From Darknesses to Light was the central theme of the 2 days state level conference held by the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Rajasthan, at Waadi-e-Aman, Karbala Ground, Jaipur on October 2-3.
JIH President Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, inaugurating the conference, said, “Today the world is surrounded by several types of darkness (hence the theme ‘From Darknesses to Light’), the weak are being oppressed by the powerful, women are subjected to violence, their rights are being violated, they have been denied the very basic right to ‘live’, a girl child is killed right in her mother’s womb, before she could take a single breath in this world.” He said that these are a few types of darkness we are living in.
State President Engineer Muhammad Saleem pointed at some more kinds of darkness. He said that our youth has lost direction and has become uncertain about his or her future. It is the prime duty of every citizen of India to strive for reconstruction of the country based on peace and justice, he added. He said that the Muslims have to come forward to restore the rights of every deprived and oppressed person.
In his welcome address, Waqar Ahmad, president Jaipur unit and organizer of the conference, said today, the darknesses are being deemed as light, whereas the light is being propagated as darkness. It is our responsibility to bring our fellow countrymen out of these darknesses, he said.
The central theme of the women session was “Role Of Women in Making an Ideal Family and Society.” Women’s coordinator for western India, Mrs. Muneera Khanam said an ideal family in the eyes of Islam is one, in which all the members dwell with love and unity, recognise and respect each other’s rights, where the basic Islamic values of Tauheed, Risalah and Akhirah are strictly observed and rights of Allah and His servants are given accordingly.
In this session, Sister Yasmeen from Pune spoke on “Role of Girl Students in reconstruction of the society” and Mrs. Arifa Parveen, Women’s organiser of Gujarat, on “Situation Of Women In Our Country, Causes and Solution”.
Secretary JIH Maulana Muhammad Rafeeq Qasmi said due to the wrong perception, that it was woman who betrayed Adam and caused him to be expelled from the paradise, men have legitimised all kinds of cruelty and injustice against her. He said that if anybody wants to live a pious life, he or she will have to turn towards Islam where nobody is subjugated and everyone is given his due rights.
A resolution was adopted to express great concern over the ever increasing trend of female foeticide, deeming it an inhuman act. The house urged the government to enforce the law properly, made to curb the female foeticide and punish the culprits sternly. The house also expressed its concern over the increasing cruelty against women, in and out of her home. The house was also concerned about the growing fashion of nudity and promiscuity and deemed the fast waning dignity of woman a big threat to society. The house expressed its concern on the double burden that has been imposed upon the woman as she is expected to earn as well as look after her family and as a result, she is suffering from different kinds of physical and mental diseases. The house was sure that if this trend continued, institutions like home, family and marriage will vanish from the society. The house was also deeply concerned that a number of sisters and daughters are being forced to indulge in flash trade; it loudly denounced the act. The house pledged to strive for girl education as well as to curb harmful traditions like dowry and unnecessary expenses in marriages.