Prof. Shah Manzoor Alam – CHAIRMAN

Founder Chairman of MEDNET is a distinguished social scientist, consultant to the World Bank, Washington, and a Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir. He graduated (M.A.) from the Aligarh Muslim University in 1948 and obtained his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University (U.K.) in 1962. He was Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Founder Director, Centre for Area Studies at the Osmania University. He was Visiting Professor in Universities in Australia and New Zealand. He was National Lecturer in Geography and Professor Emeritus of the University Grants Commission. He has made significant contributions in the field of Qur’an and Science. His research papers in this field have been published in international journals on Islamic Studies. He was Visiting Professor (1992) at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His book entitled: Scientific Significance in Selected Qur’anic Verses has been published (1999) by the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.

Mr. M. Mohiuddin Ali Khan

A prominent business entrepreneur and social worker well known for his charitable and philanthropic activities. A graduate in Agriculture, he is very keen and enthusiastic in promoting the cause of Muslim community in Hyderabad, particularly in the field of education.

Prof. M. Naimuddin

A leading scholar of Development Economics who retired as Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is deeply interested in the field of education. Takes keen interest in the affairs of the Trust and deeply concerned with educational backwardness of Muslims.

Major M.S. Ali

A retired Army Officer of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers branch of Indian Army, who has now turned into a successful industrial engineer. He has set up his own assembly unit. He is keen in promoting Islamic Education and actively involved in promoting the cause of Muslim community.

Dr. Abdul Karim Naik (Mumbai)

A distinguished Psychiatrist Consultant from Mumbai who is well known in his field all over the country. He has done pioneering work in promoting modern and Islamic education among Konkani Muslims in India. He is listed in the Cambridge Biography of distinguished persons. Very active and enthusiastic, he holds many important positions in social organizations and trusts in the country. He has been recently honored by the Association of Medical Sciences, New Delhi as the Doctor of the Millennium. He is the Chairman of the Indian Council for Mental Health.

Col. A.F.M.A. Muqsith (Retd.)

A retired army officer who is managing the Trust who did B.Com from Osmania University in 1958. He served as an Artillery Officer in the Indian Army from 1963 to 1992. He took up comparative study of classical as well as contemporary commentaries on the Qur’an in depth. He has profound knowledge of Deen-e-Islam. He is trained in producing text books and pamphlets. He is Coordinator/ Convener of the Committee of Experts for preparing MEDNET Monographs.

 Mr. M.M. Hafeez (Bangalore)

A prominent consulting Chemical Engineer from Bangalore who is well known for philanthropic activities as well. He has earned a name in Karnataka, India in pioneering Islamic education. He has deep interest in the social and educational upliftment of Muslim youth. Very keen and enthusiastic, he takes lot of interest in the projects of the trust and strives sincerely to spread and promote the activities of MEDNET in India and abroad.

 Prof. Mrs. Ashraf Rafi

An eminent scholar of Urdu who retired as Professor and Head, Department of Urdu, Osmania University. Keen for the upliftment of Muslim youth in general and women in particular, she keeps herself abreast with the problems faced by the community and strives to solve them.

 Mr. Mir Wajid Ali Kamil

He is a legal luminary of Hyderabad and practices both in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi . He is the son of Late Mr. Zahid Ali Kamil, a distinguished lawyer. Takes keen interest in the social affairs of Indian Muslim with special attention to their educational backwardness. He has contributed significantly to the progress of the Trust.

Dr. Aqeel Hashmi

A distinguished Urdu Author & Poet, he retired as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Urdu, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He obtained his Ph.D. from Osmania University in 1980. He has good knowledge of Qur’an and Hadith. He wrote more than one dozen books in prose & poetry including two books on sufisms. He has made notable contributions in the preparation of the Monographs of MEDNET as a member of the Committee of Experts.