By M Rafi Ahmed
Coimbatore: Former Supreme Court judge Ibrahim Khalifulla praised retired NTC official Dr Ameer Althaf for his untiring efforts in compiling the four part series book ‘Athaatchigal Thirukkuran Kalaikalanjiam’ which was released at an event jointly organised by Dhaanish Ahmed Institute of Technology (DAIT) and Al-Azhar Education Trust at Podanur Thendral Kalyana Mandapam here on Sunday.
In his address, he said that the author took painstaking effort to collect plethora of interesting info relating to Holy Quran at different universities across the globe and his book proves to show his indepth research and study by the author and added that the book is must read by everyone irrespective of any religious barrier. Former Madras High Court judge K N Basha expressed his happiness in taking part at the book release function and went on to say that its an outstanding work by Ameer Althaf. And he said that he was awestruck after browsing thru’ the pages of Athaatchigal as it contained some rare pictures. Additional District and Sessions Judge A Mohamed Ziyavudeen who received the first copy said that the book is a treasure trove, a must in every household.
Earlier, Dr Ameer Althaf in his welcome address recalled his three decade long intensive research of Holy Quran during his forty year government career. Quite Interestingly, he has been identified as one of the Holy Quran researcher at global level. He went on to say that it took nearly seven years for bringing out this four part series ‘Athaatchigal’. He disclosed that he is working seriously on yet another 30,000 pages book titled ‘Al Quranin Mozhiyil Arputham which he said that 90 percent work is over. Moulavi Alhaj M M Kamaludeen Imdhadhi, faculty at Podanur Markazul Hidaya recited verses from Holy Quran to commence the event.
Others who were spoke at the event included DAIT director Akbar Basha, Moulavi Alhaj M A Abdur Rahim Baqavi, president, Jamathul Ulema Sabai, Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Tirupur, Moulana M Mohamed Mansoor Kasimi, president Jamaiyathul Ulema and chief imam, Chennai Makkah Masjid, Dr Zakir Hussain from Madras University Department of Arabic, Persian and Urdu, Moulavi S N Jaffer Sadiq Baqavi, chief imam, MMA Malabar Mosque, Chiennai, Dr N Abdul Hadi Baqavi, Hadith translator and chief imam Jamiyul Anwar mosque, Chennai and Moulavi Alhaj P A Kaja Moinuddeen Baqavi, president, Tamil Maanila Jamaathul Ulema Sabai. Alhaj M A Inaiyathulla, general secretary, Sunnath Jamaath Federation presided over the event. Podanur Jannah Mosque chief imam Moulavi A K A Sarfudeen Faizi was the master of ceremonies.Haji KTS Riyas Kapoor, secretary, Himayathul Muslimeen Sunnath Jamath, Podanur proposed a vote of thanks.