Deoband: Justice Naheed Ara Moonis, a judge of Allahabad High Court, visited prominent religious institute Darul Uloom Daoband. While visiting the biggest center of religious learning in the Indian subcontinent, the honorable justice of the Allahabad High Court met Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, a prominent cleric at the seminary.
She was all praise for the administration of the esteemed educational institute and said that the place plays a big role in the understanding of Islam and conveying the right message of the religion to the world. She met with the Mufti and other scholars in the guest house of Darul Uloom. She expressed that it had been an old dream of hers to visit Darul Uloom. She added that she had heard and read a lot about the institute, but she found it to be better than all that has been said.
She inquired in detail about the resident students and their lodging and eating systems. She also got detailed information about the examination and assessment system of the institute. Mufti enlightened her about the contribution of the institute in the development and education of the country. He informed her hw the institute was founded for the purpose of freedom in the country through right education and enlightenment.
Acknowledging the immense role Darul Uloom has played in the freedom struggle, she said its importance in history and culture of India can never be overlooked. She also spoke about the important role the place plays in the publication and propagation of Islamic studies.
She also expressed her awe at the presence of ancient scriptures and books of great intellectual, historic and religious value. She visited the new library, the examination halls and the classrooms.
Honorable Justice Naheed Ara Moonis graduated in law from Allahabad University in the year 1983 and enrolled as an advocate on Aug 18, 1986. She Practised in civil and criminal matters at Allahabad High Court and was subsequently appointed as Special Counsel in 1991 till 1994. Later she was appointed as Addl. Govt. Advocate in 1997 and as Addl. Govt. Advocate I in 2004 till elevation as Judge, High Court, Allahabad. She was elevated as Additional Judge on Apr 13, 2009. The Honorable Jusitce Naheed Ara Moonis took oath as permanent Judge on Dec 24, 2010