Recent Activities

IOS Webinar on “Human Rights and Good Governance”

New Delhi: A webinar on “Human Rights and Good Governance” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, on December 10, 2020, to coincide with the Human Rights Day. The webinar began with the recitation of a verse from the Quran by Prof. M Afzal Wani, professor of law and director, coordination, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and vice-chairman, IOS. 

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Six-day Winter School Opens in Calicut

Calicut, January 1, 2021:  A six-day winter school (January 1-6, 2021) run by the Calicut chapter of Institute of Objective Studies was formally opened by EM Abdul Rahman, Chairman, Empower India Foundation Bangalore. Such endeavours of IOS are very much to be appreciated as the Muslim community in India is facing great cultural and political threats, said EM Abdul Rahman said in his inaugural speech. 

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IOS on-line lecture based on review of the book The Cultural Atlas of Islam

New Delhi: Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture based on review of the book The Cultural Atlas of Islam’ (Part-2, Chapter 4: The Essence of Islamic Civilisation) written by Prof. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi and Lamya al-Faruqi here on December 5, 2020. Assistant secretary general, IOS, Prof. Hasina Hashia introduced the topic by briefly explaining Prof. Raji’s approach to Tawhid. She insisted that Tawhid constituted the essence of Islam. 

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IOS on-line Condolence Meet on Ahmad Patel, Dr. Kalbe Sadiq, Prof. A.R. Momin

New Delhi: An on-line condolence meeting was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies here on December 3, 2020 to pay tribute to prominent Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmad Patel; vice-president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and founder member of the All India Milli Council, Dr Syed Kalbe Sadiq, and Prof. AR Momin, ex-professor of sociology, Bombay University, member of general assembly, IOS and editor of the IOS Minaret. They passed away recently. 

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Webinar on women’s representation in local self-government, demands necessary changes

Calicut: IOS Centre for Gender Studies organised a webinar jointly with the state Women Commission, on the eve of the local body election in the state here on November 26, 2020. The topic of discussion was “How to make women’s representation in local self-government effective”. Ms. Sheena VS, who welcomed the audience, underlined the need for constructive institutional changes to achieve the real objectives of women’s representation in the local bodies which now enjoy more freedom of action and decision.  S. Bushra, who chaired the webinar, said it was the beginning of a more detailed evaluation of women’s role in decision making.

 

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Women describe the challenges in expressing identity

Calicut, Nov. 7, 2020: Women who participated in a webinar on the theme “Who Am I” narrated different challenges they faced when they tried to carve out their own sphere of expression and creativity. The webinar was the third of the four-part series organised by IOS Centre for Gender Studies, Calicut. The women were mostly from central Kerala. 

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“Who Am I?: Problems of Expressions of Women’s Identity”

Kannur, Kerala, Nov. 28, 2020: The fourth webinar on the theme “Who Am I? Problems of Expressions of Women’s Identity” was organised by IOS Centre for Gender Studies, Calicut with a focus on women from North Kerala. The webinar was the last of the four-part series that has attracted attention from wider sections of Kerala women. This programme was organised with the help and cooperation of National Women’s Front, Kerala.

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IOS Kolkata Chapter organises symposium on “Remembering the 20th Century Islamic Scholars of West Bengal”

Kolkata: IOS Kolkata Chapter has decided to conduct a series of symposium on the lives, contributions and services to humanity of leading Islamic scholars of West Bengal in the 20th century. The first step of this series was taken on December 12, 2020, in its lecture room by organsing a symposium on “Life and Contributions of Maulana Abu Salma Shafi Ahmad (r.a.)”.

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IOS On-line Lecture based on review of ‘The Cultural Atlas of Islam’

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on understanding the purpose of law based on Prof. Raji al-Faruqi and Lamaya al-Faruqi’s book ‘The Cultural Atlas of Islam’ (Part-4, Chapter-14: The Law) was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, here on November 26, 2020 that also happened to be the Law Day. 

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IOS on-line lecture on “Ibn Khaldun: An intellectual par excellence”

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Ibn Khaldun: An intellectual par excellence” under Ibn Khaldun series, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, here on November 30, 2020. The topic was introduced by Syed Nakhat Husain Nadwi, in-charge of Arabic section, IOS. 

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One-day national webinar on Maulvi Mohammad Baqir: Literature, Culture and Revolt of 1857 in Historical Perspective

New Delhi: A one-day national webinar on “Maulvi Mohammad Baqir: Literature, culture and journalism in Delhi and the revolt of 1857 in historical perspective”, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, here on November 21, 2020. Chaired by former professor of history, Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. Shireen Moosvi, the inaugural session began with the recitation of a verse from the Quran by Hafiz Athar Husain Nadwi. 

