Recent Activities

IOS online lecture on Human Development based on Wisdom and its Correlation with Modern Science

New Delhi: An online lecture on “Human Development on Wisdom and its correlation with Modern Science”, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on September 4, 2021. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh, CEO and director of Foundation for Quality India.

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IOS organizes virtual condolence meet on the demise of Prof. AbdulHamid A. AbuSulayman

New Delhi: A virtual condolence meet was organized by the Institute of Objective Studies on August 31, 2021 to pay homage to Prof. AbdulHamid A. AbuSulayman, former rector, IIU, Malaysia and former president IIIT, USA who died recently.

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IOS On-line Lecture on Growth-oriented Optimisation of Personal and Professional Life

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Growth-oriented Optimisation of Personal and Professional Life” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on August 28, 2021. Delivered by Dr. Syed Ashraf Imam, Ph.D., licensed clinical Psychologist, San Diego, California, USA, the topic was introduced by Prof. Akbar Husain, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, who also chaired the function.

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IOS on-line lecture on Philosophy of Science and Human Evolution

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Philosophy of Science and Human Evolution” was organized by the Institute of Objective Studies on August 21, 2021. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, M.D., FPVRI High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute (HAPPI) Instituto Pulmonary Patologia de la Altura (IPPA), La Paz, Bolivia, South America.

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IOS On-line lecture on The Way to Economic Recovery after the Scourge

Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

New Delhi: A virtual lecture on “The Way to Economic Recovery after the Scourge” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on September 20, 2021. Delivered by the noted economist, senior civil servant and the former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of India, the lecture focused on the current state of economy and the prospects for recovery in the post Covid-19 period. 

 

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IOS Kolkata Chapter organises an online International Symposium on The Life and Contributions of Maulana Mahboobur Rahman Azhari (r.a.)

An online international symposium was organized on the life and contributions of Maulana Mahboobur Rahman Azhari Nadvi by the Kolkata Chapter of the Institute of Objective Studies on 18th September 2021. The webinar was presided over by Maulana Khalid Ghazipuri Nadvi of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama Lucknow with Abdul Basit Ismail, coordinator at IOS Kolkata chapter who performed the role of anchor. It was one of those rare occasions when the scholars from East and West Europe and Asia had gathered on a single platform just to benefit from the appealing personality of Maulana Mahboobur Rahman Azhari and his selfless services towards the community and nation.

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IOS on-line lecture on Social Media and Marginalised Communities

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Social Media and Marginalised Communities” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on August 14, 2021. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Ehtesham Ahmad Khan, Dean, School of Mass Communication and Journalism, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.

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IOS CONDOLENCE ON THE DEMISE OF DR. ABDUL HAMID A. ABU SULAYMAN

We, at Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, India, are grieved to learn about the passing away of Dr. Abdul Hamid A. Abu Sulayman, former rector, International Islamic University, Malaysia, (IIUM), former President, International Institute of Islamic Thought, (IIIT), USA, and the first secretary general of World Assembly of Muslim Youth, Riyadh, KSA.

Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajewoon!! 

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IOS Chennai Chapter’s new office premise inaugurated

Chennai: IOS Chennai Chapter’s new office premise was inaugurated on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 9.45 am at 'Darul Ihsan', 4, Zackria Colony, 1st Street, Choolaumedu, Chennai - 600094. The office will be jointly shared by Institute of Objective Studies, Chennai Chapter, All India Milli Council TN Chapter, V for all Foundation, and Muslim Marriage Advisory Council (MMAC). Office-bearers and Trustees of the above organisations were present on the occasion. After an opening remark by Ibnu Soud, President, AIMC TN Chapter, dua was made by Haji Rafi. Later the members moved to Event Hall, Kodambakkam Jumma Masjid for the Inaugural function.

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Indian Muslim Leadership Conference on 26-27 June 2021.

Online Indian Muslim Leadership Conference on 26-27 June 2021.

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IOS 14th Shah Waliullah Award on “Islamic Dawah” presented to Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari

New Delhi: The 14th Shah Waliullah Award on “Islamic Dawah” was presented to Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, Vice-president, All India Muslim Personal Board at a virtual function organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on June 20, 2021.

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IOS Condolence on the demise of Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan

New Delhi, June 9: With immense grief and sorrow, the Chairman, office-bearers, and members of staff of the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, offers its deep condolences on the sad demise of Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan, who passed away yesterday evening at his residence at New Delhi.

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IOS on-line condolence meet over the death of Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish

New Delhi: The Institute of Objective Studies organized an on-line condolence meet to mourn the death of the former professor of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard and the finance secretary of the Institute, Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish on April 20, 2021. Presided over by the chairman of the IOS, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, the proceedings of the meeting were conducted by the in-charge of Urdu section, Maulana Shah Ajmal Farooq Nadwi.

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IOS Condolence on the demise of Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish

New Delhi, April 16: With immense grief and sorrow, the Chairman, office-bearers, and members of staff of the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, offers its condolence on the sad demise of Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish, who passed away today morning due to cardiac arrest at Majeedia Hospital. He was also infected with COVID-19.

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Ramazanul Mubarak Zaati Tarbiyat aur Insani Khidmat ka Maheena - Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi

Ramazanul Mubarak Zaati Tarbiyat aur Insani Khidmat ka Maheena - Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi.

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IOS on-line condolence meet over the death of Maulana Wali Rahmani

New Delhi: An on-line condolence meeting was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on April 8, 2021 to mourn the death of the general secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Sajjadah Nasheen of the Khan-i-qah Rahmani, Munger, Bihar, Ameer-i-Shariah, Maulana Wali Rahmani. 

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IOS-MANNU organises a two-day webinar on ‘Islamic sciences during Muslim rule in the Deccan'

A two-day national webinar on ‘Islamic sciences during Muslim rule in the Deccan’, was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad on April 7 and 8, 2021 via Zoom at Hyderabad.

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IOS on-line lecture on “Role of religious/spiritual institutions in the management of mental health problems”

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Role of religious/spiritual interventions in the management of mental health problems” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on April 5, 2021. Chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Shawkat Ahmad Shah, dean, school of education and behavioural sciences, University of Kashmir, the lecture was delivered by Prof. Akbar Husain, professor in the department of psychology, faculty of social sciences, Aligarh Muslim University. The lecture began with the recitation of a verse from the Qur’an by Hafiz Athar Husain Nadwi.

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IOS on-line lecture on “Allama Shibli’s Portrayal of Turkey”

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Allama Shibli and his portrayal of Turkey in the light of his travelogue, poems, fatwa and activism” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on April 3, 2021. Presided over by the former professor of History, Jamia Millia Islamia and currently, director historical research projects, IOS, Prof. Syed Jamaluddin, the lecture was delivered by Noor Mohammed Khalid, researcher, International Islamic University, Malaysia.

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IOS on-line national seminar on “Impact of Covid-19: A Gender Perspective”

New Delhi: An on-line national seminar on “Impact of Covid-19: A Gender Perspective”, was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and the department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, on March 8, 2021, marking international women’s day. The seminar began with the recitation of a verse from Qur’an by Hafiz Athar Husain Nadwi.

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IOS Kolkata Chapter organises symposium on “Social and Academic Contributions of Maulana Hakim Mohammad Zaman Hussaini (r.a.)”

Kolkata: Institute of Objective Studies, Kolkata chapter organised a symposium on “Social and Academic Contributions of Maulana Hakim Mohammad Zaman Hussaini (r.a.)” on 7th March 2021 at the Lecture Room of IOS Kolkata Chapter. 

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IOS on-line lecture on “Musharakah financing (joint partnership) and its Relevance in India”

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on Musharakah financings (joint partnership) and its relevance in India” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on February 20, 2021. The lecture was delivered by the professor at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Javed Ahmad Khan.

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IOS Kolkata Chapter and Aliah University organises 5 day Winter School on Islamic Studies

Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), along with several other events, has started its Summer/Winter School programmes for the benefit of university students and has been conducting the same in recent years. The endeavours of the Institute are not just limited to the likes of Winter School but are spread over a vast range of academic undertakings furthering the target of imparting true knowledge that serves as a guiding light for students enabling them to navigate their way while never losing sight of their goal.

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Two-day Online International Conference on Dr. Mohammad Natsir

New Delhi, Feb. 11, 2021: Great Islamic scholars, statesmen and thinkers from Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Ibn Khaldun University Bogor, join academics from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the US and other countries to examine, uphold and spread the Legacy of Dr. Mohammad Natsir, on February 6-7, 2021.

Words of Appreciation

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IOS-MESCO 5 DAY WINTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME ON ISLAMIC STUDIES

HYDERABAD: A five-day winter school programme in Islamic Studies, organised by Muslim Educational Social and Cultural Organisation (MESCO) Hyderabad in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi, was held from February 8th to 12th 2021 at MESCO Education Complex, Mustaidpura, Karwaan. The event was attended by over 100 students, faculty, teachers and other participants from MESCO Degree College, MESCO Junior College and MESCO School, Karwan.

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Two-day IOS on-line International Conference on Personality and Contribution of Dr. Mohammad Natsir as a National and International Thought Leader in 20th Century

New Delhi: A two-day international conference on Personality and Contribution of Dr. Mohammad Natsir as a national and international thought leader in 20th century was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on February 6-7, 2021, in collaboration with Universitas Ibn Khaldun Bogor (Indonesia), International Institute of Islamic Thought, and Indonesian Da’wah Council. 

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Two-day IOS on-line International Conference on “Identification of Principal Foundations for Global Peace

New Delhi: A two-day international conference on “Identification of Principal Foundations for Global Peace” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on January 23 and 24, 2021. 

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IOS Winter School at Calicut concludes on a high note of confidence and hope

Calicut, Jan. 7, 2021: The six-day Winter School learning programme concluded yesterday with the participants registering  hope and confidence in their academic pursuit and thanking the IOS   for giving them an opportunity to absorb new vision  about Islam and the positive role Muslims could play in reshaping the world.

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Five-day online IOS Winter School Programme in Islamic Studies

New Delhi: The Institute of Objective Studies hosted a five-day Winter School Programme in Islamic Studies here from January 5 to 9, 2021 to impart basic, but deep knowledge to university students pursuing professional disciplines like, graduation and masters in business studies, science, computer science, engineering, medicine etc. 

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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 second on-line lecture on parallels between Aligarh Movement and other Muslim reform movements

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on “Drawing parallels between the 19th century Aligarh movement of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Muslim reform movements across Muslim societies: An analysis” under Ibn Khaldun lecture series was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on December 30, 2020. 

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IOS On-line Lecture on Musharakah

New Delhi: An on-line lecture on Musharakah was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on December 26, 2020. Sheikh Nizamuddin, a member of the general assembly of the IOS, introduced the topic. Explaining the theme, he said that the debate on Islamic finance was going on and several countries had introduced it to strengthen their banking sector. 

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IOS webinar on Minorities in India: Issues and remedies

New Delhi: The Institute Objective Studies (IOS) organised a webinar on “Minorities in India: Issues and Remedies” on the occasion of the Minorities Rights Day on December 18, 2020. The webinar began with recitation of a verse from the holy Quran by Hafiz Athar Husain Nadwi. Chaired by secretary general, IOS, Prof. Z.M. Khan, it was conducted by Prof. Afzal Wani, professor of law, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and vice-chairman, IOS. Introducing the topic, he said that the International Minorities Day was celebrated every year as on this day, the Universal Declaration on Minorities’ Rights was made.

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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 –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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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The Second Civilizations Forum: A Posthuman Age? Science, Technology and the Future of Civilizations

The Second Civilizations Forum: A Posthuman Age? Science, Technology and the Future of Civilizations

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 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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33rd Annual Meeting of IOS General Assembly Lecture on Socio-Political Situation of Muslims in India

On the occasion of the 33rd annual general meeting of the General Assembly (GA) of the Institute of Objective Studies, a lecture on “Socio-Political Situation of Muslims in India” was organised at its conference hall on September 1, 2019. Delivering the lecture, Professor in the Department of Political Science, A.M.U., Aligarh, Prof. Mirza Asmer Beg.

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A Two-Day International Conference on “Rethinking Education of Religions in the Modern World: Prospects and Challenges”

Department of Religious Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi (IOS) organised a two-day international conference titled Rethinking Education of Religions in the Modern World: Prospects and Challenges on 30th and 31st July at EMMRC, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.

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IOS Lecture on the book The Cultural Atlas of Islam

A lecture based on the review of the book “The Cultural Atlas of Islam’ (Part-I Chapters: Arabia, the Crucible, Language and History, Religion and Culture) by Prof. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi and Ms Lamya al-Faruqi was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at its conference hall on July 27, 2019. The lecture was delivered by the former professor of history, Jamia Millia Islamia and currently the director, IOS centre for historical research, Prof. Syed Jamaluddin.

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Suggestions on Draft National Educatioan Policy 2019 Sent from Institute of Objective Studies New Delhi on July 27, 2019

Suggestions on Draft National Educatioan Policy 2019 Sent from Institute of Objective Studies New Delhi on July 27, 2019

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Two-day IOS National Conference on “Allama Habibur Rahman Azmi: Life and Contributions”

A two-day national conference on “Allama Habibur Rahman Azmi: Life and Contributions” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on July 6-7, 2019 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. The conference discussed different aspects of life and works of the Islamic scholar of the twentieth century.

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15-day IOS-AMU Summer School on Islamic Studies

The Department of Islamic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), in collaboration with the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi organised a Summer School on Islamic Studies for students (regardless of their subject) who have an interest in developing their knowledge and research skills in Islamic Studies.

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IOS Discussion on Draft New Education Policy-2019

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 Chairman bereaved. Appeal for prayers

Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam’s elder brother Janab Mohammad Izhar Alam passed away at his home in Ranipur village of Madhubani in Bihar on 19th May 2019 at 3.35 pm. Janab Izhar Alam was ailing for some time.

 

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IOS Lecture on Western Epistemological Bias

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

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”

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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IOS, JIT Seminar on “Technology and Youth”

A one-day national seminar on “Technology and Youth’ was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in association with Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki, UP, on April 6, 2019. Brigadier Syed Ahmad Ali (retired), Director of Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, in his welcome address traced the history of the institution and said that its journey was progressively on and the day was not far when it would also be dotted on the map of the country’s prominent institutions of technical education.

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Tenth Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture on “The Bright Imprint of Urdu Seerah Writing”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “The Bright Imprint of Urdu Seerah Writing” at its conference hall on March 30, 2019. The lecture was delivered by the Chairman, Adabiyaat-e-Alia Academy, New Delhi, Dr. Tabish Mehdi, who held that there were only two ways by which the message of Allah reached human beings. These were Allah’s Commandments to man and Seerahs (lives) of His messengers on earth. Both of them had always been incumbent on the faithful and overlooking them might deprive one of the correct understandings of Islam. Such a person would drive himself away from the Commandments of Allah. This was the reason why, he said right-thinking and conscious people considered both of them beacons for the entire humanity. They put it before themselves and used them as a tool to achieve both the life here and the life after.

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IOS Lecture on the book The Cultural Atlas of Islam

A lecture based on the review of the book The Cultural Atlas of Islam by Prof. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi and Lois Lamya al-Faruqi, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies book (IOS) at its conference hall on March 9, 2019. Prof. Ishtiaque Danish, ex-head of the department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard and finance secretary, IOS, delivered the lecture on four chapters of the book. These included: the Essence of Islamic Civilisation, The Qur’an, The Sunnah, and The Science of the Qur’an and the Science of Hadith.

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IOS Lecture on review of Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah’s document, Madina Charter: The First Written Constitution of the World

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture based on the review of the document, Madina Charter: The First Written Constitution of the World (An important document of the Prophet (PBUH)’s time by Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah), at the conference room of the Institute on February 28, 2019. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Hasina Hashia, professor of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia and assistant secretary general, IOS described the charter as a universal document accepted by all religions. Whosoever read it, he accepted it because the document gave the concept of statehood, conferred rights on the citizens and defined their duties.

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IOS Lecture on “Aryans in India and Iran: A synthesis of linguistic, literary, archaeological, and genetic evidence”

The Institute of Objective Studies, in association with the department of history and culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, organised a lecture on “Aryans in India and Iran: A synthesis of linguistic, literary, archaeological, and genetic evidence” at the department’s seminar room on February 18, 2019.

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IOS Lecture on the book Islam and Knowledge: Al Faruqi’s concept of Religion in Islamic Thought

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a 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, in its conference room on February 8, 2019. Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, Head of the Department of Religious Studies, ex-Dean, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Kashmir, former director of Shah-i-Hamdan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, who delivered the lecture, said that the Islamic scholar, Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi’s work Islam and Knowledge was one of the finest books written on the subject. The book dealt with various aspects of Tawhid (oneness of Allah or monotheism), Islamic beliefs, etc. in great detail. He said that al-Faruqi’s concept of religion in Islamic thought was today part of the curriculum of Islamic Studies in different universities of the world. One of the main features of his interpretation of Islam was its presentation within contemporary parameters. He stood out as an Islamic scholar who never compromised on his premises. Prof. Rafiabadi observed that though he lived in the United States, he did not allow the US culture to influence him. Instead, he presented the Islamic perspective on life and Islamic culture to Americans. In his book, Ismail Raji argued how a new-born child had Islamic traits. He differed with Imam Ghazali on several issues and held an independent point of view.

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IOS Discussion on “Current Situation in the Country and our Responsibilities” Release of book Hindutva aur Rashtravad

A discussion on “Current Situation in the Country and our Responsibilities” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in its conference room on February 2, 2019. Initiating the discussion, Maulana Abdul Hameed Noumani, secretary general, All India Majlis-e-Mushawarat, said that Hindutva and nationalism had generated an intense discourse after 2014. Attempts to present Hindutva as a way of life were being constantly made to thrust this ideology on people, and those who did not subscribe to it were dubbed opponents of nationalism.

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IOS Kolkata Chapter organises discussion on “Contribution of Muslims in the Development of Bengla Language, Literature and Culture”

The Institute of Objective Studies, Kolkata Chapter, organised a discussion on “Contribution of Muslims in the Development of Bengla Language, Literature and Culture with Mr Abdur Rauf, eminent Bengali journalist and writer and participated by many eminent scholars of the city on 22nd January, 2019 at Kolkata.

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IOS organises Meet with Press

The Institute of Objective Studies organised an informal meeting with Delhi-based journalists on January 16, 2019 at its conference hall of the IOS in which issues ranging from under-representation of views of the minorities and the NGOs working in the field to the current role of the media, were discussed.

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IOS Aligarh Chapter’s panel discussion on 70 years of UDHR

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, a panel discussion on “The world after 70 years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)” was organised by Aligarh Chapter of the Institute of Objective Studies, on December 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. with participation of students and teachers of the Aligarh Muslim University, advocates, human rights and social activists.

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IOS, Milli Council mourn Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi

A condolence meting to mourn the sudden demise of Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi, MP and vice-president, All India Milli Council, was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and the All India Milli Council at the conference hall of the IOS on December 10, 2018.

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2-day IOS national meet on Maulana Manazir Ahsan Gilani

A two-day national conference on “The Life and Contributions of Maulana Manazir Ahsan Gilani” (1892-1956), was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna on December 1-2, 2018. Maulana Manazir Ahsan Gilani, an eminent Islamic scholar of British India, was born on October 1, 1892 in a small village, Gilan, in Nalanda district about 100 km from Patna. He is often referred to as “Muhaqqiq-i-Islam” (researcher of Islam), “Sultan-ul-Qalam” (king of pen) and “Mutakallim-i-Millat” (spokesman of the community). The conference was a befitting tribute to him as an Islamic scholar and writer of repute. The conference was spread over eight sessions, including inaugural and valedictory sessions.

