‘Muslims must pool talent for Ummah’

‘Muslims must pool talent for Ummah’
Updated 13 November 2014

‘Muslims must pool talent for Ummah’

‘Muslims must pool talent for Ummah’

Former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist and Madinah expansion project consultant Abdul Salam emphasized on the need for centers of national excellence in Muslim countries.
He said that these centers of excellence would cater to the development of huge human resources and convert them into a diverse talent pool serving the purposes of the Ummah at large.
He hailed the ongoing works of the Knowledge Economic City in Madinah saying that such enormous projects are the need of the hour and will serve as a gateway to the age of enlightenment and prosperity.
The Indian scientist turned educationist, is also the CEO of Markaz Knowledge City, the biggest education-focused integrated city in south India near Calicut in Kerala.
He asserted that during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the holy city not only had economic activities, but also imparted education.
“The Knowledge City aims to serve the Kingdom’s economic diversification by reviving Madinah’s role as a center of Islamic knowledge and the hub of cumulative global knowledge as well as a cultural center,” Salam said.