Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind working committee meets
Kolkata: The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind-led by Maulana Mahmood Madani has expressed concern about the country’s present situation, stating that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is being openly insulted. Still, no action is being taken against the culprits.
It has also been observed that the country can never become prosperous and developed by ignoring Muslims. Therefore, it is imperative upon the ruling classes to steer clear of this negative attitude and move forward earnestly in the national interest to bring back the atmosphere of mutual trust between the majority and the minority communities.
Afterthe two-day deliberations in the National Working Committee meeting heldat Maulana Asa’d Madani Hall, Jamiat Bhavan, Kolkata on December 10-11. Jamiat has said it will revive ‘Dawat-e-Islam,’ an old branch of the organization for spreading the true message of Islam. It will produce magazines and short videos on Islam and its values.
The Jamiat also urged the community to refurbish the image distorted by miscreants. It stressed the need to present a role model before the countrymen as a brave, selfless, humane, and faithful citizen of the country.
Flagging hate crimes, Jamiat has also called on the “ruling party” to “shun immediately actions and policies which are based solely on anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic sentiments.”
In his presidential remarks, JUH president Mahmood Madani said attacks on Muslims and their religious identities are becoming commonplace.
“The present situation is very worrying. The Holy Prophet (pbuh) was openly insulted, but no action was taken against the culprits. Attacks on Muslims and their religious identities are becoming commonplace. At such a time, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind will have to play its role and come forward to deal with the situation”. He also stressed removing misunderstandings prevalent about Muslims and Islam.
The working committee passed several resolutions. One of the resolutions was about the hate campaign against the Muslims under the patronage of the ruling power.
It reads that”Misuse of religion and religious symbols for the attainment of political interests is becoming a highly reprehensible attitude and discourse of our national politics. The appeasement of the majority community for short-term political gains and garnering their votes in elections, and courting the support of the majority community by resorting to emotional slogans as well as ignoring Muslims and their genuine demands is also part of this political discourse.”
“To provoke Muslims, the incidence of offensive remarks and sacrilege of the Islamic symbols, mosques, prayers and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is increasing day by day, and the government and administration are giving such elements support and encouragement. On the other hand, attempts have been made for a long time to arouse sentiments among Muslims to push them to the wall and to isolate them from the mainstream,” it states further.
“Our beloved nation’s image is getting blurred and discredited globally due to public display of anti-Muslim sentiments. India’s image is becoming fanatical, narrow-minded, and a religious extremist country in the comity of nations. Because of this, our traditional relations with different countries are getting negatively affected. At international platforms, anti-India elements are getting an opportunity to advance their agenda.”
It has also called on the “ruling party” to “shun immediate actions and policies based solely on anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic sentiments.”
The working committee also urged Muslim youth to stay away from the misguiding elements who provoke them in the name of Jihad. The resolution reads:
“We particularly want to counsel the youth and student organizations of the community that they are under the direct target of the anti-national elements at home and abroad. And every tactic is being used to frustrate, provoke and mislead them as an example of hundreds of young Muslims is before us who have been deceived in the name of jihad or pushed behind bars on false charges of terrorism.”
We must organize our youth in such a way that they are at the forefront during the time of natural calamities or in case of foreign aggression,” it adds.
The meeting was attended by general secretary Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi; Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, rector, Darul Uloom Deoband; Mufti Iftikhar Qasmi Karnataka;Maulana Rehmatullah Kashmiri; Maulana Niaz Ahmad Farooqi and others.