfare Sindh, said that Sufism teaches eternal love and help to others without discrimination, He said that in the educational institutions of Sindh, our organization is doing the work of propagating Durood Sharif among the youth. Sufism means rejecting outdated traditions like religious fanaticism, sectarianism, hatred, fear and pir-e-muridi in Sindh.
Renowned writer and consultant for Media and Heritage to the Vice-Chancellor Dr Mehmood Mughal said that we have to remove “I” from our lives and give priority to “you”, we are violating the rights of others for our selfishness, and this attitude has to be changed.
Dr Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Director, University Advancement and Financial Assistance said that Syed Ghulam Haider Shah Qalandri’s creative and Sufi literary job is of great significance in this busy era. He said that the Sufi literary publication in English proved that Sufism is knocking at the door of world thought.
Renowned writer Altaf Malkani said that people in Sindh have created different concepts of Sufism, but real Sufism is incomplete without love and knowledge.
Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Dr Fateh Murri, Syed Ghulam Haider Qalandri, Dr Aijaz Khooharo, Dr Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Dr Mehmood Mughal, and Advocate Anjum Ara launched the book.
On this occasion, Dean Agriculture Social Sciences Dr Aijaz Ali Khooharo, Syed Abdul Rahman Shah, Rafiq Ahmed Kakepoto, Gul Sher Lochi, Shabbir Burfat, Chanisar Burfat, Nazir Ahmed Nahiyon, Syed Anwar Shah, Syed Mehboob Shah, Muhammad Bux Nahion, Shamshad Ali Thebo, Aijaz Mastoi, Dr Imtiaz Panhwer, Sajjad Dars, Naimatullah Mastoi, and a large number of teachers of University, and members of Anjuman Ghulam-e- Qalandar participated.