General Meeting of Rabta Madaris
Darul Uloom Deoband
Dated: 23 Jumad II 1439 / 12 March 2018 in Darul Uloom Deoband
important meeting of Rabta Madaris
General Body hereby wants to divert the attention of madrasa authorities
towards the negative policies of the Government and the sinister propaganda of
anti-Islamic elements against madrasas, which is though continuing for long
time but the situation has worsened during past days with these elements coming
into power. The madrasas and the innocent students were long said to be
associated with terrorism, but now they are demanded by some state governments
to sing songs having polytheistic contents, while in some states the madrasas
are asked to remain open on Fridays or Friday prayer timing was limited and
madrasas were treated like schools. In some states, the governments rather have
in fact opened ways to interfere the syllabus of madrasas.
instances and steps have endangered the very existence of madrasa and their
independent role. In this background, the meeting requests all madrasa
authorities to study the situation very carefully and pay their attention to
the following points:
the madrasas from legal point, keep the madrasa property documents perfectly
managed, get the madrasa registered and let no loophole to allow any government
the internal system, introduce Shura institution, keep the accounts and financial transactions
transparent and duly audited.
To keep the
madrasas free from any government aid.
To keep watch
on the visitors of madrasas and be vigilant towards the strangers even to the
extent of a donation made by a stranger.
To bridge the
gap between Muslims and the non-Muslim brethren and strive to introduce the
fantastic role of madrasas among them.
To pay no
negligence towards the reformation of the community.
cooperative to other madrasas and put an end to all rivalries and dissents.
To manage all
madrasa affairs in the light of Shari’ah principles
and pay due attention to self-reformation and repentance to Allah.
this meeting very emphatically demands the state and central governments to
recognize the bright role of madras, roll back all negative policies regarding
madrasas and put an end to the series of harassments leveled against madrasas,
Ulama and the students under various pretences. The madrasas have a matchless
history of sacrifices in the freedom struggle of India and have played
important role in producing peace-loving citizens and maintaining national
solidarity and coexistence. Tarnishing the image of madrasas will in fact
amount to betray the nation and its interests. The government and the
non-Muslim brothers should not neglect the fact that the anti-madrasa
propaganda is the mission of foreign powers who are bent not only to inflicts
harms to Islam and Muslims, rather they are undermining the security of our
country; therefore empowering their unholy mission will in no way will be in
the interest of the country.