Dr. Raziuddin Aquil, a renowned name in Medieval Indian History, delivered a talk on the topic- “A day in the life of a Sufi- Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and his Chishti tradition.”
The Department of History, Daulat Ram College organised a talk on the topic “A day in the life of a Sufi; Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and his Chishti tradition” on the 10th of November, 2017. The guest speaker was Dr. Raziuddin Aquil, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi. Dr. Aquil, a product of renowned institutes like Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University is an authority on the history of Medieval India. His specialises in Medieval Indian History, Islamic tradition and literary cultures. The talk was attended by a large number of students and senior members of the academia and generated immense buzz due to the unique topic on which it was held.
The talk detailed about the life of the famous Sufi saint Aulia, also called Mahmud Illahi or lover of God from medieval India. His work and impact on society especially taking recent tension and debates on intolerance were described as particularly relevant. Aulia was a true secular, with followers both in Hinduism and Islam and his teachings were described to be as relevant today, as they were more than 600 years ago. The dynamic lecture was addressed to a jam packed hall, full of eager students wishing to know more about history, Sufism and the renowned teachings of Aulia. An interactive Q and A session proved to be the most engaging part of the event, apart from the lecture itself.
The lecture which was extremely well-organised was a part of a series of lectures that the history department frequently holds in order to generate conversation and create interest amongst students on such issues. It was convened by Dr. Md Haider Ali, Department of History, Daulat Ram College.
Image Credits: Dr. Md Haidar Ali