ISLAM—World's Greatest Religion!

Social activist gifts Holy Quran to Amitabh Bachchan[ Big B] :: News

Posted on: November 24, 2013

In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

Social activist gifts Holy Quran to Amitabh Bachchan

Look who’s the proud owner of the new Quran Sharif. None other than Big B himself. Amitabh Bachchan has always pursued his spiritual interests and in a secular spirit, reflected over different religions over the last decade. He already possesses three copies of the holy Quran among other religious books. And he was pleasantly surprised recently to be gifted the holy book by entrepreneur and social activist Haji Arfat Shaikh.

Haji Arfat Shaikh gifting the Quran Sharif to Amitabh Bachchan

A unique interactive Quran Sharif, it allows readers to read through audio in Arabic and Persian, and immediately in the translated version of the language of their choice. This Quran Sharif offers a choice of over 22 languages (regional and foreign) with an immediate simple and easy-to-understand translation. Says Shaikh, “I was aware of Amitji’s interest in different religions. He is a deeply spiritual man and reads a lot about God. He really liked the gift.”

In an age where Islam and its tenets are widely misunderstood, Shaikh feels this kind of book will help people, Muslims as well as non-Muslims, to find out for themselves what Islam is truly about and realise what the holy book actually says. That’s why Shaikh, as he starts off on a holy journey to Mecca that coincides with his 37th birthday, is talking about this cherished venture.

He is the founder of the Yasar Arfat Charitable Trust, which has recently taken over the distributorship of this interactive version of Quran Sharif in India. However, he is a firm believer that God helps those who help themselves. He intends to delegate the distributorship of this holy book to the unemployed youth in the city. “I don’t believe in handouts. Charity should enable people to take responsibility and work hard for their livelihoods. I am hoping that selling such a holy book will help them earn a decent livelihood for their families and work towards financial independence,” adds Shaikh.

The Yasar Arfat Charitable Trust also grants scholarships, which include books, course fees, and study material, to needy students. The trust will also sell SSC study material to underprivileged students at heavily subsidised rates. “The idea is to enable students, not get them used to donations. I hope that when they start earning well, they will also feel the urge to give back to society, to help other needy people,” says Shaikh.

It was a need to give back to society that prompted Shaikh to set up this trust. With multiple business interests, ranging from garments to travel to recent forays into infrastructure development and films, Shaikh believes that the youth in India need to make a difference to the society and take care of their parents while they are alive. “Everyone makes money; nothing new in that. But all of us must also do something for the underprivileged. And from our own earnings — not donations. The trust doesn’t ask anyone for donations; in fact, we have never even printed a receipt book for that matter. The most important thing is that today’s youth need to take care of their parents. Whatever we are is because of them and their blessings and we must fulfil our duty towards them with respect and love. If we all show this will and sincerity, we will surely make a difference,” ends.


[post this Article on your Facebook Wall to share with friends.just click above “Share” button.]

[ Don;t forget to share this article after reading,]


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend


Note: Assalam Alaykum,Liked this Website and Articles ? hav some tips 4 us ? Why don’t you share views/tips/feedback about website.I love to read it. Click here to leave your feedback or read others feedback.


Stay Connected With Free Updates

If you cannot visit this site everyday and would like to receive our articles everyday via email, please click here and enter your email address in the new window.


3 Responses to "Social activist gifts Holy Quran to Amitabh Bachchan[ Big B] :: News"

I would like to be getting important information about the latest news about islam generally




I wish I could have access the news over the net but these days I am getting some difficulties with the net but is a very good trial getting such wonderful gifts to such big names in that part of the world. Congratulations.


Share Your Views Its imp for us :

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Subscribe & BookMark

Updates via FeedBlitz

Bookmark and Share

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Join 50,550 other followers

Subscribers and Followers

TwitterCounter for @islamg8religion

2200+ Subscribers via Wordpress.

Group / Community / Channel

Ramadan Important Articles

Smoking Haram in Islam

Music in Ramadan

8 Tips to finish Quran

Hot Ramadan Articles

Zakat Ul-Maal

Easy Good Deeds

8 tips to finish quran in Ramadan

How Prophet pbuh fasted ?

Last 10 days

Night prayers in Ramadan


What you can do in 10 minutes

What you can do in 1 minute ?

Biography of Muhammad s.a.w

Read Sealed Nectar :: Biography of Muhammad s.a.w

Read Sealed Nectar :: Biography of Muhammad s.a.w

Occupation 101-Movie

Important links

Top Rated

Download Holy Quran

List of Categories


Picture Gallery

Equality in IsLAM

Alhamdulilah Wallpaper

Pray Before You are prayed Upon

quran-fada2el-swar0050 copy

the-pudency Hadith Wallpaper

More Photos

Islam great religion official page

Islamic Wallpapers!

eXTReMe Tracker <!-- var EXlogin='islamgr8' // Login var EXvsrv='s11' // VServer EXs=screen;EXw=EXs.width;navigator.appName!="Netscape"? EXb=EXs.colorDepth:EXb=EXs.pixelDepth;EXsrc="src"; navigator.javaEnabled()==1?EXjv="y":EXjv="n"; EXd=document;EXw?"":EXw="na";EXb?"":EXb="na"; EXd.write("");//-->

Users Visted till today ::

  • 16,764,741 hits

Site Status !


Islamic Links

Islam —- World’s Greatest Religion ! ? IS - Blogged

Religion Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Religion Blogs - Blog Rankings

You could put your verification ID in a

Or, in its own meta tag

Or, as one of your keywords

Updates from Twitter!


Gaza Under Attack Photos

Important Articles

web stat

Picture Gallery

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: