Book on Manipuri Muslims' history to be released tomorrow
Book on Manipuri Muslims' history will be released tomorrow in Imphal. Manipur’s little-known Muslim communities have a long and rich history, dating from the time of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). In this exhaustive historical account, Farooque Ahmed traces the arrival of Islam in the region in 615 CE through the Prophet’s companion S’ad ibn abi Waqqas, an uncle of the Prophet, who also was instrumental in spreading Islam in China. Around the same time, an Arab Muslim family settled in the Manipur region and over the centuries Muslim traders, settlers and preachers helped the nascent community expand, flourish and thrive. These waves of migrations and local conversions coalesced into a unique identity of ‘Pangal Musalman’ reflecting the egalitarian and congregational ideals of Islam.
Book: "Manipuri Muslims: Historical Perspectives 615-2000 CE"
Author: Farooque Ahmed
on the 17th of May, 2011 (Tuesday).
Chief Guest: Halim Chowdhury, IAS (Retd.)
Chairperson, Manipur State Minorities Commission
President: Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan
Editor, The Milli Gazette
Guest of Honour: M.A. Janab Khan
ex-Principal, GP Women's College, Imphal
Program timing 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
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