Preacher explains Ramadan objectives
Dubai, August 22, 2010
Fasting during Ramadan is not only about abstaining from food from dawn to dusk, but also about maintaining positive thoughts and actions and nourishing spiritual life, said a prominent Islamic preacher.
Sheikh Dr Ahmed Al Kubaisi was speaking at a special lecture on the principles behind Ramadan and the importance of healthy fasting hosted by Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a member of Tecom Investments.
"In order to obtain forgiveness and blessing, one must continue to execute daily work normally in addition to abiding by a set of duties during Ramadan,” said Sheikh Al Kubaisi.
“These include honouring parents, not using fasting as an excuse for being tardy, visiting relatives, abstaining from gossip and demonstrating general goodwill.”
"Act as if this is the last Ramadan in your life and think of it as a chance to communicate with God. Adhering to the true principles behind Ramadan alone will bring forgiveness to the believer,” he added.
Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, executive director, center for healthcare planning and quality at Dubai Healthcare City, said: “Dubai Healthcare City was established to bring quality healthcare to the community.”
“With over 60 different specialties and 90 facilities, our role is not just to provide healthcare but to encourage greater community awareness on looking after our health and wellbeing.”
“We have organized this lecture to offer information on spiritual and physical welfare that Ramadan brings to our life. We are glad it also encouraged discussions on health issues that impact everyone.”
Dr Nasir Nawasreh, general physician at The City Hospital, said: “Seminars and lectures such as these gain more significance in an era where fast food, lack of physical exercise, diabetes and obesity are commonplace.”
“Dubai Healthcare City needs to be commended for its endeavour to host the ‘Healthy Fasting’ lecture as it is crucial to raise awareness about the practice during Ramadan.”
The event also encouraged donations for Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs. – TradeArabia News Service