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MONTHLY    *    Vol 12-07 No:139     *   JULY 1998/ RABBI-UL-AWWAL 1419H

email: editor@islamicvoice.com

COMMUNITY ROUNDUP


Punjabi Translation of Qur'an Released
Palestine Documents Released
Moradabad Riot Was Well Planned
NCM to Open Educational Cell
Protests Over Fiqh Academy Booklet
Services of Renowned Historian Recalled
Release of Wakf Properties demanded
Steep Decline in Muslim UPSC Candidates
IFA to Organize Seminar
Imarat-e-Shari'ah to compile Judgments
"Man of the Year" : Award for Dr. Ghani
People
Scholarships for Medical Students
News in Brief


Punjabi Translation of Qur'an Released

By A staff Reporter

NEW DELHI : Translation of the Qur’an in Punjabi language was released at a well-attended meeting in Malerkotta in Punjab on June 28. Jamaat Islami Hind President Maulana Sirajul Hassan released the 1240-page volume entitled Qur’an Majeed Anuwad te Sankhep Teeka Sahit. The first copy was received by Union Agriculture Minister Surjeet Singh Barnala. The translation has been published by Punjabi Islami Publications and is priced at Rs.200.

The work on this major project went on for five years at Malerkotta, the only Muslim dominated town in Indian state of Punjab from where Muslim did not migrate to Pakistan on partition of British India. The team was headed by Ramzan Saeed with three others coordinating.

According to reports reaching here, the meeting drew around 1500 participants amid pouring rains. More information can be had from Punjabi Islami Publications, Sherwani Gate, Malerkotta-148023.

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Palestine Documents Released

NEW DELHI : Palestine Documents, a documentative work on Palestine issue was released here during June. The 900-Page compendium traces the history of discord on Palestine till the so-called OSLO accord and its implementation by compiling original documents, treaties, UN resolutions, and other conference proceedings. Dr. Zafrul-Islam Khan, Director, Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies, New Delhi has compiled the encyclopedic work which is priced at Rs.850. More information can be had from D-84, Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla, New Delhi-110025, Tel: 6927483.

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Moradabad Riot Was Well Planned

By Andalib Akhter

NEW DELHI : The Samajwadi Party MP from Moradabad constituency Dr. Shafiqur Rahman 'Barq' has accused the Bhartiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh of fomenting recent communal violence in Moradabad.

Nearly 20 people were killed and dozens injured in the violence which erupted on the occasion of Muharram procession last month. The violence broke out when some miscreants threw acid bottles on a procession when it was crossing through the Reti street of the city. Several people were injured in the stampede and the procession had to be backtrack.

When the procession was again taken out, the acid bottles were thrown on the procession at the same place. And when processionists retaliated, police fired on them. Two men were killed on the spot while many others injured. Police also arrested nearly 500 people, most of them Muslims.

Mr. Barq who camped in the city for several days during the riot alleged that the acid and wine bottles were thrown on the procession at the instance of some senior leaders of the BJP.

He accused the SSP Chabi Nath Singh for playing partisan role in combating the violence. He said that even Muslim women were not spared. They were beaten up by the police at the instance of SSP. Mr. Barq also demanded CBI inquiry into the violence.

Though the situation in Moradabad is now peaceful and several people have been released from the jail. However six Muslims, Mukhtar, Alam, Pappuwarsi, Khalid, Sarfarz and Rifiq have been kept under National Security Act. This one-sided action by the police has created anger among the Muslims of the city.

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NCM to Open Educational Cell

By A Staff Writer

NEW DELHI : The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has decided to open 'Minorities Education Cell' in its office in New Delhi. This was stated in a press release of the commission. The release said that this cell would provide information to minorities regarding establishment, running and development of educational institutions. The cell will also provide help in solving various problem faced by the minorities educational institution.

Later talking to media men the chairman of the commission Dr. Tahir Mahmood said the right to education was a basic human right. It was also mentioned in the Art.26 of international charter of human rights 1948, he said.

