ISLAMABAD - Four-day silver jubilee ceremonies of the Dawah Academy of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) started on Friday at Faisal Mosque with a national level Mehfil-e-Husn-e-Qirat in which leading Qaris of the country as well as from Egypt participated. Qari Rooh Ullah Madani, former Minister of Religious Affairs, NWFP, was the chief guest on this occasion. Diplomats of various Muslim countries were also present in the Mehfil. In his speech, Qari Rooh Ullah stressed upon the need of revival of the Muslim glory by adopting the Holy Quran and by going back to it. He added that it was the Holy Quran which blessed Muslims in past and can bless again now. Dr Sajid-ur-Rehman, Director Dawah Academy, IIUI also spoke on the occasion. The Qaris who recited on the occasion include Qari Ata-ur-Rehman, Qari Naveed-ul-Hassan, Qari Asif Sarwari, Qari Buzarg Shah Al-Azhari, Qari Anwar-ul-Hassan, Qari Ali Akber Naeemi, Qari Abdul Sattar Haqqani, Qari Dr Ramazan Khamees, Qari Ibrahim Kasi, Qari Abdul Basit Manshavi and Qari Rab Nawaz. Meanwhile a book fair was also inaugurated as part of the silver jubilee by the university rector Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik. He said that the Muslims were addictive of reading books but it is very sad that present day Muslims have left this habit. He stressed upon the youth to revive habit of the book reading. The second day (Saturday) of the silver jubilee shall start with a National Mehfil-e-Hamed-o-Naat in which leading Naat Khawan of the country including Abdul Rauf Rufi, Rehan Qadri, Sabih Rehmani, Altaf Kezmi, Ijaz Rahmani, Hafiz Noor Sultan, Rahan Habib, Khalid Hasnain, and Dr Junaid Nadvi shall participate. The third day (Sunday) of the silver jubilee shall start with a National Rahmatul-lil-Alameen Conference. The fourth day (Monday) of the silver jubilee shall be dedicated for Female Seerat Conference in which Dr Zatoon Begum, Dr Kousar Firdous, Professor Munawara, Mohtarma Khanam Tayyaba Bukhari, Mohtarma Noorah Zooya and Dr Farhat Hashmi shall be main speakers.