From A M Arif Jokatte
Dammam: India Fraternity Forum (IFF) Eastern Province for Karnataka Chapter organized its Annual ' Iftar' parties across the Eastern Province in Dammam, Al-Khobar, Jubail and Al-Hassa , recently. India Fraternity Forum is a social organization based in Gulf for expatriate Indians with members from all parts of India.
Athaulla Ibrahim spoke in Dammam and Khobar, Amir UP spoke in Jubail, Muhammed Iqbal spoke in Hasa about the importance of Ramadan, the responsibilities during the holy month. All of them explained how a common Muslim should shape his character in the path of Islam and how one should hold on to faith and do good deeds to bring change in life.They stressed on the ongoing problems against Muslims around the world, and appealed for prayers and help the community.
Huge crowd took part in the ' ifthar' celebrations at various places - around 200 people in Al-Khobar at Hotel Apsara on 23 July, more than 250 people in Dammam at Nahda Sports Club on 25 July, around 150 people in Al Hasa at Istirah Nada Hofuf on 27 July , and around 350 people in Jubail at Marafiq Beach Camp on 25 July.
Abdul Suhban in Dammam, Basheer Ammemmar in Khobar and Harris Malar in Al Hasa recited the Quran. The Ifthar was coordinated by Asif Konchar in Dammam, Abdul Suhban in Khobar, Abubakkar Siddiq in Jubail and Mohammed Siddakatte in Al Hasa.