Indore: Special prayers were offered in mosques by members of Bohra community on the first night of Wash’shak in the city on Monday. The prayers read from Quran shed light about how to live life by spreading kindness and peace. The overall lesson taught to all the followers focused on charity. “We must think about others and their pain, instead of drowning in our greed,” Amil Shaikh Saiffuddin Jamil said in his address in Saifi Nagar mosque.

Sheikh Akolawala at Siyaganj mosque said, “Zak?t, translated as ‘portion for poor’, is obligatory and is one of the pillars of Islam. A fixed percentage of person’s savings is required to be given to the underprivileged.”  Mullah Huzufa from Babaji Colony said, “We must consider others’ need and Allah will take care of our needs.”  Amil Mustafa Wajid at Badri Baug Colony talked about importance of caring for family members. “We must remember the contribution of people in our life and pay tribute,” he said.

Mullah Hussain Shikhar at Gandhi Nagar said, “During Ramzan, both fasting and acts of charity are obligatory for Muslims.” He reminded the gathering that fasting must be aimed to become better human beings. Giving up a bad habit, letting go of clashes, being kind irrespective of reactions, avoiding addictions and sharing our blessings are essential,” Amil Shaikh Abdul Hussain Khuskshiwala said at Chhawani Bazaar mosque.