Wahadat al-Wujud

Qazi Zaid

New Delhi, Sept 06:  Wahadat al-Wujud, which is usually referred to as ‘wajoodi’ Sufism, teaches tolerance, moderation, peaceful coexistence and humanistic values. This is because its metaphysics implies that there is a unity and oneness in all that exists. The differences, disagreements and divisions among human beings, ideas and all that exists are illusory. They come into being only when we look at things and matters in a limited and biased perspective and fail to see their true reality.

According to this belief, all differences are illusory, then it clearly means that mutual differences of human beings, creeds and cultures are also superficial,. They are absurd in the ultimate sense. Followers of this philosophy sympathise with those who take these differences seriously and not detest them.

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MCRC : The Tree In The Middle

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A very intriguing and strange sight can be seen in the premises of MCRC at Jamia Millia Islamia. Moving towards the canteen a large tree in the middle of the road greets you. Usually when roads are laid, trees are cut down as if to show the dominance of humans to the these immobile creatures. Here at jamia, that is not the case.

Reflecting the tolerant and accommodating nature of this institute, the road can be seen winding along on both sides of the tree and the tree in return provides shade to the hard road. To a keen eye it may look like a friendship between nature and development. Such brilliant display of coexistence can hardly go unnoticed.

Fatima Khan, a new student at MCRC says, “the tree looks beautiful, its existence proves that people still care.”