Dr. Mahmood said that the Art.41 of Indian constitution instructs the government to ensure educational right of all the citizens. And to ensure social justice, the article 30 provides constitutional right to minorities to open and run their own educational institution throughout the country.

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Protests Over Fiqh Academy Booklet

NEW DELHI: An Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) booklet has raised protests from students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The booklet entitled Bainul Aqwami Agensiyon Ka taaruf aur Tareeqe kar (An Introduction of International agencies and methodology) has made disparaging remarks about AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The article by Asrar Alam has termed Sir Syed an agent of Jews and AMU as an institution of anti-Islamic thoughts. The article and the remarks were came to notice recently when AMU scholars went through it.

AMU students Union President Kunwar Zamir Ahmad Khan has condemned the booklet and the Academy for maligning the founder of the University.

The Academy has expressed regrets over the remarks in a press realise and attributed the lapse to the absence of critical review and inadvertence. The release said the Academy did not agree with the remarks and said it had stopped the further sales and circulation of the book.

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Services of Renowned Historian Recalled

ALIGARH : Services of a renowned historian and Gandhian were recalled at a meeting organised by the Minority council of India at the Aligarh Muslim University on June 6. (Dr. B.N. Pandey passed away last month at the age of 93. He was president of the History Research cell of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and authored several books dispelling myths about Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan.)

Prof. S. Zillur Rahman, former dean, faculty of Unani medicine, said Bishambhar Nath Pandey personified 'sweetness' and 'light' in the midst of hatred and darkness in the country. Prof Iqbal A. Ansari, council's secretary, lauded his endeavour to promote sympathetic understanding of Muslim rulers and helped transform the image of Aurangzeb from that of a religious bigot to a judicious ruler and saviour of all faiths. Prof. Zahiruddin Malik proposed a seminar to discuss the life and works of Pandey. Senior political scientist Dr. Abida Samiuddin said Pandy possessed truthfulness and courage of conviction. Prof. Anees Ansari of Tibbiya college said Pandey was committed to Hindu-Muslim unity.

The Council condoled the death of Pandey and described him as a historian and intellectual of rare integrity.

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Release of Wakf Properties demanded

By Andalib Akhter

NEW DELHI : The chairman of Delhi Wakf Board, Mr. Siraj Paracha has requested the union welfare ministry for immediate release of 123 properties to the board for establishing schools and other welfare institutions for the Muslim community. In a missive to the union welfare ministry, Menaka Gandhi, the board chairman said that before the transfer of these properties, the ministry should ensure that the encroachments and unauthorised constructions are removed.

The board intended to make proper use of these Wakf properties for the welfare and social development of the Muslim community, Mr. Pracha said.

He also refuted the charge that the board had allowed illegal construction on the properties. "Since I took over as chairman of Board not a single inch of Wakf land has been leased out. In fact the revenue of the board has gone up by three times in recent years.

He, however admitted that the wakf properties were misused in the past four decades and officials of the board were also involved in various scandals.

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Steep Decline in Muslim UPSC Candidates

NEW DELHI : Deep concern has been expressed among Muslim intelligentsia over sudden dip in number of successful candidates for the top civil service jobs this year. Only 13 Muslims could qualify for these jobs out of 620 candidates selected last month. In 1994, the number of successful candidates was 25. In 1995, 23 and in 1996, 25 Muslims qualified. Saiyid Hamid, former vice chancellor has urged Muslims to do something to arrest the decline. He also advocated need for reservations.

Though the number of successful Muslim candidates has nearly halved, six out of 13 were from the Aligarh Muslim University.

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IFA to Organize Seminar

NEW DELHI : The Islamic Fiqh Academy has announced to organise a seminar on “Waqf in India” from July 30, 1998 to Aug 3, 1998. Only students of various Madaris have been invited to attend the programme with their papers. They have been advised to write on such topics as “Waqf in the light of Qur’an and Sunnah” and development of Waqf in India.

