Markazi Jamiat Ahel Hadeeth’s Board of Councellors met in an important session on May 27, 2012 at Ahle Hadeeth Complex, Okhla New Delhi at 10.15 A.M. The session was chaired by Hafiz Muhammad Yahaya Dehlavi (Ameer Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth) and attended by Board of Councellors from 22 Indian States and Union Territories.
The meeting started with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Hafiz Abdul Qayyum Sahab (General Secretary, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Andhra Pradesh unit). Earlier the agenda of the meeting was circulated to honourary members of the Board. Following the agenda, minutes of the last meeting of Board of Councellors were read and confirmed. The General Secretary, Maulana Asghar Imam Mahadi Salafi presented the 5 Years Report of Jamiat activities and action taken reports on various projects. The house appreciated the same and moved forward to another agenda- Selection of Electoral Body.
The Electoral Body, comprising of Dr. Sayyed Abdul Haleem (Ameer, Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Bihar), Maulana Ghulam Rasool Malik (Ameer, Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Jammu and Kashmir) and Mr. Wakeel Parvez (Ameer, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Nagpur) was formed to elect the new office bearers. Dr. Sayyed Abdul Haleem (as a leader of Electoral Body) announced the procedure of election and asked the members to inculcate true belief in the Almighty Allah and develop in themselves the sense of accountability before Him. Everyone has a different way of thinking, acting and being which is what differentiates us from matchines. Can you imagine a planet where every one would think and behave in the same manner? How would then new ideas emerge? How would there be any creativity or innovation? He further requested the members to cast their votes without any fear and favour and maintain peace and discipline. He also urged them to pledge not to discriminate any body and to persuade their followers not to do so. Then he announced the procedure of the election. The Board of Councellors expressed their willingness to lend their support to the procedure.
However, Maulana Muqeem Faizi (Mumbai), Hakeem Maulana Ajmal Khan (Haryana) and Hafiz Sulaiman (Meeruth) brought some suggestions. But Board of Councellors discarded for they were unconstitutional and immoral. This could have disastrous consequences for the famed discipline of the Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind. However, it was a democratic way in which everyone is given right to speak his mind.
Proceeding further, Dr. Abdul Haleem announced to place before a name or names for the honourable post of Ameer.
Maulana Sheikh A’nul Bari A’liyavi (Ameer, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, W.Bengal) proposed the name of Hafiz Muhammad Yahaya Dehlavi for this post which was supported by numerous Ameers of State Units. The Board of Councellors gave their standing support and approval in favour of proposed name. The Electoral Body asked the audience if there was any other name or names against Hafiz Muhammad Yahaya’s candidature. Surprisingly no any name appeared opposing him. Therefore his name was announced as an elected Ameer of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth for another 5year-term.
Dr. Abdul Haleem (leader of Electoral Body) announced to propose a name or names for the post of General Secretary. Maulana Khursheed Alam Madani (Deputy Ameer, Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Bihar) proposed the name of Maulana Asghar Imam Mahadi Salafi supported by numerous Board of Councellors. Inspite of several announcements, no any name appeared opposing his name. So he was declared an elected General Secretary. The same procedure was followed in case of Mr. Wakeel Parvez for Treasurership. No any name appeared against him. So he was elected as a treasurer for a period of 5-years. They all had not faced any opposition from any section of the Councellors.
After the election was over, some Councellors advised the new office-bearers to be firmly committed to maintain peace, discipline and close cooperation with each other. The office bearers cannot function if it has to answer to each noise maker which seeks action on mere allegations. It is immoral to have strange relation with office-bearers or make unfounded allegations against them or accuse each other.
Responding to Councellors comments the new office bearers promised to abide by the Jamiat’s Constitution having the sense of accountability to Allah. They further said: “As we celebrate the re-trusted new administration of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind, our hearts call out for re-conciliation and unity, not hate and disunity. We are one in all respects and are in need to be treated with respect. We seekers of harmony and unity should get organized in order to checkmate the hate-mongers. It is high time that all of us join hands, irrespective of our ideological differences and take up the task of keeping unity among ourselves, serving Islam by following Quran and Sunnah and Tawheed.
