S.A. Ibrahim, an Indian Police Service officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre who has direct experience of anti-terror operations, was Monday appointed director of the Intelligence Bureau, becoming the first Muslim to hold the sensitive post.
59-year-old Ibrahim, a 1977 batch IPS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre, will
take over as officer on special duty on December one, a procedure for smooth
transition of power from the incumbent Director to the new one, official sources
The name of Ibrahim was cleared by the ACC and a formal order is expected to
be out in a day or two, the sources said. He will be taking over from Nehchal
Sandhu who retires on December 31. Ibrahim will have a fixed tenure of two years beginning January one, 2013. Ibrahim, who is at present in Special Director in the organisation after his
return from London where he served as Minister (Coordination), has been with the
IB for nearly three decades and served the organisation in various capacities
handling operations, Kashmir, Naxal, security and cyber security.
He was also Private Secretary to Madhavrao Scindia and Mufti Mohammed
Sayeed. Ibrahim is the first Muslim who has risen to the top most post of the
prestigious organisation since Independence. Source : NDTV
Member, Advisory Editorial Board, The American
Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, AMSS&IIIT, U.S.A. 1985 - 1999.
Member, Advisory Board of the Journal, Humonomics, Toronto, Canada. 1985 -
Member, Advisory Board, MASS, Journal of Islamic Sciences,
India. 1985 - 1997.
Editor, Islamic Thought, Aligarh. 1954 - 1959.
Acted as referee to several scholarly Journals including
the Economic Journal (U.K.)
Participated in drawing up syllabuses for Economics / Islamic economics
atAligarhMuslimUniversity, KingAbdulazizUniversity, International Islamic
University, (Islamabad), International Islamic University,
ImamSaudUniversity, (Riyadh) and UmmulQuraUniversity, (Makkah).
ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Member Academic Committee, Centre for Research in Islamic Economics,
KingAbdulazizUniversity, Jeddah. 1980 -
Member Academic Council, AligarhMuslimUniversity, Aligarh.1977-78.
Director, Institute of Islamic Studies, AligarhMuslimUniversity, Aligarh.1977-78.
Chairman, Department of Islamic Studies, AligarhMuslimUniversity,Aligarh. 1977-78.
16 books in English, 13 in Urdu, 7 in Arabic and
several in Indonesian, Malaysian, Turkish, Persian and Hindi, translated
from the original English work. See Appendix A
and B for details.
A list of 64 papers published in academic
journals and compilations is given in Appendix
C. Some of these papers are available on the author's website.
SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS:
Attended a large number of events to present a
paper, give a keynote address, chair a session, and comment on a paper or as a
member of the organizing committee. Some of these were held in the countries
named below, in alphabetical order:
Algeria, Bahrain, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, England,
France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, U.S.A.
Founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Orissa.
Prof. (Dr) Faizan Mustafa is the Vice-Chancellor of
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He was the founder Vice-Chancellor of
National Law University, Orissa. He has also served as Dean, Faculty of Law,
Aligarh Muslim University and Registrar of AMU. He is the founder Director of
KIIT Law School. He is the Advisor to National Law School & Judicial
Academy, Assam. He is known for his institution building abilities and
democratic leadership. He is also visiting faculty to several reputed
institutions in India and abroad. He has visited and lectured in several
countries of the world. He has earlier served in U.A.E. and Africa.
Mustafa is a gold medalist in LL.M. from Aligarh Muslim University. He completed
his Ph.D. in Copyright Law. He also has a diploma in International and
Comparative Human Rights from International Institute of Human Rights,
He was also consulted in the drafting of Erritrion
Constitution and Asian Human Rights Charter of Asian Human Rights Commission,
Hong Kong. As a keen researcher and avid academician, Dr. Mustafa has authored
several books and has about hundred national and International papers to his
credit. Supreme Court of India has also quoted his article in its decision on
right to die. He has worked in unexplored areas like Copyright Law, HIV Law,
Art.356, Strict Liability Law, Freedom of Information Law, Religious Conversion
Laws etc. He has written in new areas such as HIV Law, Freedom of Information
Law, Right to Die, Mandatory Death Sentence etc. much before the Indian
Parliament legislated on these issues or Indian Judiciary delivered landmark
decisions on these subjects. He regularly writes for the National Dailies. He
was the member of several search committees for the appointment of
Vice-Chancellors of National Law Universities. He is also member of Governing
Bodies, Academic Councils and Executive Councils of various leading universities
of India. He was also Member of several UGC Committees.
