New Delhi, June 09 – Mohammad Iqbal Mulla, National Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has been chosen for the award for communal harmony by the Delhi Minorities Commission for the year 2019. Mohammad Iqbal Mulla has been chosen for his “lifelong commitment to communal harmony and interfaith dialogue for better relations among various religious communities”. The awards were announced by the DMC Chairman – Dr Zafrul Islam Khan on Tuesday.
Mohammad Iqbal Mulla has been active in the field of interfaith dialogue and maintaining communal harmony. He is an expert on comparative religion and a well-respected personality across religious communities. He is currently in charge of the Dawah Department of the organisation. Mohammad Iqbal Mulla was the Ameer-e-Halqua of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Karnataka & Goa for three organisational terms ( from 1 April 1990 to 31-May 2003). Since then he is working as National Secretary of JIH in New Delhi.
Mohammad Iqbal Mulla was born in 1950 at Hubli. He is a Science Graduate and was active in Tehreek from his days as a student. He was appointed as first Zonal President of Students Islamic Organisation Karnataka & Goa in 1982.
More than 150 individuals have been awarded across categories by the Delhi Minority Commission. Baba Hardip Singh Ji of Gurudwara Gobind Sadan Gadaipur, Mehrauli, Fr. Dr M D Thomas and Fr. Cedric Prakash are the other awardees in the communal harmony category.