Shia group says it lost faith in Kalbe Jawwad, plans to hold Juma Prayer separately

By News Desk,

New Delhi: Ali Congress has reiterated its plan to hold Juma Prayer separately near Asfi Masjid as it has lost faith in the prayer leadership of Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad. Mr Jawwad presently leads Juma Prayer in the historic Asfi Masjid.

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In a statement yesterday, Ali Congress said Mr Jawwad has not refrained from “speaking lies” from the pulpit of the mosque. The organization has expressed hope that “very soon an alternate arrangement will be made for Juma Prayer” and people who have lost faith in Mr Jawwad’s leadership will offer Juma Prayer separately.

In its earlier statement Ali Congress had alleged that Mr Jawwad accused the organization of being involved in anti-Shia activities with the support of Nadwatul Ulema and the Indian Embassy of Saudi Arabia. The group termed the allegations baseless and on that ground had asked Mr Jawwad to stop leading Juma Prayer in Asfi Masjid.

Meanwhile, Ali Congress has reconstituted its youth wing Youth Ali Congress. In a meeting held yesterday in Lucknow new leaders of the youth wing were elected. According to the release, Firoze Agha has been elected president, Muhammad Hussain Rizvi vice president and Bahar Akhtar Rizvi general secretary.