Current Affairs

Human dignity and the Islamic scheme of things

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

We are always prone to forgetting, or missing, some of the truths that radically affect our lives and life’s crucial decisions. For instance, how often as believers do we remember Allah’s clear declaration in the Quran that He “conferred dignity on Adam’s children” while dealing with people?

The spirit of sacrifice

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

On the two Eidain I have been regularly returning to this column over the years. The column is particularly addressed to Indian Muslim youth, even though the readership includes most adult age groups. As you read it we will be very close to Eid-al-Azha.

Spread Education, Save Humanity

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

Knowledge is essential for the betterment of humanity, human development, convenience and facilities. ‘Education a top priority in Islam'

Education is a fundamental right of humans. Education is a basic need of all humans, be they wealthy or pauper, man or woman, Arab or non-Arab, American or African, fair or dark. Education draws the line of distinction between man and animal. Education is a symbol of culture and civilisation. Education guarantees human development and success. Knowledge is instrumental in bringing greatness and honour to humans. Knowledge is much sought after in all revealed Books, religious scriptures and world communities. Knowledge is essential for the betterment of humanity, human development, convenience and facilities. 

BASIC AIMS OF KNOWLEDGE

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

Welfare and kindness are essential ingredients in the very nature of knowledge. Knowledge serves humans in difficult situations. Knowledge always proves helpful at all times in resolving problems. We know from the experience of the past that knowledge equips humans with courage and audacity whenever they are confronted with challenges. Basically, knowledge begets capacity and ability. Acquisition of knowledge widens the horizon of human mind, which ensures development of the society. Knowledge opens the gates of possibilities towards advancement. This is why all world religions have laid great emphasis on acquiring knowledge. Islam has placed knowledge in its priorities. The first revelation of the Holy Qur’an, saying, Read in the name of your Lord…(96:1) drives home the point that knowledge is the most important asset of all humans. It will be seen here that the first chapter of the Holy Qur’an al-‘Alaq and the first verse thereof command humans to seek knowledge. There stems a question from this command of our Lord as to what knowledge aims at. What does education stand for? What changes are brought about in humans by means of knowledge?


Recent Activities

IOS On-line Lecture on ‘Human Rights Aspects of Covid-19

An IOS on-line lecture on ‘Human Rights Aspects of Covid-19’ was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on July 25, 2020 via zoom. Shaikh Nizamuddin, a member of the general assembly of the IOS, introduced the subject by highlighting briefly some aspects of human rights, particularly during the transmission of the pandemic novel Corona virus.

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IOS Webinar on ‘Impact of Covid-19 on School Education with Special Reference to Social Sciences in Senior Secondary Curriculum’

An on-line zoom webinar on ‘Impact of Covid-19 on School Education with Special Reference to Social Sciences in Senior Secondary Curriculum’ was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on July 20, 2020. 

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IIIT-IOS organise Three-Day Personality Development Course via Zoom

 IIIT-IOS organise Three-Day Personality Development Course via Zoom

A three-day personality development course via zoom was jointly organised by the International Institute of Islamic thought (IIIT) and the Institute of Objective Studies from July 3 to 5, 2020. The first-day speaker was Prof. Dawood Abdulmalek Yahya Al-Hidabi, a Yemeni researcher, founder and former President, University of Science and Technology, Sana’a, who spoke on ‘Muslim Family Quality Standards’. The session was hosted by Nasur.

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Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, in collaboration with Caribbean Muslim Network (CMN), is organizing a series of 14 Masterclass on 20th June 2020

The videos links of 15 week-course Masterclass on Leadership from an Islamic Perspective from 20th June – Sept 2020) by Prof. Rafik Beekun, Professor of Management and Strategy, University of Navada, USA, Caribbean Muslim Network.

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IIIT-IOS programme on personality development

 New Delhi, May 5, 2020: The Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, in collaboration with International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA, launched an online Personal Development Course in May 2020 in which scholars from different Indian universities participated.

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Recent Publications

Directory of Muslim Educational Institutions in India

Bibliography And Review of Waqf Literature

Islamic Banking in India Scopes & Challenges

A Model of Pure Interest-Free Banking

Islamic Sciences Ethics, Law, Education, Economics, Politics, Sociology, and Systems Planning

Perspectives on Islamic Economics


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