Education and Careers

Ibn Sina Tibbia College of Azamgarh “a beacon of light”

Azamgarh: Rajya Sabha MP, Muhammad Adeeb said at a function held at Ibn Sina Tibbia College, Bina Pura (Azamgarh) that after 1857 war of independence the lone enemy of the British was Islamic Umma or Muslims. At that time Sir Syed Ahmad Khan had decided that war now, would be fought not by the sword but by the weapon of knowledge and with this idea he had laid the foundation of Aligarh Muslim University. He said that he had thought that the torch of Muslims education is extinguished but after seeing the things here 'I am surprised to find that you have tried to light the lamp of education and knowledge which Islam had ordained', adding that in the 11th century our ancestors in the Arab world had raised the banner of education and knowledge so high that the entire scientific system of the world was in the hands of Muslims.

After making a round of the College and seeing its progress he praised the efforts of its manager Abu Sufiyan and announced an amount of Rs. 10 lakh for the College and said that from such institutions we can produce generations of students about whom our coming generations will say that God has sent Muslims in the world as blessing not as a curse. He said that he has always donated funds for schools and madrasas, not because he wants to win elections from these places but with the idea and desire that our children and students should acquire education and training with the help of which our (Muslim) ancestors had ruled over the world. Muhammad Ilyas Malik, Chaudhary Zarar Ahmad and others also spoke on this occasion and showered their praise on Muhammad Adeeb for fighting for the minority status of Jamia Millia Islamia, for implementation of Sachar Committee's recommendations and for raising many issues of Muslims in Parliament.

It is significant to note that during Muhammad Adeeb's tour of many villages and constituencies of Azamgarh district which is the stronghold of Ulama Council and Peace Party, and where leaders of other political parties are not only unwelcome but are also not allowed to hold meeting he was welcomed everywhere. In recent times even Digvijay Singh and UP Congress chief Mrs. Rita Bahuguna Joshi were not allowed to speak and Rahul Gandhi's helicopter also was not allowed to land but Muhammad Adeeb did not face any opposition from them and wherever he went, to about a dozen places of the district, long caravans of cars of local people, even bigger than the fleet of cars accompanying CM Mayawati's entourage, had accompanied his team.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 20

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