[Female students of Shaheen in a group photo. (File)]
Bidar (Karnataka): Qurratul Aian, Shooa Fatima Khanam and Ammatulah Fatiha Nabisat, who passed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - UG (NEET 2018) and became eligible for admission to various medical courses, are Hafizah.
Hafizah is the Arabic term used to identify the females who memorise the entire Holy Quran comprising of 114 Suras or Chapters, and 6,236 Ayats or Verses.
While Hafiza Qurratul Aian scored 550 marks securing an All India Rank (AIR) of 7,446, Hafiza Shooa Fatima Khanam scored 483 marks with AIR 28,443 and Hafiza Ammatulah Fatiha Nabisat scored 462 marks and got 38,033th position in the NEET 2018 All India Rank (AIR).
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - UG (NEET 2018) result was declared on Monday June 04. A total 7,12, 635 candidates have qualified from India, 342 qualified students are from abroad, 1200 are Non Resident Indians (NRIs), 367 are OCI and 36 are PIO.
Qurratul Aian, Shooa Fatima Khanam and Ammatulah Fatiha Nabisat, the 03 female memorisers of the Holy Quran are the students of "Hafizul Quran Plus" program of Shaheen Group headquartered in Bidar, Karnataka. The 04-year integrated course especially designed for Urdu speaking Huffaz and Aalims is divided into Foundation Course: (6 months), Bridge Course: (6 months), 10th class: (1 year) and Junior College: (2 years) preparation of 12th class along with NEET, JEE and other competitive examinations.
Besides the above three female memorisers of the Holy Quran, 10 other Huffaz of Shaheen Hafizul Quran Plus program have also passed the NEET 2018. A total of 1,600 Shaheen students had appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - UG NEET in 2018. Of them, 1,363 students scored more than the minimum marks in NEET 2018.
“Out of the total 1,363 who qualified the medical entrance this year, 300 students have scored enough marks to get admission in different medical colleges”, Abdul Qadeer, Founder Chairman of Shaheen Group of Institutions, said while talking to ummid.com.
“Among them are 13 Huffaz including 03 Hafizah - female memoriser of the Holy Quran. One of the Huffaz who passed NEET 2018 is Waheed Abdullah of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Like other students of Shaheen Hafizul Quran Plus, he never went to a school. He got free coaching at Shaheen’s Bidar center and scored 579 out of the total 720 marks to secure All India Rank (AIR) 3295”, he added.
Shaheen Group of Institutions was established in 1989 with Shaheen School to provide quality education to students from Urdu medium. Started with just 18 students, it now has more than 12,000 students and centers running in different cities of India including Bengaluru, Mysore, Belagavi, Shimoga, Kolar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Basavakalyan, Humnabad, Aurad, Chitguppa, Aurangabad, Patna and Lucknow.
Besides special integrated course for Huffaz, the Shaheen Group also runs NEET coaching for regular students. It had sent more than 200 students to different medical colleges in 2017, 152 in 2016, 111 in 2015, 93 in 2014, 89 in 2013 and 71 in its first batch in 2012.
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