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Forthcoming Programme: The Sixth IOS Lifetime Achievement Award Conferring Ceremony (confer to eminent journalist Mr AG Noorani, Advocate) will be held on May 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Dy. Speaker Hall, Constitution Club Annexe, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.
Congratulations: Letter of congratulations sent to His Majesty, custodian of two holy masques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz through Royal Embassy of KSA in India
Hashimpura Judgment: How shoddy probe derailed Hashimpura case by Iftikhar Gilani @dna
  Findings: Fact- finding of violence in Baska District, BTAD, Assam, May 1, 2014            Provision of Civic Amenities in the Muslim Localities of Delhi            Access to Urban Basic Services in the ‘Muslim Localities’ of Delhi

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IOS Honours Padamshri Prof. (Dr) N.R. Madhava Menon, Prof. (Dr) Talat Ahmad and Prof. (Dr) Faizan Mustafa

May 9, 2015 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi


L-R: Prof. (Dr) Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; Padamshri Prof. (Dr) N.R. Madhava Menon, Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh; Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India; Prof. (Dr) Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS

New Delhi, May 9: The Institute of Objective Studies organised a function to honour three eminent academics, Padamshri Prof. (Dr) N.R. Madhava Menon, Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh, Prof. (Dr) Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Prof. (Dr) Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad at the India Islamic Cultural Centre here today. More...



IOS Lecture on “Inadequacy of Protection of Minorities Languages under the Indian Constitution”

April 25, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Dr. Eqbal Hussain, Associate Prof. of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS; Justice Kalimullah Khan, Former Judge, Allahabad High Court; Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India and member, General Assembly, IOS

New Delhi, April 25: A lecture on “Inadequacy of Protection of Minorities Languages under the Indian Constitution” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall here today. Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India and member, General Assembly of IOS, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed delivered the lecture, in which he insisted that provisions relating to the protection of minorities’ languages in the Constitution of India were express as well as implied. Besides, certain judgments of the Supreme Court had upheld the rights of religious and linguistic minorities. He said that the minorities had been given the right to manage their religious affairs. Hence religious denominations had a right to establish and maintain religious and charitable institutions. He held that Article 29 of the Constitution implicitly referred to the protection of the minorities’ languages by saying that any section that was in a minority could be guaranteed the protection of its distinct language. Describing Article 30 as the conscience of the nation, he said that the minorities whether religious or linguistic, were given the right to set up and administer institutions of their choice. This implied that by virtue of being a linguistic and religious minority, a community could use the language of its choice as medium of instruction. This provision also applied to Urdu as a medium of instruction, he argued. More...



IOS organises Seventh Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture on “Sufism: Relevance and Significance in Contemporary Context”

April 18, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


Speaker: Shah Qadri Syed Mustafa Rifai Jilani Nadwi, Sajjadah Nashin, Khanqah Qadriya wo Rafaiya, Bangalore ando on the stage from left to right: Dr. S. Farooq, Chairman, Tasmia Education and Social Welfare Society & Himalaya Drugs; Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, IOS; Maulana Khalid Husain Nadwi, Member-Secretary, IOS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies

New Delhi: April 18: The Institute of Objective Studies organised the Seventh Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture on “Sufism: Relevance and Significance in Contemporary Context” at the conference hall of the Institute here on April 18, 2015. Delivering the lecture, Shah Qadri Syed Mustafa Rifai Jilani Nadwi, Sajjadah Nashin, Khanqah Qadriya wo Rafaiya, Bangalore, Founder President of Idaarah Al-Islah, Bangalore and Member General Assembly, IOS, New Delhi, noted that Sufism did not denote merely to dress up in woolen garments and patched clothes, nor did it mean to go into a state of ecstasy at a melodious devotional song (qawwali) sung by a qawwal. He explained that a Sufi’s exterior and his inner self should be clean, purified and without malice towards anybody. Besides, a Sufi was required to protect and preserve his knowledge, behaviour, religion and Shariah. He said that Sufism rested on four pillars, viz; love for Allah, strict allegiance to Quranic commands, fear of the Day of Judgment and aversion to the destructible, mundane world. More...



