|Date: 01/05/2012 Time: 04:06:00 PM
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic
Affairs Dr. Adel Al-Falah on Tuesday stressed the necessity of maintaining
special respect for companions of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his family
members, and urged believers to brush aside fanaticism.
Dr. Al-Falah made the call at the inaugural session of a forum, themed
"Pioneers of Islam, Imam Al-Bukhari as an example," organized by the
charitable association, Marabrrat Al-Al Wa-Al-Ashab (family and companions of
the Prophet), under sponsorship of Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic
Affairs Jamal Al-Shehab.
The undersecretary underscored the significance of studying personality and
acts of the companions of the Prophet, "particularly at these critical times
of divergent and distorted views."
He praised personality of the two-day forum, Imam Al-Bukhari, for his
prudent and authentic documentation of sayings of Prophet Mohammad.
Elaborating, Dr. Al-Falah said the ministry was concerned with the issue of
national unity, social cohesion, protection of peaceful communities'
co-existence, for sake of protecting the Kuwaiti society against calls for
sedition and divisions.
The ministry, in cooperation with the association, has shouldered
responsibility of boosting Kuwait's coordination with Gulf and foreign
countries for sake of promoting high respect for the companions of the
Messenger and their high status.
Historical events should be studied and tackled in an objective manner, he
said, stressing that this approach should be free of extremism and
sectarianism, perils that fuel seditions.
For that purpose, the ministry organized 33 cultural weeks at the mosques
and guided the lecturers to shed light in their sermons on special traits of
members of the Prophet family and the esteemed personalities that lived close
to him. It also produced television programs, held seminars and published
books for sound education about these respectful characters.