Faith leaders, sufi divines and dharmacharyas get together in Nagpur to discuss peace 

National Interfaith Peace Conference at Dargah Baba Tajuddin, Nagpur discusses harmony and unity in diversity

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Harnessing the resources of peace from all Faith Traditions of India, the World Sufi Forum and All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) in collaboration with Baba Tajuddin Trust, Nagpur conducted the ‘National Interfaith Peace Conference on September 3 this year on the 100th Urs (death anniversary) of Baba Tajuddin, the renowned Sufi Mystic of South and West India.

The conference was held aiming at strengthening national integration through interfaith harmony and peaceful co-existence.

Speakers from all religions and faiths

 The Speakers in the conference were spiritual leaders from all religions  & faiths namely Sanatan Dharm, Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Sufi Scholars & Sajjadansheen of Khanqahs,  Academicians from leading universities & social activists

The National Interfaith Conference started with Recitation of Holy Quran, Naat in praise of Holy Prophet, importance of Sufism, need of interfaith dialogue in todays troubling times & hate speech creating divide among religions & disturbing peace.

Purpose of the event

The real purpose of this event is to end the growing atmosphere of hatred and communal disharmony which is harming India’s ancient syncretic culture. India has been the land of Mystics of all religions including the Rishis, Sufis and Saints of Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. As a matter of fact, the basic element of Indian culture and spiritual ecosystem is unity in diversity, which is called “Kasrat Mein Wahdat” in the Sufi terminology. Inspired by this pious intention, the national conference is being organized by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board and Baba Tajuddin Trust to urge people to imbibe mutual understanding and exercise patience and restraint and espouse mutual brotherhood and love.

Who said what

Speaker Mohammed Ashraf Saheb said, if the current religious disharmony is not stopped, then India’s culture will be deeply impacted.  Syed Salman Chishty emphasised that hate speech is a serious issue and needs to fixed urgently through inter-faith seminars.   

Swami Sarang Ji Maharaj said that our country India is known worldwide for Unity & Diversity and we will work to maintain the same. Dr. Khawaja Mohd Ekramuddin said that Sufism teaches respect to all religions. 

This national conference organized at the Dargah of Baba Tajuddin was held in two parts, one is the Sarva Dharma Sammelan or Interfaith Peace Conference and the other is part of International Sufi Conference, which was jointly organized by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board and Baba Tajuddin Trust.

Message of Peace

Faith leaders, Sufi Divines and Dharmacharyas of all religions were together in one place to give the message of peace and communal harmony to the entire country. They put forth their helpful ideas and guidance to curb the incidents of hate speech spreading in the country. The prime purpose of this conference was to make the Sufi message of “Love for all and Malice towards None” common.

Speakers of the conference are: 

  1. Haji Syed Salman Chishty (Chishty Foundation, Ajmer Sharif)  
  2. 2) Haz. Syed Shamimuddin Ahmad Munemi Saheb, Sufi Scholar & Speaker , Author & Sajjadanasheen Khanq-e-Munemi
  3. Goswami Sushil Maharaj  (Spiritual Guru)  
  4. Shri Suvir Saran Ji (Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker)  
  5. Dr. Khawaja Mohd. Ekramuddin Sahab (Academician, Professor at Center of Indian Languages, Literature & Culture Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)  
  6. Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami Ji (A Padma shree Awardee by President of India)
  7. Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami Ji is internationally acclaimed Spiritual master, Ambassador of Peace) 
  8. Swami Sarang Ji Maharaj (renowned Spiritual guru and founder of Shree Swami Sarang Global Peace Foundation at Lucknow)  
  9. Paramjit Singh Chandok Ji (Paramjit Singh Chandok ji is advisor & Executive  Member  to Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee  & Chairman Gurudwara Bangla Saheb)  
  10. Acharya Ram Gopal Dixit Ji (Acharya Ram Gopal Dixit is a Renowned Yoga Guru & Meditation Expert) 
  11. Shri Mohanji  (Ammucare Charitable Trust & ACT Foundation)
  12. Janab Najeeb Jung (Ex IAS & Lt. Governer of Delhi)  
  13. Syed Mohd Ashraf Sahab (Sajjadanasheen Kichowcha Sharif)
  14. Syed Tanveer Ashraf Saheb  
  15. Alamgeer Asharf Saheb  
  16. Mohatarma Shazia ilmi sahib.
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