Muslim Personalities

The Maulana for the Millions | Abul A’la Maududi by Ameen Amanulla

Athinker, orator, mujtahid, writer, leader, politician, and seasoned organiser, Abul A’la Maududi (also known as Maulana Maududi) has left a lasting impression in shaping Muslims in South Asia and beyond. His role in founding the Jamaat-e-Islami and his vision for the larger Muslim Ummah provided a unique framework and vision for Muslims to unite at a time when the Muslim identity …

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Reason behind Latinizing name of Muslim scientists , philosophers and scholars By Dr. Zakir Husain

The Latinisation of legendary Muslim stalwarts’ names –  whose pathbreaking contributions in different aspects of human life enlightened the world – has probably eroded the sense of affinity the Muslims ought to have with their legendary coreligionists. The incessant decline of Muslims on one hand and the process of orientalism effected the whole set-up, leading to changes in names and …

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A slice of political life by AJITH SAMARANAYAKE

Political Winds of Change Legislative Speeches of Dr. M. C. M. Kaleel. The Golden Plain – Legislative Speeches of Alhaj H. S. Ismail. Supremacy of Parliament – Parliamentary Speeches of Deshamanya Alhaj M. A. Bakeer Markar. Compiled and edited by A. H. M. Azwer, MP. These three volumes which are a collection of the parliamentary speeches of three leading Muslim …

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Muslim researcher,historian Mohideen passes away

Al Haj M.I.M.Mohideen ( 83) founder secretary of Muslim United liberation front and  Executive Director of Muslim Documentation center of Sri Lanka, researcher ,and historian of island’s Muslims passed away on Friday at the National Hospital Colombo after a brief illness. Late Mohideen hails from Akkaraipattu and lived at Norris Canal Rd Colombo 10. Late Mohideen was one of the …

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Those People from the Past

It was while researching the genealogy of my maternal ancestors that I stumbled upon a burgher lady named, Ms Pompeus, who was supposed to have been the Governess who taught English, Reading, and Piano, to my maternal grandma’s father, MLMH Shareef, and his siblings, Sakeena and Haseena. The Marikar Haji family members belonged to the “Jemmi” ootar (family group) in those …

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