Ahle Hadeeths exist with the existence of Islam. In every part of the world wherever is Muslim population. They exist in India from time Muslims came to the country. In India their estimated population is about 25-30 millions. Markazi Jamiat AhleHadeeth is their representative organisation founded in December, 1906. It has 21 branches at state levels, more than 200 branches at district levels and forty thousand at local levels. It has thousands of its followers all over the country who are playing a great role in the development of the country. Their representation in education, industries, agriculture, politics and defence has been recognized and appreciated.
Since its inception it has been serving Islam and Muslims. No any religious and social organisation of Muslim Community existed prior to this Jamaat in India.
Among those who were Ahle Hadeeths in India were Muhammad Bin Tughluq (1325-1351), Maulana Shams-al-Din ibn al_Haweri, Mualan ‘Alam al_Din (grandson of Sheikh Baha al-Din Zakariyya of Multan), Shah Wali Allah (1702-1763), Maulana Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Dehlavi, Shah Muhammad Ismail Shaheed, Maulana Walayat Ali Azeem Abadi, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898), Nawab Muhammad Siddiq Hasan Khan (1832-1890), Shiekh Abdul Haqq Muhaddis of Benaras, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958) (Freedom fighter and first Education Minister of India) etc.
There is circumstantial evidence of Balban (1266-1287) and Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316) as they were Ahle Hadeeth too.
Abdul Haleem Sharar, Maulana Altaf Husain Hali (great poet), Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, (Editor Zamindar), Maulana Abdul Majeed Hariri (former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia), and Maulana Abdul Wahab Arvi were some prominent Ahle Hadeeths.
Ahle Hadeeth or Salafis were in the forefront to fight the British rule. Maulana Abdullah martyrdom of Andaman and Maualana Walayat Ali Sadiqpuri (Azeem Abad) were great freedom fighters from the Salafi ideological lineage. “The Wahabi (Salafi) movement gave a number of towering personalities to the nation. Shah Ismail, Syed Ahmad, Wilayat Ali, Inayat Ali, Mian Syed Nazir Hussain, Nawab Siddique Hasan Khan of Bhopal, Sir Syed, Mualana Sanaullah Amritsari and Abul Kalam Azad. This galaxy forms the brightest chapter of our freedom struggle. The first commander of the patriot warriors of the pioneer movement was the great Wahabi (Ahle Hadeeth) leader Shah Ismail Shaheed and when the movement reached its point of culmination, it was again a great Wahabi (Ahle Hadeeth) leader (Abul Kalam Azad) who negotiated the transfer of power with the British.” (The Salafis, P.204-205, A.Q.Naqvi, Al Kitab Int. New Delhi, 2001). The freedom fighter from Jamate Ahle Hadeeth like Maulana Abdul Qayyum Rahmani is still alive.
Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Hind is of course the oldest Muslim Jamiat (Organisation in India. From 1906 to 1947 (41 years) this organisation contributed a lot to regain the intellectual and cultural identity of the Ummah and fought for the principles of humanity and brotherhood rejecting the causes of conflict and disunity among the Muslims. Maulana Sanaullah Amratsari was the sole leader of the same. Almost all religious circles of India hailed the Maulana’s endeavours in this regard.
The Jamiat has seen a lot of transformation in the last six years. The Jamiat is on its way to becoming one of the best organisation in providing highly developed organization, INSHALLAH!. This development is determined by honesty, integrity, and commitment. We value our members the most and strive hard to maintain the high standard of office discipline that we have set for ourselves.
Jamiat has also been in the news by organising the Jamate Ahle Hadeeth Conference at Pakorh, in Jharkhand in 2004. Then there are a host of prestigious projects initiated that make Ahle Hadeeths one of the most talked about milli activities in the media and religious circles of India.
These endeavours of Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth are a clear indication of the accelerated growth on different fronts.
As parts of its efforts to raise the quality of education to level that meets the needs of society in the new era, Jamiat has in recent years introduced a variety of projects to upgrade the quality of Islamic training and education as well as educational programme for teachers, instructors, Dawah workers, Muftis and Islamic jurists, Al-Mahad Al-‘Alee has been established in Okhla, New Delhi with new syllabus.
