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PULWAMA: Kashmir is famous for its hospitality, brotherhood and confluence of the some of the great religions and cultures .the people of different religions whether Hindu, Muslims, Buddhists or Christians are living with peace and harmony through centuries. The festivals are celebrated together and sorrows are shared together in valley. The pillars of unity among the people were unshaken by the conflict in the state. The Temples, Mosques and Gurduwaras are standing parallel to each other on river banks as well as on meadows the azaan of masjids, the bells of temples and the granths of gurduwaras in early morning testimony the brotherhood in Kashmir. The ethos of Kashmir culture has time and again withstood the travails and tribulations of time despite the currents of odds and challenges through different changing times.

Brotherhood can be seen everywhere in Kashmir, one of such example has come to fore from the south Kashmir’s Pulwama district .The residents of Haripari ,Ganeshbal  of Tral area , forty kilometers from the Srinagar, the Muslim community of the Haripora area has come forward for the reconstruction of the old temple as it has got cracks and was in a Slumber. Haripari area was one of the major hindu populated area in Tral, the majority of the Hindu families has migrated from the area in 1990,s ,some of the families stayed back . they are living in harmony  with the Muslim.

The Pandit families has started the construction of the Ganesh Astapan  temple, and Muslims are showing the solidary with them ,they are morally and financially giving the helping hand to their pandit brothers in the construction of temple. Talking to KNB Gulam Ahmad Mir a local resident said, “when we respect the others religion they will respect our religion also, they are a part of our society, whenever we have any need they help us and we also help them whenever we they need, from my childhood I have grown up with them,playing with them ,we celebrate the festivals together.”

‘’It has been only possible through the contribution of our Muslim neighbours that we are able to build the temple,we never feel difference with each other, we are always there for each other , my message to everyone is that we should not fight in the name of religion as every religion preaches the message of peace,” Sanjay bhat a local pandit said. Every person should believe in common brotherhood and try to maintain the communal harmony ,as all religions are promoting the peace,  love and brotherhood .The other state of the India should take a leaf from the valley of Kashmir  in promoting the communal  harmony.

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JAMMU: Hailing the huge initiative on Kartarpur Corridor, National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Sunday called for opening of Shardapeeth and Mangla Mata Mandir, Mirpur in Pakistan occupied Kashmir for the Hindu pilgrimage.  “Encouraged by the Indo-Pak initiative on Kartarpur Sahib, a hope has rekindled among the Hindus and Sikhs of Jammu and Kashmir to visit their most revered temples and Gurdwaras in the PoK”, Mr Rana said at an interactive session where in Commodore D. S Sodhi, NM presented him his book ‘Kashmir-Divine Connect and Sikh Rule, which is being released shortly.

He said a lot of people and delegations have strongly been pitching for opening of these religious places for pilgrimage, which will ultimate lead to people to people contact and help in normalizing the relations between the two neighbouring countries. In this context he sought opening of Ali Baig Gurdwara on the northeastern side of the Mirpur-Jhelum Link Road in Bimber District for the Sikh Sangat. He also sought passage to Khoi Ratta Bowli, a hot water spring, in Kotli, a symbol of communal harmony which was being frequented by the people seeking cure to skin diseases. This Bowli used to be visited people belonging to all faiths decades ago, he added.

The Provincial President described opening of various routes to Pak occupied Kashmir key to building confidence among the people, who are keen to end hostilities and lead a peaceful life. He said thaw between the two countries is imperative for overall development and prosperity of the people of the sub-continent, especially those in Jammu and Kashmir, who will be the main beneficiaries of harmonious relations.

Mr Rana said that people on both sides of the Line of Control have a strong cultural bonding the places of worship had been playing important role in strengthen this from times immemorial. The Provincial President urged India and Pakistan to work towards satiating the urges and aspirations of the people of both sides of Jammu and Kashmir and take all necessary measures in this regard on the analogy of Kartarpur Sahib.

Dwelling upon his work, Commodore Sodhi said that it gives a brief insight into various aspects of Kashmir and provides an account on Kashmir’s Divine Connect. “Various religious faiths that were followed in Kashmir have been covered as also beliefs like Mysticism, Sufiism, Rishiism, Sama have been spoken about”, he said adding that the book also provides an account on Sikh Rule in Kashmir. “Kashmiriyat and composite culture along with the need for divine intervention for restoration of peace in Kashmir have also been addressed”, the author added.

Mr Rana congratulated and complimented Commodore on his literary contribution, hoping this will serve the purpose of integration and strengthening the bonds between various communities.

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His introduction has remained itself a big maneuver. He has been introduced to mankind by all the prophets from Adam to Jesus Christ.Every divinely scripture has introduced him. Every theological approach has been used to introduce him. Gnositic, philosophic, poetic, scientific,Historic, politic, eulogic, in fact in every approach he stands  introduced to mankind.However the main two approaches are  gnostic  and philosophic.

To the present world the best way to  introduce him is to  preach His teachings but not  theologically only. In other words he must be introduced practically to the humanity.I mean  applied approach needs be adopted to introduce him.

All the present day issues and human sufferings have the cure in His teachings. Peace,tranquility, equality, all such social values have been thread barely taught by him. His teachings are not only theoretical but have been imparted to the society in practical manner.

