Samastha’s 90th anniversary celebrations from Sunday

Updated - March 24, 2016 02:59 pm IST

Published - December 11, 2015 12:00 am IST - MANGALURU:

The 90th anniversary celebrations of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, which runs over 10,000 madrasas catering to nearly 20 lakh students in five southern States, would be inaugurated on December 13 in Mangaluru.

Reception Committee Treasurer and in-charge President of Dakshina Kannada district Congress Kodijal Ibrahim told presspersons here on Thursday that the event, to be held at 3.30 p.m. at Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru, is likely to be attended by over one lakh people.

The valedictory of the celebrations would be held at Alappuzha in Kerala from February 11 to February 14.

Mr. Ibrahim said many political leaders, Ministers and dignitaries from Karnataka and Kerala would attend the inaugural in Mangaluru.

The event, he hoped, would bring in peace in the disturbed Dakshina Kannada district.

Islam for peace

Mr. Ibrahim said it was unfortunate that several Muslims were involved in acts of terror in India as well other parts of the world. Islam never preached violence; but focussed on universal brotherhood.

Those who are indulging in terrorist activities are anti-Islam, he said. and added the Samastha denounces such activities. There are extremists in other religions also, including the Hindus, and all such acts should be condemned, he said.

He said the madrasas run by the Samastha impart religious education and many of them also impart formal education.

The students are taught the values of Islam, patriotism and peace, Mr. Ibrahim stressed.

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