Grand Ulema Convention demands end to vulgarity
23 April, 2012
KARACHI: Jamiat Ittehad-e-Ulema Pakistan (JIUP) Chief Maulana Abdul Malik has said that evil forces had come together against Islam and it was imperative that the entire Muslim Ummah stood united to combat the evil forces bent upon tarnishing the Islamic norms and values by promoting nudity and obscenity.
He expressed these views while addressing the Grand Ulema Convention at the Idara Noor-e Haq on Sunday.
He further said that evil forces wanted to disparage the Islamic mores, however, the Ulema of the Ummah would never allow this to happen and continue struggle for the prevalence and protection of Islamic values. The entire nation carries responsibility to boycott the promoters of nudity and vulgarism through commercials, billboards and electronic media. It was the sole responsibility of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure complete blockage of such immodest commercials and initiate stern action against those involved in promoting the menace.
Malik in his address said that the anti-Islam forces wanted to impose culture of vulgarity and tarnish the modest culture of Islam. The increasing vulgarity in society is a result of the lack of Islamic rule, he added.
Jamat-e Islami (JI) Sindh Deputy Chief Dr Meraj-ul-Huda Siddiqui, JI Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti, JUI-S leader Maulana Qari Abdul Mannan, Markazi Jamiat Ehl-e Hadith leader Allama Yousuf Kasuri, Jamiat Ghurba Ehl-e Hadith leader Dr Amir Abdullah, JUP leader Dr Siddique Rathor, JIUP Deputy Chief Qari Zameer Akhtar Mansoori, JIUP leader Maulana Ibrahim Hanif, JI Deputy Chief Nasarullah Shaji, Syed Iqbal and others also addressed the participants. A large number of religious scholars and mosques' Imams were also present on the occasion.
JI Karachi General Secretary Naseem Siddiqui tabled a resolution, demanding of the government immediate action against the promoters of nudity and vulgarism. The resolution also demanded the PEMRA to take immediate action for curbing spread of anti-Islamic culture in the country. The resolution demanded of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to take immediate action with regard to blocking the websites spreading nudity and vulgarity in the country. The audience passed the resolution unanimously by raising their hands.
Dr Meraj-ul-Huda Siddiqui in his address said that the promoters of nudity and vulgarism were using women just for a handful of dollars. Despite the fact that the Constitution of Pakistan did not allow any such activities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistani media was deliberating the spread of nudity and vulgarism.
Siddiqui stressed upon boycotting products of those companies that use women for their benefit, eventually spreading vulgarity.
Maulana Qari Abdul Mannan in his address said that the promoters of nudity had ruined their life. "They would be subjected to stern punishment in the court of Allah. The time has come for us the Ulema to initiate physical efforts for curtailing nudity because its promoters do not listen to appeals", he added.
Mahenti in his address said that some evil forces were conspiring to disparage Islamic values and it was also our responsibility to use extreme measures for the curtailment of vulgarity. "This is the time to stand united against the promoters of vulgarity, he added.