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Third IOS lecture based on review of the book “Islam and Knowledge: Al-Faruqi’s concept of religion in Islamic thought”

New Delhi, The third lecture based on the review of the book “Islam and Knowledge: Al-Faruqi’s Concept of Religion in Islamic Thought” (edited by Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf) was organised online by the Institute of Objective Studies, here on November 17, 2020. The lecture was delivered by former dean, School of Media Studies, head, Department of Religious Studies, former dean, School of Social Sciences, and former director, Shah-i-Hamdadan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi. 

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IOS online Lecture on “Education: A Way Forward”

New Delhi: An online lecture on “Education a way forward” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies here on November 11, 2020 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The lecture got off to a start with the recitation of a verse from Quran by the in-charge of Urdu unit of the institute, Shah Ajmal Farooque Nadwi. Introducing the topic, assistant secretary general, Prof. Hasina Hashia paid tribute to the maulana, who as India’s first education minster, liked the budgetary allocation of education by 15 times. 

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National Webinar on “Religious Interactions and Cultural Encounter in Medieval India”

New Delhi: A national webinar on “Religious Interactions and Cultural Encounter in Medieval India” was organised here by the Institute of Objective Studies on October 27, 2020. Dedicated to the memory of Jamia founders coinciding with the centenary celebrations of Jamia Millia Islamia, the inaugural session was conducted by Dr. Saifuddin Ahmad of Delhi University. The inaugural session began with the recitation of a Quranic verse by Shah Ajmal Farooq Nadwi, in-charge, Urdu Section, IOS.  

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Women Leaders Applaud IOS Programme on Problems of Expression of Women’s Identity

Calicut, September 5, 2020: Women leaders, activists and intellectuals who attended the recent webinar ‘Who Am I?’ narrated the challenges and opportunities they face as women in a society still controlled by patriarchal notions of gender. This was first in a four-part series on the Problems of Expression of Identity of Women organised by the IOS Centre for Gender Studies, Calicut.

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IOS Calicut Chapter’s Webinar on “Problems of Expression of Women’s Identity”

Calicut, October 31, 2020: The IOS Centre for Gender Studies organised a webinar today at Thiruvananthapuram under the banner   “Who am I?” The participants in the webinar discussed the Problems of Expression of Identity of Women. 

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Sam Pitroda’s IOS lecture on “India after Covid-19 in a Hyper-connected World”

Amid Covid-19 pandemic the Institute of Objective Studies organised yet another on-line lecture recently (October 24, 2020) on “India after Covid-19 in a Hyper-connected World”, by Sam Pitroda, acclaimed development thinker and policy formulator, who spent nearly 50 years in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related global and national development. 

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IOS on-line Lecture on “Present Day Crisis and the Role of Faith” at Kolkata Chapter

An on-line lecture on ‘Present Day Crisis and the Role of Faith’ was organized by the Kolkata Chapter of the Objective Studies on October 8, 2020. At the outset, the co-ordinator of the chapter, Abdul Basit Ismail, introduced the topic and briefly highlighted the activities of the Institute. Referring to the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, he said that it had impacted every walk of life. 

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IOS Condole Prof. Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui’s Death

The Institute of Objective Studies organised an on-line condolence meeting on September 21, 2020 to recall the services of the noted Islamic scholar and the ex-chairman of the Department of Islamic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University Prof. Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui who passed away recently.

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Maulana Amin Usmani Remembered at IOS Condolence Meet

An on-line condolence meeting was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on September 8, 2020 to mourn the death of the Islamic scholar and secretary, Islamic Fiqh Academy, Delhi, Maulana Amin Usmani.

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IOS –CDPP joint webinar on “National Education Policy and India’s Minorities”

An on-line seminar on “National Education Policy and India’s Minorities” was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, and the Centre for Development Policy and Practice (CDPP), Hyderabad on September 14, 2020. 

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IOS Aligarh Chapter organises One-Week Online Orientation Programme on “Islamic Counselling and Psychotherapy” (September 16-22, 2020)

The inaugural session of the Online Orientation Programme on “Islamic Counselling and Psychotherapy” was held on September 16, 2020 at 12.30 pm, presided over by Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi. The session was hosted by Professor Akbar Husain, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. 