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IOS organises lecture on “A Better Approach to Profit, Dividend and Financial Compensation: Empowering Shareholders”

The Institute of Objective Studies, organised a special lecture on “A Better Approach to Profit, Dividend and Financial Compensation: Empowering Shareholders” at MQI Degree College (Quwathul Islam), Bangalore (Karnataka) on October 24, 2018 in collaboration with Quwathul Islam Group of Institutions. Delivering the lecture, Dr. Kaleem Alam, Researcher at Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, pitched for empowering shareholders in all major decision-making processes of the corporation failing this could be imputed as giving a free hand to the management and controlling stake holders to take decisions without fear of any checks and balances. He believes, specially in case of borrowing on behalf of the company, the approval of shareholders must be sought.

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IOS organizes lecture on “Impressions from a journey to Bangladesh”

Urdu Weekly Chauthi Duniya editor AU Asif shared his experiences about his recent visit to Bangladesh as a member of a delegation of 46 journalists from 10 countries. The full title of his discussion was “Impressions from a journey: Whither Bangladesh?” organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on October 24, 2018.

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IOS Aligarh Chapter organises symposium on Scientific Approach of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

To pay tribute to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the Institute of Objective Studies, Aligarh Chapter, organised a symposium on “Scientific Approach of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan” on October 18, 2018 at Aligarh. The symposium was presided over by Prof. Shan Mohammad, former chairman, department of political science, AMU, Aligarh.

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IOS Symposium on “Distortions in the Writing of Indian History”

Distortion in the writing of Indian history is not a new phenomenon. This is as old as the writing of history itself. But the slanted writing of Indian history, particularly the period of Muslim rule, also known as the medieval period, began during the British colonial regime. They also sowed the seeds of communal disharmony between Hindus and Muslims. The issue has been engaging the attention of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), among other sections, and scholars for some time now.

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IOS Workshop on Fuller’s Future of Political Islam

With a view to countering the Western discourse on Islam and the Muslim world, the Institute of Objective Studies engaged with scholars and ulema at its conference hall on September 29, 2018 at a workshop on Grarham E. Fuller’s Future of Political Islam. Fuller’s book written in 2003 generated a serious debate among experts on Islamic history with opinion sharply divided over the intent of the author. The book assumes importance because Fuller had served as the vice-chairman of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and spent several years in five Muslim countries, including Muslim areas of China and Russia.

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IOS Discusses Consultation Paper on Reform of Family Law

A meeting to discuss the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper on Reform of Family Law, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on September 15, 2018. The discussion was initiated by the former member of Law Commission and Vice-Chairman, IOS, Prof. M. Afzal Wani. In his introductory remarks, he said that the response to the consultation paper had been subdued, adding that a law must have honesty, naturalness and accommodation for plurality and diversity.

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IOS workshop on preparation of Islamic Civilisation Syllabi

A workshop on the “Preparation of Course of Islamic Civilisation in the light of the writings of Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on September 3, 2018. Presided by the IOS chairman Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, the workshop was inaugurated by the Secretary, Islamic Fiqh Academy and the spokesperson of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani. The key-note address was delivered by the vice-chancellor, Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey.

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Annual Meeting of IOS Governing Council & General Assembly Lecture on “Current Situation in Turkey: An Overview”

The 32nd meeting of the General Assembly (GA) of the Institute of Objective Studies was held here on September 2, 2018 to ratify the minutes of the previous GA, which met on August 13, 2017. The GA also considered the follow-up report on decisions taken at the last meeting. Besides, it approved the 32nd Annual Report of the IOS for the year 2017-2018 as recommended by the Governing Council (GC). The meeting was also marked by election of office-bearers and executive members of the Institute for a period of five years, i.e., 2018-2023. The executive members who formed the core group of 15 then re-elected the current chairman, IOS, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, for a tenure of five years. Other office- bearers, who were elected include, Prof. ZM Khan as Secretary General, Prof. M. Afzal Wani as Vice-Chairman, Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish as Finance Secretary and Prof. Hasina Hashia as Assistant Secretary General.

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Higher Education and Muslims: Challenges and Opportunities

The morning of August 19, 2018 saw the gates of a renovated IOS Kolkata chapter opened to a select group of intellectuals for a discussion on “Higher Education and Muslims: Challenges and Opportunities” by Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. Despite a heavy shower in the morning, the lecture room almost ran short of chairs to accommodate the visitors.

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IOS STUDY DOCUMENT “VISION-2025” RELEASED IN HYDERABAD

Hyderabad, August 4: The IOS study document “Vision-2025: Socio-economic inequalities - Why does India’s economic growth need an inclusive agenda”, edited by Amir Ullah Khan and Abdul Azim Akhtar, and published by the Institute of Objective Studies, was released here today at a gathering of intellectuals and public figures at Hotel Park Continental.

 

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IOS Lecture on “Cryptocurrency: A Currency or A Product/Commodity? – A Case of Bitcoin”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Cryptocurrency: A Currency or A Product/Commodity? – A Case of Bitcoin” at the Institute’s conference hall on August 4, 2018. Dr. Kaleem Alam, researcher and advisor, Islamic Economics Institute (IEI), King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who delivered the lecture, described the cryptocurrency as a new evolution in money and recording of transaction, adding that this was an unchartered arena of Fin Tech.

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IOS STUDY DOCUMENT "VISION-2025: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES- WHY DOES INDIA'S ECONOMIC GROWTH NEED AN INCLUSIVE AGENDA" RELEASED

Vision-2025: Socio-economic Inequalities - Why does India’s Economic growth need an inclusive agenda, edited by Amir Ullah Khan and Abdul Azim Akhtar and published by Genuine Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. on behalf of the Institute of Objective Studies, was released by Prof. Amitabh Kundu, former Dean, School of Social Sciences, JNU at a well-attended function jointly organised by the IOS and the publisher on July 7, 2018 at the conference hall, FTK, CIT, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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IOS Discussion on Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018

A discussion on the Draft Act for setting up of a Higher Education Commission of India by replacing the UGC Act, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on July 5, 2018. The participants in the discussion felt that there appeared to be no perceptible reason or need to replace the old panel to grant recognition to new universities and other institutions of higher learning and research as well as allocate funds to them. 

 

New Delhi, July 19: The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and the Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists (IAMSS) have jointly submitted comments and suggestions to the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Mr. Prakash Javadekar, on draft Act for setting up of “Higher Education Commission of India by repealing UGC Act”.

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TWO-DAY IOS WORKSHOP ON “THE ART OF TRANSLATION: PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES”

 A two-day workshop on “The Art of Translation: Problems and Possibilities” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on June 29 and 30, 2018. The workshop was inaugurated by the Principal, Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow, Maulana Dr. Saeed ur Rahman Azmi Nadwi.

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Muslim social scientists meet at AMU

IOS-AMU two-day meet to revitalise Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists (IAMSS) under the theme “Role of Social Scientists in Global Changing Scenario with Special Reference to India” concludes.

A two-day meet to revitalise the Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists (IAMSS) under the theme “Role of Social Scientists in Global Changing Scenario with Special Reference to India” was organised by faculty of social sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, in collaboration with the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, on June 20-21, 2018 at Aligarh.

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IOS, AIMC remember Justice Sachar, and others

A condolence meeting in remembrance of Justice Rajinder Sachar, former chief justice, Delhi and Punjab High Court, and chairman of the Sachar Committee; Maulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi, rector, Darul Uloom Deoband (Waqf); Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, founder member, All India Milli Council and former Secretary General, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadis, and Salar M. Khan, advocate, member, General Assembly, IOS and former editor IOS Human Rights Today, who died recently, was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and All India Milli Council on May 4, 2018 at the conference hall of FTK-CIT auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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63rd IOS governing council meet

The 63rd governing council meeting of Institute of Objective Studies took place at the IOS building on April 28, 2018. The meeting took a host of decisions, including the holding of a two-day programme of the Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists (IAMSS) at Aligarh on June 20 and 21.

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Two-day IOS international meet on “Life and Contribution of Ismail R. al-Faruqi”

A two-day international conference on The Life and Contribution of Ismail Raji al-Faruqi (1921-1986) was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on April 20-21, 2018, at the conference hall, FTK-CIT, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The conference drew delegates from different parts of the country and abroad.

The countries that were represented at the conference included Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. Opening the conference, Dr. Saeed-ur-Rahman Azmi, chancellor of Integral University and principal, Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow, described Prof. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi as one of the shining stars who rose on the firmament of knowledge and scholarship in the 20th century and illuminated the world with erudition.

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Seventh IOS Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Prof. Akhtarul Wasey

The Seventh IOS Award for Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the eminent scholar, president (vice-chancellor) of Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur and professor emeritus, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, by the Institute of Objective Studies at a ceremony organised by the Institute at the auditorium of the Engineering Faculty, Jamia Millia Islamia on March 30, 2018. He was presented with a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh as the amount of the award by the chairman of the Institute, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam amidst thunderous applause by the audience who overflowed the hall. Prof. Wasey was also presented the scroll of honour by the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, former Union minister and currently Member of Parliament, Dr. Farooq Abdullah. The former Chief Justice of India, Justice AM Ahmadi, who presided over the function, presented him with a memento. A 20-minute film on Prof. Wasey, produced by the IOS, was released by the ex-Union minister, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, who was the guest of honour. SM Shafiq, read out the citation highlighting Prof. Wasey’s contribution to Islamic studies.

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IOS ORGANISES NINTH QAZI MUJAHIDUL ISLAM MEMORIAL LECTURE ON “POPULAR SCIENCE IN URDU LITERATURE & ITS DISSEMINATION”

The ninth Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture on “Popular Science in Urdu Literature & its Dissemination” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on March 17, 2018. Dr. Mohammad Khalil, former scientist, CSIR and editor, Science ki Duniya, who delivered the lecture, surveyed the scientific writing in Urdu. He said that the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, laid the foundation of scientific and technological development by getting a science policy resolution passed in 1959. Nehru presided over the CSIR which controlled 40 laboratories. These laboratories laid the road map for industrial development of the country. Referring to the use of Urdu as a medium for acquiring scientific knowledge, he said that this could contribute a great deal to the change in the life-style of the common man. During the last 350 years, Europe made strides in scientific development with the result that the industrial revolution put it on the top of the world. This was not the case with Urdu, which was lacking in scientific literature. The first book on science in Urdu was Bahre Hikmah, which came out in 1798. The book was the Urdu translation of Parkinson’s work in English and contained information on measurements.

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2-day IOS-AMU Seminar on Sirah writing in Urdu

Defending the life and teachings of Prophet of Islam and trying to reinterpret them in the contemporary world is the need of hour but more importantly the futuristic vision of Islam and Muslim should be framed in the light of Sirah of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). This was highlighted by Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman Institute of Objective Studies, Delhi in his address at the inaugural session of the two-day national seminar on “Urdu Writers’ Tribute to the Prophet of Islam in Modern India” organized by the Deptt. of Islamic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi on March 10-11, 2018.

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IOS LECTURE ON HINDUTVA AND NATIONALISM

In continuation of its endeavous to engage scholars and the activists with the issues that are vital to society, the Institute of Objective Studies, held a lecture on “Hindutva and Nationalism” on March 3, 2018, at the conference hall of the Institute. Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani, General Secretary, All India Muslim Majlis-i-Mushawarat, who delivered the lecture, observed that theory and practice assumed importance in society in the context of exclusion as it was used by some people for political purposes.

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3-day international meet on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India – Creating a Better Tomorrow”

New Delhi: A three-day international conference on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India - Creating a Better Tomorrow”, organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at Constitution Club of India here to mark the conclusion of its 30th Anniversary Celebrations Programme, ended on February 18, 2018. It began on February 16. The conference was attended by delegates from different parts of the country besides from countries as far apart as South Africa, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon and from India’s neighbouring countries, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The issues, debated at the conference, reflected the concern of participants who constituted the core of civil society movement and different professions. There were scholars, theologians, representatives from across the major religions, social scientists, economists, lawyers and judges.

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AMU-IOS Orientation Programme on Research Methodology: Islamic Perspective

The faculty of Social Sciences, AMU, Aligarh in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, is organising an Orientation programme on “Research Methodology: Islamic Perspective”, in the Conference hall of the faculty of social sciences. Its inaugural function was held on 27 January, 2018 at 2 pm where the vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. Tariq Mansoor, presided.

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IOS organises Discussion on the Triple Talaq Bill

A discussion on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on January 7, 2018 in which several well-known lawyers, legal experts, ulema and scholars participated.

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IOS FELICITATES NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICE-BEARERS OF THE PRESS CLUB OF INDIA

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a programme to felicitate the newly-elected office-bearers of the Press Club of India (PCI) at the PCI building in New Delhi on December 19, 2017.

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IOS LECTURE ON “EXCLUSIVE INCLUSION: AN INSIGHT INTO INDIA’S AFFIRMATIVE JOURNEY SO FAR”

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a lecture on “Exclusive Inclusion: An Insight into India’s Affirmative Journey So Far” at its conference hall on December 16, 2017. Delivering the lecture, senior assistant editor, Daily Post, Chandigarh, Rajeev Ranjan Roy warned that if the majority of the people were excluded from the process of inclusive growth and kept dependent on freebies, the country would not grow. Sooner or later, the country would have to pay a price in the form of destruction of national fabric if effective corrective measures were not initiated.

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IOS Lecture on Major Books on Seerah written in Kannada By Abdussalam Puthige

Bengaluru Dec, 9, 2017: The Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, organised a lecture on the subject "Major books of seerah written in Kannada". The lecture was delivered in Kannada by Abdussalam Puthige, editor-in-chief Kannada daily Vartha Bharthi at Darus Salam Building, Queens Road. Puthige said that efforts would be made for the introduction of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life in a larger way. The Muslim community of Karnataka had been keeping a distance from the Kannada language, the result of which was insufficient number of books on seerah in Kannada.

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IOS ORGANISES TWO-DAY SEMINAR ON “TOWARDS EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND FRATERNITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA – CREATING A BETTER TOMORROW THOUGH HISTORY” AT CHENNAI

A two-day national seminar on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India – Creating a Better Tomorrow Through History”, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at Chennai on December 2-3, 2017 in collaboration with The New College, Chennai, as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Institute. The response of the academia and the intelligentsia of Chennai was overwhelming as was evidenced by their presence in large numbers. The standard of the papers presented by scholars was high as the study of Indian history, particularly medieval and modern, was discussed threadbare. Almost every aspect of history, including the writing of history and its methodology, was discussed in detail. Academics who read their papers, shared their knowledge of history they acquired during their career as researchers and teacher. The keen interest evinced by the audience was reflected in the level of sophistication and number of questions and supplementary questions put to the speakers. The engagement of the audience with speakers was proof enough of the curiosity generated by the topic to know more of history.

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IOS Chairman’s address to youth in Riyadh

Riyadh, November 5: Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies, Delhi, addressed a group of youngsters in Riyadh. He highlighted the need to acquire knowledge to remain calm in the face of provocation.

He pointed out that there is an acute shortage of good quality Muslim legal experts. We need to fund at least 2 brilliant Muslims to pursue legal studies in Harvard or other prominent universities, he suggested.

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IOS ORGANISES TWO-DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “TOWARDS EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND FRATERNITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA: CREATING A BETTER TOMORROW THROUGH ISLAMIC STUDIES” AT JODHPUR

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations Programme, Institute of Objective Studies, held a two-day National Seminar on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India: Creating a better Tomorrow through Islamic Studies” at Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan on October 20 and 21, 2017 in collaboration with Marwar Muslim Educational and Welfare Society. The first-day session which began with the recitation of a Quranic verse by Ajmal Farooque Nadwi, In-charge of Urdu Section, IOS, was inaugurated by the Chancellor of Integral University and the Principal, Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow, Dr. Saeed Al-Azmi.

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Role of Women in Making a Humane Society

At a first glance, today’s theme is self evident and in no need of commentary. Women constitute about half of humankind and should therefore share the same responsibilities as men.

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Empowering Muslim women to construct a humane world

The following are some of my thoughts regarding women’s role in the construction of a humane society.

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IOS Organises Two-day International Conference on “The Role of Women in making a Human Society”

A two-day international conference on the “The Role of Women in Making a Humane Society” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) on September 23-24, 2017 at Calicut (Kerala). The conference was a big success in the sense that women, who were in the focus, registered their presence in large numbers. Women delegates came from several parts of India and abroad and accounted for three-fourths of the attendees. The zest of the participants was so overwhelming that they virtually stormed into the venue.

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Services of Mufti Ashraf Ali Baqwi Remembered

The Institute of Objective Studies and the All India Milli Council jointly organised a condolence meeting at the conference hall of the Institute on September 13, 2017 to remember Mufti Ashraf Ali Baqwi Qasmi, Amir-e-Shariat, Karnataka and Vice President, All India Milli Council, who left this mundane world on September 8, 2017. Recalling his services to the Muslim community, Maulana Abdullah Mughesi, President, AIMC, said that Mufti Baqwi embodied many qualities, including pursuit of Islamic knowledge, organising capability, a tender heart and meticulous planning. His active role in pushing the caravan of AIMC ahead had been noticeable, he observed. The Chairman, IOS and General Secretary, AIMC, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam described him as a man of many fine traits which made him a litterateur, poet, expert in Islamic jurisprudence and Hadith. Besides being a deft organiser, he had developed a good rapport with different religions.

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IOS organises Discussion on SC Judgment on Instant Triple Talaq

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a discussion on “Supreme Court Judgment on Instant Triple Talaq” at the Institute’s conference room on September 9, 2017 in order to convey the conclusion to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) which was scheduled to meet at Bhopal on September 10, 2017. The suggestions of milli organisations, Islamic scholars and lawyers on the issue were to be discussed at Bhopal. Initiating the discussion, the advocate-on-record, Supreme Court of India, Mushtaq Ahmed, said that the matter of triple talaq arose out of a case relating to Hindu marriage filed in the apex court with regard to the question of the share of a woman in family property.

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IOS LECTURE ON “GST: CHALLENGES AND IMPACT”

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a lecture on “GST: Challenges and Impact” on August 25, 2017 at its conference room. The lecture was delivered by the Director, Acquitas Research and visiting professor, ISB, Hyderabad, Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, who traced the history of goods and services tax in India. It was the ex-Prime Minister, VP Singh, who first mooted the idea of a uniform goods and services tax in the country. Later on, Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee set up a committee to go into the issue. The UPA government also deliberated on the GST, but it was vehemently opposed by the then chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, now the most vociferous proponent of it. He said that the industry wholeheartedly supported the BJP during the parliamentary elections of 2014 in return for the promise to annule the land acquisition law. In order to keep the promise, the Modi government tabled the first resolution in 2014. Since several BJP members of Parliament opposed the move, the government shifted its focus to GST in order to benefit the industry.

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IOS – CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK JOINTLY ORGANISE ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON “ROLE OF MADARSAS IN EDUCATION AND MUSLIM CHILDREN IN NORTH INDIA”

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a one-day seminar on “Role of Madarsas in Education and Muslim Children in North India” on August 18, 2017 at Nehru Guest House, Jamia Millia Islamia in association with the Civil Society Network. Spread over five sessions, the seminar discussed issues relating to the content of the syllabi of madarsas, off-take of students for admission to various courses in Indian universities and their financial health.

