By Asim shahzad
Presbyterian Nolakha Church in Lahore hosted the annual Iftar dinner in honor of its Muslim brethren also this year as well. In this spiritual ceremony, the Christian delegates warmly welcomed the Muslim scholars and guests from different fields.
The Iftar dinner began with interfaith prayers. Religious scholar Badshahi mosque Ramzan Sialwi and pastor Shahid Miraj offered special prayeres for the development and solidarity of Pakistan. Dr. Majid Able in his short speech said that Christian fasting is a day of purification and receiving God’s grace. We read in the Holy Bible that whenever man breaks God’s commandments and does things that turn him away from God, God through his prophets sent a message to mankind to repent and fast and to change through fasting.
Ex Provincial Minister for education Imran Masood said that in order to lay the foundation of peace, it is very important that all of us understand the commonalities of each other’s religions. Maulana Asim Makhdoom, Chairman Kul Masalak Board, said that fasting certainly purifies the hearts while this purity promotes harmony between Christian and Muslim religions. Renown human rights activist UK Ch Afzal said that it was a great example of interfaith that all gathered in iftaar dinner. other speakers also expressed their views and appreciated the services of Dr. Majid Able in promoting mutual love and affection.
Head of Peace Committee Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi, Vice Principal Jamia Arwat Al Wasqa Allama Naqi Abbas, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Sahibzada Waheed Ahmad Qadri, Syed Naw Bihar Shah, Maulana, CE of Sundas foundation Yaseen Khan, Media person Arshad Ansari, Khawaja Naseer, Molana Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Allama Zubair Abid, Maulana Samiullah and Hafiz Noman were present on the occasion.