Prominent Muslim Ulema (religious scholars) of Karnataka have appealed to Muslims to “maintain peace and foster communal harmony.” A meeting of Muslim Ulema was held here today under the aegis of Karnataka Muslim Muttahida Mahaz. They specifically appealed the community, Imams of Masjids, and management committees of Masjids to adhere to the following:
- Uphold the appeal of Muslim Personal Law Board. If the verdict comes in favour of Muslims, they should abstain from celebrating it. And in adverse case Muslims should not loose patience as they have all the rights to fight it in the Supreme Court.
- Imams to avoid this topic while delivering any Khutba (sermon), instead to pray for peace and tranquility in the country.
- The Masjid Committees should take stock of the situation and in case of any untoward incident seek the help of police and authorities concerned.
- Try to coordinate with non-Muslim leaders and religious persons in their area.
- Public should not spread baseless SMS and rumours in any way. Should not be reactive to slogans and other provocations.
- Help each other to maintain communal amity.
These resolutions were adopted in a meeting attended by Ulema representing all schools of thought, prominent among them include the following:
- Maulana Iftiqar Ahmad Qasmi
- Maulana Khadeer Ahmad Ada Al Aamiri
- Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Walajahi
- Maulana Ejaz Ahmad Nadwi
- Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Umari Madani
- Maulana Lutfullah Rashadi
- Maulana Mufti Shamsuddin Bijli Qasmi
- Maulana Saleh Muhammad Shakir Qasmi
- Maulana Fariduddin Khan