Last Saturday 20 December, the IGSE (Islamische Gemeinschaft für Spiritualität und gesellschaftliches Engagement) held a memorial party in the city of Frankfurt in commemoration of the second anniversary of the passing of Imam Abdessalam Yassine [may God be pleased with him]. Guests from German cities as well as from abroad were invited.
The event was an occasion for the lovers of the Imam to remember the outstanding intellectual, educational, moral and spiritual aspects of his life. The programme was varied and dense, and ranged between the intellectual presentations, poetry reading and beautiful chanting.
The memorial party was characterized by the presentations two distinguished guests. The first was about the meanings of docility in the thought of the Imam by Dr. Adam Yerendi, Turkish university professor and translator of Imam Yassine’s book. The second presentation, by Dr. Hassna’ Qotni from Morocco, shed light on the meanings of docility as they are articulated in the Imam’s view of woman.
Alongside these presentations, there were two poetry readings, one in Arabic by Idriss Muzazi, the Imam of the Al Fath mosque in Dortmund and the second in German by Khaled Ouka. The party was livened by the mesmerizing performance of the young singer Saad Sham’ari, and closed by beautiful recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an.