International seminar on Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufranmaab held in Lucknow

Lucknow/ 9-March: An international seminar on Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraan Maab held here in Lucknow on 9 March at Madrara tul Waezeen. The seminar was aimed to depict the life, works and contributions of Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufranmaab.

With the recitation of Quran Qari Mohammad Ilyas initiated the seminar. The students of Hoza e Dildar Ali Gufran Maab seconded with supplications and hymns.

While delivering the welcoming speech Syed Qalbi Jawad Naqvi said that it is a matter of pride that such a huge seminar is conducting in Lucknow, attended by prominent ulemas, scholars and researchers. This should have conducted earlier. Such seminars must conduct time to time so that the contributions of Indian Ulemas could come in limelight.

Maulana added that Gufran Maab had travelled to Najaf Ashraf, Iraq to gain religious knowledge despite of lack of resources and hardship. This journey of him is recommendable after which he infused a new spirit to the Shia theology in India.

He further said that Gufran Maab had removed all unnecessary rituals that had wrongly added in the religion. In the light of writings and literature Maulana Jawad pointed out the contributions of Gufran Maab. Worth mentioning among them are Allama Mufti Mohammad Qulli, Allama Ghulam Hussain Qantori, Allama Mir Hamid Hussain, Molana Mohammad Hussain Nogawi and Mufti Mohammad Abbas Shustri. Citing all these books he said that no cleric like Gufran Maab took birth after him.

A documentary was also screened over the life and contributions of Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraanmaab. After that Molana Jalal Haider Naqvi delivered the message of Grand Ayatollah Safi Gulfaigani.

Delivering the presidential speech representative of the Supreme Leader, Aga Mehdi Mehdavipur said that the seminar is first of its kind over the family of Gufran Maab in Lucknow. He said that even the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei himself has suggested to conduct such conferences and he is much concern about both India and Lucknow.

He further said that Ayatollah Khamenei has emphasised to explore the life and contribution of pious and righteous ulemas. In this series are family of Gufran Maab, Family of Abqaat, family of Mufti Mohammad Abbas Shustri, Family of Najmul Millat and family of Baqir ul Uloom are all from a single progeny of Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraanmaab. He announced the launch of fifty books of the above said grand clerics. He hoped to bring out such books and works on other ulemas of Lucknow and the country.

Hujatul Islam Dr Mohammad Taqi Subhani said in his lecture that they have strived to explore the contributions of clerics wherever they located. They choose Lucknow because the history of Ulemas in Lucknow is very bright. Especially the family of Researchers who have granted a new spirit in the life of Shias in India. The way Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraan Maab has teached and preached his students have no example in par.

Dr Ali Khan Mehmoodabadi said the primary objective of establishing Madrasa tul Waezeen was also to safeguard the works and contributions of grand clerics. Similarly, Hujatul-Islam Mehdi Isfanderyari in his speech said that to safe guard the work has embarked that have resulted 50 books.

Representative of Al-Mustafa International University in India Hujatul-Islam Mohammad Reza Saleh pointed out six different aspects of Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraan Maab. He also assured to grand all type of support in research of such kinds.

Vice Chancellor od Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Urdu, Persian and Arabic university, Dr Maahrukh Mirza said that such seminars are necessary to articulate the new generation that how bright their past was.

The concluding session held in the evening in which Ayatollah Mehdi Mehdavipur, Aga Reza Mukhtari, Maulana Qalbi Jawad, and other speakers assured that God willing such seminars would conduct time to time in future as well. Seminar was also attended by Dr Fareed Ansari, Hujatul Islam Rouhullah Kazmi, Hujatul Islam Najaf Abadi, Hujatul Islam Walipur, Hujatul Islam Aga Farajpur, Hujatul Islam Aga Reza Mukhtari and many other prominent scholars and researchers were present.