Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine
Muharram / SAFAR 1424 H
April 2003
Volume 16-04 No : 196
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Chennai Diary


A Dynamic Wakf Board!
Tamil Translation of Quran was the Winner !


A Dynamic Wakf Board!

By Malikul Azeez

It is once again the first in the country, when the Tamil Nadu Wakf Board launched free meals for the poor Muslims on March 3rd, 2003 by chief minister J.Jayalalitha. This scheme will be spread throughout the state, wherein hundreds of poor Muslims will be fed in different mosques and dargahs, for which funds will be coming in purely on voluntary basis by the philanthropists and muthavallis of the mosques and dargahs. The idea was conceived by the first ever woman chairperson of any Wakf Board in the country Bader Sayeed, who seems to be quite ambitious about this scheme.

As such, Sayeed is being noted as a dynamic chairperson, who has made the Board move more faster and results hit the right targets. After being constituted in January 2002, the Board has cleared files as on March 2003, some of which were pending even since 1984, which is a record in the history of the Tamilnadu Wakf Board. Besides the annual contribution from the assessable Wakfs, which is 7 per cent of the net annual income, has also gone up considerably and is set to reach the target of Rs.150 lakhs at the end of the current financial year, an all time high and another historical feat by the Board. Other ambitious programmes under Sayeed, who has been recently joined by a young, energetic and enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer A.Mohammed Jamaluddin, are-Construction of a new office for the Board, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs.40 lakhs. The two-storey building will have a built-up area of 10,000 sq.feet on a land of 13,024 sq.feet. The state government has come forward with a huge grant towards the cost of the land and construction of the said project. Next follows computerisation of all accounts not only in the headquarters, but in all ten zones of the Board throughout the state. All the zones will be inter-linked by computer system, which would cost Rs.15 lakhs. Recovering encroached properties-many illegal sales have been cancelled and are being sold through public auctions, whereby the Wakf properties are benefited to the maximum. Welfare fund for education for poor students and helping the poor Muslim girls for their marriages, is being built up slowly, but steadily.

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BOOK FAIR

Tamil Translation of Quran was the Winner !

The book fair in the city of Chennai is a usual annual feat for more than 25 years, but this year a new feature has come to notice, which might have gone unnoticed in the previous years. More than 100 copies of Tamil translation of the Holy Quran have been sold in the 10-day affair. People from different walks of life, including film personalities like Kamal Hassan, academics, politicians, sports persons and students have visited the fair, which had a few stalls of Islamic publications.

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