IOS Lecture on “Budget and Social Sector Implications
(Social Justice, Women and Child Health, Education and Minorities)”


March 27, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Deputy Director, Gate Foundation and Visiting Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad & Infinity Business School Gurgaon, Haryana; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS; Dr. Waquar Anwar, an expert from the Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (ICIF), New Delhi; Dr. Mohd. Aftab Alam, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Zakir Husain College, New Delhi

New Delhi, March 27: A lecture on “Budget and Social Sector Implications (Social Justice, Women and Child Health, Education and Minorities)” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall here today. Speaking on the subject, Member, Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee, Deputy Director, Gate Foundation and Visiting Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Infinity Business School, Gurgaon, Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, held that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for the financial year 2015-16 was a confused statement of the vision of what the government wanted to do and how it intended to achieve it. More...



IOS organises lecture on “Religious Minorities in India and Legal Perspective"

March 21, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Prof. Manzoor Ahmed, Ex-I.P.S. Officer and Vice-Chancellor of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut; Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, IOS; Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan, Vice-chairman of the IOS

New Delhi, March 21: The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Religious Minorities in India and Legal Perspective” at its convention hall here today. Ex-I.P.S. Officer and Vice-Chancellor of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Prof. Manzoor Ahmad, who delivered the lecture, focused on the constitutional provisions for the religious minorities to profess and propagate their religious belief. He examined how the freedom of religion, right to equality and the right to maintain their cultural identity guaranteed under the Constitution were being allowed to be practised unfettered. He said that a sustained attempt was made by the British Raj to introduce English culture by means of education. This was more pronounced during the period 1937-45. But the post-independence period was crucial for Hindutva forces to replace the ascendency of the British culture. More...



IOS Lecture on “New Challenges and Islamisation of Epistemology in the 21st Century”

March 7, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard; Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, Former Director, Shah-i-Hamdan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS; Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, IOS;

New Delhi, March 7: A lecture on “New Challenges and Islamisation of Epistemology in the 21st Century” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall here today. Delivering the lecture, former Director, Shah-i-Hamdan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi differentiated assumptions of God between Western and Islamic philosophers. While Western thinkers like Hobbes, Macaulay, Darwin, etc, believed that if at all God existed, He had no concern with humankind. More...



IOS Lecture on “Tracing the Roots of Environmentalism Under the Indian Constitution”

February 28, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad; Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, IOS; Justice Z.U. Khan, Former Judge, Allahabad High Court; Prof. M. Zafar Mahfooz Nomani, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

New Delhi, February 28: A lecture on “Tracing the Roots of Environmentalism Under Indian Constitution” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall here today. Prof. M. Zafar Mahfooz Nomani, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and a member of the General Assembly, IOS, who delivered the lecture, called for radical changes in environmental policy and the law. Judicial activism through the right to life as the foremost human right to live without the deleterious invasion of pollution, environmental degradation and ecological imbalances could help foster environmental justice, he said. More...



IOS Lecture on “Urban Governance and Challenges of Decentralisation and Citizen Participation”

February 21, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Mushtaq Ahmad, Senior Advocate; Dr. Onkar Mittal, President, Civil Society Network, New Delhi; Dr. Tarique Ashraf, Civil Society Network, Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, IOS

New Delhi, February 21: The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Urban Governance and Challenges of Decentralisation and Citizen Participation” here today at the Conference Hall of the Institute. Delivering the lecture, Dr. Onkar Mittal, President, Civil Society Network, New Delhi, observed that the term “good governance” was being commonly used in politics these days. But it was imperative to know what it stood for and the challenges it had thrown up before governments. More...



