Maulana Amin Usmani Remembered at IOS Condolence Meet
An on-line condolence meeting was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on September 8, 2020 to mourn the death of the Islamic scholar and secretary, Islamic Fiqh Academy, Delhi, Maulana Amin Usmani. Presiding over the meeting, the chairman, IOS, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, described the death of the maulana as a big loss to Islamic scholarship and the Ummah. He would be ever remembered for his services to the IFA as an administrator and planner who popularised it in the entire Islamic world. He was farsighted and ceaseless in his endeavor to see the community live life in conformity with highest Islamic values. He was the moving spirit behind IFA’s novel idea of bringing different schools of Islamic scholarship together, he added.
General Secretary of the IFA Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani, emphasised the need for holding a seminar on life and works of the maulana. Unfortunately, this was not currently possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Recalling his association with the maulana spanning 25 years, he said that they talked together almost daily either by phone or via e-mail. They had cordial relations and there was no occasion for the estrangement of these relations. He observed that they shared identical views on several matters pertaining to Islamic jurisprudence. Maulana Usmani had a close watch on the affairs of the Islamic world, especially the Arab countries. He had a deep concern for the Muslim community. Principal of the Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow, Maulana Saeed ur-Rehman Azmi, said that he was an alumnis of the seminary. Besides possessing Islamic knowledge, he had managerial skills.
Asstt. Secretary General, All India Milli Council, Maulana Mustafa Rifai Jilani Nadwi, said that Maulana Amin Usmani had a multidimensional personality which held him in good stead on Muslim issues and the world Islamic fraternity. Maulana Jilani observed that he was a well-read Islamic scholar. Editor of the Urdu quarterly, the Mutaleaat, Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadwi, held that Maulana Amin Usmani had a deep sense of concern for the Muslim community and always thought of its well-being. He had a deep interest in the issues that were facing Arabs and Palestine, Prof. Usmani said.
Held at the conference hall of the IOS, the condolence meeting was attended by Islamic scholars, prominent citizens and many admirers of the maulana. The proceedings of the meeting were conducted by the in-charge of Urdu unit, IOS, Maulana Shah Ajmal Farooq Nadwi.