New Delhi: ‘In this materialistic age, People have faith in God but they are not ready to follow His commands in their daily affairs. In this situation, it is the duty and responsibility of aspirants of Islamic revolution, especially you people those who have been selected from across the country, to discuss this issue among public and tell them that the God you have faith in is necessary to deal with our day to day affairs in very good and effective manner’. These invaluable views were expressed by Mr. Ameenul Hasan, former president of SIO (Students Islamic Organization of India) and member of CAC (central advisory council) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on the third day of SMC (selected member camp) at a camp held by SIO.
The weeklong camp was held at the headquarters of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, in the national capital during 18-27 August. The camp which is conducted after every two years, for ideological and organizational development of selected members.
On 18 August, the first day of camp started with Dars-e-Quran by Ejaz Ahmad Aslam (National Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind). After that, Sarwar Hasan (General Secretary of SIO) presented the inaugural speech. Shedding light on the objectives of the camp, he urged the students to stick with teachings of the Holy Quran and traditions of Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing of Allah to him).In the same session, Dr. Mohammed Rafat also addressed students on ideologies discourse. While elaborating on different Ideologies, he said that Ideologies is the creature of human mind. Human being cannot live under anyone ideologies always. So, it is the end of ideological age. Towards the end of first session of the first day, convener of the camp, Abdul Wadud, National Secretary of SIO, assigned participants with different tasks, home works and explained rules and regulations of the camp.
In the second session of the first day, Mohammed Jafar, Deputy Amir of JIH and the first president of SIO, presented the historical aspects of SIO. In the same session, Moulana Enayatullah Asad Subhani, Islamic scholar and writer, talked on the concept and significance of Revivalism. This session concluded with the speech of Ansar Abubakar(National Secretary of SIO).
The second day of the camp started with Tajweed (Quranic phonetics) class after just fajar Salah (prayer) under the guidance of Qari Abdul Mannan. The program session of the second day started with the Quran Class by Iqbal Mullah (National Secretary of JIH). Thereafter, selected students presented papers on different ideologies such as Neo-liberalism, Fascism and Neo-Fascism, Marxism and Neo-Marxism, Neo-spiritualism, Modernism and Post-modernism under the co-ordination of Khan Yasir (member of Central Advisory Council of SIO).
In the second session, Umair Anas, research scholar of JNU, briefed the students about Islamic Movement of modern world. He introduced students about Muslim Brotherhood and UK Islamic Mission and their mode of action. He also talked on Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Islamic Movement of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan under the topic of “Islamic Movement of South Asia’’. The same day, during cultural eve students participated with full of spirit.
On the third day, Dr. Hasan Raza, CAC member of JIH and Director of Islamic Academy, addressed students on “the progress and emergence of Islamic movement”. He described about origin of Islamic Movement and its requirement. He also explained the factors that help in the progress of a Movement. He urged students to understand Islamic movement with its spirit. The same day, students presented their ‘case study presentation’ a group task of study. Ansar AbuBakar, National Secretary of SIO, made remarks on the presentation.
In the third session of the same day, Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of JIH, addressed students on “developing organization, creative thinking, and continuous struggle”. Elaborating the factors
for the growth and advancement of an organization, he said that it is necessary for cadres to work selflessly with determined effort in order to move forward their organization for the service of mankind.
The first session of the fourth day commenced with the Quran Class by Mohammed Farooq Khan. In the second session, Waquar Anwar (economic expert) gave a speech on “Mega Changes, Modern Economic System and the Nation”. He highlighted the faults of Modern economic system and presented its solution.
Javed Jafar, former secretary of SIO, explained the students about cultural diversity of India. He presented a brief history of cultural diversity explaining the culture of old age, period of Mughal emperor and present time. Thereafter, a symposium was conducted in which various students expressed their views on different subjects such as Dalit, Sangh, Communist and Muslim under the topic of ‘challenges of Indian Society’. S.Q.R. Ilyas, CAC member of JIH, made remarks in his presidential address.
On the fifth day, a discussion has been conducted on the topic of ‘the concept of social changes’. In which Dr. Ram Krishna (HOD, West Asian Studies, JNU), Dr. Prem Singh (Professor,Delhi University) and Engineer Salim (National Secretary of JIH) also expressed their views on the topic.
The same day, a seminar was held which was chaired by Nusrat Ali. Dr. Mohammed Rafat, Javed Jafar, S.Q.R.Ilyas and A. Rasheeduddeen expressed their views on “Idea of India”. Nusrat Ali concluded the debate with his presidential address.
Dr. Madhu Prakash, Professor, Delhi University, interacted with the students on the topic of ‘Understanding of Philosophy of Education’ and Dr.Vikas Gupta (professor, Delhi University) opined on’ Indian Education: Policy, Reformation and Expectation’.
In the evening, a literary program (Adbi Mahfil) was held. In which students along with poets presented their poems and demonstrated their writing skills.
On the sixth day, Sayyed Saadat-u-llah Husaini, CAC member of JIH, discussed on ‘the development of Islamic political concept’. He urged the students to understand Islamic politics in the light of Quran and life of Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing of Allah be to him). He also expressed his views on ‘past, present and future of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’. On the same day, Moulana Sayyed Jalaluddeen Umari, Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, interacted with the students and asked them to follow Islamic principles in their day-to-day affairs.
The last session was special for the Students. In this session, students expressed their experiences of the 7-days camp. The students also raised questions about internal and organizational matters with Ashfaque Ahmed Sharif, National president of SIO. Some of the students were also awarded by the National President of SIO after evaluation of their performance during the camp.The camp was concluded with the presidential speech of National President,Ashfaque Ahmed Sharif.
On the last day of the camp, the students visited different historical places in the national capital.