The above picture has captured a ” regal reception” with a spectacular shower of roses.
This was how Frenais Cardinal Arinze, from the Vatican, Special Envoy of Pope John Paul ll was greeted by his Holiness, Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat ‘Ali QaddasAllaahu Ta’alaa Sirruhul ‘Azeez (May Allaah the Most High Sanctify his secrets) founder of Daar-ul-Ehsaan, along with a large gathering of enthusiastic hosts. The visit took place on October 6, 1988.
Some verses of The Holy Qur’aan, with regard to the manner in which Muslims are taught to honor people of other religions, especially those who enjoy high positions in their faiths:
“O Moses I have molded you for My mission. Go you and your brother, with My Signs. And see that you do not show any negligence in remembering Me. Go both of you to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed all bounds. Talk to him gently; maybe he is convinced by admonition or is imbued with fear.” – Chapter 20, Verse 44
“And (O Believers), do not revile those whom they invoke besides Allaah lest they should, in their ignorance, revile Allaah (besides committing polytheism). Ultimately they shall have to return to their Lord; then He will let them know what they have been doing.” – Chapter 6, Verse 108
“Allaah does not forbid you to treat kindly and act equitably toward those who have neither fought you in the manner of religion nor driven you out of your homes. Indeed Allaah loves the just.” – Chapter 60, Verse 8
Honorable Frenais Cardinal Arinze wrote from the Vatican
Respected and Dear Sufi Ali,
Yesterday I returned to Rome after my 8- day visit to your country. I wish to thank you for the very warm reception which you gave me when I visited you on 6th October.
I am particularly impressed by your religious devotion, your living of a poor life and your positive dedication to helping the needy. Quiet revolutions like your own are good ways to promote justice and peace.
With the expression of my sincere respects, I wish you God’s blessing.
Frenais Card. Arinze
Dr. John Joseph, Bishop of Faisalabad who accompanied Frenais Cardinal Arinze wrote:
Baba Ji Sarkar,
With great joy I convey to your Honorable Self, the tremendous appreciation and deep gratitude of the Christian community, in and around Faisalabad, for the regal reception accorded by your Honorable Self, to His Eminence Frenais Cardinal Arinze, on his recent visit.
We are deeply inspired by your simplicity, dedication and sanctity. Please accept my personal gratitude and the gratitude of all the persons who work with me.
We pray that your spiritual mission may spread everywhere and people may come to love each other more and more and worship The One True God, in truth and humility.
With deepest regards, I remain,
Dr. John Joseph,
Bishop of Faisalabad
We at Daar-ul-Ehsaan revere our guide Shaikh, Hadrat (Honorable) Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat ‘Ali QaddasAllaahu Ta’alaa Sirruhul ‘Azeez (May Allaah the Most High Sanctify his secrets) as the one who is closest among the closests to the life and practices of the Holy Prophet of Islaam, Hadrat Muhammad (May peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
The above picture illustrates one of the thousands of such acts of True Islaam. May we Muslims glean a glimpse of True Islaam. Aameen