2-Member MMU Panel To Draw Roadmap For Muslim Unity

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Srinagar, Sept 22: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, a conglomerate of religious organizations and Islamic scholars Saturday strongly condemned the production and telecast of a blasphemous film against the holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) demanding an immediate ban on it.

At an extraordinary meeting of Majlis-e-Tahafuz-e-Eimaan chaired by the proctor of Darul Uloom Raheemia, Bandipore, Maulana Muhammad Rahmatullah Mir, under the aegis of MMU, constituted a 2-member committee to prepare a roadmap for forging unity among various sects and schools of thought. The meeting was held at the Mirwaiz Manzil here in the backdrop of the blasphemous film and the situation arising out of it across the Muslim world, a statement issued here said.

Voicing its satisfaction over the sharp reaction over the derogatory video against the holy Prophet (pbuh), the meeting demanded an immediate ban on it and prosecution of its producers and other agencies in the World Court. In particular, it urged the Muslim countries, especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to use their influence at the United Nations to bring in a law as a permanent deterrent against such blasphemous acts against Islam and the holy Prophet (pbuh) in future.

The meeting called upon Muslims, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, to strictly adhere to, and propagate, the positive and universal teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Expressing deep concern over the recent conversions, the MMU resolved to spare no efforts to curb the tendency of renunciation among the Muslims.

Underscoring the imperatives of Muslim unity, the meeting set up a 2-member panel comprising Mufti Nazir Ahmad Qasmi and Maulana M S Rahman Shams to prepare a comprehensive roadmap for forging unity among various sects and schools of religious thought in Jammu and Kashmir. It would be discussed for a final decision by MMU.

Terming the restrictions of movement of people yesterday as interference in religious affairs, the meeting condemned the detention and house arrest of Kashmiri leaders and preventing them even from offering Friday prayers.

Those present at the meeting included: Advocate Zahid Ali from Jama’at Islami, Javed Ahmad Bhat of Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees, Maulana Khursheed Ahmad Qanoongo of Jamiat Himayat-e-Islam, Mufti Abdur Rasheed, proctor of Darul Uloom Bilalia, Sheikh-ul-Hadees of Darul Uloom Raheemia, Mufti Nazir Ahmad Qasmi, Fayyaz Ahmad Zaroo of Islamic Dawat Centre, Maulana Ali Akbar of Anjuman Tableegul Islam, Mirwaiz Abdul Lateef Bukhari, patron of Anjuman Mazharul Haque, Beeru, and Maulana M S Rahman Shams.

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