SUFISM: Connecting Mankind
IT BRINGS MEN CLOSER TO EACH OTHER, AND MANKIND CLOSER TO GOD, WRITES SHAIKH MUKHTAR
Recently I went to the shrine of Hazrat Shaykh Hamza Makhdoom (RA) where yearly celebrations were going on. I saw Muslims and non Muslims – Hindu’s, Sikhs and even Christians – attending the “Dhikr” (remembrance of God) together. I have been to Muslim shrines outside Kashmir and witnessed the same. I went to the shrine of Hazrat Haji Ali, Mumbai. There I was listening to Qawalli. Somebody touched; I saw a Hindu, man namely Ramesh, telling me how to perform ablution. I said why. He replied my grandfather who would often come here, has told me not to listen Qawalli without Wodhu. I was surprised and my mind was full of thoughts related to the communal harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims.