The Heritage Lens is an initiative of the Deoband Community Wikimedia that aims at the representation of Muslim heritage within the Wikimedia projects. The first official iteration under this program was conducted in and around Deoband, in India, from 23 July to 25 July 2023. The initiative has been developed in response to DCW’s Strategic Recommendations from February 2023. Under this program, we have formed collaborations with Mazahir Uloom Waqf Qadeem, a premier Islamic seminary in India, and with Project Korikath, a volunteer-led photographic initiative based in Bangladesh.

For the subsequent iterations of Heritage Lens, we have decided to call for interested India-based Wikimedia volunteers who have keen interest in documenting the theme. Current and previous fellows are listed on this page:

Aasif Amin
Fellow, December 2023 Iteration
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