Aug 8, 2010

Syed Mohammed Ali Shihab Thangal FDC from INDIA

FDC Name:Syed Mohammed Ali Shihab Thangal
Issue date: 2nd AUG'2010
Panakkad Syed Mohammedali Shihab Thangal (Malayalam: പാണക്കാട് മുഹമ്മദലി ശിഹാബ് തങ്ങള്‍) (May 4, 1936 - August 1, 2009) was a politician and an Islamic scholar from the Indian state of Kerala He was the President of the Kerala state committee of the Indian Union Muslim League. Shihab Thangal was a member of the Thangal family who are believed to be descendents of the Prophet Mohammed
Shihab Thangal was born as the eldest son of Panakkad Syed Ahmed Pookoya Thangal, who was a renowned Islamic leader of Kerala. He had his primary education at the M.M. High School, Calicut. He continued his religious education at Thalakkadathur and Kananchery Dars under Ponmala Moideen Musliar. In 1958, he left for Egypt for further studies and obtained his master's degree in Arabic literature from Al Azhar University in 1961. He continued his studies in Cairo University and pursued a Doctorate in Arabic Literature in 1966.After spending about eight years in Egypt he returned home in 1966.
In 1967, Thangal married Shareefa Fathima Beevi, daughter of Syed Abdur Rahman Bafaqui Thangal, one of the founder leaders of the Muslim League.After her death in 2006, he married Aysha Beevi. Thangal had two sons: Syed Basheerali Shihab Thangal and Syed Munavarali Shihab Thangal and had four younger brothers: Sayed Umerali Shihab Thangal, Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, Syed Sadiqali Shihab Thangal and Syed Abbasali Shihab Thangal.
Remark: FDC posted by speed-post on the issue date by Dipanker Das.Thanks to him for sending theFDC.Now a days India post is printing personalities stamps for 0.3 Million.

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