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“The only purpose for which the Muslim community has been raised is Da’wah or saving the fellow brethren from falling into the fire of the Hell. But, to our sorrow and grief, members of the community do not pay as much heed to this divinely-ordained duty as is required. Bukhari, Muslim and other books of Hadith literature have created separate chapters on Namaz, Fasting, Trading, etc. but they missed creating a separate chapter on the Importance of Da’wah, which is the primary duty of every individual Muslim.” These views were expressed by Maulana Mohammad Farooq Khan, celebrated translator of the Qur’an into Hindi, while speaking on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of Islami Academy in the national capital on 1 September. Addressing the audience, Dr. Hasan Raza, Director of the Academy, said the aim of the institution is to inculcate the spirit of Islamic Da’wah into the hearts and minds of students. He urged the students not to allow any laxity in their commitment as the challenges they have to meet later are huge and they are the only ray of hope for the community. The Academy is an adapted version of Darsgah-e-Islami, Rampur which was started by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in the 1950s. Later, Dr Abdul Haq Ansari re-established it as “Islamic Research & Guidance Centre” at Aligarh. It was later shifted to New Delhi as “Islami Academy” before once again it was taken to Aligarh. Now, finally it has been started afresh in New Delhi. It aims at producing resource persons to carry on Islamic legacy in the new age. The Academy has accepted 16 students of different backgrounds for the current session starting from 1 September.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2013 on page no. 13

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