11-OCT-2019: Vice Chancellor releases "Sir Syed number" of Urdu Monthly Tahzeebul Akhlaq
Aligarh, October 11: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor today released the special "Sir Syed number" of renowned Urdu monthly, Tahzeebul Akhlaq, in a ceremony held at the conference hall of KA Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies.
The special issue of the journal marks the 202nd birth anniversary of AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
Addressing the function, Prof Tariq Mansoor said, Tahzeebul Akhlaq is associated with Aligarh Movement and Fikr-o-Nazar quarterly is also of paramount importance, therefore research scholars and students should be motivated to subscribe the journal and read it regularly.
Adding that knowledge of history is must to understand the events and situations, Prof Mansoor said, without knowing history man lives in vacuum. "Sir Syed was a historian, a scholar of archaeology, an educationist and his philosophy, vision and strategy should be judged in the context of his times when there was great socio-political upheaval and he was witness to some of the most striking episodes of colonial rule in India. With his resolute conviction and farsightedness, Sir Syed embarked upon the mission of socio-educational reform, and judging him on today?s parameters is out of context and irrelevant", he said.
The Vice Chancellor assured full support to the upcoming special issues of Tahzeebul Akhlaq.
Prof AR Kidwai (Director, KA Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies) said the special issue of Tahzeebul Akhlaq is of great value to the scholars of Sir Syed studies as it has important articles which shed light on new dimensions of Sir Syed and his work. Referring to an article he said it?s commonly believed that a major section of Deobandi Ulemas were opposed to Sir Syed, which is untrue; and its just the opposite.
"Sir Syed wrote an article on freedom of expression, which is a major concern in today's liberal democracies" he further said, referring to an article included in the special issue.
Prof Azarmi Dukht Safavi (Advisor, Institute of Persian Research) said Sir Syed had a profound sense of history. "Sir Syed's movement was multi-dimensional, he wrote on minute details of moral reformation, issues of character, conduct and ethics, he wrote even on Numismatics and focused on establishing a modern education system. Prof Safavi emphasized on the need to appreciate the mission and vision of Sir Syed and adopt it.
Welcoming the Vice Chancellor and other guests, Prof Abu Sufyan Islahi (Editor, Tahzeebul Akhlaq) said the special issue carries 41 articles, which have been divided in seven sections. Articles on a couple of books written by Sir Syed Khan, which are rarely talked about, are included in the special issue, he said.
He added that topics such as Sir Syed and history writing, women's education, Quranic and Islamic studies, children's literature, relevance of Sir Syed in 21st century, concept of Jihad, Aligarh Movement, Sir Syed and moral reform, educational views of Sir Syed, Sir Syed and numismatics, and reform in Urdu language and literature etc. are covered in the special issue.
Mr Jalaluddin proposed the vote of thanks. Several faculty members, research scholars and students attended the programme.
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