Engineer Mohammed Salim is the State chief (Ameer-e-Halqa) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He is based in Jaipur and stands different. He is one of my favorite tahreeki personalities of the day. He is techo savvy, articulate and hardworking. Above all he is pro-active and known for his out of box thinking.
He is engaged in teaching engineering to the students in the reputed Malviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur. Besides he is actively involved in various welfare activities. Recently he played a key role in saving a minor girl from the clutches of human traffickers.
In a recent article he has put forward five steps to a better India..! The five steps are as follows:
- Promoting virtues. Trying to lead a life based on morality and become an example for others and Propagating and establishing Moral Values such as Honesty, Hard work, Mutual Love, Respect and Trust, inculcating tolerance and respect for difference of opinions and faiths in the society.
- Eradicating evils viz wine, drug addiction, dowry, female foeticide, untouchability, discrimination based on gender, Lavish living, Materialism, Nude and Vulgar Culture, Atrocities on women and other weaker sections, ill treatment of old age parents etc. Corruption, Communalism, Fascism, Regionalism etc.
- Service to the Living: Helping the needy in the society. Working jointly at the time of natural or men made Calamities.
- Bridging Gaps of Misunderstandings and Ignorance about each other. Interacting with each other and understanding the faith, ideologies and cultures of each other to minimize the distances and suspicions and to strengthen the mutual trust and fraternity. Activities such as Interfaith Dialogue and joint fora to interact with each other to facilitate better understanding of each other’s faith, traditions and culture.
- Joint Studies and Research: There is a strong need to initiate joint studies and research on religious texts and religious personalities, particularly in Indian context in order to create better understanding of each other. Hence some research centres may be established where literature related to all religions is kept and research scholars may be encouraged to pursue their research, which would certainly highlight the common root of all the religions.To read the full article click here.