“Gandhiji gave us the gift of freedom”, said Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS at the inaugural function of the 150th Birthday celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi at Bombay Stock Exchange Auditorium. Syedna Saheb also recalled how Gandhiji famously said that he “learnt from Husain how to achieve victory while being oppressed.” Syedna then mentioned the warm relations his grandfather and predecessor the 51st Dai Syedna Taher Saifuddin had with Gandhiji. The “World Peace through Non-Violence” function was organsed by H.H. Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni and his Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti organization, whom Syedna Saheb presented with the Syedna Qutbuddin Harmony Prize in recognition of his tireless efforts. The function was attended by various distinguished spiritual leaders, who all emphasised interfaith cooperation and understanding.

CLICK HERE to watch the video of Syedna Fakhruddin’s TUS address in which he proposes action plans for peace and the roles religious leaders can play during tumultuous times of discord and violence.