Condolence meeting on the demise of Saiyyid Hamid,
B.S. Abdur Rahman and Dr. Ausaf Ahmad


February 5, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Ms Sumbul Begum, daughter of late Dr. Ausaf Ahmad; Mr V.A.S. Ibrahim, Resident Director, Coastal Energy Pvt. Ltd. and associate with late B.S. Abdur Rahman; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies; Dr. S. Farooq, Chairman, Tasmia Education and Social Welfare Society & Himalaya Drugs; Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, Institute of Objective Studies; Mr Samar Hamid, son of late Saiyyid Hamid

New Delhi, Feb. 5: Glowing tributes were paid Saiyyid Hamid, B.S. Abdur Rahman and Dr. Ausaf Ahmad at a condolence meeting organised by the Institute of Objective Studies here today. Recalling the services of Saiyyid Hamid, his son, Samar Hamid said that his father left an indelible mark on public life. He saw Saiyyid Hamid from close quarters and found that he was special, unique and a man of determination and indomitable courage. He said that Saiyyid Hamid left a trail of qualities for others to follow. He had a keen understanding of things and transcended barriers of thought. More...



IOS Lecture on “Islam, Democracy and Islamic World”

January 31, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Prof. Hameed Naseem Rafiabadi, Islamic Studies, Kashmir University, Srinagar; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies; Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, Institute of Objective Studies; Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadvi, Former Dean of Arab Studies, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

New Delhi, Jan. 31: A lecture on “Islam, Democracy and Islamic World” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here today at its Conference Hall. Delivering the lecture, former Dean of Arab Studies, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadvi, insisted that while power in Western democracies rested with the people, in Islam, Allah is the supreme ruler. But this was not a basic difference. This only meant that in a democracy there was no scope for dictatorship or monarchy. Democracy did not negate the supremacy of Allah, he noted. This was the reason why democratic system of governance received support from Islam and its followers as a whole. He said that Islam accepted the word “Caliphate”, instead of democracy. He observed that the challenge of democracy before the Islamic world was a 21st century phenomenon. More...



Release of Report on “Access to Urban Basic Services in the Muslim Localities of Delhi
(A Research Study)”


January 28, 2015 at Nehru Guest House of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


View of releases the report on “Access to Urban Basic Services in the Muslim Localities of Delhi (A Research Study)”

New Delhi, January 28: Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Rajinder Singh Sachar, released the report on “Access to Urban Basic Services in the Muslim Localities of Delhi (A Research Study)” here at a function organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at the Nehru Guest House of Jamia Millia Islamia. Delivering his address, he took the Modi government to task for omitting the words “secular” and “socialist” enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution in an advertisement released by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in the newspapers on January 26, the Republic Day. More...



IOS Lecture on “Hindutva: A Concept and Practice in the Context of Muslim Society”

January 24, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi


L-R: Maulana Abdul Hamid Nomani, Secretary Jamiat e Ulema e Hind; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS; Prof. Z.M. Khan, Secretary General, IOS

New Delhi, Jan. 24: The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on the “Hindutva: A Concept and Practice in the Context of Muslim Society” here today at the Conference Hall of the Institute. Delivering the lecture, Secretary, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Maulana Abdul Hamid Nomani, explained that Hinduism and Hindutva connoted different meanings. While Hinduism was a religion based on a positive outlook, Hindutva, as defined by the Supreme Court, was a way of life, he said. More...



IOS Seminar on "Application of Equality before Law in India: The Constitutional Mandate and Present Trend"

January 17, 2015 at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi


L-R: Mr. Arun Kumar Maji, Advocate, Supreme Court and convener, Democratic People’s Lawyers Association ; Prof. M. Afzal Wani, Dean, School of Law and Legal Studies, GG Singh Indraprastha University; Prof. Z. M. Khan, Secretary General IOS; Justice A.M. Ahmadi, Former Chief Justice of India; Justice Rajinder Sachar, Former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court; Mr. Deepak Kumar Singh, advocate, Supreme Court; Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad, Advocate-on-record, Supreme Court of India; And Dr. Eqbal Hussain, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia delivers his views

New Delhi, Jan. 17: A Seminar on “Application of Equality Before Law in India: The Constitutional Mandate and Present Trend” was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, Democratic People’s Lawyers Association and Citizens’ Forum for Rule of Law at the Indian Law Institute, here today.

Former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and a noted public figure, Justice Rajinder Sachar in his address held that the country was currently passing through a difficult phase of its history. However, there was no cause for despondency as we had not weakened yet, he said. More...