The central aim of Al-M‘ahad is to provide a quality education for all its students based on their particular needs, ages, abilities and aptitudes and that its graduates will be bilingual in Arabic and English. When the Al-Mahad was founded, it took over the existing building of Ahle Hadeethe Complex, which were completely modernized and refurbished and now form the premises of Ahle Hadeeth Complex, Okhla New Delhi. With a 3 story Jama Masjid hostels, guest rooms, reading room, library and office. The Al-Mahad, at present, cannot accommodate all pupils who apply for admission, as its intake is restricted owing to financial constraint on hostel, food, electricity and other scholarships.
Al – present, the Muslim parents are struggling hard to find a judicious balance between secular education and Islamic studies for its young ones. They are striving to give their children the best education in Science and Social studies as well as impart instruction in Islamic Faith. Keeping its cultural and social moorings intact. They also want their children to be educated in an Islamic environment.
For this purpose the Jamiat has prepared a new syllabus for Madarsas and English medium schools covering all secular subjects from primary to standard 5th. The same has been printed and published by Maktaba Tarjuman, Delhi under the auspices of Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth, Hind. The necessary books according to stated syllabus are being prepared by a panel of educationists. Ahle Hadeeth Madarsas have been alerted to include modern subjects in their syllabus along with Islamic subjects.
The present situation makes it incumbent on Muslims to present the message of Islam through all available means, i.e. mass media, Islamic books, folders, and strengthen relations with different communities and cultures in order to dispel doubts and misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims.
In this regard Jamiat has offered 550 Holy Quran in English to India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., New Delhi for each and every room of Ashoka Hotel and 1600 Holy Quran for hotels under its possession all over India. A long awaited book, “History of Jamate Ahle Hadeeth (comprising of 731 pages) written by Dr. Bahauddin has been published.
THE PUBLICATION SERVICES OF JAMIAT AHLE HADEETH, HIND
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind is predominantly a da’wa and reformation movement which is struggling to wipe out the non-Islamic concepts and tradition that have crept into the Aqeeda of the Muslim community and replace it with the pure Islamic monotheism and culture. It has been playing an active role in correcting the Aqeeda of the believers for more than one and half century. Publication is one of the crucial means for an ideological organization to spread its ideas. Therefore the Jamiat had set up publication department since from the very beginning. It has contributed in Urdu language precious books on Islamic beliefs, history, ibaadat, comparative studies on different madhahib (Islamic schools of thoughts) in Islam and other issues related to Muslims and Islam in general. Beside Urdu, it has been publishing books in English, Arabic and Hindi as well. Due to pressing demand of Islamic books, the last five years saw a stupendous increase in the publication of books on the part of the Jamiat and some of them are research works which are significant for reference purposes. Many important books were also translated and published in Urdu, English and Hindi languages. Here is a bird-eye view of some of the publications that Markazi Jamiat has revived.
1. Muttahida Hindustan ke Ulama-e-Islam ka Awwaleen Mutaffiqa Faisla (The first joint legal verdict of ulama of United Indian Subcontinent). The book is compilation of fatawas of the prominent Islamic scholars of Indian Subcontinent refuting and denouncing Qadyaniyat. Pages: 188 Price: Rs. 60.
2. The Holy Quran with translation of the meaning of the Quran in Hindi by Maulana Daud Raz Dehlvi, with simple and authentic commentary for the convenient of the common readers. The translation has been well-received by the readers and thousands of copies sold. Now the fourth edition is in the press. Pages: 1444 Hadiya: Rs. 300.
3. Commentary of Sahih Bukhari in Urdu language written by Maulana Daud Raz Dehlvi. The need to understand Sahih Bukhari more deeply has been felt by Urdu readers since long. It was colossal work to publish a book comprising of 5389 pages and in eight volumes but by the mercy and help of Allah (SWT) and cooperation of our sympathizers we were able to finalize its publication. The hadiya has been subsidized by Markazi Jamiat. Pages: 5389 Hadiya: Rs. 1800 Volumes: 8.
