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November 2003
Volume 16-11 No : 203
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Muslim Personal Law Board Executive Members Meet
Habeeb Hall Opened at Mysore
Government sanctions Rs 5.50 crore for Shadi Mahals
Straight From the Heart
Jasarat on the Stands
Taj Mahal of Bangalore
People

Muslim Personal Law Board Executive Members Meet

Patna: The Executive Members of the Muslim Personal Law Board met at Patna on October 18 and 19th 2003. Dr. Abdul Haq Ansari, Ameer-e-Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Moulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi Hind, Jamiatul Ahle Hadees were special invitees to the meeting. After the two day deliberations, the following resolutions were passed.

On the first day, Moulana Mufti Ashraf Ali, Amir-e-Shariat Karnataka presided over the subject of Darul-Qaza and was deliberated by Moulana Saifullah Rahmani. The following resolution was passed that Muslims must solve their personal issues in Darul-Qaza and must accept the decisions of the Shariah and should not take their issues to the courts. On the same day, Moulana Mufti Zafeeruddin, Mufti Darul Uloom Deoband, presided over the subject of Islah-e-Mashirah and the resolution was passed that awareness programme and conventions of Islah-e-Mashirah may be held in the entire country. Moulana Mufti Ashraf Ali suggested that simple marriages should be held with performance of Nikah in Masjid and holding the Valima on the same day. Moulana Shah Syed Mohd Rabi Husni Nadvi, President, All India Muslim Personal Law Board presided over the subject of Demolition of Babri Masjid and the resolution was passed that the erection of the Mosque at the same site is the only solution and the Board will abide by the courtís decision .

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Habeeb Hall Opened at Mysore

 

Mysore: The Mirza Habeebur Rahman Hall was inaugurated here in the Hilal School Complex by Karnataka Minister for Cooperation H. Vishwanath on September 26. Vishwanath paid rich tributes to Habeebur Rahman, late professor of Chemistry at Mysore University and the founder of the Hilal Welfare Trust and school in the under-privileged area of Ghousianagar in Mysore.

The construction of the Hall was sponsored by Mohammad Masroor Mubeen of Global Trust Organisation, Canada. V. K. Jagadeesh Babu, trustee of the Hilal Welfare Trust and chairman, Sankalp Group of 

Housing and Infrastructure announced a contribution of Rs. 25,000 for the construction of compound wall of the Hilal School on the occasion.

Mirza T. Atheequr Rahman,secretary of the Trust said the school was set up by Habeebur Rahman in 1993 with 100 students and has now 950 students.

Atheeq said the adult education centre started by the Hilal Trust in 2001 in co-ordination with the JSS Jana Shikshana Sansthan and HRD Ministry of Government of India was adjudged the second best in Mysore City.

The function was attended by Dr. B. Sheik Ali, former vice chancellor of Mangalore and Goa Universities, Ayub Khan, deputy mayor of Mysore, Dr. Muzaffar Assadi, professor of political science in Mysore University and Devprakash, DDPI, Mysore.

More information can be had from : Mirza Atheequr Rahman, Hilal Welfare Trust Complex, Ghousianagar, Mysore-19, Phone: 0821-2450409, 95450-67377

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Government sanctions Rs 5.50 crore for Shadi Mahals

Bangalore: Karnataka Minister for Minority Welfare, M.L.Ustad, informed the media that the Department has mainly focussed on construction of shadi mahals (or marriage halls) for the minorities during the last 14 months.According to him, of the 81 such halls for which allocations were made, 39 were complete. He said the Government has sanctioned Rs. 5.50 crore for the purpose. Four hostels for boys from the minority community had been constructed in the districts of Bijapur, Mangalore and Mysore whereas two more for girl students were under construction in Bangalore and Gulbarga.

He said the Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation had sanctioned loans to the tune of Rs. 31 crore for 19,000 beneficiaries and the KMDC's rate of loan recovery was 56 per cent. The KMDC also allotted loans for 327 new autorickshaws on October 13. The relevant papers were distributed by the Chief Minister of Kanrataka, S. M. Krishna.

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Straight From the Heart

Bangalore: September 28 was World Heart Day and in India the media splashed advertisements with special reference to heart care for women, long tips on how to prevent heart ailments and of course, cooking oil companies exploited this to the maximum with colourful ads on how healthy their oil was for the heart. But Hope Medical Centre, led by renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr Sadruddin Shariff.F organised a Heart Care Camp just for the poor and the needy on October 13. Dr Sadruddin, known for his philantrophic activities reached out to the poorest of the poor who arrived at the Camp. Hope Medical Centre has set an example by extending its services to the downtrodden sections who can rely on Dr Sadruddin and his efficient team to take care of their cardiac troubles. For further insight, get in touch with Dr Sadruddin Shariff. F at Hope Medical Centre,No 332, Dar-us-Salaam, Queen's Road, Bangalore-560052. Ph: 2202201, 2202202 and 98454 50005. Email:hope-medical@eth.net

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Jasarat on the Stands

Mumbai: Jasarat in Urdu means courage. And those behind Qaumi Jasarat Jadeed believe courage is what they had to muster, to bring out an Urdu weekly when a significant section of their community either does not know Urdu or does not read the newspapers. The weekly was released recently by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, New Delhi, Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari. It has been published by a group of friends, the 'Friends Group of Publications'. For starters, 5,000 copies will be distributed across Mumbai. "We always wished we had a national Urdu paper or channel that enjoyed the popularity of a BBC or a CNN, but these are unsustainable items," the editor of popular Urdu daily Hindustan, Sarfaraz Arzoo said on the occasion.