IOS organises Lecture on “Justice in Crisis”

January 10, 2015 at IOS Conference Hall

New Delhi, Jan. 10: A lecture on “Justice in Crisis” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here today. Dean, School of Law and Legal Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi, Prof. M. Afzal Wani, who delivered the lecture, held that when a judge, supposed to be a conscience keeper of society, failed in his endeavour to maintain the confidence of the people in the system, it culminated into spoiling of the whole polity, leaving everyone in disarray, dismay, hopelessness, chaos, mistrust, misery and misfortune, which ultimately produced corruption. More...



Seminar on “Ummah and the Concept of Unity in the Light of Islamic Teachings”

December 27, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

The Islamic Fiqh Academy (India), in association with the IOS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, organised a one-day national seminar on Ummah and the Concept of Unity in the Light of Islamic Teachings at the conference hall of the Institute of Objective Studies on December 27, 2014. Presiding over the seminar, the Chairman of the IOS, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam held that difference of opinion opened the window of mind. More...



IOS organises lecture on medical ethics in Islam

December 20, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

A lecture on medical ethics in Islam was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at its Conference Hall here on December 20, 2014. Delivering the lecture, Honorary Secretary, Muslim Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation (MESCO), and Chairman Health India Hospitals Consultancy, Hyderabad, Dr. Fakhruddin Mohammad said that medical ethics was an integral component of the profession and the Islamic character and principles of a Muslim medical professional made it more steadfast and imbibe piety. He defined medical ethics in Islam as good character and talked about its practice, duties and responsibilities. He also explained how to maintain good practices, provide quality assurance, follow and ensure legal obligation, duties towards patients, colleagues, attendants (relatives), society, human rights, etc. More...



IOS organises symposium on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2014 at Aligarh

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Aligarh chapter of Institute of Objective Studies organised a symposium on “Contemporary Threats and Challenges to Human Rights” on December 10, 2014 on its premises which was attended by a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars, university teachers, human rights activists and social workers.

While welcoming the audience and speakers Mr. Mohammad Serajuddin Khan, assistant coordinator of the chapter, expressed concern over the flagrant violations of human rights in every nook and cranny of the globe, in one form or the other, and exhorted all and sundry to come forward to fight violations of human rights tooth and nail. He requested Dr. Rachna Kaushal, Assistant Professor in Human Rights at Aligarh Muslim University, to initiate the discussion. More...



IOS Book Media in Our Globalizing World Released

December 09, 2014 at Constitution Club of India


L-R: Prof. Z. M. Khan, Secretary General, IOS; Mr. Naseem Ahmad, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, National Commission for Minorities; Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas; Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Former Union Minister of Minority Affairs; Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, Chairman, IOS; Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Former Chief Minister of Delhi; Mr. Syed Faisal Ali, Group Head, Rashtriya Sahara Daily & Aalami Sahara News Channel; Mr. John Dayal, Senior Journalist & Member, National Integration Council; Mr. Mohammad Zeyaul Haque, Senior Journalist; Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Independent Journalist-Film Maker

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a function at the Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India Annexe, New Delhi on December 9, 2014 to mark the release of the book Media in Our Globalizing World. The book, brought out by the IOS, deals with various aspects of the media in the present context. Delivering a lecture on the theme, former Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and currently member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar remarked, “We are in a globalising world, but the Indian media is not in the globalising world”. More...



Uploaded on December 1, 2014

Some Progress at Last

After years of effort the struggle for having a full-fledged Islamic banking system in India met with a moderate measure of success when the State Bank of India announced last week that it would launch a Shariah-compliant mutual fund in December.

It is for the first time that a state-owned bank is to start an Islamic financial instrument in India. The SBI has got both the Reserve Bank of India’s and the government’s permission for it. Happily, Muslim leaders have already welcomed it.
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Light at end of tunnel, finally

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam on the new development towards Islamic banking in India

The Reserve Bank Governor Mr D. Subba Rao’s recent announcement constitutes a significant advance in the field of Islamic banking and finance in India, which has been a cherished goal for all of us, and for the attainment of which the Institute of Objective Studies has worked tirelessly over the last quarter century.

