23-MAR-2019: AMU celebrates Ali Day
Aligarh, March 23: Islamic scholars, academicians and poets paid tributes and eulogised the awe inspiring character of Hazrat Ali as people from different walks of life and faith thronged the Kennedy Hall Auditorium of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to celebrate the Ali Day, birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, Prof Mahrukh Mirza (Vice Chancellor, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arabi-Farsi University, Lucknow) said that hundreds of titles including Maula-e-Kainat, clearly denotes that Hazrat Ali is not limited to a particular religion, but he continues to be an inspiration to the whole world.
Addressing the Ali Day commemorative meeting, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that Hazrat Ali's teachings inspired great scientists and thinkers such as Ibne Sina, Omar Khayyam, and Jabir Ibne Haiyan among others.
He pointed out that followers of Hazrat Ali should spend their lives in quest for knowledge.
The guest of honour, Hujjatul Islam Hadi Walipour urged AMU students to work for universal brotherhood as it is the basic principle of Islam. "If we will look into the life of Imam Ali (as) then, we will find that it was full of love, peace, tolerance and large heartedness" he added.
Emeritus Professor Farhatullah Khan affirmed that the vision that Hazrat Ali presented in Nahjul Balagha is important even in today's world. He quoted from Hazrat Ali's letter to the Governor of Egypt which emphasised on pardoning and forgiving people.
Maulana Akhtar Abbas Jaun said that noble personalities remain unidentified in their times and it is only after the passing away of several generations that people realise the greatness of these personalities.
Prof Ainul Hasan and Syed Shohrat Adeeb recited couplets on the life of Imam Ali (as).
AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg also spoke on the occasion.
Prof Parvez Qamar Rizvi delivered the welcome address, while Prof Abid Ali Khan (Treasurer, Ali Society) proposed the vote of thanks.
Syed Sajid Hussaini of Ali Society presented the annual report and also conducted the programme with Ashhad Parvez.
Earlier in the day, rare books and manuscripts on Hazrat Ali including a handwritten copy of the Holy Quran by Hazrat Ali were on display at the Maulana Azad library as a part an exhibition to commemorate the Ali Day. AMU Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS) inaugurated the exhibition. Dr Amjad Ali (University Librarian) said that more than 200 books in Urdu, Persian, Hindi, English and Arabic on the life and teachings of Hazrat Ali were exhibited.
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Related PicturesAMU Registrar Mr Abdul Hamid IPS at the Ali Day Exhibition at M A Library
AMU PVC Prof M H Beg with guests and faculty members at the Ali Day function
Guests with students at the Ali Day function
Ali Day celebrations