Shaikh-ul Aalam Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies (SACMS), University of Kashmir in collaboration with Haqani Memorial Trust, J&K (India) and Sahitya Academi, New Delhi organised a One-Day long event on Mir Sayyid Aziz-ullah Haqani (Reh.A) on 19th May 2022 in the Seminar Hall of the Centre. The event was held over three sessions: Naatiyah Musha’irah (Poetical Session), Book Release function, followed by a seminar on the life and contribution of Mir Sayyid Aziz-ullah Haqai (Reh.A).
The inaugural session was presided over by Ghulam Nabi Aatish, Convener, Kashmir Advisory Board, Sahitya Academi, New Delhi. In this session naats were recited by noted poets of Kashmir namely Hasrat Hafeez, Dr. Abdul Ahad Wahid Raza, Majeed Masroor, Inayat Gul and Syed Mumtaza Bismil.
In the second session, a monograph titled: Aziz-ullah Haqani (Reh.A) written by Prof. Basher Bashir (former Chairman, Markaz-i-Noor, Centre for Shaikh-ul Aalam Studies, University of Kashmir) and published by Sahitya Academi, New Delhi was released. Speaking on this occasion, Prof Basher Bashir highlighted various aspects of Mir Sayyid Aziz-ullah Haqani’s life and literary contribution while recommending that Haqani sahib’s writings be well preserved and brought into public domain as soon as possible. Speaking about the significance of such events, Prof. G. N. Khaki (Chairman, SACMS) in his address called upon the audience to adhere to the legacy of the greats Sufis of Kashmir while striving to create a spiritual atmosphere in their respective families. Prof. Aejaz Mohammad Sheikh who presided over the session described Haqani sahib as a multi dimensional literary scholar who held deep insights into Kashmiri culture and history and whose writings need to be made available for future generations so that they could benefit from it.
The event concluded with a paper reading session presided over by Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng sahib, in which various scholars threw light on Mir Sayyid Aziz-ullah Haqani’s thought and intellectual contribution to Kashmir Studies.
Towards the end, various dignitaries and other participants were felicitated and honoured with mementos and awards.
The event was attended by prominent academicians, poets, writers including Abul Hasan Faruqi, Shahbaz Hakvari, Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Syed Hamidullah Haqani and galaxy of scholars from across the Kashmir Valley.
Prof. G. N. KhakiChairmanSACMS