At a two-day national consultative meeting of the Jamiat in Bhopal concluded with a resolve to strengthen the organisational structure at local levels.
BHOPAL/NEW DELHI – The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind constituted a committee to look into a proposal to involve women in the organisaiton’s activities. The two-day national consultative meeting of the Jamiat in Bhopal concluded with a resolve to strengthen the organisational structure at local levels.
Presided over by Jamiat national president Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani, the meeting of presidents and general secretaries of the state and regional units of the organisation was held at Fortune Resort & Garden of the city.
During the meeting spread over many sittings, the performances of the nationwide units of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind were reviewed at length. Ways to implement a ten-point constructive programme of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, execution of the Millat Fund, Sirat-ul-Nabi quiz, social reform and religious education movement, etc at the district and local levels was discussed.
On the occasion, Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani invited the Jamiat officials to devote themselves to the service of religion, country, nation and humanity with sincerity. He stressed that without sincerity, Allah does not extend His help.
Reminding them that Jamiat is looked upon as the guardian of the Muslim community of India, he said “After the debacle of the movement of Hazrat Shah Waliullah Sahab, the Jamiat took upon itself all the responsibilities to take care of the Muslim community in India.”
“Whenever any catastrophe strikes the community, Muslims look to the jamiat with a hope as it stands by them. Hence, when we are not able to work as per their expectations, they criticise us,” he contended.
Maulana Madani emphasised on strengthening the democratic system in the organisation and announced that organisers would be appointed at the state levels for the purpose of organisational stability of the Jamiat.
The Maulana said if we want to do something for the nation, we have to appoint local representatives of the organisation up to the village level. In that case, we can go and fight apostasy and other social evils there.
He claimed that 42 per cent of youth are exposed to alcoholism. They live in villages and cities, we can reform them only when the representatives of the Jamiat are present everywhere.
He took pledge from the office bearers of Jamiat to establish Jamiat’s units at the district, block and local levels. He expressed great concern over the current situation of the nation and said that we do not have time to stop and slow down during our march, but in any case, I have to step forward.
Referring to the sacrifices of elders in the past, he said that whatever religious movements are going on today are the fruits of the sacrifices of Jamiat.
Maulana Madani announced to work on publicizing the true and humanitarian message of Prophet’s life and said that there is a need to fill the gap created on the intellectual level to fight off the menace of insulting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
During the meeting, a proposal was moved to involve women in jamiat activities , for which a committee has been formed to consider the merits.
The committee included Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi, Maulana Siddiqullah Chaudhary, Maulana Kaleemullah Faizabadi, Maulana Iftikhar Qasmi and as convenor Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi. In addition to that to widen the sphere of performance of the state units of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the entire country has been divided into five zones and their convenors and in-charges have been appointed.
In his speech on the occasion, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Maulana Hakeeuddin Qasmi said that the Jamiat is a blessing for this country. He thanked the organiser of the meeting, President Jamiat Ulama Madhya Pradesh Haji Muhammad Haroon and advocate kaleem the state general secretary and his team for the excellent hospitality.
The other important personalities who delivered their sermons included Maulana Badruddin Ajmal President Jamiat Ulama Assam, Maulana Niaz Ahmad Farooqui, Maulana Siddiqullah Chaudhary, President, Jamiat Ulama West Bengal, Maulana Abdul Rab Azmi, President, Jamiat Ulama UP, Maulana Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, President Jamiat Ulama Maharashtra, Maulana Mufti Iftikhar Ahmed Qasmi, President Jamiat Ulama Karnataka, Maulana Shamsuddin Bajli, Prof. Nisar Ahmad Ansari, Gujarat, Mufti Javed Iqbal Qasmi, President of Jamia Ulama Bihar, Maulana Zakaria Kerala, Maulana Saeed Ahmed Manipur, Maulana Muhammad Aqil, President Jamiat Western Zone UP, Hafiz Abdul Hai President Jamiat Ulama Eastern Zone UP, Maulana Asjad. Qasmi President Jamiat Ulama Middle Zone UP and Maulana Abid Qasmi President Jamiat Ulama Delhi, etc.
Cover photo: The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind’s two-day national consultative meeting in progress in Bhopal.