As salaamu alaikum
The blog, Towards Enlightenment, is a determined effort of a few individuals to reach out to the internet savvy community and spread the message of Islam in the light of Quran and Hadith through the new media used extensively in contemporary times. In these times, when everyone is on the move and people have very limited free time, it becomes an immense challenge to reach out to a large section of the society and bring to their notice authentic information about Islam and that too in a manner which is comprehensive as well authentic and not too lengthy. With these constraints of the target audience in mind, we try to restrict most of our blogs to about 800-1000 words but without compromising on the sources and the quality of the information.
Alhamdulillah, the journey started in November 2009 by a couple of young, energetic and aspiring Alumni of Jamia Dar-us-salaam, Oomerabad, an eighty year old Madrasa in the state of Tamil Nadu, and has found many well wishers and admirers.
About the Team
1. Shoaib Shaikh : An Aalim and Fazil from Jamia Dar-us-salaam. After completing his Islamic studies, Shoaib went on to pursue bachelor degrees in Journalism and Arabic literature, and then obtained Master degree in Mass Communication from St Joseph College, Bangalore.
2. Saqib Hafiz: He is a Quran Hafiz. He holds an Aalim and Fazil degree from Jamia Dar-us-salaam, a bachelor’s degree in Arabic literature from the University of Madras and another bachelor’s degree in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence from The Islamic University of Madinah. He then earned Master degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha.
Apart from these two, there are a few more people who contribute significantly towards creating the blog and bringing their perspective and in helping collate the information.
May Allah SWT make this humble effort beneficial and worthwhile to all the readers and help us realize our goal of becoming better Muslims.
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