Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Open Discussion in Gulbarga

An open discussion was held at Shanti Sandesh Rahmatnagar, Gulbarga on last Thursday, 14th April 2011 to discuss about what can be done to penetrate into the masses so that the needs of the general public are fulfilled paving the way for the Aqamat e deen in Gulbarga. It was attended by Local Shoora members, arkan, karkunan and selected members of SIO & GIO. The participants came out with different suggestions which will be discussed in depth before they are implemented in accordance with to be formulated Markaz Policy & Program and the states program.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Life and times of Moulana Shafi Moonis

He was from Muzaffar Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh and born and brought up in a village. He was attached with the socialist group of Congress party. A Salfi Aalim tried to win him over but was originally not successful. As a strategy that Salfi Aalim provided him books written by Maulana Abul Aala Maudoodi. After reading volume three of the book Islam aur Siyasi Kashmakash he was convinced and started participating in the activities of the Jamaat. Thus instead of joining the Salfi movement, which the Salfi Aalim had intended, he was won over by the Jamaat.

He has served the Islamic Movement in various capacities. He was Ameer-e-Muqami of Ghaziabad and when he shifted to Delhi he became Ameer-e-Muqami of the Delhi Jamaat. He has also served as Ameer-e-Halqa of Delhi, Western UP and erstwhile Hyderabad Halqa and Andhra Pradesh zone at various occasions. He had served as Secretary General of the Jamaat for some time. He has been member of the Markazi Majlis-e-Numaindgan and Markazi Majlis-e-Shura for many many decades. Even for this term too he had been elected as a member of Markazi Majlis-e-Numaindgan. Read More

Jamaat's Iron Man sleeps foreverMoulana was 93 and served the cause of Islam till his last breath. He was a true dayee, mujahid and leader. He was very disciplined and hard worker. I met him last November in the All India Members Conference held in Delhi. I wished him and he gave a brooding look and that's all. He was very frail and weak due to age. Inspite of that he attended the sessions with the zeal of a new convert.

A memorable incident involving Moulana Shafi Moonis One memorable incident happened at that Ijtima. The conference concluded at the third day itself. The next day a grand public meeting was arranged. It was announced that the meeting would start at 9.00 AM next day. As I was anxious to occupy a seat in the front row I rushed to the auditorium at 8.30AM itself. The auditorium was near empty. Only Dr S. Q. R. Ilyas and some others were there.

Moulana gets down from the dias with the help of volunteersThen a heartrending incident happened. Moulana Shafi Moonis walked in with the help of two volunteers. They were giving their shoulders to him for support and he moved slowly, slowly step by step. He was very weak and I could feel the difficulty with which he moved his legs. The time was 8.55 AM. With misty eyes I turned back to see the auditorium. It was near empty.

He was there in the dias throughout the programme. It took more than five and half hours. But Moulana Shafi Moonis didn't move from his seat. From where on earth we would bring such dedicated, disciplined workers of the movement. It aches.

And one has to read his last interview. Dr Waquar Anwar interviewed him for Radiance Views weekly. It is pleasing, inspiring to read. The answers are to the point, blunt and very guarded. You can see the typical Shafee Moonis stamp on them. Dr Waquar Anwar has tried very hard to get stuff from the Moulana. But, it might have been a very adventorous experience of him. The Jijhak, dar with which he placed and phrased his questions is very palpable.

The issues raised are varied. You can see the thoughts and personality of the Moulana in it. Read the full interview Here and Here and Here Other reports

Pillar of the community:

He played an active role in the Muslim community’s affairs during the last five decades and was considered as one of the important pillars of the community in recent decades. -From Milli Gazette. More Here

Intellectual, visionary, guide and mentor amongst the pioneers of Islamic movement in India, Mr. Shafi Moonis has authored books on personal laws, history of Jamaat and the poems in Urdu.

-From Newzfirst. More Here And a report in Karavali Times Here

Maulana Moonis was a great pillar of the the Indian Muslim community for the last six decades and played an active and leading role in all the affairs of the community these past decades. A certain void has been created by the death of such a senior leader of the community who was involved with its affairs till his last days. While we deeply condole his sad demise, we pray to Allah ta’ala for his maghfirat and high station in Paradise.

- Syed Shahabuddin, President All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, working president of the Mushawarat

Courtesy : T Azeez Luthfullah

Moulana Syed Jalaaluddin Umri elected Ameer e Jamaat for the second term

Moulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri has been re-elected as Ameer-e-Jamaat. Allah Hu Akbar. He has been re-elected for the term April 2011 to March 2015.

He is from Puttagaram village near Tirupattur town in Tamil Nadu. He graduated from Jamia Darussalam, Omerabad and straight away joined the Markaz Jamaat in his teen years. He was just 19 years old when he landed in North India coming all the way from southern most part of the country. It seems as though he was destined to serve for the cause of Islam in that way. Then he never turned back. He was fortunate enough to grow in the guidance and shadow of leading lumineries of the Islamic Movement. At those times the Headquarters of the Jamaat was based in Rampur. Moulana made it his first home. His real home in the dusty lanes of a distant village in Tamil Nadu eluded him.

He served the cause of Deen-e-Huq in various capacities. He was Ameer-e-Muqami of Aligarh for ten years. He has been getting elected to the Markazi Majlis-e-Numaindgan and Central Advisory Council for many decades. He has served the mission as Naib Ameer-e-Jamaat since 1990. He edited the official organ of the Jamaat 'Zindgi-e-Nau' for five years. He assumed this onerous task after the demise of Moulana Syed Ahme Urooj Qadiri. Besides he has been editing the research journal 'Tahqeeqat-e-Islami' for the past thirty years.

Moulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari was one of the founder members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and he is attached with various prominent educational institutions too. He is currently serving as Chairman of Idara-e-Tahqeeq-o-Tasneef-e-Islami Aligarh, an unique research institution in this country. Besides he is the Chancellor of Jamiatul Falah, Bilarya Ganj, Azamgarh (U.P.) and Jamiatus Suffa, Warangal (A.P.)

He is one of the great scholars living amidst us. He is a prolific writer. He has written more than 36 books on various subjects. Many of his books have been translated in various languages. He penned down a voluminous book on M'aruf-o-Munkar and it has been translated in Arabic, English, Turkish, Tamil, Bengali and Hindi. His another work on Islam aur wahdat-e-Bani Adam has been translated in English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Tamil.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

APCR awareness programme in Gulbarga and a public survey

A days workshop was organised by Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) at Gulbarga on 20th March 2011 for its volunteers and interested persons. Explaining the objectives of of APCR, Jb Irshad Ahmed Desai, the convener of APCR Karnataka chapter said,

  • to educate and inform the public about their civil rights,

  • to counsel and advise the deprived and downtrodden,

  • train the activist for such activities,

  • put effort to protect and safeguard the legal rights of the oppressed,

  • to provide legal defence to the victims of injustice,

  • to eradicate oppression and injustice from the country.

He said for this noble cause some of the leading personalities and wellknown figures in the field have associated with this association.

The programme was inaugurated with the Quranic discourse by Jb Zakir Hussain, former President, Jamaat e Islami Hind, Gulbarga who in his discourse highlighted the importance of civil rights in the light Quran and hadees.

Mr Suboor, explained about the techniques of public survey.

A Sample survey was conducted on the occasion.