Monday, May 30, 2011

Allah will destroy Riba

[2:276] Allah will destroy Riba (usury) and will give increase for Sadaqat (deeds of charity, alms, etc.) And Allah likes not the disbelievers, sinners. 

If they are sincere (Allah hath blighted usury) He has wiped it out and removed its blessedness in the life of this world and in the Hereafter (and made) the obligatory and supererogatory (almsgiving fruitful) accepted and rewarded many times over, when they are done sincerely for His sake. (Allah loveth not the impious) disbeliever who denies the unlawfulness of usury (and guilty) the impudent who consumes it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Akashwani Urdu

Akashwani Urdu service is a 24-hour programme but it does not have a single Urdu employee while 12 vacancies are lying vacant according to reliable sources. Notwithstanding a lot of complaints, no progress has been made so far to fill up these vacancies. Voices have been raised even in Parliament in this regard. It may be noted that the Aakashwani Urdu Service is a round-the-clock service and a historic one at that, because some great personalities of Urdu literature, like Majaz, Krishn Chandra, Mouj Rampuri, Mahmood Hashmi and Mujib Siddiqi etc. have served here.
According to reliable sources, Hindi-speaking people are now appointed in the Urdu service, who, leave alone writing and reading Urdu, are not even capable of speaking correct Urdu. It is also said that those appointed in the name of Urdu are being used for the Hindi service. Sources say that according to Aakashwani’s rules no religion should be criticised in any of its programmes but most of the time this platform is used to criticise Islamic issues like veil, head scarf etc.

Friday, May 20, 2011

In tamil book of poems on the Gujarat carnage released

The hideous three-pronged shadows of the gleaming, bloodstained trishuls, have buried the last ray of light that was left in Gujarat. For a land that has been hounded by every natural calamity from the devastating plague to massive earthquakes, there is no longer the serenity of the Sabarmati to return to. Blood has etched the scarred landscape. Hatred and malice have been systematically force-fed, innocence has been indoctrinated into doing the worst possible crimes under the garbs of religious duty. And Modi’s second term symbolizes the unholy trinity that has come to characterize Hindutva: Fascism, Fundamentalism, Violence.
So, while Praveen Togadia, aims to leap to the south to distribute trishuls, Muslims in Tamil Nadu are busy penning their poems in memory of the Gujarat genocide. Recently, on 27th December 2003, Thottakkal (‘Bullets’ edited by Aloor Shanavas) containing 49 Tamil poems on the state-sponsored genocide in Gujarat was released at the Sir P.T.Thiyagarayar Hall at T.Nagar in Chennai. In this anthology there are the poems of anger, the poems of war, but somehow what predominates are the poems of suffering and sorrow. Poetry is foremost catharsis: here, almost every other poem speaks of pregnant womens’ wombs being seared apart, of the children roasted, of the fire which still continues to scorch. Reading through the volume, one is left wondering as to what happened to the concept of ‘hyper masculinity’ of the Muslim male that the Orange Order has so fancifully depicted. In sharp contrast, the most poignant and tear-jerking poems in the collection have been written by men.

Suddenly the whole ‘conqueror’ theory of the Sangh--which projects Muslims as being the evil conquerors--falls flat, nose down and squashed. Conquerors write history, not poetry. Poetry is the legacy of the oppressed, the fuel of revolutions. Beginning with Black poetry of the African Americans to the Marathi Dalit poetry, verses have been used as weapons of war. So, today when we see a minority community that has been bamboozled into writing poems to come to terms with trauma, it shows the ugliest face of the oft-quoted lie: Indian democracy. In a stark manner, the irony becomes palpable, it is not the aggressor who writes of the bullets, but it is the targeted.

Thottakkal is the poetic chronicle of one of the most brutal genocides that has taken place the world over. Every page carries with it the photographic impressions that capture the open-mouthed horror of the state-sponsored genocide. There is the post-modernist breaking down of the system, there are no page numbers in the volume, no numbers for the poems: showcasing the fact that with emotions there cannot be preferences or partialities. No matter how much the anthology presents a victimology, there is no masking the fact that within every tear lies the power to retaliate.

The drama and the tension stepped out of the pages of the book, and they came to dominate the book launch function. The book was released by Muthumari, a Dalit woman of the Kizha Urappannur village in the Madurai District, who had a mixture of human excrement and water poured on her head for daring to spurn the advances of an oppressor caste man. The first copy of Thottakkal was received by Hasnar of Coimbatore city, who lost his son during the communal riots that shook the city in the year 1997. By combining the worst instances of casteist and communalist atrocities in Tamil Nadu, and by bringing forth its victims to play such an important part in the function, the publishers of this book have set a remarkable trend.

Other notable and distinguished invitees were: anti-caste secular activist and intellectual Prof. A. Marx, President of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam Prof. M. H. Zawahirullah, General Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee S. Peter Alphonse, the poet Abdul Rehman, Prof. Periyardasan and Sun TV anchor and talk-show host Thiru. Veerapandian. The intellectuals participating in the meet stressed on the need to take this genocide to various forums: ranging from the appointment of international truth/inquiry commissions to putting the Modi government on trail in the international court of justice. It presented a picture of shared grief, with the boundaries of ‘your’ and ‘mine’ disappearing. It was about collectivist sorrow and collectivist dissent. Qutubuddin and Zaheera, Best Bakery and refugee camps were words that were repeated over and over, every new repetition trying to bring in catharsis and consolation.

For a faraway and distant Tamil Nadu to respond to this confounded atrocity, shows the state of the Muslims in the country. And what is fostering their unity? Their coming-together has not been any internal force, nothing other than the campaigns of hatred unleashed by the Sangh Parivar. But no matter how much the Sangh forces the ghettoisation of the Muslims, their isolation shall never be permanent. Appreciably, some of the strongest voices that speak out against the Gujarat genocide have been from the (mainstream) intelligentsia, from secular artists who have been spontaneous in their solidarity. Take the brilliant example of the poem The Murder of the Gods by Eelam Tamil poet Kasi Anandan (now in exile in Tamil Nadu):
A few Doubts…/

Gujarat-- / Is it Gandhi’s Womb? / Or tomb?

