IUB organizes Khawaja Farid Conference to acknowledge services of Sufi Saint


Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) organized national conference on Khawaja Farid titled as “Wahdat-ul-wajood di reet” on Thursday to reiterate the philosophy of famous Sufi poet and scholar to student enabling them to build their character. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor IUB Engineer Professor Dr. Atkher Mehboob said that the University’s Khawaja Farid chair management was working for promoting his poetry and philosophy and had conducted many gatherings so for to disseminate his message to public at large.

He said that it was honour and pleasure to represent IUB and Khuwaja Farid Engineering and Technology University who was associated with Sufi saint of Bahawalpur region and whose mystic poems and religious teachings were much revered internationally. The IUB auditorium was also named as “Khuwaja Ghulam Farid Auditorium” during the conference.

The caretaker lauded the efforts of IUB to spread teaching and philosophy of Sufi saints in modern era. He congratulated the vice chancellor and management of IUB on organizing the conference on large scale termed it exemplary step and urged other institutions to come up and highlight the teaching of spiritual saints. Saeed Ahmed Sheikh who wrote numerous books on Farid said that 150 years old saint’s poetry still rules millions of hearts and it was the time that this precious treasure must be propagated through effective means. Dr. Sadia Kamal a senior journalist and Ph.D on Khawaja Farid, said that the conference would be beneficial to highlight the philosophy.

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