VP to inaugurate Shibli Centenary

Azamgarh: Shibli Academy Centenary celebrations will be inaugurated by the Vice President of India Muhammad Hamid Ansari here on 29 November in the presence of a galaxy of important personalities and scholars form many parts of the world, including governor of Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav (who belongs to Azamgarh), AMU VC Zameeruddin Shah, Litterateur Shamsur Rahman Farooqui, Prof Shamim Jairajpuri, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, JMI VC Prof. Muhammad Talat, KMC Urdu, Arabic & Persian University VC Prof. Khan Masood, Allahabad University VC Prof. Naeemur Rahman Farooqi, Syed Shahid Mehdi and NCM chairman Nasim Ahmad.

Muslim Personal Law Board chairman  Maulana Muhammad Rabey Nadwi, Jamaat-e Islami Hind President Maulana Jalaludidn Umari and Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Principal Maulana Saeedur Rahman Nadwi are among many Muslim community dignitaries who are expected to attend the celebrations.

The celebrations will also be attended by a galaxy of delegates from foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, US, Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan. A number of academic sessions will be held over three days on a variety of Indo-Muslim and historical topics. An exhibition is also being arranged to showcase Allama Shibli and his academy’s achievements. A number of new publications on Allama Shibli and his academy will also be released on this occasion.

Allama Shibli Nomani was a towering personality of the subcontinent. In addition to Shibli Academy, he also established Shibli School in his hometown of Azamgarh which has now grown into Shibli National College. He was also instrumental in the establishment of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama as a meeting place of old and new knowledge. Seminars and conferences are being held to commemorate his death centenary all over India.

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This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2014 on page no. 1

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