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World Islamic Tamil Conference to be held from February 14

World Islamic Tamil Conference with the objective of creating greater awareness of the contributions of Muslims to the promotion of Tamil literature and to record and recognise their contribution to the promotion of an indigenous Tamil musical tradition, the Islamic Literary Society, Chennai, has
planned to organise a three-day international conference in Kumbakonam from February 14 to 16.
The Eighth World Islamic Tamil Literary Conference will host seminars on music traditions of Muslims, performing arts related to traditional Islamic musical art forms, poetry sessions, debating sessions, and Islamic musical programs.
Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Chairperson, Business Advisory Council, U.N. Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Malaysia; K.N. Basha, Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board; G.M. Akbar Ali, Judge of the Madras High Court; M. Thirumalai, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University, Thanjavur; R.N. Joe D’Cruz, Sahitya Akademi award-winner; and Kaviko Abdul Rahman, president of the Islamic Literary Society; will take part and speak at different sessions in the conference.
Music director Gibran will release music CDs – Thiruvinun Thiruvaai of Kumari Abubacker and Rabiyul Vasantham of Thakkalai Haleema — on the second day.
Tamil Scholars, writers, poets, musicologists, and artistes from throughout the country and Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and West Asian Countries were expected to participate in the seminars, present papers, and release books and CDs at the conference.
Some of the visiting scholars will be honoured with Umaruppulavar, Ilakkiyachudar, and Isaichudar awards for their contributions to the promotion of Islamic literature and music, according to captain N.A. Ameer Ali, M.A. Mohammed Ziaudeen, and Professor Nizamudeen.

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