4. Quran Majeed with translation of its meaning in Urdu by Maulana Mohammad Junagadhi with commentary by Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf. It is a well-received translation with short commentary and a unique contribution from Markazi Jamiat. Pages: 1440 Hadiya: 150.
5. Maslae Rafa’ayadain m’a Ameen bil Jeher – Pages: 40.
6. Tauheed Kya Hai – Pages: 48.
7. Mohre Nabuwwat – Pages: 40.
8. Dhaeef wa Maudhu’a Ahadees – 182.
9. Yassarnal Quran – Pages: 48.
10. Sirate Mustaqeem aur Ikhtelafe Ummat – Pages: 324.
11. Khilafat wa Malukiyat ki Tareekhi wa Sharaee Haisiyat – Pages 624.
12. Qabar Parasti ek Haqiqat Pasandana Jaiza – Pages 210.
13. Hayate Sahabah ke Darakshan Pehlu – Pages 507.
These are the books that have been republished. There are also a good number of books that have been newly introduced by the Markazi Jamiat. Here is the list of some of them:
1. Namaze Nabavi – Pages 172.
2. Sue Haram – Pages 366.
3. Haq Prakash bajawab Satyarth Prakash – Pages 299.
4. Turke Islam bajawab Tarke Islam – Pages 210.
5. Dua’t ke Liye Mansooba Saazi aur Waqt ki Ahmiyat – Pages 126.
6. Qayamat ki Nishaniyan – Pages 468.
7. Khwab hai Rasool – 68.
8. Fatawa Sanaiya – Pages 1606 Volumes: 2
9. Islam ki Betiyaan – Pages 600.
10. Aham Deeni Masael – Pages 64.
11. Al Furqaan – Pages 210.
12. Alhizbul Maqbool min Ahadeesir Rasool – Pages 128.
13. Riyazus Saliheen (in Bengali) – Pages 951.
14. Ruyate Hilal – Pages 348.
15. Tehreek Khatme Nabuwwat, Part-III – Pages 620.
16. Tehreek Khatme Nabuwwat, Part-IV – Pages 568.
17. Naqad ke Deeni Usool – Pages 36.
18. Quran Majeed Mu’arra in English.
Attention has been paid on publishing some of the books which were either written or translated by some devoted sympathizers of the Jamiat. These are Kitabul Janaiz (in Arabic) pages: 160 and Nisabe Taleem barae Primary Darjaat (Urdu) pages: 154.
A souvenir on the occasion of Ahle Hadees Conference held in Pakorh, 2004, was also published which has been appreciated by scholars like Allama Mohammad Ishaq Bhatti (Pakistan) and Dr. Bahauddin Mohammad Suleiman (London). This souvenir has glimpses of the history and achievement of the Jamiat along with short biographical articles on former Ameers and Secretaries of the Jamiat and other related informations.
The educational books have been revived with new composing and beautiful cover designs like Chamane Islam Qaieda, part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Due consideration is being taken to avoid the shortage of the books for the convenient of the readers. Every year Maktaba Tarjuman publishes an appealing yearly Islamic Calendar. On some special occasions pamphlets and folders based on Islamic teachings are also published and distributed free of cost.
A directory of madarsas of Ahle Hadees has also been published comprising of 650 pages. It would serve a good reference book for the students of history.
There are some valuable books in waiting for publication. They are going through different publication process and will be out soon, inshaAllha. A few of them are Fatawae Sanaiyya, Fatwa Sheikhul Hadees Obaidullah Rahmani, Fatawa Aiemma fi Nawazil Madalhama, Maqalate Taleemi Seminar ba moqa’ Ulamae Ahle Hadees Convention 2006 and first volume of Tareekhe Ahle Hadees comprising of 670 pages by Dr. Bahauddin Mohammad Sulaiman. Other nine volumes of Tareekhe Ahle Hadees are expected to be published within coming two years.
Firstly, all credits for these achievements and development is to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’la) and after that humble efforts of the office bearers and the sympathizers of the Jamiat is commendable.
Jamiat has been publishing its organ in four languages i.e. monthly journal “The Simple Truth” in English, Al Istiqama in Arabic, Islahe Samaj in Hindi, and fortnightly Jarida Tarjuman in Urdu.