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IOS Lecture on “Sustainable Living – The Way Forward” (for Earth Sake)

A lecture on “Sustainable Living – The Way Forward (for Earth Sake)” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on September 9, 2020. Introducing the topic, Shaikh Nizamuddin, senior member of the general assembly of the IOS, said that the Institute had the distinction of holding several symposia on issues relating to science and technology. 

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IOS Lecture on “Can Religion Survive in the Age of Science?”

The Institute of Objective Studies hosted an online lecture on “Can Religion Survive in the Age of Science?” on September 5, 2020. Prof. M R N Murthy, a distinguished professor at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru, delivered the lecture.

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IOS on-line Lecture on Al-Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life: A Review of Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi’s Book

As part of a series of on-line lectures, the Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Al-Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life: A review of book written by Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi” on August 29, 2020. Introducing the topic, Shah Ajmal Farooq Nadwi, in-charge, Urdu Section of IOS, briefly explained the importance of Dr. Faruqi’s book as it presented the comparative study of Islam and other Semetic religions. 

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IOS Lecture on “Challenges and Opportunities of Modern Civilisation”

An on-line lecture on “Challenges and Opportunities of Modern Civilisation” was organized by the Institute of Objective Studies, on August 22, 2020. Shaikh Nizamuddin, a member of the general assembly of the IOS, introduced subject by observing that the whole dynamics of geo-politics had changed. Shift of this dynamics had been caused by the pandemic, called Covid-19. 

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IOS Lecture on Rejuvenation Biotechnology: Why Age May soon Cease to Mean Aging

An on-line lecture on “Rejuvenation Biotechnology: Why Age May soon Cease to Mean Aging” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on August 22, 2020. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, USA. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based biomedical (research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process). In addition, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. 

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IOS on-line Workshop on National Education Policy 2020

A one-day on-line workshop on National Education Policy-2020 was oragnised by the Institute of Objective Studies on August 19, 2020. Spread over four sessions, the proceedings of the webinar were conducted by the member of the IOS general assembly, Shaikh Nizamuddin. 

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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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IOS distributes 900 meals during lockdown

New Delhi, May 19, 2020: In pursuance of the instructions received from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, asking all the associations having FCRA, for participation in the Government of India’s endeavour to provide relief to the poor and homeless people in the wake of COVID-2019 outbreak in India.

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Services of Prof. M. A. Quddus recalled at IOS Condolence Meet

June 11, 2020: A condolence meeting was held at conference hall of the Institute of Objective Studies on June 4, 2020 to mourn the death of the coordinator of the IOS Patna Chapter, Prof. M.A. Quddus. Recalling his association with the IOS, Assistant Secretary General of the Institute, Prof. Haseena Hashia, said that he had been keenly involved in its activities since its inception some 34 years ago. Later on, he made Patna chapter a hub of intellectual activity by organising seminars, symposia, discussions and lectures.

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IOS and MESCO organises Winter School on Islamic Studies

February 25-29, 2020, at Hyderabad

A five-day Winter School Program for High School and College Students on Islamic Studies was organized by Muslim Educational Social and Cultural Organization (MESCO), Hyderabad in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi from 25th February, to 29th February, 2020 at Hyderabad.

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IOS Lecture on Trends in Islamic Finance in GCC Region

March 5, 2020 at Institute Building, 162, Jogabai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Trends in Islamic Finance in GCC Region” at its conference hall on March 5, 2020. Two papers on the topic were presented by Sheeba Naaz and Yusra Zainab, research scholars respectively at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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3-day international conference on psychology of religion, spirituality

February 24-26, 2020 by the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in collaboration with the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi

A three-day International Conference on “Psychology of Religion and Spirituality” was organised on 24th, 25th & 26th February 2020, by the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in collaboration with the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, and Centre for Study and Research, Hyderabad, at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. 

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IOS Kolkata organises Winter School on Islamic Studies

February 10-14, 2020, at Park Circus Campus of Aliah University, Kolkata

The Winter or Summer Schools are opportunities for students to gain valuable learning experience that goes far beyond the structured classrooms and examination stress. They explore emerging areas, provide space to test new ideas and methods, help understand critical sites and situations, and create opportunities to learn.

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Eighth IOS Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadwi

February 22, 2020 at Conference Hall, FTK-CIT Building, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Former dean, School of Arabic Studies, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, and Islamic scholar, Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadwi, was presented the Eighth IOS Lifetime Achievement Award at an impressive ceremony organised by the Institute of Objective Studies.

