In a growing environment of Islamophobia and hate speeches, Muslims need to stay positive and constructive and not be afraid or nervous as the darkness will soon end. These views were expressed by Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH). He urged the Muslims not to be intimidated by the situation and to play a positive and constructive role instead.
He asked the Muslims to bring transparency and honesty in their daily life and continue to work for the betterment of society.
Addressing an eight-day gathering of the Jamat, the JIH president advised Muslims to adhere strictly to Islamic teachings for a positive impact on others.
Mentioning the grim situation due to the increasing number of anti-Muslim hate speeches, including the speech at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad, Hussaini said, "This is not new. We have overcome difficult times before too."
He quoted the rhymes of Allama Iqbal, “if a mountain of grief collapsed upon the Ottomans, then why lament? For the dawn arises from the blood of a hundred thousand stars.’
Urging the people to turn challenges into opportunities, he said that they must take initiative for reforms in society.
Underling that Islam was spread through the Sufis and Muslim businessmen in India, the JIH leader said that they impressed others by their characters in the past.
He asked Muslims to adopt the same by adhering to Islamic teachings in their personal, social, and financial affairs, Hussaini asked them to adopt transparency and honesty in their daily life.
He instructed Muslims to hold very simple marriage ceremonies avoiding lavishness and give due shares of inheritance to women. Encouraging people to turn challenges into opportunities, he said that we should take initiative to reform society.