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25 September 2021

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind chief calls for immediate release of renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui

 


New Delhi, 25Sept. 2021:  Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has called for the immediate release of renowned Islamic scholar  Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui.

 

Calling the arrest of Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui a matter of concern for all justice-loving citizens of the country,  the  JIH President has demanded the UP government to withdraw all charges against him and  release him immediately. Mr. Husaini said, "Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui is a respected personality not only among Muslims but also among non-Muslims. His arrest has caused great discomfort to a large section of society. The arrest of Maulana Siddiqui has once again raised many questions about the UP government. The arrest is also being seen as a malicious attempt to promote Hindu-Muslim hatred in the context of the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh”.

 

Mr.Husaini has reminded the government as well as the police that the practice and propagation of religion and faith is a fundamental, human and constitutional right of every citizen of this country. "In the same way, our Constitution has given every citizen – the freedom of conscience to adopt whatever ideology or belief one chooses. Any attempt to curtail or restrict these freedoms would be callous and unconstitutional. It is the responsibility of all concerned citizens of the country to oppose these nefarious attempts. We also want to make it clear that changing one’s beliefs by force or by way of allurement is not only against the teachings of Islam but also against its basic tenets. Anyone who knows Islam cannot do that”, he added.

 

The JIH Chief maintained that the reality of the allegations against Maulana can be understood in the context of various revered, respected but anti-establishment members of society being subjected to different types of accusations and harassment.  He continued, "The misuse of police and law enforcement agencies against political opponents is perilous for the future of our country. It seems that the UP government does not have any worthwhile performance to show to its electorate. That is why it is regularly taking steps to create sectarian divisions and tensions. Attempts to gain or maintain political power by spreading hatred in the society are detrimental to the entire state and the country as a whole”.



09 August 2021

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra announces Rs 1.5 Crore rehabilitation package for Konkan flood victims

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Mumbai: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Maharashtra President Rizwanur Rahman Khan along with state Vice President Syed Zameer Qadri visited the Konkan flood hit areas like Chiplun, Mahad and other towns. They spoke to the flood victims, assuring them of all possible support. Meetings were held with several social workers and heads of community centres and NGOs to discuss plans of rehabilitation.  Mr. Rizwan has said that all social organizations need to come together and cooperate with each other to carry out the rehabilitation task, ensuring that no flood victim is left out.  The JIH state chief has also announced Rs.1,50,00,000/- (1.5 Crore Rupees) rehabilitation project for the flood affected victims. He said, “people who have lost their livelihood in this calamity will be helped in restarting their businesses. Also, houses which have been destroyed or partially damaged will be reconstructed or repaired. A proper survey has been initiated to facilitate this process.”

 

Following the devastating flood in the Konkan region, the JIH Maharashtra along with affiliated organisations and its sister bodies had commenced the relief operation from 23rd July. The JIH cadre is now being assisted in this task by members of the Ideal Relief Committee Trust, IRW, Youth Wing, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and Medical Service Society (MSS). The volunteers have not only distributed cooked food, medicines, bottled water and blankets, but they have also cleaned wells, roads, schools and residential buildings and houses, making them usable. They were professionally trained to work in such an emergency situation.

 

Briefing on relief efforts, the JIH Maharashtra said, “a team led by the organisation itself, also comprising members of the Youth Wing, IRW, MSS and SIO from Mumbai and Thane had reached the worst hit town Chiplun (Ratnagiri district),  on 24th July with two truckloads of relief material. Later, several other teams from Mumbai, Solapur, Parli, Pune, Nagpur, Nanded and other cities joined with them to execute the relief operation. They are still on the ground, engaging in all sorts of relief work. After the survey, the JIH has provided 1500 kitchen kits sets so far in Chiplun, Murad Nagar, Rajewadi and Kondeote. Till date, JIH has distributed about 3400 bottles of water, 4200 food packets, ration kits to 500 families, medicines and 1500 emergency lights. More than one lakh rupees has been distributed as emergency aid among 40 families. As many as 14 wells and seven water tanks have been cleaned in Chiplun so far. Several schools, buildings and mosques have also been cleaned. The JIH has set up a medical camp in the affected area because such calamity can potentially increase the risk of infectious or epidemic diseases. A mobile medical van is also being used to address the health concerns of the affected people. So far over 500 patients have benefitted from this effort. 50 houses of Mahad and Rajewadi have been surveyed. Cleaning material has been provided to more than 800 families.

