LAHORE - Historical moments were seen as Syed Munawar Hasan, the outgoing ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), administered oath to Sirajul Haq as the new ameer at a ceremony held at JI headquarters Mansoora on Wednesday.
Sirajul Haq took oath as the fifth ameer of JI. In his address Haq said that JI believes in true revolution which can only be brought by changing mind sets as revolution does not depend on mere slogans.
Representatives of different religious and political parties, Speaker of the Khyber PK Assembly and provincial minister of Khyber PK, besides large number of JI leaders and workers were present on the occasion.
Dispelling the impression about JI’s stiff opposition, Siraj said that JI was not against the US, India or any other non Muslim country. He said that the reason of JI opposition to these countries was because of their policies which have become the prime source of the massacre of Muslims around the world.
The new JI ameer also paid tribute to the armed forces for rendering best services for the country’s defence and solidarity.
On China, which has been accusing religious parties for supporting movements on their soil, Siraj said that China was a neighbor and a great friend, adding that the JI would like to strengthen relations with Beijing.
He urged people to unite against the five percent elite of the country who had held rest of the 95 per cent masses as hostage controlling resources for the last sixty five years.
Siraj pushed all political parties to unite and sign a charter for running the country in accordance with the Constitution which provided a basis for evolving society on Islamic lines, and also to obstruct dictatorial rule forever. He said that members of the JI had placed great responsibility on his shoulders by electing him as ameer though there were many other candidates in the party who were much better than him. He urged JI workers to extend him every possible help for running the party on the path adopted by the founder of the JI, Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi and other previous ameers Mian Tufail Muhammad, Qazi Husain Ahmed and Syed Munawar Hasan.
Siraj also appealed to the Khadam-e-Haramain Sharifain, the King of Saudi Arabia to play his role in uniting the oppressed and disunited Muslims all over the world and also to review Saudi Arabian policy in regard to oppression against the Akhwanul Muslimoon in Egypt and the ousted Egyptian president Dr Morsi.
He also urged the world community and the Muslim rulers to raise their voice against the tyranny of the Bangladesh government on the JI leaders in that country.