Srinagar, July 29: MuttahidaMajlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu and Kashmir organised a meeting at the head office of AnjumanAuqafJama Masjid Srinagar which was presided over by the leading religious scholar MoulanaRehmatullah Mir Qasmi.
A statement from the MMU said that in the meeting the leaders of the schools of thoughts associated with AhliSunnat-wa-al-Jamat were called and strongly urged to refrain from abusing each other.
During the meeting it was decided to form a committee consisting of ulemas from both ideologies which in any unpleasant situation will look into the issues and present its report before the MuttahidaMajlis-e-Ulema so that it can be resolved by taking timely action.
During the meeting, a six point resolution was passed. The resolution condemned the alleged conspiracies of certain narrow-minded elements under a well-thought-out plan to undermine the centuries-old religious harmony within Jammu and Kashmir, and categorically rejected such mischief.
The meeting also made fervent appeal to the scholars, preachers, khateebs and imams of different schools of thought that while they follow their own school of thought and creed in practice, in public gatherings, on pulpits and mihrabs of mosques, meetings and in gatherings, they should desist from criticising others following a different creed, and instead focus on universal and fundamental teachings of Islam. They should also highlight and educate the masses about the serious social and moral issues faced by Kashmiri society and play their role in the all-round reform of society.
The malicious intentions of anti-Islam and anti-unity elements can only be defeated through unity among the religious preachers and their followers.
In the context of the larger unity and solidarity of the Millat-e-Kashmir and the milli interests, this meeting appeals to the scholars to keep in mind the "joint action plan for milli unity" compiled by the MuttahidaMajlis-e-Ulema and extend full support to it.
This meeting, in view of Muharram-ul-Haram and Ashura days, pays rich tribute to Hazrat Imam AaliMaqaamSyednaHazratHussain (RA) and the martyrs of Karbala for their great sacrifices.
It emphasises the unity of the two major sects of Islam –Sunni and Shia – and requests the people to uphold the traditional torch of unity and solidarity at all costs.
The participants included the leading religious scholars like MoulanaShaukatHussainKeng, founder of DarulUloomSopore; Moulana Bashir Ahmad Al Qasimi, the patron of Karwaan-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir; Moulana Sheikh GhulamRasoolHami and Secretary Bashir Ahmad; Sheikh-ul-Hadith Mufti MuzaffarHussainQasmi, the Chief Administrator of DarulUloomBilaliya Mufti Abdul Rasheed Miftahi; Professor Muhammad YasinKirmani, the representative of Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, MoulanaKhursheed Ahmed Qanungo, the President of AnjumanHimayat-ul-Islam; the founder of DarulUloomSabeel-ul-Huda, Mufti Ijazul Hassan BandayQasmi; Muhammad Ashraf Inayati of JamiatHamdania; Mufti Nisar Ahmed Al-Qasmi, Moderator of DarulUloomQasmiya; Moulana Ali Akbar, representative of AnjumanTableegh-e-Islam; Moulana Syed Waris Shah Bukhari, Head of MarkaziRabtaAimaMasajid (Central Coordination of Imams of Mosques); Mufti GhulamRasoolSamoon of AnjumanAuqafJama Masjid Srinagar, MoulanaAbid Ashraf, representative of PirTariqatMoulanaOwaisQadri; MoulanaShowkat Ahmad Qadri; Mufti Irshad Ahmad Al Qasimi, founder of DarulUloomJaamiyah-tul-Rashaad; Mufti Ejaz of DarulUloomSiddiqiya; Qari Muhammad AslamRaheemi; and the Secretary of the MuttahidaMajlis-e-UlemaMoulana M S Rehman Shams and many other leading scholars.