• Dr. Syed Damsaz Ali Andrabi College Teacher, History, Department of Higher Education, J& K
  • Dr. Mohd Yousuf Bhat Assistant Professor, Political Science, Department of Higher Education, J & K


Peace, Unity, Conversion, Morals, Skill, Economy, Puchal


The culture of valley witnessed a scenario of new ways of changes with the reformative activities of Syed Qasim Ahmed Andrabi.He moved from place to place with his large number of followers with the concept of peace and development through Sufi ideology.His humanistic approach motivated people to adopt  different technical modules. As a result he influenced the whole valley both materially and spiritually. His dynamic approach in preaching attracted people towards his Sufi message  as a gateway towards the development.With the result the rural village of Puchal in district Pulwama became the center of peace and development.People used to come their from far of areas and accordingly a true and sincere concept of brotherhood got flourished.


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Dr. Syed Damsaz Ali Andrabi, & Dr. Mohd Yousuf Bhat. (2017). SUFI IDEOLOGY: CONCRETE WAY OF DEVELOPMENT. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(6). Retrieved from