Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema Reprimands Those ‘Stoking Sectarian Divisions’ in J&K

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Srinagar, Jul 24: Muttahida Majlis Ulema, the apex body of Islamic scholars and preachers in Kashmir, on Sunday convened a meeting under the auspices of one of its founding members, and renowned religious scholar Moulana Muhammad Rehmatullah Mir Al Qasmi – Chief Rector of Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, here.

Among the leading muftis and scholars who participated in the meeting included Mufti Abdul Rasheed Miftahi, senior religious scholar Moulana Bashir Ahmad Al Qasimi, Mufti Nisar Ahmad Al Qasimi, Mufti Ijaz Ul Hassan Banday, Mufti Irshad Ahmad Qasmi, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Moulana Fayaz Ahmed, Qari Muhammad Aslam Raheemi, and Moulana M S Rehman Shams besides many others.

“The participants expressed strong reaction against the recent ‘negative activities’ of some individuals ‘aimed at creating sectarian divisions’ in Jammu and Kashmir”, reads a statement.

“The meeting rejected such actions and activities of accusations and counter-accusations between the two sects of Ahlus Sunnat Wal Jamaat in Kashmir, saying that Kashmir and its people cannot afford and allow such irresponsible attempts nor can any individual or party be allowed to commit insolence and misdemeanors of the great Muslim scholars”, reads the statement.

The participants, as per the statement, said that in the context of the current situation, the meeting and discussion among all the responsible scholars of all schools of thought was inevitable and the need of the hour.

“The MMU proposed that the Majlis-e-Ulema shall convene a consultative meeting on Thursday, 28 July 2022, during which a common action plan and strategy shall be compiled, and the scholars and preachers of all schools of thought would be bound to strictly adhere to it”, reads the statement.

“The meeting stressed mutual unity and harmony in view of the serious local and external situation and appealed to the people to keep an eye on the activities of anti-Islam and anti-unity elements and to be vigilant against their negative activities”, it reads further.

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