JAMIAT’S DAWAH AND ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES COULD BE SURFED ON INTERNET
The boom of knowledge in the modern world is because of the boon of information technology. The means of communication, prominently internet, has acquired an unimaginable wider scope and made it easier to access the masses. The one who is not utilizing these means is considered to be legged behind and also losing a good opportunity to have an easy approach to a good number of people for propagation of his ideas or selling of his products. No area of work that is related to human kind has escaped utilizing the internet facility today.
The Da’ee-e-haq also should not leg behind in exploiting this boon of the modern era in propagating the truth of Islam. Keeping this in view the Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hind had launched its website in 2004 (www.ahlehadees.org) informing about the aims and objective of the Jamiat. Now the Jamiat has revived it into a whole portal of the Jamiat where readers can acquaint themselves with the activities and achievements of the Jamiat on frequent basis. It will be an easy way to know about the dawah activities of Jamiat in the country and its works related to welfare, educational research, and its publications. It will also serve as a direct means of communication with readers where they could put their queries regarding the activities of the Jamiat and on Islamic issues.
There is also a good news for much of the convenient of the readers who are interested in reading the organs of the Jamiat online. They could do so by just at one click of the mouse. Jamiat has been publishing its organ in four languages i.e. monthly journals The Simple Truth in English, Al Istiqama in Arabic, Islahe Samaj in Hindi; and fortnightly Jarida Tarjuman in Urdu. Now you can also access the online copies our journals completely free.
For the information of the readers and sympathizers of the Jamiat we are presenting introduction and the short history of the Jamiat, the relevant information about the office-bearers at state level, press release issued from time to time, publications of the Jamiat and services rendered and welfare activities organized by it. There is also a news section programmed at the website which is presenting national and zonal news of the activities of the Jamiat which would include the official visits of the General Secretary for da’wa purposes and press conferences organized by the Jamiat.
Another important feature of this website is that it is available in four languages i.e. English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu. Thus it would be easier for a large number of people to understand the ideology of the Jamait.
REFRESHER AND ORIENTATION COURSE
Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Hind needs active and trained teachers/du‘at/muftis and responsible organizers. Morever, it is extending full support to the cause of education. Considering this, the Refresher and Orientation Course for graduates of Madarsas, office bearers of state and district units, dua‘at, muftis, social workers is being organised annually. So that they could be trained in modern concepts of teachings and da‘awah works etc.
JAMIAT AHLE HADEETH CONDEMNS TERRORISM
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind condemns all sorts of Terrorism and terrorists. Islam is the religion of peace. It aims to establish peace. All the organisations that are involved in terrorist acts and destruction of public and private properties in the name of Islam cam not be called Mujahid nor their activities as Jihad.
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth opines that such activities have no Islamic injunctions. Islam forbids abusing the deities of other religions. It forbids its followers to assault the worshipping places of other religions as well.
Academic and Social Activities
Thousands of educational and social institutes and welfare societies, Madarsa, Schools, Colleges, Tibiya Colleges are run by members of this Jamiat. Presently there are Ahle Hadeeth Madarsas in India.
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind had organised a symposium on “Terrorism: A curse in Modern Times” on March 19, 2006 in Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi attended by Maulana Ahmad Bukhari, eminent scholars, religious personalaties and academicians.
Maulana Asghar Imam Mahadi Salafi, the General Secretary, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind said: “Terrorism was the greatest threat to the whole of mankind in the present days. He cautioned the crying need of the hour was that the whole humanity has to rise above individual positions or parties or religions and join hands to curb the evil which was eating vitals of our society which is needed to be addressed on war footing. He clarified that Islam did not permit any kind of terrorism in whichever form it be and, in fact, Islam had the distinction of being peace loving religion and torchbearer for universal brotherhood. He further said that Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth, Hind, having units and territorial establishments all over India, had responded to the call of the time and organized programmes to promote peace and tranquility. He, however, cautioned that certain prejudiced forces were for their dirty designs trying to paint Islam as the fountain of terrorism, which is not only far from the truth but is also highly condemnable by one and all having faith in equality, fair play and justice.