Although in Islamic finance we have already made substantial advance in India in terms of growing acceptance of Shariah-compliant investments and other Shariah-compliant financial services and products. The IOS, with the collaboration of financial consultants Estwind, developed a Shariah index of thousands of companies in India, which has helped pious Muslim investors to invest safely.

However, Islamic banking itself has been a far more tougher nut to crack. Finally, it has begun to crack and we hope to have a proper Islamic banking system in India, which so far had no such institution. Despite a huge body of research carried out by the IOS, and a large number of books published by us, introducing a large number of issues of Islamic economics to the wider society, the scene did not seem to change even a wee bit.
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Lectures on
'The Impacts of Interfaith Movement on Peace, Justice and Sustainability', and 'An Islamic Approach to Terrorism'
by
IOS Aligarh Chapter and Dept. of Sunni Theology, AMU, Aligarh


December 2, 2014 at Lounge of Faculty of Arts, AMU, Aligarh


L-R: Dr. Mufti Zahid Ali Khan, Chairman of Sunni Theology; Prof. Salahuddin Qureshi; Dr. Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Chairman, Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, USA; Prof. Mohammad Muqim, Coordinator, IOS Aligarh Chapter

Two lectures were organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, Aligarh Chapter and the Department of Sunni Theology, Aligarh Muslim University on December 2, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Lounge of Faculty of Arts, AMU, Aligarh. More...



It is our duty to protect the Constitution: Dr M. Manzoor Alam

November 29, 2014 at Trivandrum

Trivandrum: The Indian Constitution in its Preamble has made it very clear that there is no distinction among the citizens on the basis of religion, language or region but the Sangh Parivar is trying to undermine these basic precepts since BJP came to power, said Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, the Chairman of IOS. He was addressing a largely attended meeting organized in his honour on during November 29-30 by the Muslim Association, a prominent educational and cultural NGO in the state capital. It is not surprising as the people in power never took part in the country’s struggle for independence. They want to restore the Varnashrama Dharma but in the process are working against Article 25 of the Constitution, Dr Alam continued. More...



IOS Lecture on “Orientalism and Empire Building: A Study of British Scholar-Travellers to Arabia (20th Century)”

November 22, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

A lecture on “Orientalism and Empire Building: A Study of British Scholar-Travellers to Arabia (20th Century)” was organised at IOS Conference Hall here on November 22, 2014. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard, noted that the Orientalists of the 19th century concentrated more on art, literature and culture, and the British travellers who travelled to China and Arabia did the same. In the later years, the study of the Muslim world developed into a specialised field. What contributed to the interest of the Britishers in the study was their thinking that they were superior to the Arabs. He argued that such scholarship was always backed by imperial purposes. This was the reason why Britain and the West did not view the Muslim world from a realistic angle, but treated it as a problem, he pointed out. More...



IOS Lecture on Ghadar Movement

November 15, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

A lecture on “Ghadar Movement and Need for its Commemoration”, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here on November 15, 2014. Dr. Onkar Mittal, President, Civil Society Network, New Delhi, who delivered the lecture, pointed out that the study of the history of Indian national movement would not be complete till it was understood in the context of the Ghadar and Reshmi Rumal movements from 1913-1915. More...



IOS Lecture on "Quran, Sunnah and Medicine"

November 12, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), organised a lecture on "Quran, Sunnah and Medicine" in its Conference Hall on November 12, 2014. Delivering the lecture, noted ENT specialist of Saudi Arabia and the former Vice-President, Saudi Otorhinolaryngology Society, Dr. Abdulaziz Abdullah Jifrey noted that the Quran and Hadith had offered wonder drugs for treating "all diseases, except death". Referring to the early life of Muslims, he said that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), after realising the hardships faced by them, prescribed treatment for various ailments. These formed part of the Hadith. Similarly, the Quran was a repository of knowledge of plants, flowers, fruits and agri-products that had medicinal attributes, he observed. More...



