#News: Geo TV observes Siddiq-e-Akbar Day with full reverence - The News International
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Geo TV Monday presented three-and-a-half-hours transmission on Youm-e-Wisaal of friend of Holy Propehet Muhammad (PBUH) and the First Caliph Hazrat Abu Bakkar Siddique (RA).

In this transmission titled ‘Siddique Sadiq’, renowned ulema, reciters and people from different walks of life paid tribute to the first caliph (RA). They expressed their views on the first caliph’s high moral values and his love for the family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

In the live transmission at 4pm, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain, speaking in ‘Alam aur Alim Special’, said the words that Syedna Ali (RA) uttered at the Shahadat of Siddique-e-Akbar (RA) were enough to highlight the bilateral relations between Khulfa-e-Rashideen.

He said relationship between Sahaba-e-Karam and the family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was exemplary and they regarded each other highly. He said the era of hate could only be ended by spreading the fragrance of love. He said hate could be defeated when the message of love prevails. In his captivating style, Dr Aamir highlighted different angles of the life of the first caliph (RA), citing different books of history and religion.

He said the objective of this special transmission is to make the new generation aware of the great works done for the elevation of the religion by the caliphs and family of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). At the start of transmission, renowned reciter Al-Haaj Imran Sheikh Attari and Ahmed Raza Qadri recited Hamd and Naat to a mesmerised audience.

In ‘Ahd-e-Siddiqui ke Darakhshan Pehlo’, Mufti Munibur Rehman and Mufti Abdul Hamid Rabbani said Syedna Abu Bakar (RA) had set up an exemplary state, which is a great favour for not only Muslims but also the entire humanity.

Renowned anchorperson Salim Safi, Sohail Wariach, Ansar Abbasi and Abdur Rauf said the rulers mention names of Khufa-e-Rashideen but don’t follow them.Sheikhul Jamia Karachi Dr Muhammad Qaiser, educationist Dr Abdul Wahab, Justice (R) Wajihuddin, Khwaja Naveed Ahmed Advocate, Samilullah and others paid tribute to the first caliph (RA). Bishop Naveed Alam dubbed this great personality of Islam a torchbearer for the world.

In ‘Yaar-e-Ghar, Yaar-e-Mazaar’ programme, Allama Hamza Ali Qadri and Prof Dr Fazl Ahmed mentioned the matchless traits of the relationship between the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Sidiq-e-Akbar (RA).

Geo News anchorperson Uzma Alkarim hosted ‘Siddiq-e-Akbar Aur Ahle Bait’ in which Mufti Muhammad Abid Mubarik, Prof Dr Shehnaz Ghazi and Prof Dr Nahid Abrar picturised the beautiful relationship of love between the first caliph (RA) and the family of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). A documentary titled ‘Hamare Abu Bakkar’ highlighted different aspects of the life of the first caliph (RA).
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