A two day All India ‘Ulama-e- Ahle Hadeeth convention Seminar and Symposium on Education, Madarsas, and Terrorism was organised on July 23-24, 2006 at Ahle Hadeeth Complex, Okhla attended by former prime minister, Mr. V.P. Singh, Mr. Shivraj Patel Union Home Minister, Govt. of India; Mr. E. Ahmad, Minister of State (External Affairs), Mr. Shoib Iqbla, Deputy Speaker, Delhi Assembly; Mr. Imran Qidwai, Chairman AICC Minorities Cell; Syed Athar Delhavi, President Minhajur Rasool, Delhi, Representatives State Unites of jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, eminent scholars, Ulama and freedom fighters Maulana Abdul Qayyum.
Speaking at the Symposium, “Are Madarsas viable seats of Social Service or Breeding Ground of terrorism” the Chief Guest Mr. Shivraj Patel Said: “We believe that Madarsas are seats of Social Service. They are not the center of terrorism.”
Trying to dispel doubts about Madarsas, often accused of being breeding of militancy, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patel Said: “We believe that Madrasas are Seats of Social Service and centers of terrorism. Madarsas, where knowledge of humanism is being imparted and where human values are being taught, could only be termed as “Servants of humanity”, we are not ready to accept that they are the breeding ground of terrorism.” (The Times of India, July 24, 2006)
The symposium was given courage by 56 national dailies and weeklies.
The ‘Ulama’s convention on education was historic one. The ‘Ulama of 28 States presented their treatises on different topics related to education and Madarsas. They were of the view that Madarsas are solid fortresses of the basic education of Islam and centres of Islamic identity. Some topics like teaching Method of Islamic Madarsas; Uniformity of Curriculum in Indian Madarsas; Madarsa Board – Necessity, Importance and Methodology, Characteristics of Islamic Madarsas in Secular State; Importance of Implementation of Counselling System in Madarsas; Role of Teachers in Personality development of students; Teaching problems in Girls Madarsas; Islamic Madarsas – Terrorism and Media; Secular Education in Madarsas and Short Term Professional Courses in Islamic Madarsas were of high standard.
ALL INDIA AHLE HADEETH CONFERENCE
Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth, Hind is planning to celebrate All India Ahle Hadeeth Conference in 2008 in Delhi with full enthusiasm. The Jamiat aims at blending tradition with modernity, presenting history, culture, development, and services rendered in various fields. A number of books, so History of Jama‘ate Ahle Hadeeth, Book on Role of Ahle Hadeeth Salafis in Independent Movement are expected to be released. Jamiat would felicitate its scholars, teachers, Du‘at, Social Scientists for their outstanding performances in various fields.
NAMES OF SUCCESSIVE PRESIDENTS/AMEERS SINCE 1947
(1) Alhaj Muhammad Salih (1944 – 1952);
(2) Maulana Abdul Wahhab Arvi (1972);
(3) Dr. Syed Abdul Hafeez Salafi (1972– 1979);
(4) Maulana Abdul Waheed Salafi (1979- 1989);
(5) Maulana Mukhtar Ahmad Nadvi (1990 – 1997);
(6) Maulana Safiur Rahman Mubarkpuri (1998 -2000);
(7) Hafiz Muhammad Yahya Dehlvi (2000 - )
SUSSESSIVE GENERAL SECRETARIES SINCE 1947
(1) Maulana Sanaullah Amratsari (1906 – 1947)
(2) Hafiz Hamidullah Dehlvi (1947-1950)
(3) Hafiz Muhammad Salih Alijan (1950 – 1956)
(4) Maulana Abdul Jaleel Rahmani (1956– 1960)
(5) Maulana Daud Raz (1960 -1971)
(6) Maulana Abdul Hamid Rahmani (1971– 1975)
(7) Maulana Abdus Salam Rahmani (1975– 1978)
(8) Maulana Ataur Rahman Madani (1978– 1982)
(9) Maulana Aneesur Rahman Azmi (1982– 1985)
(10) Maulana Abdul Wahhab Khilji (1987– 1990)
(Acting G. Secretary)
(11) Maulana Abdul Wahhab Khilji (1990 – 2001)
(12) Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahadi Slafi (2001 - )
ALL INDIA AHLEHADEETH CONFERENCES SINCE 1947
So far 28 All India Ahle Hadeeth Conferences took place since its inception in 1906. However, there were, 4 conferences of All India level since 1947.