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IOS LECTURE ON “CONSTITUTION AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN INDIAN CONTEXT” TWO-DAY 31ST ANNUAL MEETING OF IOS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND 62ND MEETING OF GOVERNING COUNCIL CONCLUDES

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) organised a lecture on “Constitution and Constitutionalism in Indian Context” on August 13, 2017 at the conference hall of the Institute to mark the 31st Annual Meeting of General Assembly. Presided over by the chairman of Delhi State Minorities Commission, Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan, the lecture was delivered by the former Dean, faculty of Social Sciences, JMI and Secretary General, IOS, Prof. ZM Khan. In the lecture, he insisted that a carefully crafted Constitution had been overtly based on the sound principles of Constitutionalism, particularly mentioned in the Preamble. India as a nation was fortunate that it had a long history of liberation movement involving people in general for over 150 years. He said that the participation of common people also provided new vigour and rigour to values of Constitutionalism. India might easily claim as a nation to be the biggest liberal democracy in the world. Democracy did not mean majoritarianism or dictatorship of votes, he clarified.

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Services of Journalist Khursheed Alam Recalled

New Delhi, Aug. 7: Glowing tributes were paid to Urdu-Hindi journalist, columnist, and media coordinator of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and Feature and News Alliance (FANA), Khursheed Alam at a condolence meeting held here today at the conference hall of the IOS. Khursheed Alam died on August 5. His services to journalism were recalled by his friends and admirers from different walks of life, including journalists and representatives of different Muslim organisations. They eulogised the qualities of Khursheed Alam and remembered their close association with him.

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2-day Conference on Conservation of Environment and Role of Religion

The Department of Religious Studies Central University of Kashmir, in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi, organised a two-day international conference on “Conservation of Environment and Role of Religion” from 5 to 6 July 2017. The conference was sponsored by Nigeen Lake Conservation Organisation (NLCO), Srinagar, Dr Naseer’s Group of Unani & Panchkarma Hospitals, Rahim Greens, Srinagar and Meezan Publications Srinagar Kashmir.

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“The Legacy of Muhammad Hamidullah and Its Contemporary Relevance”

A two-day international conference on “The Legacy of Muhammad Hamidullah and Its Contemporary Relevance” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at FTK-CIT, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, on February 17-18, 2017. It was inaugurated by the former Union Minister for Minority Affairs, K. Rahman Khan, who stressed the need for popularising the works of Dr Hamidullah in the country as very few intellectuals were aware of his contribution to the study of the Quran and Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His mastery over several Oriental and Western languages was exemplified by his translation of the Quran into French, which was highly acclaimed by scholars of the West and millions of copies of the translation had been sold so far. Making an impassioned plea for taking his works to the common man, he said that a majority of people were unable to understand his work. “Under such circumstances how could his legacy be taken forward to the younger generation?” he asked. He called for the popularisation of Dr Hamidullah’s works, particularly on Hadith. This was necessary since his works were based on original texts and were well-researched.

 

 

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IOS Discussion on the book “Hindustan mein Dini Sahafat Ka Manzarnama”

A discussion on the book “Hindustan mein Dini Sahafat Ka Manzarnama” (The Scenario of Religious Journalism in India), was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on May 13, 2017. Initiating the discussion, the author of the book and a veteran Urdu journalist, Suhail Anjum, commented that the number of religious journals and periodicals had gone up abnormally and what was needed was to honestly critique the journals published in the past as well as the present, irrespective of their association with one school of thought or the other. He noted that the labour he put in during the last 4-5 years resulted in a book which was his individual venture. The book saw the light of the day due to the interest shown by the IOS chairman, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam. “Maybe, there are some shortcomings in the book, but this is my first such work”, he said. It was up to the reviewers to suggest further additions for making it more useful. He insisted that he honestly accessed the journals representing various schools of Islamic thought to the best of his capabilities and gave them a proper place in his book.

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Excerpts from IOS Chairman’s remarks at select gathering of Muslim NRIs

"One must not despair of Allah's mercy. I am confident that in India, as in the rest of world, things will change for the better. Allah is the best disposer of affairs. The recent incidents in Saharanpur are a pointer".

"There are four things that we learn from the Seerah: 1. Keep yourself united, 2. Scuttle your adversaries, 3. Guard your secrets, 4. Strive to unravel the secrets of the enemy."

"In the recent UP elections every opposition party focussed on non-issues like foreign trips undertaken by Prime Minister Modi, the suits he wears, and the likes, whereas, the BJP spoke of more substantive issues, though divisive in nature."

"All major Muslim organisations had decided prior to the UP elections that no organisation would make any statement favouring any political party. But, unfortunately, a few insignificant Muslim leaders, broke rank and announced their support for a specific political dispensation. This, as expected, led to the media using these statements to polarise the majority."

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Meeting of IOS Committee on Electoral Reforms and Use of EVMs in India

Prof. Arshi Khan, while initiating the discussion said that it was necessary to uphold legitimacy of the state, rights of citizens as well as purpose of political parties in election system. He elaborated the elections system in India and said that India followed the FPTP principle in which the candidate with most votes won the election.

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IOS and Milli Council remember Syed Shahabuddin

New Delhi: “Syed Shahabuddin’s entire life symbolised discipline, sacrifice and persistent struggle. He visualised equality among all citizens, justice, freedom and fraternity. He strove to attain these goals throughout his life. He moulded his domestic and public life accordingly, so that the people emulated it and the philosophy got a further boost”. These views were expressed by Parveen Amanullah, former minister of Bihar and the daughter of Syed Shahabuddin, at a condolence meeting jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and the All India Milli Council at the IOS conference hall here on March 8, 2017 to pay tribute to his memory. She said that her father wanted to resolve all issues within the framework of the Constitution. He never went beyond the pale of the Constitution as he had an unwavering faith in democracy. These were the principles which he followed all along his life. Thinking like him and acting on his thoughts would be a fitting tribute to him, she added.

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IOS Summer Teens Youth Camp 2017

Calicut: The Institute of Objective Studies (Calicut chapter) organised a five-day “Summer Teens Youth Camp”, for higher secondary and undergraduate-level students, from May 8 to 12, 2017 at Government Youth Hostel, Calicut. It attracted boys and girls from different parts of the state making it a unique experience for participants. The camp consisted of more than twenty different sessions and presentations led by prominent scholars and trainers on a variety of topics ranging from Islam to contemporary social, political, educational and environmental issues. Fifty chosen students, half of them girls, attended the camp. They did not only listen to the lectures but also showcased their skills in arts and sports. They prayed, played and ate together, and went home with the memories of five eventful and life-changing days.

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61st Meeting of the Governing Council (GC) of the IOS

The 61st meeting of the Governing Council of the Institute of Objective Studies was held at its conference room on May 6, 2017 which was attended by members of the governing council and special invitees from across the country.

The meeting reviewed the progress of its various ongoing research projects, and other activities and programmes undertaken by it.

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Workshop on Managing, Measuring and Maximising the Intellectual Capital of IOS in Digital Environment

A workshop on “Managing, Measuring and Maximising the Intellectual Capital of IOS in Digital Environment” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on April 29, 2017. Speaking at the workshop, the Chairman of IOS, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam said that we were living in digital India and we had to be digital. He further stressed that digitalisation had become important in the present context as data collection and its dissemination was just a matter of seconds. This facilitated fast work of an organisation which meant saving time and money. This also led to less, or almost no, pendency of work. Referring to an incident in UAE some 10 years ago, he said that the then king of the Emirate had ordered all government servants to become computer savvy or else they would face the axe. His order had a salutary effect on them: they became computer literate and started working on computers. He asked those working in the IOS to emulate the example and reduce paper work by switching over to computer.

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Two-day national seminar on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India - Creating a Better Tomorrow through Law”

A two-day national seminar on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India - Creating a Better Tomorrow through Law” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in association with the Deptt. of English, Aliah University, concluded on April 22-23, 2017 in Kolkata. The seminar witnessed an impressive presence of the academia, jurists, judges, human rights activists, social scientists and the members of civil society. They unitedly made a call for a united fight against communalism and the forces of fascism that were out to destroy India’s age-old traditions of mutual love, brotherhood and the entire social fabric that was woven over hundreds of years of trust and respect for each other’s religious persuasions.

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IOS Consultative Meet on Post-Election Scenario in Uttar Pradesh

A consultative meet on “Post Election Scenario in Uttar Pradesh” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference room on April 13, 2017. The participants in the meet were seized of the growing influence of Hindutva that was taking in its stride state after state. UP being the latest example where development agenda of the Samajwadi Party and the social engineering formula of the Bahujan Samaj Party failed to elicit support of the electorate which, if put together, would have secured more votes than the Bhartiya Janata Party got in percentage terms. But that would not be. Initiating the discussion, the Secretary General of the IOS, Prof. ZM Khan, said that the BJP government in UP was tightening its grip over all institutions of democracy. Secularism was its first casualty and the minorities as well as other weaker sections were being harassed. The government was trying to create ghettos for Muslims. There was no space for tolerance and respect for others. He said that the space occupied by the media, NGOs and other civil society groups was being narrowed by government control. “Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas” had been reduced to a farce. He urged those who cherished values of secularism to come out in the open to counter the false propaganda of the RSS. This needed a lot of support from the people and intellectuals. Joining hands with like-minded people was imperative as the RSS had occupied a vast space with manpower, money and muscle power. Referring to efforts of the IOS to study the issues and come out with conclusions, he said that it had contributed to the understanding of the current scenario. The conclusions were alarming and called for a serious thinking and action, he added.

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Iftikhar Gilani receives IOS Twelfth Shah Waliullah Award

The Twelfth Shah Waliullah Award on “Media, Society and Indian Muslims” was presented to Syed Iftikhar Gilani, editor (strategic affairs) and chief of national bureau of DNA by Justice AM Ahmadi, former Chief Justice of India at a function organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) on April 3, 2017 at the conference hall, FTK Centre for Information Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The award carries a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh, presented by Dr. Syed Farooq, President, Tasmia Educational Foundation, and a scroll of honour was presented by Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General, IOS. The award instituted by the IOS is given every year to a person whose contribution to a selected field is worthy of recognition. Prof. Haseena Hashia, a member of the governing council, IOS, presented a cheque for Rs. 25,000, and a certificate, as prize for the best essay to Dr. Nasheed Imtiaz, asstt. professor, Deptt. of Psychology, AMU, Aligarh.

 

 

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Demonetisation and it’s implications on business, society and the political economy

What is demonetisation? An unfamiliar term became the flavour of the season this winter, replacing surgical strikes and fake encounters. The first point to be noted in this discussion on demonetisation is the tendency now to invent catch phrases with unfailing regularity these days. There are regular new additions to our vocabulary. Beef bans. BMKJ. Digital India. Smart Cities. Yoga day. Bullet trains. 15 lakhs in each account. Strong rupee. 12 million jobs. Patel statue. Neutralising terrorists. New education policy. Sedition. Each term is ephemeral, lasts a few days till a new one takes over.

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IOS Lecture on ‘Will Demonetisation Eliminate Black Money and Corruption?’

A lecture on “Will Demonetisation Eliminate Black Money and Corruption?” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference room on January 21, 2017. Prof. Amir Ullah Khan, Director, Aequitas Research and Visiting Professor, ISB, Hyderabad, who was the main speaker, held that the announcement to demonetise high-value currency notes of Rs 500 and 1000 denominations, was not necessitated by any economics but by extraneous factors like casualties of army jawans in Pathankot, situation created by the suicide of Rohit Vemula in the Central University of Hyderabad and disappearance of JNU student, Najeeb Ahmad in mysterious circumstances, etc. These incidents mounted pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to divert attention of the people and come out with the announcement that could be hailed as unparalleled in independent India’s history. This announcement impacted the psyche of the nation as the headlines of electronic and print media dramatically changed immediately after the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the night of November 8 last year. Few, or no economists were consulted before embarking on such an exercise of far-reaching consequence.

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IOS organises Discussion on ‘American Election and President- Elect Trump: Towards Making a New America

A discussion on “American Election and President-Elect Trump: Towards Making a New America” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference room on December 24, 2016. Sanjay Kapoor, managing editor, Hardnews Magazine and guest professor, O. P. Jindal Global University, who initiated the discussion, shared his experience during his stay in Iran around the time the results of the elections to the US presidency were being declared. He said that the public sentiment in Iran was against the nuclear deal signed by President Hasan Rouhani with US President Barack Obama. Victory of the Republican nominee Donald Trump as US President was bound to impact American foreign policy on West Asia.

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IOS Lecture on “Higher Education - Status of Muslims vis-a-vis Other Social Groups in India - 2015”

A lecture on “Higher Education - Status of Muslims vis-a-vis Other Social Groups, in India – 2015” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies here on December 8, 2016. Speaking on the subject, manager (research) data bank, Institute of Objective Studies, Md. Mutawassim Khan, held that the percentage of Muslims pursuing higher education was lowest compared to Hindus and Christians who accounted for 20 and 13 percent respectively. According to the draft report prepared by the Union ministry of human resource development, only 11 percent Muslims took up higher education. He said that the figures of other communities were above the national average of 18.8 percent. He noted that the draft report was based on the National Sample Survey (2009-10) data. The low percentage among Muslims could be attributed to various socio-economic reasons. He observed that the situation was worse in rural areas as only 6.7 percent Muslims took up higher education.

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Meet on “equality, justice, fraternity”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a national conference on “Towards Equality, Justice and Fraternity in Contemporary India: Creating a Better Tomorrow Through Education” at Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, on November 5, 2016 to mark its 30th anniversary celebrations.

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IOS-Magadh ‘Varsity interfaith seminar

A two-day national seminar on “Importance of Inter-Religious Understanding: Its Implications for Mankind” jointly organised by Forum for Inter-religious Understanding, Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and Deptt. of Buddhist Studies & Directorate of Distance Education, Magadh University in Bodhgaya, concluded on September 25, 2016. The deliberations that started on September 24 saw the convergence of religious leaders from six main religions who unequivocally underscored the need for the creation of a congenial atmosphere for peaceful co-existence, harmony, mutual respect and tolerance.

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ACTIVITY ON DIALOGUE

DIALOGUE CONFERENCES ORGANISED BY IOS

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IOS remembers Dr. A.R. Kidwai

The Institute of Objective Studies held a condolence meeting at its conference hall on September 3, 2016 to mourn the death of the former governor of Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana and the ex-chairman of the Union Public Service Commission, and a recipient of the prestigious civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, Dr. Akhlaqur Rehman Kidwai. Paying glowing tributes to the memory of Dr. Kidwai, the Chairman of IOS, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam recalled his valuable services to society and state. He said that Dr. Kidwai was a strategist and a planner who proved that devotion to duty was key to success. He announced that IOS would discharge its moral duty to bring to light the multi-faceted personality of Dr. Kidwai. He urged Dr Kidwai’s close family members to do their bit by establishing a foundation in his name to perpetuate his memory. He insisted that since Dr. Kidwai had an unbounded interest in science, a scholarship in science could be instituted in his name. He also suggested that a book on his life and works should be brought out for the younger generation to take inspiration from him.

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IOS organises “Consultative Meeting on New Education Policy”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a Consultative Meeting on New Education Policy on August 9, 2016 at Nehru House, Jamia Millia Islamia. Initiating the discussion, the Secretary General, IOS, Prof. ZM Khan, highlighted the main points in the new education policy and said that the Preamble to the Indian Constitution spoke of secularism which could only be achieved through the process of secularisation. Education was a means of socialisation, though it had always been a state subject. Basic education required a lot of thinking as that was the very foundation on which the development of the faculties of children rested. He explained that higher education did not require much to be done as the students in higher portals of knowledge were left to fend for themselves. But what constituted a threat to education was the nationalist agenda of right-wingers who, if not stopped, would inflict an irreparable damage on our polity. He said that the IOS was engaged in debating issues like education and social backwardness of the marginalised sections. The Institute had also taken care of regional identities and aspirations of people by undertaking their case studies. He said that the silver lining in an atmosphere of despondency was that the people in general were very tolerant.

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IOS Lecture on “Republic of Turkey in the midst of crisis-Military coup or terrorism in uniform: An Overview”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Republic of Turkey in the midst of crisis-Military coup or terrorism in uniform: An Overview” on the occasion of the 30th Annual Meeting of its General Assembly at its conference hall on August 6, 2016. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Arshi Khan of the Department of Political Science, AMU, Aligarh observed that the Republic of Turkey took its rebirth in a decisive form on July 15, 2016 to re-engage itself in nation-building process and restructuring the Turkish state for greater security, stability, development and peace. He said that the Turkish people witnessed a new kind of terrorism on the night of July 15 in different parts of the country when attempts were made to capture or kill the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and damage the state.

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IOS Lecture on “Republic of Turkey in the midst of crisis-Military coup or terrorism in uniform: An Overview”

The Chairman of the IOS introduced Professor Arshi Khan who started his lecture by recalling the golden chapters of the history of India Turkey relations particularly during the period of the First World War when 800,000 out of 100,000 Indian armed forces under the British colonial administration were deployed in the Muslim world to fight against the Osmanli Devlet (Ottoman State). He said that during 1870s-1923, Indians particularly Muslims sent heavy amount of money to the Devlet on five occasions as financial help. Muslim loyalists like Justice Syed Ameer Ali and Sir Agha Khan who were open supporters of the British Empire, made a lot of efforts to persuade the British to avoid hurting the Devlet. So-called conservative Muslim leader like Maulana Mohammed Ali criticised and condemned the British policies against the Devlet. Hindu leaders and Mahatma Gandhi also sided with Maulana against the British culminating in the Khilafat Movement. Prof. Khan said that Turkey has historically been very important country in the world which emerged as a Republic in 1923 after a long battle against the invading forces of the West soon after the First World War.

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30th IOS General Assembly Annual Meet Concludes

The Institute of Objective Studies’ three-day 30th Annual General Assembly Meeting and the 60th Governing Council meeting attended by delegates from Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir concluded on August 7, 2016. The progress of the decisions taken at the earlier meeting was reviewed. The delegates unanimously endorsed the progress of various projects under review. The delegates discussed the issues in the context of the country and the Muslim community threadbare and took several important decisions by a voice vote. At both the meetings, it was unanimously decided to hold 30th anniversary celebrations of the IOS in coming November in Delhi.

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IOS Lecture on “Usury to Interest: History and Possible Lessons”

A lecture on “Usury to Interest: History and Possible Lessons” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on July 30, 2016. Delivering the lecture, Dr. Kaleem Alam, Researcher, Islamic Economics Institute (IEI), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, observed that usury meant excessive interest charged on the borrower which was illegal and was prohibited. With the passage of time, those who traded or prastised usury were disliked by the society. This brought the clergy face to face with the rulers who became more assertive leading to the development from usury to interest. He explained that those who were in the business of usury were known as “usurers”. The Jews were known to be dealing in usury, though it was prohibited to them by Judaism. They continued to do the business as usual by interpreting religion in their own interest which, according to them, was permitted. They practised of usury while dealing with non-Jews. He maintained that Christianity was opposed to the practice of usury.

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Strong Urge, a Must for Benefiting from Quran: Dr. Md. Akram Nadwi

Presenting the correct interpretation of the Quran in the light of a comparative study of Imam Ibne Taimiya and Allama Farahi at the Committee Room of the IOS on July 21, 2016, the Islamic scholar and a research fellow of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Dr Md. Akram Nadwi said that the urge to benefit from the Quran should be strong. Besides, he said, it was necessary to understand how the one to whom the Quran was revealed as well as we understood it. He clarified that while Ibne Taimiya considered the Quran as the word of Allah, Allama Farahi treated it as a book.

