Hamdard School celebrates ‘Gateway of Islam Day’

Karachi: Hamdard Public School, Karachi following the tradition of its founder, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, who was the torch-bearer of Youm Babul Islam’s movement, yesterday has organized at Bait al-Hikmah auditorium, Madinat al-Hikmah Karachi a function, comprised speeches, screening of a documentary on the conquest of Sindh in 712 A.D., and dua-i-Said to celebrate the Youm-i-Babul-Islam —- 10th of Ramazan and to pay tribute to the great warrior and the Young Muslim Commander, Mohammad bin Qasim who conquered the Sindh at the age of 17 years.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Shaista Anwar Zaidi, Principal, Hamdard Public School highlighted the importance of Youm-i-Babul-Islam and the route of Mohammad bin Qasim’s army. Madinat al-Hikmah was exactly the place where bin Qasim’s army set up its first camp when they entered into Sindh to take over this land and to spread the light of Islam here, as many historians agreed with this historical fact, she added.

She discussed in detail the arrival and later years of the great conqueror of Sindh, Mohammad bin Qasim, his administrative ability, equal treatment and fairness with his subjects irrespective of their religion and social status and also the political, religious and social impacts of his expedition on sub-continent.

‘Mohammad bin Qasim should be the role model for our youths as there is a great inspiration for them in his personality and achievements’, she said and asked the audience to recite fateha for the departed souls of soldiers and other people involved in this expedition.

Ms. Rana Khan and Ms. Humaira Tariq, teachers of Hamdard Public School also spoke and briefly threw light on the history of Sindh, impact of Islam on Sindh’s society and social reforms, introduced by Mohammad bin Qasim to open the rigid old society of Sindh.

A documentary film, depicting the history of Sindh, life of bin Qasim, causes and impacts of Sindh’s conquest was also screened on the occasion. The function was ended on dua-e-Said.

Syeda Hafsa and Maryam Zahid, students of Hamdard Public School, compered the function, in which parents, teachers and students have participated in a large number.

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