KUWAIT: The third Islamic seminar organized by Kuwait Kerala Islahi Center (KKIC) was inaugurated by Sheikh Dawood Al-Asousi, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Awqaf at the Farwaniya Garden Ground Tuesday. The quadrennial seminar, under the patronage of the Ministry of Awqaf concluded yesterday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Sheikh Dawood Al-Asousi, shared the good wishes of the Minister of Awqaf, Sheikh Naif Al-Ajmi and congratulated the organizers for the “great service they have been doing for the Malayalam speaking Indian community in Kuwait.”
The deputy undersecretary further added that KKIC is noted for the propagation of Islam and other charitable works, “exemplifying itself as a role model for other organizations.” An exhibition presenting various aspects of the faith and highlighting the negative aspects of social evils was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador Sunil Jain.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the ambassador said the exhibition is highly educative and undercuts societal problems such drinking and smoking among others. The ambassador compared the moral teachings in various faiths stressing the importance of these values in human life. The ceremony also saw the launch of the souvenir presented by Khalid Falah Al-Mutairi of revival of Islamic Heritage Society to the Deputy GM of Al-Muzaini Exchange, Ali Fajhan.
President of KKIC, Abdul Lateef Madani, for his part said the seminar intends to drive home the importance of adhering to divine laws for the moral uplift of the society. Based on the overwhelming response in the previous years, the organizers decided to hold the exhibition for five days.
Other main events during the seminar had 4 sessions, with special programs for children, teenagers and women, and a friendly interaction between leaders of different faiths. The highlight of the evening was the speech by renowned Indian scholar and orator Hussain Salafi, who spoke on the topic “Religion for Human Good.”