1. Nau Garh (Basti) 16 – 19 November, 1961 under the chair of Maulana Abdul Wahhab Arvi.
2. Bangalore 5 – 6 May, 1985 under the chair of Maulana Abdul Waheed Salafi;
3. Mau 14 – 16 April, 1995, under the chair of Maulana Mukhtar Ahmad Nadvi;
4. Pakurh 13 – 15 March 2004, under the chair of Hafiz Muhammad Yahya Delhvi.
A Tanzeemi Convention held on where detailed guidelines on the implementation of Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth’s aims and objects and future programmes had been issued. In order to ensure proper and timely implementation of the programmes with greater transparency, better monitoring, faster implementation and more accountability the same had been widened by including state, district and block level trainings. In this regard almost 20 Organizational training took place across the country in the year 2007.
Maktaba Tarjuman, a publication division of Markazi Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth has reprinted the following books in 2007:
1. Tafseer Ahsanul Bayan (Urdu)
2. Tarjuma Thanaee (Translation of Holy Quran) in Hindi
3. Reyazus Saliheen (Bengali)
4. Bukhari Shareef (Urdu)
5. Chamane Islam (I – IV) several editions
6. Islamic Calendar for 2007 (16000 in numbers) with English/Islamic dates and historical knowledge.
7. History of Jama‘at Ahle Hadeeth Vol I by Dr. Bhauddin has been published and the remaining a volumes would come out in due course of time. Compilation and typing of the same is under way.
8. The Speeches and Treatises presented at Jamaate Ahle Hadeeth Conference at Pakurh in 2004 is about to be printed in a book from. The delay was due to financial strain.
9. Ahle Hadeeths are known for its historical sacrifices and struggle against the colonialist for the sake of the country and faced the brunt of their rage and oppression during independence struggle. A book on the services rendered by Ahle Hadeeths freedom fighters is under preparation. The Markazi Jamiat’s organ “The Simple Truth” would bring special issues on the same in near future.
10. Directory of Indian Libraries having manuscripts / rare books of religious, academic and cultural values as well as farmans of Muslim rulers in India, beneficial to research scholars and intellectuals is under compilation.
11. Directory of Ahle Hadeeth Mosques in India is under preparation to reactivate its religious and cultural activities bringing them under the fold of Markazi Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth.
12. All India Census of Ahle Hadeeth Muslims is vital for mutual cooperation and close coordination. Preparation in this direction is under way. It is expected to have names, addresses and contact Nos of State, district and block level members of Ahle Hadeeth Brothers.
DAWATI PROGRAMMES AND VISITS IN 2007.
Dawati programmes took palce in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Kerala (under the auspices of Nadwatul Mujahedeen, Kerala), Rajasthan, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu and Pondecherry.
State jamiat Ahle Hadeeth of Mumbai organized a seminar on “Independent Movement and Ahle Hadeeth in India” on December 30, 2007.
State Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Tamil Nadu and Pondecherry organised a Conference on “Fikre Akhirat” on27th January, 2007.
Apart from above stated programmes, other Dawati Programmes such as “Ahyae Sunnat Conference” took place on March 17, 2007 at Bartala, “Murabbi Aazam Ka Tarbiyyati Uswah” at Islamic Information Centre, Andheri; Conference on “Protection of Humanity” at Bhivandi, “Deen Rahmat Confernce” at Siddarth Nagar took place where Markazi Jamiat’s representation was visible. The General Secretary, Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahadi Salafi and Deputy General Secretary, Maulana Muqeem Faizi paid dawati visits to Basti, Gonda, Siddarth Nagar, Deoria, Mau, Lucknow, Aligarh, Patna, Coimbtore, Hisur, Umarabad and Pernam Batt etc.
