Hyderabad: In an effort to dispel preconceptions about Islam, a city mosque for the first time will conduct an “open mosque programme” on Sunday and invite people to know more about the religion and culture.
The management committee of Masjid-e-Quba, Nanalnagar, Mehdipat-nam, will be holding the programme in collaboration with religious organisations and NGO.
“Our intention is to end the ignorance among the public about mosques and its activities. We plan to promote inter-faith harmony,” said mosque committee member Mohd Akhtar.
The daylong event will be inaugurated by Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar. “We invite people of all communities to visit the mosque to understand the principles of Islam and its preaching. It has nothing to do with conversions,” he said.
Participants will be shown the mosque and briefed on the duties of the imam and the muezzin and the significance of the five prayers a day. People can also sit and watch how the namaz is read and observe other activities related with the prayers.
Mr Akhtar said the concept was common across the world, especially in the United States and Europe.
“It is a trust-building measure we are initiated. Hope all the mosques in the city will soon follow it,” he feels.
The mosque committee will also be a conducting an ‘Id milap’ the same day in the masjid where visitors will be served ‘sheer kurma’ and snacks.
Mr Rao had provided for finance corporations, community bhavans, artisan tool kits, sheep for shepherds, a TRS leader said.
Mr Gowda said the Centre had granted Rs 5,200 crore just for reviving one project, Ramagundam Fertilisers
This exercise is aimed at exposing the disproportionate assets and wealth of the candidates.
The Rajya Sabha member says he paid `200cr as income-tax in past 4 years.
Mr Kishore said booth level officers would verify the NRIs Indian address mentioned in Form 6A and issue voter ID within seven days.
They allege that they need to pay Rs 100 at the minimum, and paying even Rs 50 is asking for more trouble.
BJP youth wing books Bison Polo for October 27, 28.
India, chasing a target of 72 runs in the second Test against West Indies, comfortably won the game with all 10 wickets in hand.
Sources said this was done because of the differences between the Lambada and Adivasis.
He alleged that the PM and Mr Rao were planning to win the elections by doing illegal things.
TRS MLC from Ramulu Naik on Sunday reportedly met Telangana Congress affairs in-charge R.C. Khuntia at a private hotel on Sunday.
The campaigning period for the Assembly elections is usually less than 30 days, but this time it has stretched to 90.