ONLY AN ALIM CAN EXPOUND ON SHARIAH
Ambedkarnagar: A man who has no profound knowledge of Shariah should not comment on it. Before making any comments, he should consult Shariah experts, Qari Rais Ahmad Khan, general secretary of All India Jamaat Raza-e-Mustafa and principal of Darul Uloom Chera Muhammadpur said. A man with no insight of Shairah has no right to interfere in it. The maulana criticised the new Haj guideline and called it contrary to the interests of prospective Hajis. He also demanded payment of salaries of the teachers and employees of Arabic and Persian madrassas as per the 5th Pay Commission recommendations for teaching and non-teaching staff of Sanskrit
APPEAL TO FILL CHEQUES IN URDU
Aligarh: Syed Anwar Sayeed, registrar of Jamia Urdu Aligarh has appealed Urdu lovers, organisations, clubs and all Urdu-knowing people to fill cheques in Urdu and also write applications and forms in Urdu to government officials and departments to emphasise its need and importance to the concerned departments. Sayeed welcomed the decision of Uttar Pradesh Chief Election Commission to publish voters lists in Urdu in 130 Assembly constituencies.
TEACHERS TRAINING AT JAMIA MILLIA
New Delhi: A two-week long Madrasa Teachers’ Training programme organised by the Department of Education and Training, Jamia Millia Islamia concluded on January 4.
Thirty-eight teachers from different madrasas of Delhi participated in the programme. The programme coordinator, Dr Muzzammil Hussain Qasmi said that 11 modern subjects had been selected for the training. These include psychology, management of madrasas, environmental sciences, distance education, privatisation, globalisation, world economy, etc. Computer, Internet, remote sensing, audio, video and projectors were used during the programme. Prof Akhtar Siddiqui emphasised the need for educational training programme for madrasas. Presiding over the meeting, Prof Akhtarul Wase said “national integrity is our old tradition.” There is need to bridge the gap between communities, he said and added that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had utilised the services of non-Muslim teachers for teaching his companions.
400 STUDENTS TAKE ARABIC, PERSIAN EXAMS
Tanda (Ambedkarnagar): The annual examinations 2003 of the Arabic and Persian Board, Lucknow concluded peacefully. Four hundred students from all over the district wrote their papers at Madrasa Manzar-e-Haque. The examinations wich had started on December 29 were conducted under the supervision of district minority welfare officer, Shafiq
‘PEN MAKETH YOU MIGHTIER’
Badaun: Addressing a meeting organised by Anjuman Ishaat-e-Talim here at Islamia Inter College, Nasim Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University said education is the only weapon which plays a significant role in the progress of a nation. It is the age of education and the winner will be the one who wields the pen, not the sword, he said.
From 1959 to 1961, the VC had been a student of the Islamia Inter College and his father, late Abu Sa’d had served here as a sessions judge. He had come here with a 25-member delegation to create awareness among them about the harmful effects of polio on health and asked them to administer polio drops to their children. He said a healthy person is closer to God. A memento was presented to the
ANOTHER MOSQUE ON TARGET
Delhi: In a letter to Urdu daily Qaumi Awaz, Muzzammil Kazmi, has drawn the attention of Waqf Board and Muslims to Masjid Jheel Piyao, situated at Bahadur Shah Zafar Road in front of the Central Bank, Link House. Between the mosque and an old Shiv mandir, there is a plot of Waqf Board which was being used as a wrestling arena by some Muslim children. As there is no Muslim population near the mosque, these children would take care of it and fetch water if needed for drinking or ablutions. However, some people with the help of police later got the plot vacated and asked the children not to play there.
The temple authorities have now constructed a room and opened a door towards the plot. This appears to be the preparing ground for illegally occupying the vacant plot. A ditch has also been dug behind the mosque which is likely to damage its foundation. Since there is no Muslim population nearby, who knows one fine night another “Ram Lalla” may appear in this mosque also.
Keeping in mind the vulnerability of the situation, the Waqf Board and Muslims should pay immediate attention to the problem before it generates any trouble.
TRIBUTES PAID TO SAHIL FARIDI
Saharanpur: Rich tributes were paid to poet Sahil Faridi who died in December end last year.
Anjuman Tarseel-e-Adab, an organisation of poets and litterateurs held a condolence meeting here at Gulashan-e-Talim School and paid poetic tributes to Sahil. A collection of Sahil’s poetry will be soon published in a book form. Some of the poetic tributes paid to him were as follows: Phir Daimi Hayat Milegi Jahan Ke Baad/Ek Imtihan Aur Hai Iss Imtihan Ke Baad, Khuloos-o-Pyar Ka Paikar Rahi Hayat Uski/ Who Shakhs Marke Bhi Apna Waqar Chhod Gaya; There is an eternal life after death/There is another test after this test, His life was an epitome of love and sincerity/He left his impressions even after death. His disciples and admirers have decided to set up an organisation after his name which will be a befitting tribute to remember him by.
EGYPTAIN QARIS COMMEND INDIAN MUSLIMS
New Delhi: Two Egyptain qaris, recitors of the Quran praised Indian Muslims for their passionate love for Islam.
Qari Abdullah Al-Saiyid Ali and Qari Ramzan Muhammad Salim spoke at a reception given to them here at Ekta Bhawan. Shaikh Abdullah said there is no difference between an Arab and a non-Arab and Allah bestows guidance upon whomsoever He wishes.
According to a press release of All India Association of Religious Leaders, the two qaris brought some goodwill message from Egyptian President Husni Mubarak and the Shaikh of Jamia Al-Azhar to the President and Prime Minister of India. Both of them recited the Quran in their beautiful voices.
JAMIA HAMDARD HOSTS BOTANICAL CONFERENCE
New Delhi: Department of Botany, Jamia Hamdard organised the 26th annual conference of Indian Botanical Society. Nearly 300 delegates from all over the country attended the three-day seminar which started on December 29, 2003. A symposium on plant biology and biodiversity in changing environment was also organised. DS Brar, Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited inaugurated the event and appreciated the Jamia for taking lead in establishing research links with Ranbaxy.
QURAN NEEDS NO SCIENTIFIC CERTIFICATE
Lucknow: Quran does not need a certificate of science, but the science does and scientists should study the Quran, Muhammad Sulaiman said. He was the chief guest at a prize and certificate distribution function of Al-Quran Institute. Scientists are discovering things which the Quran has told fourteen centuries ago, he said. The function organised by the Quran Institute at Islamia College, Lal Bagh, was conducted to generate deep love of religious teachings among students who took part in the Islamic Refresher course.. q