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Islamic Fraternity invites renowned scholars to valley

Srinagar, Oct 28: Renowned Islamic scholars and Peace TV speakers Dr Yehya Alvi (USA), Dr Shuaib Sayyed (Mumbai), and Sheikh Dr Shamim Fauzi visited Kashmir during the last few days.

The scholars were invited by Muhammad Aamir, president Islamic Fraternity and chairman of Islamic Global School.

In this regard, the Islamic Fraternity had scheduled a list of programs to be held at various places across the valley.

As per the program, the Annual Day of Islamic Global School was to be celebrated on October 23 at Convocation Complex, the University of Kashmir which was canceled due to ill-circumstances in the valley.

The program at Jamia Masjid-e-Abu Bakar at Padshahi Bagh Srinagar on October 24 was also cancelled due to prevailing political situation.

“However, the programs at historic Bazar Masjid and Bohri Kadal Srinagar on October 25, at Hanafi Eidgah Anantnag and Government Medical College Boys Hostel Srinagar on October 26, and at Jamia Masjid Government Medical College Karan Nagar on October 27 were held,” a spokesperson of the IF said in a statement.

In the programs, the spokesperson said, Dr Yehya Alvi, Dr Shuaib Sayyed, Sheikh Dr Shamim Fauzi, Muhammad Aamir, Sheeraz ur Rehmaan Al Qaasmi and Moulana Sheikh Farooq (Nazim Bazmi Tawheed Ahle Hadith) spoke about various topics of Islam and deliberated on the evils and challenges confronting our society. They suggested remedies in the light of Islamic teachings to overcome such challenges.

Majlis-e-Mutahidda Ulema chief and APHC chairman Dr Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Umar Farooq, who was invited as the Guest of Honour on the occasion, could not attend the event as he was kept under house detention by authorities. However, the written speech of Mirwaiz was presented by Hafiz Ghulam Muhammad before the participants.

Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir in his message said it was his deep desire to participate in the program but due to house detention couldn’t attend the event. He extended good wishes to the scholars present and highlighted the importance of Daawat-o-Tabligh in Islam.

Mirwaiz also stressed upon scholars to utilize the latest media technology to propagate the message of Islam across the world.

On the occasion, Muhammad Aamir condemned the house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and criticized authorities for barring Mirwaiz from addressing a purely religious gathering at Bazar Masjid. The Islamic Fraternity chairman also denounced the continuous house detention of Syed Ali Geelani and other leaders.

At the end of the event, Muhammad Aamir thanked the guests and participants.