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?Knowledge must for every Muslim?

india Updated: Dec 21, 2006 01:58 IST

PROPHET Muhammad had made it incumbent on every Muslim to acquire knowledge so as to lead an upright life free from vices. The Prophet had made no differentiation between religious knowledge and worldly knowledge and laid stress on acquiring knowledge in order to create a healthy literate society with high moral values.

Dr Ziauddin Ahmad Nadwi, chairman Al-Hikmat Foundation of New Delhi,  expressed the above views while addressing meritorious Muslim students at the Muslim Education & Career Promotion Society (MECAPS) felicitation function here at the MP Urdu Academy auditorium the other day.

Prof Zaki-ur-Rahman, Inayat Hussain and Mohammad Atiq were guests of honour on the occasion. Over 125 outstanding students of Board examinations of Class V, VIII, X and XII who secured high percentage of marks were honoured on the occasion.

Dr Nadwi, who has to his credit compiling of Quran and Hadees, called upon the students engaged in shaping their careers to fix their priorities by realising the importance of time and remembering the value of good health. He asked them to become good Muslims and good citizens of India by being men of character when taking up their places in society in due course of time.

Cadet Karam Abbasi of National Defence Academy, (NDA), who has been one of the outstanding beneficiary of MECAPS, in a aspiring speech advised the students to realise their responsibilities and build their personality and develop good communication skills so as to achieve their ambitions in life.  He called upon them to work hard and devote to their cause in life following three Ps – politeness, patience & perseverance.

Earlier, Sagheer Baidaar, secretary MECAPS, while presenting secretary’s report said the year 2006 has proved to be a milestone in over two-decade’s existence of MECAPS.

Baidaar paid glowing tributes to educationist late Sabeeh Akhtar Baji for her pioneering work in the field of girls’ education.   At the outset Hafiz Mohammad Khalid recited verses from the Holy Quran. Syed Masood Ali welcomed the guests. Dr Khalid Zafar conducted the programme. Pervez Bari, joint secretary MECAPS, proposed the vote of thanks.