MIWF Organizes Interfaith Eid Meet in New Delhi

MIWF Organizes Interfaith Eid Meet in New Delhi

15th May 2022, New Delhi

On the 15th of May, 2022, a heartwarming and enlightening Interfaith Eid Milan event unfolded at Le'Elegant Function Hall in New Delhi. This event was a beautiful testament to the power of unity, peace, and brotherhood among all religions, fostering a sense of community that transcends boundaries. The esteemed Chief Guest for this memorable occasion was the Hon'ble Member of Parliament and renowned Sufi singer, Padma Shri HANS RAJ HANS JI. He graced the event with his presence and delivered a compelling speech emphasizing the importance of peace, brotherhood, and unity among all faiths.

HANS RAJ HANS JI also commended the Minhaj Learning & Research Centre's (MLRC) initiative in promoting interfaith harmony through the newly launched department of interfaith. He expressed his appreciation for the dedicated organizing team, whose efforts had culminated in the resounding success of the program. Following the enlightening address by HANS RAJ HANS JI, other distinguished speakers took the stage to share their perspectives on unity and love. Swami Sushil Ji Maharaj radiated happiness and expressed his delight at the diverse group of speakers, underscoring the importance of interfaith cooperation.

He particularly lauded Hans Raj Hans ji for his role in bridging the gap between religions and fostering unity. Haji Salman Chishti shed light on the significance of unity, especially in the context of visitors to the Ajmer dargah. He spoke of how people come together, help one another, and create an ideal pluralistic society. Quoting Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti (R.A), he echoed the message of grace, generosity, and hospitality as essential components of harmony, peace, and unity. This message of harmony, peace, and unity resonated throughout the event, thanks to the diligent efforts of the Minhaj Learning & Research Centre (MLRC) and Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation.

The Interfaith Eid Milan evening and the inauguration of the Inter-Faith Studies Department in New Delhi served as powerful platforms to amplify this message.

Father (DR) M.D. Thomas expressed his gratitude for the invitation and praised the MLRC and MIWF for their tremendous efforts in organizing this significant event, particularly during challenging times. He viewed the concept of Interfaith Studies as a vital academic discipline that could bridge the gaps between different communities in India. Father Thomas invoked lofty poetry and words of wisdom, praying for universal brotherhood and expressing great hope for the MLRC's role in fostering interfaith harmony. He passionately called on people to stand together in the face of communal hatred and social divisiveness.

Paramjit Singh Chandhokji, Advisor of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara, shared insights into the activities of the Gurudwara, emphasizing their commitment to the welfare of humanity without discrimination. He commended the commendable work undertaken by MIWF in this regard. Sameer Siddiqui, an IAS Coach and motivational speaker, drew attention to the role of social media in spreading hatred in society. He urged the youth to use social media judiciously and responsibly, recognizing its potential to either contribute to division or foster unity.

The event came to a close with a heartfelt vote of thanks by Rafeeq Ahmed Khan, MIWF President. He expressed gratitude to all the speakers, organizers, and the audience for their unwavering support and contributions, which had made the event a resounding success. Dr. Ziauddin, a CWC Member of MIWF India, highlighted the longstanding work carried out by MIWF since its inception. He stressed the importance of gatherings like the Interfaith Eid Milan event in preserving the social fabric of our society.

In a world often marred by religious divisions and discord, the Interfaith Eid Milan event in New Delhi stood as a shining example of unity, peace, and brotherhood among all faiths. It served as a reminder that through dialogue, understanding, and collaboration, we can build bridges that transcend religious and cultural boundaries, ultimately contributing to a more harmonious and inclusive society.

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