With the chanting / Of ‘Shiva Shiva’ / The trishuls / Tore the guts / And smiled…

Is Shiva Love? / Is Shiva Murder?

You fought / For the temples… / A question--

In your Temples / Are the Gods / Bathed in tender-coconut water? / Or in Blood?

You say / He is there / In the pillars / He is there / In the specks.

Will He / Be there / In the bodies
You burnt? / Or not?

In Gujarat-- / All that was murdered
By you / Was it the Humans? / Was it the Gods?

Or take the poem 'Unable to Sleep' that was recited amidst great applause at the Conference against Brahminic Terrorism organized by the Peoples’ Art and Literature Association at Tanjore in February 2003:

I am not able to sleep / Somebody /
Please help me
When I close my eyes / Only corpses come
And unable to answer / The questions
Of the corpses that come / I am not able to sleep

Those who have the answers / Please help

To bury / The corpses within my eyes /
Is an impossible task for me.

I leave this / To you, itself. / One by one
All the two-thousand year old / Corpses…

Look closely / The tongue of one has been sliced away / For having heard the Vedas

For another / The penis has been sliced off
For having loved / One of another religion…

The corpses that come / From the mortuaries / Of the Manusmriti / Every one of them
Scream with questions

In the line / Of these corpses / The two thousand five hundred / Corpses of Gujarati Muslims

The voices of those / Who became corpses
By fighting against-- / Are destroying / My sleep…

‘Take revenge / Take revenge
Now… / Now…’

From now / I cannot sleep

Those with answers / Come and join
With me.

The most significant lesson learnt is that it is essential to expose. It was seen in the bright and daring eyes of Muthumari, in the firm resolve of Hasnar, and in the honest voices of the poets. What is needed are such efforts all over the nation, from people of every language.

In these poems there is an immediate tone of urgency in the voices, it appears as though Gujarat burned just yesterday. And it is not just a torrent of tears, it is also a torrent of bullets. It does not stop with being a many-voiced dirge about the death and destruction, it also contains the seeds to settle the scores.
English Translation : Meena Kandasamy

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

By Allah he does not believe

The Prophet (saw) said,
               "By Allah, he does not believe!
               By Allah he does not believe!
               By Allah he does not believe!"
It was asked,
               "Who is that, O Allah's Messenger?"
He (saw) said,
               "That person whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil"
  • Al-Bukhary in Kitab Al-Adab (book of Etiquette) no. 6016

Monday, May 9, 2011

India should take note of US report on religious freedom: IAMC

The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) has called on the Government of India as well as various state governments to take note of the 2011 Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that has placed India on a "Watch List" for the third year in succession.
"It is indeed unfortunate that India, with its long history of tolerance and multiculturalism, has now found a place in the list of countries where religious freedom is at risk", said Mr. Shaheen Khateeb, President of IAMC. "However IAMC firmly believes that the recommendations of USCIRF are based on factual information. They represent legitimate concerns about the treatment of religious minorities in India, and should not be seen as an exercise in India-bashing", added Mr. Khateeb.
IAMC wishes to reiterate that it is an organization of patriots, committed to secularism, pluralism and justice for all citizens regardless of their religion, caste or ethnic affiliations. IAMC is also committed to projecting an accurate picture of India internationally, he said.
It was in pursuance of its patriotic duties that IAMC deemed it fit to accept USCIRF's invitation to present a briefing on the status of religious minorities in India. IAMC accepted this recognition as a professional organization, and briefed the USCIRF commissioners and staff with information that would be helpful in it assessment of religious freedom in India, Mr. Khateeb informed.
IAMC specifically welcomed the USCIRF report's recommendation about radical sectarian organizations in India. The report says:
"The activities of these groups, especially those with an extremist agenda or history of using violence against minorities, often negatively impact the status of religious freedom in the country. Many of these organizations exist under the banner of the Sangh Parivar, a 'family' of over 30 organizations that includes the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and the BJP. Sangh Parivar entities aggressively press for governmental policies to promote a Hindu nationalist agenda, and adhere in varying degrees to an ideology of Hindutva, which holds non-Hindus as foreign to India".
IAMC resolved to continue its tireless efforts against violations of religious freedom as well as social injustices by actively engaging with civil society in India. “IAMC is concerned about the jingoistic slant of some organizations that are preoccupied with whitewashing India's human rights record, rather than working to improve it. IAMC believes that India can and should reclaim its pluralist and tolerant ethos by holding accountable the perpetrators of communal violence, fake encounters and miscarriages of justice, without regard to their political or social standing,” Mr. Khateeb said.
IAMC also welcomed the balanced position taken by the USCIRF report wherein several constructive steps taken by the Congress led central government to uplift minorities are cited. However, the report accurately highlights the culture of impunity in some states, exemplified by the fact that overwhelming evidence of premeditated killings in the Gujarat riots as well as the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have yet to result in the conviction of the masterminds behind these pogroms. Among several other recommendations, the report has specifically called for cases against Mr. Narendra Modi to be allowed to proceed in accordance with the law.
The eminent group of India American Muslims, however, regretted that the plight of Muslims languishing in jail for the terror plots concocted by extremist Hindutva organizations, as confessed by Swami Aseemananda, was given insufficient coverage in the USCIRF report. The issue merits a full scale investigation as it highlights the demonstrable scale of anti-minority prejudice in the law enforcement agencies that inflicted unspeakable torture on innocent citizens they were charged to protect. Acquittal of the Muslim youth that have been unjustly charged with the terror blasts they had nothing to do with, would be an important step towards healing the wounds of communal violence.
But the group noted with regret attempts by some organizations to undermine the legitimacy of the USCIRF's report and its recommendations, by referring to instances of religious intolerance in the United States. While religious intolerance is admittedly a challenge for several countries around the world, criticism of India's human rights record should be addressed by working to change the ground realities, rather than through attempts to obfuscate the issues.
Indian American Muslim Council (formerly Indian Muslim Council-USA) is the largest advocacy organization of Indian Muslims in the United States with 10 chapters across the nation. For more information please visit our new website
Related Link:
USCIRF 2011 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom - India Chapter

