SRINAGAR: An important meeting of Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU ) apex body of valley’s socio religious organizations, and Muslim personal law board J&K was held under the chairmanship of Grand Mufti J&K, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam Farooqi in which all leading ulemas and key religious figures of the valley participated. In the meeting, a resolution was passed unanimously by the participating which is as follows:”
This extraordinary meeting expresses deep concern over the fact that Jammu and Kashmir’s topmost religious leader, and socio political figure and patron of Majlis-e-Ulema, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been detained at his residence since August 4 , 2019 by the state authorities, completing two years of home detention. The members strongly condemn this dictatorial act of keeping Mirwaiz under illegal and arbitrary detention by the rulers, and register their outrage and resentment against it .The members declare that all Imams of mosques, Khanqahs and Imambaras and preachers of Jammu and Kashmir will raise their voice against the injustice towards the religious head of J&K by keeping him under arbitrary detention, in their Friday Khutbas on August 6, 2021.
This meeting once again calls upon the government of the day, to immediately end Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir’s house detention and allow him to resume his responsibilities that the institution of Mirwaiz entails, including resumption of majlis e waz o Tableeg at the Central Jamia Masjid Srinagar , as Covid-19 cases have now significantly come down and day today activities of life mostly resumed.
This meeting also asks the authorities that Jama Masjid Srinagar , Asar-e-Sharif Dargah Hazratbal and other central religious places should now be allowed to be open for Friday prayers , in view of the considerable decline in Covid 19 cases.
Participants of the meeting also took cognizance of the grave issue of rising cases of suicide and drug abuse taking root in the society especially among the youth, and expressed deep concern over it . It was decided that a campaign to make people aware about the Islamic view on these menaces and its impact on family and social life will be pursued vigorously in sermons and religious and social gatherings.
The meeting also make an appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir that othe arrival of the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram, they should be alert and continue to guard and uphold the strong bond of Shia-Sunni unity at all levels and beware of anti-unity elements and agencies who are work to create disharmony and drive a wedge to serve their interests”
Those who participated in the crucial meet included Maulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Agha Mujtaba Hassan Al-Musawi Al-Safwi, Mufti Muhammad Yaqub Baba Al-Madani, Maulana Khurshid Ahmad Qanungo, Mufti Muhammad Ishaq Nazki, Mufti Ijaz Hassan Bandey Qasmi, Prof. Muhammad Tayyab Kamli, Mufti Syed Ahmad Bukhari, Maulana Syed Ali Akbar, Mufti Mudassir Ahmad Qadri, Mufti Muhammad Humayun Mir, Maulana Pir Rahmatullah, Agha Syed Yusuf, Maulana Latif Ahmad Bukhari, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Mufti Muhammad Dawood, Maulana Noorani Naqshbandi, Prof. Muhammad Yasin Kirmani, Maulana Sheikh Feroz Hamdani, Maulana Muhammad Amin , Mr. Abdul Khaliq Hanifi, Maulana M.S Rehman Shams