To highlight the contributions of Imam Ahmad Raza in Islam, a religious seminar was held by Idara Tahqeeqat-e-Iman Ahmad Raza on Sunday at Dak Banglow Baramulla. The conference attracted a huge crowd from different parts of valley. During the seminar various prominent scholars and intellectuals of the valley shed light on the works of Imam Ahmad Raza and his contribution in Islam and also presented their views.
Speakers said that time and again, Idara Tahqeeqat Imam Ahmad Raza Kashmir has played an active role in organizing religious conferences, raising general public awareness on various social evils in the valley.
The organization, in past, has made timely and frequent contribution by organizing seminars on various social issues like suicide, dowry, environmental pollution, drug etc.
Addressing the social concerns particularly of youth indulging in various drug practices, the organisation has organized awareness programs/seminars on drug de-addiction as well.
Moreover, in order to spread the word of Islam the organisation has published more than one lac twenty thousand books on different aspects of Islam and its benefits.
During the devastating 2014 floods that hit the valley, Idara Tahqeeqat Imam Ahmad Raza played a challenging role to reach the flood hit victims across the valley and actively carried the rescue and relief operation and provided basic amenities of food, medicines to flood-hit victims.
On discussing the contributions of Imam Ahmad Raza, one of religious scholar Mir Imtiyaz Afreen while presenting his view said, “Some scholars have tried to portray Imam Ahmad Raza in a wrong manner as they are unaware about the exact literature.”
Central Kashmir’s prominent scholar, Moulana Abdul Hameeed Nayeemi highlighted the different perspective of Imam Ahmed Raza’s contribution in every sphere of Islam and its emphasis on the teachings of Prophet Mohammd (PBUH).
Nayeemi explained Imam Ahamd Raza as “a scholar who has explained the true teaching and concept of Allah in Islam.”
Adding to it, Assistant Professor from Central university of Kashmir Ghulam Mustafa Zia said a lot of research work has been done on the literature of Imam Ahmad Raza all over the world and most of his literature is translated in Pakistan & India.
He added that Imam Ahmed Raza’s contribution in representing the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his teachings is in its truest form.
Another Scholar Dr Tanveer Hayat said “Imam Ahmed Raza’s literature is the best to understand the practice of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for the humanity.”
He claimed that many scholars have misinterpreted Ahmad Raza which is baseless. “His work has also been plagiarized,” he added.
Dr Muhammad Mushtaq Head of Department Arabic Department Urdu Degree College Baramulla said Imam Ahmad Raza is the torch bearer for everyone we all should read his literature and the translation of Quran ‘Kanzul Iman’.
The final words came from the Chairman of Tahqeeqat e Idara Ahmad Raza Kashmir, Khursheed Ahmad Shah who concluded by saying that their organization is carrying all work optimistically and enthusiastically to address various social issues and spread word of Islam in order to construct a better society.
He concluded by paying deep gratitude to the scholars and participants for their presence and making the conference both informative and productive