The Marathi Translation of Quran, Searah book and book on Misconceptions released

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Marathi Books relesed by Mr. Suresh Mangade, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Navi Mumbai.

From right, Ali M. Shamsi, Mr. Suresh Mangade, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Navi Mumbai; Syed Hamid Mohsin, chairman, Salaam Centre; Shree Lakshmi shankaracharya; Syed Abdullah Tariq.

From right, Ali M. Shamsi, Mr. Suresh Mangade, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Navi Mumbai;  Syed Hamid Mohsin, chairman, Salaam Centre; Shree Lakshmi shankaracharya; Syed Abdullah Tariq.

Mr. Prabhat Ranjan presenting a memento to Syed Hamid Mohsin in recognition of his services to remove misunderstanding from the society.

Mr. Prabhat Ranjan presenting a memento to Syed Hamid Mohsin in recognition of his services to remove misunderstanding from the society.

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Navi Mumbai: The Marathi translation of the Holy Quran undertaken by the Salaam Centre Bengaluru, was released by Mr. Suresh Mangade, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Navi Mumbai on June 15 at an impressive function jointly organized by salaam centre Bangalore Quran the Truth Foundation, Navi Mumbai. The translation was carried out by Mr. Syed Iftikhar Ahmed. The function organized at the Centurion Mall, Neerwal, Navi Mumbai drew nearly 800 non-Muslim brethren including journalists, academicians, writers etc. Marathi translations of three other books by Salaam Centre i.e., Follow Me (biography of Prophet Muhammad), Ghalat Fahmiyan (rebuttal of misconceptions about Islam) and Islam For All (an introduction of Islam) were also released on the occasion. All the participants were presented with the set of these books together with the translation of the Quran as a gift by the Salam Centre.

Addressing the gathering following the release, chief guest and the honorable commissioner of Police, Mumbai; Mr. Prabhat Ranjan, said the Holy Quran is a Divine scripture which connects the man with his Creator and conveys the message of peace, love, harmony and tolerance. It brings to the humanity the message of life and the way it should be lived. “Everyone has a claim over it. I congratulate Mr. Syed Hamid Mohsin on the successful accomplishment of the mission and for taking the trouble of reaching out to the Marathi masses with the word of God”, he added.

Mr. Suresh Mangade described the task of undertaking the translation an act of beneficence for which the entire Marathi speaking fraternity should be indebted to him. He said the study of these books would remove several misconceptions about Islam. He said, not alone non-Muslims, even Muslims must go through these books as a great number among them are not conversant with Urdu. He appealed to the participants to take these books to all the people as their own responsibility. “Merely Salaam Centre will not be able to shoulder the task. No one can stop the truth from reaching the truth-seekers”, he declared.

Speaking to the audience, Mr. Suresh Mangade, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said, in the earlier times, the Muslims held onto their faith steadfastly while the mosques were weak structures. Today, the mosques have become pucca, but Muslim’s faith in Islam has grown weak.

Swami Lakshmi Acharyaji, a Hindu Sankaracharya from Uttar Pradesh who was the chief guest, said. he himself believed that the Holy Quran taught terrorism previously.

He said:

“But when I went through its contents through Hindi translation, I found it extremely humane in its appeal and I am now convinced that it was revealed to erase all kinds of terror and oppression. I appeal to Muslims to access the message of Quran through its translation and internalize its teachings into their character. They should then take its message to others who will find it easier to understand its content. Today it has become difficult to understand Islam by looking at Muslims and with constant barrage of propaganda by the Media. If one aspires to understand Islam, he must read the Quran.”

Mr. Syed Abdullah Tariq, a noted Islamic scholar from Rampur addressed the gathering in an extremely sentimental style. He etched to relief the spirit of monotheism and the message of the Quran and Islam. His speech was heard in rapt attention.

Mr. Syed Hamid Mohsin, Chairman, Salaam Centre who spoke towards the end, asked the participants to understand the message of God and take it to the non-Muslim brethren. He said it is not for us to discuss about their fate in the Life Hereafter, but to see that the priceless Divine scripture we possess, reaches them. What is worth worrying is to think of our own future if we failed to take the Divine message to his servants. He advised the participants to prepare a list of non-muslim neighbours and friends and reach them with gift of books on Islam, the Prophet and the misconceptions. He said such a society where people understand each other will be a society where brotherhood and amity would prevail. This will be a great service to the nation. This would require tremendous confidence. You should not have diffidence, nor should you suffer from any kind of demoralization. Proceed with courage. He also announced that soon these books would be available on Internet in the e-Book format. So far these books have been read by nearly 35 lakh people. (Contact Ph: 99011-29956 for details.)

Watch the Views of Mr. Suresh Mangade on Islam and Muslims