Indian Muslim Association Youth Wing Kuwait, conducted an Eid Festival program on Friday, 25 September 2105 in Jamiat-ul-Islah, which was attended by approximately 500 people.
The program was designed to be a fun filled event, celebrating the happiness of Eid Al Adha, however, upon hearing the tragic incident of Mina stampede where many of our brethren lost their lives, IMA Youth Wing changed their program and converted the first half into a condolence program that involved prominent personalities of various organizations expressing their grief, sorrow and deep condolences over the incident.
The entire program was divided into two sessions. The 1st session started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Nisar FahimUddin, which was then followed by a welcome speech delivered by IMA President Masood Shihaab. In his speech, he explained the importance of youth in the society and why the youth must join the cause of “Hayya lal Falah” i.e., “Rush towards Success”.
After the welcome speech, two young girls on the theme that the end of this life is in the grave recited a Tarana. After all the comforts of life one earns, he has to leave everything here and go into a grave. The tarana was followed by the condolence speeches given by Munaf (KIG Treasurer) and Abbasi (Radio Kuwait). Both of them expressed their gratitude and sympathy for those who lost their life in the sacred pilgrimage of HAJJ. This concluded the first session.
The second session was presided over by Shiv Sagar (Vice Chancery – Indian Embassy Kuwait) & the dais was shared by Mr. Ifteqar (Vice President – FIMA), Abdul Azeem (Vice President – HMWA), Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rahman (President - Islam Education Committee) and Masood Shahab (President – IMA).
This session was convened by brother Muneeb which started after the ISHA prayers with a series of short speeches given by young kids namely Master Yousuf Arshad Khan, Master Ammar Jawed, Master Nisar Faheem uddin, Miss zainab Jafar Sadeq and Master Aatif Md Aamir on the historical facts of Holy Pilgrimage, Hajj. These young talents were judged by Senior members of IMA and based on the results they were awarded with respective prizes.
A beautiful Tarana by brother Jawad then followed this. After the tarana was the Quiz program which was one of the major events of the day. Brother Adnan Tonse convened the quiz and the entire audiences excluding IMA members were the participants. General questions were asked on the theme of Hajj and life of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Surprise gifts were given in between the quiz program.
Another major event of the day was the Drama based on “Huqooq-ul-Ibad” i.e. rights of a human towards other human beings played splendidly by The young IMA YW members.
The session was continued with Br. Aijaz (Joint Secretary – YW) launching an “Associate Making Campaign” after the drama. He requested the youth to join hands with IMA YW and March towards success & victory in this world and the hereafter. Finally, the prize distribution ceremony took place for the winner’s of the quiz program. The program concluded with the Dua and dinner packets served to the members.