Monday, January 17, 2011

The New Amir-ul-Hind

Maulana Qari Syed Muhammed Usman Mansoorpuri chosen as Amir-ul-Hind
New Delhi (SNB) In the representatives election session of the Amarat-e-Sharia Hind held at the Madni hall at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. Maulana Qari Syed Muhammed Usman Mansoorpuri, President Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind and teacher of Hadis at Dar-ul-Uloom, Deoband was selected Amir-ul-Hind in the presence of more than a thousand scholars (ulama) from all over the country. According to the constitution of Amarat-e-Shariah 19 names were decided whose separate meeting was held in Kifayatullah Hall. The selected members choose the name of Maulana Mansoorpuri by majority opinion whose formal announcement was done by Maulana Abdul Aziz, Andhra Pradesh, Member, Advisory Board (Majlis-e-Shoora), Dar-ul-Uloom, Deoband. After that the participants took a Pledge at the hands of Amir-ul-Hind.

A condolence message was read in the session for late Maulana Marghoob-ur-Rehman. Maulana Salman Bijnori, teacher Dar-ul-Uloom shed light on his life and called it worth following for the coming generation. Shedding light on the importance and necessity of Amarat-e-Shariah Mufti Salman Mansoorpuri said that for the success of collective system a central power dominant on all others is a must and we get its verification in the idea of monotheism of Islam. He said that a person taking his matters to worldly courts looses even if he wins on the contrary a person taking his matters to Shariah Courts wins both in victory as well as defeat because he had submitted himself to the Doctrine.

 Mufti Abdul Qasim Numani said in his address that this is not a formality but today’s election carries importance for our complete doctrinal guidance and collective life of Muslims. Newly selected Amir-ul-Hind Maulana Qari Syed Muhammed Usman Mansoorpuri said that it was not even my dreams that such an important responsibility will be imposed on me. But now that you have shown such a good faith in me then, respecting your wishes, I shall try to dispose my responsibilities in the best possible manner. After that the session ended with supplications by Maulana Azhar, Caliph Shaikh-ul-Islam Madani. The compering of the representatives session were done by Maulana Matin-ul-Haq Usama Kanpuri.

Roznama Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu), New Delhi Edition, 01-01-2011, p.9