Thousands offer Friday Prayers behind Imam-e-Kaba in Lucknow




By TCN Special Correspondent,

Lucknow: Muslims of Lucknow thronged Islamic seminary Nadwatul Uloom for offering Namaz led by Imam-e-Haram Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali al Ghamidi on Friday. In his hour long sermon, the Imam condemned violence and urged for peace and harmony in true spirit of Islam.

“Islam has never preached violence. It is a religion of peace and focuses on character building of individuals, “ Sheikh Ghamdi said during his ‘khutba’ (sermon) before leading Friday prayers. “Instead of taking to extremes, one should look for a middle path while addressing the issues. In fact this is what makes Allah (God) and what Prophet preached throughout his life,” he added.




Al Ghamidi leading the prayers

Thousands of Muslims converged from different parts of the state to offer their Juma Namaz behind the Imam. Every possible space near Nadwa was occupied.

All roads leading to the world-famous school of Islamic thought were packed with people who joined the ‘Juma namaz’ (Friday prayer) in every nook and corner of the road to as far as Hanuman setu near Lucknow University including streets, parks, rooftops and even the makeshift parking lot in the adjoining Jhulelal Park.. The main Nadwa mosque its lawns, the lawns of the adjoining buildings were also packed with people.

In an hour-long sermon, the cleric praised the seminary and its founders for its rich contribution to Islam. He said that its contributions are known not only in India but also across the world. After the sermon, which was delivered in Arabic language the Imam led the prayers. After the prayers he made special supplication (Dua) for global peace and unity. The Imam’s sermon was translated in Urdu by one of the clerics present in the mosque.





Though both administration and organisers alike had put the best of arrangements in place for the event, but the traffic along the university road went haywire for several hours, more so after people dispersed post prayers. Organisers said that this was the largest religious congregation in the city in recent years. A similar gathering was witnessed 33 years ago when the then Imam-e-Haram led prayers in the same seminary.

Sheikh Ghamdi is on a seven-day visit to Lucknow that began on Tuesday. On Saturday, he will visit Integral University for interaction with the students and faculty members. The “Imam-e-Haram” is scheduled to meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the latter's official residence on Sunday evening before returning on Monday.

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Why was the sermon delivered

Why was the sermon delivered in Arabic?? The people listening to the sermon could not possibly understand what was being said.

Good point.Organisers should

Good point.Organisers should have arranged a translator after the Sermon.

Translation was done by the

Translation was done by the cleric present in the mosque.its ok.

AKHILESH MUST APPLY R.T.E. IN PVT. SCHOOLS IN U.P.

The usual excuse : Merit ! What merit do you expect from a 3.5 year old ? Muslim Wards (kids) are not admitted (it is an official policy) in the top schools of Chennai. RTE not applied this admission season INSPITE OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA'S VALIDATION OF R.T.E. ACT., MUSLIM KIDS are not admitted to good schools in India. RTE is not applied. It exists just on paper.

Discrimination against Muslims starts at KG.

OPEN LETTER to Sri. Akhilesh Yadav, CM of UP.
Salams and Pranams

India is a secular nation only on paper. On the ground the situation is quite the opposite. Soft terror and slow poison is bieng administered at the grass roots 24×7. Are you aware that top schools in Chennai, Tamilnadu., as a rule., do NOT admit Muslim students ! I would like you to review the admission pattern for the past 20-25 yrs of the following schools in Chennai. You will be shocked to note that muslim intake of students is NIL. This is about India’s 2nd largest community (2nd majority). They are selling seats in the following schools in Chennai (formerly Madras, capital of Tamilnadu). Rates as follows :

1. Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (3 campuses) : Rs. 2-3 lakhs
2. DAV Gopalapuram : Rs. 2-3 lakhs
3. National Public School, Gopalapuram Chennai + Bangalore (built with the
money of the Bellary Brother/criminal, Janardhan Reddy): Rs. 2 lakhs.
3. Bala Vidya Mandir Adyar : Rs. 2 lakhs
4. Vidya Mandir, Royapettah : Rs. 1.5 lakhs
5. P.S. Secondary School : Rs. 1.5 lakhs
6. Chinmaya Vidyalaya : Rs. 1.5 lakhs.
7. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan : Rs. 1.5 lakhs.
8. S.B.O.A. : Rs. 2 lakhs

(And even these "Seats" are NOT for sale... to Muslims !!!)

This is happening under the nose of a CBSE South India’s office which is right there in CHennai. Mr. Natarajan / or is it Nagarajan.. is its Dy. Director. Mr. Vinit Joshi, please lift the phone and call authorities of these schools and sensitise
them to the fact that their schools must represent a reflection of the Indian society ! For the past 25 yrs., analyse the admissions given… and see the percentage of muslims admitted into these schools. This tells a telling fact. There is need for probe and there is need for immediate correction.

PARENTS are REQUESTED TO ORGANISE THEMSELVES AND GIVE DHARNAS IN FRONT OF THESE SCHOOLS., AND SENSITISE SOCIETY THRU ELECTRONIC MEDIA. EXPOSE THE A. RAJAS in the EDUCATION SECTOR in Chennai. How these criminals are making millions… under the garb of simplicity.. and holiness.

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaarey dil mein hai
Dekhna hai zor kitna., samaaj kay criminals YG Parthasarthy (PSBB)aur Jaidev
(DAV-G) aur Gopalakrishnan (NPS)mein hai !

Shame on the likes of Mrs. YG Parthasarthy, Jaidev and Gopalakrishnan., who are bent on dividing Indian society., and are obstacles in the path of social justice. They are all in their 90s., and close to their funeral pyre., and yet.. to the dying day.. they are putting obstacles in the path of muslim kids.

Ghataa mein chhup kay sitaarey fanaa nahin hotey ! Inspite of such criminals of society., Muslim kids will shine. You cannot restrict a nation's destiny... Parthasarthy Budhiya., Jaidev Buddhau., and Cunning Money Launderer Gopalakrishnan (who cleans dirty money of illegal miner Janardhana Reddy of Bellary)..