Shahid Latif, Features editor of the daily Inquilab while praising the launch of the new Urdu weekly said, ''the anti-Muslim propaganda in the media today is worrying. It is sad to see that the faults of a few are assumed to be the flaws of the community. We lose hope every day" Editor of the weekly, Syed Irshadul Hasan, said the publication would revolve around education and technological advancements around the world. ''Our kids wander the streets wasting their time. We want to divert their attention towards more important issues pertaining to their future. We have decided to keep politics completely out of the paper,'' Hasan said.

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Taj Mahal of Bangalore

Bangalore: Karnataka Minister for Small Industries and Hajj, Roshan Baig wondered as to how the Amanath Bank headquarters building in Shivajinagar in the City, built some five years ago, could cost Rs. 220 million. Speaking at a reception accorded to Qari Miyan Mohammad Mazhari, chairman of the National Minorities Finance Corporation in the first week of October, Baig likened the building to Taj Mahal of Bangalore Cantonment. He said Taj Mahal was built at a cost of Rs. 220 million, 350 years ago and the Amanath Bank building in downtown Bangalore too cost the same even while any estimate for the small edifice should not have cost more than Rs. 50 million. Baig charged that the people at the helms of affairs in the past in the Bank squandered the Bank's resources with least care for the common Muslim who deposited his hard-earned money in the Bank. It may be recalled that the Amanath Bank headquarters building was built by a company where wife of the former chairman and two leading builders were partners.

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People

Elected

Ilham Aliev, 41, was elected the new president of Central Asian Republic of Azerbaijan. He succeeds his father Haider Aliev. This is the first succession of dynastic style in the Central Asian republic which broke away from Soviet Union in 1990. He was earlier elected prime minister in August. The Constitution of the Republic provides for succession of prime minister to the post of president in case of the latter's death or resignation. Most Western nations have ignored the important changeover in oil rich Azerbaijan which has signed deals with the US for export of oil. Pipelines are already being laid for export of the oil to Israel and the US via Tibilisi in Georgia. The West has thus ensured that the same power elite in the key Republic remains at the helms and oil export plans face no risk. Entire opposition in the Azerbaijan Parliament boycotted the election.


Appointed

Danial Pipes, the neo-conservative making a career out of demonizing Islam in the State Department establishment has been nominated on the board of Director of US Institute of Peace. Pipes has propagated the theory of differentiating between 'radical Islam' and 'moderate Islam'. A scholar of Islam who has taught Islam at Harvard and Chicago Universities, Pipes was named by President George Bush. US Institute of Peace was established in 1984 by the US Congress and 'undertakes peace studies'. It has a 15 member board of directors.


Dr K.S Javid, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief Medical Director of Orthonova Hospital has been appointed as Honorary Consultant (Orthopaedic) at RH/SBC. He will attend to out-patient, in-patient cases and emergencies. Patients and their families from the Railways can consult Dr Javid at Orthonova too on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm and emergencies, all 24 hours. Contact: 2893066 or 98440-76612.


Prof. Sayeeda Akhtar has been as the first women Vice-Chancellor of the Bijapur Women's University. At 55 years she is the youngest among the state Vice-Chancellor. She is the Deam of the Department of Education in the Gulbarga University. Mrs. Akthar was also in South Africa in 2 Years.



Dies

Alijah Begovich, the first president of independent Bosnia and Herzegovina died on October 20. He was 72. An ardent advocate of multi-national character of the new republic, Izetbegovich played a key role in the birth of the new nation soon after former Yugoslavia, a federation of several Slav nations, disintegrated. Begovich authored the book 'Islam : Between East and West'. He was incarcerated by Yugoslav President Marshal Tito's regime for several years.

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Reappointed: Mohammad Ameen Khandwani has been reappointed the chairman of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission for another term. Khandwani who hails from a prominent mercantile family of Mumbai was earlier chairman of the Central Haj committee and was chiefly instrumental in erecting the 22-storey Baitul Hujjaj building during his tenure. He was a corporator for 27 years and was also elected MLA to Maharashtra Assembly from Umar Khari.

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The Jumma Masjid Trust Chairman Syed Masood (Prop Excel Traders) has been nominated as Director, Karnataka Wakf Development Corporation Ltd. The Board of Directors of the Corporation include- M.A.Mekhri as chairman and Tanveer Sait as MD and A.Wahab Khan, Syed Najmuddin, S.U.Talqavi and Maqbool Ahmed as Directors

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Log on to the jamaateislamihind.org

New Delhi: The Jamaat e Islami Hind has launched its website. It can be accessed at: www.jamaateislamihind.org It makes available the Constitution, Policy, organisational structure etc of the Jamaat.

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