Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Bijapur organised a programme on “Establishment of an Ideal Society and its Requirement in India”on June 15.
Speaking from the chair, the chief guest Maulana Muhammad Rafiq Qasmi, Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, directed the attention of the audience towards the fact that the moral depravation is not confined to India alone, but it has taken the whole world into its grip. It is the cause for the downfall of nations and the only remedy to stem this rot is by re-constructing the moral character of individuals. Man has degraded himself to such an extent that he has now become worse than the animals, he added.
Mr. Mehboob-ur-Rehman Umari treated moral degradation as one of the most dangerous problems faced by the country and claimed it as the mother of all evils. Respect and reverence for elders have taken a backseat in today’s world and have provided ample room for disrespect to parents and selfishness. Mr. Rehman emphasised the need to respect one’s parents and elders and substantiated it with verses from the Qur’ān as well as from the stories of Raja Dashrath and Ram. He even likened the society as that of the one prevalent in Makkah before the arrival of the Messenger of Allah.
Maulana Shakir Husain Qasmi talked about instilling fear of God and God-consciousness in one’s heart and emphasised that Islamic scholars need to understand that the mere speeches from the dais will not solve the problems.
In the inaugural speech, Maulana Tahir Husain, Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Bangalore, highlighted the need for an ideal society and said JIH has been struggling hard to achieve the same for the last 65 years. Mr. Mehmood Kazi was the convener of the function. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Mr. Abdur Rahman Nasir, President, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Bijapur.