A Celebration of Literary Masterpiece - Saif-ul-Malook

In celebration of the festival we invite young people(11-16 yrs) to come and join an evening of speakers, performances and activities which will inspire and amaze. Teachers and parents are welcome to come along and show their support.

Saif-ul-Malook Event Flyer

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The event is being organised to honour a great Sufi poet and scholar Mian Mohammed Bakhsh who had enormous breadth and depth capturing and inter-weaving romance, spiritualism, religious beliefs, ethnics, morals, social and cultural statement and critique of the time.

Saif-ul-Malook (originally titled Saffar-e-Ishq: Journey of Love) remains his most popular book, written in Punjabi . It is an awesome convergence of dialects and languages, rendered with skill and panache, easy on the tongue and flows without breaking the melody or rhythm-indeed a linguistic master piece.

Saif-ul-Malook is enjoyed by Punjabi speaking populations on both sides of the Pakistan and Indian borders and revered by Muslims and Sikhs alike. In Britain, Saif-ul-Malook is read, listened to, and enjoyed in homes, and public gatherings (religious, cultural and social). It is also one the most musically recorded works by some of the major artists and performers in Pakistan, India and other parts of the globe. In Britain religious, cultural and social gathering or musical performance is considered incomplete without some rendering of Saif-ul-Malook.

The central theme of Saif-ul-Malook is love. The author sees ‘love’ as a bridging or connecting force for humanity and bringing humanity closer or uniting it with the creator. It is this appeal and the scheme of life that the author builds around that makes its message universal and appealing to people from different divides. It is in this respect, Saif-ul-Malook has become one of the important and potent influences on those who turn to it for inspiration and guidance.

Saif-ul-Malook is widely practiced, listened to, played, vocally performed and used as a platform to promote harmony amongst different communities and religious denominations.

To share this message of harmony and love we are involving international scholars and experts to give young people and parents an insight into the magic of the Saif-ul-Malook.

Join us for an evening of speakers, performances and activities which will inspire and amaze.

 

 


Information

Published: 11/07/2014
Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leadership, Governors, Parents
Contact: Javed Bashir

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