Muslim organization to fight IS threat with spiritual movement


Varanasi: In order to counter the growing threat of Islamic State (IS), a Muslim organization has decided to launch a spiritual movement to counter the IS threat and prevent youth from falling into its trap.

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), a social reform organization affiliated to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has passed a resolution appealing Muslims across the country to offer a mass recital of sacred prayer “Ayat-e-Kareema” from February 18 to 25 for establishing peace, brotherhood, and harmony.

The planned recital will include reciting Tasbi-E-Yunus about 125000 times either by an individual over a period of days, or by a group till the count is reached. The particular count is supposed to have been chosen based on prescriptions of various saints and spiritual practitioners.

MRM National Convener Mohd Afzal said that people will pray for relief from terrorism, IS threat, and cross border infiltration, and for the overall welfare of the society.

He added: “We will also pray that Pakistan-supported terrorism is stopped in India and cordial relations are developed between the two nations,”

The resolution was passed at a recently concluded National Executive Committee meeting held in the city.

MRM has also decided to start a campaign against cow-slaughter wherein its activists will reach out to people and educate them about the harmful effects of beef-consumption. They have already published a book ‘Islam aur Gai’ wherein the importance of cow as enunciated in Islamic scriptures has been explained.

The meeting also passed a resolution to hold regular meetings with Muslim communities in order to convince them to resolve the Ayodhya Ram Temple issue and arrive at a consensus. MRM has decided to approach various Muslim leaders and political groups and urge them to come forward in support of temple construction in Ayodhya. (Photo: