Monday, July 7, 2008

Condolence Message

The passing away of Alijanab Vavoor Khaleelur Rahman saheb is a great loss to the leather industry, The Ambur Muslim Educational Society, Ambur Ahle Sunnath wal jamaath and people of Ambur. He was not just the holder of big posts without involvement. The undeniable fact is that he was an activist and discharged what he considered his responsibilities with much care and attention. Even during his indisposition he worked hard serving the causes dearer to him without any care for his health. One can say without any hesitation that the people of his bold calibre are rare in the community. His passing away has made everyone realise that the responsibilities he held cannot be carried out by one but two or three persons. It clearly shows that he was holding a big burden on him for the sake of the community. This was his beauty par excellence.

Another loss of the community is in the demise of Alijanab Varsala Niamathullah saheb, an Executive Committee member of The Ambur Muslim Educational Society and Muthawalli of the Small Mosque. He was a cool and calm person and discharged his responsibilities well. He has helped many community and Islamic causes. He was a good friend to everyone. We will always miss him.
However the hard truth is that we have to follow them when the call comes from the Creator.
Our heart-felt condolences to the members of the respective bereaved families.
Let us pray to Allah for their "maghfirath". May their souls rest in peace.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Whither reservations?

A delegation of popular Christian priests and politicians has met the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. M. Karunanidhi and appealed to him that the exclusive 3.5% reservation in education and employment for Christians should be abrogated. Their contention based on their assessment particularly in the MBBS admissions is that it is detrimental to the interest of the Christian community. There must be some strong ground for them to make such an unexpected and bold demand. All glitterings are not gold. Let the Muslim leaders who harp on the benefits of the reservation look into this issue seriously, analyse it thread and bare and come to a conslusion. They should find out where the Muslim community stands now with 3.5% quota.

One feels that the best way to make every community progress educationally is to bring up children efficiently giving them proper training and education right from the beginning and make them capable in every sense of the word instead of depending on reservations. It is clear to all that reservations alone cannot make students able and educationally sound. It is more the question of the survival of the fittest mainly at the present highly materialistic world. As the former President of India Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam says every student should persevere with determination to ahieve his or her goals and parents should be backbone to them extending all assistance and co-operation finacially and otherwise. Our slogan should be "merit".