Scholarships for Indian Muslims

Following organizatio provide scholarship to students some of them to Indian Muslims exclusively, for details please contact them directly.
Government of India : http://minorityaffa newsite/schemes/ schemes.asp
Andhra Pradesh: http://apsmfc. com/
Bihar: http://minoritywelf are.bih.nic. in/Scholarships. htm
Chandigarh: http://www.chdeduca in/Scholarship% 20Schemes. pdf
Delhi : http://www.scstwelf are.delhigovt.
Goa: http://www.goasocia lwelfare. com/postmatrix. htm
Gujarat: http://sje.gujarat. content.asp? cid=133
http://sje.gujarat. dc/centrally_ sponsored_ schemes_eng. htm
Himachal Pradesh: http://www.himachal
Kerala: http://www.collegia teedu.kerala.
Madhya Pradesh: /
Orissa: http://www.orissa. Minority_ scholarship/ postmatric_ scholarshi...
Pondicherry: http://socwelfare. pondicherry. cscholarships. htm
Rajasthan: http://sje.rajastha MinoScho/ MinoScho. htm
Uttar Pradesh: http://minoritywelf are.up.nic. in/
West Bengal: http://www.wbmdfc. org/
Aamir Mustafa Kidwai Trust
Contact Person: Mrs Aziza Kidwai
B-28, West End Colony, New Delhi - 110021; Tel. 011-24670009, Mob: 09868679107
Scheme: Financial assistance for pursuing higher studies to needy and meritorious persons belonging to educationally backward minorities.
Abdul Qayum Fellowship at Portland State University , USA
Provides for a student from Aligarh Muslim University or Shibli National College in India to apply for support to pursue any graduate degree offered with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with preference to be given to students seeking a degree in Economics and with demonstrated financial need. The College is providing a matching tuition waiver.
http://www.gsr. funding_scholars hips.html
Aga Khan Foundation ( UK )
Aga Khan Foundation, Sarojini House, 6 Bhagwan Das Road , New Delhi 110001
Scheme: University study in the UK for grad and post grad programmes org/akfisp/ HTML/index. html
Agha Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
for study of architecture at MIT and Harvard
Scheme: Three scholarships awarded every year for research & investigation in Architecture of the Muslim world. edu/akpia/ www/
Al-Ameen Charitable fund Trust Super tannery (I) Ltd.
Jajmau Road , Jajmau, Kanpur - 208 010 (U.P.)
Scheme: Post Metric Scholarship for higher education
Al-Ameen Scholarships
UG-12, Essel House, 10-Asaf Ali road, New Delhi 110002 OR
76A/1; Okhla Main Bazar, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025; Tel: 26845691, Fax: 26839968
Scheme: Scholarship for students securing more than 50% marks in IXth and Xth standard. Girls studying from Vth standard may also be considered.
Aligarh Alumnis Scholarships
Application Forms can be downloaded from the Federation's Website (http://www.aligs. org).
1. AMU Alumni Association, Australia (open to all, about 30 Scholarships)
2. AMU Alumni Association, California (open to all, about 150 Scholarships)
3. The Aligarh Alumni Association Washington DC
i) 14 Scholarships specific for students from ASSAM (Endowed by Mr. Zouqul Choudhary)
ii) 07 Sabah Memorial Scholarships (Specific for Law Students. Endowed by Mrs. Akhtar Quraishi & Dr. Sayeed Quraishi)
iii) 86 Scholarships (open to all) Endowed by different individuals.
iv) 03 Scholarships (open to all) Endowed by Mr. S. A. Raza.
4. Sultan Jahan Begum Scholarship ( Oman , open to all, about 60 Scholarships)
5. Dr. S. M. Raza & Others Scholarships ( Muscat , open to all)
6. Dr. E. R. Ansari Scholarships ( Abu Dhabi , open to all about 8 Scholarships)
6. Begum Khalida Naheed & MSUS' Scholarship (open to all)
7. Aligarh Alumni Association of New England : http://www.aaane. us/
Provides scholarship to AMU graduates applying for admissions to US colleges for post-graduation.
All India Talent Identification And Promotion Trust
#7, SRK Garden , Jayanagar (E), Bangalore-41 Tel. 080-56969672, 6646861
Email: admin@aitipt. org; aitipt@yahoo.
AMM Arunachalam- Lakshmi Achi Scholarship
AMM Foundation, Parry House, Third Floor, 43 Moore Street , Chennai 600001.
Asma Foundation (Regd)
Hospital Road
Distt. Madhubani, Bihar 847211
Basic Research, Education And Development (BREAD)
Invites applications for financial aid from the students who had excelled in public exams, but could not afford to study further.
During the year 2004-05, BREAD will offer scholarships in science and technology : Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Polytechnics, Mathematics and Sciences.
BREAD and North South Foundation (NSF) have awarded over 2,000 Scholarships over the years.
The eligibility criteria include : a family income of less than Rs,38,000
(Rs.26,000 in rural areas) ; top five per cent ranks in Common Entrance Tests (CET) of 85 per cent marks in intermediate or equivalent examination with relaxation of five per cent to rural and girl students in ranks/percentages ; rank of first attempt preferred; coming from Government or Government aided schools only; first year students in the course of study chosen; students eligible for other scholarships will not normally be eligible for BREAD scholarships. Shortlised candidates will be interviewed before the final selection.
The application form for Andhra Pradesh could be had from Ch. Hanumantha Rao, 204 Megha Apts, 2-1-253 Nallakunta, Hydreabad - 500 044 by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with rank card of CET or mark sheet of intermediate or equivalent examination this year. The deadline for filing of applications is July 31.
Sri M. Siva Ram Prasad, BREAD,401, Diamond House Adjacent to Amrutha Hills Punjagutta, Hyderabad-500 082
Bharat Seva Trust
12 A, Connaught Place New Delhi-110001;
Tel. 23323917
Central Wakf Council
14/173, Jam Nagar House, Shahjahan Road , New Delhi -110011;
Tel. 23384465; Fax. 23070881;
Email: central_wakf_ council@vsnl. net
Web: http://www.wbmdfc. org/wakf/ index.html
Criteria: Father's Annual income not more than Rs 75000.00 per annum.
Scheme: Scholarship to students of B.E., M.B.B.S, B.D.S, B.Sc., A.M.D.Sc (Alig), M.B.A., M.Sc., L.L.B., Scholarship Rs 6000.00 per annum
The Children Foundation
Students studying from the V to the XII standard
