Irregularities in JUH accounts alleged
New Delhi: Hundreds of imams of Delhiís more than 300 mosques, who had assembled in Jamiatul Ulama-e Islamís Madani Hall on 8 December, in response to an invitation by JUH to discuss reforms in society, fired volleys of questions regarding issues like irregularities in JUHís accounts, the visit of its delegation to USA, Muslim political party, Jamiatís support for vasectomy etc. According to a report in Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily (10 December), they demanded explanations from JUH official. Jamiatís representatives present in the meeting were general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani besides Maulana Abdul Aleem Farooqui, Mufti Zafaruddin, Dr Sayeeduddin Qasmi and Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani.
Maulana Mahmood Madani
Maulana Madani, according to informed sources, replied to all their questions and tried to satisfy the agitated imams. It is gathered from reliable sources that JUH has decided to hold a general meeting on 27 February 2005.
Imams of about 600 mosques of Delhi were invited for this meeting. Out of them more than 300 attended this meeting. Jamiatís ulama delivered speeches on the evils prevailing in the Muslim society. Thereafter, imams were asked to put questions. Jamiat authorities probably could not think that such types of questions will be raised in public. Some people complained that large amounts were collected for Gujarat Muslims, Iraq etc but nothing is known how and where those amounts were spent. Similarly, questions were asked about JUH delegation to USA, vasectomy etc. About a year ago Maulana Mahmood Madani in a written reply to Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily had stated that until now we have presented accounts but from now on we will not present any accounts to anyone.
Maulana Mahmood Madani, in his efforts to convince the imams, said that more money was spent than received for providing relief to the affected people in Gujarat and elsewhere. He assured them that Jamiat maintains proper accounts of every single rupee received and spent. Denying that the Jamiat sent any delegation to America in support of President Bush, he said that not only Muslims, no one else in the world had any word of praise for Bush. If some people had gone to America it was their personal matter and the Jamiat had nothing to do with it. Maulana Mahmood Madani, contradicting the talk about floating a Muslim political party, said that a political party is to be formed which would include Muslims as well as other backward classes. As regards vasectomy, he said that Jamiat neither ever supported it in the past nor it would support it in future.
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