Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine

Jamadi Thani / Rajab 1425 H July 2004
Volume 17-07 No : 211
Camps \ Workshops

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Discover Yourself


Soul-Searching in Nagpur
All Smiles in Amravathi

Soul-Searching in Nagpur

By Md Ziyaullah Khan

Nagpur : “The successful are those who purify (Tazkiya) themselves” says the Qur’an. Change is rather one of the forms of Tazkiyah when man finds time from his or her life to introspect and work on the flaws evident in him or her. Change is continuous process As time passes, it follows a change in trends, challenges, lifestyles that requires contemporary means to handle the issues. So when it comes to Dawah, the principles imply using all dynamic ways to call humanity to Islam. Sadathullah Khan, editor of Islamic Voice presents Islam with the help of modern HR principles and psychology in his “Discover Yourself” workshops.

Nagpur has the privilege to witness this event the second time when the city based women’s welfare organisation -An Nisa (which is the product of the same workshop organised in December 2003) organised this workshop between 29-31st May, 2004 at ISI Hall for women. All the participants experienced a positive change in their vision, approach and practice which seemed incredible to them.

“ The entire focus of workshop is on bringing in the transformation from within rather then imparting knowledge” says Sadathullah Khan. “ The approach taken is that Allah has made every human being innocent and pure. It is the environment and the bad company, which makes them to lead a miserable life. I coach them to revert to their original state and attain peace and happiness in life,” he adds.. The real life situation is analysed with the help of Prophet Muhammad’s (Pbuh) saying or Hadith and participants are guided to bring about the transformation required in their nature or their style of functioning. During the three-day workshop, the focus is on relationships as Sadathullah Khan believes that healthy relationships are the basis for peace and tranquility in life.

“ Many times baseless issues erupt and make life all hay wire.” It is ironical to see us lagging behind such traits for which Prophet Muhammed was known for, hence inculcating such qualities in life brings in love, peace and harmony.

The participants are made to undergo a paradigm shift through various exercises so that they get motivated to affect required transformation in their life, so that their outlook towards life is according to the teachings of the Prophet (Pbuh). “ We enjoyed our sessions and it was fun learning a lot,” feels Farheen, one of the delegates of the workshop. Dr Marium says ‘ This workshop is a boon for me, I have now surrendered to the will of Allah. Before this I had attended many Isthimas, but it did not have any profound effect on me, this workshop has transformed me and given me peace, happiness and satisfaction. The excitement and zeal among the participants could be seen through their radiant faces. It created such waves that they all desire to have such events twice or thrice on yearly basis, as Mrs Najma Khan, president, An Nisa Welfare organisation says, “ its time to organise such events very often to shape our younger generation with moral values.” The three-day workshop concluded with vote of thanks from the president followed by a dua (prayer) from Mrs Zaheeda.

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All Smiles in Amravathi

By Khaleda Mateen

Amravathi: A quaint little town called Amravathi-does it not remind you of kings and queens, palaces and palanquins? Editor of Islamic Voice, Sadathullah Khan created a history of sorts here this summer with his “Discover Yourself’ workshop. Anjuman Muslim Khawateen Amravati, which took the initiative to organiise this three-day workshop at the IMA Hall, between 25-27th May, 2004 feels that it is the best thing that happened to Amravathi. With his contemporary style of presentation, the participants found a brand new life waiting for them as they introspected and discovered their potential as human beings. Quoting crisply from the Hadith and the Qur’an, Sadathullah Khan took the participants through what life really means and how we make our lives gloomy by living in the past, holding on to grudges and hurts. During the three-day workshop, focus was on building healthy relationships in life taking examples from the Prophet’s life. “The objective of the workshop was to lay a strong foundation in human values and to empower the participants through self-introspection that will enable them to lead a peaceful and happy life,” explains Sadathullah Khan.

“I liked the workshop very much and is unforgettable experience in my life. I came to know the true meaning of my life. It gave me a good and strong foundation to develop my personality. This workshop gave strength to a disappointed person like me. The workshop was excellent and lively. I could discover myself very nicely”…were the various voices of the participants who actively attended the workshop.

The organisers Mrs Shahzamani Begum, President Anjuman Muslim Khwateen, Mrs Farzana Ahmad, Vice President AMK, Mrs. Khaleda Mateen, Secretary, and the Executive members Mrs. Hamida Waqar, Mrs. Zohra Ahmad, Mrs Rafiqa Nayyar, Mrs Zarina Basit, Mrs Zubaida Gani, Mrs Hasina Sultana and Mrs. Samina Shazli were the supportive team behind the success of the workshop.

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