By Saquib Raza Khan
Qatar: Karnataka Muslim Cultural Association held their annual Ifthar for the community members on 27 July 2012 at Mazza Restaurant. Around 250 Members and families along with their children attended the Ifthar program. This was hailed as one of the highest members participation by way of attendance. Ifthiqab Alam welcomed the gathering. Hasif Ismail Sharief recited the verses from the Holy Quran.
The President of KMCA Saeed Ahmed Assadi inaugurated the programme. Saeed Assadi, briefed on the activities of KMCA and the future plans. He urged the members to render their full support for the upcoming events. As part of creating platform for other organization of Karnataka to introduce their activities in Qatar and back home, the President invited the representatives from these Organization’s to present their report and appeal to the audience.
Mohsin Sikandar (Treasurer) – Kundapur Taluk Welfare Association, Ibraiz Khan / Javed Sharief (President-Qatar) Maymar Charitable Trust Bangalore, Ayyub (Head of Qatar) – Hidayah Foundation Charitable Organization, spoke on behalf of their organizations.
Maulana Irshadullah Saheb spoke on Islamic Values and significance of the Month of Ramadan and Importance of reading the Quran.
Meanwhile the Islamic Quiz Questioners were circulated to all the members to answer, and at the end the winners were declared. Group supplication was made prior to the Ifthar break. Dinner was served after the Prayers and the programme concluded at 8:00pm. A number of men, women anf children attended the programme. Children were given gifts as a token of appreciation by the KMCA Organising Committee.
The Heads of associations of other Karnataka and Qatar organizations attended the KMCA Iftar. Kareen Abdulla the President of ICBF, Veerabadra Mannangi – President of Karnataka Sangha along with other head of KSQ and representatives of Tulu Koota attended the programme. Senior Members of KMCA appreciated the efforts of President Saeed Assadi for conducting the event successfully which attracted a large number of members and their families. Many new members enrolled during this event.