KU organizes lecture on Shaikh-ul-Alam (RA)


SRINAGAR: Kashmir University’s Markaz-i-Noor, Centre for Shaikh-ul-Alam Studies (CSAS) Monday organized a special function to mark the 577th annual ‘Urs’ of Alamdar-i-Kashmir, Shaikh-ul-Aalam (RA).

The title of the function was: “Yath Waave Haaley Tsong Kus Zaaley” (Who can lit the lamp in this tempest).

On the occasion, eminent scholar, M Y Teng, delivered an extension lecture on “Shaikh-ul-Aalam te Kasheer.”  The function was presided over by Prof M A Wani, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Kashmir.

Prof Bashar Bashir, Chairman Markaz-i-Noor, while welcoming the participants, spoke about the contributions of Shaikh-ul-Aalam (RA) in shaping the Kashmir society.

In his presidential address, Prof Wani appreciated CSAS for organizing the lecture on Shaikh-ul-Alam (RA).

In his address, Teng highlighted the fame and popularity of the revered saint, describing him as “the personality who influenced every sphere of Kashmir society.”

“Shaikh-ul-Aalam (RA) was a great thinker, intellectual and social reformer,” he said.

He stressed on the need for propagation and dissemination of the messages and teachings of Shaikh-ul-Aalam (RA) by translating his works in other languages.

The function was attended by writers and scholars of Kashmir including Prof Shad Ramzan, Prof G N Khaki, Prof Mehmood Ahmad Khan, Prof Mohammad Ashraf Shah, Dr Altaf Jahangir and Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Dr. Aziz Hajini, and others.

Two scholars Dr Nusrat Jan and Sameer Mohi-ud-Din who were first to complete their  Ph.D and M.Phil respectively from Markaz-i-Noor were felicitated on the occasion. The proceedings of the function were conducted by Shahida Shabnum while Samiullah presented vote of thanks.


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