Post Box No -5007, Chennai - 600090 Tamil Nadu
Activities mainly in the state of Kerala
Provide scholarship for academically excellent student who lack the financial freedom in choosing and building their career
http://www.children foundation. net/apply. html
Crescent Educational Foundation
B.61 C K Road , Chanpatana, Bangalore Dist.Karnataka, email : crescent@asia. com ; Tel ++91-80-7251143 / 54443; Mobile ++91-9844143530; PRO: Mr. Syed Ajmal
Criteria : Students from Muslim community (irrespective of any school of thought) but he/she must be from Chanpatana city only
Scheme: Scholarship to students of professional courses.
Dawodbhoy Fazalbhoy Muslim Educational Trust
42, Ibrahim Md. Merchant Road , Dhadah Khadak, Mumbai 400 029, E-mail: assurfam@vsnl. com
Danish Education Trust(R)
To Karnataka students studying in the following courses in Karnataka:
Law, Journalism, Economics
or Students appearing for II year PUC and Karnataka CET 2008, seeking admission to 1st year BE & MBBS courses.
Danish Educational Trust
No. 85, Sheriff House, Richmond Road , Next to Karnataka State
Hajj Committee Office, Bangalore - 560025.
Phone: 080 – 41121281.
Email: danishtrust@
Dawodbhoy Fazalbhoy Muslim Educational Trust
42, Ibrahim Md. Merchant Road , Dhadah Khadak, Mumbai 400 029,
E-mail: assurfam@vsnl. com
Delhi Wakf Board
Near Bachchon Ka Ghar, Daryaganj, Delhi 110006
Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust
4, Gul Mohar Avenue , Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025
Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA)
B-41, Qutab Institutional Area, New Mehrauli Road , New Delhi - 110 016, Phone: 2696 4290, 2696 5211 Fax: 2696 4580, E-mail: inquiry@faeaindia. org
Criteria: Undergraduate studies in Arts / Commerce / Science / Medical / Engineering and other technical and professional discipline at any University / Institution / College of students choice anywhere in India .
Eligibility: 1. Indian Nationals. 2. Students who are currently in Class XII or have passed Class XII from a recognised board in India . Those in the 1st year of the undergraduate course (any discipline) are also eligible to apply.
Scope: Tuition fee, maintenance allowance or hostel/mess charges and other allowances to cover travel, clothing and books. Scholarships are tenable up to a maximum of five years. All grants are renewed annually based on Scholars good academic performance.
How to apply: Use form available at http://www.faeaindi
Education Support: portal of scholarship by HRD ministry.
Foundation for Social Care
Director, Scholarship programme: Ziaur-Rahman Siddiqui
185/A Johari Farm, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025. Tel.: (011) 26317311;fsc_admin@rediffmai
fscscholarship@ in; www.fscwecare. org ;
GBK Charitable Trust
Scheme: Poor students studying MBBS, BDS, Pharmacy, BE, B. Tech, LLB, BCA, MCA, MBA, MA, M. Com, B. Ed, M. Ed, Ph. D (for research material), nursing, polytechnic, graduation, inter, TTC., ITI., Distance education, post graduation.
Eligibility: In the previous subjects must have at least 60% marks.
One person is eligible from family.
However for orphans two members can be apply.
The monthly income should not exceed by Rs. 4000.
Address: Giyasuddin babukhan, Chairman and Managing Trustee, GBK Charitable Trust, Begum pet, Hyderabad .
H. E. H. The Nizam Charitable Trust
Haveli Manjli Begum, Shah Ali Banda,Hyderabad- 2
Hamdard Educational Society
(For Science At Secondary Level)
Talimabad, Sangam Vihar New Delhi 110062; Tel: (011) 6085063 - 6085064 Email:inquiry@jamiahamdar
Hashmi Human Resources Development Society
Qazi Zada, Amroha - 244221 (U.P.) Tel: 05922-262417; Fax: 05922-250207
Email: info@hashmi. com; info@hashmitrust. com; Web: http://www.hashmitr
Criteria / Condition: Economically weak & brilliant in studies
Scheme: Yearly
The award covers: Partial Academic expenses
Trust's President: Sakhira Begum
Contact Person: Hakeem Sirajuddin Hashmi
Human Welfare Trust
Dawat Nagar, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025
Human Welfare Trust
195, A. F. Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi- 110025
Phone: 6822199, email: sidheeqhassn@
A limited number of loan scholarships are available for the poor and meritorious students pursuing higher studies for the under mentioned courses in Indian Universities:
1. MSW(Master of Social Work)
2. MA Sociology
3. MA Psychology
4. MA Economics
5. MCJ/MA/PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
6. LLM (Master in Law)
7. MA Public Administration
8. MA Rural Development
9. MA Education Management
10. MBA/MA Financial Management
11. MBA Rural Management
12. MBA/MA Hospital Administration
13. MA Human Rights
14. MA Peace and Conflict Resolution
15. MBA/MA Human Resource Management
16. MA/PG Diploma in Disaster Management
17. MBA/MA/PG Diploma in NGO Management
18. PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
19. PG Diploma in Rural Development
20. Diploma in Film Technology
21. PG Diploma in Development Communication
For details Contact:
Secretary, Human Welfare Trust
D-307, A. F. Enclave
Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi-110 025
Email: sidheeqhassan@
Institute of Objective Studies
P.O. Box No.9725, 162-Joga Bai Extension, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, INDIA ; Phone: 011-26981187, 26987467, 26989253, Fax: 91-11-26981104, manzoor@ndf. in,http://www.iosworld .org/schol. htm
Students of jurisprudence and law
Scholarship in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSS)
Scholarship for Language Promotion (SLP)
Scholarship for Madrasa Students Opting Social Sciences and Humanities (SMS)
Schedule: The announcement for scholarship programme is generally made during the month of July and interviews of short listed candidates are conducted in November every year.
Islamic Development Bank [ Jeddah , Saudi Arabia ]
Daily Star, 103, St John's Church Road , Bangalore - 560005
Criteria: Merit-cum-means
