Shaikh Muhammad Karakunnu

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Shaikh Muhammad Karakunnu
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Islami scholar and writer Sheikh Muhammed Karakkunnu speaking a programme at Garhoud, Dubai. 2012
Born (1950-07-15) 15 July 1950 (age 71)
OccupationState Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Kerala chapter,
Former Director of Islamic publishing house[1]
MovementJamaat-e-Islami Hind
Spouse(s)Amina Ummu Aiman
ChildrenAneez Mohammed,
Aleef Mohammed,
Basima,
Ayman Mohammed

Shaikh Muhammad Karakunnu is an Indian author, Islamic Scholar and State Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Kerala chapter.[2][3][4] He has authored more than Ninety books and has delivered numerous speeches on Islam, Muslim and Jamat-e-islami. He served as the Director of the Kerala-based Islamic Publishing House.[1][5]

Biography[edit]

Shaik Mohammed Karakunnu was born to Mohammed Haji and Fatima on 15 July 1950 at Karakkunnu, a village near Manjeri in Malappuram district, in Kerala. He completed his education from Farooq Raudathul Uloom Arabic College, Kozhikode. After competing his studies from Roudhathul Uloom Arabic College, Feroke, Calicut he worked as a teacher for 10 years first at VHM High School Morayur and then at Islahiya Oriental High school Edavanna. He worked as a teacher in various government High schools.[2][self-published source?] He served 25 years as the director of Islamic publishing house from 1982. Following which he took charge as the assistant ameer of Kerala JIH from 2007 to the present. He resumed his duties as director of Islamic publishing house from 2015 and continues to do so. He is also Prabhodanam chief editor from 2015. Later he took voluntary retirement and fully concentrated in writing and speeches for Islamic Dawah and propagation. He was executive member of Jamat-e-islami Hind and its Kerala chapter. He is married to Amina ummu aimen. Aneez Mohammed, Dr. Aleef Mohammed, Dr. Basima, Ayman Mohammed are their children.[2][self-published source?]

Author[edit]

He is the author of 80 books of which 14 are translations. He received awards for 5 books. Some of his books have been translated to English Tamil Kannada and Gujarati.[6]

He participated in Inter faith dialogue Doha, IIFSO Asian Regional Training Committee and International Quranic Conference Dubai.[7] He is an active participant in various stages of symposiums on Islam and inter-religious dialogue and debate.[8] The widely accepted book, Quran Lalitha saram (simple meaning of Quran) is co-authored by Sheikh Mohammed and Vanidas Elayvoor.[9] He received a number of awards in recognition of his works.[10][11][12][third-party source needed]

He also directed the project for releasing an electronic edition in Malayalam of Tafheemul Qur’an, the popular commentary of the Qur'an in six volumes by Abul Ala Maududi.[13]

Awards and other recognitions[edit]

He received the K Karunakaran award in March 2018 for his contribution to the society as an author.[14][unreliable source?] He also received the Sheikh Hamad award for translation and international understanding (Malayalam Translation- Award shared with N. Shamnad, V.A. Kabeer)[15][unreliable source?][16]

Books[edit]

Shaikh Muhammad Karakunnu has written 80 books of which 14 are translations.[citation needed] He received awards for 5 books.[citation needed] Some of his books have been translated to English, Tamil,[17] Kannada, and Gujarati.[citation needed]

  • Quran Lalthasaram (Malayalam translation of the Quran)[18]
  • Abu hurairayum vimarshakarum (Abu Huraira and critics)[19]
  • Muhammed manushikathinte mahacharyan (Muhammed the mighty mentor of humanity)[20]
  • Haji Sahib[21]
  • islamika prasthanam: munnil nadannavar (Islamic movement - those who led the way)[21]
  • Vaivahika jeevitham Islamika veekshanathil(Married life in the eyes of Islam)[22]
  • Bahubaryathvam (Polygamy)[23]
  • Vivahamochanam (Divorce)[22]
  • Jamaat e Islami lakhuparichayam (Jamaat e Islami - an overview)[24][25][21][26]
  • Jamaat e Islamiyum vimarshakarum (Jamaat e Islami and its opponents)[27]
  • Anantharavakasha niyamangal Islamil (The laws of inheritance in Islam)[23]
  • Pravachakanmarude Prabodhanam (The Message of the Prophets)[28]

