Malappuram: Darul Huda Islamic Islamic University (DHIU), the leading Indian institution providing both religious and secular education has once again achieved international recognition from a global Islamic educational body. The Federation of Universities of the Islamic World which functions under Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization wing of the Organization of Islamic Conferences (OIC) has awarded its membership to the DHIU. Earlier DHIU had been given the membership in the Cairo based League of Universities.
The committee that elected DHIU to the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World along with 18 other universities had held its meeting in the emirate of Dubai. The committee included prominent figures like Director of Imam Muhammed bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Dr Sulaiman Bin Abdullah al Khool, as President, ESESCO Director General, prominent thinker and author Dr Abdul Azeez Bin Usman Al Thuwai as General Secretary.
Darul Huda is the first university from South India and the third from India to achieve this exclusive membership. FUIW was formed under OIC at Morocco in Rabath in the year 1987. There are around 300 universities from across fifty countries across the world as its members.
DHIU provides education to around 1600 students including boys and girls from across the nation and also neighboring countries like Nepal. It has got around fifteen undergraduate institutions and also an off campus in Andhra Pradesh at Punkanoor beside the off campus that functions in Birboom District of West Bengal.
DHIU, chaired by Panakkad Syed Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal, is headed by Cheruseery Zainudheen Musliyar, as Pro Chancellor and Bahauddeen Muhammed Nadwi, as Vice Chancellor. It is recognized by several universities like Al Azhar University of Egypt, Al Fatiha University of Libya, Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Hamdard and Jamia Millia in New Delhi and Moulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad.