Bangalore: “Masajids should be used as centres to seek solutions and guidance for the ailing humanity. They must be evolved as centres for education. Despite a network of Masjids, the Muslim community is far behind in education. Poverty can be alleviated by Masjids. Every Masjid should solve the problems of the surrounding population”, said Muhammad Abdullah Javed, president, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Karnataka while presiding over a meeting of Masajid Council, Karnataka on 29 April 2012 at BIFT Hall, Bangalore. Management representatives of several Masjids from all over Karnataka attended. K.M. Ashraf, State Secretary JIH Karnataka welcomed the gathering. Speaking on the “Role of Masjids in reforming society”, S. Ameenul Hasan, member, Central Advisory Council, JIH said, it “Masjids are the centres of all activities in a Muslim community. The Friday sermons can shape the mindset of Muslims. Hazrath Ayesha (RA) used to preach Muslims in Masjid-e-Nabawi. The collection and distribution of Zakath was centralized through Masjids. Masjids were centers of education. Foreign delegations visited the Masjids. There is an immediate necessity today to unite Muslims through Masjids. Our Masjids should also serve as counseling centers. Mullah Liyaqath Ahmed, vice president, Masajid Council, Karnataka and Waheedudden Khan Umri Madni also attended. Representatives from 32 Masjids got affiliated with the Masajid Council in this meeting.
The Council aims at organizing such meets at district level too in future. The Council appealed to all the Masjid managements throughout Karnataka to get affiliated with it for a united effort to achieve objectives which include; constructing Masjids, facilitating education of Muslims, imbibing the true concept of Islam among Muslims, and promoting moral values and brotherhood. Those interested can contact Muhammad Yusuf Kanni (Mobile: 9845447817), Secretary, MCK for membership.