The second webinar on “Everyone’s Reading Him 2021” was successfully conducted via Zoom on February 14, 2021 with ATTY MEHOL K. SADAIN as speaker.
“Everyone’s Reading Him 2021” is a project of the Wisdom & Harmony Foundation. This is in partnership with the University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies (UP-IIS), and Western Mindanao State University College of Asian and Islamic Studies (WMSU-CAIS).
The project aims to help Muslims learn the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) and live their lives in accordance with his teachings and examples as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and the Hadith (Traditions).
The webinar was formally opened with a short video presentation from the Harmony & Wisdom Foundation. At least 59 people joined and listened to the lecture of Atty. Sadain on “Prophet Muhammad and His Life of Compassion”. The lecture was also available for group viewing at the residence of Dean Macrina A. Morados and at a site organized by Turkish brothers.
Atty. Sadain concisely explained the lessons that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) taught the Muslim Ummah and the exemplary behavior he has set for Muslims to emulate. This include among others, humility, diplomacy, goodwill, kinship development and norm-based strategies on never giving up. He ended his lecture with a verse from the Qur’an that says,
“Say (O Muhammad), If ye do love Allah, follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Ali Imran 3:31).
Participants expressed their gratitude to Atty. Sadain for the very informative discussion. Ahmad Hamdie, one of the participants and a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of Emilio Aguinaldo College commented “a very enlightening lecture” while others expressed with “Jazakallahu Khayran”.
Atty. Sadain is a Tausug Lawyer-Shari’ah Counselor from Jolo, Sulu and has been Dean of the Institute of Islamic Studies. He is also a Professorial Lecturer at the Institute of Islamic Studies and the College of Law of the University of the Philippines. He also served as Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Convenor of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) and Chairman of the Special Shari’ah Bar Examination Committee of the Supreme Court. He is also author of several books and essays on Islam in the Philippine context.
Authors: Noor Mohammad Umug (University Researcher II) and Kamaruddin Bin Alawi Mohammad (University Researcher II)