Mirwaiz Talks Business15 April 2010
Srinagar: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday urged the traders to desist from indulging in profiteering, hoarding and adulteration. “Our Prophet (SAW) was a businessman and doing business is a Sunnah. Islam is a practical religion and it doesn’t ask people to remain in Masjids all the time. It asks us to move forward and strive for earning a livelihood through halal means,” Mirwaiz said while addressing a one-day Seerat-conference organized by the Beopar Mandal Mahraj Gung here. “Unfortunately to make quick money, we indulge in profiteering, hoarding and adulteration. Kashmir was famous for carpets, shawls, wood carving and other industries. But we introduced such elements in this business who destroyed it. Amritsari shawl and Chinese goods are being labeled as Kashmiri items and sold at different places,” he said. The Mirwaiz said that objective behind organizing Seerat conferences should be talking about society and social values. “As Muslim community where do we stand today? We should encourage honest and sincerity in business. We have to adopt Islamic values,” he added. The Beopar Mandal Mahraj Gung is oldest trading organization of Kashmir and the conference had been organized in connection with Mirwaiz Umar’s initiative to eradicate social evils from the society.