The Majlis-e-Iqbal Office is
located in the Student Service Centre (Basement).
A SEMINAR organized on the teachings of Hazrat Sultan Bahu at GCU
The contemporary Urdu
literature on Sufism should be taught to the youth by incorporating
the translations of great Sufi saints’ works by eminent poets and
scholars in their curriculum, said speakers while addressing a
seminar on the teachings of Hazrat Sultan Bahu at the Government
College University (GCU) Lahore.
The seminar, jointly
organized by the university’s Majlis-e-Sufi Tabassum and Majlis
Iqbal was also marked by a special appreciation to a book titled
“Illhamat-e-Bahu” written by columnist Muhammad
Mansoor Afaq. The book included poetic translations of the works and
teachings of Hazrat Sultan Bahu.
Ata ul Haq Qasmi was the
chief guest at the seminar which also attended by Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and a large number of Urdu poets, critics
and writers. “These contemporary literary works on Sufism such as
of Mansoor Afaq are more relevant to the present day world, and
could be better understood by the youth,” said former information
secretary and poet, Shoiab-bin-Aziz. He called upon the academicians
and government to incorporate the works of great Sufi saints and
their translations in curriculum at all levels. Ata ul Haq Qasmi
said Mansoor Afaq did not only preach, promote and write on Sufism
but also practiced it and this spiritualism led him to the translate
the works and teachings of the great Sufi saint. He said he was
great admirer of the literary and poetic works of Mansoor Afaq.
Vice Chancellor Prof
Hassan Shah, an eminent physicist, said “the objectives of science,
arts and literature are same; we all are trying explore the
reality.” He said that such seminars provided an excellent
opportunity to their students to interact with the eminent poets and
writers and learn from their experiences. He urged the students to
study the contemporary Urdu literature on Sufism for their spiritual
Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid, Dean
Faculty of Languages, GCU said that the teachings of Sultan Bahu
acted as bridge between the Sharia and Sufism. Prof Dr Saadat Saeed,
Nadeem Bhabha, Dr Jawaz Jafri and Dr Shafiq Khan and Dr Saima Irum
also spoke on the occasion.