Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) Shining Light for Generations to Come: Mirwaiz



MirwaizTerming Jammu Kashmir an example of sectarian and religious brotherhood, Mutahida Majlis Ulema chief and Hurriyat (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday paid glowing tributes to the Ulema and scholars  for their religious contributions and said Islam is a religion that promotes  brotherhood and respect for humanity, a statement issued by MMU here read.

Mirwaiz said that for the Muslims of today only the path of Quran and Sunnah which Ulema, Awlia and religious scholars have been advocating over centuries can lead them to progress and prosperity.

Addressing Imam-e-Azam Conference Organised by Mohsin Alameen International Jammu Kashmir in Srinagar in which prominent Ulema, religious scholars and intellectuals were present in large numbers, Mirwaiz said it was the collective responsibility of the Ulema to dispatch their religious duties with honesty and not evoke sectarian passions, which could create sectarian and communal tensions in the region.

Calling for character building among the youth, he said the primary responsibility of the Ulema should be to prepare youngsters mentally and stop them from taking the path of moral degradation, waywardness and un-islamic behavior, which were the main reasons of the youth drifting from the true message of Islam and morality. Mirwaz said our beloved Prophet (SAW) has clearly stated that “best among us is one who possesses upright character and best manners.”

Calling the contributions of Imam Abu Hanifa toward Fiqah and Islamic jurisprudence as a shining light for the generations to come, he said Imam Azam spent his entire life making efforts  for the  understanding of religion to the common masses easy and gave them the credit for the clarity of thought on Fiqah and religion today. Mirwaiz said that Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) was the 1st of the Imams to advocate the use of “reason” in the consideration of religious questions based on the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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