Youm i Babul Islam: Why Sindhies observe the day
SUKKUR, June 17 (APP): Youm i Babul Islam: Why Sindhies observe the day
Youm-i-Babul Islam was observed in various districts of northern Sindh to commemorate the advent of Islam in the Indian Subcontinent, with the arrival of Mohammad bin Qasim in Sindh at the port of Deebal on 10th of Ramazan.
Different religious parties held meetings and gatherings in Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Kashmore, Naushahroferoze and other districts and towns to observe the Youm-i-Babul Islam.
Different schools and institutions across the region also held series of programmes, to inform the youth about the significance of the day.
Speaking in the Babul Islam Conference organized by Tanzeem Fikr-o- Nazar, Sindh speakers stressed the need for realization of Islam's taught of equity and honesty.
Referring to the fact that Sindh was called Babul Islam because the Muslims first landed here, they further said that the people trumpeting their allegiance to Islam needed to actually practice the religion.
On the occasion, Dr Saeed Awan, Liaquat Ali Bhutto, Asghar Mujahid, Ali Bux Khan Mahar, Qari Khalil Ahmed, Khuwaja Jalil Ahmed and others also spoke.
In this connection, various ceremonies were held in which students delivered speeches, and quiz programmes were also arranged to highlight arrival of Mohammad bin Qasim in Sindh and the Muslim rule in India that followed it, besides the movements initiated by Indian Muslims for independence.