IMA Kuwait Conducts an Interfaith Program on “MOHAMMED (PBUH) - Mercy to the Worlds”

Sunday, November 13, 2022

“To read a biography of Prophet Mohammed SAWS, to know more about Him, to follow Him, and to implement his teachings in every aspect of our life is mandatory rather than just claiming and saying that we love Prophet (Peace be upon Him)” said Mr. Mohammed Al Naqvi, a Preacher, a Counselor, and a well-known Khateeb, addressing in “An Interfaith Get Together at Kohinoor International Fahaheel organized by Indian Muslim Association (IMA) Kuwait,

Mr. Mohammed Al Naqvi, the guest speaker in the program, talking on the topic “Message of prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of peace”, quoted a verse from Holy Quran that “And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.”. The renowned speaker advised the audience to explore every aspect of the life of the Prophet PBUH, what and how He (PBUH) used to do in His lifetime. How did He use to deal with His family, Kids, neighbors, relatives, companions, Orphans and widows, deprived people of society, and even with His enemies? We must go through all these details and practice His example in our life then only we can claim ourselves to be His true followers and attain the love of Allah.

He further gave some examples from the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and how merciful He was with His servants. He narrated the statement of one of His servants Anas Bin Malik who was with him in his service for 10 years, that “the Prophet (PBUH) never ever scolded him during those ten years, instead He used to talk to him too politely always. He also narrated, on the conquest of Makkah, how He (PBUH) forgave the people of Makkah, who oppressed Him and His companions even plotted to kill Him before migration to the city of Madinah.

He concluded his speech by quoting a Quranic Verse that says “Indeed who obey ALLAH The Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) will be successful here and hereafter” and appealed to all the audiences there to read the Glorious Quran with understanding and implement them in their life according to the teachings and instructions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Br. Sharfuddin Soofi, the Vice President of IMA Kuwait addressing the topic “Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)- Relevance in Indian context” said that once Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that “I feel the breeze coming from India where Adam (PBUH) descended and planted fragrant plant of Paradise” The time when Prophet (PBUH) said this sentence, India was a country with great civilization. India was a large, undivided India. The speaker emphasized that probably it means that the people of India were smart and might definitely appreciate and understand prophet's message. Even now we can see there is a large number of followers of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in in India and in countries which was part of undivided India such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and some part of Afghanistan.

He further said that India is the place where many communities with different faiths and religions live together with unity in diversity. Many prophets might have been sent to India. Even Vedas has a great message of the Oneness of God, which is very similar to biblical and Quranic message. Vedas could be the books revealed to prophets of that time. However, we have no authentic historical proofs to confirm that as it is from prehistoric age of 4000 years and beyond.

Mr. Venkat Rao- President of United Telegu Forum & Life Again, a Guest of Honor, started his Speech by thanking members of IMA for organizing this great event today. He added that the today’s topic “Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), a Mercy to the worlds” is a need of the society. He appreciated IMA for choosing this great subject for that occasion.

Ms. Shiny Frank, the President of Patient Support Group Kuwait, another Guest of Honor – also thanked the IMA, its president and members for inviting her to this most beautiful evening. She said that she felt honored to be there. She further told that she knew IMA for the past 6 months when IMA had been distributing groceries for poor patients, widows, and children and helping in other activities.

Mr. Benny- President of Kuwait Ernakulam Residents Association, another Guest of Honor, said that he was very much glad to be there and happy to see the wonderful gathering to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), who brought peace to the nation and universe. He continued saying that all are united in the name of God, supreme power, the creator. He concluded his speech by saying we should live in peace with each other. He thanked the great Association IMA and its office bearers.

Ms. Harminder Sabharwal – Ex-Staff, Indian Embassy Kuwait and a Guest of Honor. Said that she was really honored to be part of that event. she added that she had heard a lot about the association, IMA. She also thanked IMA members for Inviting her.
Many other dignitaries from various organizations attended and supported this event. Indian Muslim Association (IMA) organized this “Interfaith Gathering” to present a few glimpses of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to eliminate misunderstandings about Islam and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and to curb Islamophobia among people of a different faith.

The program started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Mr. Ahmed Ansari and convened by Br. Abdul Musavir, followed by a quiz session moderated by Br. Imran Jasnaik covering the topic of the day.

Mr. Parvez Hanif presented the Vote of thanks. He first thanked ALLAH (SWT) for it, all Guest speakers, the dignitaries, the audiences present in the event along with the IMA volunteers for their dedication in making this program more fruitful for all. Finally, the program came to an end with the felicitations of the speakers, all the guests, and attendees. Dinner with various cuisine (Veg & Non-Veg) was served to all.

IMA Kuwait is an Indian Socio-Religious Organization in Kuwait, which carries out its various activities under the patronage of “The Ministry of Awqaf” & “Islamic Affairs”, Kuwait. IMA always focuses to provide a platform for the enhancement of expatriates living in Kuwait for their spiritual & social aspects through various programs & webinars. It looks forward to organizing various beneficial programs in the future, considering the occasions and requirements of expatriates in general and specifically the Indian community.

May ALLAH (SAW) showers his blessings and Mercy upon all of us by guiding us towards the right path shown by His last messenger Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to Mankind. Aamin.


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