Nahid for following Sufism to establish non-communal society

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DHAKA, Sept 8, 2018 (BSS) – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today
said Sufism always plays a strong role in flourishing humanitarian values and
non-communal spirit in the society.

“We should take lessons from Sufism aiming to remove extremism and
conflicts from the society and address the crisis and challenges we have been
facing,” he said while speaking at a conference at Dhaka University (DU)
here.

Allama Rumi Society Bangladesh organised the daylong international
conference at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium on the campus, marking the
birth anniversary of prominent author Syed Ahmedul Haq, popularly known as
‘Banglar Rumi’.

Speaking as the chief guest, Nahid said life becomes beautiful when one
follows the consciousness mentioned in Sufism.

“The violence that is going on in the society can be addressed using the
spirit of Sufism…proper education can be learnt from the lives of Sufis
like Syed Ahmedul Haq,” he said.

The Education Minister urged young generation to follow the spirit of
Sufism to become a human being in real sense.

Teachers and philosophers from different universities of Bangladesh,
India and Iran took part in the conference.

Iranian Ambassador in Dhaka Abbas Vaezi Dehnavi, DU Social Science
Faculty dean Prof Dr Sadeka Halim and Prof Dr AKM Saiful Islam Khan of DU
Persian Language and Culture Department, among others, spoke at the
conference.

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