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Waqf Boards’ help to a poor girl for higher education

New Delhi: Delhi Waqf Board, in response to a letter from a poor girl for help to continue her higher education, has given her a cheque of Rs. 35,950 to continue her education. According to available news, one Hena Kausar wanted to do MSc from Jamia Millia Islamia University but being poor she was finding it difficult to deposit the necessary fee for admission in this class. She saw a ray of hope in Delhi Waqf Board which is now becoming active in helping poor Muslims, and wrote a letter to it seeking help in continuing her studies. Delhi Waqf Board’s Chairman Amanatullah Khan, sensing her helplessness, gave her a cheque of Rs. 35,950 from Waqf Board’s funds to enable her deposit the necessary fee for her admission and continue her education. He (Amanatullah Khan) said that just as the Waqf Board has helped this needy girl, in the same way if any other needy person wants help, Delhi Waqf Board will, Insha Allah, try to help him / her also. He said that it is very painful that a poor student may be compelled to discontinue his / her education because of financial constraints. He also said that now Waqf Board may have to start giving scholarships to poor students for their education.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2016 on page no. 15

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