The Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque and Centre began a road safety campaign on March 18 with the aim of reducing wreckless driving amongst young people in Dubai.
Entitled ‘Drive Safely’ the event was held in collaboration with Dubai Police, Emirates International Schools and the Islamic Affairs and the Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai.
As part of the campaign, the Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque and Centre community outreach and cultural awareness programme invited school students from grades 9 to 13 to attend a lecture on called ‘Safety – An Islamic Perspective’ delivered in the light of the Seerah of the Prophet (SAAW)’.
A number of leading Islamic scholars addressed the young people, to educate them about the dangers of wreckless driving and explain how it is viewed in the eyes of Islam.
The Keynote Speakers were Sheikh Al Sayed Ali Al Hashmi, the Advisor to the President of the UAE, Dr Muhammad Al Kubaisee the Grand Mufti from IDCAD, the Government of Dubai, and Major Mohamed Khlfan ‘Director of Periodicals’ representing Dubai Police. Other officials from Dubai Police and the Department of Islamic Affairs also attended. The lecture ‘Road Safety – An Islamic Perspective, delivered in the light of the Seerah of the Prophet (SAAW)’ explained how many lives are lost on the UAE roads each year through needless accidents and the impact this has on the friends and families of those who are killed.
The lecture was also attended by the Manager of the Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque and Centre – Abdul Maliq, The Principal of the EIS School David Hicks and the Deputy Principal David Craig Evans.