Sunday, February 07, 2010
LAHORE Provincial Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said we can overcome the law and order and other challenges facing the country by following the teachings of Sufiakram. He said Khanqahi Nizam was still a successful manifesto of welfare of the humanity and Syed Ali Hajveri (RA)[also spelled Hujwiri (ed.)] served the humanity under this system. He said that Ali Hajveri was a sympathizer of the poor and the ailing humanity. He was addressing a conference on ‘Stability of Pakistan and Teachings of Islam” held under the aegis of Anjuman Asatza Pakistan at the MAO College, Lahore on Saturday. Maarf-e-Olia director Prof. Mian Maqsood Ahmad, Ahl-e-Sunnat ameer Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri and the central president of the Anjuman, Ziaullah Rizvi, also addressed the conference.
The Education minister said that Pakistan was achieved as a result of efforts of Olia-e-Karam [the Noble Saints, ed.] and the struggle for its protection was our top priority. He said that hundreds of thousands people accepted Islam due to the character and teachings of Muslim Sufis. He said that the country could be brought out of the crisis through the provision of justice. He said that Kashful Mahjoob [trans. by R. Nicholoson, now titled in English Revelation of the Mystery, republished by Fons Vitae Press was the best book of Data Ganj Baksh's [i.e., Hujwiri's] teachings. He said that [the] best way to pay tributes to Data Ganj Baksh was to act upon his teachings. Participants of the conference demanded the government include the teachings of Oliakaram and their biographies in the syllabus of all classes, in the light of the recommendations of syllabus committee of Anjuman-e-Asatza Pakistan. They also demanded the government make graduation compulsory for the recruitment of primary school teachers. Primary school teachers should be given grade-16 and recruited through the Public Service Commission, they said.