Glowing tributes were paid and Dua-e-Maghfarat/Fateha Khawani held on Friday at the Faisal Masjid for the departed soul of the late ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said who breathed his last on January 10 in Muscat, the capital city of Oman.
Pakistan Observer and the Embassy of Oman had jointly organized the Dua-e-Maghfarat/Fateha Khawani that was attended by a large number of the faithful who had come to pay respects and offer collective Dua for the eternal bliss of Sultan Qaboos.
They also prayed for the success of the new ruler of Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tareq bin Taimoor.
Ambassador of Oman Sheikh Mohammad Omar Ahmad Al-Marhoon, Deputy Head of Mission (DHM) Abdullah Said Abdullah Al-Hosni, Executive Editor of Pakistan Observer Gauhar Zahid Malik, Group Managing Editor Omar Zahid Malik, Rector International Islamic University (IIU) Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai, diplomats, religious scholars and members of civil society attended the collective Dua in large number.
Director of Dawa Academy International Islamic University, Dr Sohail Hasan who led the Friday prayer and Dua prayed that Almighty Allah might place Sultan Qaboos’ soul on elevated place in Jannah.
Dr Masoom Yasinzai on the occasion said in the death of Sultan Qaboos Muslim world has lost a great leader and a statesman who put his country and people on the path of peace, progress and prosperity and strived hard for securing good relations with his neighbours.
Sultan Qaboos was a man of vision he said adding he kept his country of regional turmoil.
We on behalf of Pakistan Observer condole with the Ambassador of Oman the sad demise of the ruler of his country and pay our respects to the departed soul of Sultan Qaboos and wish the new ruler of Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tareq bin Taimoor and assure Pakistani people’s best wishes to the new ruler of the country, said Dr Yasinzai.
At the end, Ambassador of Oman thanked the participants for their prayers and compliments to the leadership of Oman.
Sultan Qaboos ruled Oman for over fifty years and was the longest reigning ruler in the modern Arab world.
In recognition of His Highness’ contributions to Pakistani economy by creating tremendous opportunities for Pakistani workers in his country, the Government of Pakistan in 2001 awarded him with Nishan-e-Pakistan.