The chief imam of the All India Imam Group stated on Monday that he had acquired a fatwa for attending the consecration ceremony held on the Ram temple advanced in Ayodhya on January 22, reported information company PTI. Whereas speaking to PTI, Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi revealed that because the occasion, he has been subjected to abuse and threats by way of telephone calls from sure folks. The ceremony witnessed Prime Minister Narendra Modi partaking within the rituals and was attended by over 7,000 visitors who have been invited from numerous communities and backgrounds.
Ilyasi stated that the fatwa was issued to him by a person on social media who additionally talked about his telephone quantity in it. He forwarded it to all imams and mosque authorities and urged them to boycott him, reported PTI.
Ilyasi additional talked about that the fatwa calls for an apology from him and requires his resignation from his place. “What prompted them to concern a fatwa, they solely know…Ram Janmabhoomi (temple) belief had despatched me an invite, which I accepted,” he stated.
He additionally shared how he deliberated over it for 2 days, because it was a major determination. The chief imam in the end selected to prioritise communal amity and nationwide curiosity and took the choice to attend the ceremony in Ayodhya for the sake of unity, PTI reported.
He recounted that the sadhus, seers, temple belief, and folks of Ayodhya acquired him warmly and expressed their acknowledgement and pleasure at his presence. “My goal was to ship ‘paigam-e-mohabbat,’ which I delivered there,” he stated.
The chief imam emphasised the essence of humanity and said that though folks might belong to completely different castes, worship in numerous methods, and observe numerous rituals and religions, the basic faith for each particular person is being human and training humanity, PTI reported.
Moreover, he highlighted the significance of nationwide unity and stated that every one Indians ought to work collectively to strengthen the nation and make it stronger, because the nation is above all. Ilyasi stated that after he delivered this message, it began arising on numerous channels and on social media following which he began getting threats and abuse.
The fatwa objected to Ilyasi’s emphasis on ‘insaniyat’ because the foremost faith and his assertion that nation supersedes all else. Nonetheless, he maintained that he did nothing flawed, and due to this fact there was no query of him tendering an aplogy.Characterising India as ‘sarva dharma sambhav’ and a land the place unity in range is widely known, he stated that nobody has the fitting to concern such a fatwa, PTI reported.
The imam stated that India is rising beneath the management of PM Modi and is on the trail of turning into vishvaguru. “On this altering India, we must be united and be organized, after which it can turn out to be sturdy. As that is an India for all. That is why it is nice,” Ilyasi added.