Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Launches Islamic Family Campaign
The Milli Gazette
Dr. Mohd. Abdul Haq
Ansari (above) Ameer Jamaat, launched the inaugural programme of Islamic Family Campaign at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi on 30th November, 2006. He stressed the need of a healthy family system and delineated the salient features of family in Islam. The Western culture has started negating the need of the family itself and in this process gay and lesbian cultures are being propagated and legalised. Negation of family system leads to loss of all positive values as it is against human nature. Dr. Ansari categorically said that any system that is against human nature cannot survive for long because the collective human psyche will ultimately reject it. He cited the case of atheism that is finally being replaced by religions. Human nature demands positive values for survival and growth of human society. The Islamic family system provides those desired high values.
Akber, Secretary of Jamaat (left), Dr. Mohd. Rafat, Zonal President of Jamaat
The learned speaker referred to the propaganda by several writers and leaders against Islamic family system. Some of them are ignorant and it is our duty to provide them with correct information so that they may appreciate the virtues of Islamic system. However many of these propagandists are bad people who have their own vested interest in maligning Islam and Muslims. Dr. Ansari talked at length about the status of women in Islam. Islam treats women as equal to men as human beings. They are equally accountable before God and both of them will be equally rewarded for their good deeds. The differences are only functional and God has provided men and women different physical built and psychological traits in consideration of the separate functions assigned to them. The prevalent practice of treating women inferior to men has no place in Islam.
Dr. Abdul Haq Ansari further elaborated the purpose of the Islamic Family Campaign that is aimed at educating and motivating Muslims with regard to the Islamic family system and providing information for non-Muslims with the true perspective of the family system in Islam. In this regard the speaker lamented the onslaught of the Western culture and warned that if nothing worthwhile is done to contain the imitation of all things, good or bad, coming from the West, the consequences will simply be disastrous. The so called free society is laden with promiscuity and erosion of all positive values is a natural outcome of this development. Legalising gay and lesbian relationships, leaving have-nots and needy persons at the mercy of the State or Non-Governmental Organisations and consigning old persons to the mercy of old age homes will be catastrophic for human society.
This inaugural session was also addressed by Dr. Mohd. Rafat, Zonal President of Jamaat, Delhi and Haryana, and Syed Ghulam Akber, Secratery of