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Showing posts with label Idarae Ilm Dost. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Shabbir Ibne Adil braves Coronavirus lockdown, continues great work


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

During a period when almost every conceivable activity has been halted due to the threats of Coronavirus pandemic, Shabbir Ibne Adil has set an example by continuing his noble work from the platform of Idarae Ilm Dost which he had founded with the collaboration of some like-minded intellectuals. 

Being an intellectual and a social worker is another matter but engaging into welfare pursuits at a time when there is virtual lockdown and people are refraining from leaving their houses is something beyond the call of duty and it merits lavish praise. 

On March 19, 2020, yes the date has to be remembered because of the ongoing lockdown, Shabbir Ibne Adil paid a visit to the Shah Muhi-ul-Haq Academy which is located in Karachi’s outskirts, Gulshan-e-Maymar to be precise.

A resident of Gulistan-e-Jauhar, he drove all the way to Gulshan-e-Maymar with his gift package of 25 books which he donated to Shah Muhi-ul-Haq Academy for their library housed there. 

The academy, which has been carrying out literary and cultural activities regularly, has been established in the memory of the late Shah Muhi-ul-Haq Farooqui, who was a great scholar. 

Upon arrival at the academy, Shabbir Ibne Adil was warmly greeted by Tasneem-ul-Haq Farooqui, who also happens to be one of the founding members of Idarae Ilm Dost. Both the gentlemen shook hands intensely, something many people are keen on avoiding these days.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Idarae Ilm Dost making its presence felt


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Idarae Ilm Dost, a forum founded by Shabbir Ibne Adil and like-minded contemporaries, has started making its presence felt by holding programmes regularly. 

The latest event was organized at the KMC Officers Club, located at Kashmir Road, on February 14 in which the accomplishments and contributions of the legendary quartet of Hakim Muhammad Said, Mirza Ghalib, Ibne Insha and Josh Meleehabadi were recalled by various eminent personalities. 

Although none of the high ranking officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) was present on the occasion, there were quite a few worthy intellectuals brightening the premises of the KMC Officers Club. 

The initiatives of Shabbir Ibne Adil and his group of friends augur well for the literary minded community of the metropolis, which has witnessed a dearth of such activities over the years.

Shabbir Ibne Adil, who has had successful career at the Pakistan Television (PTV), deserves to be complimented for devoting his energies towards this cause and it’s being hoped that he will continue working towards goals despite the mixed response he’s likely to receive for the obvious reasons. 

In an era when reading books is on the way to extinction due a combination of factors, it’s incredibly gladdening to find the likes of Shabbir Ibne Adil trying their level best to remind people about its innumerable virtues. 

The intentions of Idarae Ilm Dost look absolutely inspirational and one hopes that the execution will also be generally right although the presence of a few individuals with dubious reputation makes people skeptical about it. 

It remains to be seen if Shabbir Ibne Adil and his team will be able to overcome the people with vested interests, who have been engaged in blocking healthy traditions.