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Jamaat’s welfare programmes impress Saudi delegation

New Delhi: A Saudi delegation headed by Sheikh Saleh Hassan Aalaid, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, visited Indian Jamaat-e-Islami’s headquarters here recently and commended the organization’s activities to spread the message of Islam and uplift Indian Muslims. “I am very happy to see the tremendous efforts of Jamaat-e-Islami in this part of the world in order to disseminate the message of Islam through various activities including publication of books and organizing seminars and conferences,” Sheikh Aalaid was quoted as saying during a meeting with Jamaat officials. Sheikh Aalaid and his accompanying delegation also visited the office of Vision 2016 project where Professor K. A. Siddique Hassan, vice president of Jamaat-e-Islami and secretary-general of Vision 2016, briefed the delegates on the project that aims at implementing a number of educational and health projects in various parts of India. Hassan explained the project’s achievements and the number of its beneficiaries. Senior Jamaat officials such as Mohammed Jafar, Mohammed Gulam Akbar, Abdul Basit Anwar, Mohammed Rafique Qasmi attended the meeting. The Saudi delegation, which included Salim Alsahli, Fahad Alutaibi and Abdul Aziz Saleh, also visited Alshifa Hospital and Research Center, which is under construction in Dawat Nagar, Abul Fazal Encalve in New Delhi. They also visited Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith and Institute of Objective Studies.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 20

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