Mahan Abedin - What is the role of the Jammat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) in Indian politics?
Ejaz Ahmed Aslam - Jammat-e-Islami Hind stands for Islam and works on behalf of Islam. Political and economic activities are parts of Islam. In short, the JIH is an Islamic organization that is trying to promote, propagate and strengthen Islam. Our primary role in India is to protect and strengthen the Muslim community in addition to reaching out to non-Muslims. Politics is important since politicians shape the future of a country. In the political sphere hitherto the Jammat-e-Islami has given opinions about political parties and supported certain political figures with a reputable ethical background. In the future we may expand our role.
Mahan Abedin interviews Moulana Ejaz Ahmed Aslam for Religioscope. More Here.