BAREILLY: Opposing the Centre’s implementation of Uniform Civil Code, clerics of one of the most revered Barelvi school have said that lawyers from across the country will attend the three-day Urs-e-Razvi to make Muslims aware of their constitutional right to protect Shariat.
Spokesperson of the Dargah Aala Hazrat, Mufti Mohammed Saleem Noori said, “We have decided to conduct two events —’Tahaffuz-e-Shariat’ (security of Shariat) and ‘Tahaffuz-e-Huqooq-e-Muslim’ (protection of Muslims’ right) — on November 25. This is the first time that we are inviting lawyers at these two events which are meant only for 200 clerics. Renowned lawyers having knowledge of Shariat will be invited in the programmes.”
The impetus behind these events is that lawyers and clerics should come together and make a plan on how to protect Shariat and create awareness about the rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution to follow any religion and culture of their choice. “We will prepare a plan to safeguard our Shariat without violating the laws laid down under the Constitution. The Centre wants to implement uniform civil code in the country but if it is enforced, the special rights given to minorities will come to an end. We may later seek support from other minority communities who after Muslims will be targeted by the government later,” said Noori.
The clerics have also mentioned both events on their official posters which are being distributed among the followers of the seminary across the world. Besides, the clerics have decided to send an invitation to nearly 15 prominent lawyers of the country having expertise of Shariat. Ever since the Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and demanded abolition of triple talaq and announced that it wants to enforce uniform civil code in the country, the clerics associated with Dargah Ala Hazrat have been running a campaign to oppose the decision. In their posters of Urs-e-Razvi, Hazrat Subhan Raza Khan alias Subhani Miyan who is chairperson of the seminary has appealed to followers to not let matters related to Muslim Personal Law reach court. Subhani Miyan has appealed to followers that any matter relating to marriage and divorce should be solved at home instead of going to court.
The 98th Urs-e-Razvi, death anniversary of Mujadid Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qadri, founder of the Barelvi school of Islamic theology, will be observed here from November 24 to 26. The annual event is attended by lakhs of followers from across the world.