Status of Muslims in India after Sachar Commission

9th December 2012

Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood Dr. Syed Zafar Mahmood was appointed by Indian Prime Minister as 'Officer on Special Duty' for the 'Sachar Committee' to study the "social, economic and educational status" of India's minority Muslim community. Dr. Mahmood was educated at Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Mahmood is also the founder of three non-profit organizations: Zakat Foundation of India, Interfaith Coalition for Peace and God's Grace Foundation. Zakat Foundation of India (founded in 1997) is a non-profit which runs an orphanage for victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots in partnership with USA's One World Children's Fund. The Foundation recently was in the news for adopting the family of the late 11-year old Shanno Khan. Dr. Mahmood's work in regard to these organizations has also been featured on CNN and America's National Public Radio (NPR). In September 2009, ZFI filed a 'Right To Information' application to question why the Government had rejected the Sachar Committee recommendations to ensure proper governance of Wakf properties.Photos »

Eid-ul-Fitr 2012.

Eid 2012

The IMF organised an Eid-ul-Fitr celebration for 2011 awarding high achieving students who scored outstanding marks. Chief guest was Shri S. S. Sidhu of the High Commission of India with Mayor of Waltham Forest presenting.


Hasrat Mohani

Hasrat Mohani

The IMF held a successful event to celebrate the life of Poet and Freedom Fighter Hasrat Mohani on 30th June 2012. Two papers were presented; by renowned broadcaster Mr Razali Abidi and Mr Baiz of Bangalore, followed by Mushaira and a meal.

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Faiz Tribute


The President of the IMF, Shamsuddin Agha organised an elaborate event at the Federation to pay tribute to Faiz on the occasion of his centenary. The event was well attended by members and some very high profile guests. The Deputy Speaker of the Indian Parliament – the Raj Sabha Mr Rehman Khan.

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Eid Milan 2010

Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrations for 2010. A well received event with over 120 guests. Former Mayor Masood Ahmed and several local councillors joined us at end of Ramadan celebrations. Eid Milan 2010 was celebrated with awards given to local high achievers.

Rahman Khan

The Indian Muslim Federation welcomed Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman Upper House of Indian Parliament (Rajia Saba) on his visit the United Kingdom. Held on 23rd July 2010. Rahman Khan spoke well on the prospects and recent successes of India.

Activist Dr Omar Khalidi

The IMF welcomed Indian Muslim American Writer Activist Academic Dr Omar Khalidi from MIT, Cambridge USA. Most well know for his influence in revoking a US visa for Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nahendra Modi in March 2005. Event held 11th July 2010.


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