LAHORE - Hazrat Mujaddid Alf Sani waged a valiant struggle to eliminate the eclectic religion of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Pakistan Movement was derived from his teachings and character.

These views were expressed by different speakers at a special sitting jointly organised by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, in commemoration of the Sufi saint.

The attendees included Chief Justice (r) Mian Mehboob Ahmad, NPT vice chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Sahibzada Mian Walid Ahmad, Allama Irshad Ahmad Mustafai, Sher Muhammad Naqshbandi, Prof Dr Nazir Ahmad Sharqpuri, Mian Muhammad Asif, Sahibzada Mian Dastgir, Muhammad Waris Ali.

NPT Secretary Shahid Rasheed and a large number of devotees of Astana-i-Aliya Sharqpur Sharif conducted the proceedings. Mian Mehboob Ahmad observed that the Mujaddid laid the foundation of the two-nation theory which proved instrumental in the creation of Pakistan. “The theory of the veneration of man is the essence of Islam,” he added.

Dr Rafique Ahmad observed that the Mujaddid neutralised the Emperor Akbar’s onslaught on the religious and cultural foundations of the Indian Muslims. He flatly refused to bow before Emperor Jahangir. “Mujaddid Alf Sani revived the pristine teachings of Islam,” he added.

Other speakers also paid rich tributes to At the end Sahibzada Mian Walid Ahmad led a session of prayers and holy food was distributed.

Imam Rabbani Shaykh Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi (1564–1624) was an Indian Islamic scholar, a Hanafi jurist, and a prominent member of the Naqshbandi Sufi order.

He has been described as the Mujaddid Alf Sani, meaning the "reviver of the second millennium", for his work in rejuvenating Islam and opposing the dissident opinions prevalent in the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Most of the Naqshbandī suborders today, such as the Mujaddidi, Khalidi, Saifi, Tahiri, Qasimiya and Haqqani sub-orders, trace their spiritual lineage through Sirhindi.

Sirhindi's shrine, known as Rauza Sharif, is located in Sirhind, Punjab, India.