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IOS organises Eid Milan Programme

The Institute of Objective Studies organised an Eid Milan programme on July 17, 2016 in collaboration with the All India Milli Council. Important people from different walks of life, including non-Muslims, attended the function. Notable among those who spoke on the occasion included Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi, MP, Maulana Abdul Hameed Nomani, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, Prof. Afzal Wani, VB Rawat, veteran journalist Santosh Bhartiya and Franklin Caesar.

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IOS organises Discussion on ‘Liberty and Fraternity in the Constitution: A Review’ in collaboration with DPLA, CFD and AIMC

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a discussion on “Liberty and Fraternity in the Constitution: A Review” on July 16, 2016 at Nehru House, Jamia Millia Islamia in association with the Democratic People’s Lawyer Association (DPLA), Citizens For Democracy (CFD) and the All India Milli Council (AIMC). Introducing the theme, Prof. M. Afzal Wani, Professor, school of Law & Legal Studies, G. G. Singh Indraprastha University and Asstt. Secretary General, IOS stressed that it was fraternity that was cardinal for integrating humanity. It strengthened the belief that all human beings belonged to the same earliest parents. In the absence of basic traits of humanism, human vision got narrower. If that happened, man would destroy everything before being destroyed himself. Referring to the Quranic teachings, “Best among you is one who performs best” he said that this was also applicable to our Constitution which set for itself the goal of fraternity. Violation of the Constitution meant violation of humanity. Noting that the Prophet (pbuh) established norms of humanity, he maintained that global humanity was possible only by promoting fraternity.

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IOS Lecture on “Current Conditions of Progress in the Muslim World”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Current Conditions of Progress in the Muslim World” at its conference hall on June 4, 2016. Dr. Zubair Zafar Khan, Asstt. Prof., Deptt. of Islamic Studies, AMU, who delivered the lecture, dwelt at length on the present state of progress in the Muslim world in the field of education, technology, economy, research and innovation, space science, media, sports, etc. He pointed to certain amazing facts about the standard of development in the Muslim majority countries in comparison to some leading nations of the world. Commenting on the total world population of about 7.068 billion, he said that Christians accounted for 33.39 percent followed by the Muslims who were 22.74 percent. While Hindus constituted 13.8 percent, Buddhists accounted for 6.77 percent, Sikhs 0.35 percent, Jews 0.22 percent, Bahais 0.11 percent and the followers of other religions constituted 10.95 percent. This also included the figure of non-religious people and atheists who accounted for 9.66 percent and 2.01 percent respectively. He held that the Muslim population was 1.65 billion and the Jewish population stood at 14 million Muslims were 117 times the Jews.

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IOS Lecture on “Communal Violence and the Identity of Groups”

A lecture on “Communal Violence and the Identity of Groups” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its Conference hall on May 21, 2016. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Shamim A. Ansari, Professor of Psychology at Aligarh Muslim University, observed that communal violence was one of the most vulnerable conditions that not only widened the gap among the groups, but was also detrimental to nation’s growth and development. This was the tragedy of the Indian sub-continent that no one realised the cost of communal violence in terms of men, material and economic resources, he said. Emphasising the need for controlling communal violence for the sake of nation-building, he said that the identification of reasons for such a national social evil was very important. In this connection, he cited identity crises as the most important reason adding that it weakened one’s psycho-social make-up so far as the perception about oneself and others was concerned.

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IOS organises Symposium on Nationalism Today: Issues and Challenges

New Delhi: A symposium on “Nationalism Today: Issues and Challenges” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies on April 30, 2016 at the Deputy Speaker’s Hall, Constitution Club here. Justice Rajinder Singh Sachar, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, who presided over the symposium, said that nationalism implied that all citizens of India irrespective of their religions, caste, creed, etc. were equal.

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59th Meeting of Governing Council (GC) of the IOS

New Delhi, April 19: The 59th meeting of the Governing Council of the Institute of Objective Studies held here today which was attended by members of the governing council and special invitees from across the country.

The meeting reviewed the progress of its various ongoing research projects, and other activities and programmes undertaken by it.

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IOS organises Lecture on “Life and Literary Contribution of Mir Hasan Dehlvi”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised the Eighth Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture on “The Life and Literary Contribution of Mir Hasan Dehlvi” on March 26, 2016 at the conference hall of the Institute. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Qazi Obaidur Rahman Hashmi, former head, department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, said that Mir Hasan left Delhi grudgingly along with his father, Mir Zahak and other members of the family in the wake of Ahmed Shah Abdali’s attack on Delhi in 1758. After staying briefly at Deg near Delhi, he reached Lucknow after suffering hardships in the arduous journey. Lucknow could not attract him for long and he moved to Faizabad where he felt at home. The period from 1728 to 1786 could be described as Mir Hasan’s life-time which was very turbulent for the Moghul period. He explained that Mir Hasan’s literary journey assumed importance from the historical point of view as several Urdu poets, including Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Rafi Sauda, etc., were his contemporaries. This was the time when Mirza Sauda’s Urdu poetry was at its height when the duo, Mir Hasan and his father Mir Ghulam Husain Zahak were staying at Faizabad. Though Mir Hasan was much younger than Mirza Sauda, he had started writing Urdu poems at an early age in Delhi. According to the Kulliyaat-i- Mir Hasan (collected works of Mir Hasan), he tried every form of poetry - ghazal, qasidah, rubai, marsia, mathnawi, etc. Mir Hasan attained fame for his Mathnawi Sahrulbayan which was the finest example of his mastery ever language and diction.

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Tajdar Taj’s anthology Barfili Zamin ka Suraj released at IOS-NSS function

New Delhi: The third anthology of Tajdar Taj, Barfili Zamin ka Suraj (Sun of the Snowy Land), was released on March 20, 2016 at a function jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and the National Service Scheme of Bombay University at the University’s Shankar Rao Chavan auditorium on the Kalina campus, Mumbai. Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Padma Shri Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, released the collection amidst applause from the audience who gave it an standings ovation. Speaking on the occasion, he read out a couplet from the collection: Garmiye fikr mili shahr-i-ghazal ko humse/Humne barfili zaminon mein ugaya suraj (the city of ghazal got the warmth of thought from us/ we grew the sun in snowy lands).

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IOS organises “Review Meeting on Education Policies in India”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a “Review Meeting on Education Policies in India” at its Conference hall on March 19, 2016. Initiating the discussion, The Secretary General, IOS, Prof. ZM Khan, called for intensive debate on the proposed educational policy of the Centre. He said that a New Education Policy Task Force (NEPTF) was already in place and before it was finalised, detailed deliberations needed to be made. He said that there were three areas which had not undergone structural changes. These were civil services, law and education.

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IOS Kolkata chapter hosts lecture of the Chairman

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) Kolkata Chapter organized a lecture on “The Role of Muslim Youth in the 21st century” by Dr. Mohammed Manzoor Alam, Chairman of the IOS on 12th March, 2016. The lecture was presented before a number of guests including representatives of youth from different fields.

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IOS Aligarh Chapter organises symposium on Women’s empowerment

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 2016 (March 8) the Aligarh College of Engineering & Management, Aligarh College of Education in collaboration with IOS, Aligarh Chapter organised a symposium on “The Dream of Women’s Empowerment: How to Translate it into Reality”. After welcoming the audience and the guests M. Serajuddin Khan, assistant coordinator, Institute of Objective Studies, Aligarh chapter, briefly introduced the topic of the day and invited Dr. Rubina Shahnaz, a faculty member of ACE, who after giving a brief history, purpose and importance of the day said that there was an urgent need for changing the mindset of men and women for redressal of problems faced by the fair sex around the globe.

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IOS organises Lecture on “The Budget 2016: Correcting Past Mistakes, or Making New Ones”

A lecture on “The Budget 2016: Correcting Past Mistakes, or Making New Ones” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its Conference Hall on March 5, 2016. Delivering the lecture, Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Advisor, Gates Foundation and visiting professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, described the budget as the worst presented by any finance minister in the last few years. He said that the big disappointment with the NDA even for its own declared fans was that it was unable to match its own rhetoric and promises in what was its most important budget exercise half way through its term. Referring to the promise of bringing back black money stashed away in tax havens abroad, he said that not much success had been achieved. Another amnesty scheme had been launched after the failure of the previous one that delivered only Rs. 3,770 crore. The gold monetisation scheme that the Prime Minster endorsed returned a meager 900 kilogrammes of gold. Similarly, Cleaning of Ganga, Swachchh Bharat and bullet trains had all been largely ignored by the budget with no fresh allocations or increased outlays, he pointed out.

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معهد الدراسات الموضوعية يقيم حفل تأبين في وفاة سماحة الشيخ الدكتور طه جابر العلواني يرحمه الله

أقام معهد الدراسات الموضوعية حفل تأيين في وفاة المفكر الإسلامي الكبير، وأحد مؤسسي المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي ورئيسه السابق سماحة الشيخ الدكتور طه جابر العلواني يوم السبت الموافق 5 مارس 2016 في مقره بنيو دلهي، بأشراف فضيلة الدكتور محمد منظور عالم، رئيس معهد الدراسات الموضوعية و بحضور أمينه العام البروفيسور ظهور محمد خان. وجرى في الحفل التعريف على خدمات علمية وفكرية وبحثية جليلة للفقيد مع تقديم كتبه التي ترجمها ونشرها معهد الدراسات الموضوعية باللغات الهندية.

 

 

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IOS Condolence on the demise of Hassan 'Abd Allah al-Turabi

New Delhi, March 7: The Institute of Objective expressed its immense grief and sorrow on the sad demise of Hassan 'Abd Allah al-Turabi, an eminent religious and Islamist political leader in Sudan, who passed away on March 5, 2016.
 

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IOS Aligarh chapter organises lecture on Palestine

The Aligarh chapter of the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi organised a lecture on “Palestine: A nation without a state”, in the faculty of arts lounge, Aligarh Muslim University, on February 29, in which students from different streams actively participated.

Assistant coordinator of the chapter, M. Serajuddin Khan, invited Prof. Mohammad Muqim who formally welcomed the speaker and the audience and gave a brief introduction of the institute and contributions made by various chapters as well as the headquarters after recitation of a verse from the holy Quran.

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Dars-e-Quran by Shah Qadri Syed Mustafa Rifai Jilani Nadwi, Founder President of Idaarah Al-Islah, Bangalore and Member, General Assembly of IOS, New Delhi.

Dars-e-Quran by Shah Qadri Syed Mustafa Rifai Jilani Nadwi, Founder President of Idaarah Al-Islah, Bangalore and Member, General Assembly of IOS, New Delhi was held on 29th of February 2016.

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YOUTH DIALOGUE: WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY

Calicut: IOS Calicut chapter of the Institute of Objective Studies conducted a youth dialogue with the theme ‘WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY’ on 20th February 2016 at Islamic Youth Centre auditorium, Kozhikode. Around 30 youths, both men and women, attended the programme to air their views, anxieties and hopes about Indian Muslims as well as Muslims in other parts of the world. The participants were drawn from various fields.

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IOS Lecture on “Secular Subjects in Islamic Syllabi”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Secular Subjects in Islamic Syllabi” on February 20, 2016 at its conference hall. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Ishtiaque Danish, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, held that Islamic and modern education were not two different things in the early years of Islam. Mathematics and physics were part of the curriculum as the ordination in respect of Allah’s will had come through the Prophet (PBUH) which could not have been understood without mathematics. This perhaps was the reason why at the Suffa, in Masjid-i-Nabwi and nine other mosques, the teaching of mathematics and astronomy was included in the syllabus. As the teachings of the Prophet Muhamamd (PBUH) did not distinguish between Islamic and secular subjects, the question of separation of two subjects did not arise, he said. He insisted that Britain was believed to have distinguished between the two streams, but the moot question which still remained enigmatic was how knowledge found way into that country from Arabians.

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Scintillating lecture on seerah

Calicut: IOS Calicut chapter organised a lecture on the Prophet’s (PBUH) biographies in Malayalam on 13th February here. Sheikh Muhammad Karakunnu, the learned speaker who is currently the Asstt. Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami Hind, Kerala observed that Malayalam is rich in seerah. There are many original works as well as translations brought out by many publishing houses and several of them are in print. Biographies of the Prophet (PBUH) are mostly best sellers.

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Two-day IOS National Seminar on “Minority Rights and Constitutional Safeguards: the Role of State, Judiciary and Civil Society” at Patna

A two-day national seminar on “Minority Rights and Constitutional Safeguards: The Role of State, Judiciary and Civil Society”, organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna was held on February 6-7, 2016. It ended with the adoption of an 18-point resolution after deliberations over six business sessions where the participation of a cross-section of society reflected seriousness, importance and relevance of the themes. 

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IOS organises Interactive Session with Nepalese Minister, Vishwendra Paswan

The Institute of Objective Studies organised an Interactive Session with the Minister of Science, Technology, Environment and Population, Republic of Nepal, Vishwendra Paswan at its Conference hall on January 19, 2016. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the minister said that while drafting the new Constitution of Nepal, care had been taken to include all sections of society in order to ensure social justice. Saying that the new constitution was secular and democratic, he insisted that if the reservation to the weaker sections of society was provided in the Constitution, it would prove to be one of the best in the world. He expressed his government’s readiness to amend the Constitution adding that it required consensus among the other stakeholders as a two-third majority was needed to effect a change in the statute. The government was waiting for the response of other political parties, he said. Referring to the minorities, especially the Muslims, he said that their population was 45 lakh and the present Nepalese dispensation was eager to give reservation to them in proportion to their population.

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IOS Lecture on “Development of Islamic Economics and Finance in India”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Development of Islamic Economics and Finance in India” on January 9, 2016 in its conference hall. Delivering the lecture on the subject, Prof. Javed Ahmad Khan, officiating director, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, held that the concept of Islamic banking emerged after the growth of petro-dollars. This was a phenomenon that emerged some 50 years ago. He said that the central concept in interest-free banking and finance was justice, which was achieved mainly through the sharing of risk. Stakeholders were supposed to share profit and losses, and charging interest was prohibited. He noted that the risk could not be transferred from person to person or country to country. He said that one area that had not been adequately addressed was the role of interest-free banking in financial inclusion. Globally, interest-free banking had witnessed a significant increase, especially in the wake of the financial crisis a few years ago. According to Lagarde (2015), total Islamic finance assets were estimated at around US$ 2 trillion, practically a ten-fold increase a decade, and outperforming the growth of conventional finance in many places, he observed.

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Lecture on “Towards Islamic Methodology of Studying World Religions - Some Theoretical Issues”

A lecture on “Towards Islamic Methodology of Studying World Religions - Some Theoretical Issues” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its Conference hall on December 12, 2015. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, former director, Shah-i-Hamdan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar observed that the phenomenon of religion had attracted the attention of intellectuals and thinkers from the distant past to the present times. Owing to its presence everywhere, intellectuals from various fields of life arose to search for the origin, nature and function of religion in human life. He said that in the course of its history, religion had caught the attention of various academic disciplines, studied by anthropology, sociology, psychology, science, political science, theoretical economics and philosophy. He noted that it was during the 18th and 19th centuries when some important intellectual developments took place and the scientific method accompanied by a wealth of material on religious phenomenon penetrated into the West that the various religious theorists presented their respective theories of religion. He said that the early interpreters of religion theorised that religion was the result of rational effort to comprehend the basic question of existence. The first prominent interpreter among them was EB Taylor (1832-1917), who, surveying through the mass of material on primitives that was pouring into Europe during the 19th century, concluded that religion originated as primitives used their child-like reasoning to answer certain problems.

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IOS Felicitates Prof. (Dr) Seyed E. Hasnain

Padma Shri Prof. (Dr) Seyed E Hasnain of the Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, was felicitated by the Institute of Objective Studies at an impressive ceremony at the CIT Auditorium at Jamia Millia Islamia here on December 5, 2015 for his exceptional contribution to molecular biology and epidemiology of mycobacterium tuberculosis. Speaking on “Scientific Discoveries and Prophecies in the Holy Quran”, on the occasion, Dr. Hasnain noted that Allah revealed Quran to Prophet Mohammad (SW) 1400 years ago to guide humanity, but not a single word had been added to or subtracted from it afterwards. The predictions made in the Quran had been proved true by science. He said that ever since the Quran was revealed, it had possessed countless scientific, mathematical and historical miracles. “The divine knowledge is contained in the “Mother of Books (Ummul Kitab)” and the “Tablet Preserved (Lauh-i-Mahfooz)”, he said. He observed that many of the verses revealed in the Quran had only been recently discovered by science and the use of modern technology. Explaining the relationship of science with religion, he quoted the theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, Albert Einstein who had said, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

 

 

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IOS holds Panel Discussion on “Bihar Elections 2015: Impact on Social Fabric”

A panel discussion on “Bihar Elections 2015: Impact on Social Fabric” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall on November 28, 2015. Initiating the discussion, senior journalist AU Asif said that the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) romped home following rejection of the issues by the electorate raised by the BJP. Referring to the well-known journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai’s book on the parliamentary elections of 2014, he said that Rajdeep had predicted that the outcome of the elections would prove a trend-setter for India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement during the current winter session of Parliament reaffirming his commitment to the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution was the first of its kind in the history of the country. Terming the unity among the political parties in Bihar as significant, he held that it should not be confined to winning elections. It should be a beginning for setting high standards of tolerance and promoting a composite culture, thus saving the Constitution from onslaughts. He felt the need for advance planning on this count.

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IOS organises Lecture on “Empowerment and Mainstreaming of Muslims - A Distance Education Perspective”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Empowerment and Mainstreaming of Muslims-A Distance Education Perspective” at the conference hall of the Institute on November 21, 2015. Delivering the lecture, the Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, Prof. M. Aslam, held that the plight of Muslims had not changed even after more than six decades of Independence. This was a matter of serious concern. Referring to the Sachar Committee Report, he said that it also made it evident that the socio-economic deprivation of the community was fuelled by their lack of education and representation in the governance structures. The spatial distribution of population figures of Muslims revealed two distinct features. First, they were widespread and concentrated in selected districts. Second, they were disproportionately urban.

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Vice-President of India Releases “Masadir-i- Seerat-i-Nabwi (Volume I & II)” at an IOS Function

New Delhi: The Vice-President of India, M. Hamid Ansari, released the book Masadir-i- Seerat-i-Nabwi {sources of the biographies of the Prophet (SW)} Volume I & II written by Prof. M. Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui, at a function organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at the Conference Hall, Vice-President’s House here on November 20, 2015. Releasing the book, he said it was a research work with erudition, adding that it would be fruitful for students and teachers alike. They would have an opportunity to benefit from the sources of the biographies of the Prophet (SW). He hoped that on the completion of the project undertaken by the IOS, an encyclopedia of Islam, would be in place. He said that the Islamic chroniclers of the history of Islam who found a place on the very first page of volume I, would be a subject of further research. He made out a case for continuous research on the subject and the publication of more and more books on it. He said that such authors and history should not be confined to shelves; they must come out in order to benefit the seekers of knowledge. Frankly admitting that he was never a student of history and Islamic Studies, he said that he always tried to get a whiff of fresh air from history and Islamic Studies. Describing the present work as a monumental one, he said that it must be widely acclaimed.

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IOS organises Panel Discussion on “Post-Bihar Poll: Where do we go from here?”