IFTA AND RESEARCH DIVISION
A large number of religious Fatawa issued by the Ifta and Research Division get attention of the scholars and the academicians in the country. Therefore, the Markazi Jamiat has decided to publish them in the form of a book. Apart from the stated Fatawa a number of other books of Fatawa such as “Fatawa Allama Ubaidullah Rahmani Mubrarakpuri”, Al – Fatawa Al – Muhimmah fn Nawazile Al – Mudlahimmah (in Hindi) are ready for print. Morever “Collection of Islamic Laws” compiled and distributed by All India Muslim Personal Law Board, covering Hanafi School of Thought, does not cover others views. After several criticism raised by Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth the Muslim Personal Law Board has given its consent to include the Salafi views on certain issues. Compilation of the same is under way by Ifta and Research Division of Markazi Jamiat.
ALL INDIA REFRESHER COURSE FOR MADARSA TEACHERS, DUAAT, IMAMS AND JURISTS
Markazi Jamiat organizes 10 – days refresher course each year for Madarsa teachers, dua‘at, Imams, and jurists to infuse in them modern approach to teaching, preaching, developing leadership qualities as well as activating their skills. The same was organised on 18 – 26 August 2007 at Ahle Haddeth Complex, New Delhi with 32 participants from across the country, lectured by eminent scholars, lecturers, journalists and dedicated experts of Quran, Hadeeth, media, law, Indian constitution, Ilme Fara‘ez, Education, Seerah, Indian religions, and literature etc. The Refresher Course is organized at different venues each year.
ALL INDIA COMPETITION OF HIFZE WA TAJWEED WA TAFSEERE QURAN
The eighth two – days All India Competition of Hifz, wa Tajweed wa Tafseere – Quran took place in Delhi at Ahle Hadeeth Complex from 7 – 8th July, 2007 with 200 participants from acroos the country.
AL – MA ‘AHAD AL – ‘AALI LIT – TAKHASSUS FID –DARASAT AL – ISLAMIYYAH
Al – M‘aahad al – ‘Aali, with dynamic and devoted teaching staff, established for special courses and higher traning in Tafseer, Hadeeth, Fiqah, Ifta, Islamic culture, Ilme Meerath and training for Shariah Courts, has completed its two years of existence. Its frist batch graduated in 2007. Two of its graduates have been engaged by Markazi Jamiat to take care of monthly “Istiqamat”, deliver Juma Khutba and give their services for organizational activities.
SYED NAZEER HUSSAIN MUHADDITH DEHLVI LIBRARY
Markazi Jamiat has a library by the name of Syed Nazeer Hussain Muhaddith Dehlvi consisting of two thousand books on various subjects. Recently a large number of books have been purchased from the Book Fair.
To catch the views and reader’s attention, media (electro and print media both) adopts cheap gimmicks. A community is harassed, the name of a particular maslak is framed and tarnished in several crimes. A section of media carries fabricated stories. For this reason Markazi Jamiat has established a media cell to check the growing negative influence of the media by issuing press releases, keeping the clippings of news, views (database and documentation) for preservation and reference, filing of newspapers of national and international dailies as well as magazines, writing letters to the editors and calling press conferences on important issues etc.
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Jam‘at Ahle Hadeeth is the organization that moblised public opinion against the Adoption Bill tabled in Parliament in 1972. Adoption is a religious need of Hindus but Islamic Shariah does not approve of it. Ahle Hadeeth across the country along with other like-minded Jam’aats protested against the Adoption Bill. As a result of this, the Government withdrew the Bill in 1978 and Muslims were exempted from the provision of the Bill in 1980.
In 1978 the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High court pronounced a verdict whereby the Government was declared entitled to acquire mosque and graveyards. Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth raised a movement against it. As a result, the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan withdrew these orders to acquire such lands.
In 1986 the Jamat Ahle Hadeeth launched a countrywide campaign against the Supreme Court verdict in the Shah Bano case alongwith other organisations. It was the result of this campaign that at last the Parliament in an extraordinary session adopted the Protection of Muslims Women Bill. This law was enacted to annul the Supreme Court verdict in Shah Bano case.
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind use to send relief and rehabilitation materials to help alleviate the sufferings of the people during riots and natural calamities. Last year the Kosi Flood has caused unbearable damage to people in Bihar, Bengal and Orissa. Jamiat extended its helping hand to victims and provided food, shelter, boats, and other humanitarian aids.
