Syed Rashid Ahmed Jaunpuri (ra) who is deemed as one of the greatest Sufi saints of the 20th century and spent the last 38 years of his life devoting his time in explaining the essence of Islam as a religion like his maternal grandfather Allama Shah Karamat Ali Jaunpuri (ra), passed away in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2001. His main emphasis as an exponent of Islam is that Islam is incomplete without a harmonious blend of Shariat, Tariqat, Haqiqat and Marefat.
Like the Prophet of Islam, he believed in the Immanence and Grace of the Almighty Creator and the welfare of mankind without any prejudice against any other religion. The keyword in his religious view was peace – peace that illuminates the human soul and peace that must prevail in the strife-torn material world. After his death his followers and admirers established Syed Rashid Ahmed Mission Foundation (SRAMF) with a view to promoting the ideals he cherished all his life.
To spread the ideas and ideals of the Sufi saint among all men and women and to work towards establishing an equitable society based on justice, human rights and peaceful co-existence, where all religions will respect each others’ right to follow their own ways with dignity.
The objectives of the Foundation are:
To disseminate the philosophy, ideals and teachings of Allama Syed Rashid Ahmed Jaunpuri based on the Qur’an and Sunnah;
To devote all efforts to devise a system of education which will be a blend of religion, science and technology and will help develop in the students a balanced view of spiritual, mental and material well-being.
To create an opportunity for training of the underprivileged in the society so that they feel encouraged to take part in self-employment/ other economic activities.
To create healthcare facilities for the poor and the underprivileged.
To arrange for seminars to promote inter-religious dialogue and understanding.
To sensitize men and women about their social duties and responsibilities.
To undertake activities to create awareness among all to prevent the disasters that may happen due to climate change and
To undertake such other activities as might be deemed beneficial to society.
Message from the Master
Everything about this universe had its function determined by Allah with the lone exception of man. Everything is dancing its way with the rhythm of a Great Force. If you close your eyes at dead of night and try and feel the pulse of the universe, you will feel that someone is breathing slowly and everything even you are moving gently with its rise and fall. Hazrat Syed Rashid Ahmed Jaunpuri (ra)
Benevolent persons may send their donations to facilitate any of the ongoing projects. Since the Foundation is charitable and its activities are interest-free, any Muslim may send their Zakat to our Bank Account: Dutch Bangla Bank Limited, Banani Branch. Dhaka. Savings Account Number 103.101.15210