A panel discussion on “Post-Bihar Poll: Where do we go from here?” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, on November 14, 2015 at the conference hall of the Institute. Initiating the discussion senior journalist, AU Asif, referred to the veteran journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai’s book on Lok Sabha elections-2014 and said that the scenario post-parliamentary polls had changed for the better after the recently-held Bihar assembly elections. He observed that the voters rose above the OBC politics and exercised their right to franchise. Muslims too played a significant role in tilting the balance in favour of the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) by silently casting their vote. He noted that three-fourths of the candidates fielded by both Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav belonging to their castes registered their victory. Besides, high-caste voters supported the Mahagathbandhan demonstrating political maturity and far-sightedness of Biharis, he pointed out.

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Scientific Investigation of Revealed Knowledge

A presentation on “Scientific Investigation of Revealed Knowledge – A Project with unlimited potential for peace and development” was made by Mr. Jamshed Akhtar in a meeting held at the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi on November 11, 2015.
 

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IOS holds lecture on “Turkish General Elections: Results and Implications”

The Institute of Objective Studies hosted a lecture on the “Turkish General Elections: Results and Implications” on November 10, 2015 at the conference hall of the Institute. Delivering the lecture Prof. Arshi Khan of Department of Political Science, AMU, Aligarh and Member of General Assembly, IOS, held that the stunning victory of the Justice and Development (AK) party of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in the snap poll called on November 1 last would turn over a new leaf in the country. The election was necessitated because AK refused to accept losing its majority in the previous poll in June. The religious-nationalist party’s campaign strategy involved cracking down on Kurdish militants. He believed that AK would use its political capital to restart the peace process with the Kurds. He said that Erdogan and AK were optimistic that they could use their pro-religious credentials to split conservative Kurdish parties. He observed that AK officials had begun discussing plans for Erdogan’s long-standing ambition: Changing the constitution to create an executive presidency. Erdogan would allow Ahmet Devutoglu, the prime minister, to wield official power, while pulling the strings in the background. Prof. Khan said European leaders were desperate for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants. In mid-October the European Union and Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed to reopen negotiations on several aspects of accession of Turkey to EU in exchange for a deal on refugees.

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Darse Quran By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi was delivered on 5th of November, 2015.

Darse Quran By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi was delivered on 5th of November, 2015.

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IOS organises lecture on “Unity of Ummah: Limits and Etiquette of Disagreement”

The Institute of Objective Studies hosted a lecture on the “Unity of Ummah: Limits and Etiquette of Disagreement” on October 31, 2015 at the conference hall of the Institute. Maulana Ateeq Ahmad Bastavi, ustad of Tafseer, Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow, convenor, Darul Qaza Committee of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, founder-member and secretary, Islamic Fiqh Academy and member, General Assembly of the IOS, who delivered the lecture, emphasised that prophets from Adam (PBUH) to the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (SAW) spread the message of oneness of God and unceasingly strove for impressing upon mankind to keep itself away from paganism and multiplicity of godhood. As far as the existence of one God is concerned, there was no difference among the prophets. They invited their ummah to follow God, who is the Master of all the creation transcending all the worlds. He said that the holy Quran has preserved the record of the call of a number of prophets to their followers in several surahs. Referring to the teachings of Prophet Adam and Prophet Noah, he said that their call was centered on the existence of God. This could be treated as the beginning of the Unity of Ummah, he noted. He remarked that Surah Hijrah contained teachings that pointed to unity among Muslims. These teachings fostered love and affection among the faithful and forbade such actions that might create cleavage in the ranks of Muslims.

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Condolence Meeting hold on the sad demise of Maulana Syed Niazamuddin (R), Amir Shariat, Imarat Sharia, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand.

Condolence Meeting hold on the sad demise of Maulana Syed Niazamuddin (R), Amir Shariat, Imarat Sharia, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand on 19th of October, 2015 in IOS

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IOS organise lecture on “Challenges to Constitutional Mandate for Religious Harmony”

A lecture on “Challenges to Constitutional Mandate for Religious Harmony” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in its conference hall on October 17, 2015. Delivering the lecture, Ex-Additional Legislative Counsel to the Govt. of India and Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University, Prof. Khwaja Abdul Muntaqim, pleaded for immediate enactment of the “Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011 against the backdrop of incidents of communal violence against Muslims in different parts of the country.

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IOS lecture on “Muslim Minority and Legitimacy of Government of India’s Federal Democracy”

New Delhi, Oct. 10: As part of a series of lectures, the Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on the “Muslim Minority and Legitimacy of Government of India’s Federal Democracy” at the conference hall of the Institute here today. Delivering the lecture, Prof. Arshi Khan of the Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University and Member of the General Assembly, IOS, commented that democracy was not only the name of the elected and contested institutions, but it was directly connected with the legitimacy and the performance of the government. In plural societies like India, the role of democracy differed from being the agency of administration and control, because the governing institutions were expected to provide security, rights and participation to the excluded minority community as major part of constitutional obligations. He noted that the purpose of democracy in India was also concerned with the performance of the government vis-à-vis the Muslim minority and other excluded groups.

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IOS Mourns Dr Barzinji

New Delhi, Sept. 28: The staff of Institute of Objective Studies, led by its Chairman Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam, mourned the death of Islamic scholar and visionary leader of international Islamic movement, Dr Jamal Barzinji. Dr Barzinji, who died on September 26 in the United States, had been battling a rare form of cancer. He was 76.

The condolence meet, which began with a recital from the Quran by Maulana Khalid Nadvi of the IOS, was chaired by the Chairman Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam, who had been a close associate of Dr Barzinji for decades. In his brief address he fondly reminisced about the three visits of Dr Barzinji to India for IOS-organised programme.

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IOS organises lecture on “Universal Human Values and India”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on the “Universal Human Values and India” on September 19, 2015 at the conference hall of the Institute. Delivering the lecture, Educator of Jeevan Vidya, for a Universal, Self Reliant, Awakened and Contented Society, Mr. Som Dev, said that today’s confrontation was centered on search for self or individual identity. He stated that the entire purpose for existence rested on the twin fundamental questions of the purpose of life and the way to lead it. In our thought process, man was missing, because the way we received education, the manual which would have guided us, was missing. Elaborating upon his point, he said that we did get education, but that was worthless as the manual was missing. He observed that whatever man did, thought and spoke, was done in search of pleasure. Every human being in the world had the motivation of pleasure. Pleasure was, in fact, the willing acceptance of something. While noting that the ways to attain pleasure differed from man to man, he said that the denial of something was tantamount to unwillingness or rejection of pleasure. One’s pleasure might be rejected by someone else as unhappiness.

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IOS and Deptt. of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia jointly organise “Stabilising Population Growth Rates: Discussion on Census 2011”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a discussion on “Stabilising Population Growth Rates: Discussion on Census 2011” in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, JMI at the conference room of the Department here on September 14, 2015. Former Registrar-General and Census Commissioner of India, Dr. AR Nanda, the main speaker, said that census was essentially based on demographic data and its scientific analysis could be done from different angles. Holding that the annual growth rate was the best measure to determine the rate of fertility, he said that it was still at 2.3 percent and India had to strive for achieving 2.1 percent rate of fertility. He noted that the sex ratio had also improved to 943 per thousand from 930 per thousand. He pointed out that there were a lot of conceptual myths regarding population. But population could not be stabilised. There were no quick fixes to limit the family, but huge distribution of wealth and income definitely played a role in high, medium and low growth rate. While arguing against Malthusian thinking on population, he said that policy imponderables demanded that the younger generation which was our largest asset must be put to better use.

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IOS hosts lecture on “Origin and Development of Hinduism”

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on the “Origin and Development of Hinduism” at the conference hall of the IOS here on September 12, 2015. President, Universal Knowledge Trust and former Secretary General, IOS, A R Agwan, who spoke on the subject, held that two prominent views about the origin of Hinduism were prevalent. While one section of scholars and researchers believed that Hinduism had its origin in the present Indian territory, the other group, mostly led by Western scholars and indologists reached the conclusion that the Aryans were key contributors in the formation and development of Hinduism. He said that the origin of the word Hindu was itself debated by academics. The most argued interpretation could be that it had its roots in “Sapta-Sindhu”, which generally meant the area of the present-day Pakistan, Afghanistan and part of western India. He remarked that in the prevailing socio-political accounts, Hindus hardly took that territory as their “holy land.” They would also not like the word “Hindu” to be replaced by “Sindhu,” he said. He argued that the main hurdle in accepting Indian origin of Hinduism was archeology. The archeological evidence to prove either the so-called “Ramayana Route” or the existence of the people of the Mahabharata period could not be found out, creating doubts regarding the historicity of these major events imbedded in Hindu traditions. He said that no evidence of urbanisation in the present Indian Territory existed before the seventh century BCE.

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29th Annual Meeting of General Assembly of IOS concludes with Lecture on “Towards an Inclusive India: Vision for 2015”

New Delhi, September 6: The two-day 29th Annual meeting of General Assembly of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) concluded here today. A number of decisions were taken on the occasion. According to the decisions taken, the IOS will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. Besides, national and international seminars and workshops on the new education policy will be organised in Delhi and other places of the country. Similarly, about six seminars on “Minority Rights and Identities and Constitutional Safeguards: The Role of State, Judiciary and Civil Society” will be organised.

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IOS organises “Discourse on Major Books on Seerah”

New Delhi, Aug. 29: “Discourse on Major Books on Seerah”, was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall here today. Former Dean, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadvi who delivered the lecture, held that the number of books profiling the life of the Prophet (Seerah) in various languages ran into thousands. This included a fairly good number of books written by non-Muslims. He said that during the times of the Caliphs (RA), the work on Seerah and the Hadith could not be taken up as the main concern then was to save verses of the Holy Quran by compiling them. Chroniclers concentrated on the life of the Prophet (SAW) only after they were sure that the compilation of the Quran was complete and there was no apprehension of duplication. Thus the work on the Seerah began about 150 years after the passing away of the Prophet (SAW).

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"Poverty Alleviation among Muslims" by Dr. Major Zahid Hussain, Coordinator, IOS Chennai Chapter and Member, Governing Council of IOS, New Delhi

"Poverty Alleviation among Muslims" by Dr. Major Zahid Hussain, Coordinator, IOS Chennai Chapter and Member, Governing Council of IOS, New Delhi

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IOS lecture on “Building up an Inclusive Civilisation in India: Experiments in Good Governance and Human Rights by Muslim Rulers”

New Delhi, August 22: The Institute of Objective Studies organised a lecture on “Building up an Inclusive Civilisation in India: Experiments in Good Governance and Human Rights by Muslim Rulers” at its conference hall here today. Delivering the lecture, former Professor and Head of the Department of History and Dean Faculty of Humanities and Languages, JMI, New Delhi and the Vice-Chairman of the IOS, Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan insisted that the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 and the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur, 1997 were, in principle already in practice in Islamic states nearly one and a half thousand years ago.

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First Prof. D. Prempati Memorial Lecture on “Democracy and Fascism”

We are here to discuss issues that are central to the wellbeing and integrity of India for years and decades.

 

 

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IOS Organises Consultative Meeting on Legal Aid

With a view to providing legal aid to the Muslims of village Atali in Haryana who had been targeted by communal mischief-makers for carrying out repair works in a mosque, a consultative meeting was held at the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here on August 7, 2015 under the chairmanship of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Mr. Justice AM Ahmadi. After going into all the aspects of the issue, it was decided at the meeting to file an application in the Supreme Court in this connection invoking Article 32 of the Indian Constitution which guarantees redressal of grievances. It gives the right to an individual to knock at the doors of the Supreme Court for enforcing such guarantee if hurdles were coming in the way. Under this constitutional provision, the court may be approached to direct the government for dispensing justice to the aggrieved in order to restore the majesty of law.

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IOS, FIAN, TCT jointly organise consultation on “National Food Security Act: Challenges in Implementation”

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in association with FIAN India and The Child Trust organised a consultation on “National Food Security Act: Challenges in Implementation” at the Deputy Chairman Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi on August 5, 2015. The Chairman of the IOS, Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam in his welcome speech outlined the objectives of the seminar and said that some clarity on the implementation issues related to the National Food Security Act was needed.

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IOS and Milli Council hold Eid Milan Party

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in association with the All India Milli Council organised an Eid Milan programme at the IOS conference hall of the IOS on August 2, 2015. Speaking at the function, social activist VB Rawat said, “Fascism is attempting to enter our country in the garb of democracy. Adivasis are demanding their rights as about one crore of them have been deprived of their land. Adivasis and the minorities constitute the majority of those who are in jails. The concept of Hindutva was based on the brahminical order and the main purpose of the strident Hindutva was to save the brahminical order. American capitalism is only playing a catalytic role to further strengthen the Hindutva. He maintained that brahminism was unwilling to restore to Dalits their due and now the Muslims were being targeted.

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IOS Eleventh Shah Waliullah Award to Maulana Syed Mohammad Rabey Hasani Nadwi

The eleventh Shah Waliullah Award “on Education in Islamic Perspective,” was presented at a glittering ceremony organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia here on August 1, 2015. The award was received by Dr. Shah Ebadur Rehman Nishat in the absence of the awardee, Maulana Syed Mohammad Rabey Hasani Nadvi, President, All India Personal Law Board and Rector, the world-famous Islamic University, Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow. Maulana Rabey could not make it to the function on account of ill-health. While the ex-Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi handed the cheque of one lakh rupees and the scroll, Maulana Abdullah Mughesi, President of the All India Milli Council, presented the memento to him. Dr. Nishat, who deputised for Maulana Rabey read out a message from him. In his message, the Maulana expressed his gratitude to the IOS for shortlisting him as a recipient of the eleventh Shah Waliullah Award. He noted that the topic for the current year’s award was relevant as the Muslims had achieved excellence in the realm of knowledge by following Islamic teachings in letter and spirit during a period extending to about one thousand years, the impact of which was worthy of emulation by others. He urged Muslims to understand the value of education in Islamic perspective. He remarked that the holy Quran mandated seeking real knowledge, which came through observation as well as experience.

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‘Waqf property responsibility of every Muslim’, declares National Seminar on Awqaf in India

Bengaluru, July 26: A national seminar on Awqaf in India, jointly organised by KK Education and Charitable Trust (KKECT), Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi and Karnataka State Board of Awqaf, was held on July 25-26, 2015 at hotel Lalit Ashok here. The delegates included chairmen and CEOs of wqaf boards from states, intellectuals, muthawallis of waqf institutions, senior legal experts, former judges and advocates, ulema, intellectuals, financial experts, community leaders and media representatives.

 Welcome address of Dr. M. Manzoor Alam

 

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Dars-e-Quran by Dr M.Manzoor Alam, Chairman IOS was held at IOS on 13th of July, 2015.

Dars-e-Quran by Dr M.Manzoor Alam, Chairman IOS was held at IOS on 13th of July, 2015.

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Dars-e-Quranby Maulana Khalid Nadwi, Convenor IOS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, New Delhi

Dars-e-Quranby Maulana Khalid Nadwi, Convenor IOS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, New Delhi

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Iftar-cum-Dinner and a talk on the significance and blessing of the holy month by Ml. Abdullah Tariq, Nazim, Idaarah Umoor-e-Masajid, New Delhi

Iftar-cum-Dinner and a talk on the significance and blessing of the holy month by Ml. Abdullah Tariq, Nazim, Idaarah Umoor-e-Masajid, New Delhi

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Dars-e-Quran by Dr. Nakhat Husain, Incharge, Arabic Section of IOS

Dars-e-Quran by Dr. Nakhat Husain, Incharge, Arabic Section of IOS was held on 29th of June, 2015

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Dars-e-Quran by Ml. Abdullah Tariq, Nazim, Idaarah Umoor-e-Masajid, was held in New Delhi

Dars-e-Quran by Ml. Abdullah Tariq, Nazim, Idaarah Umoor-e-Masajid, was held in New Delhi

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Interest-Free Banking and Finance Conferences

In an open letter addressed to the citizens of the country published on 26th May 2015, i.e., on the occasion of completing one year of the Union government, the Prime Minister stated that government was dedicated to the poor, marginalised and those left behind. Sabka sath Sabka vikas, the slogan extensively used in BJP campaign, also conveyed the same idea. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna was also aimed at financial inclusion of the most deprived sections of the society.

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A G Noorani gets IOS Lifetime Achievement Award

New Delhi, May 23: The Institute of Objective Studies organised an impressive investiture ceremony at the Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India Annexe here today to confer the Sixth IOS Lifetime Achievement Award on the eminent constitutional expert, author and well-known political commentator, Mr. A G Noorani. He was presented with the Scroll of Honour by the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah. While former Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice A M Ahmadi, handed over a cheque for one lakh rupees, the judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Justice A K Sikri presented the memento to him.

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

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.

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“Judicial Response to Cattle Slaughter and Latest Legislations” lecture delivered by Mr Mushtaq Ahmad Advocate Supreme Court of India, New Delhi and Member, General Assembly of IOS, New Delhi

“Judicial Response to Cattle Slaughter and Latest Legislations” lecture delivered by Mr Mushtaq Ahmad Advocate Supreme Court of India, New Delhi and Member, General Assembly of IOS, New Delhi

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

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.

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

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.

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Rigorous research needed about women and family issues

Calicut, April 15: The Institute of Objective Studies is getting ready to study the problems and prospects of tremendous upsurge in women’s empowerment, said Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, the Chairman of Institute of Objective Studies.

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Six Monthly Governing Council (G.C) Meeting of IOS

Six Monthly Governing Council (G.C) Meeting of IOS was held on 5th of April, 2015

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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IOS Lecture on “Islam, Democracy and Islamic World”

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.

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Letter of congratulations sent to His Majesty, custodian of two holy masques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz through Royal Embassy of KSA in India on 30th January 2015

Letter of congratulations sent to His Majesty, custodian of two holy masques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz through Royal Embassy of KSA in India on 30th January 2015

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Release of 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.

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

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.

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IOS organises Lecture on “Justice in Crisis”

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.

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

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.

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IOS organises lecture on medical ethics in Islam

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.
 

 

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IOS organises symposium on Human Rights Day

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.

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IOS Book Media in Our Globalizing World Released

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".

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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IOS Lecture on Ghadar Movement

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.

 

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IOS Lecture on "Quran, Sunnah and Medicine"

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.

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Report on Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee (PSEC)

The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India, set up the Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee to evaluate the process of implementation of the recommendations of Prime Minister's High Level Committee on Social, Economic and Educational Status of Muslim Community of India (popularly known as Sachar Committee).

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IOS organises Lecture on “Islamic Research Methodology”

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.

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Dato’ Jahubar Sathik Bin Abdul Razak visits Institute of Objective Studies (IOS)

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.

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

New Delhi, Sep. 7: 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.

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Syed Mustafa Rifai Presented 10th IOS Shah Waliullah Award

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Research Study on Provision of Civic Amenities in the Muslim Localities of Delhi

Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi has recently completed a research study on ‘Provision of Civic Amenities in the Muslim Localities of Delhi’ with an objective to understand the genesis of problem at policy and governance level by evaluation of the pattern of expenditure by various government agencies like Municipal Corporation, Delhi Government, Public Works Department and Central Government under its various minority welfare schemes.

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

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.

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Chiefs of National Commission for Minorities, Delhi Minorities Commission, and Akhtarul Wasey Honoured at IOS

New Delhi, March 18: The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), organised a ‘felicitation ceremony’ to honour Mr. Naseem Ahmed, IAS, on his appointment as Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, who joined as Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India and Mr. Qamar Ahmad, IPS, on his appointment as Chairman, Delhi Minorities Commission at the Conference Hall of the IOS here.