Scheme: Islamic Development Bank grants scholarship for poor Muslim students of India seeking admission in degree courses of Medicine, Engineering (all branches), Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, food Tech. Business Administration and Accountancy, interest Free Loan Scholarship refundable in easy installments when employment starts.
For 3 yeears PhD in Science & Technology in IDB member countries. Contact:
Muslim Education Trust
E-3, Abul Fazal Enclave
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110 025
email: metdelhi@rediffmail .com
http://www.isdb. org
Jamiat-Ulama- e-Hind
1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002; Ph. 23311455, 3317729
Criteria: Needy and meritorious students
Scheme: Mujahid Millat Educational Scholarship to meritorious students seeking admission to Engineering (civil, Elec., Electronics, Computer), M.C.A, Chartered Accountant.
Karnataka State Minorities Commission: for Karanataka residents
Scholarships given to students studying Technical or Professional courses at Undergraduate (BE, B.Tech, B.Arch, BTech (Agri), BSc (Agri), BVSc&AH, MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BNYS,) / Post graduate (ME, MTech, MD, MS, MDS, MCA, MBA, MSc (Agri), MVSc&AH ) in an recognized institution.
http://www.karmin. in/applicationfo rmdownload. html
Maulana Azad Education Foundation
Social Justice Service Centre,
Mahila Imdad Committee,
Opposite New Delhi Railway Reservation Centre,
Chelmsford Road , New Delhi - 110055;
Phone/Fax: 011-23583788, 23583789
Application for Maulana Azad National Scholarship for Girls can be submitted in between 1st July to 30th September every year.
Educational Aid for the students above & below S.S.C.: It is a one time aid given to financially backward students based on their need.
High Cost Education Loan Scholarship (HCELS): HCELS provides interest free loan scholarships to eligible, financially deserving and meritorious students, who intend to take admission in the first year of the professional full time course or are already pursuing their studies in professional full time course
Admn.Office: 4, Sayeed House, 1st floor, 63/65, V. S. Marg, Mahim, Mumbai - 400 016; Tel 91 - 22 - 2445 5365 / 2444 4339 / 2444 8637; Fax 91 - 22 - 2444 0857; Emailmescotrust@mescotru
M.P. Backward and Minorities Welfare Department /forms.htm
Muslim Association for the Advancement of Science, The
Darul Fikr 44, Ahmad Nagar , Dodhpur Aligharh-202002;
Tel 0571 2701209
Muslim Educational Trust
E-3 Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi -110025
Criteria: Only students of U.P. , M.P., Rajasthan, Delhi , Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Orissa , Assam , West Bengal and Western States
Scheme: Loan Scholarship for the professional courses in Medicine, Engineering, Business, Management, M.C.A., B.C.A. Chartered Accountancy and Cost Accountancy, Repayment of the loan shall be due and will commence after the students has completed his education and settled or after the expire of one year of completion of education/course, whichever is earlier.
Scholarship for Medical & Engineering courses, and PhD studies.
http://www.metdelhi .org/
Muslim Hands
148-164 Gregory Boulevard , Nottingham NG7 5JE ; United Kingdom ; www.muslimhands. org;contact@muslimhands .org
Applications from overseas Muslim students to study in the UK are occasionally considered by the Trust. Please note that the Trust does not have a particular focus on this area of grant-making. Applications in writing to S Bashir at the address
Muslim India Education and Cultural Trust, The
Ehsan House Road 6B, Rajendar Nagar, Patna-800016 OR Mr Syed Shahabuddin, IPS (Retd) Ex MP (Trustee) D-250 Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025; Tel: 26326780, Fax: 16327346; Email: muslim@del3. in
Criteria : Means-cum-Merit
Scheme: Islamic Association of North America Offers means cum Merit Scholarship to Muslim students. Grant-in-aid for higher and professional courses, coaching for civil Services and admission to Medical/Engineering Colleges.
Muslim World League Secretariat General Education Affair
No. 40, P. O. Box 537 , Makkah- Al-Mukarramah, KSA Tel: 5422733 Fax: 5436619/5444787
Criteria: Recommendation from either a person or an organization trusted by Rabita. Non-receipt of scholarship from any other institution
Scheme: Scholarship for B.Sc. Programme in Arabic or Islamic Course holding a general Secondary School Certificate or it's equivalent
National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation
1, Taimoor Nagar, Opp D996, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110065; Tel: 011-26326051/ 57/58/59; Fax: 011-26325651; Website:
Nakadar Foundation 
Pir Bordi Chakla KADI 382715 Distt Mehsana, North Gujarat
Scheme: Every year Gold Medal is awarded to Muslim students of High School and Intermediate of each state who secure more than 75% marks. (Three top students from each state and the country.)
National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation
1, Taimoor Nagar, Opp D996, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110065;
Tel: 011-26326051/ 57/58/59;
Fax: 011-26325651;
H. E. H. The Nizam Charitable Trust
Haveli Manjli Begum, Shah Ali Banda,
North South Foundation 
Applications can be obtained by writing to:
Mr. S.Ramanathan,
#17, North St , Kalai Nagar
Madurai - 625014
Ph: 0452-2640678
E-Mail: ramrajam2002@
Scholarships are given by "NORTH SOUTH FOUNDATION" of USA , based on exam grades and family situation. The annual family income should be less than Rs 38000 in urban areas and Rs 26000 in rural areas. The scholarship amount mostly covers 100% of tuition fees and ranges from Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 per year.
If called for an interview, 50% of the travel cost will be reimbursed.
The North South Foundation provides scholarships to needy children who display academic excellence in India . The Foundation has distributed more than 2,000 scholarships to students who need financial support to pursue their quest for knowledge in engineering, medicine, polytechnic, science and other fields. The scholarship is an annual award and not a one-time payment. The student is eligible for the scholarship until graduation as long as the high academic standards are maintained.
