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Two days Seerat Seminar at Darul Musannefin


Azamgarh (October 9, 2010): Seerat entitled “Masadir Seerat-e-Nabvi (pbuh)” was held on October 9-10 in Darul Musannefin, Shibli Academy, Azamgarh. Maulana Rabey Hasni Nadvi was to preside in the inaugural session but due to unavoidable circumstances he could not make it in time. Inauguration commenced with recital of holy Qur’an by Mr. Abdur Rahman Abbasi at 11am. Dr. Salman Nadvi, retired Professor Durbun University, South Africa, presided. In his welcome address Professor Ishtiaq Ahmad Zilli, Director of the Academy, emphasized the importance of Allama Shibli Nomani’s biography of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) and the extreme care he took to write an authentic biography. In this connection, this seminar intends to explore new angles in the resources available now and bring to light hitherto unknown points, he said. Dr. Salman Nadvi in his keynote address emotionally narrated his childhood days in Shibli Academy and remembered all the great luminaries who graced the Academy in those days. He dwelt upon the significant contributions and great dedication of previous Secretary/Director of Academy. Considering the need of modern times he laid emphasis on translating valuable literature produced by Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy in English.

Maulana Dr. Taqiuddin Nadvi and Professor Yasin Mazhar Siddique were the guests of honour. While Dr. Taqiuddin stressed upon the need to translate wealth of literature written in Shibli Academy in Arabic language, Prof. Yasin Mazhar also supported translation of well researched authentic articles and books. They both wished the seminar a great success and congratulated Professor Zilli for organizing seminar on this most important topic.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2010 on page no. 21

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