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A day-long seminar was held at the University of Kashmir (UoK) on Saturday to commemorate the 700th birth anniversary of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (RA), popularly known as Shah-i-Hamdan.
The seminar was jointly organized by the Embassy of Republic of Tajikistan in India, Centre for Central Asian Studies (CCAS), University of Kashmir, and The Kashmir Society, a UoK statement said this evening.
In his presidential address, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir said the teachings of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (RA) are based on humanity and need to be followed in letter and spirit.
He said when the revered Sufi saint arrived in Kashmir with his companions, he found the place “in darkness and beset with poverty.”
“So he took upon himself the mission of imparting Islamic teachings among people and alongside impart skill development training among the masses to help them get rid of poverty,” Prof Mir said.
In his keynote address, Prof M A Wani, Dean of Academic Affairs at KU, said Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (RA) was a multi-dimensional personality who popularized the essence and true message of Islam.
“The best heritage and legacy of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani is his life, his teachings, mission, contribution and scholarship. He devoted his life to see Islam being spread among people and also educate them that Islam is a comprehensive code of life and conduct,” he said.
In his inaugural address, the Ambassador of Tajikistan in India, Mirzosharif Jalolov, said the Embassy is ready to help and promote any endeavour aimed at teaching and research about Mir Syed Ali Hamadani (RA).
Earlier, Director CCAS Prof GN Khaki welcomed the participants and delineated aims and objectives of the seminar.