Darul Uloom Supports Govt.’s “Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan”


Darul Uloom Deoband 30 Oct 2014


In response to a letter received from the Ministry of Urban Development, about supporting the “Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan” (Clean India Campaign) launched by the Prime Minister of India, Darul Uloom VC Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani extended his appreciation and vowed to support the campaign in order to get the country clean.


In his letter, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation & Parliamentary Affairs referred that in view of Darul Uloom significant spiritual and philosophical role in the society the Govt. expects it to get the Muslims involved in this campaign.


Darul Uloom VC emphasized that “lack of cleanliness had been a major issue of our country. As it is a social curse, it affects negatively the human and environmental health. It is a pity that even after 67 years of freedom we could not get rid of this evil.” He appreciated the govt. move and said it is “an appreciable step, though taken very late”.


He also made some references to the teachings of Islam about cleanliness. “Islam gives much importance to cleanliness and purity. The holy Quran says: “And Allah loves those observing purity.”(Al-Quran 2:222 & 9:108) Also the holy Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) said while emphasizing the cleanliness and purity: “Purity is half of faith.” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 432) Islam declares inner purity and cleanliness the highest aim of humanity as it declares the external purity and cleanliness as half portion of faith.


The VC said that “Darul Uloom Deoband attaches much emphasis on cleanliness and purity. Cleanliness is also a part of its training mission. The students residing in Darul Uloom hostels are made apt to cleanliness and purity.” “Darul Uloom Deoband had a separate Department of Cleanliness with 50 to 60 employees who are busy in cleaning work, as Darul Uloom does not depend on Municipality for cleanliness”, he said.


Finally, he wished all the countrymen to take part in “Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan” and play an active role to make the atmosphere clean, so that the country could always breathe in neat and clean environment.


To see the govt. letter and its response, please, visit this link:


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