04 March, 2012
This was historic day in Deoband. The Imam of Ka'ba, Shaikh Abu Ibrahim Sa'ud ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ash-Shuraim visited Darul Uloom Deoband today on 4 March 2012 Sunday.
He arrived in Darul Uloom Deoband via helicopter and landed here around 1 O'clock. Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani presented him Words of Thanks in the grand Jama Rashid and welcomed him in Deoband. The Imam also addressed the gathering and admired Deoband for its important role in the cause of Islam. He conveyed a message of peace and uity and invited the Muslims to pay attention to Dawah and Tabligh. Maulana Arshad Madani summarized the essence of his speech in Urdu for the common audience.
Later, the Imam al-Shurain led the Zuhar Salah and lakhs of Muslims offered the prayer behind him. All the streets leading to Darul Uloom and around were packed with the crowd of people gathered to welcome the Imam and to perform Zuhar Salah behid him.
Imam Ka'ba Shaikh al-Shurain had lunch with the Ulama in Darul Uloom Guest House and flew back from Deoband at around 3:30 pm.
Hadhrat Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, the Acting Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband, leaves for Saudi Arabia today. He will perform Umrah there.
Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani will stay there for two weeks and will meet Ulama and personalities related to Darul Uloom Deoband in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
It is noteworthy that some prominent Arab Ulama visited Darul Uloom Deoband, especially Imam of Haram Shaikh Abdur Rahman al-Sudais, Shaikh Aidh al-Qarni, Shaikh Awwamah etc in last February and March 2011. Mufti Sahib is expected to meet these Ulama as well.