LAHORE - The Mujaddid-i-Alf-i-Sani Day was celebrated at a ceremony chaired by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Rafique Tarar.

The ceremony was held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan, it was jointly organised by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust.

The speakers included the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice Chairman Dr Rafique Ahmed, Sahibzada Pir Mian Waleed Ahmed from Astana-i-Aliya Sharqpur Sharif, and Abdul Quddus Durrani from the Virtual University. The proceedings of the event were conducted by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust secretary Shahid Rasheed.

Tarar observed that Ahmed Sirhindi, popularly known as ‘Mujaddid-i-Alf-i-Sani,’ boldly protested against the eclectic religion conceived by the emperor Akbar by combining elements of Islam, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism (Parsism) and Christianity. It can rightly be observed that the Mujaddid-i-Alf-i-Sani (the reformer of the second millennium) was the true founder of the two-nation theory, as he vehemently advocated a clear distinction between the Muslims and the Hindus.

He appeared on the religio-political scene at the end of Akbar’s reign, and pursued his struggle under Jehangir’s rule. A millennium had elapsed since the advent of Islam and the 11th century of the hijra had begun when this renovator illuminated the world of Islam by his intellectual and spiritual greatness.

Rafique Tarrar regretted that today’s so-called religious scholars and spiritual guides consider the power-grabbing game to be permissible, which is absolutely against the teachings of Islam.  Prof Dr Rafique Ahmed observed that the Mujaddid purified politics through his spirituality by defeating the anti-Islamic conceptions of the two great Mughal emperors – Akbar and his son, Jehangir.

“To withstand the cultural assaults of India with the majority of idolaters, we, the Pakistanis, have to continue renovating the two-nation theory,” Dr Rafique Ahmed observed.

Meanwhile, Nazaria Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust will jointly organise a special sitting on 'Dhaka Fall- Motives and Impacts’ at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Tuesday (The Dhaka Fall Day).

Rafique Tarrar will preside over the sitting. Col (r) Z I Farrukh, Col (r) Jamshed Ahmad Tareen, Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Muneeb Iqbal Advocate, Justice Allah Nawaz and Tariq Ismail Sagir will address.