News

January 2019

SAFA DIARY

Tours and Engagements of the President

Visit to Karimnagar and Participation

in different programmes

The president of Safa Baitul Maal India Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi and the general secretary Moulana Musaddiq ul Qasmi went to Karimnagar on Wednesday 26th December and addressed at the social reform gathering and prize distribution ceremony held over there under the aegis of Jamiat Ulema Karimnagar district; it may be noted that in this meeting, prizes were distributed to the meritorious students who participated in the Seerat quiz organised by the Jamiat Ulema Karimnagar district; the quiz competition was held based on the "Seerat quiz" book authored by the central president of Safa Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi; apart from this, the president visited also Karimnagar on Friday 11th January on invitation by the Karimnagar branch of Safa; he reviewed the services of the branch; he gave guiding speech to the staff; later he participated in the certificate and prize distribution ceremony held at Shalimar Function Hall for more than 80 students who passed from the free tailoring centres being run under self-employment scheme for women; he encouraged the women and girls to utilise their skills and to communicate the same to others and he gave an inspirational speech; and he distributed the certificates and prizes to the students. On this occasion, monthly pensions issued by the Karimnagar branch of Safa to about 100 poor and deserving and disabled persons, were distributed. There was a sermon by the president before Namaz-e-Juma at Masjid Mohammadi, Sehat Nagar Karimnagar. After Namaz-e-Juma, he addressed the weekly reformative gathering held at Madrasa Abubakr Siddiq.

On Friday, 18th January, he went to Zaheerabad on invitation by the incharge persons of the Zaheerabad branch of Safa; there he gave Dars-e-Quran to the students of Jamia Gulshan Khairunnisa; on the occasion of Namaz-e-Juma, he addressed at Masjid Ilahi, Shanti Nagar; after Namaz-e-Juma, he participated as chairperson in the meeting held at United Function Hall on the topic of present society and our responsibility and he gave the presidential address; in this meeting, the long-serving imams, muezzins, Qazis, newsmen and social servers were felicitated.

On Sunday, 20th January, he participated in the inauguration of Masjid Ahmed Ali, Kalwaral Nagar Mandal, Nizamabad District and addressed the gathering.

Successful conduct of annual state meeting in Shimoga

Through the Shimoga branch of Safa Baitul Maal, one-day training session and public meeting of the branches located in Karnataka was held on Sunday, 6th January at Falak Function Hall, Teerath Halli Road. The function was chaired by the central president of Safa Baitul Maal, Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi. The function began at 9 AM with Quran recitation; later the incharge persons of Bangalore, Hassan, Shimoga, Dharwad, Raichur, Mysore, Bidar, Gulbarga, Chikmagalur, Humnabad, Chincholi, Chittapur, Kushtagi, Bhadrawati and Sagar branches presented the details of welfare activities being carried out under the aegis of Safa Baitul Maal and they aroused the spirit of service to humanity. Moulana Lateefullah Mazhar Rashadi, Khateeb of Masjid-e-Qadria Bangalore and Shaik-ul-Hadees Al-Madrasa Al-Kulliyat Saudia, addressing as chief guest said that serving the creatures of Lord is a great worship and no service should be considered mean or inferior; Allah values a lot those who serve; Allah is pleased even with a small service like guiding the way and this too is a great service; those who serve ought not to oppose anyone but instead must be broad minded; rivalry has been strictly condemned in religion; differences have been observed in each era but they have neither been an issue nor a basis for the spread of anarchy; today differences are being promoted leading the Ummat to anarchy; under present circumstances, it is essential for the Ummat to keep off differences. During his speech, Moulana presented remindful points in the light of Hadees, the events of companions and his personal experiences; continuing his address, he said that the most beloved deed is to please a human being; today, a human being is causing harm instead of causing good to others. Today, a Muslim is viewing the Salam of others with suspicion; under these circumstances, it is a great task to do service to humanity. Stating further, Moulana said a welfare organisation cannot be on the right path unless it is guided by a religious scholar, for a scholar alone is capable of carrying out welfare activities by classifying Zakat, Sadaqa and other donations into relevant departments. Near the End Times, there would be such immense wealth that people could not store; this is that period; hence we must strive to utilise our wealth to serve the creatures. Meeting a Muslim with a smile is also worship. Those who are associated with the department of service are bound to face objections and criticisms; today people are accustomed to object on every issue; we ought to continue our work ignoring these people. Lastly, Moulana praised the services of Safa Baitul Maal and well- appreciated the incharge persons of Safa and prayed for them. The chairperson of the meeting, Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi Sahab, in his presidential address, Safa Baitul Maal is functioning due to prayers and not wealth. Service must be such that, instead of begging people for prayer, it should compel them to supplicate from the depths of heart and such prayer shakes the throne of Allah. The session concluded on dua at its scheduled time of 2PM. Then at 3PM, Moulana Nazeer Ahmed Rashadi, incharge of Gulbarga branch and the central president of Safa Baitul Maal Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi gave reformative speeches to women. Before the address of the chief guest, the vice-president of Safa Baitul Maal, Mufti Abdul Mohaimin Azhar Al-Qasmi, efficiently presented the functioning of Safa Baitul Maal with the help of video documentary; on this occasion, there were addresses by the secretary of Safa Baitul Maal India, Moulana Fasihuddin Nadvi and the general secretary, Moulana Musaddiq ul Qasmi. The rector of Madrasa Mazhar ul Uloom, Moulana Mufti Syed Mujeeb Ullah Qasmi, the Qazi of town, Mufti Iftekhar Qasmi, the president of the Shimoga branch of Safa Baitul Maal, Moulana Osman Baig Rashadi and the general secretary of the branch, Moulana Farooq Sahab Rashadi and others were present. In the meeting, on behalf of Safa Baitul Maal, the Imams, Khateebs rendering services for more than a decade in different mosques of the town were awarded.