Books translated to Tamil[edit]

  • Islathil illarum (Married life in the eyes of Islam)[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Muhammed Rafeeq, T. "Chapter 6". Development of Islamic movement in Kerala in modern times. Aligarh Muslim University-Shodhganga. p. 171. hdl:10603/52387. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Jamaat-e-Islami Leadership Archived 9 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rahim M (6 January 2013). "Changing Identity and Politics of Muslims in Malappuram District Kerala". University. Bibliography: University of Kerala-Shodhganga: 301. hdl:10603/95128. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ Jamaat to support LDF in 18 seats The Hindu Kerala - Kozhikode 3 Apr 2009
  5. ^ Indian Muslims urged to help remove misconceptions - Arab News 28 May 2001 Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Indian Muslims urged to help remove misconceptions". Arab News 28 May 2001. 16 July 2011.
  7. ^ Pilgrims ‘must imbibe the spirit of Haj’ Arab News - 9 February 2003 Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Anaz, C A. "Chapter 4". Rational movement in modern Kerala. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit-Shodhganga. p. 252. hdl:10603/136140. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  9. ^ IPH takes part in Sharjah Book Fair - Khaleej Times / Sunday 12 December 2004 Archived 5 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ [A1 books - Shaikh Muhammed Karakunnu]
  11. ^ [A1 books - Sheikh Muhammed Karakunnu]
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Malayalam e-edition of Tafheem Al-Qur’an set to be launched - Arab News 6 September 2008
  14. ^ "കെ.കരുണാകരന്‍ പുരസ്‌കാരം ശൈഖ് മുഹമ്മദ് കാരക്കുന്നിന്".
  15. ^ "ശൈഖ് ഹമദ് അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര അവാര്‍ഡ്; മലയാളത്തിന് വന്‍ നേട്ടം". MediaoneTV. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Hamad Translation Award". www.hta.qa. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  17. ^ a b The Hindu, 2 November 2012
  18. ^ Karakunnu, Shaikh Muhammed. Quran Lalithasaram. ISBN 9788182713598.
  19. ^ P. Sakkeer Hussain. Development of islamic studies in Kerala during 18th century to 20th century (PDF). p. 153. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  20. ^ Karakunnu, Shaikh Muhammed; Elayavoor, Vanidas (11 July 2018). "Muhammed: supreme mentor of humanity : Malayalam translation of muhammed: manushyakathinte Mahacharyan". D4media. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  21. ^ a b c Muhammed Rafeeq, T. Development of Islamic movement in Kerala in modern times. Bibliography: Aligarh Muslim University-Shodhganga. p. 265. hdl:10603/52387. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  22. ^ a b P. Sakkeer Hussain. Development of islamic studies in Kerala during 18th century to 20th century (PDF). p. 170. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  23. ^ a b P. Sakkeer Hussain. Development of islamic studies in Kerala during 18th century to 20th century (PDF). p. 171. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  24. ^ Abdul Razak P P (11 March 2007). "Colonialism and community formation in Malabar: a study of muslims of Malabar". University. Bibliography: University of Calicut-Shodhganga: 125. hdl:10603/13105. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  25. ^ Rahim M (6 January 2013). "Changing Identity and Politics of Muslims in Malappuram District Kerala". University. Bibliography: University of Kerala-Shodhganga: 304. hdl:10603/95128. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  26. ^ Rahim M (6 January 2013). "Changing Identity and Politics of Muslims in Malappuram District Kerala". University. Introduction: University of Kerala-Shodhganga: 7. hdl:10603/95128. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  27. ^ Muhammed Rafeeq, T. "Chapter 6". Development of Islamic movement in Kerala in modern times. Aligarh Muslim University-Shodhganga. p. 193. hdl:10603/52387. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  28. ^ Abdul Majeed K K. The concept of man in bhagavadgita and quran a comparative study. Bibliography: University of Calicut-Shodhganga. p. 316. hdl:10603/209100. Retrieved 29 March 2020.