IOS organises Lecture on “Islamic Research Methodology”

September 20, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

New Delhi, September 20, 2014: The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), organised a lecture on “Islamic Research Methodology” in its Conference Room here today. Delivering the lecture, the Director, Centre for Promotion of Educational and Cultural Advancement of India (CEPECAMI), Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. Shamim Ahmed Ansari, said that research was an art of scientific knowledge which was careful investigation or enquiry, especially through search for new facts in any branch of knowledge. Explaining Islamic research methodology, he said that it was very much related to the methodology of social sciences research. Islamic research methodology must be Islamic in nature and should focus on social problems. It should begin with exploring the problem and then identifying it. The application of knowledge in the process was important. He contended that a research that failed to benefit society was an exercise in futility. More...



Dato’ Jahubar Sathik Bin Abdul Razak visits
Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) on September 17, 2014


New Delhi: Sep. 17, 2014: “The Institute is doing great work for the Indian community and Muslim ummah as a whole”, said Dato' Jahubar Sathik bin Abdul Razak, an eminent businessman and Group Managing Director & Executive Director of Bina Darulaman Bhd., Malaysia, while interacting in a meeting of the office-bearers held today at the Institute. He termed his visit to the Institute as an “honour and humbling experience”. He was highly impressed with the activities and programmes undertaken by the IOS and was all praise for the efforts of Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman. He prayed to Allah for the success of the Institute in all its endeavours and for long life, good health and resources to Dr. Manzoor Alam to continue to steer and lead the IOS to many more milestones. More...



2-Day Meeting of IOS Governing Council and General Assembly concludes
Prof. Faizan Mustafa’s Lecture on “Judicial Independence and Appointment of Judges”


September 6-7, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

New Delhi, Sep. 7, 2014: The 28th annual meeting of the Governing Council (GC) and General Assembly (GA) of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) concluded here today. The meeting discussed in detail subjects on the agenda and decided to go ahead with new projects.

According to the Chairman of the IOS, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, it was unanimously decided at the meeting to hold a national seminar on “Minority Rights and Identities and Constitutional Safeguards: the Role of State, Judiciary and Civil Society”. He said that the proposal of Prof. Faizan Mustafa to undertake research on “State Criminal Justice System and Challenges to Individual Liberty: A Critical Evaluation of Criminal Statutes of last Twenty Years”, was also unanimously accepted. More...


Syed Mustafa Rifai Presented 10th IOS Shah Waliullah Award

August 23, 2014 at Bangalore

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a one-day national seminar on “Islamic sufism” and presentation of IOS Shah Waliullah Award 2012 at the Conference Hall of Darul Uloom Sabil-ur-Rashad in Bangalore on August 23, 2014.

Presiding over the function Hakim-ul-Millat, Amir-e-Shariat Karnataka, Hazrat Shah Mufti Mohammad Ashraf Ali Baqvi, explained that Islamic thought connoted faith and action. These elements were needed to beautify everything. He insisted that the life of a Muslim should always reflect that he constantly believed in the greatness of Allah. More...



Lecture on “Dynamics of Democracy: Minority Related
Questions in Parliament


August 9, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

A lecture on the “Dynamics of Democracy: Minority related Questions in Parliament”, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here on August 9, 2014. Dr. Mohd. Aftab Alam, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Zakir Husain College who delivered the lectures said that the quality of questions relating to the minorities raised in Parliament, was a matter of concern. More...



Information and Knowledge Blended with Education Ensures Success: Delhi Minorities Commission, Chairman, Qamar Ahmad

Certificate Distribution Programme of IOS Computer Learning Centre

June 28, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

New Delhi, June 28, 2014: Distributing certificates to 25 girl students who passed the six-monthly course “Diploma in Computer Applications and Multi-Lingual DTP” run by the IOS Centre for Computer Learning with the financial assistance of the Delhi Minorities Commission, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Qamar Ahmad observed that the complaints of communal bias and discrimination were often heard about, but if one was equipped with the information and knowledge, one’s capability could not be ignored. In that case, one would be crowned with success irrespective of the field he or she belonged. More...



Prof. Z.M. Khan’s Lecture on “Islamic Worldview: A Reflection”

June 21, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

Former professor of Political Science and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia and Secretary-General of the Institute of Objective Studies, Prof. Z.M. Khan has said the Islamic worldview is comprehensive and presents a well-knit scheme to provide knowledge and explanation about the seen and unseen as explained in the Qur’an. It gives ways and methods to achieve values, establish basic ethical precepts and create a balance in everything, he said, adding that nobody was allowed to exceed the limits prescribed. More...



