Moral waywardness responsible for apostasy: Justice Kirmani
Srinagar, Dec 11: Former High Court Judge, (Retd) Justice Bashir Ahmad Kirmani has opined that the moral waywardness and the decadence of the social fabric of Kashmir was the underlying reason for a certain trend of apostasy in the Kashmiri society.
Addressing a conference “Social Issues and Apostasy” organised by Islamic Relief & Research Trust Kashmir (IRRT) here, he said, “Otherwise there has been never any major apostasy from Islam in Kashmir for the past 600 years even in worst conditions.”
According to IRRT communique, he stressed that the Christian community in Kashmir were our brothers and Muslims had a religious duty of making them feel secure. He appreciated the Muslim scholars of Kashmir for showing maturity in handling this issue and not just ignoring it. He advised that Muslims should not react in a negative manner as in today’s globalised world, it can have serious repercussions.
Many religious scholars, intellectuals, social activists, and members of civil society, students and other people attended the event, which started with the recitation of the Quran.
The welcome address was given by Advocate Abdur Rashid Hanjura, chairman IRRT. He gave a brief introduction of IRRT and its activities.
Other scholars who spoke were Mufti Ziaul Haq, Dr. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, Professor Yasin Kirmani, Maulana Khurshid Ahmad Qanoongo, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Zargar, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Nehvi, Maulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Maulana Hakeem Sajad, Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo.
Professor Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal presided over the function. A Tafsir compilation of the Quran compiled by Maulana Muhammad Muzaffar Hussain an-Nadvi, was also released.
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