All Karachi Bainul Madaris Speech contest
KARACHI, July 28: A madrassa student, who argued that matters
already outlined in Islam do not require further debate, has won Rs 125,000 as
first prize in the Majlis-e-Sutul Islam All Karachi Bainul Madaris Speech
Around 400 students from 150 madrassas participated of which 19
made it to the final round. Gulshan-e-Maymar Jamiatur Rasheed student Attaur
Rehman, who secured the first prize, spoke on "Bainul mazahib mukalma and its
Islamic interpretation". The crux of his argument was that those matters which
had already been outlined by Islam did not require further debate. However,
practices common among all religions could be discussed, except halal and
Jamia Hanfia Orangi Town student Ahmed Shah Baloch secured the
second prize of Rs 80,000. He spoke on the extent of personal opinion in Islam.
Our religion allows freedom of expression; however, this idea has been
unfavorably projected by Europe. Our opinions should be according to Islamic
principles, he argued.
Jamia Islamia student Hasan Dayar was awarded the
third prize of Rs 60,000.He spoke on the causes and solution to sectarian
violence by arguing that our citizens must stop accusing each other to prevent
misunderstandings and disagreements.
Majlis-e Sutul Islam is an
organization of young ulema, with its head office at Jamia Islamia, Clifton.
This mosque was founded five years ago by Mufti Abu Huraira Mohiuddin, who is
now its chairman, and Mufti Abuzar who is the general secretary
mosque's information secretary Jamilur Rehman Farooqui said that the
purpose of holding such a competition was to create enthusiasm among students
for social development and to deny western allegations against Islam.
This competition, which began Thursday night, continued till Fajr Friday
morning. It was judged by Maulana Mufti Hasan Jan from the Peshawar Madaris
Imdadul Uloom, Prof. Dr Saad Siddiqui from Punjab University Lahore, Turbat
Jamiatul Rahseed Maulana Ihtishamul Hasan and Khairpur Mazharul Uloom's Mufti
The chief guest for the event was Shaykh-ul-Hadis, Maulana Sher
Ali Shah of Jamia Huqqania, Akora Khattak. He was once a teacher of Osama bin
Laden and Mullah Omar. "Today, some people say that the basis of Pakistan was
secularism," said Maulana Shah. "This is absolutely wrong. In reality, Pakistan
came into existence in the name of Islam, because for the creation of this
country, thousands of Muslims were martyred by Hindus and Sikhs. All these
sacrifices by the Muslims were not made for secularism. This country is not for
dacoits, robbers, and thieves. It was made for Muslims, and if we wish to
maintain the foundation of this country, we must struggle for an Islamic
He went on to say that it was their right to demand the
implementation of an Islamic system in Pakistan, because even after 60 years,
Pakistan is still deprived of such a system. Daily times
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