Humanity has always been in need of divine guidance. Fortunate are those who have realizes this fact. To remain grateful and steadfast, it is essential for them to invite other ignorant people towards this divine path. It is an honest responsibility as well. This sense remained subdued among Muslims during past few centuries. But by the grace of Almighty Allah, since few years, it is developing among them and so the efforts are being made at different levels.
It is the same awakening that has resulted in the establishment of Hidayath Charitable and Educational Trust, Gulbarga. To introduce divine guidance to the ignorant and to prepare Muslims for this noble cause are the two primary objectives of this trust. The other purposes are to work on the status of Muslims in the field of education, economy and public health.
Gulbarga, a historic city of Hyderabad Karnataka region, with a blend of traditionalism and modernism, is emerging as a major educational hub. The establishment of Central University has boosted its image which already has a State University in the name of Gulbarga University. It has Five Medical Colleges, four Engineering Colleges, a number of dental, nursing, educational and degree colleges and schools. A large number of people from different states visit this religious, educational, business and tourist city. As such, there is a great opportunity to introduce the Divine message to them.
Hidayath Trust, established in the year 2004, has gradually moved towards its objectives. To discharge its activities it was strongly felt that it should have its most modern Dawah and Social Service center to fulfill the needs of the city specific and the region in general. For this a prime land of 7200 sq ft in the heart of the city near New Bus Stand at Sangtrashwadi was purchased in an approved layout beside GDA and the construction of four storey building started in the name of Hidayath Center.
Hidayath Center is planned to include the following:
Islamic Information Center: where in fellow citizens of all faiths are expected to get use of it to acquire the knowledge and message of Islam through Islamic Literature, CDs on Holy Quran, Hadees, Biography of Prophet Mohammed PBUH, in different languages of the region. There would be provision for interaction with them.
Library: Books serving the needs of professional students of Medicine, Engineering, and Management etc will be made available.
Conference Hall: To conduct seminars, symposia and meetings, public meetings a conference hall with amenities is included in the building.
Book Stall: Apart from display and reading, books will be made available for sale to help people to understand the Divine message.
Mosque: Mosque with separate ladies prayer hall to accommodate 250 men and similar number of women is to be part of the building. A part time Maktab for kids, to learn Quran and Islamic teachings will also be established.
The estimated cost of the project is around 2.00 Crores, which indeed is not a big amount, if the righteous people wherever they be from come forward with big hearted contributions.
The people especially from Gulbarga and its neighborhood are expected to contribute generously so that the most modern Islamic Information Center is established in the city at the earliest.