Successful conduct of special meeting of Imams and Khateebs at Madina Education Centre Nampally

Despite living in different homes, the incharge persons, imam and muezzin of a mosque are like a family. It is the religious obligation of this family to be aware of their locality and store complete information in the mosque of forty houses on each side of the mosque; create an effective system to take stock of the distressed people of the locality; store details in the mosque about the number of orphans, widows and disabled in the locality and about the living conditions of the people; then such mosques shall present the example of Madina Munawwara; these views were presented by Moulana Abu Talib Rahmani, member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, addressing the special meeting of imams, Khateebs and mosque authorities, held at Madina Education Centre Nampally. During his speech, Moulana, in the light of events, Hadees and experiences, emphasised that in the present age, it is essential to draw, not only Muslims but also non-Muslims, closer to the mosques; a mosque, which is always surrounding by divine blessings, is the best place to teach religion to the masses. In addition, various social services activities could be performed through the mosque. Addressing the affluent, Moulana said that those who pay Zakat are not known as generous, for it is a duty and religious obligation; one must look beyond it and actively participate in different social and welfare services; before the comprehensive and effective speech by Moulana Abu Talib Rahmani, Mr. U Nisar Ahmed, IPS, retired IG, drew attention to the circumstances in the country and prominent activities to be taken up through the mosque and gave a great presentation on national affairs with a help of a projector. In his valedictory address, the president of Safa Baitul Maal Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi urged to adopt an effective strategy to strengthen bond with the masses. The vice-president of Safa Baitul Maal, Mufti Abdul Mohaimin Azhar Al-Qasmi served as an administrator. Apart from the heads, imams and Khateebs of various mosques of Hyderabad, the imams and scholars from different districts of Telangana like Kamareddy, Karimnagar and the treasurer of Safa Baitul Maal Moulana Waseem ul Haq Nadvi participated.

Felicitation Ceremony of the brilliant multi-talented student of Hyderabad Mohammed Hassan Ali
at Safa Baitul Maal office

It is a matter of pride that Mohammed Hassan Ali, aged twelve years, resident of Malakpet, Hyderabad has been selected by the central government through SBI, from among the three most brilliant students of India; a voting line was issued for these three students that included Mohammad Hassan apart from two more students of Guwahati and Chennai; the father of the child, Mohammed Sadiq Ali, came to the office of central Safa and requested Moulana for dua; when the child was born, it was Moulana who gave him the name upon the request of the father; Moulana expressed immense pleasure on the incredible achievement of the child. When he came to the office of Safa, the child was encouraged and was presented a shawl and memento. The government of India will utilise various services in the educational field in India and abroad. Despite little age, the child is giving free training on designing, planning etc to civil, mechanical and electronic engineers including students of South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and Nigeria. He is getting offers from different countries but his father desires that he sincerely serve in the country itself. The central president of Safa Baitul Maal Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi has requested one and all to pray for the success of this child and Safa Baitul Maal too will utilise the services of this little student and shall take him along to different schools for social service programmes.