Todays burning issues whether it is economic,social,moral or political are taught in His school by applied approach.The concepts like gender equality,property sharing,charity  ( Zakat, khumus),marriage,divorce, delivery of justice,forbidding of extravagance,war principles, peace treaties,sending of ambassadors,letter correspondence with neighbouring state heads, mutual respect,mutual understanding all such exercises are the extraordinarily applied social aspects of His teachings.The commandment to exercise annual pilgrimage (Hajj)is a unique example to observe universal brotherhood and equality in its true essence. Aparthied has no room in His school of thought. Social classes are never considerable in His school of thought. The commandment to utterly submitting to Allah's will, provides an individual personal peace and altogether an ideal society.He has called His society "Dar-as-salam" the house of peace. 

His teachings has played a pivotal role in uplifting human moral values,devising solutions regarding psychological complexities and psychic phenomenon, character building and mutual understanding among different fibers of the society.It testifies His teachings has been the integrated and inseparable part of social development and cognitive evolution. His teachings have very noticeable impact in all areas of human learning and development. 

 Almighty has also introduced him in the very applied approach. As the Quran introduced him " You have indeed in the prophet of God a good example for those of you who look to God and remember God always "33: 21.

The requirement is to follow His teachings in letter and sprit. Subsequently the necessary and important values are inculcated in the human beings to prosper and flourish on all fronts.On educational front he has taught the mankind  to read the nature with all it's complexities.He asks the man to travel throughout the planet and read the happenings of past and explore the avenues for future. 

 The holy book "Quran" bestowed to him  by the Lord is most remarkable miracle of human History. It has been the most perfect,long lasting  and wonderful book of the world.The book has no match as its revealer. 

To present a poetic but precise introduction of him let me quote Allama Iqbal's following couplet. 

وە دانائے سبل, ختم الرسل,مولائے کل جس نے

غبار راە کو بخشا فروغ وادی سینا

نگاہ عشق و مستی میں وہی اول وہی آخر

وہی قرآن وہی فرقان وہی یس   طہ

While going through the gnostic approach I am able to present His introduction as;

Everything in the cosmos got the reason  to exist. 

"BE AND TO BE" 

Got the rare pearl to get its  radiance.The celestial masses got the space to exist simultaneously. Motion got direction to be specific. Revolement got the axis to be providential.The solids got the weight to be balanced.The gravity occurred all-around to keep things splendidly suspended.The gases enveloped the earth to make it unique. The environment became spacious to accommodate the moving.Components of ecology became proportionate to comfort the living.Flora and fauna got variations to become the identity . Oceans got the depth to be voluminous. Winds got movement to prove substantial.Material got the formations to be classified. solids got strength to be visualized.

Air got the flexibility to carry the clouds.liquids got flow to stream throughout.soil got fertility to produce the grains. Sun evolved in fission and fusion to be source of energy . Water got evaporation to resurrect above. Clouds condensed to irrigate the herbs.Earth tilted to make the seasons. Seasions became successive to make it a habitat.Distance got the magnitude to be astronomical.The stars got inflammation beyond to be estimated. The planetary got soberly to manage our being. Human got the wisdom to acknowledge the credibility.Individuals got behaviour to make the society moral.Weak got shelter stronger the resolute. Predecessors got the admirer, successors  the appointing.The books got reference and perfection the words.The brave got encouragement the proclaimer nullifying.Messages became divinely &  books the holy. Places became worthy and belongings the relics.The intellect reached its zenith the knowledge the optimum.Observance of infinity in a moment proved time dilation. 

Human beings got the respite.

Because;

 Philosophers got the thought, gnosis the sprit , scholars  the wisdom , Historians the stories ,scientists  the observations, archivists  architecture, astronomers symmetry , orators the quotations , artists the aesthetics ,poets the imagination , writings the meaning , lovers,the beloved, eagerly the ardent and theologians the theology.

  One could never relinquish here ; 

Whence. 

Truthfulness overcame falsehood, righteous overcame viciousness, enlightenment overcame darkness,knowledge overcame ignorance, patience overcame cruelty, generosity overcame stinginess ,development overcame the destruction,satisfaction overcame the depression,hope overcame the despair,principles overcame irregularities,recognition overcame ambiguity.

The life became meaningful as an opportunity with all optimism. Infact every good value got established as a guardian to humanity. 

 Infinite creation reached to its ultimate .

Most likely this is why the "CREATOR" revealed ,

"laqed khalaqnal insana fe ahsine taqweem"

  We are right, when we repeatedly and continuously recognize ourselves as His followers and slaves ; right on  the birth date of him.With  all our joy, pleasure, reverence and regards for him let us reaffirm to follow him "our ideal", "the most perfect man of this universe" at every instant of life.

As a society we have to stand United with all groomed in values which our ideal has desired to brought up us with. 

We have to be on forefront on all fronts to lead the mankind. Not only we have to produce good theologians, orators, reciters, poets, kings but  professional individuals, medicates, physicists, chemists,scientists, professors, philosophers,astronomers, engineers,researchers,agriculturalists, business tycoons, IT masters, economists, generals, Journalists.we have to strive to become not only consumers but manufacturers. We have to establish world class universities and research centres. We have to excell to manufacture right from aspirin to antidote, from cartridge to space shuttle, from boat to submarine,from kite to fighter planes,from toys to smart phones, from calculator to super computers, from bicycle to bullet trains,we have to learn again to lead. 

It is all possible and has already been initiated at different levels. It can't be no latter  provided we  try to lit  our wits, conscience and intellect  from the lamp  imparting it's luminescence from the source of "Tawheed", "Rislat"  &" willayat".

May this piece  appear  to you a glittering present  on this auspicious occasion. 

As a believer I wish our belief is  presented before our Ideal in the most piety, noble and pure form

تو معنی و النجم ، نہ سمجھاتو عجب کیا

ہےتیرا مدوجزر ابھی چاند کا محتاج