Dec 24, 2012, 10:00 AM
Ahmed SulemanKhatani is due in Banjul as a special guest speaker to the annual
Ijtema of the Cultural Muslim Association (CMA), from Thursday 24 to Saturday
The annual Islamic congregation, which is expected to be attended by thousands of people, will be held at the Markaz in Bundung.
According to the organisers, the occasion is intended to remind audience about the purpose of life and how to keep oneself to that purpose in order to be successful in this world and the hereafter.
The event is further expected to play a significant role on the lives of Muslims by increasing their religious status and empowerment, as well as on their identity through the idea of brotherhood and oneness.
While extending open invitation to the public, the Muslim association used the opportunity encourage visitors and guests to stay at the venue for the entire duration at freewill but lectures by Khatani will begin in the evenings, daily.
Who is Maulana Khatani?
The world renowned Islamic Scholar, Maulana Ahmed SulemanKhatani who is expected to arrive in the Gambia on Wednesday, was born in Durban, South Africa.
He completed his HifzulQuraan at an early age. He then enrolled into Madrasah Arabia Islamia, Azaadville, South Africa, where he completed his AalimFaadhil course in 1993.
Maulana studied under many great scholars like Sheikhul Hadith Hadhrat Maulana Fazlur Rahman Azmi Saheb (DB) and Hadhrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Ishaq Saheb (DB).
Since graduating, Maulana has dedicated his life to the service of deen. He has traveled through many countries in the world spreading the deen of Allah (SubhanahuWaTa’aalaa) and our beloved Nabi (SallallaahuAlayhiWaSallam), delivering lectures and sermons at various Masaajids, Ijtimaas and gatherings across the globe.
Maulana Khatani uses a simplistic, eloquent and distinctive style of explaining the purpose of human life and its creation and often uses scientific examples to support his argument.
MaulanaKhatani’s style is such that it rekindles the spark of Imaam in people bringing them back to the Sunnah and the Islamic way of life. Maulana emphasizes that one should bring back Salaah into ones life, forgoing of ones sins and spending some time in the path of Allah.
Maulana Khatani’s vast experience and in-depth knowledge of Quraan and Ahaadeeth as well as keeping all the Islamic perspectives in mind, has made him one of the most respected scholars.
(Courtesy, Official site: http://www.khatani.co.za/)