From Accounts Manager to Accomplished Author
By SHEFA RAFI
Former NTC official Ameer Althaf, who played with numbers as accounts manager at the central government organisation had a passion for penning books.
And his creativity came to the fore with his maiden book on 300 year long history of Coimbatore Muslims in 2014.
Taking the next step, Ameer took up intensive research on Holy Quran. His seven year effort bore fruits with his four part book ‘Athaatchigal Thirukkuran Kalai Kalanjiam’ which has lots of interesting info which he collected during his indepth study visiting universities in Mecca, Medina and Malaysia. No doubt, this creative work is his magnum opus. Moreover, this book is a must in the book shelf of every household.
Retired apex court judge F M Ibrahim Kalifullah and former Madras High Court judge K N Basha will release the book in the presence of leading luminaries of Coimbatore and experts in their chosen domain from across the globe.
The event sponsored by Dhaanish Ahmed Institute of Technology (DAIT) and Al Azhar Educational Trust is to be held at Podanur Thendral Mahal on Oct 20 evening.
Interestingly, Ameer’s research papers on Holy Quran were presented and published in global forum like Umma-al Qura University in Mecca, King Fahad University in Madina, University Malaya, Islamic Science University Malaysia besides universities in Istanbul, Jordan, Qatar, Mali.
His four decade central government service and three decade research on Holy Quran made him go places across the globe. Significantly, he became to be known as International Holy Quran researcher.
Others who are part of the event includes Moulavi Alhaj M A Abdur Rahim, president, Coimbatore-Nilgiris-Tirupur district Jamathul Ulema Sabai, Moulavi Alhaj M A Mohammed Imdhadi, president, Coimbatore city Jamathul Ulema Sabai, social activist Aloor Shanavas, Coimbatore district United Jamaath president Alhaj A R Basheer Ahamed, Tamil Nadu Haj organisors association president Alhaj A Mohamed Rafeek, Iqra Educational Trust president Alhaj H E Iqbal Sait, Project Manager in Kuwait Haji M A Azad will address the audience at the book release event.
Himayathul Muslimeen Sunnath Jamaath, Podanur secretary Haji KTS Riyas Kapoor will propose the vote of thanks. Other dignitaries who will speak at the event include Holy Quran translator Prof Mohamed Khan baqavi, TN state Jamathul Ulema deputy general secretary Moulavi Alhaj K M Ilyas Riyaji, Chennai Anna Salai Makkah Masjid chief imam Moulana M Mohammed Mansoor Kasimi, Madras University HoD Arabic, Persian and Urdu Dr A Zakir Hussain Baqavi and senior network consultant, Abudhabi Dr Mohamed Ibrahim.