Main office in India :
Mr Ch Hanumantha Rao,
204 Megha Apts, 2-1-253
Nallakunta, Hyderabad , AP 500 044
Phone: 40-2763-1963 (R)
chrao04@sify. com
Regional offices in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore , Bhavnagar , Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad , Jamshedpur , Jodhpur , Kanpur , Katihar, Kochi , Kolkata, Madurai , Mau, North East States ( Assam ), Pune, Trivandrum . Click here for individual centers contact addresses.
R D Sethna Scholarship Fund
29, H Somani Marg, Fort
Mumbai - 400001
Prerana(supported by Infosys foundation)
Bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year (April 2009) and scored more than 80%.
The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.
580, shubhakar, 44th cross,1st main Road,Jayanagar 7th block
Bangalore-mob no- 9900906338(saraswat i)
Mr.Shivkumar( 9986630301) - Hanumanth Nagar office
Ms.Bindu (9964534667) -Yeshwantpur office
Punjab Wakf Board
50, Sardar Patel Marg, AMBALA
(Only For Students Of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh )
Rabitah Al-Alami Al-Islami
P.O. Box No. 537, Mekkah , Saudi Arabia
Tel: (966-2) 5422733 Fax: (966-2) 5446700
S H A Ziauddin Trust
P O Box 777 Guildford GU2 7GW , UK
Applications from anyone studying, or wishing to study, on courses in science, agriculture or environmental protection, and willing to use their skills for the benefit of the peoples of the Indian sub-continent (I.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) will be considered at all times of the year. Successful applicants will generally be sent an award of about £500. Please note that this Trust receives far more applications than it is able to support. Applicants should write for an application form to the contact, giving brief details about themselves, their course and their future plans. If appropriate, an application form and explanatory letter will be sent to them in response to which they can give further details. Contact: R B Viccajee, Secretary
Mr. M R Sherwani
12-A Connaught place New Deihi 110001
Criteria: On the basis of information furnished by the school/college (Only First Divisioners are expected to get the cash prize/award)
Scheme: Sherwani Award to outstanding students who have passed out High School/ Intermediate Examination of any board.
Students Islamic Trust (SIT)
Islamic Development Bank [ Jeddah , Saudi Arabia ] (IDB)
E-3 Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025;
Tel. 2692 7004; Fax: 2328 2834;
E-mail: sitdelhi@rediffmail .com;
Website: http://www.sit-
The Student Islamic Trust:
Scholarship for IIT JEE preparation for financially weak .
The whole Programme is divided into four phases; Each phase is followed by one week of preparatory leave for Phase Test. Any of the Phase Test may be considered as "Reshuffling Test", i.e. student's batch can be changed as per his/her performance in these tests to maintain the homogeneous level of competence among students. In this regard decision of concerned authorities will be final and binding.
The total fees of this course will be 55,000/- which will be paid by the Student Islamic Trust to the deserving candidates.
http://www.sit- .
Mohd Saifullah Rizwan
Executive Secretary
011-26941028, 999063012
Ta'awun Trust
162, Jogabai Ext., Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi - 110025
Talent Promotion Taawun Trust
3, Palmgrove Road , Victoria Layout, Bangalore-56004
(Only For Students Of Karnataka)
Tamil Nadu Post Matric Scholarship to Minority Students Pursuing XI std. to Ph.D. Level
Commissioner of Minorities Welfare and Managing Director,
Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic
Development Corporation Ltd.,
Chennai - 600 002
U.P. Minorities Financial and Development Corporation Ltd.
746, 7th Floor, Jawahar Bhawan, Lucknow 226001 Or District Minorities Welfare
Officer of the concerned, District
Scheme: Interest Free Loan for talented and needy students of minorities seeking admission to Medical, Technical and Professional courses such as Management, Tourism etc.
# 16-11-17/B/2/ 2, Saleem Nagar, Malakpet, Hyderabad - 500 036.
Phones : 040-24545862, 24557708, 55106095, Fax: 24542215
(For students of Classes III,IV,V,VI, VII,VIII, IX,X,XI&XII(CBSE / ICSE/ all
State Board Syllabi) Unified Council is a well known scientific organisation managed by a team of professional. The main purpose of conducting the NSTSE - 2005 is to give STRONG FOUNDATION to the younger generation. In search of excellence, they offer fabulous 12 Personal Computers, 36 Gold Medals, 24 Scholarships, 84 Cash Prizes, 1884 Britannica Encyclopedia CD's, 175 BMA books & Consolation prizes A total of 1884 prizes for top rankers in this examination.
We also conduct NSSE in Indonesia , Tanzania , UAE, Saudi Arabia , Kuwait , Oman
& Yemen Student's Performance Report (SPR): We introduced this unique analysis report, first of its kind, which provides real feedback on learning. Question wise and Skill wise analysis will be provided.
For 10+1 & 10+2 students : This is an excellent similation test for students, who are preparing for IIT/AIEEE/All Engineering Entrance exams & AIIMS / JIPMER/AFMC/ All Medical Entrance exams.
TEST CENTRES: Spread across the Nation over 200 centres. Exam fee : Rs.100/-
* For a free prospectus and application form send us a self addressed envelop (stamped Rs.5)
United Mass Media Association 
161-F Joga Bai Extn. Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025
Criteria: Needy and meritorious students
Scheme: Few Scholarships of Rs 1000.00 per month to students of Journalism and Mass Communication
Waqf Women Foundation
No. 530, 5th Floor, M.S. Building , Vidhan Vidhi, Bangalore , Karnataka
Scheme: Scholarships for female Muslim students for medical courses (MBBS, BUMS), dental engineering and Ded (TCH).
West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation
POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP : WBMDFC has been notified as the implementing agency of the "Post Matric Scholership Scheme" by the Govt. of West Bengal. Application format and other scheme details can be downloaded from this link. Application duly filled in alongwith requisite documents should be submitted to:
