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  • ISLAMIC VOICE, November 2015 1In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    32 Pages Rs. 20 Bengaluru English MonthlyNovember 2015 Vol. 28-11 No. 347 Muharram/Safar 1437 H

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    Restoring World Kindness

    Largest Inter-Religious Gathering

    Over 10,000 participants from 80

    nations and 50 faiths, gathered in Salt Lake

    City for the Parliament of World Religions,

    2015, covering issues, from ending war, to countering

    extremism with acts of compassion.

    Thousands of people from around the world gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah last month, for the opening ceremonies of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions.Welcome, welcome, welcome, said Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions to thunderous applause from the audience.With the permission of the great indigenous people of this land, with love in my heart and compassion in my mind and with smiles on our faces to reclaim the heart of our humanity, I declare the sixth Parliament of the Worlds Religions open.The inspirational evening of

    prayers and reflections from faith leaders and dignitaries began with a Grand Procession led by the indigenous nations of Utah and the Grand Basin to the pulsating beat of a tribal drum circle. This is our time, the world is coming closer in the global village. Lets bring hearts and minds together and closer. That is the interfaith movement. Our actions speak louder even if the media has difficulty hearing them.Just last week, hate-mongers demonstrated in 20 cities across America against the Muslim

    community, he added. Who outnumbered them? People of faith, people of love, people of interfaith. That is interfaith. The Parliament has been ahead of its time, always inclusive, always encouraging the understanding of the other, always humanizing

    the other, always welcoming the other. Imam Mujahid also noted that there were only few female speakers at the first Parliament in Chicago in 1893."In this Parliament, the majority of speakers are women speakers," he said to loud applause from the audience.Ten thousand people from over 80 countries and 50 different religious and spiritual traditions gathered in Salt Lake City for the Parliament, making it the worlds largest inter-religious gathering.The convention themed, Reclaiming the Heart of Our

    Humanity, was filled with programs and conversations on climate change and creation care, war, violence and hate speech, and economic inequality and wasteful living.The Governor of Utah, Gary

    UEF Trade Summit in ChennaiBy A Staff Writer

    Chennai: The United Economic Forum will hold its UEF Trade Summit on November 14 and 15 in Chennai. The summit will be held in Hotel ITC Grand Chola. Mr. Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir will be the chief guest and Dr. Haseeb Drabu, the Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and economic advisor to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will be among the prominent speakers.In a press release, Dr. Kamal Sheriff, vice president of the UEF, said the summit is expected to be attended by about 600 delegates and several exhibitors will be setting up their stalls at the Trade Fair being held simultaneously.Prominent businessmen and entrepreneurs will speak on topics like Minority Community Status and Contribution in India and Tamilnadu, Approach towards achieving Rs. 10,000 crore enhancement by UEF, Emerging Business Opportunities in TN-Make in Tamilnadu, Successful Indian Entrepreneurs Overseas, Real Estate: Building the Nation and its Fruits, Retail Industry: The Growth Wave, Leather Industry: Opportunities in India, Woman Entrepreneurs: Shrinking the Glass Ceiling,

    Energy and Infrastructure, Healthcare opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Government of India support Schemes for Minority Entrepreneurs, Islamic Banking and Finance as catalysts for building IndiaRBIs Perspective etc.Prominent speakers would include Adil Zainulbhai, President Quality Council of India (formerly McKinsey India chief); Mr. Ahmed R. Buhari, CEO, Coal & Oil Group LLC; Dr. Habil Khorakiwala, Chairman, Wockhardt Ltd; Mr. Irfan Razack,

    Chairman, Prestige Group, Bangalore; Mr. M. A. Yusufalli, Chairman, Lulu Group, Dubai; Mr. M. Rafeeq Ahmed, Chairman, Farida Group, Chennai; Mr. A. R. Rahman, Musician, Chennai; Dr. Yusuf K. Hamied, Chairman, Cipla Ltd; Irfan Abdul Razak Allana, Chairman, Allanasons; Dr. J. Sadakkadulla, Regional Chairman, RBI, for Punjan, Haryana, Himachal region; Gholamreza Ansari, Iranian

  • ISLAMIC VOICE, November 2015 2updateBibi Ayesha Milli Hospital


    The Hospital is committed to providing cost effective healthcare

    and is staffed with nearly 30 personnel.