 

The JIH state unit has appealed to all the people to lend a helping hand to this relief and rehabilitation effort by their contribution.

07 April 2021

Former Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Prof. Siddique Hassan laid to rest in Kerala

Courtesy: K K Suhail

 

New Delhi, April 07, 2021: Former Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH)  and renowned social activist, Islamic scholar and inspiring leader Prof. K.A. Siddique Hassan passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala on Tuesday. Thousands of people attended his funeral prayers today in Kozhikode.


 Prof. Hassan's lasting contribution to society at large consists in pioneering the socio-educational empowerment initiatives in North and Eastern India where the minorities lead a life of economic and educational deprivation. The movement he launched in this regard - Vision 2016 through the Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) formed the backbone of institutional support for the drive. It provided schools, houses, public wells, mosques, and medical care facilities. He served as General Secretary of the Delhi-based HWF, Human Welfare Trust, Society for Bright Future (SBF), Association for the Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), and Medical Service Society (MSS). Since 2016, the project has been re-launched as Vision 2026 and is still operational. It has many projects like establishing hospitals, colleges, universities, and interest-free credit societies. Al-Shifa Hospital, Delhi is part of the HWF - Vision program.

 

Prof. Hassan was the former Chairman of Madhyamam, a leading Malayalam newspaper, and founder secretary of Ideal Publication Trust, publishers of Madhyamam. He had also held the position of Chairman Alternative Investment and Credit Ltd. (AICL).

 

Born in Kodungallur in Thrissur district, Kerala in 1945, Prof. Hassan had his education in Rouzathul Uloom Arabic College, Farook, and Islamia College Santapuram. A postgraduate in Arabic, he joined the government college teaching service and served in University College, Maharajas College, Kochi, and govt colleges in Koyilandi, Kodenchery, and Kasargod. Prof Hassan, in addition to authoring and translating various books, also was on the panel of editors of Islam Darshanam, an encyclopedic volume published by Language Institute, Kerala. He was a prolific contributor to many periodicals. He was the President of JIH Kerala, during 1995 – 2005, and later Vice-President Jamat-e-Islami Hind. Prof. Hassan had been leading a retired life at his son's home in Kovoor near here, suffering from age-related conditions. He is survived by his wife VK Zubaida, sons Faslurrahman, Sharafuddeen, Anisurrahman, and daughter Sabira.

 

Expressing condolences on the demise of Prof. Siddique Hassan, JIH President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has said that we have not only lost a great Islamic leader but also lost a man who in many respects was a role model for the youth of the Muslim world.

 

Recalling the qualities of the departed soul, Mr. Husaini said that his personality was a beautiful marquee of rare attributes such as dynamism, initiative, courage, enthusiasm, selflessness, high morale, the ability of appreciation and utilization of ability and skill, planning and foresight, long-term vision, ability to blaze new trails and evolve with time. Through these qualities, the JIH chief said that Prof. Siddique Hassan strengthened the Islamic cause in India and imparted many rare gifts. “The daily Madhyamam gave a new impetus to the voice of truth and justice in the Malayalam print media and ushered in a new era of media activism. AICL is not just an institution but the foundation of a powerful interest-free loan movement in our country. Through the HWF, a series of brotherhood and cooperation was established between the North and South India, which has now become a powerful movement. We will not forget that HWF was his brainchild. He knew the art of achieving the impossible. He inspired the leading and talented people and the numerous anonymous youth of the movement who spread in different parts of the country. The way he spotted talent and mobilized them was undoubtedly a unique ability to recognize individuals and his uncanny art of winning their hearts would help them achieve the impossible. He played a key role in creating many people who have made significant contributions to the Islamic cause and ensuring their services to it. Prof. Siddique Hassan's name is at the top of the list of elders of the movement from whom I have learned dynamism, steadfastness, perseverance, management, and good manners. He was ill for many years and removed from an active role in public life due to his illness. But even so, his existence was a source of encouragement to many like us. Now they have become a part of history but the story of his life will continue to inspire future generations. May Allah Almighty grant him the highest position in Paradise. May Allah bless him through the charity of the dozens of organizations he helped set up, and through the work of the countless individuals, he helped create. Amen!”, he added. 

