Srinagar, Sep 3 : A day-long seminar and a ‘mushaira’ were held at North Campus of the University of Kashmir as part of observance of ‘Youm-e-Hussain (AS)’.
The events titled ‘Youm-e-Hussain (AS)-Lessons from events of Karbala’ were organised by the Seminar Committee.
Addressing the inaugural session in online mode, KU Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir highlighted the importance of such seminars for young and budding students to understand the essence of the message that Imam Hussain (AS) conveyed to the whole world through his noble actions and deeds.
Prof Hamidullah Marazi, Director, International Centre for Spirituality Studies at IUST Awantipora delivered the keynote address, detailing the historical and theological account of Karbala.
“The message of Imam Hussain (AS) is for the whole humankind and its importance is not limited to the Muslim world alone,” he said.
Prof Marazi emphasised the need to explore all literature available on Imam Hussain (AS) so that his universal message is understood by one and all.
In his welcome address, Director North Campus Prof Pervez Ahmed said: “It’s an honour for us to host this seminar on Imam Hussain (AS) who is a role model for the whole humankind and whose message of love, patience, endurance and strong faith can bring sinking boats ashore.”
He assured that more such programmes will be organised at North Campus.
Other speakers who paid glorious tribute to Imam Hussain (AS) included Dr Mir Mohammad Ibrahim, Dr Mohammad Ameen Parray, Moulana Mohammad Muzzafar Qadri, Dr Tasmiya Bashir, Dr Nadiya Yaqub, Dr Jamil Ahmad Bhat, Dr Showkat Ahmad Naik and Dr. Irshad Ahmad Parray.
A book titled ‘The Message of Karbala’, translated into English by Dr Mir Mohammad Ibrahim, was also released on the occasion.
A poetry-recitation session was also conducted wherein noted Kashmiri poets presented their compositions about Karbala and the life of Imam Hussain (AS). These included Shahnaaz Rashid, Dr Shabbir Magami, Ilyas Azad, Zameer Ansari, Shair Ali Mashgool, Nisar Azam, Afaq Delnavi and Dr Manzur Delnavi.
Dr Khurshid Ahmad Qazi, Convener Seminar Committee, conducted the proceedings of events and also gave a detailed account of the objectives of the seminar.
Bilal Ahmad Kaloo, Coordinator, Teacher Education North Campus, presented a formal vote of thanks. (KNS)