Formerly : Dean, Delhi University Faculty of Law Chairman, National
Minorities Commission & Member, Law Commission of India.
Mahmood, Member, Law Commission of India, is a renowned jurist specializing in Islamic Law, Hindu Law,
Religion and Law and Law Relating to Minorities. He has been Dean, Faculty of
of Delhi, Chairman, National Commission for
Minorities, Member, National Human Rights
Commission and Jurist-Member, Ranganath Misra Commission. Dr. Mahmood is
well known in India and abroad for his expertise in religion and the law, human rights and civil liberties,
especially the law relating to the educational rights of Minorities. He is a
globally noted authority on Islamic Law, Legal Systems of the Arab World and
Hindu Law, subjects on which he has written and edited more than two dozen books
and 500 research papers.
His academic work, which
focuses on his progressive interpretation of these laws, is widely acclaimed and
has been cited by the Supreme Court of India and many State
High Courts in more than 20 judgments besides being prescribed by many Indian
and foreign Universities for higher legal studies.
He has inaugurated,
attended and presided over many international conferences and seminars all over
the world and has delivered numerous lectures at internationally renowned
Universities including the Universities of Harvard, Cambridge, London, Iowa and many
As an expert on family laws, he has advised the
International Commission of
Jurists and many foreign governments. He is associated in different
capacities with a number of notable Indian and foreign academic, legal and human
rights organizations, prominent amongst them being the International Society on
Family Law, Paris, the Vienna Christian-Islamic Round Table, the International
Consortium of Religion and Law Studies, Milan, the Institute of Muslim Minority
Affairs, Jeddah and the Committee for Drafting the Model Constitution for
Islamic Countries, Kuala Lumpur. He is also the academic founder of many law
schools in India including the Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of
which he is the Honorary Chairman.
Professor Mahmood speaks Urdu, Hindi and English and has a fair knowledge of
Arabic and Persian and is a strict vegetarian.
TAHIR MAHMOOD'S BOOKS A. BOOKS Note :-- Books no. 4, 6, 7, 8 & 11 have been cited by Supreme
Court & various High Courts in 17 different judgments (a) Books authored 1. Changing Law of the Hindu Society (1968) 2. Family Law Reform in the
Muslim World (1972) – [Malayalam translation 1982] 3. An Indian Civil Code and
Islamic Law (1976) 4. Muslim Personal Law : Role of State in the Subcontinent
(1977) – [2nd ed 1983] * 5. Family Planning : Muslim Viewpoint (1977) –
reprinted 1981 6. Civil Marriage Law of India : Perspectives and Prospects
(1978) * 7. The Muslim Law of India (1980) – [3rd edition 2002]* 8. Studies in
Hindu Law (1981) – 3 volumes; [reprinted 1998]* 9. Personal Laws in Crisis –
Endowment Lectures, Bombay University (1986) 10. Statutes of Personal Law in
Islamic Countries : Texts & Analysis (1987) – [2nd edition 1995] 11. Statute
Law relating to Muslims in India : Islamic & Constitutional Perspectives
(1995)* 12. Uniform Civil Code : Fictions and Facts (1995) – [Malayalam
translation 1999] 13. From the Heart : Select Speeches on Religion, Law and
Literature (1998) 14. Minorities Commission : Minor Role in Major Affairs (2005)
15. Amid Gods and Lords : My Life with Votaries of Religion and Law (2005) 16.
Laws of India on Religion and Religious Affairs (2008) (b) Anthologies [books
edited] 17. Islamic Law in Modern India (1972) 18. Family Law and Social Change
(1975) 19. Minorities and State at the Indian Law (1991) 20. Pressing Issues
Facing the Nation (1992) 21. Human Rights in Islamic Law (1993) 22. Criminal Law
in Islam and the Muslim World (1996) 23. Islamic Law in Indian Courts Since
Independence: Fifty Years of Judicial Interpretation (1997) 24. Politics of
Minority Educational Institutions : Law & Reality in Subcontinent (2007) 25.
