Religion is solution for moral degradation: Scholar

A prominent Indian scholar said that upholding religious values is the only solution for the growing moral degradation and cultural anarchy in the modern society.

January 29, 2014
Religion is solution for moral degradation: Scholar
Religion is solution for moral degradation: Scholar

Hassan Cheruppa

 


Hassan Cheruppa

Saudi Gazette

 


 


JEDDAH — A prominent Indian scholar said that upholding religious values is the only solution for the growing moral degradation and cultural anarchy in the modern society.



Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, M. Salahuddin Madani, treasurer of Kerala Nadwatul Mujahideen, said that it is high time to stand united in fighting this menace as well as to highlight the role of religion in refining the society from all such evils.



Drawing attention to the alarming rise in the number of crimes and abuses as well as in cases of misusing of religion for personal gain, Madani called for launching religious renaissance to restore the sublime values that are fundamental to the real progress of mankind.



“Religion and humanity are two sides of the same coin. Members of the society could be refined only through the values of the divine religion, and the religion should be saved from onslaught of atheism, superstitions and commercialization.”



“With this objective in mind, Madani said, the All India Islahi movement is organizing a four-day Kerala state conference from Feb. 6 in Edarikkode in the northern district of Malappuram. Several internationally renowned scholars and thinkers from various parts of the world will address in more than 40 sessions of the conference, which has the theme of “Religion, humanity and renaissance,” he said.



He added 100,000 delegates have already been registered to participate in the conference. “We expect another 400,000 members of the society in the conference, which marks the culmination of one-year long dawa campaign held in Kerala and the Gulf states."



Madani said that an exhibition titled “The Message Mega Expo” is the major highlight of the conference.



The exhibition, which kicked off on Jan. 26, received a huge number of visitors.



The expo ground, covering on a total area of 40,000 sq. feet, is comprised 50 educational, agricultural, historic, health, and science pavilions. A global meet of expatriates and teenagers, and an Ummah Session with the participation of leaders of other Muslim organizations, will be held as part of the conference.



More than 10,000 public functions, 3,000 family gatherings, and other activities were held to spread the message of the conference, Madani added. Muhammad Hashim, former president of Saudi Indian Islahi Center (SIIC), Kunhammed Koya, president of SIIC, Jeddah Islahi Center President Muhammad Ali Chundakkadan, General Secretary Abdul Ghafour Pulikkal, Salah Karadan, chairman of the organizing committee, Naushad Karinganad, Hassainar Angadippuram, Muhammad Yusuf Farouqi, and Muhammad V.K. also attended the press conference.


January 29, 2014
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