11 April 2014: Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) organized All India Madaris Students Conference on 11 April 2014 at Jamiatul Falah, Azamgarh UP.
Addressing the madrasa students National President of SIO, Ashfaq Ahmed said “The history is witness that Madarsas played significant role in the freedom struggle. The purpose of Madrasas should not be limited to teach just religious discourse, but it must be engaged to shape the society as well. It’s the high time that Madrasa students must come forward to be the part of mainstream society.”
In the second session of the conference a symposium was conducted on “Genesis of Establishment of Madrasas” in which prominent scholars like Maulana Alauddin Nadwi (Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow), Maulana Asad Azmi (Jamia Salafia, Varanasi), Maulana Waliullah Sayeedi Falahi (State president, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, UP east) and Dr. Ayaz Ahmed Islahi (Lucknow University) participated. The symposium was presided by Ameer-e-Jamaat Islami Hind, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari
During the program special issue on Status of Madrasa in India: Problems and Possibilities released by the dignitaries that published in Rafeeq-e- Manzil (Urdu monthly).
Third Session covered a significant discussion on ‘Role of Madaris Students in the reconstruction of the Society’ which included Mohd. Ismail Falahi sb, Ash’had Jamal Nadwi, AMU, Umar Aslam Islahi sb, Saraimeer, Dr. Ayaz Ahmed, Lucknow University and Maulana Waris Mazhari sb, MANNU, Hyderabad. It was presided by presided Maulana Rafeeq Qasmi sb, Secretary, Jamaat e Islami Hind.
In the concluding session Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir (National President) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said, “The purpose of establishing Madrasas in India is to protect Deen. We are grateful to Allah that madrasas have always fulfilled this purpose. The present form of Islam in India is due to these madrasas.”
Sarwar Hasan (General Secretary, SIO of India), Abdul Wadud, Masiuzzaman Ansari, Ansar Abubakar ( Secretaries SIO of India), and other dignitaries were also present in the conference.