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August 2006
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Networking for a Cause

With a strong team of 1600 members, the Bihar Anjuman is a virtual group involved in welfare activities from Anti-dowry Movements to Coaching Centres in villages.

The Muslim community has many people whose individual contributions are great, but barring few, there are very few instances of collective effort for socio-economic upliftment of Indian Muslims in general and Bihar in particular.

With the sole intention of bringing all Muslims together under one roof for a common cause, the idea of Bihar Anjuman ( as a virtual group was conceived.

Bihar Anjuman was established on June 14, 2004 with the sole intention of serving the community members in whatever small way it could. In a very short span of time, it spread its wing across the globe. It has been extremely successful in attracting the attention of all and it now has a team of 1600 members across the globe from all types of professional backgrounds who are more than willing to contribute their bit either through financial support, intellectual suggestions or by doing field work.

Since majority of the members are scattered, it has been unable to take the shape of physical form yet, but it will soon be registered as a non-governmental, not-for-profit organi-sation whose sole intention would be to work towards communal harmony, peace, prosperity and upliftment of the community. For more information contact: shakeeluae or shabihashmi

IDB Scholarship Programme

The Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah (IDB), in pursuance of its policy of helping students belonging to Muslim Community around the world, is pleased to announce 120 Scholarships (for students from the Muslim Community of India studying in a recognised University/College within the country). The Scholarship is for the meritorious but financially weak and needy students who intend to seek admission in the academic year 2006-2007 in the First Year of

bachelors degree course in Medicine (including Unani and Ayurvedic), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Engineering (all branches including Computer and Communications), Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration and Accountancy. Please write for Application Forms (available Free of Charge) giving course details and the date of admission alongwith a self-addressed envelop of 25x11 cm size with postage stamps of Rs. 10/- affixed on it, to:

The Students Islamic Trust or Muslim Education Trust,
E-3, Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025.
Ph: 011 26929354, 55738725, 26927004, Fax: 26919076.

Application Form can also be downloaded from the website:

Vision 2025 Document

“Minorities in Karnataka-Vision 2025”- a document was released recently by chief minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy. The document has been formulated by a panel of experts comprising, D.J. Balaraj, IAS (Retd), former Developmet Commissioner, government of Karnataka and K. Nazeer Hussain (Retd) Director, Planning Department, government of Karnataka. For more details,

contact, Safdar Baig, Secretary,
Karnataka State Minorities Commission.
5th floor, Visveswaraya Main Tower,
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bangalore-560001. Ph: 22864204.

Hamdard Education Society

Award of Loan Scholarships for Brilliant Muslim Students.

Hamdard Education Society (HES), at the instance of late Mr Hakeem Abdul Hameed instituted in the year 1986, a Talent Search and Scholarship Scheme for bright Muslim students. The Scheme is being implemented ever since, under the over all direction of Mr Abdul Mueed, President, (HES). From 1986 till 2005, as many as 275 scholarships have been sanctioned and 138 book-grants given. Applications are now invited from students who intend to continue their education at least upto the academic year 2007-2008. The last date for receipt of application forms is September 16, 2006. For complete details, write to: Hamdard Education Society, Talimabad, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi-110062. Ph: 26045063, 26042064, 26042370.

Millat Directory 2006

The second edition of Millat Directory brought out by Bedaar-e-Millath Publications was recently released in Bangalore.

This updated version, Millat Directory 2006” contains relevant information about Muslim-managed organisations. The Directory also has for the first time included the names and telephone numbers of Imams and Khateebs. For copies contact, Bedaar-e-Millath Publications, No 17, Shah Sultan Complex, Cunningham Road, Bangalore-52. Ph: 41235244, 9448067369.

Indian Edition of Al Jumuah

Al Jumuah Islamic monthly magazine, having offices in U.S.A. , U.K. and Saudi Arabia is available in India on subscription basis at Rs.1500 per year and Rs. 2400 for two years. Interested brothers and sisters are requested to contact for their free sample copies.

Al Jumuah is also looking for  organization/institution/individuals to print and distribute Indian Edition of Al Jumuah in India. For more details, please contact Mr. Hussain Ahmad Siddiqui on Mob: 09415848548/09868419448. e-mail:

Reforming Prisoners-Join the Mission

Common people think of a jail as simply a lodging place. This is not correct. Jails are meant to reform those who have gone astray. Jail libraries exist, but usually the library books remain in the jail office or with the jail superintendent. The books do not reach the prisoners. The library should not be housed in the jail office. In addition to books, the libraries should subscribe to periodicals in Urdu, English and regional languages. I am making my humble efforts in this direction. In several jails there are prisoners who are innocent. I provide them books and magazines. Readers of Islamic Voice can send me the addresses of any innocent prisoners. I will forward books to them.

