New Delhi: There is an ambiance of religious proscribe in the Islamic World due to Saudi regime’s use of holy places Mecca and Madinah in its dirty politics. This was the crux came out in the one day conference on politicization of holy places in Saudi Arabia. All India Tanzeem Ulama e Islam (AITUI) called the conference.
The Conference was co organised with ‘Global Campaign to End Saudi politicization of Holy Places’. There was a huge crowd in Ghalib Academy in Hazrat Nizamuddin area of Delhi to listen the clerics and scholar on the issue. Founder President of the organisation AITUI, Mufti Ashfaq Hussain Quadri called Saudi regime a rogue. “As AlSauds captured the holy land of Hijaz, Saudi Arabian regime is using the holy places as political tool. They find Harmain (Holy Land) and Haj a diplomatic tool and wish to control the Islamic World by using it. We do and will reproach the act” Mufti said. He said that Indian Hajis will not bear the interference in the Haj Policies. President of 1 million scholars and the people, AITUI urged Indian youth to reproach the Saudi regime for its using of holy places as political contrivance. “Saudi Arabia uses its oversight of the Haj to bolster its standing in the Muslim world—and to spite its foes.” Mufti stated. He also urged to Government of India to not to be trapped to send women Hajis without Mehram (male guardian) as this is nothing but a face saving move.
Use of Harmain is un Islamic- Javed Naqshband
Founder President and the main speaker of the program challenged the legitimacy of Saudi Arabian authority in the religious affairs. He pointed out the position of Islam and International law on banning the worshipping rights. “It is unholy and Unislamic to use holy places for the political motives. You see how they are banning the different citizen across the globe on the politice spite while Haj belongs to Islam not to AlSauds. Mutawa police (religious police) is hell and they misbehave with every other different sect Muslims.. Indian Hajis are the real victim with the deployment of these mucky people. You may be a political rival but cannot ban to perform fifth scared duty of Islam” Naqshbandi said.
AlSauds mind it a political tool- Shahid Pradhan
Political thinker and scholar Shahid Pradhan said that Saudis are misusing the holy places for the political goals. “They (AlSauds) play and inflame with Muslim Worlds feeling. Haj is being used to propagate for its Wahabi theology. They insult non Wahabi performers and use Haj as a political implement.” He said. “Harmain (Holy Places) belong to Muslim community not to AlSaud regime. It must be controlled, regulate and taken care by Organisation of Islamic Countries or similar Islamic consortium. That will stop them to access holy places as opinionated contrivance.” Pradhan said.
Photo Caption- All India Tanzeem Ulama e Islam President Mufti Ashfaq Hussain Quadri speaking in the conference and the attendees.