Ramadan is the way forward to build a better society
At an Iftar dinner celebrating the holy month of Ramadan , Darulfatwa The Islamic High Council of Australia honoured AL-AZHARY SHAREE^AH COURSE Graduates, in supporting each other in goodness and in what increases love amongst our society , in this virtuous month of Ramadan
In doing so, Darufatwa organized the seventh annual Ramadan Dinner in Sydney playing host to many distinguished guests including Sheikhs, Leader of the federal opposition The Hon. Tony Abbott and The premier of NSW The Hon. Barry O’Farrell represented by Mr. Tony Issa, MP Member for Granville leader of the opposition Mr John Robertson. Represented by The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC, the Hon. Paul Lynch, member for Liverpool , Shadow Attorney General,the Hon. Barbara Perry Member for Auburn, Shadow Minister for Family & Community Services, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Shadow Minister for Disability Services.
Mrs Tania Mihailuk, Member for Bankstown and government officials and representatives, community leaders.
The evening started with Recitation from the Holy Quran by Shiekh Mahmud Al Azhary , then the Chairman of
Darulfatwa- Islamic High Council of Australia, Dr.Sheikh Salim Alwan Al-Husainiyy welcome the guests and he delivered a speech, which conveyed:
All Praise is due to Allah, who created everything, the Throne, the skies and the Earth, the one who does not need any of his creations, who exist eternally without a place.
Tonight is the 13th night, in the blessed month of Ramadan, and tonight, we gather, for the 7th
Annual Iftar Dinner, hosted by Dartulfatwa, to celebrate the end of the 12th Azhariyy course.
Darulfatwa, introduced the Azhariyy course, for the purpose, of spreading, the correct Islamic teachings, in the community, and to empower the Imams, and the Religion teachers with the proper knowledge; as these Imams set good examples, and light up our society with goodness.
Let me confirm, in this beautiful meeting, of family and friends that Islam is a Religion of moderation, mercy and guidance.
Prophet Muhammad said, what means: the believer will not reach a high level in Islam, unless he loves, for Muslims, and non-Muslims, what he loves, for himself, from among the goodness.
In this blessed, month of Ramadan, I would like to warn you, from people who unjustly, use Islam, as a way to hide, while their actions, are far away from Islam. They blaspheme this nation, they bomb buses, trains, houses, and they invade homes, to whip those, who they wish, they spread their wrong belief, using Mosques, book stores and the internet.
So we should unite, to save our youth, from their ideologies, and to guide them, to the path of The Quran, and Sunnah.
MP Tony Issa said:
You’re all very special guests tonight I am honoured and pleased to be able tonight to join you to celebrate that very special occasion the graduation of 2011 Al- Azhariyy course I was honoured to be asked by the Premier of New South Wales Barry O’Ferrel and the oppositional leader Tony Abott to represent them tonight to congratulate Darulfatwa on that course of the development of young people to be able to understand more about their religion of islam to be able to go out there in the world and teach proper Islamic religion to the people.
To reach out the people teaching the young generation the truth about Islam that Islam is religion of love, forgiveness and peace. Muslims are hard working people.
I would encourage you to go out to the community and to build a better New South Wales a better nation we all should be proud to give it back to our nation I would like to congratulate Darulfatwa for building up our new generation with full of knowledge of understanding how people can live together how we could reach out to the community to tell them about the truth about the religion tonight I would like to pass to you the warm greeting of the premier of New South Wales Mr Barry O'FARRELL, the warm greeting of the opposition leader Tony Abbott, I wish you all the best I wish you an enjoyable night .
Member of the Legislative Council.The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, who was representing NSW Leader of opposition Mr John Robertson Said:
I would like to congratulate everyone on this Iftar dinner I want to thank Darulfatwa for the very kind invitation I would like to acknowledge first all my dear colleagues in the parliament house I remember my first Ramadan dinner that was conducted by member’s of Darulfatwa in 1993 at that time hardly any iftar dinners took place anywhere land now if tar’s everywhere throughout New Nouth Wales and in New South Wales parliament and I think the first one was conducted by Bob Car and Morris Iemma and now every premier conduct iftar dinners at parliament house respecting the Islamic community in New South Wales and I’m proud also to be a part of this process .
Ramadan is the most holy month of the Islamic year it is a month of prayer fasting and charity it is a month of reflection and generosity sacrifice and it is a month where all Muslims around the world observe restrained and deep feelings with the poor the orphan and the un privileged Ramadan is a time of solidarity a time of charity it’s a time of sympathy and giving to those most in need as we now see in the hungry people of Ethiopia and sudan and other parts of the world its also a time of reflection of the people oppressed around the world we pause for a moment and think of the Norwegians massacred by terrorist extremists’ enraged with hatred towards others our heartfelt sympathies go to the families of each of those killed by a terrorist.
In Australia we are lucky to live in peace, in Australia we live in diversity. Ramadan is a time where we all rejoice what we have In this country I wish all Muslims a happy month full of joy and giving I take this opportunity on behalf of John Robertson leader of the opposition to wish all Australians well in these holy days and to thank Darulfatwa for giving me the opportunity to convey this message and wish you a Ramadan Mubarak.
Darulfatwa thanks all those who attended the dinner and contributed to the success of the evening,
We ask Allah to grant us prosperity in the return of this blessed month next year.
Published by the Media office