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JUH to build Gharib Nawaz Uni in Ajmer

New Delhi: General secretary of Jamiatul Ulama-e Hind (JUH) Maulana Syed Mahmood Madni has decided to build a grand Khwaja Gharib Nawaz University in Ajmer Sharif with help and cooperation of Dargah Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishiti’s Sajjada Nashin and Diwan Syed Zainul Abideen Chishti. In addition to this, he has also announced that his organisation, Jamiatul Ulama’s Rajasthan branch in cooperation with the Sajjada Nashin will rehabilitate old and desolate mosques in Ajmer; a list of such  mosques is being prepared. He has also made up his mind to get a train, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz train started form Deoband to Ajmer Sharif, preparations of which have started. Regarding the building of Gharib Nawaz University, Zainul Abideen’s elder son Syed Nasiruddin Chishti said that there is about 200 acre land of his forefathers in Ajmer Sharif on which they have decided to build the University. In a personal meeting with the Sajjada Nashin, Maulana Mahmood Madni assured him that he (Maulana Madni) will bear all expenses of building this University, to which the Sajjada Nashin expressed his willingness. Maulana Madni said the building plan of this University is being prepared. He also said that if this University is built in Ajmer with the help of JUH, it will be a unique example of sectarian unity in India.

In reply to a question, Syed Nasiruddin Chishti said that there is no ‘encumbrance’ about the land of our forefathers and if at all there is any, paper formalities of this will soon be completed and, Insha Allah, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz University on this land will be built. He further said that a University is indeed needed in Ajmer Sharif and if this University is built, life in and around Ajmer will change and the new generation will go ahead in the field of education. Jamiatul Ulama, Rajasthan’s general secretary Maulana Abdul Wahid Khatri Qasmi said that the founder Chancellor of this University will be Sajjada Nashin Zainul Abidin Chishti. Regarding the administrative and management system of this University, Khatri said that this also will be decided soon. Regarding old and desolate mosques, Maulana Khatri said that as of now, according to the report there are about 100 such mosques in Ajmer Sharif, for rehabilitation of which a campaign is to be started and this will be done after the public session of JUH.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2016 on page no. 15

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