FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Jan 1: Islamic Fiqhi Academy (IFA), India, is going to organize its 25th Fiqhi Semir in Badarpur from February 6. The semir will be a 3 day event in which renowned Islamic scholars from various parts of the country will discuss Islamic jurisprudence and its role in today’s society. Maula yeem Uddin Choudhury, secretary of the reception committee of the event, informed media-persons in a press briefing held recently that IFA is organizing the event for the first time in northeast. The event will be held in the premises of Al-JamIatul Arabiatul Islamia in Badarpur.
Maula Atique Ahmed Bostawi, secretary, IFA, said that the semir is being organized to guide the Muslim community regarding how to maintain good relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. He further said that Islam stands for peace and tolerance. Though there is no doubt that the present era has brought multi-dimensiol changes in the societies that have created new problems and thrown up newer challenges, but people should believe in peace. Sympathy towards Muslims and non-Muslims, fulfilling obligations towards the weak and the needful are part of Islam. Islam stands for world peace.
Maula added to say, ‘Islam teaches us to take actions against those who want to disturb peace and commul harmony. Establishing world peace is part of Islamic teachings and responsibilities of the Muslims. But Muslims alone do not have enough authority today to accomplish this work rather a combined effort from every section of the society in this regard is the need of the hour. Peace can only be established when terror in any form will end, he added.
Speaking about IFA, Maula Atique Ahmed Bostawi said the academy has engaged itself in many ways to solve the issues plaguing the people and the society. The Academy is serving the Muslim community by guiding them in regard to Islamic jurisprudence. Scholars and leading citizens from many countries have praised IFA for the initiative taken by the Academy. He further informed that around 200 distinguished scholars from India and abroad will participate in the event and present papers on many issues including Relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, World Peace and establishment of humanity among others. More than 6 lakh people are expected to visit the event.
On being asked if the event has any political motive considering the ensuing assembly polls, Maula Atique Ahmed Bostawi said that it is a purely academic event and not inspired or supported by any political organization.