Maulana Arshad Madani warns against those spreading hatred
NEW DELHI – Victims of 2019 floods that had inundated Sadapur village of Raichur district in Karnataka were handed over keys of the houses built by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind. Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, President of the Jamiat, handed over the keys to the 16 displaced people at an impressive ceremony held in Sadapur on Saturday. The beneficiaries include both Muslims as well as Hindus. The Jamiat has built the houses at a cost of Rs 3 lakh each (excluding land). Each house consists of 400 square feet.
Speaking on the occasion, the Maulana warned people against those spreading hatred. Islam came to India through Arab Muslim traders, and not through invaders, as some people are claiming these days, he said. “We must counter them by strengthening Hindu-Muslim unity which exists in India for centuries,” he opined.
Maulana Madani said that the Jamiat has been working tirelessly to spread the message of love and peace in India for the last hundred years. A live example of this was today’s event where Muslims and Hindus both were being rehabilitated. This could be possible because of the contributions of the people of Karnataka, both Muslims and Hindus, he added.
The rehabilitation work of flood victims was completed two years ago but there was some difficulty in acquiring land in Sadapur, so it was delayed.
The Jamiat has also finalized a plan for Maharashtra where 33 displaced families, including 18 non-Muslim families, are going to be rehabilitated. The cost of building one house here is estimated at around Rs. 400,000. Maulana Madani expressed his personal gratitude to all those who have helped the Jamiat in its rehabilitation campaigns.