The life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a source of light and guidance for all mankind and His actions are like a GPS in our life which guides us towards the right path, was the opening remark of Engr. Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, the National President of JIH India, while addressing a huge gathering on topic “Lesson from Seerah for Current Scenario” on 4th Nov 2022 in Grand Mosque (Masjid Al Kabeer) in coordination with Ministry of Awqaaf and Islamic Affairs Kuwait.
He further said that the life of a Muslim whether personal or social, shall start & finish in the light of Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who just in a short period of 23 years, changed the direction of human history by bringing a revolution which provided the best environment to all human beings and strived to remove the oppression, slavery, emancipation of women & other evils from society and gave a new shape to the whole human society. He appealed that it is our responsibility now to convey the message of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the rest of the people in the world.
He further emphasized that following Prophet SAWS teachings we can solve the three major problems which are being faced by the human society today.
“Division of Humanity” he gave example that how pharaohs divided the human beings and made one group weak and subsequently persecute them. Similar situations we encounter in today’s world. For such situation prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on the basis of monotheism read out the message of God that all human beings are equal and brothers and he established brotherhood among all.
“Economic Imbalance”: He said that nowadays this has been observed that a small section of the society is getting rich day by day and on the other hand the poor are making a majority in society and are suffering from hunger in their daily life. The teachings of Islam say that you are not a Muslim if your stomach is full and your neighbor is hungry. Islam prohibits the activities of accumulation of wealth in a few hands and made provision for poor through establishment of Zakat and charity.
“Religious Unrest & Tension” Tensions in the societies are being witnessed in different parts of the world based on the religion. Islam says that there is no compulsion in the religion and asks its followers to respect the other religions. This can be seen that during the life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) how the Jews and Muslims were practicing their own religions in Madinah.
Concluding his speech, he advised that the Seerah (biography) of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) made obligatory for every Muslim to believe in Prophet SAWS and also that He is the last prophet sent by Allah for all mankind. He also insisted that we should respect and love Him, follow the Book of God, Quran, and teachings of the Prophet SAWS and help others by propagating His messages either by demonstrating them through our actions or conveying by other means of communications.
Dr Rizwan Rafeequi, another speaker from JIH India, addressed the audience on topic “The Present Situations and the Responsibilities of our youth in the light of Seerah” with examples of 3 young companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He said that in the light of teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), our youths need to focus on their responsibilities in today’s scenario. He asserted the youth to convey and spread true values of Islam to all mankind with dedication and passion.
Earlier on the same day Indian Muslim Associations (IMA) Kuwait organized three different programs in parallel, Professionals Meet Program, Ladies Wing Program in the light of Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) along with a Children’s program, Children’s Program was a Prize distribution ceremony for their outstanding performances in different fields of Arts like Painting, Drawing, Elocution, Nasheed, Hifz e Quran.
Addressing the Professionals Meet, Mr. Abdullah Thakur the guest speaker, appealed the professionals attending the special session, not to be afraid of the failure in life and be positive by putting all of their efforts towards achieving their goals. He further advised the audience to allocate at least 2 hours daily for five days in a week to plan their day till 6 months and monitor and keep a check and balance their plans periodically.
The Guest of Honor Engr. Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, The National President of JIH India said, “Whatever you do, do it in the best possible manner, Do favors to others as Allah has done favors to you and do it for the best interest of the humanity”. He advised audience not to misuse their talents and knowledge to harm others”.
Addressing the ladies program organized separately by IMA Ladies Wing the same afternoon, Engr. Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, explicitly highlighted that “Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon, was not only a Torch Bearer for the rights of women but also the safekeeper for their femineity”.
Emphasizing the women’s right and their empowerment,the guest speaker further quoted hadith that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in his last sermon “Observe your duty to Allah in respect to the women and treat them well”. He summarized his speech making an appeal to the women, to realize their roles and responsibilities as an ambassador of Islam.
The next guest speaker, Sister Sameena Afshan (Editor – Aura Magazine), shed light on the necessity of Character building and Personality development in women to become a true follower of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). She further stressed on the importance of women in social relations & welfare of societies. This special session exclusive for ladies came to end by an interactive quiz session and concluded with Vote of thanks by the Co-ordinator of IMA Ladies wing.
Other dignitaries who attended the program were Mr. Muhammad Nasser Al-Mutairi –The Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for External Relations and Information, Dr Khalid Al Mazkoor – a famous scholar in Kuwait and the Chairman of Social Reform Society, (جمعية الاصلاح الاجتماعي الكويت), Mr. Jamal Al Noori – Chairman board of Sheikh Abdullah Nouri Charity Society (جمعية الشيخ عبدالله النوري الخيرية), Mr. Khalid Al Saba -Director of IPC Kuwait, Mr. Mohamed Ali Abdullah , Mr. Ibrahim Fargalli, Mr. Mohamed Jamal representing the Ministry of Awqaaf and Islamic Affairs Kuwait and Dr Mohammed Shatti from the college of Sharee’ah & Islamic Studies, Kuwait. Their gracious presence made this Grand Seerah Program memorable.
The program started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Mr Abdul Hakeem and conducted by Mr Waleed Umari. Mementoes were presented to all the Arab guest speakers and dignitaries by the members of the Central Committee of IMA Kuwait, Food packets were served to the thousands of audiences who came to participate this great event from different parts of Kuwait.
Mr. Shamvil Pervez, the President of Indian Muslim Association Kuwait (IMA) and Mr. Masood Shahab, the Former President, delivered the welcome speech in Urdu and Arabic consecutively. Mr Shoeb Khan, the Chief Organizer of the Seerah Campaign, thanked Allah and all the Guest Speakers as well as the dignitaries who attended the program and the thousands of audiences of the concluding program of the one month long Seerah Campaign. He concluded his speech with a dua, “May Allah make us a true follower of Islam and guide us towards the right path by making us to follow the footsteps of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in our life”.
IMA Kuwait is an Indian socio-religious organization in Kuwait which carries out its various activities under the patronage of “Ministry of Awqaaf” & “Islamic Affairs”, Kuwait. IMA always focusses to provide platform for enhancement of expatriates living in Kuwait for their spiritual & social aspect through various programs & webinars. It looks forward for organizing various beneficial programs in future, considering the occasions and requirements of expatriates in general and specifically Indian community.