Maulana Dr Kalbe Sadiq Saheb, shared his message with Atif Hanif, “I am a proud follower of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and my entire life and its mission is dedicated to serving humanity. Aligarh Muslim University has given me the direction of life and it actually helped me to understand the importance of education. Any community can only grow with the tools of educational upliftment, social reformation and religious awakening; the basics of Aligarh Movement”.
Kalbe Sadiq Saheb is the driving force behind the ‘Joint Shia-Sunni Namaz’ which is being observed in Lucknow since last 5 years. S2S is a volunteer-driven organisation set up with the objective of bringing people of different faiths together. At S2S, we believe that peace, unity, and tolerance are essential for human existence and progress to be worthwhile. By facilitating greater interaction among communities and by providing platforms for recognition of common goals, S2S strives to protect and celebrate India’s religious pluralism and cultural vibrancy, explains Atif Hanif of Shoulder To Shoulder Foundation (S2S).
Dr Kalbe Sadiq is an internationally renowned Islamic scholar, thinker, reformer, educationist and preacher. He is known for his inclusive and broad-minded interpretation of Islam. He was born in Lucknow in a highly respected family, The Khawandah-e-Ijtihaad. He received his early education from the famous madrasa of Sultan-ul Madaris. He then moved to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and obtained the degree of PhD in Arabic Literature. Besides Arabic, Dr Kalbe Sadiq has mastery over Urdu, Persian, English and Hindi languages. He is an orator par excellence and has travelled across the globe to deliver speeches and lectures on Islamic theology.
He holds the post of Vice-President of India’s biggest socio-religious organization All India Muslim Personal Law Board. Today, Maulana Dr Kalbe Sadiq is seen as a big exponent of communal harmony between Hindu and Muslims and also Shias and Sunnis. Peaceful coexistence has been one of his basic principles of life. On 18th April 1984, he established Tauheedul Muslimeen Trust (T.M.T) to give educational assistance and scholarships to needy and poor students. Within the period of 27 years, the Trust now is running many schools, colleges, technical institutes, charitable hospitals, free education programmes and providing scholarships to around 5000 students all over India. The amount of scholarship varies from thousands to lacs of rupees. The thousands of the beneficiaries of T.M.T’s scholarships, over the period of these years, are now leading a successful life and bringing name and fame to their family and off course the community all over the world.