19th Dubai Int’l holy Quran Award cultural program starts
There is no single religion or creed that has been so justice with women as Islam has; it protects her life, ensures her independent financial disclosure, and treats her as a priceless gem.
This was affirmed by popular Egyptian scholar Dr Omar Abdul Kafi as part of the cultural program of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) which started on Thursday night after the Taraweeh prayers.
In his inspiring lecture at the Women Renaissance Society, Dr Abdul Kafi enlightened the audience, who were women only, on how Islam has outstandingly honoured woman and showed her respect.
“As a daughter, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was reported as saying: ‘whoever keeps patient and tolerant with his daughters, they shall shield him against hellfire in the Dooms Day.”
As a wife, he said ‘whoever gets married, has to worry no more about half of his religion, he added. “However, he needs to be good to his wife; the other half.”
Dr Abdul Kafi said Islam has also respected woman as a mother. “Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advised a man who wants to leave his mother alone to go for war: “Go back and serve her, for there is Paradise.”
This is not everything as Islam has also made men and women on equal footing in terms of duties and reward, as affirmed in Verse 97/16 of the Holy Quran, , he underlined.
“God said: Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely make him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.”
There is no single religion or creed that has been so justice with women as Islam has, Dr Abdul Kafi pointed out. “Islam protects her life, ensures her independent financial disclosure, and treats her as a priceless gem that gives birth to heroes and brings up men who are the real power of the nation.”
Meanwhile, Eminent Saudi Scholar Shaikh Saleh Al Maghamsi, who is imam of the Qibaa Mosque in Medina, KSA, explained the story of the garden owners who were penalized by Almighty Allah for not setting aside a portion of the harvest for the poor as mentioned in Chapter 68 of the holy Quran.
The lecture illuminating program, spanning 22 lectures in Arabic, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil, June 18 – July 4, is part of the 19th edition of the Award being organised under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
On Friday night, June 19, Dr Abdul Kafi is to talk about the right ‘boats’ of salvation in life and the Hereafter at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry while Shaikh Saleh Al Maghamsi is to elaborate how Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was trustworthy and obeyed by Angles in the heavens at the Women Renaissance Society.
However, on Saturday night, June 20, Eng Abdul Dayem Al Kaheel is to shed light on some mind blowing scientific facts stipulated in the holy Quran, and several cosmic information that prove the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). All lectures are held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at 10.30pm after the Taraweeh prayers.