Abdul Karim Parekh
Akola district, Maharashtra
|Died||11 September 2007
Born in village of Kanseoni in Akola district, Maharashtra where his father, a memon, had migrated from Gujarat, most likely from Kathiawar. Practically self-taught, Parekh acquired proficiency over the Quranic Arabic besides Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati and had good working knowledge of English and Sanskrit.
He is widely acclaimed for his Dars-e-Qur'an (discourses and commentaries on the Qur'an), Tarjuman-e-Qur'an (Translation of the Qur'an in easily understandable Urdu, Hindi & Marathi), Lughatul Qur'an (Qur'anic Arabic Dictionary in Urdu, English, Hindi, Gujrati, Bangla and Turkish), Vigyan Yug Mein Islam Dharam (in Hindi), Aurat Ki Tauheen (in Urdu) and several other books.
Parekh dealt with modern challenges and conflicts with a Qur'anic approach along with scientific reasoning and logic.
He was the founder and treasurer and an influential member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). He was a respectable figure among all religious heads and was called several times to give lectures at Geeta Mandir, Hanuman Mandir and in the Catholic Church. Based on Jama Masjid in Mominpura of Nagpur was well known for his regular lectures on the Quran for over 50 years. He appealed and encouraged to Indian Muslims to learn Arabic and understand Nobel Qur'an without fail in all his lectures.
He died in Nagpur on September 11, 2007 at the age of 85 after a brief illness.
- 2001: Padma Bhushan award, Social Work
- Pride of India Award, the American Federation of Muslims from India
- Order of the Taj, Iran
- Recently he has been awarded by American Federation of Muslims from India (AFMI) USA as PRIDE OF INDIA.
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