Hyderabad: Ms. Khursheed Farzana associate president of Jamat-e-Islami, Telangana appealed to Muslim ladies to adopt Quran and Sunnah as the guiding principles in their lives and especially in performing marriages. Allah (SWT) has ordained that we should make marriages simple but we are making them difficult which is resulting in various issues in the lives of our children. She was addressing 48th Du ba Du (Face to Face) Matrimonial Alliance Program organized by Minorities Development Forum of Siasat Urdu Daily at SA Imperial Garden, Towlichowki yesterday. She said that while selecting the girl and the boy religious background should be given preference since only religious boys and girls would prove to be the best assets for the community. The downfall of Muslim community is due to negligence of Allah’s commands and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). We should select such girls who are virtuous, educated and disciplined. A good wife can make her house paradise and her husband’s life peaceful and prosperous. It is very tragic that despite having the knowledge of facts we are neglecting Islamic teachings. Materialism has not only damaged our character, it has also shattered our thought process. Extravagant expenses and exhibition of wealth is damaging our community. There is common tendency of demanding dowry which is against Islamic principles. It is resulting in divorce. She advised the Muslims to refrain from extravaganza.
Ms. Shahida Ansari (Chicago) stressed the need for the ladies to consider good character while finalizing matrimonial alliances. The naughty attitude of the parents of the boys while selecting the girl is a satanic act. We should not adopt business tactics while finalizing matrimonial alliances. She severely criticized those who spend extravagantly in marriages and told that they will be answerable to Allah (SWT). Quoting Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), she said that the marriage which is performed with minimum expenses gets the blessings of Allah (SWT). She lamented that most of the marriages performed in Hyderabad are the source of exhibition of wealth. It is very regrettable that our daughters are marrying non-Muslims. Is it not enough to awaken our conscience?
Ms. Shareefa Ameena welcomed the audience and told that the steps taken by Siasat and MDF are the attempts to reform Muslim society. It is therefore necessary for the Muslim community to adopt Islamic way of thinking.
Ms. Khadija Sultana, Dr. Durdana and Ms. Raes Unissa were also present on this occasion. In all, 495 registrations of boys and 198 registrations of girls were made. The program was attended by nearly 5000 ladies. 25 counselors and more than 50 volunteers made the arrangements. Mr. Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Managing Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily was present right from the beginning of the program. He supervised the arrangements. Mr. Abid Siddiqui, President of MDF also addressed the gathering. This progam was also attended by Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily, Begum Shams Zahid Ali Khan, Mr. Taqiuddin Shajee and other members of family. The other dignitaries who attended the function included Prof. Moin Ansari, Mr. Mohammed Tajuddin, Dy. Director of Lok Ayukta, Dr. Syed Ghousuddin, Mr. Zahid Mohammed Siddiqui and Mr. Mohammed Haneef. This program was organized with the cooperation of Mr. Mohammed Moinuddin, President of Federation of Towlichowki Colonies. Mr. Abid Siddiqui, President of MDF thanked the management of Imperial Garden, Police Department and Media.