Word For Peace
Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare did a welfare event for cancer patients at Noori Hall, Lower Parel , Mumbai on Sunday,24th October. The event which was held in collaboration with Cancare Research Foundation was titled “We can beat Cancer together” and was attended by more than 150 patients and their families.
Zubair Ahmed (President MQII Maharashtra), Sajid Khan Saab (Gen. Secretary MQII Maharashtra), Yusuf Shaikh (Sahyog Foundation), Siddiq saab(Haji Peer Hajj Tours), Sagir Deshmukh (Cancare Research Foundation) were guests of honour for the event. The event started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.
Delivering the keynote speech at the event,Maulana Ali Muhammad stated that all religious scriptures mention that God created human beings so that they have a feeling of empathy towards fellow human beings and they should serve each other in order to please their creator.He mentioned that service towards creation is an important aspect of Islamic teachings and in our age Minhaj ul Quran founded by Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri is performing this duty by spreading the light of knowledge and serving the needy people across 90 countries through various projects.Quoting hadith scriptures , he said that Cancer is a completely curable disease and stated that it’s important for patients to maintain their faith in Allah and His Prophet(peace be upon him) and they should keep performing pious acts along with taking regular medical treatment in order to get cured. He commended the efforts of Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation and Cancare Research Foundation in fighting cancer and stated that it is important that more young members of the community should come forward to tackle the challenges being faced by the society at large.
Sister Abrish Khan addressed the gathering and mentioned that the Prophet(peace be upon him) has been sent as a mercy to the world and his teachings are a source of comfort for the people who are undergoing suffering of disease. She said that there are great rewards in the world and in the hereafter for people who suffer even the slightest form of pain in the world.
Sagir Deshmukh (Cancare Foundation) gave a presentation about the causes of cancer, its symptoms, preventive measures, and cures. He mentioned that there is a need to stay away from smoking, alcohol, tobacco , junk food,etc. to prevent cancer. He stated that the majority of types of cancer are not fatal and early detection can help to have timely treatment with less suffering to the patients and highlighted the role of Cancer Research Foundation in creating awareness about the disease through seminars, rallies, and public events. He expressed happiness on MIWF joining the fight against cancer.
At the end, Zubair Ahmed (President MQII-Maharashtra) introduced the books “Real Sketch of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him)” and “Muhammad-The Merciful” written by Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri to the audience and gave the vote of thanks.
Food items, health drinks, clothes and literature on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) were distributed among the patients. Volunteers who helped in arrangements were Saif Khan, Haider, Faiyaz Shaikh, Irshad Ali Hussain saab, Mohsin,Vikas, Arshad, Sister Amna, Sister Mantasha, Sister Abrish.