The much-touted unification of the factions of Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind never happened yet the faction led by Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani, has decided to work in villages to end apostasy and disinterest of the youth in Islam.
One of the largest Muslim organizations of India has also decided to consider involving women in its work and give them a larger role.
All these decisions were taken at the two-day meeting of his faction of the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, where all district and state leaders reviewed the functioning of this major Muslim organization.
It may be mentioned that the other faction of Jamiat-ulema-Hind is headed by Asad Madani's nephew and the son of the founder Maulana Mahmood Madani.
The two held a meeting last month and decided to forge unity in the face of the mounting problems and issues for Muslims in India.
Maulana Asad Madani asked the Jamiat officials to devote themselves to the service of religion, country, nation, and humanity.
Maulana Madani said that “if we want to do something for the nation, then we have to make representatives of the congregation up to the village level. Then only we can go and fight apostasy and irreligion.”
He claimed that 42 percent of youth follow apostasy. “They live in villages as well as in the city, we can reform them only when representatives of Jamiat are present everywhere,” he said.
In the meeting, a proposal was made to involve women in the cause of Jamiat. The proposal was handed over to a special committee that will consider the pros and cons of women’s involvement. The committee comprises Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi, Maulana Siddiqullah Chaudhary, Maulana Kaleemullah Faizabadi, and Maulana Iftikhar. Qasmi, and Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi.
Maulana Madani emphasized strengthening the democratic system in the Jamat and announced that organizers will be appointed at the provincial level for organizational stability.
Maulana Madani announced to work on publicizing the true and humane message of Islam as enshrined in Sirat Tayyaba. He said there is a need to fill the gap created on the intellectual level that leads to incidents of people seeking to insult the Prophet.
He said such incidents occur due to ignorance and Jamait leaders must address this by starting Islamic Quiz etc.