Maulana Asghar Imam Mahadi Salafi asserted his vision of Jamaat for next 5-years which was approved by Board of Councellers.
(1) The Jamaat will organize various academic, dawati, social and other programmes including symposia, seminars, public addresses and door-to-door public contacts to highlight the different aspects of Islam and present it as a viable alternative to material based life. This dawati work will be organized through various zones in the country.
(2) To re-activate the various committees of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Hind, fixing a duration and specifice responsibilities for accountable persons;
(3) To form a special Committee to express Jamaat’s views on religious, national, and international matters.
(4) To explore means by expanding the endowment to strengthen the financial position of Jamaat
(5) Construction of multi-story buildings for Jamaat’s departmental offices including an auditorium at Ahle Hadeeth Complex, Okhla.
(6) Establishment of Technical Institute under the umbrella of Jamiat
(7) To form a legal cell to look after the matters of Muslim Youths accused and arrested as a terrorists.
(8) Establishment of a planning Committee for publication of Dawati literature
(9) To set up a special Committee making endeavours for organizing All India Ahle Hadeeth Conferences.
On this occasion a fund raising appeal was made to strengthen the financial position of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth. Following it some philanthropists came forward by donating generously. There was a complete transparency, impartiality and constitutional adherence in the office-bearer’s election.
Before closing the magnificent meeting a 30 point resolutions were adopted covering the national, international, social, human welfare and community development affairs.
Expressing concern at the rampant social evils, the Board stated that the root cause of all evils prevailing in the country specially in the Muslim society is the moving away from religious teachings. Islamic teachings are the only solutions of all social, political, economic, religious and moral problems.
The Board appreciated the “Adalatus-Sahaba” Conference organized by Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth and graced by Dr. Saud Bin Ibrahim Ash-Shuraim, Imam of Kaaba Mosque at Makkah.
Concern was also expressed over the Supreme courts approval and justification of live in relationship between man and woman i.e living together without marriage.
At the same time homosexuality was described as dangerous for society and it should be banned through a legal amendment. The Board asserted that Muslims need to get reservation not as a minority but as a Muslim Community even if Central Government has to amend the Constitution for this purpose.
The Board of Concellors called on the UN, UNESCO and other organizations to prevent Israel from carrying out its plans to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque and confiscate its endowment. The Board also demanded the Israeli settlement policy, which targets the existence of the Palestinian people by confiscating their houses and lands and expelling them from their country.
The Board expressed serious concern on the continued arrests of Muslim youths in the name of counter-terror operations, demanded the government to stop the whole ongoing act of injustice and release all innocent persons immediately and give them reasonable compensation.
The Board stressed that the decisions taken in the All India Muslim Personal law Board represented the opinion of all Indian Muslims. Jamaat Ahle Hadeeth supports the decision and laments the Muslim Personal Law Board for ignoring the Markazi Jamiat.
The Board strongly condemned the act of desecrating the Holy Quran by the American pastor Terry Jones. Terry Tones has again hurt the whole Muslim community by burning the holy scripture of the Holy Quran and the silence of the US administration is a tragic. It is the appeal of all Indian Muslims and justice loving Indian people that the US government should stop its frenzied persons from committing such immoral sacrilegious acts and should give exemplary punishment to such persons.
Other resolutions adopted by the Board included a call for the implementation of Sachar Committee and Mishra Commission recommendations for social and educational progress of Muslims at the earliest, investigation of Batla House encounter, impartial inquiries into terrorist and bomb blast cases and making the local administration accountable in case of communal riots, exempting religious institutions and organizations and places of worship from Direct tax Bill etc. etc.
The Meeting offered condolences to the millat, Salafi brothers and families of prominent leaders of the community who passed away recently and prayed for the souls, especially Janab Ghalib Yamani, President Jamiatul Moflihat, Hyderabad; Maulana Abdus Salam Rahmani Tayyabpuri, Dr. Javed Azam, President of Jamia Salafia Banaras, Maulana Abdul Hakeem Majaz Azami, last flag bearer of Darul Hadeeth Rahmani, Delhi; Janab Shawkat Ahmad Shah, Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Jammu and Kashmir, and member of working Committee and Councellors Committee of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Hind, Janab Muhammad Yunus Arshad Balrampuri, well-known writer of Jamaat and member of Markazi Jamiat’s Board of Councellors; Maulana Abdur Rahman, General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Assam unit; Maulana Abdullah Gurdaspuri, father of Dr. Bahauddin (Jamaat historian); Wife of Maulana Abdul Quddus Athar Naqvi. and
The, members who attended the Board of Councillors meeting, described the election very fair and impartial and who discarded the proposals as well as suggestions of Maulana Muqeem Faizi (Mumbai), Hakeem Maulana Ajmal Khan (Haryana) and Hafiz Sulaiman Meerathi unconstitutional and immoral were;
Maulana Abdullah Madani Hyderabadi (Ameer Jamiate Ahle Hadeeth Tamil Nadu and Goa); Maulana Aqeel Akhtar Makki (General Secretary, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Jharkhand); Maulana Abu Rizwan Muhammadi (General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Maharastra); Maulana Saif Ahmad Madani (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Andhra Pradesh); Maulana Abdul Quddus Umari (Ameer, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Madhya Pradesh); Maulana Shahabuddin Madni (Ameer, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Eastern UP); Maulana Khursheed Alam Madani (Deputy Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Bihar); Maulana Hameedullah Salafi (General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Mumbai); Mualana Maqsoodur Rahman Madani (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Assam); Hafiz Abdul Qayyum (General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Andhra Pradesh); Maulana Khalid Makki (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Orissa); Muhammad Shuaib Ansari (General Secretary, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Orissa); Dr. Syed Abdul Haleem (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Bihar); Maulana Muhammad Ali Madani (General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Bihar); Maulana Ghoulam Rasool Malik (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Jammu and Kashmir); Abdru Rahman Batt, (General Secretary Jamaiat Ahle Hadeeth Jammu and Kashimr); Maulana Abd Shaeqee (Ameer Jamiat Ahle hadeeth, Jharkhand); Dr. Abdud Dayyan Ansari (G. Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Punjab); Maulana Mahmoodul Hasan Faizi (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Delhi); Abdur Rahman Khilji (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Rajasthan); Mr. Abdul Hafeez (General Secetary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Rajasthan); Maulana Zubair Ahmad Madani (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth (Karnatak and Goa); Muhammad Aslam Khan (G. Secretary, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Karnatak and Goa); Abdur Rahman Salafi (General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth (Nadvatul Mujahedeen, Kerala); Hafiz Mahmud Salafi (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Gujarat); Maulana Muhammad Shuaib Maiman Jonagadhi (General Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Gujarat); Abdus Samad Suz (G. Secretary, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Eastern UP)); Sheikh Ainul Bari Aliyawi, (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, W.Bengal); Maulana Sajjad Husain (G. Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth (W. Bengal); Maulana Muhammad Sulaiman Meerathi (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth W. UP); Maulana Muhammad Haroon Sanabli (G. Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth W. UP); Maulana Abdus Salam Salfi (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, (Mumbai); Maulana Hameddullah Salafi (G. secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Mumbai); Dr. Saeed Ahmad Faizi (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Maharashtra); Maulana Abu Rizwan Muhammadi (G. Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Maharastht); Maulana Muhammad Israil Nadvi (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Haryana); Maulana Aseeruddin Salafi (G. Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Haryana); Mr. T. Hamza (Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Indman and Nicobar); Abdus Salam (Ameer, Jamiat Ahel Hadeeth Chhatis Garh); Qazi Adnan (G. Secretary Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Chhatis Garh).