Return to Sufism only way to achieve peace in J&K: Rizvi

The Tomb of Gareeb un Nawaz Chishtī Muʿīn al-Dīn Ḥasan Sijzī (1142–1236 CE), known more commonly as Muʿīn al-Dīn Chishtī or Moinuddin Chishti[6] or Khwājā Ghareeb Nawaz, or reverently as a Shaykh Muʿīn al-Dīn or Muʿīn al-Dīn or Khwājā Muʿīn al-Dīn ( In Urdu خواجہ معین الدین چشتی المعروف خواجہ غریب نواز ) by Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, was an Indian Muslim preacher, ascetic, religious scholar, philosopher, and mystic.  He promulgated the famous Chishtiyya order of Sunni mysticism. This particular tariqa (order) became the dominant Muslim spiritual group in medieval India and many of the most beloved and venerated Indian Sunni saints were Chishti in their affiliation, including Nizamuddin Awliya (d. 1325) and Amir Khusrow (d. 1325).

Srinagar, July 5 (IANS) Peoples Justice Front Chairman Aga Syed Abbas Rizvi on Sunday stressed the return to Sufism, humanism and pluralism as the only way to achieve permanent peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a meeting in the Sumbal area of the Bandipora district, Rizvi said Sufism had formed the edifice of peace and unity among Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs in J&K.

“In the last few decades, Sufism was targeted by miscreants to create disunity among communities. The objective of our party is to spread the message of Sufism to usher in peace and unity among followers of various religions in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh,” he said.

Rizvi also laid emphasis on education to help local youth keep pace with others in different parts of the country.

The chairman of local municipal committee, councillors and sarpanches in the area attended the meeting and announced their decision to join the justice front, Rizvi said.


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