Kuwait: The President of Mill Council and a well known businessman Hoshdur Khan has hosted a warm reception to the visiting Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society Sami Bubere at his premises in Mirghab.
Hoshdur Khan in his welcome speech congratulated Sami as being the Patron of IKFS as well as a well known scribe in Mumbai whose father Abdul Hamid Bubere was a contemporary of Senior Indian Leaders such as Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Sami in his reply speech thanked Hoshdur Khan saheb for hosting him as a chief guest of the event and indicated that he has enthralled with the good humanitarian works of Kuwait’s two most admiring Philanthropists Hoshdur Khan and Muzammil Malik .
Some of the Urdu poems instantly edited by Sami were given a great applause from the audience. Dr. GhalibAl-Mashoor, President of IKFS was also invited for the event with several other dignitaries such as Muzammil Malik (a nominee of Padma Shri award); Shaikh Anwar Salafi, a Senior Islamic scholar from “Islamic Heritage Committee of Kuwait”, Shaikh Isaaq of Cuddapa Nuslim Welfare Society and Khalid Al-Azmi.
During the function, a class was also conducted about the “Significance of Muslims’ 8th month of Shaaban” and scholarly discussions were also done during the Q&A session.
Renowned Islamic Scholar Saikh Anwar Salafi in his key note speach said that The Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) loved to fast during this month. and used to fast most of the month during Shaaban.
We should also note here that anyone who has missed any fasts to make up has to complete it before the next Ramadan comes. It is not permissible to delay it until after the following Ramadan except in cases of necessity (such as a valid excuse that continues between the two Ramadans).
Another benefit of fasting in Shaaban is that it is a kind of training for the Ramadan fast, in case a person finds it difficult to fast when Ramadan starts; if he fasts in Shaaban he will have gotten used to fasting and he will feel strong and energetic when Ramadan comes.
Shaaban is like an introduction to Ramadan and it has some things in common with Ramadan, such as fasting, reciting Qur'an and giving in charity. Salamah ibn Suhayl used to say: "The month of Shaaban is the month of “Reciters” (of the Holy Qur'an – www.tanzil.net)."When Shaaban came, 'Amr ibn Qays al-Mala'i used to close his store and devote his time to reading the Qur'an.