MESSAGE BYJUSTICE MANZOOR HUSSAIN SIAL FORMER JUDGE, SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN PRESIDENT, ANJUMAN HIMAYAT-I-ISLAM, LAHORE
I am grateful to Almighty Allah who graciously granted me an opportunity to serve Anjuman Himayat- i-Islam, a Non- Governmental Organization, being one of the oldest and largest organizations in the sub-continent, founded by a group of dedicated Muslims, in 1884, to propagate Islam and to counter the nefarious propaganda launched against Islam by anti muslim missionaries and prejudiced Hindus by exploiting poor Muslims for their conversion. One of them, namely, Qazi Hamid-ud-Din was elected as the first President of the Anjuman Himayat-i-Islam, followed by distinguished personalities like Allma Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Khalifa Shuja-ud-Din, Syed Mohsin Shah and several other eminent persons.
One of the main objectives of the Anjuman was to promote education for Muslims and destitute. The Anjuman, established several educational institutions for imparting religious and general education to Muslimsí boys and girls. The Anjuman, through students of the IslamiaCollege, Lahore played leading role in the movement for creation of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, availed the platform provided by the Anjuman to invigorate the movement.
At present the Anjuman is engaged in providing quality education to the students and raise the standard of both religious and general education for achieving academic excellence. The Anjuman is also endeavoring hard to improve the management of its welfare institutions like Dar-ul-Shafqat for boys and girls and Shifa Khana.
The Anjuman has recently launched and designed a web-site to provide up-to-date information about the functioning of all its institutions. Presently we are in the process of developing web site pages and in near future we will be able to establish interactive programs to share valuable current knowledge being generated at different centers of world repute.
In my opinion, the Anjuman Himayat-i-Islam had remarkable history and foresee bright future provided we jointly strive for its betterment, and recognize the significant and memorable services rendered by our devoted predecessors.
I am sanguine to secure self less devoted cooperation of the Honorable members and staff for future development of Anjuman Himayat-i-Islam which is destined to serve the country and the nation.
Surplus budget of Rs. 5.153 million approved for Anjuman Himayat-I-Islam.