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Canadian delegation’s visit to the Institute of Objective Studies

New Delhi, March 14: “The activities and programmes undertaken by the IOS are of great significance. We are familiarised with it while being in Canada.” The view was expressed by the chief of a delegation from Canada, Dr Saeed Faizi Nadvi, President of Al-Nadwa Centre, Canada visited the Institute today.

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Two-day Seminar on INDIA 100 YEARS (1947 – 2047) MUSLIM AGENDA, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Calicut: Institute of objective studies Calicut Chapter conducted a Seminar on India 100 Years (1947-2047) Muslim Agenda, Past, Present and Future in association with Centre for Human Resource Development, Manjeri (CHRD) on 8th & 9th March 2014 at MSS Auditorium Calicut, Kerala. Br. A A Vahab, Secretary IOS, Calicut Chapter welcomed the audience. Prof. ZM Khan, Secretary General of IOS, New Delhi Inaugurated the seminar. CHRD Director Abdurahman Darimi presided over the meeting. Jamal Kochangadi, P.T. Kunhali, Dr. A.Jadeeda, Abdul Majeed Nadvi, Dr. A Nizarudheen, Dr. A.I.Rahmathullah, Sadarudheen Vazhakkad, Munawir Kodiyathur, Dr. Z.A. Ashraf, V.M.Fahad, P.K.Hameed Kutty, C.Davood, Prof. A.P.Abdul Vahab, A.P.Kunhamu, A. Saeed, Ashraf Kalpatta, O.Abdullah, Civic Chandran, N.P.Chekkutty, Karamana Ashraf Moulavi, A Vasu, presented different topics in the seminar.

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Integrating and Expanding all Kinds of Knowledge: A Concept Note

Tawhid is a central idea in Islam. Literally, it means oneness, or unity. Under this rubric comes the oneness of God, oneness of nature, oneness of knowledge, oneness of humanity and much else. Historically, in Islam all systems of knowledge and education were united.

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Key-note Address delivered by Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam in a Two-day National Seminar on “Traditional Versus Modern Education: Vision and Planning of Muslim Institutions”

Aligarh, March 01: Key-note Address delivered by Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi in a Two-day National Seminar on “Traditional Versus Modern Education: Vision and Planning of Muslim Institutions” on March 1-2, 2014 organised by Centre for Promotion of Education and Cultural Advancement of Muslims of India (CEPECAMI), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

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IOS Discussion on “Voting Patterns in India with Reference to Tactical Voting by Muslims”

New Delhi, Feb. 27: Participants at the discussion on “Voting Patterns in India with Reference to Tactical Voting by Muslims”, endorsed the resolutions moved by the Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, at the conference hall of the IOS here today.

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IOS Workshop on the Contemporary Political Scenario in India

The Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, has urged Muslim leaders, representing different groups, to reach an understanding for working out an agenda to approach the political parties to pledge support to their demands. Presiding over the discussion on the “Contemporary Political Scenario in India “organised by the IOS at its Conference Hall here on February 15, 2014, he admitted that Muslim groups united and broke several times in the past. But the current political situation had once again offered them an opportunity to be realistic about their demands.

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IOS Felicitates Prof. M. Ishtiyaque and Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), organised a felicitation ceremony on February 8, 2014, to honour Prof. M. Ishtiyaque, Member, General Assembly and Managing Editor, IOS Journal of Objective Studies on his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (Bihar), and Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, advocate-on-record in the Supreme Court of India, on his election to the Executive Committee of India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

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IOS Computer Learning Centre is a phenomenal institute: Safdar H. Khan

New Delhi, 11th January: A programme was conducted at IOS building, 162, Jamia Nagar, to dispense the passing certificate to the students who passed their six-month diploma course in computer Application and Multilingual DTP, which is running with the financial support of Delhi Minority commission. The certificates were distributed by Safdar H Khan, chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission.

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Discussion on the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013: Impact on Human Welfare

The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), organised a discussion on the “Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013: Impact on Human Welfare”, at the IOS Conference hall here on January 7, 2014. While the former Chief Justice of India, Justice A.M. Ahmadi presided over the meet, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mr. K. Rahman Khan, attended it as a chief guest.

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Media Coverage in different Newspapers and Magazines

Media Coverage in different Newspapers and Magazines

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

New Delhi: The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in association with the Hyderabad-based Muslim Educational Social and Cultural Organisation (MESCO), Maulana Azad Education Foundation, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India and the India Islamic Cultural 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.

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IOS Chairman, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam’s letter sent to Chief Ministers on Communal Violence Bill

IOS Chairman, Dr. M. Manzoor Alam’s letter sent to Chief Ministers on Communal Violence Bill on November 27, 2013

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IOS Consultative Meet on Communal Violence Bill

New Delhi, Nov. 20, 2013: A consensus emerged on the efficacy and purposefulness of the proposed Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013 at a consultative meeting organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here last evening.

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Group of Experts’ Suggestions on Wakf Amendment Act 2013

New Delhi, October 9: A group of experts, concerned citizens, jurists and activists has made suggestions regarding the Wakf Amendment Act 2013.

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Proceedings of the Panel Discussion on Wakf Amendment Act, 2013

As many as 12 suggestions were made by the experts who assembled to deliberate on Wakf Amendment Act-2013 at a discussion organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi on October 08, 2013.

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Fifth Qazi Mujahidul Islam Memorial Lecture at IOS

New Delhi, May 18: Islamic thought has the proven potential to unite and heal a fractious world creaking under pressures of racial and ethnic strife and ravaged by commercial greed, Prof. Syed Abdul Bari said here today.

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IOS meet to commemorate Al-Zahrawi on 1000th anniversary

New Delhi, April 13: The Institute of Objective Studies has decided to organise a three-day international conference on Abul Qasim al-Zahrawi, to mark the 1000th death anniversary of the pioneer physician and surgeon. The conference will be held from December 13 through 16, 2013 at New Delhi.

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Lecture on ‘the impact of the concept of ‘urf (local culture) in islamic legal philosophy on multi-cultural harmony and world peace

New Delhi, March 6, 2013: A thought-provoking lecture on the above topic was delivered by Prof. Alparslan ACIKGENC, Director, Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey today at the Institute.

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

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.

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Lecture on Indo-Bahrain Relations

New Delhi, February 12, 2013: Dr. Abdul Gaffar, advisor to King of Bahrain on diplomatic matters, paid a visit to the IOS Headquarters and delivered a lecture on Indo-Bahrain Relations. He put a great deal emphasis on strengthening the close ties that already exist between India and Bahrain. He further said that the bilateral relationship needs to be further increased and deepened on both official as well as public level. He opined that people to people contract was very important between the two nations.

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Scintillating Presentation by Dr Shariff

New Delhi, February 1, 2013: Eminent development economist Dr Abusaleh Shariff, principal author of the Sachar Report and chief scholar US-India Policy Institute (Washington), made a scintillating presentation on “A Vision for India: Equality, Duty and Equal Opportunity” here at the India Islamic Culture Centre.

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One-Day Workshop on “RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: FUNDAMNETALS AND PRACTICES”

One-day methodology workshop on “research methodology: fundamentals and practices” was organised at Aligrah Muslim University with the financial support of the Institute of Objective Studies and the collaborative efforts of departments like CEPECAMI, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Linguistic and philosophy for building research capacity of research scholars in social science. This was organized keeping in view the dilemma that many students face to carry out a research in a more systematic manner because of lack of understanding of ‘fundamentals of research’ despite the course work on research methodology during graduation and post graduation levels.

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IOS Lecture on Sentencing Policy

New Delhi, January 14, 2013: Sentencing policies adopted by Judges generally reflect the historical, social, economic and psychological melieu of the societies in which they operate, Prof. M. Afzal Wani, professor of law at GGSIP University (Delhi) and member Law Commission of India, said here today.

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Letter written 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

In response to the call of the HON'BLE JUSTICE USHA MEHRA COMMISSION constituted for suggesting measures

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Letter written for suggesting possible amendments to criminal and other relevant laws

In response to the call of the HON'BLE JUSTICE J.S VERMA COMMITTEE constituted for suggesting possible amendments

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Certificate Distribution Ceremony Among Muslim Girls by Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Minister of Minority Affairs

New Delhi, Dec. 26: “Sachar Committee’s report is a mirror of Muslims’ condition in India and its recommendations are not only for the government, but also for the Muslims of India who themselves have to come forward to work on different sectors in which they have been left behind and work together with the Indian government for removing their backwardness in different spheres”. These views were expressed by Mr. K. Rahman Khan, Minister for Minority Affairs, while distributing certificates among the successful Muslim girl students of IOS Centre for Computer Learning at a function jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies and Delhi Minorities Commission here today. While appreciating the efforts made by the Institute of Objective Studies he said that despite being a research institution the IOS had objectively examined different issues being faced by the Muslim community in India and presented it before government in a scientific manner. This made it a distinct institution which has no parallel in the country.

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Shah Waliullah Award-2011 presented to Dr. M.K.A.Siddiqui

A ceremony for the presentation of Hazrat Shah Waliullah Award of the IOS for the year 2011 on the topic “Sociology/Social Anthropology in Islamic Perspective” to Dr M.K.A. Siddiqui, a noted Anthropologist, took place in the glittering hall of the Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad at Shakaspeare Sarani, Kolkata on Dec. 22, 2012. The hall was fairly crowded and a large number of distinguished personalities from all walks of life in the city came to attend the event and to felicitate the scholar for his significant contribution in the field of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

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IOS Lecture by Justice Ahmadi on Growing Impunity and Declining Rule of Law

New Delhi, Dec. 9, 2012: “The rule of law has an inverse relationship with the public’s sense of impunity,” former Chief Justice of India, Justice A.M. Ahmadi, said here today at a special lecture at the IOS on the occasion of the 26th general assembly meeting of the Institute of Objective Studies.

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Interactive Session on Producing Teaching and Reference Material to support Academic Programmes in Islamic Perspective

Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule visited the IOS Headquarters on 23-24 November 2012 and interacted with the office bearers as well as academics and experts of various disciplines. On 23rd November Mr. Raju Mansukhani made a power-point presentation about emerging India. He specially focused on the educational scene in the country highlighting both, its merits and demerits, achievements and failure. He also focused on translation and publishing sector in India which has progressed by leaps and bound in the last few decades. He concluded that investment in education and publishing sectors was advisable.

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IOS-IICC programme on Islamophobia

New Delhi, September 20: A scientifically and deeply thought-provoking lecture power point presentation on “A Scientific Solution of Islamphobia: A Global Problem” today at the India Islamic Cultural Centre by Jamshed Akhtar.

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AN EVENING OF THE IOS WITH MR. K. RAHMAN KHAN

New Delhi, November 14: “Though the challenges are a lot before us, our focus will be to audit and bring high standards of transparency and accountability to make the advantages of schemes related to minorities and Muslims visible and effective on the ground”, said Mr. K. Rahman Khan, the newly-appointed Minister of Minority Affairs, while defining the priorities of the Ministry as an agenda for the for the next three and six months period, at an interactive meeting organised by the Institute of Objective Studies today at the Constitution Club.

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A meeting with the students of the third batch of the IOS Centre for Computer Learning Programme

New Delhi, Nov. 10, 2012: Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies, had a meeting with the students of the third batch of the IOS Centre for Computer Learning Programme jointly run by Institute of Objective Studies and Delhi Minorities Commission on November 10, 2012 at the Committee Room of the Institute.

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Two-day Conference on Regional Dynamics, Economic Growth and Welfare

IOS conference in collaboration with CRDDP and India-US Policy Institute outlines major concerns, issues and policy orientation for days ahead.

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IDB Group President visits IOS Headquarters

New Delhi, June 18, 2012: Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, along with a 6-person delegation, visited the headquarters of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in New Delhi on June 18, 2012. Expressing his views at a reception given in his honour by the IOS, he stressed the need to give priority to education in order to get the Muslim community in India developed and empowered.

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Vice President of India Releases IOS Book on Freedom Struggle

New Delhi, May 31: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a three-volume book from the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) titled “The Role of Indian Muslim’s in the Indian Freedom Struggle (1857-1947)” at the Vice President’s House here last evening.

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IOS Function to Distribute Certificates to Computer Students By Safdar Khan, Chairman, Delhi Minority Commission

New Delhi, May 7 Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) Chairman Safdar Hussain Khan today lauded the role of think tank Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in spreading computer education particularly among girls and women. Speaking on the occasion of a function organized to distribute certificates to the 15 girl students of second batch completing different computer courses from IOS Centre for Computer Training in November 2011, the DMC chief said the IOS centre was the best performance-wise among 16 NGOs on its panel with regard to providing computer education.

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Discussion on Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

The Institute of Objective Studies organized a discussion on May 5, 2012 in the premises of its Headquarters at Delhi on Right to Education Act. Speaking on the topic, Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Secretary General, Jana Shakti Party, said that RTE Act may cause more educational backwardness to the already backward Muslim community. Social and Rural Research Institute has recently conducted a survey which found that 9.9 percent children in the country still do not go to any school. Out of these not school going children 13.05 are Muslims. He expressed the fear that due to RTE Act this gap may further increase. He further argued that there are one lakh unrecognized schools in the country.

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IOS Facilitate to Dr. Khwaja Mohd. Ekramuddin, Director, NCPUL, Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Govt. of India

Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) felicitated on April 27, 2012 new Director of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) Dr Khwaja Mohammed Ikramuddin at a special function organized in his honour at its headquarters in New Delhi.

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Three-day International Conference on “Minority Rights and Identities: Challenges and Prospects in an Unfolding Global Scenario”

The year-long Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) silver jubilee celebrations comprising 14 conferences in different states that began with a three-day international conference on “Towards Knowledge, Development and Peace---Outlining Roadmaps for the Future” held on April 15-17, 2011 at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, was concluded again with a three-day international conference on “Minority Rights and Identities: Challenges and Prospects in an Unfolding Global Scenario” held on April 13-15, 2012 at Mavalankar Hall/ Constitution Club, New Delhi.

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Three-day International Conference on “Worldview of Development: Challenges and Alternative Paradigm”

Pune, March 9: A three-day international conference “Worldview of Development: Challenges and Alternative Paradigm” began here today at Aurora Towers. The conference was organised jointly by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and Department of Economics of Akl’s Poona College.

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Two-day International Seminar on “Peace and Progress: Role of Religions”

Aligarh, Feb. 11: A two-day international seminar on “Peace and Progress: Role of Religions” began here at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today with recitation from the holy Quran by Qari Hamid Mian. The seminar was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in collaboration with Faculty of Theology, AMU.

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Two-day National Seminar on “Judiciary, Ethics and Justice Delivery in India”

Cuttack, January 21: A two-day National seminar titled “Judiciary, Ethics and Justice Delivery in India”, organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi in collaboration with National Law University, Odisha, began here today. The occasion was graced by the august presence of chief guest Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, along with eminent persons like Justice Dipak Mishra of the Supreme Court of India (as the chief speaker) and Prof. Mool Chand Sharma, former vice-chairman, University Grants Commission and presently vice-chancellor, Central University of Haryana (as the guest of eminence) in the inaugural session. This session was presided over by Justice Gopala Gowda, Chief Justice, High Court of Odisha and chancellor, National Law University, Odisha.

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Three-Day International Conference on “Women’s Empowerment: Paradigms, Sources, Methodologies”

Calicut, January 6: A three-day international conference on “Women’s Empowerment: Paradigms, Sources, Methodologies” was inaugurated here today by economist Dr Abusaleh Shariff with an address on “Gender Empowerment in India: Concept, Measurement and Policy.” The conference was organised by the IOS in collaboration with National Women’s Front.

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Three-day International Seminar on “Islamic Culture and Art”

Hyderabad, December 30: A three-day international seminar on “Islamic Culture and Art” began here today at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) with recitation from the holy Quran. Prof. Wahab Qaisar formally welcomed the delegates and participants. The seminar was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), MESCO and MANUU.

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Two-Day International Conference on “Challenges before Youth in the Contemporary World”

Youth are backbone of a society. That’s why every organization, whether it’s social or political, wills to have its own youth wing. However, there are a very few ones who takes care of the difficulties and challenges they face. From this point of view, the two-day international conference on “Challenges before Youth in the Contemporary World”, organized on December 10-11, 2011 by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in collaboration with Chennai-based Muslim Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI) as part of a year-long silver jubilee celebrations was important and extraordinary.

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Three-Day International Conference on “Good Governance in a Globalising World”

Kolkata, Nov. 18: A thrice-day international conference on “Good Governance in a Globalising World” began here today at the St. Xavier’s College with the recital of verses from the holy Quran by Abdul Basit Ismail, who later conducted the proceedings.

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Three-Day International Conference on “Power of Media in a Globalising World” & IOS Fourth Lifetime Achievement Award

Bangalore, October 14: The inaugural session of the three-day conference on the “Power of Media in a Globalising World” began with a recitation from the holy Quran. The Secretary General of IOS, Prof. Z.M. Khan, followed with an introduction of IOS and its year-long Silver Jubilee celebration programmes, a part of which this conference was.

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Three-Day International Conference on Global Trends in Education: Review and Options

Patna, Sep. 16: A three-day international conference on the above topic began here at the prestigious A N Sinha Institute with the recital of the holy Quran.
In his welcome address Patna’s famous surgeon Dr Ahmad Abdul Hai said that the locale of the conference was selected thoughtfully as Patna had been a seat of learning since ancient times.

 

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IOS Forms Panel on Lokpal

New Delhi, September 11: The Delhi-headquartered Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) has formed a panel of five eminent jurists to study the provisions of different Lokpal bills, including the Janlokpal Bill, and suggest improvements, especially from the perspective of minorities and other weaker groups.

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IOS Lecture on Crisis of Quality of Knowledge Systems

New Delhi, August 6: A thought-provoking presentation on “Towards Muslim Educational Excellence: Epistemological and Quality Dimensions” was made here by Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule, professor of epidemolgy and bioethics, faculty of medicine, King Fahad Medical City; university of Malaya; University of Brunei; chairman of the Institutional Review Board KFMC, and head of Knowledge Exchange and International Collaboration, faculty of medicine, KFMC.

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Three-Day International Conference on Indo-ASEAN Trade and Investment

New Delhi, July 8: A three-day (July 8-10) conference on “Indo-ASEAN Trade and Investment” began here today at India International Centre. It was jointly organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and Indo-Arab Economic Co-operation Forum (IAECF).
The programme began with a recital from the holy Quran by Maulana Abdullah Tarique.

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Three-Day International Conference on Interest-Free Institutional Mechanism (Banking, Finance and Insurance) for Promoting Investment June 3-5, 2011 at Kashmir University

Srinagar June 3: A three-day international conference on “Interest-Free Institutional Mechanism (Banking, Finance and Insurance)” for promoting investment organised by the Department of Business and Financial Studies, University of Kashmir in collaboration with Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, began here today.

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Two-day International Conference on Prospects for Islamic Venture Capital Funds in India

New Delhi, May 15: A two-day international conference on “Prospects for Islamic Venture Capital Funds in India” that concluded here today was of the opinion that in the fast-growing economic environment of India Islamic venture capital would be a significant source of funding innovative start-ups and other business enterprises.

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IOS Silver Jubilee Celebration Opening Conference

The year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations of Institute of Objective Studies began on 15-4-2011 with a three-day seminar (April 15 through 17) on “Towards Knowledge, Development and Peace”.
The proceedings started with recitation from the holy Quran by Maulana Abdullah Tariq.