Vienna Interfaith Dialogue Yearbooks (2004–2007) – four volumes (i) Reading
Signs of Time (iii) Intolerance and Violence (ii) Poverty and Injustice (iv)
Education and Equality
(c) Muslim Law Classics Revised & Updated 26. Syed Ameer Ali’s two-volume book on Muslim Law (1985) 27. Asaf Ali Asghar
Fyzee’s casebook on Muslim Law (2005) 28. Asaf Ali Asghar Fyzee’s textbook on
Muslim Law (2008) 29. DF Mulla’s book on Principles of Muslim Law (in
progress) (d) Original Books in Urdu 30. Muslim Personal Law ke Tahaffuz ka Mas’ala (1972) 31. Hayat-e-Mahmood :
Sawaneh-o-Nazariyat (1986) 32. Dil ki Hekayetein: Intikhab-e-Afkar (1998) 33.
Jur’at-e-Rindana: Nazariyat-o-Shakhsiyat (2001) 34. Taza Hain Merey Waredat :
Majmu’ah-e-Maqalat (2005) 35. Qissa-e-Dard Sunatey Hain : Afkar-o-Sawaneh (2009)
(e) Books translated 36. Compendium of Islamic Laws – English translation of
Muslim Law Board’s Urdu book (2001) 37. Muslim Qanoon ke Usool – Urdu
translation of DF Mulla’s English book on Muslim law (2001) 38. Basic Reader of
the Holy Qur'an – translation of late SM Hasan’s Urdu book on tajwid (2002) 39.
Isharat-e-Waqt ka Shu’oor (Vienna Dialogue Yearbook) – translated from English
to Urdu (2004) 40. Adam Rawadari aur Tashaddud (Vienna Dialogue Yearbook) –
translated from English (2006) (f) Journals (Founder-Editor)
1. Islamic and Comparative Law Quarterly – 44 issues (1981—1996) 2. Religion
and Law Review – 12 issues (1992—1999) 3. Minorities India Quarterly – 12 issues
(1996—1999) 4. Amity Law Watch – 12 issues (2003–2009).
Hon'ble Member of the Law Commission of India, Professor Dr. Tahir Mahmood has
earlier served as Dean of the Delhi University Law Faculty, Chairman of the
National Minorities Commission and Expert-Member of the Ranganath Misra Special
Commission on Minorities. The illustrious Professor has authored a large number
of books in several languages, many of which have been cited with appreciation
in the judgments of the Supreme Court of India and of various High Courts. Well
known at home and abroad and associated in an advisory capacity with several
foreign institutions, the highly reputed academic specializes in the laws on
religion, human rights, minorities and family relations. Source : Wikipedia, iclars.org
Sayeed Ullah Nongrum is a well-known Muslim personality of Shillong. He started his career as a time scale clerk of Telecommunications Department in 1967 and rose to the post of Public Relations Officer from which he voluntarily retired in 1992. Born on 25 November 1945, he took his early education in Shillong and passed matriculation in 1960 from Islamia High School, Shillong, and did his graduation in 1964 and MA in Urdu in 1969 from the University of Guwahati, Assam. He is Meghalaya’s first and only Khasi Muslim to do the postgraduation in Urdu language.
Mr Nongrum has been in the limelight for his selfless social work. He has continuously been elected as the General Secretary of Shillong Muslim Union since 1982. He was Secretary of the Managing Committee of prestigious Islamia High School (1920) of Shillong from 1983-1985 and also the seniormost member of the Meghalaya Board of Wakf (1988). Currently, besides being the elected Secretary of the Meghalaya Wakf Board, he is the President of Shillong Muslim Panchayat (1942)., founder Vice President of Governing Body of Unishyrpi College (1994), Laban, Shillong, and founder President of Qazi & Jaman College, Bhaitbari (1990) and Jinjiram College (2000), Rajabala in West Garo Hills district.