the Managing Director,
West Bengal Minorities Dev. & Fin. Corporation,
Bhabani Bhavan (2nd Floor,W), Alipore, Kolkata-700 027
http://www.wbmdfc. org/
World Assembly Of Muslim Youth (WAMY)
P. O. Box No. 10845, Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Tel: (966-1) 4641663/4641669 Fax: (966-1) 464171/4641676
Rameshwardasji Birla Smarak Kosh
Scholarships for postgraduate studies in medical or related fields from
Rameshwardasji Birla Smarak Kosh, Medical Research Centre, Hospital Avenue ,
#It is not necessary that the following organizations/ institutes offer coaching only to Muslim students.
In alphabetical order:
Alif Academy: Career guidance and counseling at the beginning of academic year. No coaching courses or regular classes.
Contact Person: (Haji) Husain Ali Dharamsi
Address: 53/ 3, Kantharia Mahal, LBS Marg, Kamani, Kurla (West), Mumbai 400070
Mob. (0) 989 210 8249; Email: husainali_dharamsi@ in
Coaching and Guidance Centre, AMU
Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh
Group A
1. Civil Services
2. P.C.S (U.P., M.P., Rajasthan)
3. Indian Engineering. Services
4. Indian Economic/Statistica l Services
5. Indian Forest Services
6. Judicial Services Examination
7. Coaching for language improvement
Group B
1. SSC, Combined Graduate Level Examination,
2. Asstt. Commandants Central Police Organisation
3. Probationary Officer
4. Bank, L.I.C, G.I.C, Excise & Income Tax
5. Railways, U.P.S.C.(SCRAS)
6. Asstt. Grade- Asstt Grade Administrative Officers
7. NDA, Sub Inspector, Prelim Exam, C.D.S, S.I.S.
8. Combined Entrance Test ( M.B.A., M.l.B.M, M.F.C., M.T.A., M.S.W.)
Group C
1. B-Tech
2 . Pre- Medical Test Note:
1. Coaching Programme will be of three months.
2. Stipends available for selected students
3. Selection on merit plus personality test.
4. Application invited on prescribed form.
Crescent career Guidance and Coaching Centre
Seethakathi, Vandalur, Chennai - 600048
Phone: 044-22751155
Scheme: Free coaching and lodging for weaker sections, Particularly Muslims for IAS exam. Separate hostel for boys and girls.
Crescent Educational Foundation
B.61 C K Road , Chanpatana, Bangalore Dist.Karnataka, email : crescent@asia. com ; Tel ++91-80-7251143 / 54443; Mobile ++91-9844143530; PRO: Mr. Syed Ajmal
Criteria : Students from Muslim community (irrespective of any school of thought) but he/she must be from Chanpatana city only
Scheme: Coaching for Xth grade, guidance for professional courses.
Education and Career Guidance Center (ECGC)
Panoor, Pallana P.O. Alappuzha District
Kerala State PIN 690515
Chief Coordinator Mr. Abdul Khader (Basheer)
Tel. 0477-229-7614 (Home)
Organize career guidance programs for students starting from high school
level. A small library. CIGI (Career Information Guidance India) will help ECGC in this program by sending their resource persons for handling these sessions.
Hamdard Study Circle 
Talimabad, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi 110062
Scheme: Coaching for Minorities Selection on the basis of examination and interview
India Islamic Cultural Centre
Started in 2008, the aim of this coaching programme is to provide all the facilities during the coaching period to the financially weak deserving candidates of minority community.
87 - 88, Lodhi Estate
New Delhi - 110 003 India
Ph: +91 11 43535353 - 57
Fax: +91 11 43535358
email: info@iiccentre. org
http://www.iiccentr service_choachin g.htm
Larkspur House of Learning
(Peronalised Coaching Centre)
3/4, Berlie Street Cross, Langford town, Bangalore
Tel. 080-22727183, 9880711736
Momin' Students Welfare Trust
MSW Career Guidance & Information Center, # 157 / A, 4th Cross, Behind Naseem PolyClinic, Ilyasnagar, J.P. Nagar Post, Bangalore - 78; Email: msw_trust@yahoo. com, Mobile: 9845567687
Scheme: Conducts a series of free programs offering essential career guidance & in depth information on career for students in selecting their career. Workshops on career opportunities after SSLC / PUC & Counselling individual students. Guidance for students appearing for CET (Karnataka).
Noor Jahan Foundation, Hyderabad
Scheme: Coaching to minority students for the I.A.S., I.P.S., Group-1, Banks and Railways Examinations with free boarding and lodging to the poorest deserving students.
Periyar I.A.S. & I.P.S. Coaching Centre
Periyar Thidal Vepery, Chennai 600007
Scheme: Free coaching for minorities and socially and educationally backward classes
Upward Bound Program Coaching Centres
www.imef-ub. org imefna@yahoo. com
Centres: Patna (Bihar), Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Bharuch (Gajarat), Okhla ( Delhi ), Aligarh (U.P.)
Patna Muslim School UB Center ( Patna , Bihar )
Dr. S.M. Nezami (Director of Program)
Tel: 0-612-2671104
pmsit_india@ in
Ayub Urdu Girls High UB School Center ( Patna , Bihar )
Mrs.Rehana Ibrahim (Principal) Murshida Bano (Incharge UBP)
Tel: 0-612-2672804
Abdus Samad Girls School Center ( Patna , Bihar )
Mr. Barkat Ali Khan & Mrs Rehana Khatoon (Incharge UBP)
Al-Hira School UB Center ( Patna , Bihar )
Mohammed Anwar (Inchage UBP)
Tel: 0-612-2660644 (S) 0-612-2691898 ; 91-612-3091669 (F) 91-612-3115834 (M)
alhira@sify. com
Muzaffarpur UB Center ( Patna , Bihar )
Dr. Syed Nizamuddin (Director of Program) Janab Naqui Ahmad
Tel: 91-621-2284080
Bharuch UB Center (Gujrat)
Maulana Habibur Rahman Matadar & Dr. Ismail Adam Patel (Director of Program)
Tel: 91-2642-2266518; 91-2642-2242122
Aligarh UB Center (U.P)
Mr. Amanullah Khan (Director of Program)
Tel: 91-571-2703865; 91-571-2706235
ak1951@rediffmail. com
Delhi UB Center
Dr. Zafar Mahmood (Director of Program)
Tel: 91-11-26827128; 91-11-26327031
info@godsgraces. org
Anjuman Farz-e-Momir
540, Sufi Tola, Masjid Kale Khan, Old City , Bareilly-43005
Scheme: Farz-e-Momin Award to all students of U.P securing lst Division in High School and Intermediate Examination.
Aqsa Educational & Charitable Trust
Vinobhangar, Tumkur - 572101, Karnataka
Tel. 0816-2211457, 2275786 Email:
Scheme: Conducts Islamic open course Examination and distributes awards to toppers

