Knowledge is mightier than Sword. Even, our Prophet Mohammed (SAW) encouraged every fellowman (and women) to acquire knowledge from cradle to grave. He often said to his followers "acquisition of knowledge is binding on all Muslims, both Men and Women".
Though being the Islamic view on women education, it is exceedingly difficult to overcome societal barriers to educate one's daughter, especially when there's societal hindrance. It was exceedingly difficult decision made by father of Saliya S. Bawani, to allow her to continue her studies and pursue her dreams.
To her mischance, she had a setback in her Pre-University Education, as a Science student, with Grace of Almighty Allah and her hard work, he overcame the sat back with a principle that "Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough" (Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam).
All due to the support of her parents, specially of her mother, Mrs. Bilkish Shoaib, she continued her studies and presently is a Research Scholar at Bangalore University.
She is a graduate in Science and completed her post-graduation in same field of Genetics, with distinction. She is recognized very well among her fellow scholars and is highly looked upon as a driving motivational force for others.
Since 2015, she is associated with a Rare Disease Care foundation "Organization of Rare Disease India associated with and was coordinator of RDCCC, Bangalore"
Has variedly worked in collecting information on types of rare dieses existing, having no prescribed/proven medication and has helped many patients in and around India to connect with requisite Consultants/Doctors for treatment, as a per of her organizational role in ORDI.
This exposure into the sufferings of people from rare genetical disorder, prompted Ms. Saliya Banu to pursue her research on genetics and is currently a research Scholar at Bangalore University under able guidance of various Professors.
She is actively involved in article writings and her work has also been published in an International Journals. Thus, continuously proving to people that, nothing can stop the inner aspirations to pursue dreams, thus quoting that " We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness".
Kyc (know your community), initiative by memon ID is a series of stories under the platform of StoriesOfMemons on various Memon individuals & organizations established in India & abroad highlighting their contributions for welfare & upliftment of society & Memon community across the globe.