Published On:27 December 2010
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Muslims urged not to shun spiritualism; 350 Nikahs performed in Ijtima

By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: Muslims all over the world are at the receiving end for directing all their efforts and energies on materialism and giving a goby to spiritualism which links them to their Creator.

Maulana Shaukat addressing intellectuals in the 63rd “Aalami Tablighi Ijtima” (World Preachers’ Congregation) said on Sunday that Muslims are at the receiving end everywhere despite the fact that the amount of wealth and education possessed by the followers of Islam the world over is much more than what they had 1400 years ago at the time of advent of Islam during the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and later during the rule of four of his Caliphs. The Muslims nowadays, however, despite having everything with enormous resources at their disposal are scorned and despised by other communities as they have abandoned the way of life of their Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

He said on the contrary 1400 years back the Muslims did not had money-power and were even educationally backward but still shone like zenith on the face of the earth far and wide. Thereby tribes after tribes entered Islam due to its principles of equality, justice, peace and tranquility as ordained by Allah Almighty to lead a life of dignity in this world and Hereafter.

On the second day separate special religious discourses were held for intellectuals, traders, farmers, students etc. and the participants were asked to follow the Islamic religious tenets in their spirit apart from the message for universal brotherhood. Prominent “Akabreens” (Tableeghi elders) who addressed the gatherings included: Maulana Zubair, Maulana Sa’ad, Maulana Shaukat, Dr. Sanaullah, Maulana Mustaqueem etc.

In all 350 Nikahs were performed in the Ijtima in the evening on Sunday after Asr prayers in the spirit of Islam by Maulana Zubair from the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat at New Delhi. Before performing Nikahs Maulana Zubair threw light on the importance of Nikah and to perform it in a simple manner without any pomp and show entailing extravagant expenditure.

The Ijtima will conclude on tomorrow (Monday) with mass “Dua” (prayer) when several lakhs of people will join to seek salvation in Hereafter and universal brotherhood and peace.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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