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Abu Dhabi, Feb 20: Bearys Welfare Forum, a social group of the Beary community observed Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed, at the Indian Islamic Centre premises, Abu Dhabi, on Friday February 17.
Al Haj Twaqa Ahmed Musliar, Qazi of Dakshina Kannada and a well-known scholar in his keynote address narrated how Islam had taken root in the coastal districts of Karnataka and called for unity among different communities of the region.
He lauded the work undertaken by Bearys Welfare forum and said, "Bearys Welfare Forum is carrying forward and reviving the rich tradition of Beary community which is tolerance and co existence, and has been serving the poorest of the poor in the community. It is noteworthy that BWF is arranging social and cultural programmes. The mass marriage of 15 poor girls arranged by BWF at Mangalore recently ,and the previous one, both of which I witnessed, is a great achievement and I congratulate BWF for this."
U T Khader, MLA, Mangalore was chief guest. He highlighted the greatness and simplicity of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) and touched on all points effecting the community. He also emphasized on keeping patience in every situation of life, which is the basic principal of Islam.
BWF president Mohamed Ali Uchil presided over the function and briefed the gathering about Bearys Welfare Forum, its goal and achievements.
Bava Haji, president, Moidu Hajee, general secretary of Indian Islamic Centre, Ahmed Wahbe, manager, New Islamic Center, M A Salam, general secretary, Indian Social Center, Shaul Hamed, a well-known businessman from Muscat and other dignitaries, along with about 300 community members attended the function.
Abdulla Madumoole, general secretary of BWF arranged and compered the programme. Siddik Uchil along with Abdul Rauf, Imran Ahmed, Nazeer Ubar, V K Rasheed and Jaleel Krishnapur coordinated the programme.
Rafeeq Krishnapur, co-coordinator, BWF welcomed the gathering. Qirat was recited by Abdul Salam and Kannada translation rendered by Abdul Khader Kukkaige.
A large number of children, men and women participated in various kinds competions and quiz programme held during the day. Bava Haji distributed prizes to the winners.
BWF treasurer Muhammed Siddik Kaup delivered the vote of thanks.
BWF executives Hamza Khader, Shaikh Bava, Mohamed Kallapu, Basheer Bajpe, Abdul Majeed, Ismail Shimoga, Majeed Aththoor, Farooq Kallapu, Hameed Gurupur, Ibrahim Perla, Haneef Ullal and Abdul Rasheed Bijai, Nawaj Uchil along with Youth Wing members were instrumental in organizing the function.