Mumbai is all set to host the biggest ever Islamic Conference from
tomorrow. The conference inaugurated with the Friday sermon tomorrow
will continue for ten long days before ending on November 8, 2009.
by the Mumbai based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) the ten-day
conference – termed by the organisers as the largest ever Dawah in
the Islamic world – is organised at Somaiya Ground near RCF in
this will be the largest ‘Islamic Da’wah Conference’ being organized
in the history of the Islamic World by Muslims in terms of grandeur,
excellence, distinguished international speakers and audience
participation”, said the organisers.
The host of
the conference IRF is headed by Internationally recognised Islamic
Scholar Dr. Zakir Naik who is based in Mumbai.
With the focus
to create a better awareness and understanding of Islam and its
message of peace for the entire humanity,
remove misconceptions, false fear and hate of Islam and Muslims
globally and to realize that Islam is a just, righteous and peaceful
way of life, the conference will kick start tomorrow with the Friday
sermon by Imam Masjid Al Aqsa Shaikh Ali Al Abbasi, said the
motive behind this ten-day conference the organisers said, “Peace,
internal and external – be it on an ‘individual’ or at a ‘worldwide
collective’ level – is a must for effective human progress and
realistic global unity. Peace perishes in the use of unjust force.
No matter which side of the fence you are on – you are bound to
lose. Upholding justice and human rights, eradicating poverty, as
well as inculcating moral values based on our Creator’s Divine
Guidance are a must for achieving World Peace. We cannot achieve
effective world peace without good governance and morally sound
human beings. For people of all beliefs, this conference will be a
learning opportunity to realize, reflect on and correct their
misunderstanding (if any) about Islam in the light of talks by
authoritative and renowned international speakers”, said the
speakers who are expected to address the conference include Abdur
Raheem Green (UK), Yassir Fazaga (USA), Yasir Qadhi (USA), Hussain
Yee (Malaysia), Salem Al Amry (UAE), Dr. Jamal Badawi (Canada),
Ziaullah Khan (Canada), Assim Al Hakeem (Saudi Arabia), Yusuf Estes
(USA), Saeed Rageah (Canada), Dr. Bilal Philips (Canada), Dr. Jaafar
Idris (Sudan), Dr. Hussain Hamed Hassan (Egypt), Dr. Zaghloul
Elnaggar (Egypt), Riaz Ansary (USA), Haitham Al Haddad (UK), Imam
Suhaib Webb (USA), Dr. Ahmed Ibn Saifuddin (Saudi Arabia), Jimmy
Jones (USA), Yahya Ibrahim (Canada), Sadullah Khan (South Africa),
Abdul Bary Yahya (USA), Abu Usamah Atthahabi (USA), Ammar Amonette
(USA), Asim Hafeez (UK), Iqbal Sacranie (UK), Saleh Al Munajjid
(Saudi Arabia) and Dr. Zakir Naik (India).
Friday sermon tomorrow, the inauguration of the ‘Exhibition on
Islam’ and ‘Halal Expo’ will take place at 11:00 in the morning,
said the organisers.
The Arabic word Halal means
permissible in English. Though the word Halal in general, is used in
the context of consumables or products used by the Muslims, it has a
wide range of connotations–from inter human relationship to clothing
manners and social behavior, from trade, business and financial
transactions, to investments and property management or any other
which is parallel to guidance specified by Islam. In other words,
Halal is a standard which covers every facet of a Muslim life.
“The 10-day Halal Products Expo
organised on the sidelines of the Islamic conference would be
showcasing Halal certified Food, financial & investment products and
opportunities, Halal consumables, Herbal & Healthcare products,
cosmetics and all the related trade industries to the Muslim
community,” said the organisers.
This is an effort with a clear
objective to bring buyers and traders from the Halal Industry around
the world annually to India by creating an interactive platform for
the Global Halal Products industry, said the organisers.
This will be world class exhibition, promoting trade networking and
brotherhood amongst the investors on Halal Products & Services as
well with other trades. A congregation of the international traders,
buyers, investors, fund managers, agents, business captains, media,
influential government officials & decision makers, will meet for
the purpose of this event.
While millions of people are expected
to attend this ten-day conference scheduled from morning 10:00 to
10:00 late in the evening, hundreds of millions of people throughout
the globe would have an opportunity to listen to the speakers
through live TV coverage, said the IRF sources.