A.R. Ansari, Iqra Public Library, Mohalla: Jamund, Bhadohi-221401, Uttar Pradesh.

10 months –Crash Course in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Tajweed-ul-Quran, Islamic Fiqh and Arabic Language

For Graduates, Professionals and Employed BROTHERS

Class Timings: 7 am to 9 am (Mon-Sat)

Venue: Government Rahmania Urdu High School, Thimmaiah Road, Shivajinagar, Bangalore-560001.

Course under the guidance of renowned Islamic scholar and active Dawah worker

Maulana Syed Shabbir Ahmed Nadwi, Principal,
Jaamiatul Hasanain, Bangalore-5.

For application forms and more details,
Call: 9448522532/9448248842/9886293676,

Industrial Training in Computer Hardware

Corona Institute of Technology is providing Industrial Training in Computer Hardware and Networking. The trainees can have a job or start a new self employment venture with or without Bank finance. The training is given on a no loss no profit basis. The funding and development agencies may sponsor trainees. The actual expenses for such training shall be provided. We also help the trainees to obtain a placement or a Bank loan under the existing schemes of Central Govt. Interested NGOs may get in touch with for further details at: Corona Institute of Technology, Kabeer Plaza, Jetty Road, Alleppey. Ph: 0477 2238873 Mob. 9847080467

Karnataka State Board of Wakfs Scholarships

Applications in the prescribed format are invited from the poor and needy Muslim students of the Karnataka State seeking admission to professional courses such as B.E., B.Tech, M.B.B.S., B.U.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.D.S., B.V.Sc and A.H., B.Sc (Agr.), M.C.A. and M.B.A. Students taking up competitive examination for the Central and State Services like I.A.S, I.P.S, I.F.S and K.A.S may also apply for grant of scholarship in the prescribed form. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS GIVEN ONLY TO MALE STUDENTS. NON-KARNATAKA STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE .

The last date for receipt of applications in the office of the Karnataka State Board of Wakfs, Darul Awkaf, No- 6, Cunningham Road, Bangalore-560052 is 30-9-2006. To download applications: S. Tahsin Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Karnataka State Board of Wakfs

Scholarship to Technical Diploma Students by Wakf Board

The Karnataka State Board of Wakfs will be giving scholarships under the Central Wakf Council Scheme to poor and deserving Muslim students who have secured admission or who are undergoing technical diploma course in any trade in government-run Polytechnics. The Scholarship is available for both boys and girls of Karnataka State. Only candidates possessing 2 (B) income certificate issued by the Tahsildar are eligible. Interested candidates may send the applications on a plain paper along with passport size photograph and other documents on or before August 16, 2006 to the Board’s office at No. 6, Cunningham Road, Bangalore-560052. Ph: 22264594/22264595.

Al-Mahmood Education Trust/ Society

Al-Mahmood Education Trust/ Society,
M.K.K. Road, Shimoga-577202.
Ph: 278600, 220104. Code-08182

Our students from schools under the Al-Mahmood Education Trust have fared extremely well in the SSLC Examination held in 2006.

Al-Mahmood High School-Bhadravathi- 98 per cent.

Al-Mahmood High School-Shimoga- 86 per cent

Al-Mahmood High School-Holehonnur-67 per cent

Al Mahmood High School, Holalur- 72 per cent

Sayeeda Nazir, Administrator, A.M.E.T, Shimoga

School with a View

The Najmus Sahar Girls High School has opened its doors for Muslim girls from poor and weak economic backgrounds. It has been actively striving towards this objective for the last 30 years. Located in a quiet part of Benson Town in Bangalore, this institution is now under a new management- the Asian Women and Children’s Foundation (AWCF). The AWCF is non- profit, dedicated to eliminate illiteracy and poverty among young Muslim girls and women of Bangalore, by providing free education linked with nutrition and medical facilities, all provided free of cost. The students are also given aid to help them continue with college education till they graduate. AWCF’s strategy is personal involvement in administering of funds and working one –on- one basis with these poor girls. 100 per cent of all funds reach the needy students. AWCF is upgrading the Najmus Sahar Girls School by providing a new school building with state-of the art infrastructure, linked with computers.

For more details, contact Ms Zubeda Banu Ishaq. Ph: 23537246 . Email: