In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), an umbrella body of social, religious and educational organizations, has extended heartfelt congratulations to the Muslim world, including the Muslims of Kashmir, on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the MMU on behalf of its all respected members, especially its illegally detained chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest since 5 August 2019, congratulated the Muslim Ummah and said Ramadan is actually a month of fasting, self-purification, worship, piety and service to the people. This is a golden opportunity to get closer to Allah, it said.
The MMU said Ramadan is also a month of self-sacrifice and sympathy and its message of building the ‘spirit and character’ needs to be spread as much as possible throughout this month. “This holy month also teaches us to reach out to the poor and backward sections of the society,” it added.
Meanwhile, the MMU demanded release of the Mirwaiz and expressed deep concern over the fact that due to his unjustified and illegal detention for the last three years, his entire activities – religious, dawah and social activities – have been suspended, which is not only tantamount to hurting the feelings and sentiments of the Kashmiri people but also this attitude of the authorities is extremely painful and regrettable.
The MMU hoped that in view of the holy month of Ramadan, the unjustified detention of the Mirwaiz would be ended immediately so that he could carry out his da’wah and reform programmes peacefully by resuming his official duties as in the past.
It should be noted that the members of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema include Anjuman Auqaf, Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, Mufti Azam’s Muslim Personal Law Board, Darul Uloom Rahimiyah Bandipora, Anjuman Shari Shiaan, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Jamaat-e-Islami, Karwaan-e-Islami, Darul Uloom Syed Mursaleen, Anjuman Ulema Wa Aima Masaajid, Welfare Trust Welfare Society Islamabad, Ittehad-e-Muslimeen, Anjuman Himaayat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Tabligh-ul-Islam, Jamiat-e-Hamdaniya, Anjuman Ulema-e-Ahnaf, Dar-ul-Uloom Qasmia, Darul Uloom Bilalia, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Mazhar-ul-Haq, Jamiat Al Imam Wa Ulema, Anjuman Imam Wa Mashaaikh Kashmir, Darul Uloom Naqshbandiyya, Darul Uloom Rasheediya, Ahlul Bayt Foundation, Madrasa Kanz-ul-Uloom Al-Makatab, Muhammadi Trust, Anjuman Anwar-ul-Islam, Karwaan Khatm-e-Nabuwwat and other contemporary religious, social and educational associations.
Meanwhile, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement in Srinagar also congratulated the Muslim world on arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.—KMS