Mass Ramzan prayer meet to take pledge against terrorism

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 14: Thousands of faithful will come together at Malappuram town here on August 4 to pray and take pledge against terrorism and alcoholism, besides staying dedicated to lofty Islamic tenets of harmony, tolerance, love and affection.

The event, being organised by Malappuram-based educational and charity institution Ma'din Islamic Academy, will have participants coming from different parts of the country and the world, its organisers told a press meet here last evening.

Ma'din Academy chairman Sayyid Ibrahim Khaleel al Bukhari claimed that the prayer meeting to be held on the 27th day of Ramazan, also known as 'Lailathul Khadir', is the third largest of its kind in the world after those held at Mecca and Madeena.

"It is a different kind of spiritual experience. Here people congregate in search of the blessings of the special night called Lailathul Khadir, freeing themselves from all worries, raise their hands in unison and beseech the Almighty for spiritual deliverance," Al Bukhari said.

It is the duty of every individual and socio-religious organisations to fight the evils in society and the prayer meeting was meant to send across a message of co-existence and moderation, he said.

"India has a rich culture of harmonious living and Islam has strengthened this through its message of oneness," he said. Established in 1997, Ma'din Academy has 28 educational and charity ventures with 16,200 students on the rolls.


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