New Delhi/IBNS: All India Ulema and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) President Syed Ashraf Kichauchawi and General Secretary Syed Salman Chishty from Ajmer Dargah Sharif met with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval at the Interfaith Peace & Social Harmony Summit in IICC, New Delhi
A Peace Summit entitled “Role of Ulema in Fostering a Culture of Interfaith Peace and Social Harmony in India and Indonesia” was held on Tuesday at the India Islamic Culture Centre in New Delhi.
The coordinating minister delivered the summit keynote address for political, legal and security affairs of Indonesia Mohammad Mahfud and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
During his speech, Ajit Doval said: There is no space for hate speech in a democracy and “Extremism n terrorism are against the very meaning of Islam because Islam means peace."
Mohammad Mahfud said religion should be a “source of peace, not a reason for discord, conflict or violence” and it should be used as a unifying tool.
Hazrat Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhauchhvi, Founder & President of All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board & Chairman of World Sufi Forum attended a dinner meeting at NSA Office.
During his meeting, Indonesia Minister Mohammad Mehfood Hazrat presented a book to Doval titled “Tasawwuf in 21st Century: To Solve Global Crisis”.
Doval introduced AIUMB President and WSF Chairman as a renowned Sufi Cleric of India who spread the message of Peace, Harmony of Sufi Saints in India.
Haji Syed Salman Chishty from Ajmer Dargah Sharif, General Secretary at World Sufi Forum and All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board represented Indian Sufi Muslims at Peace Summit, during his interaction.
He said “India is the land of Sufi Saint, Spiritual Teachers and Indian Muslims are living in peace and harmony with all faith practitioners across India with the light of Sufi Principals of Love All and Hate None, Serve all with Unconditional love. "
There is no space for hate speech in a democracy: 🇮🇳NSA #AjitDoval sb. 🇮🇩Minister Mohammed Mahfud Mahmodin @mohmahfudmd said, Religion should be a“source of peace,not reason for discord, conflict or violence”,and it should be used as a unifying tool. @aiumbofficial @samirsaran pic.twitter.com/MFzRjxxzM3— Haji Syed Salman Chishty (@sufimusafir) November 30, 2022
Extremism, Terrorism Against Very Meaning Of Islam": NSA Ajit Doval
"Islam ordains that the most excellent form of Jihad is 'Jihad Afzal' - that is, Jihad against one's senses or ego- and not against innocent civilians," NSA Ajit Doval said.
“Extremism n terrorism are against the very meaning of Islam because Islam means peace n well-being. 🇮🇳NSA Shri #AjitDoval sb addressed Ulema & Ma'Shaikh at “Role of Ulema in Fostering a Culture of Interfaith Peace n Harmony in #India n #Indonesia "@aiumbofficial @ChishtyOffice pic.twitter.com/8jKVSUg9aB— Haji Syed Salman Chishty (@sufimusafir) November 30, 2022
The NSA thanked Indonesian minister Mohammad Mahfud MD for bringing a high-level ulema delegation to India.
Doval said the aim of the discussion was to bring together Indian and Indonesian ulemas and scholars to promote “tolerance, harmony and peaceful co-existence”.
He also stressed that civil society needed to develop a shared narrative on de-radicalisation.
He insisted that in a democracy, “there was no place for hate speech, prejudice, propaganda, demonisation, violence, conflict and misuse of religion for narrow ends”.
Top Indonesian minister Mohammed Mahfud MD is in Delhi on the invitation of National Security Advisor Doval. Mahfud, the Coordinating Minister for the Political, Legal, and Security Affairs of Indonesia is accompanied by a high-level delegation of Ulema.
Visiting Ulema from Indonesia also interacted with their Indian counterparts. The discussion was on the 'Role of Ulema in fostering a culture of interfaith peace and social harmony in India and Indonesia'.