ISLAMABAD: Eight employees of International Islamic university Islamabad (IIUI) would be provided the opportunity to perform Umrah this year. Four employees will be given this opportunity by the President IIUI Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh while rest would be sent for Umrah by university welfare fund committee.
This was decided after a lucky draw held here in the male campus of the university. President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Vice President IIUI, Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rehman and a large number of the employees participated in the ceremony of lucky draw.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Al-Draiweesh said that every Muslim wishes to perform the Umrah and join the sacred environment of Baitullah and Masjid-e-Nabvi, and today, those who were chosen to avail the opportunity are lucky.
“Hajj and Umrah is the omen of unity of Muslims, Baitullah is the place where no concept of discrimination, race or color prevails and same practice we should adopt to deal with the contemporary problems” he said.
While congratulating the university welfare fund committee on successfully holding the lucky draw the President IIUI announced that he would provide an opportunity to four employees of IIUI to perform Umrah.
He also quoted Hadiths regarding Umrah and its special importance in Ramadan. He urged the participants to act upon on the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and stressed upon them to shape their lives in the light of Islam.
He vowed that IIUI would make this platform more active so that more employees could get the opportunity to see the Holy soil of Makkah.
Those who were chosen through lucky draw for Umrah include Ansar-ur-Rehman, Nazar Hussain, Abdul-Maroof, Safiullah Khan, Ashiq Hussain, Dr. Muhammad Shahid Rafie, Shahid Mehmood and Khalid Hussain.
Four of the employees would be provided the expenses by President IIUI while expenses of the rest of the four lucky employees would be paid from university welfare fund.