Abdul Karim Parekh

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Abdul Karim Parekh
Born (1928-04-15)April 15, 1928
Kanseoni, Maharashtra, India
Died September 11, 2007(2007-09-11) (aged 79)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Scholar
Translator
Social worker
Known for Social work
Translation of Quran
Spouse(s) Zubeda
Amina
Children 4 sons and 5 daughters
Parent(s) Abdul Latif
Hanifa
Awards Padma Bhushan
Website Website

Abdul Karim Parekh (1928–2007), popularly known as Maulana, was an Indian social worker and scholar, known for his translation of Quran into Urdu language[1] and his discourses on the Islamic religious text.[2] Born on 15 April 1928 at Kanseoni village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra to Abdul Latif and Hanifa as the third of the 13 children born to them, his schooling was only up to primary classes after which he worked as a labour to earn a living.[3] He was known to have been self-taught and translated Quran into Urdu language which reportedly had 40 re-prints.[4] He was the founder treasurer of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and is a recipient of the Pride of India honour from American Federation of Muslims from India (AFMI).[2] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2001, for his contributions to society.[5] He died on 11 September 2007, at the age of 79, survived by four sons and five daughters; his wife had predeceased him.[4]

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  1. ^ "Padma Bhushan Maulana Abdul Karim Parekh". Getlisted UAE. 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "On Peace TV". Peace TV. 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Family Background" (PDF). Biography. 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Maulana Abdul Karim Parekh passes away". Two Circles. 11 September 2007. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • "Tauba Kyya Hai?". Discourse by Maulana Abdul Karim Parekh - YouTube video. Zoha Parekh. 10 March 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 

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