Asia Fellows Awards

Asia Fellows Awards now open for applications
The Asian Scholarship Foundation, funded by the Ford Foundation, is now accepting applications for the ASIA (Asian Studies in Asia ) Fellows Awards. The six- or nine-month fellowships are open to scholars and professionals not more than 45 years old and who have master's degrees or equivalent professional training or experience. English proficiency or in the language of the host country appropriate to the proposed research project is a must.
Application forms are available at www.asianscholarshi or via email at
info@asianscholarsh or fax at 02 655 7977.
Deadline for applications is January 12, 2007.
For Bangladesh , Bhutan , India , Nepal , Pakistan , the Republic of Maldives ,
Sri Lanka , send to:
ASIA Fellows Awardsc/o University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced
Study of India (UPIASI)
India Habitat Centre
(Core 5A, 1st Floor)
Lodi Road , New Delhi 110003,
Tel: (91-11) 2460-4126/7
Fax: (91-11) 2460-4126
E-mail: upiasi@del2. in
The Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Its office in Bangkok administers the ASIA Fellows Awards in the region with assistance from partner offices in Beijing , New Delhi , Manila , Hanoi , and Jakarta .
The ASF Board Management Committee is composed of twelve educational and public leaders from the People's Republic of China , South and Southeast Asia, and Australia . The Board Management Committee selects the fellows, oversees the program and makes policy decisions.
Goals and Objectives
The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast, South and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-regional knowledge sharing. The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, stimulate interdisciplinary research and inter-societal comparison, and contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities. The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career Asian scholars, and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and an understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. They enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.
Citizens of and residents in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Republic of Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Master's/Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training and experiences (minimum of 3 years of university teaching experiences for scholars or 5 years of work experience for professionals. )
Applicants must be 45 years old or younger at the time of the application deadline. However, those up to 50 years old proposing to do research in the field of Humanities may be given special consideration.
Proficiency in English or in the language of the host country appropriate to the proposed research project.
Those who are currently enrolled in a degree program, or have just completed a degree program for less than one to two years will not be eligible to apply. Those who were a recipient of a Ford Foundation fellowship grant within the last two years prior to the application is also ineligible.
conditions of the awards
The proposed research projects for the ASIA Fellows Awards can be carried out in only one participating country (except the applicant's own) and under the following conditions:
No applicant can propose to conduct their research in Hong Kong , Japan , Singapore , South Korea and Taiwan .
Applicants from Indonesia , Malaysia , the Philippines , and Singapore cannot undertake research in each other's countries.
Applicants from Hong Kong , Japan , South Korea and Taiwan can only apply to conduct their research in Thailand , the host country of ASF.
Any part of the proposed project that will be done in the applicant's own country will not be funded under the ASIA Fellows Awards.
The proposed grant period must be between 6-9 months. Once awarded, a fellow is required to conduct research at the proposed host country throughout the grant period. Splitting of the grant period or conducting research in the applicant's own country during the proposed grant period is not allowed under any circumstances.
While an applicant from South or Southeast Asia may propose a research project in a country within his/her own region, preference is given to applicants who propose to conduct research in a region of Asia other than their own (e.g., an award to an Indian scholar or professional for research in China).
Applicants should not plan to conduct their research in a country with which their home country has a difficult diplomatic relationship because of the uncertainties of securing an affiliation and obtaining a research clearance and visa for a long-term stay.
Fellowship awards are not for the purpose of completing requirements towards an academic degree (master's thesis or doctoral dissertations) . 
Fellowship Activities
ASIA Fellows awardees are placed at top-ranking research universities and non-academic institutions such as museums, archives or think tanks. Fellows should identify preferred placements in host countries. They may engage in an organized field research in the host country. Fellows are strongly encouraged to undertake some language training in their host country as part of facilitating their research. They are also provided the opportunities to present guest lectures, or to conduct seminars and workshops at the invitation of the host institutions. After completion of their fellowship, fellows can apply for post-fellowship awards of three months to further their research in a country within Asia , or for short-term travel awards to make presentations at overseas conferences and meetings. All fellows are required to attend the Orientation Program in July 2007, and the ASIA Fellows' Annual Conference in July 2009 at which they present their research results to fellow awardees and to scholars from the country in which the conference is held. They are also required to start the award by the end of December 2007. At the end of the fellowship, fellows must submit to the ASF office in Bangkok evidence of the results of their research project in the form of publications, photos of artistic works, audio/ video productions, etc