Sonamarg (Ganderbal), July 18: A week-long Da’wah program organized by Islamic Fraternity (IF), an Islamic organization working in the field of Da’wah, education and social welfare activities, at twin tourist resorts-Sonamarg and Pahalgam, commences on Thursday.
The program part of the series launched by the IF to spread word of Islam among the non-Muslims, particularly visiting the tourist resorts in Kashmir, and to clear the misconceptions spread by the anti-Islam elements across India and around the world.
The organization will carry Da’wah activities at Sonamarg for first three days of the week at Sonamarg and will move to Pahalgam to carry similar activities for remaining days. With around two dozen volunteers and Da’yees, the organization intends to hold interactions with maximum non-Muslims so as to offer them the message of Islam.
With a complementary cup of Kashmiri Kehwa, the organization will distribute Islamic literature particularly the scripts of holy Qur’an in different languages, and pamphlets with Islamic teachings written on them, among the non-Muslim tourists.
Chairman Islamic Fraternity, Muhammad Aamir says that the main objective of program is to familiarize non-Muslims with the real teachings of Islam, especially to those who have fallen to propaganda launched to defame Islam and Muslims across the globe.
“A huge population among non-Muslims has been poisoned with anti-Islam and hateful content through mass media and other means. They (non-Muslims) are misled and told things which have nothing to do with the Islam. They (victims of propaganda) eventually start hating Islam and Muslims,” Aamir says, as he pledges to spread real teachings of Islam among all those he interacts during the program.
He said the program has been a routine during past several years and has yielded good results for them. While locals warmly welcome them, they have been receiving lot of requests from people, especially youths, to volunteer with them in the cause of Islam. “Thanks to Almighty. With our efforts, few of the non-Muslims accepted Islam as soon as they heard the message of Islam,” Aamir said.
To meet any emergency situation and for the convenience, the organization has kept an ambulance ready for tourists and other critically ill patients.