13-OCT-2019: Dr Hameeda Tariq releases book on Ahsanullah Abbasi
ALIGARH October 13: "Ahsanuallh Abbasi was a distinguished son of AMU and he worked for extending Sir Syed's mission of spreading education and promoting knowledge in the remote areas of Gorakhpur", said Dr Hameeda Tariq, noted paediatrician, while releasing a book on the life and works of Ahsanullah Abbasi, an illustrious alumnus of Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, the erstwhile institution that later transformed into the Aligarh Muslim University.
Dr Hameeda Tariq, acknowledged donation of Rs two lakhs for the cancer institute at JNMC by the family of Abbasi.
She urged to publish the translations of Abbasi's works for their wider propagation.
Dr Hameeda Tariq said that Abbasi was a great Quranic scholar and author and produced more than 18 books of great significance. His family, since then, has been engaged in promoting knowledge and serving society through different means.
Noted scholar, Prof Asghar Abbas informed that Abbasi had presented a citation in Persian to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan when he returned from his famous England journey. Abbasi played an important role in translating Sir Syed's vision into reality in his region, added Prof Abbas.
In his presidential address, Prof Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre (UGC HRDC) and K A Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies, said that Abbasi embodied all attributes that Sir Syed wanted to see in a student of MAO College and he dedicated his life for the upliftment of Indian Muslim. He affirmed that Abbasi family played significant role in patronizing knowledge-promoting activities.
Prof Shahid Siddiqui, Chairman, Department of Radiotherapy and Dr Ziauddin Malik, Department of Islamic Studies also spoke on the occasion.
The book, published by the Brown Books, Aligarh, was originally authored by Firoz Ahmad and edited by Mr Farhatullah Abbasi and Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Director, UGC HRDC. Gauhar Qadirwani conducted the programme.
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