About 500 non-Muslims embraced Islam after witnessing a simple, swift funeral of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, said President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh Monday. This he told in a condolence reference held for King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz at new campus of International Islamic University Islamabad.
It was attended by the Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Vice Presidents, DGs, Dean and Directors.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai pay tribute to the late Saudi King and said IIUI stands with the Saudi nation in this moment of grief. “All the officers, employees and students of varsity pray for the eternal peace of departed soul” said Dr. Masoom Yasinzai.
He told that IIUI organized funeral prayer in absentia for late Saudi King and condolence reference was also held earlier for King Abdullah while an IIUI delegation also went to Saudi embassy in Islamabad and condoled to Ambassador Jassim M Al-Khalidi.
Rector IIUI said that purpose of today’s reference is to convey the grief and pain of IIUI to the Saudi nation through President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh. He also hoped that in the rule of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, relations between Pakistani and Saudi universities would further strengthen.
President IIUI, in his address on the occasion said that Muslim Ummah has lost devoted and well- wishing leader and his demise is an irreparable loss for Saudi people and Muslim Ummah. He told that King Abdullah always advised to his ministers and advisors to keep Pakistani nation near to their heart and added that King Abdullah always provided cooperation to Pakistan in hard times.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh maintained that everyone is equal in front of God and simple funeral of King Abdullah impressed many people while 500 non-Muslims embraced Islam after observing this simplicity which is core attribute of Islam. He also prayed for King Salman Abdullah that May Allah give him strength to serve Muslim Ummah as his ancestors did. He also hoped that King Salman would play vital role in bringing back the splendor of Muslim Ummah.
At the end, Dr. Al-Draiweesh prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and also prayed for the prosperity and peace of Ummah.