Personality development programme under Hussain Islamic Centre and Safa Baitul Maal

As reported by Mufti Fayaz Ahmed, the incharge of Safa centre, Kishanbagh, under the aegis of Hussain Islamic Centre and Safa Ladies Wing (Safa Baitul Maal), three-day classes were held under the supervision of Mr. Abdul Kareem Faheem from Friday, 4th January to Sunday, 6th January at the office of Safa centre located opposite Masjid Ashraf Kareem, Mishk Mahal, Road No. 9, Kishanbagh; the expert trainer, Mohtarma Amtullah Baji Saheba who is the incharge of Safa Ladies Wing gave fine training, with the help of a projector, to women and girl students on the following topics: (1) How to develop one's personality? (2) Measures for happy marital life (3) How to train one's children? About 60 students participated in the programme and were issued certificates on conclusion.

Sponsorship of Poor Orphan Children

Safa Baitul Maal has shouldered the responsibility of 160 orphans identified during the survey who are unable to study for lack of parental care and it is bearing the educational and food expenses of these children. Hence, during the current month, the school fees of children studying in different schools have been paid incurring an expenditure of Rs.125403. The server of Safa Baitul Maal, Hafiz Mubashir Khan went to schools to pay the fees and gathered details about the educational progress and attendance of the students. Apart from this, each month, Safa Baitul Maal pays for the educational and food expenses of poor students of different residential schools of Hyderabad, whose parents are not in a position to do so; hence, during the current month, a total fees of Rs.6800 has been paid for 5 students.

Distribution of monthly pensions to helpless widows, deserving disabled and poor people

Through Safa Baitul Maal, monthly pensions are issued after complete investigation to destitute widows, disabled persons, deserving people and impoverished households living in different localities of Hyderabad; therefore, during the current month too, monthly pensions Rs.280500 to 89 helpless widows, Rs.81440 to 13 deserving poor, Rs.83800 to 17 impoverished disabled persons and Rs.2000 to a deserving patient have been issued as pensions for 3 months. Apart from this, the sponsorship amount for the six disabled persons living in Shifa Allah Old Age Home under the sponsorship of Safa Baitul Maal, has also been issued.

Conduct of Various Programmes under Department for the Promotion of Message of Humanity

Through the department of the promotion of the message of humanity established under the aegis of Safa Baitul Maal, speeches are given to school students throughout the year and in particular, during the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, speeches are given to raise awareness on Seerat and students are asked questions related to Seerat-un-Nabi and prizes are awarded to those giving correct answers. Hence this process has begun from the first day of Rabi-ul-Awwal and speeches are being given in different schools of the city; Moulana Mujeeb Uddin Sahab Rashadi Nizami and Moulana Syed Asad Sahab are going to schools and addressing students; apart from this, the incharge persons of Safa ladies wing are also addressing girl students in different schools. During the current month, a total of 6 schools were visited, speeches were given and questions were asked and prizes were given to those giving correct answers. The names of the schools are:

Lohiya Little Centuary High School Aghapura, S.T Ameen High School Yaqutpura, High Tech Islamic School Talabkatta, Mezban High School Hasan Nagar, Limra High School Baba Nagar, Poineer High School Chandulal Baradari and Global Vision Academy High School Kishanbagh.

