Living Organisation of the living humans

Council of representatives, is the higher authoritative council of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. Electing The Ameer (Chief) of Jamaat and his advisory council it does, and it can also dissolve too if needed. This council is elected every four years, its meeting is held every two years. It comprises 128 members. In last four days of the month of May, the meeting of this council is held in Bangalore the famous city of south India. It happened to participate in that. This was the first time participation in the meeting of the council. Due to the long time association with the islamic movement, the very knowledge of the internal affairs, its islamic advisory nature, process of decision making and the way of mutual arguments of the Jamaat associates, was already there. Apart from the All India Conferences, different meetings at all levels were attended, had opportunities for attending and addressing small and big sessions on different topics. Differences of opinion on issues and some times bitter discussions were experienced too. Got the council of representatives arguments reports too. But practically attending this higher most institution's meeting was for the first time ever. It was very pleasant and hope giving experience.

Two examples
A suggestion from central advisory was presented, which was about the Jamaat discipline, and in few sections of the articles of the constitution amendment was needed. Necessary argumentg was over, points were already received in its favour and against it. It was decided that the opinions be sought, firstly hands were asked to be raised in its favour. On the stage, the present leadership, including Ammer-e-Jamaat raised the hand in favour, but hands raised in auditorium were less. Then hands were raised against it, the number was more. The general secretary of Jamaat Mr Nusrat Ali announced that "the suggested resolution was rejected by majority of votes." Means the suggested resolution was rejected which had the support of Ammer-e-Jamaat, and this was a golden example of democracy and freedo of expression in any party, but actually this was a glimpse of the advisory system of Islam. Now a second scene - few associates raised a constitutional question which was related to the increase of the non-regional members of the council, which was decided in the previous meeting and was acted upon too. Argument started. After some time Ammer-e-Jamaat interrupted, and said "In my opinion this argument is unnecessary, this was decided after much thought, and that was acted upon too, thus the argument should just stop here." There was silence in the house, complete silence. Argument stopped as if it was started. Then immediately other issues brought to attention. And this was an example of the obedience to the Ameer and the respect for Ameer.

That scene was soulful
But the most important and soulful was the scene when a sub-section of an article of the consitution was discussed for an amendment. This was suggested by central advisory too. For few members it was a sensitive and delicate issue. Ammer-e-Jamaat and Secretary General were non-aligned, but the majority of the house was in favour so the resolution was passed with majority. Those who were not in favour were obviously upset. There was a different type of silence in the house. But Ameer-e-Jamaat address changed the environment completely. Address was being heared breathlessly. Every sentence of the speech was entering in the hearts, speech and its effectiveness and sensation....it was the true picture of a saying.... High Vision, Talk Heart rewarding, Life sensational. Audience were like hearing bodies. Like the instructions and advises were the food for journey. After address and prayer it was the scene that there was nothing disputed, neither any face had victory smile nor any face had the defeated ipression. Outside the hall associates were having mutual discussion and exchange of thoughts and analysis, it couldn't be felt that there was something discussed as disputed. Ameer-e-Jamaat address was the topic of the talk, which was being referred to as the achievement of the entire meeting.

This is what the history of Jamaat
This is what the history of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. In the 61 years of journey, Jamaat was tested both internally and externally, but Jamaat associates were persistent. Among the internal tests participating in the election politics was delicate. In the past, big figures and personalities had different opinions. Bitter arguments took place, but personal hatred never seen. Islamic spirit is the jewel of this Jamaat. This is the reason Allah has kept this Organisation always safe. Otherwise in free India every muslim organisation passed through disintegration. If history observed since 1948 formation meeting till Bangalore meeting, this organisation looks a living organisation of living humans, which can be said neither about organisations raised based on the personalities nor the so called democratic parties. There were two women too in the Bangalore meeting, who were representing 800 women. Much confidence was seen in their expression upon the issues and problems. And by seeing the performance of young associates the heart uncontrollably shouted that the future of Islamic Movement in this country is safe BiHamdillah (Praise being for God). God protect it from bad eyes.
13/06/09 khabar-o-nazar by Parwaaz Rahmani, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by: Ibrahim Shaikh

1 comment:

  1. salam ale kum
    brother i am happy to hear that dawat is now online ..
    i would be happy more if it make use of twitter (micro bloging) to keep us informed about the update...
    i wish i will be seeing dawat and ur blog on the twitter soon