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IOS Calicut Chapter organises seminar on “Ismail Raji Al-Faruqi and the Integration of Knowledge”

February 8, 2020 at Calicut

Calicut: Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) Calicut Chapter organised an academic seminar on “The contribution of Dr Ismail Raji Al-Faruqi to the Integration of knowledge” on Saturday, February 8, 2020 here at its auditorium. The seminar was formally opened by Dr R Yusuf, the principal of Irshadiya College Feroke, Calicut.

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IOS organises two-day International Conference on “Contemporary Islamic Thought and Societal Reforms Through Education”

February 1-2, 2020 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

A two-day International conference on “Contemporary Islamic Thought and Societal Reforms through Education” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at the Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi, on February 1-2, 2020.

 

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IOS Lecture on ‘Islam and Knowledge: Al-Faruqi’s Concept of Religion in Islamic Thought’

January 25, 2020 at Institute Building, 162, Jogabai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi

The second lecture based on review of the book, ‘Islam and knowledge: Al-Faruqi’s concept of Religion in Islamic Thought’ (edited by Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf) by Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi

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IOS Calicut Chapter Seminar on C H Muhammad Koya and the Empowerment of Kerala Muslims

December 7, 2019 at Calicut, Kerala

Calicut: IOS Centre for Gender Studies under the Calicut chapter of the Institute of Objective Studies organised a seminar on Late C H Muhammed Koya on December 7, 2019. 

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Two-day IOS conference on Prof. Fuat Sezgin in New Delhi

[Day 1] December 21, 2019

 

A two-day international conference on “The Life and Contributions of Prof. Fuat Sezgin” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) on December 21-22, 2019 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. 

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One-day IOS-IAF Seminar on Auqaf in Bengaluru

A one-day seminar on “Protection, promotion and progress of auqaf in India: Moving from recession to refurbishment” was organised on December 8, 2019 in Bengaluru jointly by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and the Indian Auqaf Foundation (IAF). Both are headquartered in Delhi.

 

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IOS Discussion on National Education Policy-2019 Document

A discussion on the National Education Policy-2019 Document was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on November 12, 2019 to deliberate on the points inimical to the cause of education.

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IOS Centre for Gender Studies and Research Library in Calicut formally opened

Calicut: In a colourful ceremony attended by academics and scholars, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, the Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies, formally opened the IOS Centre for Gender Studies on October 22, 2019. Mr. O. Abdulla, the veteran journalist and author, joined him to open Hazrath Ayesha Research Library.

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IOS Calicut Chapter hosts Talk on Geopolitics

Calicut: The Calicut Chapter of the Institute organised a talk on September 28, 2019 on Politics and Geopolitics by Mr. Ahmad Shabeeb, a researcher engaged in the study of geography as one important factor in the rise and fall of nations and societies.

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IOS Calicut Chapter organises Seminar on Thangal Kunhu Musaliar, Educationist and reformer

Trivandrum: IOS Calicut Chapter organised a seminar on September 21, 2019 at Trivandrum to underline the significant contributions made by the late Thangal Kunhu Musaliar to the social and economic uplift of Muslims of southern Kerala.

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IOS 13th Shah Waliullah Award Ceremony

The 13th Shah Waliullah Award on “Islam and Political Science” was presented to Prof. Obaidullah Fahad, head, department of Islamic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh on September 27, 2019 at a function organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at the Hamdard Convention Centre, Jamia Hamdard.

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IOS Discussion on Draft New Education Policy-2019

June 20, 2019 at Institute Building, 162, Jogabai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
A discussion on the Draft National Education Policy-2019 was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, on June 20, 2019, to seek opinion of stakeholders in order to be forwarded to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India till June 30, the last date for the receipt of suggestions....

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IOS Lecture on Western Epistemological Bias

April 27, 2019 at Institute Building, 162, Jogabai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
A lecture on “Western Epistemological Bias” with particular reference to the book- Epistemological Bias in the Physical and Social Sciences, edited by Prof. Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri, and published by the Institute of Objective Studies was delivered at its conference room on April 27, 2019. 
 

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IOS, AIMC, Genuine Publications launch two books

April 26, 2019 at Press Club of India, New Delhi
Institute of Objective Studies, All India Milli Council, and Genuine Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. jointly organised a function to mark the release of two books: Savarkar, Fikr wa Tahrik: Ek Mutaal’a in Urdu written by the general secretary....

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IOS One-day Seminar on “Research Methodology in Islamic Perspective”

April 20, 2019 at Institute Building, 162, Jogabai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
A one-day seminar on “Research Methodology in Islamic Perspective” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on April 20, 2019. Prof. Ishteyaque Danish, convener of the programme and finance secretary

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