Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine
Jamadiul-Akhir / Rajab 1423 H
September 2002
Volume 15-09 No:189

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Workshops conducted by Islamic Voice


Discover Yourself Through Islam
Soul - Searching on Summer Mornings


Discover Yourself Through Islam

THREE DAY WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN



YOU NEVER GET WHAT YOU EXPECT!!!
YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU INSPECT!!!


 


The Technique used in the workshop
will allow the individual to look within yourself
and discover love, peace and happiness.


WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED AND HANDLED BY:
A. W. Sadathullah Khan
Editor, Islamic Voice

The workshop is for
Young Muslims girls (above 15 years)
Career Women, Professionals and Homemakers

Dates     : July 26th, 27th and 28th 2002
Timings  : 9 a m (sharp) to 6 p m
Venue    : Humayun Kabir Institute
                # 16, Dr Biresh Guhe Street
                Kolkata 700 017
Fee        : Rs. 150/-
Contact for Registration: Ejaz Ahmed
# 41\C, Shamsul Huda Road,
Kolkata 700 017,
Tel: 2405560\2813955
Email: ahranfashions@vsnl.net           rahman@giascl01.vsnl.net.in

(Registration on first - come - first - basis)

Organised by:
Islamic Voice
# 3, Palmgrove Road,
Victoria Layout, Bangalore: 560 047
Tel : 5544483\5574815
Email: islamicvoice@vsnl.com
 

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Soul - Searching on Summer Mornings


By A Staff Writer

Bangalore : It is the season for water melons, juicy mangoes and lazing around under trees for those who are too tired to work in the sweltering heat. Summer is also the time for a range of summer camps to flood the cities across the country. With kids getting a break from school, it is time for them to develop on their hidden talents, work on their creative abilities and of course get oriented to new things. While summer camps could be of all types from crafts classes to trekking trips, Islamic Summer Camps hold a special place as this is an attempt to help children get closer to their religion. The 13-day Islamic Summer Camp organized by Islamic Voice that concluded recently stands out as an unique experience for the participants. While the camp invited girls above 14 years, those who participated were girls from the age of 10 to housewives aged 55. While most camps focus on the basics of Islam like Zakat, Fasting, Hajj and the five times prayers, A. W. Sadathullah Khan, Editor of Islamic Voice and the chief anchor of the Camp had brought in many novel aspects and subjects into the Camp. "Human Development" was a session conducted by Rafiullah Baig and A. K. Rahim took the participants through fun with mathematics with mind-blowing puzzles and games and brain-teasers.

Islam as a way of life and the guidelines towards being a practising Muslim were well covered, the most enlightening aspect was the topic on relationships with special focus on relationship with parents. Handled by Saadia Tonse who took the participants into a series of discussions on self- analysis, the concept of 'being' the 'identity' and the goal of transforming ourselves into the khalifas (representatives of Allah) than being mere Muslims by name, the session proved to be a truly rejuvenating experience as it helped the participants to introspect and reflect on themselves as human beings. In fact the focus of the Camp was to intensify and strengthen the relationship with Allah. With Sadathullah Khan's motivating interaction with the participants, one had to see to believe the tremendous transformation among the participants "The main aim of the Camp was to create an awareness that we have to live life through our soul and that can occur only when we have a strong relationship with Allah. We may do our prayers on time fulfill all obligations as Muslims, but the only thing we miss out is "complete surrender to Allah.

Through this Camp the participants have been able to begin a new life as the representatives of Allah by adopting at least three attributes of Allah-it could be being forgiving, being justa nd being loving," says Sadathullah Khan. "How to honour your word", was another interesting issue tackled by Sadathullah Khan in the Camp and as a fitting climax to the Camp all the participants made a declaration on the concluding day of the Camp on May 4: " I choose myself to be a Muslim and I declare to be the Khalifa of Allah and be caring, just and truthful." This was not just another statement, but something promised by the participants that they would focus their life on Allah and live life by adopting at least three attributes of Allah.

Second Camp of Islamic Voice

The second Islamic Summer Camp was organised between May 26 and June 4. The Islamic Orientation Camp was focused on the idea of laying a strong foundation in relationship with Allah. The Camp designed for housewives, young girls, career women, divorcees, spinsters and professional women received an overwhelming response as the participants could identify themselves with the topics dealt in the Camp.

The participants got powerfully the distinctions of Islam like Khalifa, being true to oneself, who they are is the soul, Hijrah- giving up whatever displeases Allah, being their word, constituting oneself as their word, living moment to moment as khalifa, being responsible and accountable for the choices they make, surrendering to Allah their body and mind and operating their lives from the domain of soul.

The context of Islam was powerfully created " Islam is PEACE" and it is the responsiblity of every humanbeing to establish peace on earth but Muslims are accountable for establishing peace on earth being the khalifa of Allah.

Similar camps could be organised in colleges with minimum of 50 participants and three days will be needed to create a whole new level of constituting oneself as khalifa of Allah.

Our promise is that each and every participant experiencing love, peace and happiness right now and you will have a life that you love by freely choosing Islam as a way of life.

For further details get in touch with A W Sadathullah Khan on Ph: 5544483 or email at islamicvoice@vsnl.com

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