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Amid Heavy Presence of Legislative and Executive Organs and Sufi Orders: NA Information Committee Inaugurates the Allah’s Chosen People Initiative

Date :2014-03-10

The National Assembly Committee on Social Affairs has inaugurated, under the chairmanship of Ustaz Hassab Allah, the Allah’s Chosen People Initiative, in cooperation with the Ministry of Guidance and Endowments. The attendees included the National Assembly Speaker, Assistant to the President Abdulrahman al-Sadiq, the Ministers of Guidance and Endowments & social Welfare, Secretary-General of Zakat Chamber and General Coordinator of National Military Service as well as the Leader of Islamic Movement Dr. Hassan al-Turabi. The celebration was honoured by heavy presence of leaders of Sudanese Sufi orders.

NA Speaker Dr. El Fatih Izz Al Deen confirmed that Sufis have made Sudan to lead a justly balanced way of life in terms of religion and socialization. He called upon leaders of Sufi orders to contribute to resolving conflicts in some peripheral areas, referring to meetings and dialogues held in this respect, the role of the Islamic Movement and building of a cohesive formula that would make the Sudan a model for the people of the Qibla.

For his part , the Chairperson of the Committee on Social Affairs Dr. Hassab Allah Salih called upon the leaders of Sufi orders and different bodies of the society to concert their efforts for conflict resolution and curbing of tribal disputes. He also put high importance on adopting a sound approach to benefit from huge resources of the country, and on reconciliation. He said that the initiative has a strong start, calling upon Sufis to gather their efforts to serve Sudan.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Assistant expressed his happiness with involving scientists and religious men in sensitization programmes and methods to curb tribal disputes and conflicts and dissemination of tolerance, calling for addressing the issues that assist in fueling disputes such as lands, hakura (traditional land tenure), review of local governance and pursuit of effective civil administration role, calling for benefiting from Sufi bodies and orders existing in conflict areas, for their influential role.