Muslims offering Eid-al-Azha prayers at Masjid Ishat-e-Islam located in the headquarters of Jamaate Islami Hind in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Jammat Chief also urged people to donate generously for the Kerala Flood Relief work

Caravan News

NEW DELHI –-  The situation of the country is the same today which prevailed at the time of Eid ul Fitr in June. In fact it has deteriorated further. Lawlessness has become rampant. Whoever has power thinks that he is above the law, said Jamaate Islami chief on Wednesday.

Delivering his sermon on the occasion of Eid-al-Azha at the Masjid Ishat-e-Islam, Jamaate Islami headquarters in New Delhi Maulana Jalaluddin Umari said:

“Incidents of mob lynching are taking place continuously. Organized groups come out and lynch anyone they find. Women are not safe even in their homes and families. Women are not safe anywhere in the world and especially so in our country. Efforts are being made to legalize homosexuality. The economy of the nation is in the hand of a few capitalists. Freedom of expression is being curtailed.

“The question is – should we remain silent in these circumstances and become mere mute spectators? Should we allow things to unfold and events to occur as they are? Undoubtedly our problems are graver. But we must make efforts to solve them. It is our responsibility not to remain aloof from them. As sincere well-wishers of our nation it is our duty to struggle for the improvement in the current situation prevalent in the country’’.

Jamaat Chief, however, urged the audience not to lose heart at the prevalent situation in the country and to remain on the right path and focussed towards Allah. Maulana mentioned that the conditions in Arabia were much worse when the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was given Prophethood.

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was commanded to announce ‘’the Truth’’ and invite people to the straight path and call them towards Allah. The Prophet was told to follow the path of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him). The religion of Prophet Ibrahim was very simple, straightforward and directed and focused towards Allah, said Maulana Umari.

Continuing his sermon Jamaat Chief said: “In the present state of affairs we have to perform two tasks. One is that we must follow the commands of Allah in all aspects and domains of our lives. We must lead our complete lives according to the Will of Allah. Our worship, our life and death should only be for Allah. When man submits his complete life to Allah, he then reaches the highest pedestal of worship and reaches the zenith of veneration towards his Creator.

“The second task for Muslims is to invite people towards Allah. You should not become ‘’beggars’’ of this world craving for its material resources. Rather, you must become custodians of this world. If you do so then the problems that you face will also get solved and you will also be discharging your responsibility’’.

The Jamaat chief also spoke on the significance of Eid-Al-Adha and on some of the issues pertaining to the festival. He asked the audience to follow the Sunnat of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) and do qurbani on eid days if they are financially capable.

Maulana Umari also urged people to donate generously for the Kerala Flood Relief. The people of Kerala have always led from the front whenever any natural calamity has occurred anywhere in the country. Now it is our duty to extend a helping hand to them in their hour of crisis.



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