Construction of Mosques and Installation of Borewells

Through Safa Baitul Maal, mosques are built in villages of states like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar where there are no mosques and no place of collective worship for Muslims where they could gather to pray to God and offer Namaz; through Safa Baitul Maal, mosques are being built for Muslims in villages away from towns; till now, about 200 mosques have been built through Safa Baitul Maal; Alhamdulillah, during the current month, the construction work of Ahmed Ali Mosque in Kalwaral Nagar Mandal, Nizamabad District was completed and a residence for the imam is also being built abutting this vast mosque; the inauguration programme of this mosque was held on Sunday, 20th January that was chaired by Moulana Mufti Abdul Mughni Mazhari, head of City Jamiat Ulema, Greater Hyderabad and supervised by Moulana Hafiz Abdul Majeed Tabraiz Al-Qasmi; the president of Safa Baitul Maal Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi participated as special guest; there were special addresses by the chairperson of the meeting and by the president of Safa Baitul Maal; prayers have formally begun in the mosque. Apart from this, construction of the following mosques is in progress: Masjid Taqwa, Masjid Noorain Ansari, Masjid Fatima Abul Khair, Masjid Aamina Abdul Qadir, Masjid Rahmat Mohiuddin and Masjid Kausar.

Various services of Safa centre Kishanbagh

Through Safa Baitul Maal, small traders of Kishanbagh area who do business with usurious loans are provided interest-free loans in order to save them from the curse of usury, so that their economic condition is strengthened and they could progress; hence during the current month, interest-free loans of Rs.285000 have been issued to 28 persons. 15 kg rice each was distributed at 70 impoverished households of Kishanbagh area.

Distribution of food leftover in IT Companies

Safa Baitul Maal, in association with Glow Tide Society, has launched a service to collect the food leftover in IT companies and universities that is usually discarded and pack it properly and supply to the deserving and poor; Alhamdulillah, this service is functional for the past three months; on behalf of Safa, this service is being performed in Kishanbagh area through Safa centre; this food is distributed to the white card holding deserving households that are identified through the survey of Safa Baitul Maal. During the current, various food packets were distributed in an organised way to about 2500 households.

Services of Safa Health Care

Under the aegis of Safa Baitul Maal permanent clinics, "Safa Health Care" in Hafez Baba Nagar and Kishanbagh and "Abeda Clinic" in Singareni Colony have been established. White card holding patients approaching these three clinics are provided free diagnosis and free medicines; also, through Safa diagnostic centre, as required, ECG, Nebuliser, all blood and urine examinations, x-ray tests etc. are also provided free of cost. Hence during the current month, a total of 1892 patients have been evaluated at these three centres and free medicines were also provided to them.

Services of Safa Diagnostic Centre

Through the Safa Diagnostic Centre established under the aegis of Safa Baitul Maal, all tests of blood and urine are done free of cost for the deserving patients who approach the Safa medical camps and for other patients these tests are performed on nominal cost; Alhamdulillah, this month, free tests have been done for 240 deserving patients incurring an expenditure of Rs.80100.

Diagnosis of various diseases of hundreds of patients through free mega camps

At the locations where free medical camps are held every month on behalf of Safa Baitul Maal, free mega camps are being organised in collaboration with KIMS Bibi Cancer Hospital; in these camps, free diagnosis is being done through specialist doctors for the gutkha addicted cancer patients; likewise, free diagnosis of feminine ailments is also been performed and they are being provided medicines; similarly, free eye diagnosis is also being performed through eye specialists. Alhamdulillah, during the current month, free mega camps were held at the following 6 locations through which hundreds of patients were benefited: Community Hall, Darga Hashamabad; Madrasa Khalid bin Waleed, Nimra Colony; Masjid Al-Falah, Wahed Nagar, Old Malakpet; Islamic Model School, Ghouse Nagar; Safa branch Sadashivpet; Madrasa Saut-ul-Quran, Hyder Nagar, Kukatpally.

Free medical camps of Safa Baitul Maal

Through the Safa Mobile Clinic organised by Safa Baitul Maal, free medical camps are conducted in various slum localities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad where free diagnosis along with free medicines is provided to poor deserving patients; this apart, through Safa Diagnostic Centre, as required, ECG, Nebuliser, all blood and urine examinations, x-ray tests etc. are also provided free of cost; through these camps of Safa Baitul Maal, people suffering from chronic ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid are provided free medicines for a month. Hence during the current month, a total of 26 camps have been held and a total of 1439 patients were benefited.