Azmate Sahaba Conference

Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth Hind is organising "Azmate Sahaba Conference" on April 10-11, 2010 in Delhi. Salafi Muslims across the country would assemble to spread good and to become the messengers of peace, love, brotherhood for the country at large. Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, a united group, charged with a mission, well-defined aims and objectives, is doing its duty as a Khaire-Ummah.

India has the unique distinction of being a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multi-linguistic country. During the long march of history, spanning several hundred years, different groups contributed to the richness of this land. Islam’s life-giving message reached this land in the very life-time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself. Islam’s contribution to the enrichment of this country has been very great. It re-invigorated the long forgotten message of One God and one humanity and presented it to the people of this land and raised its status in the world. Peace, tranquillity and respect of human life became order of the day.

Peace is what we all yearn for. It is the call of human nature. But when we look at India at large, we find that the course most people have chosen to follow on their own leads to destruction. Such people make tireless striving, by any means in order to earn more and more money, power and fame. They do get in return some joy and some ease. But peace remains elusive.

Then what is the solution? The only way that ensures over-all peace here and peace in the Hereafter is turning to Divine Guidance (Holy Qura’n). It is Holy Qura’n revealed to the Last Messenger who taught the world how peace can be established in day-to-day life, in dealing with fellow-human beings, in economic pursuits, in socio-political arena and in society at large.

The last Divine Guidance (Glorious Qura’n) describes the Prophet as an exemplary person with exalted character. He attained the status of exalted character by adopting and practising such divine characteristics as love, benevolence, mercy, justice, forgiveness, sincerity, trust, modesty, honesty, simplicity, solemnity, and self reliance. Utilising these characteristics he trained his devoted companions in such a way as to form a characteristically coherent and dynamic society within a short span of 23 years.

It was here that sagacious leaders and later rulers like Abu Bakr, ‘Umar Farooq, ‘Uthman bin Affan, Ali bin Abi Talib, Muawiya bin Sufyan; great generals and victors like Khalid bin Walid, Saad bin Waqqas, Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Jarrah, ‘Amar bin Al-A’as; efficient administrators and governors in various states like Bazaan Bin Sasa, Khalid bin Sayeed, Amar bin Hazm, Zaid bin Labeed; scholars and jurists like ‘Umar bin Khattab, Ali bin Abi Talib, Abdullah bin ‘Abbas, Abdullah bin Mas’ud, Abdullah Bin ‘Umar, Ayesha Bint Abi Bakr, Umme Salma, Hafsa and chroniclers of Traditions like Abu Hurairah, Abu Musa Asha’ri, Ansa bin Malik, Jabir bin Abdullah were all trained.

Jafar bin Abi Talib (the Prophet’s causion) was among those who had migrated to Abyssinia fearing hardships on the hands of unbelievers in Makkah. His description of Islam to the king Ashamah Negus is the best example of teachings he had received from the Prophet (S.A.W.):

"O king! We were an uncivilized people, worshipping idols, eating corpses, committing abominations, breaking natural ties, treating guests badly, and our strong devoured our weak. Thus we were until God sent us an apostle whose lineage, truth, trustworthiness, and clemency we were aware. He summoned us to acknowledge God’s unity and to worship Him alone and to renounce the stones and images which we and our fathers formerly worshipped. He commanded us to speak the truth, be faithful to our engagements, mindful of the ties of kinship and kindly follow hospitality, and to refrain from crimes and bloodshed. He forbade us to commit abominations and to speak lies, and to devour the property of orphans, to vilify chaste women. He commanded us to worship God alone and not to associate anything with Him, and he gave us orders about prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. We confessed his truth and believed in him, and we followed him in what he had brought from God… There upon our people attacked us, treated us harshly and seduced us from our faith to try to make us go back to the worship of idols instead of the worship of God, and to regard as lawful the evil deeds we once committed…. So, we came to your country, having chosen you above all others. Here we have been happy in your protection, and we hope that we shall not be treated unjustly while we are with you, O King!" (Seerah Ibn Hisham, (151-152)

Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, through this conference is trying its best to give a direction to Salafi brothers and sisters and other Muslim groups and organisations in the country in administrating their religious, social, educational, moral and Dawati affairs more properly and effectively in the light of Qura’n and Sunnah and Seerah of the Sahaba-e-Karam.

The various sections of the Muslims should make serious and sincere attempts to patch up their mundane differences and unite to make a concorted effort on Islamic lines, to serve humanity at large. So that their relevance as individual group is practically and conclusively proved.

This issue of "The Simple Truth" consists of comprehensive articles on some very important aspects of Seerah and services of Sahaba-e-Karam. With these documentary articles "The Simple Truth" has the honour to make a considerable contribution for the first time to the field of English journalism.

We hope, that these few aspects of the Sahaba-e-Karam’s seerah would serve the purpose of light with which we would be able to make our lives more and more glowing and follow the true path with much more commitment and enthusiasm.

The Collective Fatwa against Daish and those of its ilk