Books & Research
Sindh Madressah’s Roll of Honour
MAKERS OF MODERN SINDH
Lives of 25 Luminaries
Written by Professor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh
1st Edition, Published under title
Luminaries of the Land in November 1999
Present expanded edition, Published in March 2020
By Sindh Madressatul Islam University
Sindh Through The Centuries -II :
Sindh Madressatul Islam University is a chartered University duly recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It is one of the oldest institutions in South Asia, which started as a school in 1885, became a college in 1943 and a university in February 2012. The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah studied here for the longest spell of his academic life from 1887 to 1892. Its campus comprises some of the most beautiful colonial era buildings designed by architect James Strachan in 1880s. At present the university offers graduate and undergraduate program in Media Studies and Social Sciences, Information Technology and Computer Science, Business Administration and Management, Environmental Sciences and Education.
A Monograph on Sindh Through The Centuries:
Sindh has been cradle of civilization for several centuries. Archeological evidences suggest presence of a highly developed urban civilization in Sindh, popularly known as the Indus-Valley Civilization, during the pre-historic times. The peculiarity of Sindh is that it has uninterruptedly witnessed the evolution of mankind from pre-historic times to present.
The present book traces back the roots of Sindh's history and culture. It briefly discusses the Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic era, Buddhist and Brahman Rule, Advent of Islam, Baloch migrations, local dynasties, development of folklore, British colonial era and finally as a part of Pakistan since 1947. The book contains a collection of photographs depicting various colours of Sindh.
The book has been particularly designed for youth as to give them an introduction to the history and culture of Sindh.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Education Struggle & Achievements:
There are many aspects of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's life, which are still shrouded in mystery and need further research. One such aspect is his early life and education. This part of life is very important as it provides the foundation on which the edifice of one's future life is based Being the custodian of the records at Sindh Madressatul Islam, where Quaid-e-Azam studied for the longest period of his academic life, from 1887 to 1892,1 was astonished to notice inaccuracies in his life accounts given by his several biographers. For instance, Hector Bolitho stated that he had passed his matriculation examination which, in fact, he did not. Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah wrote that a part of his primary education was acquired at Sindh Madressah, which is also contrary to the facts in light of the record Then, Mohammad Ali Siddiqui wrote that he was admitted in Sindh Madressah in 1883, ignoring the fact that the institution came into being on 1st September 1885! In addition to such lapses in narration, not many authors or researchers have dug deep to understand the atmosphere and environment in which Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent the formative years of his life. For example his biographers have not been able to tell their readers when and where Mohammad Ali Jinnah acquired proficiency in English. It has been usually attributed to his stay in London, ignoring the fact that when he arrived in London, he had command over English to such an extent that he passed the entrance examination for his admission in Lincoln's Inn.