Sayeed Ullah Nongrum contested and won 1993 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election from Rajabala constituency as an independent candidate, but was defeated in 1998 election by a margin of 29 votes. At present he is the Chairman of the Meghalaya Industrial Development Corporation and the Meghalaya Land Revenue Review Committee and Co-ordinator of the Assam-Meghalaya Boundary Settlement Committee.
He is a linguist and fluently speaks in Urdu, Persian, Tamil, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and Assamese, besides English and Khasi languages. He is married to Fatima Beum Dkhar (formerly Florabell Dkhar). The couple has four children: two sons and two daughters.
India will have its first glass mosque - in the country's northeast.
Madina Masjid, an imposing and resplendent structure of glass dome and glass minarets, will formally open doors to devotees in Meghalaya's capital.
"It is an architectural marvel," Congress legislator Sayeedullah Nongrum, who helped in the mosque's construction
Born in a Malayalam-speaking family from Kasaragod and as daughter of advocate P Ahamed and Zainabi (both deceased), she married M Abubakar - now deceased - who years later retired from the department of public works of Karnataka as assistant executive engineer. In spite of her Malayalam background, for her to have achieved so much in Kannada, speaks highly of her creativity, skill and commitment.
Speaking to our correspondent in Mangalore, Sara said that when she began writing, she was not even aware of the existence of Sahitya Parishat and institution of awards.
While expressing happiness over being chosen for the awards, she made it clear that she had not written with an intention of winning awards. She had the contentment that with her writing skills she could bring out through some of her novels the turmoil and tribulations undergone by the poor women of her community.
In one of her works, she has re-created the hardships undergone by her late husband during his service in the public works department. He had been transferred to the canals division in distant Raichur a short while before his retirement.
Her nine novels are Chandragiri Teeradalli, Sahana, Kadana Virama, SuLiyalli Sikkavaru, TaLa oDeda doNiyali, Pravaha-suLi, Panjara and ILijaru. She has also authored five collections of short stories and translated six major works from Malayalam into Kannada. The translations include the narration of the excesses during the Emergency (1977-79) and also a narrative of R B Sreekumar IPC, retired DGP of Gujarat on the pogrom that took place there.
The novel Chandragiri Teeradalli has been translated into Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, English and Hindi and has been widely acclaimed. It has been prescribed as a textbook in Bangalore, Mangalore, Kuvempu and Karnataka Women's universities. Her short story 'Niyama NiyamagaLa Madhye' has been included in the pre-univeristy second year textbook.
Since 1994, she has been publishing her works under the home banner of Chandragiri Prakashana. (The river Payaswini from Karnataka flows into Kerala after many tributaries join it, taking the name of Chandragiri. This river plays an important role in her works.)
The awards and honours in her kitty include Karnataka Sahitya Academy award of honour, Karnataka Rajyotsava award, Sahitya Bhushana award from Murugharajendra Math of Chitradurga, Saroja Devi Shri Harsha award, Daana Chintamani Attimabbe award from the government of Karnataka, Babasaheb Ambedkar award from Gorur foundation, Alvas Nudisiri award, Sandesha literary award, Nadoja title from Kannada university of Hampi, best story award for the Tamil movie 'Jameela' based on her novel Chadragiri Teeradalli, honorary Doctorate from Mangalore university, honorary Doctorate from Karnataka Women's university and many others.
She has served in various organizations and bodies like Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Doordarshan preview committee, regional advisory committee of Kendra Sahitay Akademi and many others. In 2005, she presided over the Mangalore taluk Sahitya Sammelana.
Kaifi Azmi (Hindi: कैफ़ी
आज़मी; Urdu: کیفی اعظمی; January 14, 1919 – May 10, 2002) was an Indian Urdu poet. He is
considered to be one of the greatest Urdu poets of 20th century. Together with Pirzada Qasim, Jon Elia and others he participated in the most
memorable mushairas of the twentieth century.
Azmi was born in the
village of Mizwaa(n) in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Azmi was married to Shaukhat
Azmi. They have a daughter, Shabana Azmi (An Indian Actress of film,
television and theatre) and a son, Baba Azmi (Indian Cinematographer).
