New Delhi; 29th Nov. 2022: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has released a book on the life, thoughts and works of renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari.
Many noted personalities have attended the book launch ceremony, held here at the JIH HQRS in New Delhi. Maulana Umari who died in August, this year, was also a prolific writer and former president of the JIH. The Urdu book titled ‘Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari: Afkar and Asar’, is comprised of articles which were presented in a two-day seminar organized in September this year by the well-known Aligarh based Islamic research institute – Idara-E-Tahqeeq-O-Tasneef -E-Islami.
During his presidential speech, highlighting Maulana Umari’s services to Islam, Mr. Husaini appreciated that articles of the seminar were brilliantly complied. However, stressing on the need to do more work on different aspects of Maulana Umari’s written works, the JIH President urged officials of the institute to plan and prepare a list of topics to be worked on in the future.
Delivering the welcome speech, the president of the institute, Dr. Muhammad Raziul Islam Nadvi expressed happiness and gratitude to Allah for publishing such a book in a very short period of time.
Speaking on this occasion, Mrs.Atiya Siddiqa, Secretary of the JIH Women’s Department has reminded that “Maulana Umari has contributed a remarkable work on the society as well as rights of women and in the seminar too, a dedicated session was especially organized for them. She expressed satisfaction that women were too given good representation in this collection of essays.
Introducing Maulana Umari’s s writings and discussing his thoughts, Dr. Hasan Raza, Chairman of the Islamic Academy, New Delhi has analysed the contents of the book in detail and mentioned some of the essayists, who reviewed Maulana’s scholarly works, highlighting new aspects.
Mr. Ashhad Rafiq Nadvi, Secretary of the institute coordinated the ceremony and proposed vote of thanks to the guests and participants.
A noted Islamic scholar, educationist, researcher, orator, and author, Maulana Umari has penned over 45 books in the Urdu language and contributed hundreds of research articles in various journals and magazines, on different topics including Islamic doctrines, Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic social system, human rights, contemporary challenges, and political issues. He has been the president of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for three consecutive terms from 2007-2019.