 

In a condolence message, former chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, said, “I am pained to know of the sad demise of Prof. Siddique Hasan saheb. He was a great visionary and selfless leader. I have lost a personal friend in his departure. My sincere condolences to the HWF and the JIH family.  May Allah grant him maghfirat and high station in Paradise. Amin. Please convey my sincere condolences to JIH leaders and friends.”

 

 

Funeral prayer of Prof. Siddique Hassan held in Kozhikode. 


16 March 2021

Speakers express serious concerns over India’s downgrading to ‘electoral autocracy’ and ‘Partly Free Country’ in global reports

 

Speakers express serious concerns over India’s downgrading to ‘electoral autocracy’ and ‘Partly Free Country’ in global reports

 

 New Delhi, March 16, 2021: Speakers at a Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's (JIH) programme have expressed serious concerns over the downgrading of India's status from ‘the world’s largest democracy’ to an ‘electoral autocracy’ and from a “Free Country” to a “Partly Free Country” in the international reports.  The JIH has held a group discussion here on the topic of the impact of the upcoming Assembly Elections in five states and responsibilities of voters. 

 

Initiating the discussion on the topic, JIH Secretary Malik Motasim Khan has said that elections are very important to a democracy. “Through the elections, people can show their power by choosing their favourite representatives and rejecting the undesirable ones. The people use their voting power to correct their past mistakes and throw out incompetent representatives and this is a great opportunity for them,” he added.

 

Pointing out that elections are now being used as a tool to divide the people rather than unite them, the JIH Secretary has talked about the present atmosphere where sedition charges are being slapped on the trivial matters, students and journalists are being put behind bars, people are facing troubles only for speaking out on the issues and even questions are being raised on judiciary. Mr.Malik Motasim said, “the atmosphere created by some political parties in recent years, indicates that attempts are being made to disintegrate the people and the country under the guise of elections. This is very harmful for our country. Therefore, recent international reports have branded India as partly free which is heading toward the democratic autocracy.” He was referring to the annual report of Sweden’s V-Dem Institute, which has downgraded India from ‘the world’s largest democracy’ to an ‘electoral autocracy’ while just days before the US watchdog Freedom House’s report graded it from a “Free Country” to a “Partly Free Country”.

                                      

Expressing serious concerns over the international reports related to India, senior journalist Mr. Prashant Tandon said, “we can neither deny them, nor call them biased reports as the gravity of the situation of the country is obvious. The democracy is an institution that runs on the basis of the public opinion. Raising issues before the voting is very important in forming a government. Instead of voting on issues like education, health, cleanliness, employment, human rights, development and industry, we vote in the name of religion and caste. Now the politics of polarization is being played on the basis of hatred for some years. This is not good for a democratic country. In such a situation, this is the prime responsibility of the citizens to be alert while voting, keeping in view the interest and development of the country and elect only honest representatives. After sending a representative to the Assembly or Parliament, do not sit idle for five years, but hold them accountable regularly for what they are doing for the country.”

 

Commenting on the upcoming assembly elections in five states, the senior journalist said, “the ‘corporate media’ is projecting that no party is fighting the assembly elections except BJP. In fact, BJP gets most of the seats from central and western regions of the country and the upcoming elections will be held in the eastern and southern India, where the saffron party has a little presence.”    

 

On this occasion, Firdous Barbhoya from Assam, Imrul Quais from West Bengal and Meher Nowshad from Kerala have thoroughly discussed the present political scenario of their respective poll-bound states.