Wednesday, December 27, 2006

In remembrance of Mansoor Hallaj

By Zabeazkar - The News International - Pakistan
Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Cultured, lively and creative people, it seems, remain alive in every era and in every place, Pakistan being no exception. Certainly they are the assets of human society. Among these exalted beings include writers, artistes, painters, art lovers and spiritualists.
The last-named class consists of those who believe in mystical interpretation of life. Nazir Ahmed Channa, Coordinator of Mansoor Hallaj Foundation (MHF) Pakistan, who is also a writer and critic, believes that the world needs to remember those great Sufis who were the salt of the earth.
Just as he does every year, he recently made arrangements to observe the 1118th anniversary week of Hazrat Hussain bin Mansoor al-Hallaj, calling the event ‘Urs of Imam-ul Aashiqeen’.
The devotees and admirers of Mansoor Hallaj observed the ceremony with solemnity. Arshad Chaudhary, who presided over the meeting, said he had come from Gujrat to attend the ‘Urs’ and pay homage to the great mystic. Arshad Chaudhary, Sheikh Mohiuddin and others spoke at length on the deep spiritual thought and poetry of Mansoor Hallaj.

Channa said Mansoor Hallaj’s death in the gallows of Baghdad during the reign of Abbaside’s Khalifa Al Muqtadar Billah was in fact a big conspiracy to silence the voice of truth and love which was amply manifested in the personality and teachings of the great saint, and lover of God.
He observed that Mansoor Hallaj was a great thinker, poet, philosopher and revolutionary all at once. He stressed that the world needed to remember this great Sufi and Imam of universe-lovers.
Channa invites and gathers city’s writers, journalists, artistes, human right activists and other people from different walks of life on the occasion of the sage’s anniversary.A study of history shows it clearly that Mansoor Hallaj had been visiting Gujrat (Kathiawar) in India and Sukkur, Khairpur and some other areas in Pakistan (Sindh).
Another proof of his arrival in this part of the world is beliefs of Hazrat Sachchal Sarmast, who was his true Mureed (a genuine follower). Channa argues that the story of ‘Zinda Peer’ and ‘Khwaja Khizar’ popular in the interior of Sindh was nothing but the real story of Hazrat Mansoor Hallaj.

4 comments:

irving said...

Wonderful idea to honor Hallaj. Our brother Faisal will love this :)

Ya Haqq!

muddassir said...

i m muddassir from islamabad and a great fan of teachings and concepts by hazrat hussain bin mansur hallaj, after reading whom my vision of life tatally changed. i feel myself satisfied n focused after travelling through flight of his imaginations n str of his beliefs. just a glance of his sacrifice for love is enough. may allah bless u all. thnks

pradeep said...

Nazir Ahmed Channa has made a great attempt to remember Mansoor Al Hallaj. Life and teachings of Hallaj parallel to very few of the most enlightened people of the human history. His teachings should be spread all over the world to enlighten every individual irrespective of his caste, religion or nationality.

shahji said...

Dear Irvin, Muddasir, Pradeep and Zebazkar. I am very happy about your comments. Please continue your love with Hallaj for the sake of world peace and unity of mankind. I shall be happy if this letter is also publish in the next edition of the Sufi World Report so that I can also visit Europe and USA and spread the meesage through lectures. Nazir Ahmed Channa Email: Mansoorchanna@hotmail.com

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

In remembrance of Mansoor Hallaj
By Zabeazkar - The News International - Pakistan
Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Cultured, lively and creative people, it seems, remain alive in every era and in every place, Pakistan being no exception. Certainly they are the assets of human society. Among these exalted beings include writers, artistes, painters, art lovers and spiritualists.
The last-named class consists of those who believe in mystical interpretation of life. Nazir Ahmed Channa, Coordinator of Mansoor Hallaj Foundation (MHF) Pakistan, who is also a writer and critic, believes that the world needs to remember those great Sufis who were the salt of the earth.
Just as he does every year, he recently made arrangements to observe the 1118th anniversary week of Hazrat Hussain bin Mansoor al-Hallaj, calling the event ‘Urs of Imam-ul Aashiqeen’.
The devotees and admirers of Mansoor Hallaj observed the ceremony with solemnity. Arshad Chaudhary, who presided over the meeting, said he had come from Gujrat to attend the ‘Urs’ and pay homage to the great mystic. Arshad Chaudhary, Sheikh Mohiuddin and others spoke at length on the deep spiritual thought and poetry of Mansoor Hallaj.

Channa said Mansoor Hallaj’s death in the gallows of Baghdad during the reign of Abbaside’s Khalifa Al Muqtadar Billah was in fact a big conspiracy to silence the voice of truth and love which was amply manifested in the personality and teachings of the great saint, and lover of God.
He observed that Mansoor Hallaj was a great thinker, poet, philosopher and revolutionary all at once. He stressed that the world needed to remember this great Sufi and Imam of universe-lovers.
Channa invites and gathers city’s writers, journalists, artistes, human right activists and other people from different walks of life on the occasion of the sage’s anniversary.A study of history shows it clearly that Mansoor Hallaj had been visiting Gujrat (Kathiawar) in India and Sukkur, Khairpur and some other areas in Pakistan (Sindh).
Another proof of his arrival in this part of the world is beliefs of Hazrat Sachchal Sarmast, who was his true Mureed (a genuine follower). Channa argues that the story of ‘Zinda Peer’ and ‘Khwaja Khizar’ popular in the interior of Sindh was nothing but the real story of Hazrat Mansoor Hallaj.

4 comments:

irving said...

Wonderful idea to honor Hallaj. Our brother Faisal will love this :)

Ya Haqq!

muddassir said...

i m muddassir from islamabad and a great fan of teachings and concepts by hazrat hussain bin mansur hallaj, after reading whom my vision of life tatally changed. i feel myself satisfied n focused after travelling through flight of his imaginations n str of his beliefs. just a glance of his sacrifice for love is enough. may allah bless u all. thnks

pradeep said...

Nazir Ahmed Channa has made a great attempt to remember Mansoor Al Hallaj. Life and teachings of Hallaj parallel to very few of the most enlightened people of the human history. His teachings should be spread all over the world to enlighten every individual irrespective of his caste, religion or nationality.

shahji said...

Dear Irvin, Muddasir, Pradeep and Zebazkar. I am very happy about your comments. Please continue your love with Hallaj for the sake of world peace and unity of mankind. I shall be happy if this letter is also publish in the next edition of the Sufi World Report so that I can also visit Europe and USA and spread the meesage through lectures. Nazir Ahmed Channa Email: Mansoorchanna@hotmail.com