Publish date7 Feb 2012 - 11:03
Story Code : 82194
Cohin, Kerala:

Thaqalayn Foundation - First Shia Islamic organization in Kerala

TNA indiansubcontinent bureau
The first Shia Islamic organization of Kerala will be inaugurated in February 2012. Kerala has a vast and in-depth Islamic tradition. Shiite population in Kerala is not very significant, but it has a tradition of almost five centuries. Earlier Islamic scholars of Kerala were said to have come from old Persia and there were also proofs of vital Persian influence on general Islamic tradition of Kerala Muslims (commonly known as Malabaris).
Thaqalayn Foundation - First Shia Islamic organization in Kerala
The first Shia Islamic organization of Kerala will be inaugurated in February 2012.
 
Kerala has a vast and in-depth Islamic tradition. Shiite population in Kerala is not very significant, but it has a tradition of almost five centuries. Earlier Islamic scholars of Kerala were said to have come from old Persia and there were also proofs of vital Persian influence on general Islamic tradition of Kerala Muslims (commonly known as Malabaris). 

Thaqalayn Foundation is a non-profit, academic, cultural and educational and research institution, concerned with general issues of Intellectual and Shiite Islamic thought. The Institute was established in the Kerala Sate of India in 2011(1432 AH). It is independent of local politics, party orientations and ideological bias. 

The Thaqalayn Foundation is in a process of establishing cooperation with a number of institutions and organizations world-wide in order to carry out the Thaqalayn Foundation’s activities and research programs. The Thaqalayn Foundation is governed by a Board of Governance that meets regularly and periodically elects one of its members to serve as chieftain of the governing body. 

The Thaqalayn Foundation is an intellectual forum working on educational, academic and societal issues from an Islamic perspective to promote and support research projects, organize intellectual and cultural meetings, publish scholarly works, and engage in teaching and training. It has established a distinct intellectual trend in Islamic thought which relates to the vivid legacy of the public and its continuous efforts of intellectual and methodological reform, principally in the field of education, classical knowledge and social science. This involves a number of distinguished researchers and scholars and authors. 

Official inauguration of Thaqalayn Foundation will be held in February 12th on the occassion of Haft-e-wahdath Conference (Unity Week Conference) in Cochin.
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Source : TNA Correspondent
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