"BE MODERATE IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE"
New Delhi: In a special meeting at the central office of All India Talimi Wa Milii Foundation (AITMF) on 12 July, author and respected religious scholar Maulana Muhammad Qamaruzzaman Allahabadi asked Muslims to be moderate in every sphere of life – in prayers, in public and economic dealings, and in love and affection in their relationships with other human beings. He asked Muslims to seek guidance from the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in all their religious and worldly affairs.
A general meeting was also organised at South Delhi’s Batla House Jama Masjid which was attended by imams of several mosques, ulama and a large number of Muslims. In Delhi Maulana Qamaruzzaman was received by AITMF president Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi.
POLITICS SHOULD BE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Meerut: Politics should be above personal interests and for public service which is a form of worship. Some people use religion for worldly gains which brings bad name to Islam. These views were expressed by Haji Muhammad Yaqub Qureshi, Uttar Pradesh minister for Haj and minority welfare. He was inaugurating a road built by funds from his ministerial quota here at Gulazar-e-Hussainia Junior High School on 15 July. He said development work was a right of the people. He also assured to establish a mini ITI at Gulazar-e-Hussainia.
Rural development minister Nawab Kaukab Hameed hailed the services of Gulzar-e-Hussainia. He announced to connect Ajrara with other big and small villages. Rector Maulana Abdullah Mughisi admired both the ministers’ love for the poor and weak.
POLICE RECRUITMENT CAMP FOR MINORITIES
Patna: A two-day special camp to recruit minority candidates in police would be held in Bihar’s minority populated districts: Katihar, Purnea, Bitia, Gaya, Munger and Bhagalpur on 2-3 August. This was informed by state minister for minority welfare Shakil Ahmad Khan after a meeting to review conditions for implementing a 15-point programme. Khan said minorities have very little information about the required abilities and recruitment procedures in police force. It is therefore that these training camps are being held in minority populated areas.
PROF. EZAZ AFZAL’S KHADD-O-KHAL RELEASED
Kolkata: Containing Prof. Ezaz Afzal’s articles on different personalities and compiled by him in book form, Khaddo-o-Khal (Features) was released by Ahmad Saeed Maleehabadi, editor of Urdu daily Azad Hind at Muslims Institute, Kolkata on 27 June. Maulana Abul Mahfooz Karim Masoomi chaired the meeting which was attended by scholars and politicians including West Bengal labour minister Muhammad Ameen.
DELAY IN APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL & STAFF
Saharanpur: Demanding early appointment of principal and other staff at Islamia Inter College, president of Urdu Teachers Association and general secretary of Tamir-e-Millat Trust, Haji Obaidullah Kazmi has termed it as an unfavourable act for students. He said though the college has given good results in the recently held annual examinations, the absence of principal for the last two years and vacant posts of more than 20 staffers have put the future of the college in danger. He also blamed the College Management Committee for closing the Deeniyat department. Terming it as a shameful act he said that a delegation of the Trust would meet the Management Committee and ask it to reopen the department. He said students were unable to benefit from the college library as there was no librarian. He demanded early appointment of principal and filling up of other staffers’ posts which were lying vacant for the last 15 years.
MEDICAL CAMP AT MILLI MODEL SCHOOL
New Delhi: Health Opinion Social & Literary Awareness (HOSLA), an NGO working in the field of health and education organised a medical camp "Health Check-up Camp & Free Medicine Distribution" at Milli Model School in South Delhi’s Abul Fazal Enclave on 11 July.
ANJUMAN STARTS URDU DIPLOMA COURSE
New Delhi: Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Urdu Hind in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, (NCPUL) has started an Urdu Diploma Course. A meeting in this regard was held at Abdul Haque Auditorium, Urdu Ghar on 1 July. Students who have taken admission in the course attended the meeting. Speaking on this occasion Dr Khaliq Anjum of the Anjuman informed that two hundred students had taken admission in the course. One fourth of the students which include some higher army officials, representatives of Delhi government and three Supreme Court advocates are from outside Delhi. Dr Hamidullah Bhat, director of NCPUL inaugurated the course.
GIO AWARDS STUDENTS
Jaipur: Allah raises him high who acquires education, said Ms Mastura of Karnataka. She was speaking at a function organised by Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO), Rajasthan to distribute prizes to successful students at Jaipur Information Centre. Speaking about women’s status in Islam, she said Islam had given women a very high position. Today in TV programmes and advertisements women are being used as a commodity in the name of freedom. The lesser she wears, the better she is considered, she remarked. The Quran lays great emphasis on acquisition of education, Ms Mastura said.
In her inaugural speech, Ms Shakira Khatoon, nazimah of the women’s cell of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said Islam had made it obligatory for every believing man and woman to acquire education. She asked Muslims to give up the wrong practices of dowry and extravagant marriages and emphasised on simple living and simple marriage. GIO president Ms Samina Parveen shed light on the purpose of the organisation. Students who had secured good marks in 8th, 10th and 12th board examinations were given prizes.
11 ARRESTED FOR RAPING DALIT WOMEN
New Delhi: Eleven people were arrested in connection with gangrape of three Dalit women in Bhoom Tola village in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh on 8 July. Home Minister Shivraj Patil presented a statement before the Parliamentary bench of Lok Sabha.
RESERVATION FOR MUSLIMS IN BIHAR & JHARKHAND
Ranchi: A pompous reception was organised in honour of central minister for food processing Subodh Kant Sahai by the Supervisory Committee of Anjumane Islam here on 18 July. Several political leaders were present on the occasion.
Manzoor Ahmad Ansari, a Muslim political leader congratulated Sahai and Congress leaders for their good performance in the elections and demanded 10 to 15 percent reservation for Muslims in Jharkhand and Bihar. He said that RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav should give proof of his attachment with Muslims of Bihar and Jharkhand and provide them with facilities. He said sympathy alone would not solve problems, hence Lalu Yadav must take solid steps for Muslims.
In his maiden speech in Jharkhand after being minister in the union cabinet, Subodh Kant Sahai said it would be a great injustice to forget the sacrifices of ulama for the country’s freedom. He condemned the erstwhile NDA government’s distortion of history books and said these mistakes would be rectified in due time. He took a dig at Gujarat government for riots but at the same time praised a young Muslim girl who stood in defiance of a tyrannical government. Sahai asked Muslims to avail of the different developmental and financial schemes of government which were always open for them. He also assured to increase the amount of Haj subsidies. «
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