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Reports of IOS Silver Jubilee Conferences held on April 15, 2011 to April 13, 2012

IOS Silver Jubilee Celebrations held on April 15, 2011 to April 13, 2012.

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Power-Point Presentation on Relative Development of West Bengal and Socio-Religious Differentials By Dr. Abusaleh Shariff

New Delhi, March 22, 2011 West Bengal presents worst form of discrimination at all levels against the Muslim community in the country as the Muslim deprivation level in economic, social and human development has reached to alarming proportion in the state and there is not a single positive aspect to mention about it”, observed Dr Abusaleh Shariff, a noted economist and former member-secretary of the Sachar Committee.

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Mr. Khaled M. Al-Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, KSA Visited Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi on March 03, 2011

Mr. Khaled M. Al-Aboodi CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (Member of the Islamic Development Bank Group) Jeddah, KSA interacting with Dr. Mohd. Manzoor Alam, Chairman Institute of Objective Studies during his visit to the Institute on March 03, 2011.

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Shah Waliullah Award 2010 at Convention Centre

New Delhi, Feb. 26: Maulana Mohammad Taqiuddin Nadwi Mazhari received the prestigious IOS Shah Waliullah Award for 2010 at a function at Jamia Hamdard Convention Centre here today.

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Power-Point Presentation on Relative Development of Gujarat and Socio-Religious Differentials

New Delhi, Feb. 12, 2011: Gujarat fares relatively better on direct income measures, but the apparent prosperity masks “higher poverty levels and much lower ranking in human development”, Dr Abusaleh Shariff, chief economist National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), said here today.

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Symposium on Role of Parliament in Modern Democratic India

New Delhi, Feb. 5: The oft-repeated cliché “Founding Fathers of the Constitution” should be changed to “Founding Fathers and Mothers of the Constitution” in the interest of fair-play and gender justice, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Rajindar Sachar, said here today.

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40 Girls Get IOS Computer Certificates from Delhi CM

New Delhi, January 14, 2011: The Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit distributed computer proficiency certificates to 40 Muslim girls here today at a function at her residence.

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Discussion on Save the Constitution: Role of Civil Society

New Delhi, Dec. 4: Supposing one of the original litigants of the Babri Masjid dispute decides not to go to the Supreme Court in appeal, can a citizen or group of citizens, not related to the dispute so far go in appeal against the Allahabad High Court’s verdict?

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Condolence Meeting

A meeting was held here today to mourn Dr. Omar Khalidi, a researcher at the MIT, who suddenly died in the US on Nov 29, 2010. Dr. Khalidi was 57 at the time of his death. Drs. Ausaf Ahmad, Sajjad Shahid, Maulana Ataur Rehman Qasmi, Saleh Sharif and AU Asif paid rich and glowing tributes to the departed soul. Describing him as a rare intellectual who devoted his life to the analysis of Indian social issues, Dr. Khalidi had many more years of productive research, had he lived longer.

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Discussion on Ayodhya Verdict: A Civil Society Response

New Delhi, October 24: For Muslims, going to the Supreme Court in appeal against the Ayodhya verdict is the only sensible option, a number of legal luminaries, politicians and intellectuals said here last night. They were speaking at a discussion on “Ayodhya Verdict: A Civil Society Response” at India Islamic Cultural Centre.  

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“Shaam-e-Muzakera” Discussion on Ayodhya Verdict & Its Legal Consequences at IOS Headquarters

New Delhi, October 8: An in-depth discussion on the far-reaching implications of the Babri Masjid title suit was organised at the Institute of Objective Studies last evening under its permanent programme Shaam-e-Muzakirah (Evening of Discourse).

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“Shaam-e-Muzakera” on Right to Education Act at IOS Headquarters

New Delhi, August 3 A thought-provoking “Shaam-e-Muzakera” on “Right to Education Act” was organized here this evening under the auspices of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS). Presided over by IOS Secretary General Prof Z M Khan, the Shaam-e-Muzakera proposed constitution of a committee to ponder over the entire act and submit a report to the IOS so that the government and the authorities concerned might be pursued for necessary clarifications and amendments.

 

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Discussion on The Communal Violence Bill-2009: Development & Some Obstacles

The controversial bill on communal violence that was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2005 is yet to become a law. The reason for the delay has been strong objections from human rights and Muslim organizations. The bill kept in pending five years ago was revised in 2009 and then a few cosmetic changes were made. However, the groups concerned are still not satisfied. They still want crucial changes to achieve the real purpose.

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Workshop on Road Map to Political Empowerment of Muslims in India & Book Release of Prof. Z. M. Khan's Book on Political Empowerment of Muslims in India

Institute of Objective Studies organized a day-long workshop on “Road Map to Political Empowerment of Muslims in India” on June 26, 2010 at Deputy Chairman Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi. The occasion also marked the release of a very important book, “Political Empowerment of Muslims in India” by Prof. Z.M. Khan. The book was released by Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi.

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Discussion on Communal Violence Bill

A consultative discussion on The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2009 (CVP for short) was organized by the Institute of Objective Studies in which legal experts, administrators and academicians participated. After threadbare discussion on the proposed Bill, it was strongly felt by the participants that the Bill, in its present form, is too weak to prevent and control communal violence as it lacks in fixing the accountability of a communal violence on the perpetrators, conspirators and abettors. A general consensus emerged that the Bill should fix direct responsibility on the local administration like, the District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police and the local SHOs and command responsibility on the politicians and ministers be fixed so that a 2002 Gujarat like situation is averted.

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Third IOS Lifetime Achievement Award

New Delhi, May 29: Former Governor of Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana, Dr A R Kidwai received the prestigious IOS Lifetime Achievement Award at a function at Constitution Club here today. It was the third award, the first being conferred on Justice A M Ahmadi and the second on Imarat-e-Shariah, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand.a

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Discussion on “Right to Free Education Bill and recommendations of Sachar Committee and Ranganath Mishra Commission Reports”

Four workshops would be organized shortly on Right to Education (RTE) Bill, post-Sachar public response, post-Rangnath Mishra events and emergence of a pressure group. This was declared by Dr Mohammed Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at a meeting convened on April 15, 2010 by IOS to discuss the RTE at the India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), New Delhi.

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LECTURE ON PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

New Delhi, March 19: The hope for Muslim societies lies with the future generations, Islamic scholar Dr Abdul Hameed Ahmad Abu Sulayman said here today. He was delivering a lecture on “Parenting and Child Development” at the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) auditorium.

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TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRISIS IN THE MUSLIM MIND AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD

Patna, March 14: The human civilisation is afflicted by a crisis of faith today as it is unable to handle the spiritual and moral legacy of major religions, the Governor of Bihar Debanand Konwar said here today.

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Two-day Seminar on “The Challenges of Pluralism and the Middle Way of Islam”

Chennai, February 27: Indian ulama have to work assiduously to develop a fresh understanding of Islamic texts in the context of present-day life and create a new interpretation of Islamic law, Prof. A R Momin, former head of department of sociology in Bombay University, said here today.

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Two-day International Conference on "Beyond the Meltdown: Search for Options"

New Delhi, February 3: A major international conference began here today with fanfare to look deeply into the causes of the economic meltdown of 2008-2009 and search for options promising a more stable Indian and global economy. Delegates from the United States, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Sri Lanka, came together to deliberate on the issues.

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Two-day National Conference on "Islam's Contribution to World Civilization"

Two-day International Conference on ‘Isalm’s Contribution to World Civilization’ being organised by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi in association with IOS Calicut Chapter and the School of Islamic Studies, Manjeri (affiliated to Calicut University) opened with the inaugural session at 10.30 am.

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BOOK RELEASE "Memaroon ka Jazeerah"

New Delhi, January 9: “Islam has a long literary tradition that includes different genres of fiction”, Prof. Shafique Ahmad Nadvi, former head of Arabic department of Jamia Millia Islamia, said here today.

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BOOK RELEASE Readings on Minorities: Perspectives and Documents - Vol-IV

New Delhi, January 6: The misgivings created by vested interests among the people over conversions to Islam must be addressed promptly, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Mr. K. Rahman Khan, said here today.

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Lecture on Empowerment of Muslims Through Education

New Delhi, November 21: Renowned expert on education Prof. Mohammad Akhtar Siddiqui delivered a thought-provoking lecture here today at IOS auditorium on Empowerment of Muslims Through Education in the Light of National Knowledge Commission and Yashpal Committee reports as well as according to the provisions of the Right to Education Act.

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Two-day National Seminar on "The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam" at Jamiatul Imam Mohammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Deoband

The two-day national seminar on “Ethics of Disagreement in Islam”, jointly organised by the Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi and Jamia Imam Anwer Deoband, concluded on November 13, 2009 at Jamia Imam Anwer Deoband (UP). It was presided over by renowned Islamic scholar and All India Milli Council (AIMC) President Maulana Abdullah Mughaisi while Dr Saud Alam Qasmi, Dean, Faculty of Theology (Sunni), AMU, Aligarh, and Prof Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui, former Chairman, Islamic Studies, AMU and famous author, delivered their inaugural and key-note addresses, respectively.

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SHAH WALIULLAH AWARD

To commemorate the outstanding services of Hazrat Shah Waliullah and to promote the Islamic values, the Institute of Objective Studies instituted an Award known as "Shah Waliullah Award" to honour eminent scholars who have done outstanding work in Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Islamic Studies. The Award is in the form of a cash of one Lakh rupees, Memento, shawl and a scroll of honour containing citation which is given annually to the best scholar of the year. The scheme was started in 1999.

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Fascinating Lecture on Inter-faith Dialogue at IOS Convention Centre

New Delhi, November 6: Europe is steeped in Christian, Judeo-Christian and secular-liberal traditions. Newer immigrants who came in to settle in these countries, bringing in their own religio-cultural traditions, would have to understand this context to have a fruitful dialogue with them.

 

 

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THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CONCEPT OF PSYCHE IN ISLAM AT AMU

Aligarh, October 26: Modern psychology studies the material human being to the exclusion of the spiritual, Chairperson of Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Prof. Hamida Ahmad said here today.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOWARDS A FIQH FOR MINORITIES (Fiqh Al- Aqliaat)

Lucknow: A two-day (October 17-18) seminar was organised here in the “City of Nabobs” at the historic Darul Uloom Firangi Mahal on Fiqh-al-Aqaliyaat (Shariah in relation to Muslim minorities).

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SEMINAR ON "THE DELHI HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT: SECTION 377 IPC & ITS CONSEQUENCES"

New Delhi, August 4: The “global sex industry”, with massive business hubs in Thailand, Philippines, Mexico and Brazil, is poised to extend its tentacles to India taking advantage of gradually relaxing sexual ethos, Purshothaman Mulloli, general convenor Joint Action Committee Kannur said here today.

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TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Srinagar, July 22: “The door of ijtehad (logical reasoning in approaching issues of Islamic jurisprudence) has been opened wide, not shut, as erroneously believed by many Muslims”, chairman of Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam said here on Saturday.

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IOS FUTURE FOCUS

 IOS FUTURE FOCUS

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7th SHAH WALIULLAH AWARD-2005

New Delhi, July 11: Member of Law Commission and former Chairman of Minority Commission, Prof. Tahir Mahmood, received the 7th Shah Waliullah Award here today for his contribution to legal studies in India.

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CITIZEN'S ROLE IN GOVERNANCE

New Delhi, June 7: A group of intellectuals, academics, activists and lawyers here today mooted the establishment of a People’s Monitoring Committee to oversee the progress in the implementation of government plans, especially those related to the uplift of Dalits, tribals and minorities.

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NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TEACHING ISLAMIC FINANCE AT INDIAN MADARSAHS

New Delhi, April 26, 2006: It is well known that Indian system of education is divided into several parallel streams. For Indian Muslims, the relevant systems of education are: secular and Islamic streams. The secular stream of education consists of all modern schools, colleges and universities which follow the so called Western system of education. It also includes the so called Minority educational institutions i.e. the institutions established and managed by Muslims. Such as Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Millia University, scores of colleges and schools.

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MODERN POLICE FOR MODERN INDIA

New Delhi, January 22: The Union and states of India have not been able to implement police reforms to any appreciable degree. That is why in many states police laws of British days are still operational as reform moves at a snail pace in other states.

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DISCUSSION ON SECURITY AND TERRORISM

New Delhi, December 4: Eminent journalist M.J. Akbar advised India’s Muslims here today to look within and introspect why some Muslim youth had taken to terrorism. He was speaking at a select gathering of journalists, legal luminaries and social activists.

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THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOWARDS HUMAN UNDERSTANDING THROUGH DIALOGUE

It was a unique occasion. The representatives and experts of different faiths as well as other scholars and social activists gathered on October 24-26, 2008 at New Delhi’s famous India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) in response to a call by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), a well known think tank; IOS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies; and Universal Peace Foundation (UPF) to interact and discuss seven issues under the central theme “Towards Human Understanding through Dialogue”. The three-day international conference attracted the attention of thinking persons because this was the first ever serious effort of its kind in the Indian context, providing an opportunity to understand each other through dialogue. IOS Chairman Dr M Manzoor Alam, who conceptualized the central theme, exhorted the participants, particularly the youth, to come out and play a pivotal role in the fight against all kinds of terrorism and the process of dialogue.

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RELEASE OF BOOK "FLOW OF THOUGHTS"

New Delhi, October 13 "A good deal of the current discussion on this (minority rights) is uninformed, and some is slanted. Most argue on the basis of an un-stated major premise of dubious validity. Some feel that rights are bestowed and therefore at the mercy of the giver. Such a trend poisons the public mind and creates misapprehensions about the Indian polity. For this reason, the basic tenets of our Constitutional faith need to be reiterated."

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IOS LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

New Delhi, August 10 Imarat Shariah Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal was here today honoured with the second "Life-Time Achievement Award" by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS). Ameer-e-Shariat Maulana Syed Nizamuddin, who is also shouldering the responsibility of the General Secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), received the award on behalf of the 87-year old institution. The first award had been given to former Supreme Court Chief Justice A M Ahmadi.

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IOS CONFERS FIRST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ON JUSTICE AHMADI

New Delhi, June 9 The eyes of everybody in the spacious conference room of the India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), located near the historic Lodhi Garden, were pointed to a film, made by eminent media-person Raju Mansukhani, being shown there.

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EW India Islamic Index launched

The Institute of Objective Studies in collaboration with the Indo-Arab Economic Cooperation Forum created a record sorts by launching the India Islamic Index on June 25 in New Delhi.

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MOVE TOWARDS ETHICAL INVESTMENT IN INDIA

New Delhi, June 14: Interest free banking in India is a viable proposition as it would enable a sizeable section of Muslim society to interact with and benefit from the banking system in the county.

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LECTURE ON ISLAM IN MEDIA

Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi organized a lecture on "Islam in Media" at its headquarters. Syed Liyaquat Husain, Senior Editor, Arab News, Jeddah, (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, spoke on the said topic. His lecture was followed by live discussion in which many senior journalist and academician participated. This programme was chaired by Dr M.Manzoor Alam, the chairman of the IOS . While Mr AU Asif conducted this programme.

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THE STATUS OF GOVERNMENT FUNDED/AIDED MINORITIES EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

A brainstorming discussion on "The Status of Government Funded/Aided Minority Educational Institutions", organized by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) was held on March 28,2008 at the Constitution Club's Deputy Chairman Hall. Presided over by former Gujarat High Court judge A S Quraishi, it was conducted by Supreme Court lawyer Mushtaq Ahmed Alig, who, laconically, put forth the background and the perspective of this inter-active brain-storming discussion.

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Talk on Dialogue Among Civilizations an Arab Perspective

New Delhi, March 14: The need for dialogue among civilisations has increased in the troubled 21st century, said Mr Sadeq Jawad Sulaiman, a thinker from Oman. Mr Sulaiman, who had been ambassador of his country to the US and Iran, was speaking at the headquarters of Institute of Objective Studies here today.

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GLOBAL MINORITIES MEET

New Delhi, March 9: Jointly organised by South Asian Council of Minorities and Institute of Objective Studies, the conference attracted participants from Britain, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Prof. K. Hampton of Britain’s School of Law and Social Sciences said issues of minorities was a global concern. People working for minorities rights should exchange ideas and experiences with people working in this field in different parts of the world. Uganda’s Fredrik Mosisi, Bangladesh’s Misbah Kamal and Sri Lanka’s Raza Yahya spoke on problems confronted by their communities. Mr Hasanul Haque of Bangladesh observed there was little change in the situation of minorities in the sub-continent.

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IOS DISCUSSION ON INSECURITY OF MINORITIES AND EFFICACY OF LAW

New Delhi, Jan. 19: A sense of insecurity in any section of society has the capability to jeopardise peace, prosperity and stability of a country. It is time to create an environment in which people could live without fear. This was the view of speakers of a discussion on "Issues of Insecurity of Minorities and Efficacy of Law" here at India International Centre. The programme was organised by Institute of Objective Studies. The participants also discussed as to how to make the law more efficient.

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IOS CONFERENCE ON “POWER OF PEACE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD”

“Peace is still a force to reckon with.” This was the impression one took at the two-day conference on “Power of Peace in a Globalising World” held on November 3-4, 2007 at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi under the aegis of the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS).

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Resolution of IOS Peace Conference

Power of Peace in the first instance may be taken as a concept and value in mind and heart. The conference urges upon the concerned people to start to work on philosophical and applicant aspects of the concept of Peace both on personal and group levels and its need in the present globalizing world. The Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi should work as a nodal agency in operationalisation of the scheme.

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Ground Prepared For Participatory Banking

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari said that “participatory banking” practices had been prevalent in the country since ancient times. Quoting the 11th century globe-trotter al-Biruni he said in India there was a revulsion against usury at that time.

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Participatory Banking for All: A Business Proposition

New Delhi, September 1: The Government of India is prepared to consider the introduction of participatory banking, also known as Islamic banking, with "an open heart and mind", Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan said here today.

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MILLI COUNCIL DELIBERATES ON INSECURITY AMONG MUSLIMS

New Delhi, August 18: Former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh said here today that government should move quickly to act on the recommendations of the Sachar Committee report and the subsequent Rangnath Mishra Commission report to remove the economic backwardness of Muslims. Mr Singh was speaking at the national convention of All India Milli Council organised to discuss the "Feeling of Insecurity Among Muslims: Its Probable Implications and Solutions." He also demanded prosecution of Mumbai riots organisers as indicated in the Srikrishna report.

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IOS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT A GLANCE

The main objective of the lOS Lifetime Achievement Award is to identify and publicly honour individuals/institutions/NGOs which have rendered an invaluable service to national life regardless ofthe distinctions of caste, class or creed, and whose dedicated contributions have touched, directly or indirectly,the lives of large numbers of people in the country.

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أضواء على جائزة الإنجاز مدى الحياة لمعهد الدراسات الموضوعية منذ 2007م.

 الهدف الرئيسي لجائزة مدى الحياة لمعهد الدراسات الموضوعية يتمثل في تحديد وتكريم شعبي للأشخاص والمؤسسات والمنظمات الغير الحكومية التي أدت خدمات قيمة للحياة الوطنية بصرف النظر عن اعتبارات أخرى مثل الفئة والطبقة والعقيدة والتي أثرت مساهماتها الجادة إيجابا على عدد واسع من حياة سكان البلاد بشكل مباشر أو غير مباشر.

