Conference On Hazrat Mantaqi (RA) Held At IUST

Awantipora- International Centre for Spiritual Studies organized a day-long Conference on ‘Life and Contribution: Hazrat Sayyid Hassan Mantaqi(RA)’ in which Islamic Scholar Maulana Showkat Hussain Keng was the distinguished speaker.

Maulana Showkat illuminated the audience with the wisdom behind teachings of Hazrat Sayyid Hassan Mantaqi(RA)  during this conference attended by various scholars and students. He said that Hazrat Sayyid Hassan Mantaqi (RA) was among the progeny of Hazrat Ali and that Kashmir had produced many Mantaqis (logicians) for 1200 years including Hazrat Mantaqi’s(RA) father, Hazrat Sayyid Hussain Mantaqi, who was a reputed logician in Kashmir.

He also called on students and scholars to study the life and works of Hazrat Mantaqi(RA) properly to appreciate the value of his contributions and referred to many Quranic verses while delivering the lecture. He further noted the importance of Khanqah, which were the learning centers for both spiritual and cultural guidance.

While delivering his presidential remarks, Dean Outreach Prof. Shabir Ahmad Bhat, appreciated the organizers for deliberating about significant areas of culture, Philosophy, Traditions, and religion. He recalled the legacy of muslim contributions in different fields of science, technology, architecture, humanities, and religion.

On the occasion, Director of International Centre for Spiritual Studies Prof. Hamidullah Marazi, delivered a talk on the need and the importance of revival of Hazrat Mantaqi’s spiritual teachings and the need to disseminate them to young generations. He informed the audience that ICSS was going to start a translation bureau which would translate books of Sufis like Shah-e Hamadan etc. into English and Urdu.

Director Mantaqi Centre for Science and Society Prof. Mohammad Amin Peerzada discussed the impact of Muslim Sufis on the culture of Kashmir and called the shrines as seats of learning in Kashmir which influenced the social and cultural upliftment of the Kashmir valley to a large extent. He also complimented about the growth of IUST as a seat of learning in the vicinity of Hazrat Sayyid Hassan Mantaqi(RA)’s shrine.

The proceedings were conducted by Former Head of ICSS Dr. S. Iqbal Quraishi.

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