Milli Gazette Online
Naheed, a director of Iqra Education Foundation, Mumbai, has been awarded by Times Foundation in recognition of her exemplary work in the field of education and women’s economic development.
Naheed has conducted Teachers Training programmes in 18 cities in India and in two cities in Bangladesh. These programmes help teachers adopt modern teaching techniques being used in the West. These programmes were basically been designed by Iqra Education Foundation for Muslim children living in pluralistic societies. Naheed has also conducted inter-faith dialogue seminars under the auspices of Times Foundation and World Conference for Religion & Peace, New York. She has designed and developed 20 short-duration technical courses for economically poor Muslim women to set up their own home-based businesses.
Naheed, who is grand-daughter of Maulana Qari Taiyyib and daughter of Maulana Salim Qasimi of Deoband, is active in the Indian Muslim women issues and was intrumental in the passage of the model Nikahnama by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. Her drafts were rejected or deferred many times but she did not give up. Finally the draft was accepted during the last conference at Bhopal.
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