Markazu Saqafathi Sunniyya

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جامعة مركز الثقافة السنية الإسلامية
Markazu Saqafathi Sunniyya
മർക്കസു സ്സഖാഫത്തി സ്സുന്നിയ്യ
Other name
Jamia Markaz, Sunni Markaz, Karanthur Markaz
Motto Markaz Shaping a Culture
Type Islamic
Established 1978 (1978)
Founder Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed
Chancellor Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed
President Sayyid Ali Bafaqih Thangal
Vice-president Sayyid Yusuf Albukhari Vailathur, K.K Ahmmed Kutty Musliyar Kattippara
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Hussain Saqafi Chullikkod
Director Dr. A.P Abdul Hakeem Azhari
GM C. Muhammed Faizy
Address Karanthur, Kozhikode, Kerala, 673571, India

Markazu Saqafathi Sunniyya[1] (Malayalam: മർക്കസു സ്സഖാഫത്തി സ്സുന്നിയ്യ) also called Markaz, Jamia Markaz, or Sunni Markaz,[2] is a national Islamic university at Kozhikode in Kerala, India.

The university is located 14 kilometres (8.70 mi) east of Kozhikode city. The foundation stone was laid by the Saudi Arabian Islamic scholar Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki in presence of Kanniyath Ahmed Musliyar and EK Aboobacker Musliyar. It has roughly 20,000 students studying under faculty of Islamic studies, Arts, Science, and Theology.[3]

Markaz has started a branch in Dubai under the supervision of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of Dubai (Markaz, Dubai[4] also called Dubai Markaz[5][6][7]) with various courses in Islamic studies. Recently, a branch of the Markaz has been established as the Jamia Nizamuddin at New Delhi.

Health service[edit]

The Health service is provided by a team of doctors both in the campus hospital and the research centre. Students who are ill are treated free of charge. A specialist hospital is also under construction. A network of staff and students working as first-aiders, provides additional back-up for the Health Service.

Welfare services[edit]

Markaz provides financial aid to poor students for further studies. There is a special fund for assisting the students who aspire to study here and abroad, top scorers attend universities in Egypt, Russia, etc. Markaz sponsors medical and engineering students studying in Kerala and other states like Karnataka, Utter pradesh and Delhi. There is a special welfare outlet functioning in the capital city, Delhi.[8][9] Markaz is giving degree (sanad) in Islamic studies as Maulvi Fazil Saqafi and Maulavi Kamil Saqafi for P.G in Islamic Studies also called Saqafi.[10][11] The students of Markaz are doing Islamic Dawath in various place of world, like Africa, UK, New Zealand etc.

International relations and Affiliations[edit]

Al Azhar University of Cairo has extended its recognition to courses taught by the Markazu Saqafati Sunniyya.[12]

Ruby Jubilee[edit]

Markaz Ruby Jubilee is the fortieth annual conference of Jamia Markaz. As part of the ruby jubilee celebrations, Markaz conducted a number of seminars and conferences. That discussed a large number of issues pertain to the crisis of humanity and Muslim world. It was held during 4 January 2018 and 7th of the same month.[19]

  • Cultural conference[20]
  • Inaugural Conference[21]
  • Sheikh Zayed International Peace Conference[22]
  • National Integration Conference[23]
  • Inauguration of Queens’ Land[24]
  • International Islamic Scholars’ Conference[25]

Major projects, centres and institutes[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Muslim organization from Kerala extends helping hand to Rohingya refugees |". Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Jamia Markaz to celebrate its 37th anniversary". Arab News. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  3. ^ "About Us | Markaz". Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  4. ^ 2010, (c)جميع الحقوق محفوظة لدائرة الشؤون الإسلامية والعمل الخيري بدبي. "Islamic Center". Archived from the original on 2016-05-01. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Dubai | Markaz". Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  6. ^ Administrator, System. "Indian associations welcome Ramadan with free medical camps and blood donation drives". Emirates 24|7. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Dubai to hold KCF day on Feb 19". Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
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  11. ^ "Guide to Admissions 2015–2016" (PDF). 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Head Line, Markaz English Magazine ,2014 September". Issuu. 5th Page. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  14. ^ "Ak Partili Ünal, Yemen Ve Hindistandan Gelen Öğretim Üyelerine Meclisi Gezdirdi" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  15. ^ "Ak Partili Ünal, Yemen Ve Hindistan'dan Gelen Öğretim Üyelerine Meclis'i Gezdirdi". Zap Haber (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  16. ^ "Ak Partili Ünal, Yemen ve Hindistan'dan Gelen Öğretim Üyelerine Meclis'i Gezdirdi". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  17. ^ "International Islamic University Malaysia". Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  18. ^ "TIMA » Contacts » Institutions » Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya Al Islamiyya". Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  19. ^ "Markaz Ruby Jubilee unveils on 4 January 2018 - Markaz". Markaz. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  20. ^ "Centre not treating all religions equally: Kodiyeri". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2018-01-06. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  21. ^ Reporterkozhikode, Staff (2018-01-05). "Call for value-based education". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  22. ^ Kumar, Ashwani. "Peace meet in Kerala to pay tributes to Sheikh Zayed". Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  23. ^ Reporter, Staff (2018-01-03). "Imperialism, extremism threats to national integration, says CM". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  24. ^ Reporter, Staff; Reporter, Staff (2017-12-27). "Naqvi all praise for Markaz activities". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  25. ^ "Call to resist extremist ideologies". The Hindu. Special Correspondent, Special Correspondent. 2018-01-07. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  26. ^ "മര്‍കസ് ലോകത്തിന് മാതൃക:ശൈഖ് അലി അല്‍ ഹാശിമി
  27. ^ "മര്‍കസ് വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥിക്ക് ജര്‍മന്‍ എക്‌സലന്‍സി ഫെലോഷിപ്പ്" Archived 2015-08-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ "സുരക്ഷിത പ്രവാസം, സ്വസ്ഥ ജീവിതം; മര്‍കസ്‌ സെമിനാര്‍ സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചു"
  29. ^ "മര്‍കസ് കാര്‍ഷിക പദ്ധതിക്ക് തുടക്കമായി"
  30. ^ "ന്യൂനപക്ഷ വിദ്യാഭ്യാസ സെമിനാര്‍ ഇന്ന് (ഡിസംബര്‍ 10); പ്രമുഖര്‍ പങ്കെടുക്കും"
  31. ^ "മര്‍കസ്‌ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ മാതൃകാപരം: എന്‍.പ്രശാന്ത്‌ ഐ.എ.എസ്‌"
  32. ^ "മര്‍കസ് അലുംനി ഭവന് തറക്കല്ലിട്ടു"
  33. ^ "മര്‍കസ് സമ്മേളനം ഡിസംബര്‍ 18ന് ആരംഭിക്കും"
  34. ^ "Jamia Markaz to celebrate its 37th anniversary"
  35. ^ "Anniversary of Jamia Markaz"
  36. ^ "37th anniversary of Jamia Markaz from Dec 18"

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