Wednesday, August 3, 2011

JUSAI, Kerala: Three Day Camp at Mathra-II

Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam, Kerala conducted a Three-Day Camp on the occasion of the historic inauguration of the Noor’ul Islam Mosque at Mathra, July 22-24, 2011. Members of the small Sahih Al Islam Community in Kerala participated with much enthusiasm and spiritual fervour and spent time together discussing many issues and learning about spiritual verities. It was almost like a family get together of the Sahih Al Islam members in Kerala, with women members of the Jamaat (Siraj Makin) also being present.[This is the second and final part of the Report, the first of which was published here on August 02, 2011.]

On July 23, Tahajjud prayers were offered, followed later by the Fajr Namaz. The Amir Sahib later led a study session on Hadith. 

At 11 a.m., Fazil Jamal Sahib read out the message (in Malayalam translation) of the Khalifatullah Hadhrat Munir A. Azim Sahib (atba). The original message was issued to coincide with the inauguration of the Noor’ul Islam Mosque and the three-Day Camp. Photos were taken on the occasion as a record for posterity.
In the afternoon, Majlis Amila was held to review the Jamaat developments and to take stock of our programmes. The Meeting expressed satisfaction that our members are increasing and that the message is being spread in the state. The respected Amir Sahib encouraged members to generously contribute to our Muqaddam Fund instituted by Hadhrat Khalifatullah for the renovation of the Mosque.                                                                   

A special meeting of the Siraj Makin sisters took place in parallel to the Majlis Amila.
In the evening, Dr. Thahir Sahib led a study session on the concept of “Roohu and Nafse” as found in the Holy Qur’an. Dr. Thahir Sahib pointed out that the term “Roohu” is found at 19 places in the Holy Qur’an and invariably, the reference was with the meaning of revelation. On the other hand, the term “Nafse” can be found in over 230 verses and the reference was with the meaning of soul. In his famous book “The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”, the Promised Messiah (as) has used the Qur’anic verse 15:30 to illuminate his point about the origin of the human soul, even though the verse in question has used the term “Roohu” with the meaning of revelation.

On 24th morning, after Tahajjud prayers and the Fajr Namaz, the Amir Sahib led a study session on the Holy Qur’an. He explained the meaning and interpretation of the first eight verses of Surah Al Baqarah.   

At 11 a.m. Dr. Thahir Sahib began a session on “Life after life”. He preferred the term “life after life” rather than “life after death” and explained that death is a door to another life, rather than being an end in itself. He felt that the existence of dreams is an undeniable reality which helps us to perceive the life to come as an equally plausible reality.

In the valedictory session, Fazil Jamal Sahib conducted a review of the Camp proceedings of the three days. In his final speech, respected Amir Sahib shared with everyone the expectations of Hadhrat Khalifatullah and hoped that all of the members in Kerala be able to rise up to the enormous responsibilities. Further, he invited everyone to come back to the Mosque during the upcoming Ramadan days. Our respected brother Saleem Sahib offered a formal vote of thanks for everyone. And thereafter, the Amir Sahib declared the formal closure of the Camp, expressing deep gratitude to Allah the Almighty for making the Programme a success. Alhamdulillah.

The delegates returned back to their places after Namaz followed by lunch served at the venue.