AICP Celebrates 1440 Islamic Hijiri
The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects held its annual commemorating celebration for coming of the New Hijri Year 1440 at Surrey Arts Centre on Sunday, September 9th. This celebration was a marvelous accomplishment for the AICP in particular and for the Muslim Community in the Lower Mainland in general. A great effort was exerted on the preparation, presentation and organization for the joyful festivity. The AICP members and the distinguished Islamic Chants Group hosted the delightful event to share their happiness with the diverse Muslim community attending and participating. Recitation from the Blessed Qur’an started the celebration with more than 300 attendees. The diverse attendance enjoyed and reacted wonderfully to the heart moving chants praising Allah ta^ala and His blessed Messenger Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam. An oration about the Blessed Migration (Hijrah) of the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa salam reflected on the great insights and virtues of the incident that changed the face and the course of history. The audience was inspired by lessons from the true reliance on Allah, the bravery and the steadfastness of the Companion Bilal al-Habashi, who endured severe torture and humiliation while lying on the scorching desert sands with a huge rock on his chest under the heat of the sun; he remained steadfast to Islam and never blasphemed as they wanted him to do. The guests were reminded of the unity, the brotherhood, the attachment to one’s land and how the Prophet guided his companions to that. The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects (AICP) wishes the Muslim Community in the Lower Mainland and those all over the world a thriving and flourishing New Year, one that would be filled with security, peace and protection from injustice. The AICP Centers are always open and welcome anyone and everyone wishing to acquire the knowledge about our splendid Religion, Islam. May Allah guide us all to strong commitment to piety, righteousness, learning and implementing our religious duties, by the virtue of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam.