New Delhi, 18 Oct 2014: A 10-day program exclusive for Ulema (clerics) and graduates from madrasas and Islamic seminaries kicked off Saturday morning here at the headquarters of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind with top leaders of the Jamaat and eminent Islamic scholars featuring the inaugural session.
Being attended by around two hundred Ulema and madrasa graduates drawn from across the country, the program aims at refreshing the delegates with Islamic viewpoints on modern social, political and economic issues and problems.
Some of the topics to be deliberated during the program are: The invasion of western culture and preventive measures; Mosques – centres of collective education and training for Muslims; World Islamic Movements – An introduction; Islam is the only protector of women’s rights; The concept of Jihad in Islam; Differences between consultation and Democracy; Why and how to build an Islamic Society?; Islamic instructions about building the nation; Establishment of Madrasas and their purposes; and Threats to Islam and Muslims and safety measures.
The first session was presided over by Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. The program started with Tazkeer by Maulana Inamullah Falahi while welcome speech was delivered by Maulana Rafeeq Qasmi, Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. The program is being organized by the Islami Moaashra – the department headed by Maulana Qasmi.
In his presidential address, Maulana Omari said: Every section of the Muslim Ummah is worried about the present situation. Everyone is calling for unity and struggle. In the life of Prophets, we find guidance to meet the challenges facing the Ummah. Every Prophet raised the flag of Islam in extremely difficult situation.”
Eminent personalities who will be speaking on the above topics include Nusrat Ali, Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Prof Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui, Aligarh, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Dr. Saud Alam Qasmi, Dean, Faculty of Theology, AMU, Maulana Asghar Imam Mehdi of Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Mohammad Salim Engineer and Mohammad Rafat, secretaries of the Jamaat.