New Delhi,27 Sept. 2021: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) president Syed Sadatullah Husaini has said that communalism, communal hatred, hate speeches, narrow political interests, fake news and propaganda are more dangerous viruses than Covid-19.
Presiding over a webinar ‘Towards healthy mind, healthy body and healthy society, the JIH president said, “the biggest challenge of time is the health of the society. Because, at present, viruses of communalism, communal hatred, hate speeches, narrow political interests, fake news, and propaganda are infecting the society, which is more dangerous than coronavirus. In the same way, injustices and inequalities are the diseases of the society. Even, Covid crisis made rich richer and poor poorer. Covid was used to create communal hatred. Medicines were sold on the black market. Lifesaving injections were stolen. Fake injections were administered to dying people. Crores of laborers were ignored as if they were not human beings. A moral crisis is the biggest poison. It will consume everyone. So, we all have to work hard to wipe out theses evils of the society.”
Addressing the webinar, attended by participants across the globe, Mr.Husaini said, “food, clothing and shelter along-with health, treatment and education are the fundamental rights of every citizen. The WHO has also defined that Health is not merely the absence of disease, it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and the ability to lead socially and economically productive life. But to fulfil this definition, it is essential to get emotional well-being, spiritual satisfaction, good atmosphere, good society and good circumstances along with physical fitness. Consequently, a situation can be created to achieve mental and social well-being and the ability to lead socially and economically productive life. Islam too highlights this holistic concept of heath. The Quran has repeatedly stressed on moderation, balance and justice. On various places, the Quran says that Allah has created the whole universe and the earth on moderation, balance and justice. Deviation from the moderation, balance and justice has a negative impact on our health, body, society, the country and our life. There are five objectives of Islamic shariah, protecting religion, protecting lives, protecting wealth, protecting offspring and protecting mind. Three are directly related to health. Right to food is a basic right. Islam says that if anyone goes hungry in a village, the entire hamlet is sinful.”
Others who addressed the webinar included JIH national vice-president Mohammad Jafar, writer and columnist K C Raghu, Swaraj India member Prof, Ajeet Jha, journalist and author Pankaj Chaturvedi. Mr.Sharafuddin BS was the convenor of the webinar.
Delivering inaugural speech, JIH Vice President Mohammed Jafar underlined that a healthy society should be free of criminal and communal mindsets. He said, “people’s mentality should be well prepared for carrying out rights and duties and understanding each others. If somebody’s mind functions rightly then his body works properly as well. Otherwise, he will become destructive for the society and will involve in destructive activities.”