Promoting the peaceful message of Qur’an across the country, a renowned Indian Muslim scholar has flagged off a new van which offers digital versions of the Muslims’ holy book in different languages to people regardless of their faith.
“It is incumbent upon every Muslim to reach out to every citizen with the message of Allah as the holy book was not meant exclusively for Muslims alone,” Sartaj Ahmad of Satya Sandesh Foundation (SSF).
The new mobile van was officially launched by noted Islamic scholar and General Secretary All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani.
The state-of-the-art with facility for downloading the Holy Quran in different languages was launched from the premises of Siraj ul Uloom seminary at Nawab Bazar in Shaher-e-Khaas.
The ceremony was attended by a galaxy of Indian Muslim scholars, including Maulana Syed Bilal Hassan Nadvi from Lucknow, Mufti Abdul Rashid, Rector Darul Uloom Bilaliya, Maulana Syed Arshid Hussain Nadvi, Maulana Sana ullah of HPVT, Mufti Sultan of Siraj ul Uloom, Sartaj Ahmad and Shahid Shameem of SSF and Quran Institute Kanpur and students of different seminaries.
Besides, a large number of citizens participated in the event.
“Hardly any hotel or guest house here has provisions for offering Nimaaz [prayer] by guests.
“They even lack Qibla markings in rooms where as almost all major hotels in and outside the country have facilities for Muslim guests to offer Sallah,” Shameem said.
Discussing duties of Muslims towards Qur’an, Maulana Syed Bilal Hassan Nadvi lauded the organisers for launching the vehicle which will move from place-to-place with Islamic scholars on board who will be interacting with people from all faiths including tourists, replying their queries.
“They will remove misconceptions about Islam, the religion of peace and share with them digital copies of Quran on media like CDs, DVDs, Pendrives, cellular mobiles, memory cards and hard drives,” Maulana Nadvi said.