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NEED FOR A NEW PARADIGM IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT

New Delhi, March 17: “The Qur’anic injunction of repelling evil with the good is the essence of Islamic ethics”, observed Prof. Ibrahim E.I. Moosa of the Duke University, Durham NC, USA, while speaking on relevance of Islamic ethics at the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) here today.

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Lecture on Uniform Civil Code and Group Rights

New Delhi, February 26: A Uniform Civil Code, once it is legislated, cannot be imposed on sections of society or communities which don’t agree to it, Justice AS Qureshi, retired judge of Gujarat High Court said here today.

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Lecture on Employment Opportunities for Muslims in Private Corporate Sector

New Delhi, Feb. 8: “If the government provides Muslims with loans and incentives, and gives them subsidies, their economic conditions could be improved, as majority of Muslims are associated with cottage or small-scale industries”, observed Dr MY Khan, a former director of the Reserve Bank of India. He was speaking on “Employment Opportunities for Muslims in Private Corporate Sector” at IOS (Institute of Objective Studies) headquarters on February 7. He said Muslim youths found better job opportunities in multi-national corporations (MNCs) and private companies run on the basis of modern management. And they had been using them.

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SEMINAR ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION OF MUSLIMS

New Delhi, January 20: “The government should make sincere efforts to empower Muslims through affirmative action like providing them with incentives, loans, and subsidies,” observed Dr K. Rajiv here today. Dr Rajiv, who is a visiting professor at Jodhpur University, was speaking at a day-long seminar on “Socio-Economic Deprivation of Muslims: Search for Action and Strategy” at India Islamic Cultural Centre. The seminar was organised by New Delhi-based Institute of Objective Studies. Mr Rajiv said Muslims should launch cooperative societies to produce a range of consumer products and the women of the community be part of such ventures. He urged Muslims to raise their voice and fight for their rights without a sense of guilt.

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REPORT ON “POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON SACHAR COMMITTEE REPORT”

A Power Point Presentation on “Sachar Committee Report” was held at the Institute of Objective Studies on December 18,2006. Using power-point slides, Dr Ausaf Ahmed, Former Head of Special Assignment, IDB,Jeddah  discussed the Sachar Committee Report in detail.

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K RAHMAN KHAN RELEASES URDU QUARTERLY

New Delhi, September 23: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson K Rahman Khan released an Urdu journal Mutalaat residence in New Delhi on September 22.

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INDO-ARAB MEET RESOLVES TO STRENGTHEN TIES

New Delhi, November 14: The largest ever Indo-Arab conference convened on private initiative ended here this week after two days of brainstorming on how to boost mutual business, trade, cultural and people-to-people relations.

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Two-Day International Conference on Indo-Arab Relation (Nov. 13-14, 2006)

Respected Hon’ble Justice A. M Ahmadi, Hon’ble Mr P. Chidambaram, Hon’ble Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, Hon’ble Mrs. Sheila Dikhsit, Hon’ble Shaikh Yusuf Jasim Al-Hijji, Dr. Abdulelah Almoayyad, Mr. S.P Shukla distinguished delegates from the Arab world, honourable members of the press, dear friends and colleagues...

 

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Symposium on Lebanon

New Delhi, August 1: Eminent columnist Praful Bidwai has expressed concern over the breach of discipline by some army officers who had publicly criticised the Lok Sabha’s condemnation of Israeli bombing of Lebanon.

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Milli Council’s Call to the Millat and the Nation On the occasion of National Convention on Empowerment of Muslims through the Constitution of India July 24, 2006 At Talkatora Stadium New Delhi ByDr Mohammed Manzoor Alam General Secretary, All India Milli Council

Thanks to Allah for providing us an opportunity to gather here with respect to relations by dint of his Kalmah and make Kalmah and the issues of the millat as well as situation and difficulties the topic for discussion. We also pay gratitude to Him for the blessing that he granted in form of M’arfat-e-Rab and service to Ummah.
 

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS By Justice A. M. Ahmadi Former Chief Justice of India On the occasion of National Convention On Empowerment of Muslims through the Constitution of India July 24, 2006 At Talkatora Stadium New Delhi ALL INDIA MILLI COUNCIL, NEW DELHI

Let me begin by congratulating the office bearers of the organizers for hosting this Convention on ‘Empowerment of Muslims in India through the Constitution’.  The selection of this topic has two significant aspects (i) the recognition of the need for empowerment and (ii) the modus, namely, to achieve it through constitutional means.  Very often a question is posed whether there is any need for minority protection rights.  The answer to my mind is in the affirmative.  It is common experience that minorities are often subjected to repression and their rights have been a major geopolitical issue.  Such fears have manifested themselves in our country in recent times during the regime of the previous government.  

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Report LECTURE ON STOCK EXCHANGE IN ISLAMIC FRAMEWORK

New Delhi, Aug. 12: Former Director of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Dr MY Khan said it was possible to establish an Islamic stock exchange while shedding light on how an Islamic stock exchange could be operated once launched. Dr Khan was speaking in a lecture organised by New Delhi-based research NGO Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) at its headquarters today.

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Lecture on Economic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad by Ausaf Ahmad

Dr Ausaf Ahmad, a renowned economist, delivered a lecture on Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) economic teachings at Institute of Objective Studies’ (IOS) headquarters in New Delhi on June 11. Quoting Prophet’s sayings and events from his life, Dr Ahmad concluded that brotherhood and justice formed the bedrock of his economic policy.

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Lecture Series On Indian Constitution Affirmative Action under Articles 15(4)& 16(4) and Minorities

In the lecture series on Indian constitution’ being organized by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), a lecture titled “Affirmative Action under Article 15(4) & 16(4) and Minorities “ was held at Indian Law Institute on 13th May 2006 at 5:30 p.m. Mr. P.P.Rao a senior and renowned advocate delivered the lecture. Hon’ble Mr. Justice B.N.Srikrishna, judge, Supreme Court of India, presided over the proceedings. Mr Mushtaq Ahmad, Advocate, who is convenor of Law Committee of the Institute, convened this programme. Many prominent academicians and lawyers attended this programme; prominent among them was Mr. Dilbaugh Singh senior advocate and the Vice-President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

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PRESTIGIOUS IOS BOOK 100 GREAT MUSLIM LEADERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY RELEASED

New Delhi, April 14: “People living in a plural society have to learn to accommodate each other by accepting their distinctive identities”, former prime minister V.P. Singh said today. He was releasing a book called 100 Great Muslim Leaders of the 20th Century at the India International Centre.

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The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (Amenedment) Act, 2006 Lecture by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad, Adv.

New Delhi, March 23: The recent amendment to the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004 has given the law more teeth. Minority educational institutions can now be affiliated to any of the national or state universities.

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Lively Lecture on American Muslims

New Delhi, March 29: The tragic events of September 11 have accelerated the learning process of American Muslims, an American scholar associated with the Georgetown University (Washington), Dr Zahid Bukhari, said here today.

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A brief report of the Lecture on ‘The constitution, Minorities and the Judiciary’

The “minority character” of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is legally and constitutionally sanctioned and cannot possibly be done away with by any means, eminent law professor and registrar of AMU Dr Faizan Mustafa said here today.

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Seminar on “Crisis Looming at the United Nations: Causes and Possible Solutions”

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, the Institute of Objective Studies and the Association of Indian Africanists jointly organized a seminar on Crisis Looming at the United Nations: Causes and Possible Solutions, on the 7th of December 2005 at the India International Center. The participants of the seminar were Members of the Parliament, Leaders of Political Parties, Ambassadors and High Commissioners of various diplomatic missions, representatives of international agencies, civil societies, scholars, and media personalities. A whole range of problems, causes and the possible solutions were thoroughly discussed at the seminar. Some of the issues raised at the occasion include, the UN has failed to meet the expectations of billions of people in the world. The unnecessary intervention of select developed nations like USA has contributed to its failure to face up to the challenges confronting it throughout the globe. The participants strongly condemned such unlawful interference of the developed nations in the day-to-day affairs of the UN. The discussants agreed that some of the nations (e.g., Palestine, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Zimbabwe, and Western Sahara) have been victimized by injustice and unfavourable verdict of UN. The participants were of the opinion that unless the Security Council is restructured in a more representative manner, it should be done away altogether by giving the mandate for the General Assembly.

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Report on Lecture on "Reservation for Muslims": Need and Constitutional Rationale.

Report on Lecture on "Reservation for Muslims": Need and Constitutional Rationale.

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PROF. YASIN MAZHAR SIDDIQUI BAGS 5TH SHAH WALIULLAH AWARD

New Delhi, September 24, 2005: Prof. Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui of the Aligarh Muslim University was awarded the prestigious Shah Waliullah Award at a function at the Engineering College auditorium of Jamia Millia Islamia here today. The award carries a memento, a citation and a cheque of Rs 100,000.

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"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 3rd Day Joint Session

"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 3rd Day Joint Session

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"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 3rd Day Valedictory Session

"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 3rd Day Valedictory Session

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INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Panel Discussion

INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Panel Discussion

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INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Business Session

INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Business Session

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"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Business Session

"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Business Session

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"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Parallel Session

"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Parallel Session

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"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Parallel Session

"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Parallel Session

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"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Joint Session

"INTER-CIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE IN A GLOBALISING WORLD" 2nd Day Joint Session

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International Conference

Inter-Civilisational Dialogue in A Globalising World

 

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Welcome Address By Dr M. Manzoor Alam At the Inaugural Session of the Conference "Inter-Civilisational Dialogue in a Globalising World" organised by the Institute of Objective Studies

Mr. Chairman, honourable Justice A. M. Ahmadi, Mr. Shivraj Patil, Minister for Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Dr. Abdullah Omer Nasseef, Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Adel A. Al-Falah, Archbishop Dr. Vincent Concessao, Your Excellencies, delegates from various parts of the country and abroad, representatives of the media, ladies and gentleman, I feel honoured, priviledged and humbled to welcome you to this august gathering in the capital of India, which is one of the world’s most ancient and dynamic civilisations and a perfect example of multi-culturalism.

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BETWEEN FORCE AND PERSUASION Keynote Address by Dr Anwar iBRAHIM At the Inaugural Session of the Conference "Inter Civilisational Dialogue in a Globalising World" organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi

It is an immense pleasure for me to speak at this conference. “Inter-Civilisational Dialogue”, especially after September 11, is a mighty discourse. But it is also a subject very close to my heart, even long before the tragic event. Dialogue among civilizations, for our world today, is a global imperative. We live in one global village and interconnected village. All living civilizations are crammed into this village. So, we cannot talk to one another. Nor can we talk down to one another. We must talk to one another and we must talk as equal.

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Resolutions 3-Day international conference on Inter-Civilisational Dialogue IN A GLOBALISING WORLD

An international conference on “Inter-Civilisational Dialogue in a Globalising World” organised in New Delhi under the auspices of the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi on 8-10 April, 2005 sought to highlight the imperative of inter-religious, inter-cultural and inter-civilisational dialogue and cooperation in the context of a rapidly globalising world. It noted that the process of globalising has brought into relief the scale and ramifications of political, social and ethnic conflicts across the world and their horrifying consequences. At the same time, globalisation has also afforded, thanks to the incredible advances in information and communication technologies, enormous opportunities and prospects for interaction, exchange and cooperation  among different peoples, cultures and civilisations.

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Message from Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, President AICC

Iam happy to learn that the Institute of Objective Studies is organizing a three day international conference on "Inter-Civilisation dialogue in Globalizing World" in New Delhi from April 8 to 10th, 2005

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Message from the Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister is happy to know that the Institute Of Objective Studies is organizing an international conference on "Inter Civilisational Dialogue" in a globalizing

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Report on Felicitation Ceremony To honour Dr Shakeel Ahmed Minister of State for Communications and IT held on June 23,2004 at India International Centre,(Annexe), New Delhi

Institute of Objective Studies and Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists felicitated Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, on his assumption as the Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, on 23.6.2004. The programme was organised at India International Centre. A large number of prominent people from all walks of life attended the programme.

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Book Release Function (March 9, 2004) Speech delivered by Janab Saiyid Hamid, Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

One could hardly think of more significant and fruitful collaboration for a good cause when the one forged between the Institute of Objective Studies and the Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists on the theme "The Empowerment of Muslims in India". The go ahead was given by a convention on the subject held in November 1998 at Patna.

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IOS holds book release function on ‘Empowerment of Indian Muslims’

It was a pleasant surprise for people from academia and intelligentsia to witness a gathering of around 400 people at a three-day seminar of Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists and Institute of Objective Studies at Patna in November 1998. The academic gathering resulted in another academic activity; the academia’s offered to come out with research-based books on empowerment of Muslims in various domains across the country. The seminar finally bore fruit this week when IOS came out with two books out of an 11-volume series on empowerment. Amid an intellectual congregation from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Jamia Hamdard at Constitution Club in New Delhi. Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) and Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists (IAMSS) New Delhi held a function to release these two books on the subject at Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, on 9 March 2004.

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Speech delivered by Mrs Sheila Dixit on the occasion of Book Release Function

Dr Manzoor Alam is a very eminent scholar. Besides, his eminence as a scholar, he is like a dear brother to me. I could not, therefore, resist the temptation of participating in this function to release two very important books which are part of the series of books which the Institute keeps publishing in the interest of the community. More importantly, these books draw the attention of all of us, whether in government or out of government, indeed, of the society as a whole to the aspirations, the problems and struggles of the Muslim community to get the place which it needs to have and ought to have, in the context of Indian civil society.

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‘Islam stands on justice and non-violence’ -- Prof. Mohd. Nejatullah Siddiqui

During the 17th Annual Meetings of the Governing Council (G.C.) and General Assembly (G.A.) of the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi – 25 (which were held on 2nd and 3rd August, 2003 respectively at its Headquarters) a lecture was organised by the Institute, as per past practice, on 3rd August, 2003. 

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A Lecture on Recent Supreme Court Observations regarding the Uniform Civil Code

A lecture on the Recent Supreme Court Observations regarding the Uniform Civil Code was organised by the Institute Of Objective Studies (IOS) at its Headquarters (New Delhi) on August 09,2003 at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Anoop G. Chaudhari, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India delivered his lecture on the topic.

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Report of the ceremony of the third Shah Waliullah Award-2001 held on May 19,2003 at Hamdard Convention Centre Jamia Hamdard New Delhi

The third Shah Waliullah Award was conferred on Prof. Nijatullah Siddiqi, a pioneering expert on Islamic economics, in a befitting ceremony held on 19.5.2003 at Hamdard Convention Centre, Hamdard University, New Delhi. The award is given annually to a scholarly person who has made outstanding contribution to knowledge. The first and second awards were conferred on Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi and Qazi Mujahidul Islam Qasmi respectively.

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Report On The National Seminar on ‘Fostering Inter-Community Linkages in India’

This Seminar was a 3-day National Seminar and it was held from 28th to 30th March, 2003 at Hamdard Convention Centre, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi.  The seminar was organized by the Institute of Objective Studies in collaboration with Hamdard University, New Delhi.

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Welcome Address by Dr. Mohd. Manzoor Alam (Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi) in National Seminar of "Fostering Inter-Community Linkages in India"

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the pleasure to welcome you here to this three-day seminar on 'Fostering Inter-Community Linkages in India'. Ladies and gentlemen,

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Key-note Address "FOSTERING INTER-COMMUNITY LINKAGES IN INDIA" Professor A. R. Momin University of Mumbai

We are passing through distressing times, both at home and globally. The tidal waves of hatred, disharmony and aggressiveness are threatening to drown our little islands of sanity, harmony and peaceful coexistence. The US-led invasion of Iraq has not only betrayed the hegemonic and imperialist designs of the United States but has also exposed the fragility of the United Nations and the utter helplessness of the international community. Nearer home, the forces of divisiveness and totalitarianism seem to be surging forward, casting an ominous shadow over the fabric of our civilization, over our centuries-old legacy of peaceful coexistence and communal harmony.

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The think tank, Institute of Objective Studies and Jamia Hamdard, adopted a 7-point resolution in the presence of Mr. I. K. Gujral

The think tank, Institute of Objective Studies and Jamia Hamdard, adopted a 7-point resolution in the presence of Mr. I. K. Gujral and about 300 other participants from the different parts of the country.  The resolutions are as under: 

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Report On The National Seminar on ‘American Attack on Iraq’ (21st March 2003)

The Institute of Objective Studies organised a 1-day national seminar on ‘American Attack on Iraq’, jointly with Association of Indian Africanist held on 21st March 2003, at India International Centre, New Delhi.

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"Issues and Problems of Muslims in India and the United States" A brief report of interactive meeting held with Dr Kaleem Khwaja a US based intellectual at IOS New Delhi

An interactive meeting with Dr Kaleem Khwaja, a US based intellectual was held on January 6,2003 at IOS New Delhi. In this meeting representatives of different IOS associate bodies, and leading academicians were present.

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 2002

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 2002

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 2001

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 2001

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أضواء على جائزة الإمام ولي الله الدهلوي لمعهد الدراسات الموضوعية منذ 1999م.

بهدف تخليد خدمات جليلة للإمام ولي الله الدهلوي ونشر القيم الإسلامية أنشأ معهد الدراسات الموضوعية جائزة توصف بـ "جائزة الإمام ولي الله"، يتم من خلال تفويضها تكريم أبرز الباحثين الهنود الذين قاموا بأعمال مميزة في العلوم الاجتماعية والإنسانية والدراسات الإسلامية. وتتمثل الجائزة في مبلغ مالي قدره مائة ألف روبية هندية ودرع تذكاري والشّال (قطعة قماش نفيس أبيض توضع على المنكبين وتلفّ على الصدر) وشهادة الإشادة والثناء المحتوية على أهم المنجزات. ويتم تفويض الجائزة إلى أفضل الباحثين للسنة.

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INSTITUTE OF OBJECTIVE STUDIES, NEW DELHI Shah Waliullah Award at a Glance

To commemorate the outstanding services of Hazrat Shah Waliullah and to promote the Islamic values, the Institute of Objective Studies instituted an Award known as “Shah Waliullah Award” to honour eminent scholars who have done outstanding work in Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Islamic Studies. The Award is in the form of a cash of one Lakh rupees, Memento, shawl and a scroll of honour containing citation which is given annually to the best scholar of the year.

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 2000

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 2000

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1999

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1999

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1999

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1999

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1998

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1998

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1998

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1998

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1997

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1997

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1997

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1997

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1996

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1996

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1996

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1996

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1995

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1995

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1995

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1995

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1994

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1994

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1994

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1994

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Article 138(b) and 143 of Indian Constitution Sham e Muzakarah by Mushtaq Ahmad, Adv.

NEW DELHI, January 9: The Constitution of India is one of the greatest constitutions of the world as it embodies all the features of the International Bill of Rights, former solicitor general of India Harish Salve observed here last evening at the India International Centre.

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1993

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1993

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1993

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1993

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1992

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1992

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1992

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1992

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Pressing Issues Before the Nation

IOS has adopted diverse types of programmes to further its objects. The special programmes of the IOS include seminars, workshops, symposia, lectures, orientation programme, discussions, Sham-e-Muzakarah (an evening for deliberations), etc. These programmes have proved efficacious in raising so far neglected issues as well as formulation of appropriate responses to some burning issues being faced by the country in general and Muslims in particular.

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1991

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1991

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Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1991

Discussions, Lectures and Sham-e-Muzakarah (Monthly Lecture/Discussion) Programmes in 1991

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1990

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1990

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1989

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes 1989

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes in 1988

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes in 1988
 

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Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes in 1987

Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Orientation Programmes in 1987

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