Jamiat has marked an achievement in yet another field. It has prepared a new syllabus for English medium schools and Madarsas covering science, social studies and other secular subjects including Arabic and Islamiat from primary to standard 5th. The books accourding to stated syllabus are being prepared.
In recent past to mould the general Muslim’s mind to implement the provisions of Shariah in individual and family life in letter and spirit, Jamiat got books published on different aspects of Shariah according to Quran and Hadeeth. Jamiat has published “Noble Quran” with English translation. It has offered 550 Holy Quran to India Tourism Development Corp. Ltd. New Delhi for each and every room of Ashoka Hotel and1600 Holy Quran for hotels under its possession all over India. Tafseer Ahasanul Bayan (Urdu translation of Holy Quran); Tarjuma Thana’ee (Hindi Translation of Holy Qura’n) were also printed. Tareekh Khatame Nabawwat in four volumes and History of Jam‘aate Ahle Hadeeth in three volumes by Dr. Bahauddin as well as Directory of Ahle Hadeeth Madaris, Tarjim (Life history) of ‘Ulame-Ahle Hadeeth and Commentary of Sahih Bukhari in Urdu by Maulana Daud Raz were also published. Fatawa Sheikhul Hadith Maulana ‘Ubaidullah Rahmani” is about to be published. Apart from stated publications there are at least 17 previous publications and others are soon to be out. Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth had organised a symposium on “Terrorism: A curse in Modern Times” on March 19, 2006 appealing to crores of justice-loving citizens to join in stopping the elements who were misleading the public opinion for associating terrorism with Islam. Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind condemns all sorts of terrorism and terrorists.
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth. Hind had organised a convetion, seminar and Symposium on Education and Terrorism on July 23-24, 2006 in Delhi and made it clear with that Madarsas are centres of religion and ethical learning. They have nothing to do terrorism. Mr. Shivraj Patel, then Union Home Minister, appreciated the services of Madarsas and its role in nation building during the meet.
The 29th All India Ahle Hadeeth Conference, held in Delhi on 28th October, 2008 reasserted its pledge that we will live in our beloved country India according to the principles of Holy Quran and Sunnah, that is based on universal qualities like Tawheed (Oneness of God), unity of humanity, justice, peace, unity, purity and modesty, gentlemanliness, honesty and rationality and thoughtfulness. We pledge to continue our endeavour to call people, with distinction towards love and amity and wean them away from evil.
Jamait Ahle hadeeth organises the refresher and oriental course for graduates of Madarsas, du‘aat, Islamic workers, Imams, Muftis, and teachers, annually acquainting them with modern concepts of teachings and daawa, etc.
The Jamiat has in recent years introduced a variety of projects to upgrade the quality of Islamic training, Ifta and jurisprudence. For this purpose Al-M‘ahad al-‘Alee lit-takhassus fid-Darasat al-Islamia (Higher Institute with speciality for Islamic Training) was established to provide a quality education bilingual in Arabic and English infusing in them modern approach to teaching, preaching, developing leadership qualities as well as activating their skills.
Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth believes, and rightly believes, that the best way to assure the protection of Islamic Shariah in India is that Muslims get all their disputes solved in strict accordance with the Holy Quran and Sunnah. Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth has a panel of Muftis at headquarter Delhi and state -level- Jamiat in the country to issue fatawa and solve individual and family disputes.
Jamiat has a number of preachers visiting different places striving hard to see that the message of Tawheed, (Oneness of God) Risalat, (Prophethood), Yaumul Akhirat (Day of Judgement) and combating social evils reaches every household. They teach people to shun un-Islamic customs, stop demanding dowry and other useless expenditures. The Muslim women are advised to set an example of purity and humility in hildren in Islamic knowledge and belief as well as ethics.
Jamiat has been publishing its organ monthly Journals in four languages,, “The Simple Truth” in English; (2) Al-Istiqamah in Arabic; (3) Islahe-Samaj (Hindi) and Fortnightly Jareeda Tarjuman in Urdu.
Jamiat Cooperates with other Jam’aats, Organisations and NGOs to serve Islam, humanity, minorities and the country.