SRINAGAR: Muslim scholars have to focus on knowledge production to do away with the stigma of intellectual deficit currently plaguing Muslim Ummah. This was stated by speakers during a book release function organised by Idara Matbu’at-e-Talaba, a publications wing of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Jammu and Kashmir (IJTJK) here on Friday at the central office of IJT. They also deliberated upon the reasons of this crisis and remedies thereof.
A statement issued here said three books released on the occasion by Ameer of Jama’at-e-Islami J&K, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat included ‘Muslim Intellectual Deficit: Reasons and Remedies’ written by Dr Tauseef Ahmed Parray (a budding scholar and Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies, Higher Education Department), ‘Tasa’wur-i-Iqamat-e-Deen Par Aetirazaat aur Un-kay Jawabaat’ (a compilation of scholarly articles written on the theme by Dr Mohammad Ra’afat, Syed Sa’adatullah Hussaini and Dr Anees Ahmed) and a book on Maryam Jameela written by Mujtaba Farooq.
The speakers included Dr Altaf Husain Yatoo (writer and Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies, Higher Education Department), Dr. Tauseef Ahmad Parray, Mujtaba Farooq, Faisal Iqbal (former state president of IJT), Umar Sultan (IJT president) and Ghulam Qadir Lone (secretary general of Jama’at-e-Islami)
A galaxy of scholars, scribes and writers attended the ceremony included Pir Shakoor Ahmed (Editor, Weekly Moomin), Ess Ahmed Peerzada (renowned columnist), Advocate Zahid Ali (Spokesperson of Jama’at-e-Islami), Mir Ashraf (CEO of Moomin Welfare Trust), Arshad Kashani (Editor of monthly, Times of Chinar Valley) among others, the statement said.