Wednesday September 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The president’s message notes that it is a matter of pleasure that the ministry of information and culture has organized a seminar on the personality and services of Imam Azam the outstanding personality of Islam and that religious scholars, researchers and scientists of the co6untry have been invited to this seminar to enable them discuss the different dimensions of life and services of Imam Azam.
Some years back the academy of sciences of Afghanistan holding a large seminar in Kabul and in Parwan provinces that debated and praised the personality of Hazrat Imam, his moral and the Hanafi religion and believes.
Essays regarding to the issue written by great scholars were read out in the seminar.
The current seminar will complement the previous seminar and the readable materials about Imam Hanifa and his services will be placed at the disposal of the people.
I therefore appreciate the Ministry of Information and Culture and thank esteemed religious figures participating at this seminar, and wish them success and hope that their research materialize the aim set for this seminar.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A seminar was organized on the life and services of Hazrate Imam Abu Hanifa (PBUH) at the initiative of Ministry of Information and Culture.
Sebghatullah Mujadidi leader of Jehad, heads of departments of Ministry of Information and Culture, some MPs, and religious personalities attended the seminar.
The message of President Karzai was read out at the seminar by Sayed Musaddeq Khalili deputy minister for cultural affairs that read in part:
The president’s message notes that it is a pleasure that the ministry of information and culture has organized a seminar on the personality and services of Imam Azam (PBUH) the outstanding personality of Islam and that religious scholars, researchers and scientists of the country have been invited to this seminar to enable them discuss the different dimensions of life and services of Imam Azam.
Some years back the academy of sciences of Afghanistan held a large seminar in Kabul and Parwan province that debated and praised the personality of Hazrat Imam, his moral and the Hanafi faith and article were read out at that seminar.
The current seminar will be the complement of the previous seminar and have more information about Imam Hanifa’s life and his services in introducing the principle of Islam. Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture talked on the personality, position and different dimensions of life of Hazrat Abu Hanifa (PBUH), and said that we are celebrating the life and works of a great personality of Islam, adding that Hazrate Abu Hanifa or Imam Azam ibn Sabet ibn Zuti ibn Marzban ibn Mah was born at the end of year 80 first year of HS in Kufa and died in 150 HS and his mausoleum is in Baghdad.
He added that Imam who lived in the late of first century and the first part of second century (Islamic Colander ) played a great and valuable role in dissemination of Islamic teachings. He expressed hope that this seminar by presenting credible and scientific articles written by prominent Islamic figures opens a new horizon for the new and up-coming generations to study more about the life and services of this great scholar of Islamic world.
Mawlawi Nik Mohammad member of the Ulama Council of Afghanistan was another speaker of the seminar. Ustad Akbari member of the Islamic Brotherhood Shura, Prof. Sebghatullah Mujadidi scholar and Jehadi figure, Mufti Mohammad Al-Qaderi from Pakistan also addressed the seminar.
Meanwhile, the poems of Allama Iqbal Lahori in praise of Afghanistan and the people of this country were read out at the seminar.
Sayed Shah Hussain Ahmad an Indian scholar delivering a speech praised Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for appointing Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Rahin as the Minister of Information and Culture and added Afghanistan after Mecca and Madina holly cities is the most respectable city in the world.
The message of some organs was also read by the representatives of those organs.
Meanwhile in the first session of this scientific seminar Mawlawi Naik Mohammad elected as chairman, Sayed Shah Hussain Ahmad as deputy chairman and Mawlawi Rehman Rehmani as secretary of the seminar and started their duties.
At the meeting researcher Abdul Rehman Hakimzad and Mufti Sayed Mohammad Al-Qaderi from Pakistan read out their scientific and researched essays on the life and services of Imam Abu Hanifa in introducing Sharia or Islamic laws.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture expressed condolence and sympathy on the occasion of Khairullah Bashardost demise, director for structures of national journalists’ union.
Khairullah Bashardost, one of the founders of national journalists union, had sustained injuries in a traffic incident and died after being taken to the Sardar Mohammad Daud hospital late on yesterday.
Dr. Raheen while expressing condolence and sympathy to the deceased family and the country’s journalists said, “Khairullah spent long years of his life in media and May Allah forgive him.”
Monday September 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Officials of Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) have strongly rejected the allegations on embezzlement of one million dollars by Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen.
The allegations posed on the minister by the two employee of the concerned ministry after they were fired from their posts.
In a press briefing held here in Kabul, Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen strongly rejected the accusations of nearly one million dollars embezzlement from the financial assistance of the South Asia Foundation (SAF) allocated for renovation of cultural heritages.
The minister reiterated that the allegation which was broadcasted in some foreign media outlets is a clear conspiracy against him and it’s away from the facts.
“Eleven years have been passed since formation of the current political system, but Minister of Information and Culture never found involved in embezzlement of even a penny, media persons have close recognition with me, I have always considered journalist community as part of my family, they have felt my love and affections, but those who put allegations in-fact are those elements who have fired from their positions due to particular reason, Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said”.
“A western publication has published such a report without finding the fact and without being aware from the reality, they have posted the assertions of up four or five employees of the ministry whose jobs were terminated by particular reasons, it’s not the first allegations, prior to this, several allegations have been posted against me, previously, they accused me of stealing up to 50 ancient relics, luckily, the accusations were found baseless and elements behind the allegations defamed themselves, during my service, I have always strived to give love and affections to all society segments including, journalist, artists, singers, archeologists Dr. Raheen added.”
Responding to a query with regard to embezzlement of one million dollars financial assistance of South Asia Foundation (SAF) Minister of Information and Culture said that Afghanistan has its own cultural attaches in every country who serve for three years term, when the ministry dispatched a letter to Mr. Mumtaz Fazullah who was serving in UAE as our cultural attaché and asked him to return back to the country, he felt angry and started putting allegations on me on a western media is completely baseless.
“The amount of dollars one million was not transferred into my account.
In 2003 when I was on Paris tour, I met with a cultural figure from India and his name was Madanjeet Singh, he was living in the UK and there he had established a foundation, he was providing financial assistance to seven south Asian countries of Indian, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives, Afghanistan was missing this list.
I realized that South Asia Foundation is not complete without Afghanistan, Mr. Singh decided to inaugurate one branch of his foundation in Afghanistan, in his meeting with president Karzai, he asked me to take the charge of South Asia Foundation chairmanship, I accepted the demand of President Karzai, said Dr. Raheen, adding that I accepted the charge as a great honor, later on Mr. Singh send me 60,000 dollars, I opened an account in Bank-e-Milli, later on he send me another amount of 80,000 dollars, the money was transferred to the ministry of finance, it was decided to use the financial assistance for renovation of media center and the building was constructed with the financial amount of 152,000 dollar”.
“When I was designated as Afghanistan ambassador to India, I transferred the responsibility to Mr. Masoodi chairman of the National Museum of Afghanistan, when I left Kabul for Delhi, during that day, from the overall amount, only 37,000 dollars were in the account, the rest of the money were spent on renovation of cultural heritages, he stated”.