Source: The Peninsula (24/8/08)
DOHA • Ahlan Ramadan, the annual programme held in connection with the arrival of the Holy month of Ramadan was held at Fanar Auditorium on Friday.
The programme was organised by Qatar Muslim Islahi Centre with the support of Fanar. Qatar Muslim Islahi Centre (QMIC) secretary Abdul Raheem welcomed the audience. QMIC advisory board chairman Shahul Vadanappilly inaugurated the meeting.
Dr K K Zakariya Salahi, a famous visiting scholar from Kerala, spoke on the deterioration of family values in society. He pointed out that man is neglecting the God, and is only seeking worldly pleasures. He reminded the audience about the strict laws of Islam in dealing with matters that strengthen the family bond, including respect to womanhood which include total rejection of dowry.
Another visiting scholar Omar Faizy talked on the subject 'life after death'. He warned about the unbearable punishments awaiting mankind if they lead an immoral life.
Abdul Haq Sullami, the famous Islamic scholar, noted author and writer from Kerala spoke about the dos and don'ts during the month of Ramadan. Zia ul Haq salafi, a scholar of Qatar Muslim Islahi Centre talked on 'Ahlan Ramadan'.
He pointed out that all the believers have to welcome the Holy month of Ramadan with great pleasure.
C P Moideen, acting president presided over the meeting and Marakkar gave away the vote of thanks.
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