On the same topic a seminar will be held in Bangalore on Oct 31, 1998, in which Ulema and intellectuals will participate. The discussion will be on ‘Waqf Act 1995’ and how to stabilize financial condition of Waqf in India.
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Imarat-e-Shari'ah to compile Judgments

PATNA : The Imarat-e-Sharia, Bihar, will compile the important judgements made by it during the last few decades. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Imarat on May 12. It said the compilation will serve as a precedent for Shariat courts elsewhere. It may be noted that the Imarat has so far decided 17,000 cases. The Imarat also proposes to hold a seminar on its founder Maulana Abul Muhasin Sajjad.
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"Man of the Year" : Award for Dr. Ghani

ALIGARH : A well known US organisation, the ‘American Biographical Institute’ has nominated Dr. Imran Ghani for the ‘man of the year’ award for 1998. He has been nominated for the award in view of his great contribution in the field of medical sciences. His research paper has been published in several national and international Journals of medical sciences.

Dr. Ghani is a reader in department of surgery in Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
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People

Dr. Abdul Wahid Khan assumed charge as the vice chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on June 1. Dr. Khan earlier held the position of principal communication specialist with the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver. He was responsible for the co ordination and management of programmes concerning the application of communication and information technology in open and distance learning throughout the commonwealth. IGNOU has currently 4.5 lakh students on its rolls. On joining, Dr. Khan said he would strive to be pro-active in making the disadvantaged sections of the society benefit from the Open University courses.

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Scholarships for Medical Students

NEW DELHI : The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) has offered 30 means-cum-merit scholarships for Muslim students of recognised medical colleges in India for 1998-99 and are likely to be extended for the full term of the course on satisfactory performance. A press release by Managing Trustee of the Muslim India Educational and Cultural Trust, Syed Shahabuddin, former MP, has invited applications from deserving candidates. The same could be sent before August 31, 1998 to: The Co ordinator of Programme, The Muslim India Education and Cultural Trust, Ehsan House, Road, 6 B, Rajendra Nagar, PATNA -800016.

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News in Brief

Muslim IAS Officers in Tamilnadu

In Tamilnadu 317 IAS officers are working in various departments of whom 11 Muslims are there i.e. 3.3 per cent. As per the calculation it should be 13 per cent (41 Muslims).

1. Mr. Syed Munir Hude, 2. Mr. M.F. Farooqi, 3. Mr. M. Abdul Hasan, 4. Mr. K. Alavudeen 5. Mr. S. Ansar Ali 6. Mr. Abdulla Sha 7. Mr. Mohd. Nazeemuddin 8. Mr. M.A. Sidhik 9. Mr. B.M. Basheer Ahmed, 10. Mr. M. Malik Feroz Khan, 11. Mrs. Yasmin Ahmed.

(Unarvu, Tamil Weekly, dt. Jun 5-11, 1998.)

Peeriyar IAS and IPS free Coaching Centre

The Periyar IAS and IPS free coaching centre has been recognised by the Ministry of Welfare, Govt. of India Admission is open to candidates belonging to minorities and socially and educationally backward classes. A preliminary selection test will be conducted at the time of admission. Prof. M.F.Khan is the Honorary Director, for details : Periyar IAS and IPS free Coaching centre Periyar Thidal Vepery, Chennai -600007.

Free Islamic Course

Jamia Millia Kamalia Institute of Islamic Education is conducting Islamic Course through correspondence free of cost.

Those who are interested to join this course may please send self-addressed stamped (Rs.2/-) envelope to the following address.

The Director, Jamia Millia Kamalia, Thiruppalaikudi (PO), amnad (dist.) -623531. (TN).

Muslim Body seeks Backward Class Tag

The representatives of the Muslim community recently in Bangalore appealed to the National commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) to include the entire Muslim community in the Central list of Backward Classes for Karnataka.

Submitting their petitions before the two-member bench of the NCBC, which heard the pleas of three communities regarding the inclusion of their community in the Central list of Backward Classes for Karnataka here, the representatives claimed that Muslim community was one of the most backward communities in the society. "Muslims were more backward than Dalits," they said.

Crescent Career Guidance and Coaching Centre

Invites bright candidates from economically weaker sections, particularly Muslims, expecting to clear prelims. Apply for intensive coaching commencing from July 27, 1998. Coaching and lodging free. Prospectus may be obtained from : Director, Crescent Career Guidance and Coaching Centre, Crescent Engineering College Campus, Vandalur, CHENNAI-600048. On payment of Rs. 50/- by hand or Rs. 70/- by M.O. only.

New Rajya Sabha Member

Mr. M.A. Kadar from Ramanathapuram selected as a Rajya Sabha Member by the DMK party in Tamilnadu. He is the President of the Ramnad Municipal Corporation.

Scholarship for Professional Courses

Applications are invited for scholarship from economically weaker Muslim students from Tamilnadu selected under Dote I and Dote II Scheme for medical, engineering or any other professional courses for the year 1998-99.

Candidates may send their applications on or before 31st August 1998 along with

1. Admission Card 2. Plus two entrance marks sheet 3. Reference letters regarding the family income from two responsible persons of the locality or from the Jamaath. 4. Two passport size colour Photographs.

Address: Sulaiman Ali Charitable Trust, No-5, 4th Floor, Jhaver Plaza, I-A Nungambakkam High Road, CHENNAI-600034.

Cash Award for Rank Holders

Tamilnadu Muslim Culture Organisation, Kuwait, is announcing cash awards for those who are getting highest marks in S.S.L.C. and Plus Two exams in the year 1997-98. Students who got higher marks in S.S.L.C. and Plus Two from Tamilnadu, please send your applications along with the following documents to the following address:

1. Attested Mark Sheets (Xerox) 2. Family Background 3. Passport size photograph

Address : Marumalarchi Weekly, 61, Quide Millath Road, Palakarai, TRICHY -620001 (TN)

Cash Award for Muslim Rankers

The President of Islamic Welfare Society, Bhatkal, will award Muslim students of Karnataka who have secured ranks in S.S.L.C. examination for the academic year 1997-98.

Those students who have achieved ranks may send the details to The President, Islamic Welfare Society, Post. Box.No-19, BHATKAL -581320.

New Institution

A new Islamic Institution has been started in the name of ‘Naina Mohamed Arts, Science College’. It has B.B.A., B.Sc (Computer science), B.Com., B.Sc (microbiology). It is affiliated with Bharathidasam University, Address: Naina Mohamed Arts Science College, Rajendrapuram -614624, Asantangi (TK), Pudukottai (dist). Tel:04371-32205.

Scholarship

Indian Muslim Association P.O.Box.NO:13302, Dubai, UAE, announcing Scholarship for those who are from the economically weaker Muslim families to study in the specified Muslim Polytechnics, Colleges in Tamilnadu.

As soon as receiving the mark sheets please apply to the following addresses within ten days alongwith the following documents.

1. Mark sheet 2. Mother tongue 3. Father’s Name 4. Business 5. Monthly Income 6. Family Background 7. Passport size photograph 8. Letter from the Jamat.

Those who are applying to the following Institutions, please mention ‘Iman sponsored scheme’.

Engineering (BE) -
A) Crescent Engg. College Vandalur, Chennai -600048.
B) Sethu Institute of Technology, 393, Anna Nagar, Madurai -625020.

Polytechnic (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical)
A) Mohd. Sathak Polytechnic, Kilakarai -623806.
B) M.I.E.T Polytechnic, Trichy -620007.

Degree (B.Sc, BA, B.Com) -
A) Jamal Mohammad College, Trichy -620020.
B) Thassin Beevi College for Women, Kilakarai -623806.
C) Kader Mohaideen College, Adirampattinam.

Free Postal Library

Persons interested to learn Islam in Tamil through postal library free of cost may contact Islamic Academy, 78 Perambur High Road, Chenni- 600 012

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