    Anti-Socials Upload Scary Videos on Social Media

    Bid to Rouse Communal Passions

    By A Staff Writer

    Bhatkal: Anti-social elements in the coastal districts of Karnataka are upto new mischief every time. On Sunday, October 4, someone from among the communal elements uploaded a message on Whatsapp showing the corpse of a police personnel in the middle of a road following a traffic mishap in Bhatkal. The accompanying message informed the social media users that the corpse belonged to a cop who was crushed under the wheels while rescuing animals from a van being driven by a Muslim driver taking them for slaughter.The photo and the message created sensation in Bhatkal and surrounding places as the entire area has been under the throes of virulent and mischievous campaign being led by the Sangh Parivar outfits for several years. They had been fanning hatred against minority communities and other marginalized groups and accusing them of engaging in cow slaughter, love jihad, desecration of others places of worship and all such activities without any evidence. As the messages and news spread,

    it was bound to create sensation and calls began to pour in the office Sahil Online, a news portal in Bhatkal which had been in the forefront of providing credible news and information from the small and otherwise peaceful town.Several reporters from newspapers in Udupi and Mangaluru also contacted the Sahil office for confirmation of the report and expressed surprise as to how such calumnious information and inciting photographs could be circulated on social media. The first call came from a Udupi based TV

    channel indicating that the source of mischief was located in the town.It was later revealed that the video clip had been transposed from a Hindi newspaper website in Uttar Pradeshs Saharanpur town to the social media with inflammatory information added locally. Undoubtedly, the message was clearly aimed at inflaming religious passions and provoking violence. Later, Prashanth Naik, Circle Inspector of the Police, Bhatkal confirmed that someone

    had taken the picture from the Hindi newspaper website from Saharanpur and uploaded it on the whatsapp to stoke communal passion in the town. It may be noted that the police officer from UP had been killed in a traffic accident on September 21.The local Majlis Islah o Tanzeem which initially decided to register an FIR against attempt by an unknown element with the malicious attention to incite communal passions, had not done so till October 16. Its general secretary Althaf Kharuri told Islamic Voice over phone

    that the Majlis had verbally conveyed its concern to the Deputy Commissioner of the North Canara district. It is the second instance of such an attempt being made by communal elements. Another inciting videoclip of a running bull on a roof had been uploaded three days before Eidul Azha with information that some elements were chasing a bull for slaughter, although the location showed in the video had no relevance to Bhatkal town. n

    Communal forces are upto new mischief over social media in coastal districts

    Rs. 1000 for the dialysis centre. Mesco President Abdul Qadir Sait donated Rs. 6 lakh for the renovation of the hospital. Dr. Matheen said the HBS Charitable Hospital in Bengaluru provides free dialysis to 50 patients everyday. He said several persons have come forward to donate money for the purpose, without revealing their names.The 30-bed Hospital was renovated and restructured at a cost of Rs. one crore. It was commissioned here in 1999

    when the Milli Council held its preliminary meeting. The hospital building was constructed on waqf property belonging to Hazrath Afzal Shah Makan on the road leading to Bengaluru. The Hospital is committed to providing cost effective healthcare and is staffed with nearly 30 personnel. n

    By A Staff Writer Mysuru: The Bibi Ayesha Hospital here was reopened here on October 11 after restructuring and change of management. Dr. Taha Matheen who is the managing trustee of the HBS Charitable Hospital will h e n c e f o r t h manage the hospital which u n d e r w e n t r e s t r u c t u r i n g during the recent months.Janab Mufti Ashraf Ali of Madrasa Sabeelur Rashad, Bengaluru inaugurated the renovated hospital. Mohamed Yousuff, Chairman, Karnataka Board of Awkafs announced funding free dialysis for 30 patients in the hospital. Karnataka Minister Srinivasa Prasad promised a lifelong monthly contribution of

    Bibi Ayesha Milli Hospital, Mysore

  • ISLAMIC VOICE, November 2015 3COMMuNItY INItIatIVe

    Young Girls Set Up A CollegeTwo girls from Kadaba village set up a degree college to allow hundreds of rural students fulfill

    dreams of higher education.

