Islamic Peace Conference Held In Mumbai 2008..

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So Many People Accepted Islam Infront Of More Than 30000 People In Mumbai.

A Ten-Day Islamic Peace Conference began on 14th November to 23rd November 2008, 10 Am to 10 Pm..

Mumbai: Somaiya Ground has rarely witnessed gatherings of this proportion that comprises people from different sections of the society- Muslims and non-Muslims, males and females. The Peace Conference called by Dr. Zakir Naik is continuing to attract thousands of people to the ground spread over 30 acres beside the Eastern Express Highway in Sion (East), Mumbai.

There are more people attending the conference this year as compared to the last year when the conference was on similar topic but in English. Topic of the conference is ‘Islam: The Solution For Humanity’ but all lectures are in Urdu this year.

Approximately 30,000 males and females attend the program on daily basis with about 40% being females. Though most of the attendees are youths, children and aged persons can also be found there having come for various reasons.

Some say the gathering of so many ulamas and practicing Muslims refreshes their Iman (faith) and creates in them a motive to propagate the teachings of Islam even the least that they know. They take an inspiration from the speakers preaching to the audience the information about different aspects of Islam.

Many came here to know more about Islam. They are Muslims that want to learn more about Islam, ulamas in search for listening from those who are of higher caliber and non-Muslims trying to know the true teachings of Islam.

Males and females listening to the speakers have separate areas for sitting either in open air ground after Maghrib prayer till 10 pm or in the AC lecture hall.

The vast AC hall that is open from 10 am to 1 pm and 2:15 pm to 5:15 pm where in the speakers address in two sessions. With the capacity of 5,000 sitting chairs it has 60% chairs for males while 40% for females. The hall is almost full during speeches.

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People who have interest in listening to the speeches are in the AC hall while some others have nice time in the Exhibition Hall. This hall is vast air conditioned hall wherein there are 200 panels and 50 models. They display the teachings of Islam, its history, Iman, pillars of Islam, prophets of Allah, the books of Allah, the works of Muslims in many fields such as calligraphy, architecture, science, medicine, astronomy, geology, geography, and other sciences, many sayings of the Prophet (saws), biographies of many Fuqaha and Muhaddiseen and the verses related to science are displayed with scientific realities. On each panel and model there is a volunteer detailing before the visitors about the contents of panels and models. He talks giving reference to the verses he recites and the hadees he reads.

Within the conference complex there are about 2,000 volunteers who devote their day and night for the conference. Therefore on every few steps one can easily find the volunteers for guiding the guests to their desired places.

The conference with this splendid management is for presenting the real face of Islam as the solution for the humanity, before as many people as possible. It also aims at removing the misconception spread about the religion Islam.

Maulana Abdul Aleem Nadwi, working in the department of Qirat in IRF, when I asked him why IRF had called the conference, he counted many benefits of it. Among them is one that many people accept Islam after listening to the speeches. He also said that through this conference we are by the blessings of Allah able to present before the world the true face of Islam and tell them that Islam is the solution for whole humanity.

Muhammad Maqsood of the media committee for the conference told that they started Peace TV channel through which they try to propagate the true message of Islam. He said that the conference is also a part of their Da’wah activities. Explaining about the need for the conference he added that for benefiting more and more people they intend to make a video of the whole program and then put it on their website. He also said that and they will let users download the video free from their website.

The most important characteristic of the conference is that about 23 representatives from all denominations of Islam were invited in it. But some of them for personal difficulties could not participate in the conference. Some of the people say that the conference is an example of the unity of the Muslim community.

The same opinion is expressed by Mamoon Rasheed Qasmi who says, ‘when I came here and found the speakers of different denominations, I hoped that the Muslim community can one day surely come on one platform to work for the betterment of the humanity.’

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99 Names Of ALLAH

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The 99 Names of Allah, also known as The 99 Most Beautiful Names of God (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى transliteration: Asma’ Allah al-Ḥusná), are the names of God (specifically, attributes) by which Muslims regard God and which are traditionally maintained as described in the Qur’an, and Sunnah, amongst other places.

Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) used to call God by all His Names:

اللهم إني ادعوك بأسمائك الحسنى كلها “O God, I invoke You with all of Your Beautiful Names.

Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) is also reported to have said in a famous hadith:

“Verily, there are ninety-nine names of God, one hundred minus one. He who enumerates [and believes in them and the one God behind] them would get into Paradise”.


Of note is that this hadith does not say that there are only 99 names, but 99 names that are better than the others.

