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It was a unique two-day meet in the name of the greatness of Prophet Mohammed’s Companions at Delhi’s historic Ram Leela Ground. Held on April 10-11, 2010 under the auspices of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind, the oldest organization of Indian Muslims and second oldest organization of the country after the formation of Indian National Congress on December 28, 1885 at Mumbai, the 30th All India Ahle Hadees Conference interestingly passed the 30-point resolution on issues at community, national and international levels, and emphasized upon looking towards the great companions of Prophet Mohammed as a model to the humanity.
Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, who is also an educational patriarch and hailed from UP’s famous casbah Gangoh, said that the only way to empower the humankind was to get them educated with the concept of ‘totality’. According to him, this was the message that Prophet Mohammed and his companions practiced themselves and spread in the society. He said the first word of the Holy Quran that was revealed was “Iqra”, meaning read, obtain knowledge, and get you educated totally.
He also said that the Prophet’s companions stressed the importance of education. That’s why they as the leaders of the initial Islamic governments declared education compulsory upon both males and females. He said the education that was declared recently compulsory in our country had been declared compulsory by the world’s first coalition government at Madinah, headed by Prophet Mohammed himself and pursued by his companions later on.
He made it clear that this all showed how much stress Islam laid on education. He also averred that the Prophet’s companions came to Malabar (India) during the lifetime of Prophet Mohammed himself and made the spread of education the mission of their lives. He was of the view that’s why that part of India had emerged as the most literate and educated state of the country.
Prominent among those participating in this session included eminent ideologue and Pro Chancellor of Meerut-based Shobhit University Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, former Member of Parliament and Editor of Hindi weekly and Internet TV “Chauthi Duniya” Santosh Bharti, former Member of Parliament and Chairman of Jain TV Group Dr J K Jain, renowned expert of world religions Dr M M Verma, Arya Samaj leader Swami Agniwesh, Hindu religious leader Swami Omkaranand Srivastava, Ayodhya saint Jugal Kishore Shastri, Hindu religious scholar Pandit N K Sharma, Jain expert Prof Anay Kant Jain, Member of Parliament Mohammed Adeeb, Member of Delhi Assembly Shoib Iqbal, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Secretary Maulana Mohammed Rafique Ahmed Qasmi, Tanzeem Aemma Masajid President Maulana Umair Ilyasi, All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Tanzeem Ulama-e-Haq leader Maulana Ejaz Urfi Nadvi, besides a number of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind dignitaries like Wakil Parwez, Maulana Abul Aas Waheedi, Dr Syed Abdul Haleem, Abdullah Hyderabadi, Abdul Qadir Anwer Bastawi, Dr Abdul Aziz Fauzan, Saad Ali Ash’ar, Abdur Rahman Khilji, Sher Khan Jameel, Dr Hamid Yaqub, Shafi Ahmed Madani, Dr Abdul Aziz Sulaiman, Ahmed Al Rumi, Abdul Mannan Salafi, Shamim Ahmed Salafi, Abdur Rahman Mubarakpuri, Shamim Ahmed Nadvi, Shaukat Ahmed Shah, Shakil Ahmed Madani, Mufti Rashid Azmi, Abdul Hakim Abdul Ma’bud Madani, Abdul Wahab Hejazi, Abdul Moid Madani, Khursheed Ahmed Madani, Shahabuddin Madani, and Dr Jawed Azam.
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