DHAKA, April 9, 2019 (BSS) – Incumbent leader of Islamic spiritual hub of
Maizbhandar Saifuddin Ahmed today urged the world community to revisit the
history of Sufism in instilling a sense of happiness among people’s mind and
ensuring safety of persecuted communities against the backdrop of present day
“Over the centuries, Sufi Saints are preaching the ideologies of peace,
tolerance, humanity, harmony and brotherhood,” he told an international Sufi
convention in Indonesia.
Saifuddin said Sufi Saints established their ideologies in the world
that always proved benefitting of the happiness of people and security of
communities and nations.
Indonesian Defence Minister General Ryamizad Ryacudu at the Inaugural
ceremony of World Sufi Forum as the three-day event sponsored by the
country’s defence ministry in collaboration with World Sufi Forum and Jamiate
Ahley Tarikat Al Mutabarah An Nahdiyah.
Saifuddin said in today’s world weak people continued to be persecuted
everywhere and one country was attacking another and killing innocent people.
“Many Muslim countries including Syria, Yemen, and Palestine, Iraq have
become bloodstained like the Karbala,” said Saifuddin, also the president of
Parliament of World Sufis”.
During the questing and answer session of the seminar, Saifuddin also
referred to the plight of Rohingyas as victim of persecution at homeland.
He simultaneously highlighted the Bangladesh government and people’s role
in extending them the helping hand providing the forcibly displaced people
the shelter, food and security.
Saifuddin said Sufis in Bangladesh played a historic role in
establishing social peace and interfaith harmony as spiritual hubs like
Maizbhandar Darbar devoted them in instilling into human mind the sense of
empathy and happiness.
The president of “Jamiate Ahley Tarikat Al Mutabarah An Nahdiyah”,
Sheikh Habib Muhammad Bin Luthfi bin Ali bin Yahiya presided over the
The convention is being joined by 88 Sufi scholars from 37 countries
alongside the participants from the host nation.