Seminar on the Muslim role in the freedom movement
Milli Gazette Online
Aligarh Muslim University’s Department of Islamic Studies is organising a two-day National Seminar on 18-19 March 2005 on the "Role of Muslims in the Freedom Movement of India". The Seminar will focus on the contribution and sacrifices of different sections of the Muslim society like common people, Ulama, scholars, muftis, statesmen, politicians, poets, authors, leaders of the Khilafat Movement, in different stages of the freedom movement of India. Professor Abdul Ali, chairman of the Department of Islamic Studies, is director of the Seminar while the convenor is Dr. Zafarul Islam Islahi, reader in the department, who informed MG that reputed scholars and researchers are expected to participate in the seminar from different universities and well-known madrasas and centers of Islamic learning.
The seminar will be inaugurated by AMU VC Naseem Ahmad and the keynote address will be presented by Maulana Muhammad Salim Qasimi, rector of Darul Uloom (Waqf), Deoband. Prominant participants will include Maulana Ziauddin Islahi, director, Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh.
The seminar would seek to put in historical perspective the heroic role played by the Indian Muslims in the country’s freedom struggle. It would also highlight Muslims' close relationship to and sense of service for their homeland. A special feature of the seminar will be papers on the role of Muslim women in the freedom movement of the country.
For more information, contact seminar convenor Dr Islahi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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