New Delhi: The Jama Masjid
United Forum (JMUF) is organising an international conference
against terrorism later this month, with the aim to dispel notions
linking terrorism to Islam.
about the conference was made by JMUF president Syed Yahya Bukhari
and Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal at a function
organised here to emphasise the "right understanding of Islam"
amongst the general public.
increasing scourge of terrorism, it is high time we all think often
of the means to try and eradicate the menace of terrorism from the
face of the earth," Sibal said.
JMUF, an NGO set
up by the 12th Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Maulana Syed Abdulla
Bukhari in 2007, said that the conference - second of its kind -
would be held Oct 27 at the Oberoi Hotel and is likely to be
attended by national leaders, religious heads and luminaries from
across the globe.
has historically remained central to the Muslim polity in India.
Indian Muslims look up to it for guidance in matters of
socio-political importance as well as in matters that concern the
Ummah (the Muslim community) as a whole. Therefore, for quite some
time, Jama Masjid-Delhi, has been contemplating an initiative to
understand and approach the problem in a wider context beyond merely
condemning it," Bukhari said.
He added that
there was a need to spread awareness of the fact that Islam and
terrorism are irreconcilable and that Islam is opposed to the
concept of terrorism.