Seventh Lecture under Series on Indian Constitution
On
International Human Rights, Norms for the Protection
of Minorities and the Indian Constitution


June 07, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

Delivering the Seventh Lecture under the series on the Indian Constitution on ‘International Human Rights, Norms for the Protection of Minorities and the Indian Constitution’, organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here on June 7, 2014, the Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, Dr. Eqbal Hussain observed that the human rights were the articulation of the need for justice, tolerance, mutual respect and human dignity in all of our activities. He said that the traditional first generation rights were incorporated as fundamental rights in part-III and the second generation human rights were included as directive principles of state policy in part-IV of the Indian Constitution. More...



Discussion on the “Changing Context of Education in India: A Review”

June 04, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

With the installation of BJP government at the Centre, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, under Smt. Smriti Irani, is all set to unveil a plan that is causing concern among the leaders of the community. HRD Minister has drawn up a list of 10 priorities that point to the shape of things to come. The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) took the initiative to elicit views of academics at a discussion on “Changing Context of Education in India: A Review” at the conference Hall of the Institute on June 4, 2014. More...



Sixth Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture on “Communal Interpretation of Indian History: A Review”

May 24, 2014 at IOS Conference Hall

Communal interpretation works both ways. It is both a product and the generator of communalism. Unity of thought among Hindu and Muslim communal historians along with the British imperialist school did not end up with the creation of Pakistan, they still practise communal historiography. More...     Full Lecture     Milli Gazette Report



SPEECH DELIVERED BY DR MOHAMMAD MANZOOR ALAM, CHAIRMAN, IOS DURING 11TH DOHA INTERFAITH DIALOGUE CONFERENCE ON “ROLE OF YOUTH IN EHNACING THE VALUE OF DIALOGUE” HELD AT DOHA, QATAR ON MARCH 25-26, 2014 IN PLENARY SESSION-I ON RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE ON YOUTH



ROLE OF YOUTH IN ENHANCING THE VALUE OF DIALOGUE: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

By


DR MOHAMMAD MANZOOR ALAM
Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies
New Delhi (India)


WHAT DIALOGUE REALLY IS

We have first to know what dialogue is not, before coming down to what dialogue is. And from there we have to proceed to placing it in its historical perspective and see how in today’s context the youth can have a role of enhancing its value.

So, first what dialogue is not. Dialogue is not about establishing a “we versus they” equation and creating a hegemony for our own ideas vis-à-vis their ideas. It is not about creating a hierarchy of ideas.

It is also not about an exchange of blames nor for trading of charges. Additionally, dialogue is not about agreement or disagreement.

Now, what dialogue is. It is a healing process. A warm, human gesture. An open-ended exchange of ideas without forcing anyone to take a certain position or insisting on anyone to take a stand. More...



Three-day International Conference
on
Revisiting Abul Qasim Al-Zahrawi's Legacy in Medicine and Surgery


on
December 13-15, 2013 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi


الزهراوي نموذج للطب المتميز بالقيم
السيد كي رحمان خان، وزير شئون الأقليات للحكومة الهندية



L-R: Dr. Ahmad Abdul Hai, MD & Chief Consultant, Hai Medicare & Research Institute, Patna; Dr. Mahmoud Al-Haj Kasim Mohammed, President, Iraq Medical Association, Scholar and Writer of Arab and Muslim’s Medical History, Iraq; Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi; Mr. Harish Chandra Singh Rawat, Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources, Govt. of India; Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India; Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule, Sr. Faculty of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, KSA; Dr. Salih Saad Abdul Qadir Al-Ansari, Chairman of Islamic Medical Committee, World Assembly of Muslim Youth, Riyadh, KSA

New Delhi: The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in association with the Hyderabad-based Muslim Educational Social and Cultural Organisation (MESCO) and the India Islamic Culture Centre organised a three-day international conference to mark the 1000th year of the death of Abu-al-Qasim al-Zahrawi, an all-time great physician and surgeon from Andalusia (Arab Spain) from December 13 to December 15 at India Islamic Culture Centre here.