At age eleven, Azmi
wrote his first ghazal Itna To Zindagi Mein Kisi Ki Khalal Pade and
somehow managed to get himself invited to a mushaira and over there, he recited a ghazal,
rather a couplet of the ghazal which was very much appreciated by the president
of the mushaira, Mani
Jaisi, but most of the people, including his father, thought he recited his
elder brother's ghazal. When his elder brother denied it, his father and his
clerk decided to test his poetic talent. They gave him one of the lines of a
couplet and asked him to write a ghazal in the same meter and rhyme. Azmi
accepted the challenge and completed a ghazal. This particular ghazal was to
become a rage in undivided India and it was immortalized as it was sung by
legendary ghazal singer, Begum
Azmi abandoned his
studies of Persian and Urdu during the Quit India
agitations in 1942 and shortly thereafter became a full-time Marxist when he
accepted membership of the Communist Party of India in 1943.
During this period,
the leading progressive writers of Lucknow noticed him. They were very impressed
by his leadership qualities. They also saw in him a budding poet and extended
all possible encouragement towards him. Consequently, Azmi started to win great
acclaim as a poet and became a member of Progressive Writers' Movement
At the age of
twenty-four, he started activities in the textile mill areas of Kanpur. As a full-time worker, he left his life of
comfort, though he was the son of a zamindar. He was asked to shift his base to
Bombay, work amongst
the workers and start party work with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm and at the
same time would attend mushairas in different parts of India. In Bombay, he
joined Ali Sardar
Jafri in writing for the party’s paper, Qaumi Jung.
In 1947, he visited Hyderabad to participate in a mushaira. There
he met, fell in love with and married a woman named Shaukat Azmi. She later
became a renowned actress in theatre and films. They had two children together,
Shabana Azmi (b. 1950), a
renowned actress of Indian cinema and Baba Azmi, a noted cameraman.
Like most of the Urdu
poets, Azmi began as a ghazal writer, cramming his poetry with the repeated
themes of love and romance in a style that was replete with clichés and
metaphors. However, his association with the Progressive Writers' Movement
and Communist Party made him embark on the path of socially conscious
In his poetry, he highlights the exploitation of the subaltern masses and
through them he conveys a message of the creation of a just social order by
dismantling the existing one. Yet, his poetry cannot be called plain propaganda.
It has its own merits; intensity of emotions, in particular, and the spirit of
sympathy and compassion towards the disadvantaged section of society, are the
hallmark of his poetry. His poems are also notable for their rich imagery and in
this respect, his contribution to Urdu poetry can hardly be overstated.
collection of poems, Jhankar was published in 1943. His important works
including anthologies of poetry, were Aakhir-e-Shab, Sarmaya,
Awaara Sajde, Kaifiyaat, Nai Gulistan, an anthology of
articles he wrote for Urdu Blitz, Meri Awaaz Suno, a selection of
his film lyrics, and the script of Heer Ranjha in Devanagari.
His best known poems are Aurat,
Makaan,Daaera,Saanp, and Bahuroopni.
Azmi's work in films
includes working as a lyricist, writer and actor. Azmi wrote his first lyrics
for the film Buzdil,
directed by Shaheed
Latif, in 1952. His early work as a writer was mainly for Nanubhai
Vakil's films like Yahudi Ki Beti (1956), Parvin (1957),
Miss Punjab Mail (1958) and Id Ka Chand (1958).
While directors like
Abbas and Bimal Roy strove
to create the “New Cinema”, writers like Sahir Ludhianvi, Jan Nisar Akhtar, Majrooh
Sultanpuri, and Kaifi changed the tenor and vocabulary of the Hindi film
song, creating a fresh new wave in Hindi film lyrics that lasted many years.
His greatest feat as a
writer was Chetan Anand's Heer Raanjha (1970) wherein the entire
dialogue of the film was in verse. It was a tremendous achievement and one of
the greatest feats of Hindi film writing. Azmi also won great critical accolades
for the script, dialogues and lyrics of M.S. Sathyu's Garam Hawa (1973), based on a
story by Ismat
Chughtai. Azmi also wrote the dialogues for Shyam Benegal's Manthan (1976) and Sathyu's Kanneshwara Rama
As a lyricist and
songwriter, though he wrote for numerous films, he will always be remembered for
Guru Dutt's Kaagaz Ke Phool
(1959) and Chetan Anand's Haqeeqat (1964), India's greatest war film. Some
notables films for which he wrote lyrics include Kohra (1964), Anupama
Kahani (1966), Saat
Hindustani (1969), Shola Aur Shabnam, Parwana
(1971), Bawarchi (1972), Pakeezah (1972), Hanste Zakhm (1973), Arth (1982) and Razia
Sultan (1983). He also played a memorable role of Naseem's grandfather
in Naseem (1995).
Azmi died on May 10, 2002 at around the age of eighty three. He was survived
by his wife, daughter and son. His autobiography is included in a collection of his works, Aaj Ke Prashid
Shayar: Kaifi Azmi.
Azmi was the subject
of a documentary film called Kaifi Azmi (1979), directed by Raman
Kumar. In 1997, he recited his own poems for Kaifiyaat, an audio book
on his collected works.
Kaifi Aur Mein,
a play based on his life, his works and the memoir of his wife, Shaukat
Azmi – Yadon Ki Rahguzar (Down Memory Lane), was written and
performed by Javed Akhtar
and Shabana Azmi, and
performed in India as well as abroad in 2006. Another play, directed by Rani Balbir, Waqt Ne
Kiya Kya Hasin Sitam, based Kaifi Azmi’s life and writings was staged in
2005, and received rave reviews.
He was the recipient
of Padma Shri one of the
Indian Government's highest civilian awards. Besides he was awarded the Uttar
Academy Award and the Sahitya Akademi
Award for Urdu for his collection Awaara Sajde, Special Award of
Maharashtra Urdu Academy, Soviet Land Nehru Award, Lotus Award from the
Afro-Asian Writers' Association, and President’s Award for national integration.
In 1998, Government of Maharashtra conferred
the Jyaneshwara Award on him. He was also honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for
In 2000, he was
conferred the first Millennium Award by the Government of Delhi and the Delhi
Urdu Academy. He has also been honoured with a doctorate from Vishva
Bharati University, Santiniketan.
1975: Sahitya Akademi
Award: Awara Sajde
2002: Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
(Immortals of Literature)
National Film Awards
1970: National Film Award for Best
Lyrics: Saat Hindustani
1975:Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Garam Hawa
1975:Filmfare Best Screenplay Award:
Garam Hawa (with Shama Zaidi)
1975:Filmfare Best Story Award: Garam Hawa (with Ismat Chughtai)
Aaj ki raat bahut garam hawa chalti hai
Aaj ki raat na neend aayegi Hum sub uthen, main bhi uthun, tum bhi
utho Koi khidki isi deewar mein khul jayegi - Makaan
Tu jo bejaan khilonon se behel jaati hai
Tapti saanson ki haraarat se pighal jaati hai Paaon jis raah mein rakhti
hai fisal jaati hai Banke seemaab har ik zarf mein dhal jaati hai Zist ke
aahni saanche main dhalna hai tujhe uth meri jaan mere saath hi chalna hai
tujhe… – Aurat (Woman)
Waqt Ni Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam
Tum rahe na tum,Hum
Rahe na Hum. - Film
Kaagaz Ke Phool
Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho
Kya gum hai jisko
Chupa rahe Ho. -
Film Arth (1982)
zindagi bhar mujhe nafrat si rahi asko se Meri khwabo ko tum asko me
dubote keu ho? Jo meri tarha jia karte hai kab marte hai Thak gaya hu
mujhe solene do rote keu ho? Soke bhi jagte rahte hai janbaz suno.
sazai ho chandan ke chita mere liey mai koi jism nahi jalao ge mujhe rakh
ke saath bikhar jaunga dunia me thokar jahan khaogey waha paogey mujhe
Kaifi Azmi- Fan Aur Shaqsiyat (Urdu), Mayar Publications, 2004.