Obituary – Cherussery Zainudheen Musliyar
Tribue – Poet Bekal Utsahi
Aisha Al-Hajjaj

Aziza Hassan: Aziza Hassan, former director of Public Relations at the Muslim Public Affairs Council in California has been named one among the 18 members of President Obama’s Joint Public Affairs Council of Faith based communities. She served at California from 2006 to 2012. The Council advises the President on promotion of equality among faith based communities.

Vaniyambadi: Mr. K. M. Siraj Ahmed has been elected as the President of the Islami Baitulmal, Vaniyambadi (Tamilnadu). Mr. T. M. Abdur Rauf Khalid is the new General Secretary. Mr. Oosi Nisar Ahmed and Gundu Abdur Rahman are new vice presidents. Mr. Pachur Imtiaz Ahmed has been elected Treasurer. The elections were held for the fresh three-year tenure on September 27. The members also elected 15-member Executive Committee of the Baitul Mal.

Sacked: Delhi minister for Food and Civil Supplies Asim Ahmed Khan was sacked from the cabinet by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on October 9, 2015. Mr. Kejriwal’s action followed receipt of an audio recording wherein the Minister was heard receiving Rs. 6 lakh from a Builder. He has been replaced by Imran Hussain, another MLA.

Imam from Gujarat Attends World Religion Parliament in US
Maulana Luqman Tarapuri, National President, Global Imam Council and Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid Anand, Gujarat, will highlight the role that religious leaders can play in addressing issues like hygiene, sanitation and climate change when he addresses the World Religion Parliament Forum to be held at Salt Lake City, US. The event, which starts on October 14 and continues till October 20, will see a congregation of religious leaders from around the world discuss the environment and the role of religion in it. Maulana Tarapuri, who has been actively part of such initiatives in both India and abroad, told Twocircles.net, “Our message is a simple one: no matter what religion you follow, it is imperative that you have access to clean water and a clean environment.”

Nagercoil: The Bawa Qasim Masjid and the Masjid ul Anwar in the village of Kottar have installed large boxes outside the premises for people to deposit their unused clothes to be distributed among the poor and the needy, informs a report in Urdu daily Rashtriya Sahara.