SRINAGAR: A two day National level seminar on Hazrat Shaikh Hamzah Makhdoom (RA) and his contribution to Kashmir society took off today at Markaz-i-Noor, Centre for Shaikh-ul-Aalam Studies (CSAS), University of Kashmir.
The seminar being organized by Markaz-i-Noor is going to highlight different dimensions of the personality and contribution of Sultan-ul-Aarifeen (RA).
The inaugural session was attended by a galaxy of intellectuals, academicians, religious scholars and the devotees of Hazrat Shaikh Hamzah Makhdoom (RA).
Leading scholars of the region are attending the seminar.
Director, Markaz-i-Noor Prof. Bashar Basher welcoming the guests highlighted the role of Rishis and Sufis in shaping the Kashmir society from times immemorial. He expressed concern over the rise of fanaticism in ideas vis a vis Tasawwaf and anti traditional system of belief in Kashmir.
On the occasion, official publication of Markaz-i-Noor, Alamdaar was released. In addition three more books Baba Baam-ud-Din, edited by Dr. Zulfikaar Siddique, Anqa by Shahida Shabnam and a book about style of Kashmir Naat by Nusrat Jan were also released on the occasion.
The seminar will continue for two days and twenty papers on different dimensions of the spiritual epitome of Hazrat Shaikh Hamzah Makhdoom (RA) shall be presented by learned scholars and researchers from various institutions of the state.
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