Indian Muslim Association (IMA) in cooperation with Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Masjid Al-Kabir has organized public programs on Arafat Day at Masjid Yousuf-Al-Adsani, Kuwait City as well as at Urdu Khutbah Masjid, Fahaheel.
While speaking on the subject ‘Importance of Hajj Pilgrimage’, IMA President Masood Shehab emphasized that the Hajj maintains the spirit of unity among Muslims, individuals and communities. He further said that the Hajj educates Muslims, and even the non-Muslims, about the true meaning of equality, which is manifested in the pilgrims' unified dress code and their observance of the rituals irrespective of their race, language, gender, or social positions. While elaborating on the significance of Arafat Day, he pointed that it represents the highest degree of equality among the mankind.
Maulana Hafeezur Rahman Sahab and Ishaq Zahid Sahab delivered lectures on the subject of ‘the Message of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Last Sermon’.
Hafeezur Rahman Sahab quoted from the Last Sermon, “O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.”
Ishaq Zahid Sahab added that we find guidelines from the last sermon of our beloved Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) at mount Arafat, which was truly a Charter of Human Rights and equality and indeed it should be the guiding force of the human race on the earth.
B.S. Sharfuddin, a KTV-2 presenter in his address said that sacrifice, hard struggle and leadership are the important lessons taught by Prophet Ibrahim (AS), which is very relevant even today. He said that Haj also gives similar training annually to approximately 4 million people around the globe. Muslims to should try to understand the true spirit of message of Ibrahim (AS) and try to emulate it.
Mohammed Ali from Awqaf and Islamic Affairs attended the program as a special invitee. The programs started with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Parvez Haneef and Quazi Zafarul-Islam were the respective conveners of the programs that was attended by more than a thousand men, women and children. Dinner was arranged at the end of the event.