“He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare His praises and glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Quran 59:24)

Below is a list of the 99 Names of ALLAH

  1. Ar-Rahman -The All Beneficent, The Most Merciful in Essence, The Compassionate, The Most Gracious
  2. Ar-Rahim -The Most Merciful, The Most Merciful in Actions
  3. Al-Malik -The King, The Sovereign, The True and Ultimate King
  4. Al-Quddus -The Most Holy, The Most Pure, The Most Perfect
  5. As-Salaam -The Peace and Blessing, The Source of Peace and Safety, The Most Perfect
  6. Al-Mu’min -The Guarantor, The Self Affirming, The Granter of Security, The Affirmer of Truth
  7. Al-Muhaymin -The Guardian, The Preserver, The Overseeing Protector
  8. Al-Aziz -The Almighty, The Self Sufficient, The Most Honorable
  9. Al-Jabbar -The Powerful,The Irresistible,The Compeller,The Most Lofty,The Restorer/Improver of Affairs
  10. Al-Mutakabbir -The Tremendous
  11. Al-Khaliq -The Creator
  12. Al-Bari’ -The Rightful
  13. Al-Musawwir -The Fashioner of Forms
  14. Al-Ghaffar -The Ever Forgiving
  15. Al-Qahhar -The All Compelling Subduer
  16. Al-Wahhab -The Bestower
  17. Ar-Razzaq -The Ever Providing
  18. Al-Fattah -The Opener, The Victory Giver
  19. Al-Alim -The All Knowing, The Omniscient
  20. Al-Qabid -The Restrainer, The Straightener
  21. Al-Basit -The Expander, The Munificent
  22. Al-Khafid -The Abaser
  23. Ar-Rafi‘e -The Exalter
  24. Al-Mu‘ezz -The Giver of Honour
  25. Al-Mudhell -The Giver of Dishonour
  26. As-Sami‘e -The All Hearing
  27. Al-Basir -The All Seeing
  28. Al-Hakam -The Judge, The Arbitrator
  29. Al-`Adl -The Utterly Just
  30. Al-Lateef -The Subtly Kind
  31. Al-Khabeer -The All Aware
  32. Al-Haleem -The Forbearing, The Indulgent
  33. Al-Azeem -The Magnificent, The Infinite
  34. Al-Ghafoor -The All Forgiving
  35. Ash-Shakoor -The Grateful
  36. Al-Aliyy -The Sublimely Exalted
  37. Al-Kabeer -The Great
  38. Al-Hafeez -The Preserver
  39. Al-Muqeet -The Nourisher
  40. Al-Hasib -The Reckoner
  41. Al-Jaleel -The Majestic
  42. Al-Karim -The Bountiful, The Generous
  43. Ar-Raqib -The Watchful
  44. Al-Mujib -The Responsive, The Answerer
  45. Al-Wasse‘e -The Vast, The All Encompassing
  46. Al-Hakeem -The Wise
  47. Al-Wadud -The Loving, The Kind One
  48. Al-Majeed -The All Glorious
  49. Al-Ba’ith -The Raiser of The Dead
  50. Ash-Shaheed -The Witness
  51. Al-Haqq -The Truth, The Real
  52. Al-Wakeel -The Trustee, The Dependable
  53. Al-Qawee -The Strong
  54. Al-Mateen -The Firm, The Steadfast
  55. Al-WaleeThe Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
  56. Al-Hamid -The All Praiseworthy
  57. Al-Muhsi -The Accounter, The Numberer of All
  58. Al-Mubdi’ -The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of All
  59. Al-Mu‘id -The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
  60. Al-Muhyi -The Giver of Life
  61. Al-Mumit -The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
  62. Al-Hayy -The Ever Living
  63. Al-Qayyum -The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
  64. Al-Wajid -The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
  65. Al-Majid -The Illustrious, The Magnificent
  66. Al-Wahid -The One, The Unique, Manifestation of Unity
  67. Al-Ahad -The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
  68. As-Samad -The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable, The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
  69. Al-Qadir -The All Able
  70. Al-Muqtadir -The All Determiner, The Dominant
  71. Al-Muqaddim -The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
  72. Al-Mu’akhir -The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
  73. Al-Awwal -The First
  74. Al-Akhir -The Last
  75. Az-Zahir -The Manifest, The All Victorious
  76. Al-Batin -The Hidden, The All Encompassing
  77. Al-Waali -The Patron
  78. Al-Muta’ali -The Self Exalted
  79. Al-Barr -The Most Kind and Righteous
  80. At-Tawwab -The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
  81. Al-Muntaqim -The Avenger
  82. Al-‘Afuww -The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
  83. Ar-Ra’uf -The Compassionate, The All Pitying
  84. Malik-al-Mulk -The Owner of All Sovereignty
  85. Dhu-al-Jalali wa-al-Ikram -The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
  86. Al-Muqsit -The Equitable, The Requiter
  87. Al-Jami‘e -The Gatherer, The Unifier
  88. Al-Ghani -The All Rich, The Independent
  89. Al-Mughni -The Enricher, The Emancipator
  90. Al-Mani’e -The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
  91. Ad-Darr -The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor
  92. An-Nafi‘e -The Propitious, The Benefactor
  93. An-Nur -The Light
  94. Al-Hadi -The Guide
  95. Al-Badi -The Incomparable, The Originator
  96. Al-Baqi -The Ever Enduring and Immutable
  97. Al-Warith -The Heir, The Inheritor of All
  98. Ar-Rashid -The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower
  99. As-Sabur -The Patient, The Timeless.

“There is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things)”. Qur’an [42:11]