JEDDAH — Dr. Nasir Misfir Al-Quraishi Al-Zahrani, general supervisor of the International Organization of Wisdom & Dialogue, has sent a request letter to the Indian state Telangana’s chief minister for land to construct the first Prophet Muhammad’s museum in the state.
Al-Zahrani, who has spent over seven years writing a 500-volume encyclopedia on the Prophet (pbuh) — each volume containing 500 pages, has appointed two emissaries to coordinate between his organization and the state’s chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao for the project to come to light.
In a letter, a copy of which is with Saudi Gazette, Al-Zahrani has addressed the chief minister as such: “Ref. to our letter No. 682/ MoF, we would like to inform your excellency that we have deputized the following staff members to follow up with your excellency the procedures of dedicating a land for the project in Hyderabad. They are: Ghazanfar Zaki Ali and Saudi Adnan Ahmed Zagzoug from Makkah.”
Al-Zahrani had earlier corresponded with the chief minister, who had indicated an interest in offering land in his state for the project. The letter, a copy of which is with Saudi Gazette, states: “Verbal understanding has been reached with the Consul General of India in Jeddah after his visit to the humanitarian international project in Makkah to realize your wish of opening a branch for the project in India. The CG informed us about your wish to open this branch in Hyderabad, Telangana state, under your sponsorship.
“While I thank you profusely for your concern about the project which conveys your noble feeling which is a proof of your love for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), it gives me pleasure to inform you that we have agreed to your request.
“I would also like to inform you that we are giving utmost priority to the project and that the issue is being taken up with the concerned authorities in the Kingdom and we will duly inform you through the CG to complete the required procedures which include the specification of a land with an area of 10,000 square meters or more in Hyderabad.
“The project will no doubt be one of the most important landmarks in India. I avail myself of this opportunity to invite you to visit the project site in Makkah.”
Al Zahrani has opened an information center-cum-museum based on his research work. The Assalmu Alaika Ayyuha Annabi project museum located in Makkah’s Al-Naseem uses modern technology to bring to life even the minutest details from the time and life of the Prophet (pbuh).
The only sources of this information center-cum-museum have been the Holy Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah.
After finishing the encyclopedia, Al-Zahrani launched the Assalmu Alaika Ayyuha Annabi project, which today runs a museum, a television channel and a huge library containing more than 20,000 books to date.
The library, which is still in its nascent stage, has everything written on the Prophet (pbuh) in any language. Al-Zahrani is planning to open 20 branches of the museum. Dubai already has a branch.
Zaki, who has traveled to India with the letters and a gift for the chief minister, is hopeful that the project would be okayed by all concerned and work on it would begin soon. “I have been working on this project for one year and hopefully all will work out. If and when it does, it will be a momentous milestone for India and Telangana, being first to have a museum on the Prophet (pbuh) in the subcontinent.”