Chehlum of Sheikh Nimr & protest meet for Sheikh Zakzaky

A ''Nation-wide Protest Meet and Majlis-e-Chehlu'' was organized under the leadership of  Maulana kalbe Jawwad Naqvi and in the auspices of Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Hind at Karbala, Jorbagh, New Delhi on, 31 January 2016.  The Chehlum and Protest Meet was the result of the initiative of ''India for Nimr'' group. Thousands of  Muslims and people of other faiths have come together to condemn the Saudi regime for Executing Ayatollah Sheikh Baqer Al-Nimr and prominent Sunni Cleric. The protest meet was also lambasted Nigerian government for merciless massacre in Zaria city and arresting prominent mass leader Ayatollah Sheikh Zakzaky in its country.

Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) hosted the entire event.  While Maulana Mohsin Taqvi, Imam of Shia Jama Masjid, Delhi was the convener of the event.

Maulana Kalbe Jawwad Naqvi, General Secretary, Majlis Ulema-e-Hind,  Mumbai Mufti Shafeeq Hanafi, President, Ideara-e-Minhajul Quran, Mumbai, Maulana Qazi Mohammad Askari, Principal, Jamia Ahlebait, New Delhi, Maulana Ali Baqar, Imam, Alipur, Karnataka, Mr.Asghar Karbalaie, Member of  Jammu  and Kashmir Legislative Assembly,  Founder Head of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Kargil, Maulana Hasnain Al-Rizvi, Imam Mughal Masjid, Mumbai, Maulana Hussain Mehdi Hussaini, Vice President, Majlis Ulema Hind & Mr.Mehmood Pracha, Advocate Supreme Court were the prominent speakers. In the protest meet condemned the ongoing atrocities in Nigeria, Yemen, Palestine, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. 

At the conclusion of the program the gathering unanimously released the memorandum to the United Nations. The memorandum addressed to United Nations was delivered to its New Delhi office by a delegation of  Ulema after the event. The memorandum consists the demand to the United Nation to setup an independent investigation against the recent Execution of Ayatollah Nimr, demand to investigate the Saudi Arabia links with the global terrorist organizations,  demand to setup an Independent Investigation about the Arm suppliers to the terrorist organizations i.e.  ISIS, Alshabab, Boko-Haram etc, demand of  independent Investigation on Zaria Massacre in Nigeria  and the immediate release of prominent leader Ayatollah Sheikh  Ibrahim Zakzaky. Demand for an Independent investigation on recent attack on Pathankote, India. Memorandum further demanded the sanctions to be imposed against the countries found guilty and termination from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).



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Jared Diamond on Islam

Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine; recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1998.

      "Medieval Islam was technologically advanced and open to innovation. It achieved far higher literacy rates than in contemporary Europe; it assimilated the legacy of classical Greek civilization to such a degree that many classical books are now known to us only through Arabic copies.  It invented windmills, trigonometry, lateen sails and made major advances in metallurgy, mechanical and chemical engineering and irrigation methods. In the middle-ages the flow of technology was overwhelmingly from Islam to Europe rather from Europe to Islam. Only after the 1500's did the net direction of flow begin to reverse."

[Guns, Germs, and Steel - The Fates of Human Societies, 1997, p. 253]