The inaugural session on December 13 began with a recital from the holy Quran by Maulana Abdullah Tarique. Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mr. K. Rahman Khan in his inaugural address described the meet as “one of the rarest conferences” he had attended in which a good number of scholars and ulema and muftis from the Muslim world were present. Recalling the contribution of Islam to peace and humanity, he said that the Muslim scholars took the message of the holy Quran and Hadith to the world outside. More...



IOS CONFERENCE

Two-day International Conference on
India and Muslim World in the 21st Century


February 15-16, 2013 at Constitution Club, Anexe, Rafi Marg, New Delhi


L-R: Prof. Z.M. Khan, Secretary General, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi; H.E. Mr. Abdul Rahman Ghannam M. AlGhannam, Undersecretary, Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da’wah and Guidance, Riyadh, KSA; Mr. Harish Chandra Singh Rawat, Union Minister of Water Resources, Govt. of India; Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India; Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi; Maulana Dr. Saeed Al Azami Al Nadwi, Chancellor, Integral University and Chief Editor, Al Baas Al Islami, Lucknow; Prof. Aftab Kamal Pasha, Director, Gulf Studies Programme, Centre for West Asian & African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

New Delhi, Feb. 15: A two-day international conference on “India and the Muslim World in the 21st Century” began here today with a recitation from the holy Quran by Maulana Abdullah Tarique. The programme was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at the Constitution Club.

IOS General Secretary Prof. ZM Khan welcomed the guests and introduced the IOS in its 27th year of existence. He talked about the considerable research and publication, seminar and symposia the institute had done so far, as well as about its year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations, over which period it organised 14 international seminars across the country. He also talked about its proposed university.

The conference was formally inaugurated by Union Minister of Minority Affairs, K Rahman Khan, who hoped that India and the Muslim world would unite to prevent the mistakes of the 20th century, which was marked by colonial exploitation and monumental violence.

He said India, “the largest and highly successful democracy”, had a long history of relationship with the Muslim world and Islam, which preaches peace and unity of humanity.
More...



IOS/MA/PF/2013.1                                       January 5, 2013

The In charge Officer,
HON’BLE JUSTICE J.S.VERMA COMMITTEE
for suggesting possible amendments to
criminal and other relevant laws
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

In response to the call of the HON’BLE JUSTICE J.S.VERMA COMMITTEE constituted for suggesting possible amendments to criminal laws and other relevant laws to provide for quicker trial and enhanced punishment for criminals accused of committing sexual assault of extreme nature against women in the back drop of the 16th December 2012 Gang Rape in Delhi which invoked unprecedented mass protests from the people, the INSTITUTE OF OBJECTIVE STUDIES (IOS), NEW DELHI is herewith submitting some suggestions for the consideration of the committee.

These are some of the suggestions which we could possibly submit within the given time frame. If some more assistance by way of research in the field is required in a special area, the IOS would be ready to render its services without any claim for finances.

Thanking you,
With warm regards,

(Dr. M. Manzoor Alam)
Chairman

Encl.: Submission

IOS/MA/PF/2013.1                                      January 9, 2013

The In charge Officer,
HON’BLE JUSTICE USHA MEHRA COMMISSION
for suggesting measures to improve safety and security of women in NCT of Delhi and NCR in the light of the 16th December 2010 Delhi Gang Rape Case
New Delhi

Dear Sir/Madam,

In response to the call of the HON’BLE JUSTICE USHA MEHRA COMMISSION constituted for suggesting measures to improve safety and security of women in NCT of Delhi and NCR in the light of the 16th December 2010 Delhi Gang Rape Case, which evoked unprecedented mass protests from the people, the INSTITUTE OF OBJECTIVE STUDIES (IOS), NEW DELHI is herewith submitting some suggestions for the consideration of the Commission.

These submissions are submitted within the given time frame. If some more assistance by way of research in the field is required in a special area, the IOS would be ready to render its services without any claim for financial compensation.

Thanking you,
With warm regards,

(Dr. M. Manzoor Alam)
Chairman

Encl.: Submission



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