Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine

MUHARRAM - SAFAR 1424 H
MARCH 2004
Volume 17-03 No : 207

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'Discover Yourself' - Workshop a Grand Success
Magazine Announcement
Chennai Book Fair

‘Discover Yourself’ - Workshop a Grand Success

Dr. A.B. Moideenkutty

Hon'ble Minister for Industries, Information Technology and Social Welfare, Mr. P. K. Kunhalikutty inaugrating the Wrokshop

Three-day workshop ‘Discover yourself’ on the Islamic Perspective designed and conducted by A.W.Sadathullah Khan, Editor, Islamic Voice and Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Bangalore from February 13 to 15, 2004, at Seminar Complex, University of Calicut under the auspices of Chair for Islamic Studies and Research was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Information Technology and Social Welfare, Mr. P.K. Kunhalikutty.

The Minister in his inaugural speech said the most important resources of any country are its human beings. As such, the destiny of our country, our India, too will depend upon our dreams about the development of human resources and upon the schemes and programmes we can plan and execute to realise this development.

God has breathed the ‘rooh’ (soul) into every human being. This divine power which is present in every one must, therefore, be essentially perfect. The only thing is that it operates at different levels in different people. This power is not time-bound, nor is it oriented in one direction alone. Its presence is what invests every human being with a multiplicity of powers and potentialities. We have to understand what our own self really is, if we are to understand our latent capabilities. This workshop which has been styled “Discover Yourself” is, I believe, geared to this end, to understanding the self, the personality. The tradition which says that only he who knows his self knows God is supremely pertinent in this context.

Theories about personality development have moved from the Dale Carnegie age to the age of Stephen Covey. The personality development movement may appear to have been commercialised. Survival and rejuvenation arts are increasingly becoming a means of livelihood. Thousands of books on personality development have been written and sold. They continue to be written and sold. Courses and lectures aimed at giving instruction in personality development can be found to be enjoying an excellent market today. The age of what is known as the cosmetic personality, it seems, is over. A new trend in personality development education is underway. Value based personality is in. It is most desirable, most relevant; our troubled, turbulent and complex times demand it. As all of us know, there are certain eternal and universal values. Love, compassion, sympathy, caring and sharing are some of them. These must invariably constitute the attributes of the human personality.

The minister emphasised on the urgency of adoption of new technique in the study of Islam without neglecting the spirit of Islamic tradition. The development of all round, value based personality is no doubt important. Hence, the importance and relevance of this workshop. Very happily I declare this workshop inaugurated.

Jb Umarali Shihab Thangal (Chairman, Kerala State Wakaf Board) shed the lights on the relevance of Islamic ideals in the present day concepts of Eurocentric Personality theories. Dr. K. Kunhali, Director, Iqra International the Guest of Honour urged the audience to equip themselves to the changing conditions of post modern world of cut throat competition Dr. P.P. Mohammed, Registrar, University of Calicut, Dr. M.A. Abdullah, President, Federation of Muslim Colleges, Prof. T.K. Ummar, Former Registrar, University of Calicut, Mr. Abdu Rahiman Randathani, Vice President, District Panchayath, Malappuram, Prof. T.K. Narayanan (Syndicate Member, Calicut University) and Mr. V.P. Abdul Hameed, Syndicate Member, Calicut University, addressed the gathering of more than 500 audience in the inaugural session, 103 registered delegates from different corners of Kerala, comprising community leaders, religious scholars, office bearers of different Islamic organisations, professors, professionals, lecturers, teachers, office assistants participated in the three day workshop. The participants enjoyed each and every session and at the end of the third day prticipants shared their experiences and views on the workshop. Every one expressed that they had a paradigm shift in their lives.

Certificates were distributed at the end of the session. Participants requested the organisers to hold the next workshop soon for women.

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Magazine Announcement

Siraj Shabbeer Trust, a non-political, non-profit Trust has been organizing non-political, socio-cultural activities and has been working towards the upliftment and welfare of the economically down-trodden classes irrespective of religion, caste or creed. In this connection, Siraj Shabbeer Trust is now all set to launch a magazine -" Might in Minorities." The magazine will be distributed free of cost to create awareness in the community and society. Suggestions and articles can be forwarded to

S.Mazhar Nawaz, vice-president, Siraj Shabbeer Trust, 3rd Cross, Sultan Palya, R. T.Nagar Post,Bangalore-560032. Ph:23339148. Email:sstrust@rediffmail.com

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Chennai Book Fair

By Malikul Azeez

 

Mustafa, Chairman, Rahmath Charitable Trust, Chennai, receiving the Quran Audio Cassette kit from G. Abdur Raheem Vice-President, creative communication, Chennai.,

Chennai: As an annual feature, The Book Sellers and Publishers Association of Southern India conducted its 27th Chennai Book Fair in January 2004. The Tamil Publication Bureau Of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Tamil Nadu Unit, Islamic Foundation Trust had put up its stall. English and Tamil books on Islam worth about Rs 1.25 Lakh were sold, which included 350 Tamil translations of the famous Tafseer of the Qur'an, -Tafheemul Qur'an by Moulana Abul A'la Moudoodi. All the copies of the Qur’an were purchased by non-Muslims.

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