Delegation of Sufi Scholars calls on PM

Published By : Admin | August 27, 2015 | 20:23 IST
A delegation of 40 Sufi Scholars meets PM Narendra Modi
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Muslim community in India can take maximum advantage of skill development schemes: PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the ideology propounded by Sufi saints is an integral part of Indian ethos, and has contributed significantly to the creation of a pluralistic, multi-cultural society in India. In his remarks during a meeting with a delegation of 40 Barelvi Sufi Scholars from various parts of the country this evening, the Prime Minister said that forces of extremism are attempting to weaken the Sufi ideology today. He added that it is essential for Sufi saints and scholars to counter these forces through various avenues including on social media, so that the ideology of extremism does not take root in India. The Prime Minister said that the tradition of Sufism has kept evil at bay, wherever it has continued to flourish.



He exhorted the Muslim community in India to take maximum advantage of the skill development schemes and programmes being initiated by the Union Government. He assured the delegation that issues of Waqf property raised by the members would be looked into. He said Sufi culture and music should be suitably promoted in each State.

Earlier, during the course of their interaction with the Prime Minister, members of the delegation stated that Islam does not preach hatred or extremism. Expressing concern that certain forces do not wish the Muslim community of India to keep good relations with the Prime Minister, they said that so far, the divisive politics of vote-banks has resulted in the Muslim community interacting with the Government only through intermediaries; but now they want the Prime Minister to establish direct contact with the people of India, including the Muslims. They urged the Prime Minister to work towards development of people which is irrespective of caste, community or religion.

The delegation members said that the spread of terrorism in the name of Islam, represents a danger to peace all over the world, and there is urgent need to take action to marginalize the forces which are promoting "Jihad" for social, economic or political considerations. They added that there is need to spread awareness among the Muslim community that organizations such as the ISIS and Al-Qaeda, do NOT represent the path of Islam.

The members also gave several suggestions for the promotion of Sufi thought and culture in India. They suggested the creation of a "Sufi circuit" to promote tourism, and steps for the rejuvenation of Sufi shrines and sites in India.

The delegation members included: 

• Hazrat Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhowchhwi, President and Founder of the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB)

• Hazrat Syed Jalaluddin Ashraf, Chairman, Makhdoom Ashraf Mission, Kolkata

• Hazrat Syed Ahmed Nizami, Sajjada Nashin, Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, New Delhi

• Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed Musliar, General Secretary, All India Muslim Scholars Association

• Hazrat Syed Mehndi Chishty, functionary of the Dargah-e-Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty, Ajmer Sharif

• Janab Nesar Ahmed, Educationist

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Praising cricketer Mohammed Shami, PM Modi said, "Amroha is the place that has given us India's Top performer in the Cricket World Cup, Mohammed Shami." He added that Mohammed Shami has also received the Arjuna Award. He said that for the same there is also going to be a stadium built for the youth of Amroha.

Speaking on the constant state of underdevelopment facilitated by the I.N.D.I alliance, PM Modi said, "Where BJP possesses the vision to make India and it's villages developed the I.N.D.I alliance aims to keep the villages underdeveloped." He added, "Despite being close to Delhi NCR, Amroha and its garment industry couldn't derive the benefits for several decades." He added that today UP possesses modern airports facilitating robust connectivity.

Lamenting previous governments of betraying the trust of SC-ST-OBC, PM Modi said, "Previous governments have only betrayed the trust of SC-ST-OBC." He added, "In the last decade we have fulfilled the dream and vision of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Jyotiba Phule & Chaudhary Charan Singh in enabling last-mile reach of developmental benefits to all." He added, "Our government enforced the ban of 'Triple Talaq' truly empowering our Muslim Sisters."

Elaborating on how Congress-SP-BSP have ignored the Kisan of Amroha, PM Modi said, "Congress-SP-BSP have ignored the Kisan of Amroha." He added that through various initiatives like PM-KISAN and a record rise in MSPs we have pioneered the prosperity and empowerment of all farmers, especially the sugarcane farmers through 'Sugar Mills'. He added that today UP has easy access to Urea and there is 'Mango Pack House' to enable the processing of local mangoes.

Highlighting the I.N.D.I alliance's tendency on seeking votes on 'Corruption, Appeasement & Dyansty', PM Modi said, I.N.D.I alliance seeks Votes on 'Corruption, Appeasement & Dyansty'. He added, "I.N.D.I alliance only attacks 'Sanatana' and were also against the Pran-Pratishtha of Shri Ram. He said, "The politics of I.N.D.I alliance even made them go against the Tigri Mela of Amroha." He also said that when I prayed in Dwarka below the sea, Congress' Yuvraj said that there is nothing worth praying for under the sea and such is their tendency of insulting 'Sanatana'.

Speaking on the politics of appeasement, PM Modi said, "Politics of appeasement has always engulfed 'Western UP' in riots." He added, "People will not forget the 'Gunda Raj' before the advent of the BJP government in UP. He added, "The BJP government in UP has enabled the robust protection of our Mothers-Daughters-Sisters of UP."

In conclusion, PM Modi said that 26th April is the day of importance and an opportunity to discard the the bad policies of I.N.D.I alliance and to vote for the bright future of India. PM Modi thanked Amroha for the large turnout and sought their support and blessings for the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.