    Athoor villages in Puttur, about 100 kilometres east of Mangaluru. Not merely the rooms, they even shared concern over high dropout rate among high school students in their villages and lack of opportunities for education

    beyond Pre University stage. They decided to set up a tutorial institute for coaching in the village soon after they returned there after completion of studies.The idea bore fruit as a kind-hearted property owner from the village, Sundar Gowda offered them his building to start the proposed institute. He even waived off the rent for the initial three months. They began the work earnestly with word of mouth bringing a lot of students. The duo took up teaching with other women degree-holders

    also offering services voluntarily. Initially it was merely coaching students for preparation for SSLC and PUC exams and was named AMS College, joining initials of

    their mothers name. But soon they realized that the village held immense potential for a degree college as the nearest degree college was

    By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj

    Just imagine two fresh graduates from a college setting up a degree college of their own! It may sound incredible! But here is the duo running a full-

    fledged college in Kadaba village of South Canara district which will be sending its first batch of students for final year degree exams next May. The college which started out as a tutorial institute in 2012 for dropouts, has 180 students on its rolls today.Samira K.A. and Fouziya B.S. were hostel mates in Mangalore University in 2012 while pursuing their Masters. Samira was doing MA in Political Science while Fouziya was going MA in Kannada. They hailed from middle class families in Kadaba and

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    in Uppinagadi, 30 kms away. Distance from the village kept the students, especially the girls, from pursuing their dream of higher

    Fouziya B.S. and Samira K.A.

  • ISLAMIC VOICE, November 2015 4SOCIetY & HuMaNItY Cataract Free Hyderabad

    ambassador to India; Dato Shaik Aqmal Allauddin, Managing director, ONE BPO.The United Economic Forum was set up in Chennai by Dr. B. S. Abdul Rahman in 1979 to bring together businessmen, industrialists and young entrepreneurs, professionals and intellectuals. It is currently headed by Mr. Ahmed A. R. Buhari, founder President of C&O Group, the second largest importer of coal

    in India. He has set up the 1,200 MW integrated power plant with a capital outlay of approximately US $ 1.3 billion. It will soon be expanding its capacity to 1,600 MW by investing another US $ 2 billion.Participation fee is Rs. 6,000 for non-member and Rs. 5,000 for members. More details can be had from or Ph: 044-28270104 / 204. n

    UEF Trade Summit ...Page 1

    Page 3 Young Girls College Though there were many who doubted their (Samira and Fouziyas) capacity to run the college, some of the village elders encouraged them to go ahead with their plan to set up a degree college. Lo and behold! The next June saw Aims Degree College opening its portals in Kadaba village. They could enroll ten students initially. Some effort resulted in even Mangalore University giving the college recognition.Subsequent years saw the trickle becoming a torrent. They named it Aims Degree College. It admits both boys and girls, Muslims and non-Muslims. Samira told Islamic Voice over phone that students from all communities are welcome. But medium of instructions is English, although the lecturers are directed to explain the concept in Kannada too. Most Muslim families belong to Beary community, for whom Beary language is the mother tongue but generally receive school education through Kannada medium.The Aims College currently offers BA and B.Com courses and provides coaching for SSLC and PUC. Samira has pulled in her

    sister Sajida too, who is pursuing her M.Sc from Karnataka State Open University after her B.Sc and MA courses.Samira, who is the Principal of the College, says several girls from poor families are not able to pay their tuition fee which has to be compensated from donations. With nine rooms, two office rooms and a library, Aims College employs 16 teachers, 12 of them being women. Samira informs that Aims First Grade College has applied for government land for constructing the college building but there are issues to be resolved before it is allotted.The young girls who are in their mid-20s, are confident that they would overcome all the hassles. They say they have risen from humble origin but have the capacity to offset this with their passion and drive.They can be contacted at Aims First Grade College, Kadaba, Puttur taluk, D.K. Dist., Karnataka, PIN: 574221, College Ph: 08251-260299, Samira K. A., Cell: 99005-49055, Fouziya B.S., Cell: 84968-97055. Email:, website: n

    Hyderabad: Nabila Begum and Ghulam Dastagir, from the Indo-US Eye Hospital - run by the US based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), in collaboration with their sister organization, Sahayta Trust, are trained paramedics deeply concerned with improving the health of the poor suburbs of Hafiz Baba Nagar in the City of the Nizams.They are part of the team for the Hospital Based Community Eye Health Project whose goal is to improve eye health and conduct screenings for cataract, diabetes, and other health ailments. Here in Hafiz Baba Nagar, with a population of 1,45 ,000 people, 90% of the people live below the poverty line. Many have never been to a doctor and are unaware of the government health service...