Jamaat-e-Islami Hind started the process of translation work of Holy Qur’an, Hadith, Seerath and other Islamic literature into regional languages of India, as per the advises from Syed Maududi (RA) to Jamaat representatives during his Madras speech in April 1945. It was also planned to publish the periodicals, as result of it, today Islamic literatures and newspapers and periodicals are published in the almost all the state languages of India. “Sanmarga” is also the part of this project, and accordingly, on 23 April 1978 Sanmarga weekly started to publish from Mangalore.
Sanmarga weekly started with the aim of making a general introduction of Allah’s religion to the people of Kannada, to eradicate the widespread misconceptions across the people of different faiths and countrymen about Islam and Muslims, to get Muslims involved into the righteous job of living according to Islamic beliefs, principles and promote communal amity and uplifting the moral values in the society. Janab Ibrahim Sayeed becomes its founder editor.
Stories and articles published through sanmarga were now available in the book format, which were published by Shanthi Prakashana and available in the market. These include, “Qur’an Vyakhyana (2 parts), Pravadi Vachanagalu, Jeevanada Shistacharagalu, Nanu Preethisuva Islam, Tappu Kalpanegalu, Islam Dharma, Khutbaat etc.
Muslim Lekakara Sangha (Muslim Writers’ Forum) and Muslim Mahila Sahitya Sangha (Muslim Women’s Literature Forum) were come into existence due to Sanmarga. Due to Muslim Women’s involvement and self confidence into literature world “Anupama” monthly was started in November 2000 by women only editorial staff, and thereby it is doing a job of awakening amongst the women by publishing thought provoking and moral based articles and stories.