Shaikh Abdur Rahman Al-Sudais, the Imam of Haram in Makkah, is due to visit Darul Uloom Deoband on 25 March 2011 Friday. He will deliver the Jumuah Sermon in Mahjid Rashid and lead the prayer of Jumuah.
Shaikh Al-Sudais is paying a visit to India on the invitation of Maulana Arshad Madani in order to atend 'Azmat-e-Sahaba Conference' held by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind New Delhi on 26 Mar 2011 Saturday at Ram Lila Maidan, New Delhi. Dr. Al-Sodais will give a lecture on the life and status of the Companions of the Prophet (SAW) and lead the Maghrib and Esha prayer at the venue of the conference.
There are reports that Shaikh Sudais will visit the grand Jama Masjid of Old Delhi on 27 and will lead the Maghrib Salah and address the gathering.
Shaikh Sudaus will arrive Deoband on 25 March morning with special helicopter where he will be received by Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, Maulana Abdul Khaliq and other senior members of Darul Uloom Deoband. The Imam is will be accompanied by several Saudi elites and India Muslim leaders. Darul Uloom has arranged to give the Imam a historic warm welcome, while the Deoband and Saharanpur administration estimates that lakhs of people will flock to Deoband for Jumuah prayer. The administration is busy to chart out security and other arrangements for this grand function.
Darul Uloom will arrange a welcome function at Jama Rashid after which he will deliver the Jumuah sermon and will lead the Jumuah prayer. The Acting Mohtamim of Darul Uloom, Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani will present the 'Words of Welcome' to him in Arabic.
He will leave for Delhi at 4 pm by helicopter.
It is noteworthy that in the last few months, several Saudi Ulama and delegates visited Deoband. More importantly, Shaikh Awwama and Shaikh Aidh al-Qarni visited Darul Uloom Deoband in last Feb.
See, the report from Darul Uloom Deoband: http://darululoom-deoband.com/urdu/news/news.php