Punganur, Chittoor, AP (Feb 19 2018): Author Mujeeb Jaihoon presented to the library of Darul huda Islamic University (DHIU) Punganur (Andhra Pradesh Off-campus) with Slogans of the Sage, the illustrated coffee table book of aphorisms by Sayyid Shihab Thangal, the late Indian statesman and philanthropist.
Also present at the ceremony were the Sharafu Hudawi, principal of DHIU off-campus and Shihaz Sultan, UAE-based entrepreneur and publisher of Satyadara Gulf.
Located in the Chittoor District of India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh, DHIU Punganoor, like its parental institution, Darul Huda Islamic University (based in Kerala), offers free of cost religious and secular education to its students, who hail from local and other states including Jharkand, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Odisha. DHIU Andhra also spearheads several community initiatives including the popular Maktab initiative, which aims at the revitalization of traditional madrassa education among the local population. Through this initiative, the madrassa teachers are given training in modern teaching techniques which are compliant with the mainstream society.
Launched at Sharjah International Book fair 2017, Jaihoon’s coffee table book with aesthetically illustrated quotations has been warmly received earlier by several world leaders including His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Indian Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi, president of Indian National Congress, and other eminent academicians, interfaith activists and leading educational institutions.
Posted Feb 26 2019