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Use of social media - pros and cons

Use of social media - pros and consLecture Hall Islamic Fiqh Academy India, 5 August 2021

Social Media platform should be used for transmitting moral values and betterment of humanity

 

A sermon of Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani in the conference hall of Islamic Fiqh Academy India

6 August (New Delhi)

There is a great importance of Media and its possible resources to Islam, as it is a useful and dominant medium for educating, propagatingthe religion and serving the humanity, the principles and rules of spending life that the Qur’an and Hadith elaborate, guide us towards new and advanced technology.It clearly directs that using it in the framework of Sahriah to reform and profit the humanity is a virtuous deed, while employing it for spreading violence, mischief, hatred and immorality and obscenity is a sinful act in sight of Islam”, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani (General Secretory Islamic Fiqh Academy Indai) spoke in his address in Conference Hall of Academy on the topic of Social Media, he further said that there is an ample space to utilize social media productively such as: for teaching and learning, preaching, reforming and so on, there was a beautiful experience in the recent lockdown imposed due to corona pandemic and hope its positive utilization will continue in future too, he also added articulating that it is very painful situation that this great reward of Allah Almighty is being employed for destructive and unhealthy  objectives, teen-agers visit the sites frequently that promoteobscenity, while some  narrow-minded fellows use this to spread hatred in the sense of ideological differences, on the other hand the sectarian organizations has made it arena of islamophobia, manipulated history and destroyed face of Islam is being shown there, openly lie is being spoken and spread, abusing and slandering of dignitaries and respected figures is very common. In one hand it devastatesthe moral values, on the other it leads to educational decline and deprivation. Therefore, now it is call of time that Ulama should address the topic from stage of common gathering, Mimber of Masjid, and religious organizations should focus on this in their meetings and warn the youth its disadvantages and dangerousness. Mualana Rahmani stated that Islamic Fiqh Academy always took it seriously and in many seminars already it has discussed various topics and issues related to media, in short future Academy is organizing its thirtieth Fiqhi Seminar on the title of Social Media. The program was started with the recitation of Qur’an by Maulana Muhammad Yahya, Mufti Ahmad Nadir Qasmi was the convener while Mufti Imtiyaz Qasmi presented vote of thanks to the guests and the meeting met its end on the prayer of Mufti Muhammad Mustaqeem Qasmi, Mr. Asad Mirza shaded light on the technical and historical prospective of media at the beginning of the program and before Dua Maulana Rahmani answered the quarries of participants.

 

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Quranic Services of Indian Ulema’s - After the Muslim Rule

Quranic Services of Indian Ulema’s - After the Muslim RuleLecture Hall Islamic Fiqh Academy India, 30 july 2021

Purity of heart and intention is needed to understand the Qur’an

(Professor Muhammad Ishaque Falahi)

 

Date: 30 July 2021

            Islamic FIqh Academy India, extending its series of lectures, organized a lecture on a significant topic “Ulama-e Hind kiQur’ani Khidmat - Muslim Dor-e Hukumat ke baad” (Services of Indian Islamic scholars regarding Qur’an - Post-Muslim Empire), Dr. Mohammad Mushtaque Tejarwi, (Assistant Professor of Islamic studies of Jamia Millia Islamia) presented an informative and comprehensive lecture, Professor Mohammad Ishaque Falahi (ex-HOD of Islamic studies Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi) presided the program. The president stated that Qur’an is Burhan-e Qate (a conclusive proof) and there is need of purity of heart and sincerity of intention to comprehend it, Qur’an can’t be compared with science, rather science could be comprehended on light and guidance showed bythe Qur’an, he also shaded light in details on the Tafaaseer (commentaries) of Maulana Hamiduddeen Farahi, Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi, Mualana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, Mufti Muhammad Shafee and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, encouraging the honorable lecturer he extended inspiring words and motivational feedback, he further added that this is such a substantial topic that can’t be covered in one lecture rather it requires a seminar. Dr Mufti Muhammad Mushtaque during the lecture pointed out that just in the last two centuries lots and lots of workson Qur’an had been observed in Indiaafter the falling of Muslim empire, a large number of Translations and commentaries of the Holy Qur’an were written, Indian scholars played a vital role in field of Qur’anic sciences, only in last two centuries almost one thousand translations of Qur’an were published, he further added that in the period of Mughal there were a limited works on the translation and commentaries of Qur’an, but after the termination of Muslim sovereign deferent schools of thought emerged and scholars and intellectuals of each group translated and commented the Qur’an as per their own thinking and findings to justifytheir own points of view and condemn other’s one. He enlightened the contextual situation of translationof Bayanul Qur’an, Tadabbur-e Qur’an, Tafhimul Qur’an, Tarjumanul Qur’an, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan and so on, and highlighted the unique characteristics of each one of them as per the need of time, he also acknowledged this truth that there is need to translate and comment the Holy Qur’an keeping the principals of sciences in mind. The program was inaugurated with recitation of Qur’an by Maulana Tauseef Alam Qasmi, Dr Safdar Zubair Nadwi conducted the program, Maunala Mufti Imtiyaz Ahmad Qasmi introduced the guests while Mufti Ahmad Nadir Qasmi presented vote of thanks to all the guests and audiences. The pregame was also attended by Dr Abdul Qadir Khan Qasmi, Maulana Shameem Ahmad Qasmi, Maulana Ejazur Rahman Shaheen Qasmi, Maulana Jawed Alam Qasmi, Mr.Waseem Ahmad Fahmi, Dr Sarfaraz, Maulana Irshad Ahmad Nadvi, Mufi Afroz Alam Qasmi.

 

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30th Annual Meeting

30th Annual MeetingLecture Hall Islamic Fiqh Academy India, 4 July 2021

4th July 2021

Annual meeting of Administrative Body of Islamic FiqhAcademy, Areview on worksdone last year and planning for next year

A meeting of trusties of the Islamic Fiqh Academy India was held in its office at Jamia Nagar, Delhi. The meeting was presided by Maulana Nematullah Azami, the president of the Academy and the head of the Hadith department at Darul Uloom Deoband. Secretary for  seminars Maulana Muhammad Obaidullah Asadi (Shaikhul Hadith at Jamia Arabia Hathaura, Banda),  secretary for academic issues Mualana Ateeq Ahmad Bastawi (Lucknow), secretary for financial affairs Maulana Mufti Ahmed Devalvi (Gujarat) attended the meeting, it was also participated by  Maulana Anisurrahman Qasmi (Patna) Dr. Zafarul Islam Siddiqui (Mau), Maulana Mufti Junaid Ahmad Falahi (Indore). Maulana Muhammad Sufyan Qasmi (rector Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband), Maulana Zafar Alam Nadwi, (teacher Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Lucknow), Mufti Anwar Ali Azami (Shaikhul Hadith Darul Uloon Mau), Maulana Badar Ahamd Mumbai, (Imarat-e Shariah Phulwari Sharif Patna) and Maulana Abdul Shakoor Qasmi (Kerala). Dr Muhammad Manzoor Alam, the vice-president of the academy Maulana Badrul Hasan Qasmi (Kuwait), Qazi Abdul Ahad Azhari, Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri could not for some reasons attend the meeting. Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, the general secretary of the Academy presented a report for activities done from April 2020 to March 2021. The report said that despite the adverse situations, Academy managed to organize seminars on “Contribution of Indian scholars to Ilm-e Kalam (science of the Rational philosophies), Propagation and publication of Qur’anic Sciences in India, Contribution of Delhi University to promote Arabic Language, Views and ideologies of few qualified Islamic scholars and intellectuals on maqasid-e Shariah (objectives of Shariah)”.Besides, two workshops were conducted under training program: 1. “A comparative analysis of women’s right in Islamic Shariah and the international treaties”2.“Application of Maqasid-e Shariah in present era”. Academy also conducted 13 lectures for Ulama, intellectuals, students of Madaris and universities at different educational institutions throughout the country, including the conference hall of Islamic Fiqh Academy India New Delhi, Al Mahadul Ali Patna, Darul Uloom Mau, Marwa educational foundation Lucknow.

Ongoing Academic projects:

During this course, Urdu and Arabic research works on 26 important titles are underway; some papers have been submitted while the best part is on process. Looking at the specific scenario of eastern India, theses on “Educational and financial issues of Asami Muslims, their history and culture and civilization, Bengali Muslims’s history, culture and civilization, the conditions of Manipuri Muslims,” have been written in Urdu, while, “the educational and financial conditions of Bengali Muslims” was composed in English. Now eight Arabic books are being translated into Urdu that carry great impotence in the prospective of current social scenario, one of the major initiatives of the academy is the translation of the Arabic Fiqhi Encyclopedia  (11 volumes) related to women issues into Urdu that is on final stage, the Fiqhi verdicts of Academy carry the weight of Encyclopedia on the contemporary issues, now the attempt is undertaken to compile them is such a way that the references also could be provided along with the Masa’ils (verdicts).

Educational and research projects for 2021

On this occasion some education projects presented for the remaining period of 2121, accordingly the research works will be done on 18 titles. Composing of five booklets is underway in the perspective of stimulating Islamophobia in India that aims to boost Hindu Muslim relations. Books of International Institute of Islamic Thought (America) relating to personality development and reforming also are being translated into Urdu. Seven topics have been selected for academic seminars that are to be held in Delhi, Lucknow, Aligarh and Hyderabad. Three summer-camps will be organized at Aligarh, Hyderabad and Bhopal for the students of schools and colleges that will cover the topics like; “the common values among all Indian religions, Islamic teachings for establishment of social peace and tranquility, interest free Banking”. For the rest of six months of 2021, Academy has designed a plan to conduct 10 lectures, translate three books, and publish ten books and translateAcademy’s five books into Arabic, Hindi and English.

 

On that occasion newly designed Academy’s Arabic, Urdu and English Website also was launched by honorable president, Maulana Nematullah Azami and respected member Maulana Sufyan Qasmi. Details of all the publications, seminars and programs of Academy had been uploaded in this Website that may be helpful for the scholars and leaners. Maulana Anis Aslam Miftahi, in charge of management,  Maulana Safdar Ali Nadvi in charge of academic affairs and Mufti Imtiyaz Ahmad Qasmi in charge of communication and other volunteers  have managed all the affairs beautifully  and it the meeting met its end pleasantly.

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29th Annual Meeting

29th Annual MeetingConference Hall Islamic Fiqh Academy, 8 November 2020

Administrative Body, Islamic Fiqh Academy, India Holds Its Annual Meeting

Several important decisions taken, next Fiqhi seminar to be held in Darul Uloom (Wakf) Deoband

New Delhi: During 7-8 November, 2020 several sessions of the working committee and the trusties of the Islamic Fiqh Academy India were held in its conference hall of Islamic.  Though scheduled to be held in March, it could not be possible to organize this meeting on the scheduled dates due to the lockdown.

The meeting was presided by Maulana Nematullah Azami, the president of the Academy and the head of the Hadith department at Darul Uloom Deoband. Chiefly led by its general secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, secretary for academic issues  Mualana Ateeq Ahmad Bastawi (Hadith and Fiqh teacher at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow), secretary for  seminars Maulana Muhammad Obaidullah Asadi (Shaikhul Hadith at Jamia Arabia Hathaura, Banda), secretary for finance Maulana Mufti Ahmed Devalvi (founder and principal of Jamia Uloomul Qur’an Jambusar, Gujarat; it was participated by Maulana Dr. Zafarul Islam Siddiqui (formerly Shaikhul Hadith and Head of the Teachers at Darul Uloom Mau), Maulana Mufti Junaid Ahmad Falahi (Indore). The vice president of the academy Maulana Badrul Hasan Qasmi (Kuwait), vice president Maulana Qazi Abdul Ahad Azhari (Shaikhul Hadith, Jamia Ma’had-i Millat Malegaon), Maulana Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri (Shaikhul Hadith, Jamia Talimuddin Dabhel, Gujarat), Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi (Phulwari Sharif, Patna) and Maulana Qazi Abdul Jalil Qasmi (Head Qazi at Imarat-i Sharia Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand could not for some reasons attend the meeting.

Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, the general secretary of the academy presented a report for activities done from April 2019 to October 2020. The report said that though it was not possible to hold the annual Fiqhi seminar this year, it would hopefully be held in 2021 at Darul Uloom (Wakf) Deoband in which ‘Sale of fruits in the orchards’, ‘women’s journey without mahram (non-marriageable relative)’ ‘crescent sighting’ and a an important principal issue ‘Blocking the Means’ will be brought into discussion in which ulama from across the country will take part. Despite the adverse situations, the academy managed to organize an important seminar on ‘Islam and Muslims in Rajasthan- issues and the current situation’ which was presided by the famous religious scholar Maulana Fazlur Rahim Mujaddidi while another equally important seminar was held on the topic ‘Classic and Modern Arabic Poetry in India’ that was presided by Prof. Mohammed Aslam Islahi. Meanwhile another important seminar was held in Darul Uloom Mau on the topic ‘The Science of Hadith in India and famous Indian scholars of Hadith’. The latter was a two-day conference presided by Maulana Mohammed Nematullah Azami (the head of the academy) in which around two hundred fifty scholars from across the country participated. Besides, five academic lectures were also held at different educational institutions around the country. The academy has also been supervising preparation of an encyclopedia of the Indian faquha (Islamic jurists) entitled as Mausu’a Fuqaha-i Hind. The task continued over the ongoing year too. The academy has also been keen at training the new generation in the field and therefore it often invites the young scholars from different madrasas and universities to submit research papers on different important Fiqhi and intellectual topics. Accordingly, a number of papers on seven important topics were received this year while the task is underway on other 8 titles. A major initiative of the academy has been Urdu translation of the Arabic Fiqhi Encyclopedia that was first compiled in Kuwait. Presently, translation of another important book entitled in Arabic as Al-Mufassal li Ahkam al-Mar’ah (which, as the title suggests, deals with issues specifically related to women) comprising 11 volumes are under way of which translation of 8 have so far been completed and are currently in the editing process. The rest three are being translated. Once complete, it will hopefully make a great contribution to the Islamic literature in Urdu.  

The academic projects designed by the administration for the year 2021 include preparation of research papers on sixteen titles, organizing workshops on different Fiqhi and other intellectual topics, holding lectures on modern topics in madrasas and on ten  religious topics in modern institutions in Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore and Kolkata. Moreover, three summer camps will be held respectively in Aligarh, Hyderabad and Indore.  Five books in Urdu and English will be prepared exclusively dealing with the issues faced by the Muslims in northeast India. Keeping the present circumstances in mind, Islamic literature on various jurisprudential and intellectual topics will be produced in local languages. This literature will be prepared in Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu and will be Da’wah-oriented. Amid the hate-filled atmosphere, the academy is also thinking about producing books on topics such as religious tolerance during Muslim rule, the humanitarian call of Islam and patriotism in Islam.

Besides, five new members namely Maulana Mohammed Sufyan Qasmi, (Mohtamim, Darul Uloom (Wakf) Deoband), Maulana Zafar Alam Nadvi (Fiqh teacher and Mufti at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Lucknow), Maulana Badr Ahmad Mujibi Nadvi (Imarat-i Shari’a Phulwari Sharif,  Patna), Maulana Mufti Anwar Ali Qasmi (Shaikhul Hadith and head teacher, Darul Uloom Mau) and Maulana Abdush Shakur Qasmi (Shaikhul Hadith, Darul Uloom al-Islamia Oachira Kerala) were elected to fill the seats vacant in the administrative body. On the other hand, Maulana Anis Aslam Miftahi, Maulana Safdar Ali Nadvi and Mufti Imtiyaz Ahmad Qasmi were respectively elected as in charge of management, in charge of academic affairs and in charge of communication. All the three have long been associated with the academy and contributed greatly to its cause.

On this occasion, the members who died during the year namely Hazrat Maulana Burhanuddin Sanbhali (vice president), Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Qasim Muzaffarpuri (administration member) and Hazrat Maulana Amin Usmani (former secretary for management) were remembered, their valuable services appreciated and prayer for their forgiveness was done.

Lastly, all expressed their happiness that all the members and the whole academy staff despite unfavorable circumstances continued to further the cause and let no hindrance come in the way.

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