Srinagar, the Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian state on Monday, hosted the first-ever International Conference on Sufism and Brotherhood. The conference was organised by “Voice for Peace and Justice” and brought together various world religious experts and intellectuals to discuss the role of Sufism in promoting peace and harmony.
The conference, attended by scholars from more than 16 countries, including Germany, Turkey, France, Tanzania, Maldives, Switzerland, and Sri Lanka, focused on re-establishing ties between Kashmiri and Indian culture in the wider world through the teachings of Sufism. Sufism, a mystical Islamic tradition emphasising personal spiritual growth through the search for divine love and knowledge, is often seen as a source of peace and harmony.
During the conference, participants condemned extremism and prayed for peace and brotherhood. The meeting was an opportunity to bridge cultural divides and promote understanding and cooperation between different faiths and communities.
The conference was appreciated by attendees and residents, who viewed it as a positive step towards promoting peace and harmony in the region. Many participants hoped the meeting would help shape future dialogue and cooperation between different cultural and religious groups.
First-ever International Conference on Sufism and Brotherhood successfully brought together religious leaders and scholars from around the world to discuss the role of Sufism in promoting peace and harmony. The conference was an important step towards re-establishing ties between Kashmiri and Indian culture. This event encourages understanding and cooperation between different faiths and communities.