Gulmarg, Jan 2: Islamic Fraternity (IF), an organization working in the field of Da’wah, education and social welfare, wrapped-up its week-long winter Da’wah program in Gulmarg on Tuesday.
The program saw IF volunteers conveying to more than 1500 tourists the message of Islam.
The organization distributed Islamic literature including Hindi, English and Gujarati-translated versions of the holy Qur’an, among the non-Muslim tourists in an attempt to clear their misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.
The tourists were also served traditional Kashmiri Kehwa.
The volunteers that had come from several places in Kashmir had set up a tent on the snow-covered meadow of Gulmarg, to attract conversations with non-Muslim tourists and held open conversations with them about Islam and other religions.
People, especially locals, hailed the organisation for their efforts to counter the propaganda manufactured by the anti-Islam elements, particularly by a section of media trying to demonise Islam and weaken the Muslims around the world.
Dr. Shuaib Sayyed from Mumbai, was invited by the organization as the main guest this year to oversee the program and to train the volunteers with Da’wah skills.
He actively participated in the program and propagated the message of Islam among the non-Muslim tourists.
Bearing bitter cold and bad health, Dr. Sayyed remained steadfast during the entire program and with his brief sermons inspiring many to enquire more about Islam.
President IF, Muhammad Aamir, said they received a positive response from both the locals and the tourists for propagating the true message of Islam and distributing the Islamic literature.
He said that such programs will continue and that they’re planning to hold next program in coming summer at another tourist hub in Kashmir.
During the program, IF had kept an ambulance ready to help the people in case of any medical emergency.
Aamir thanked Deputy Director Tourism, Kashmir, Masarat Hashim, Chief Executive Officer, Gulmarg Development Authority, Hanief Balkhi and Additional Director Tourism, Gulmarg, Nasir Khan for cooperating with IF for providing accommodation and other services to program organizers.