Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Stresses on Creation of a Just and Peaceful Society


Sadatullah Hussaini, inaugurating a national programme highlighting 75 years of Jamaat's chequered journey at a function in New Delhi, urged the people from all communities to join hands with the Jamaat in the creation of such a society

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI – Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has stressed on the need to have a just and peaceful society based on religious values and spirituality.

Inaugurating a national programme, highlighting 75 years of Jamaat’s chequered journey at the Constitution Club of India here on Tuesday, Sadatullah Hussaini urged people of all communities to join hands with Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in the creation of such a society.

Speaking at the inaugural programme, attended by prominent personalities and representatives of several non-Muslim communities, Jamaat chief stressed that the primary objective of the JIH was to call people to be obedient to one Almighty Allah and struggle to create a value-based society, on the basis of His teachings. “With this two-point agenda, the JIH has been continuously working for the last 75 years,” the JIH president said highlighting 75 years of determined struggle of the organisation in this regard.

Focussing on various objectives of the Jamaat, he explained that the core objective was to introduce religion and hold dialogue and discussion for permanent peace, harmony, and better understanding among people of various faiths.

The JIH President said, “the main role of the JIH has been to give positive dimensions to religion. There is a growing concept that religion and politics have been detrimental to the cause of society. It generally becomes a reason for conflict and violence. All the problems we see today are simply because of the exploitation of religion and the use and misuse of religion for vested interests. And people who do this have nothing to do with religion and spirituality. 

“The message the JIH has given is that religion should be used to create a peaceful and equitable society where there should be tolerance, justice and respect for the rights of other communities. Religion can play a very important role in creating a pluralistic society. The formation and reform of society should be based on religion. Religion should become an important factor for a just society. 

“In this regard, the JIH has led by example and its core message is religious but at the same time, JIH has also played a remarkable role in bridging gaps between the communities and has established forums for dialogue and discussion with them. We want to establish peace within communities. It is only through dialogue and discussion and good rapport between communities, peace can be established in our country. 

“JIH has a model through which the issues and problems of our country can be resolved. JIH wants to have a debate and discussion on it for the betterment of society. It is the contribution of JIH that has made the interfaith dialogue and discussion a movement in the country. JIH has always worked for justice with the help of like-minded people, civil society and human rights groups, NGOs, and organisations working for peace and communal harmony.” 

Elaborating further, the Jamaat chief said: “JIH is also working to provide social and economic justice, and equality to the weaker sections of society and marginalised and oppressed people and for this Jamaat has initiated various organisations. Dharmik Jan Morcha, established by JIH in various parts of India with the help of religious leaders from different faiths, is continuously working for communal amity. Dharmik Jan Morcha has also become a movement. Another platform, Forum for Democracy and Communal Amity (FDCA), is working for peace and justice, communal harmony, and democratic values.”

The JIH chief also highlighted the contribution of various organisations, big or small, working on all social fronts and doing welfare work for the upliftment of society, to provide justice to the oppressed people, to give voice to the marginalised, to provide education and also in the field of healthcare.

Husaini also shed light on the contribution of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) in giving a new dimension to the student movement, the women’s wing of the JIH, and the Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO) in the creation of awareness about Islam. He added that women and girls account for 40 per cent of the JIH cadres.

On the way forward, Husaini held that in the present atmosphere, the relevance of the struggle of JIH has increased manifold. Appealing to all to work together for the reconstruction of a value-based society to establish peace, he said, “it is the need of the hour that religious leaders with the help of spirituality should come forward to join hands for a peaceful and a just society.”


Cover photo: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President Syed Sadatullah Husaini and other senior officials at the function held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Tuesday.


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