Minhaj Welfare Foundation & Dar-ul-Ehsan Welfare Society jointly hosted a congregational
marriage ceremony at Khanqah Dogran on November 20, 2010 in which marriage of ten
couples was organized. The ceremony was attended by Director of MWF Iftikhar Shah
Bokhari, MNA Sardar Irfan Doager, Dr Sheikh Muhammad Jamil Akhtar, Dr Muhammad Hafeez,
Dr Maria Hafeez, Pir Muhammad Mazhar Qadri and Mian Muzaffar Hussain.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation & Dar-ul-Ehsan Welfare Society have been organizing
such ceremonies for last many years, and it was the seventh joint initiative of
collective marriages, which was held in the Government Boys College on the self-help
MWF’s Director presided over the program, while the distinguished audience included
Pir Muzaffar Hussain, Pir Hafiz Muhammad Mazhar Muhammadi Tufaili, Rana Muhammad
Iqbal, Shiekh Dr Muhammad Jamil Akhtar, Dr Muhammad Hafiz, Dr Kamran, Dr Maria Hafeez,
Ahmad Tariq Ghumman, Chaudhry, Nasir Qayyum Bhatti, Sardar Muhammad Irfan Doager,
Hafiz Muhammad Zaheer Abbas Qadri, Sheikh Muhammad Hanif, Kamran Sultan, Sheikh
Muhammad Arshad, Sheikh Muhammad Naeem, Prof Zulifqar Ahmad, Mian Imran Sabir Doager
and others etc.
These ten marriages include one Christian couple as well. The hosts of ceremony,
Rana Ghulam Sarwar, and Haji Tariq Mahmood, presented bridal gifts to the couples
worth Rs. One lakh and seventy five thousand rupees.
The paths leading to the main venue were decorated most beautifully. The women
belonging to Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League were also present to receive the women
guests. They threw rose petals on the ‘barat’ upon their arrival at the main venue.
Maria Hafeez and Shazia Tariq rolled out red carpet welcome for the brides.
The proceedings of the ceremony got underway with the recitation from the Holy
Quran by Qari Zaheer Abbas Qadri followed by recitation of Naat.
Haji Tariq Mahmmod Aajiz, chairman of Dar-ul-Ehsan Welfare Society, presented
the annual report. He told that 71 couples had been married off so far. He said
that the society worked hard in the flood-hit areas and made arrangements for the
funeral of 47 dead people. He appraised the ceremony that the mebers of society
celebrated their Eid with the flood affectees as a mark of solidarity with the flood
Iftikhar Shah Bokhari, director of MWF, said that MWF would soon establish a
hospital in the Khanqah Dogran and Minhaj Ambulance Service would also be launched
from there. He felicitated the organizers of the ceremony for their generous support.
Sardar Irfan Doager and Sheikh Jamil Akhtar said that the welfare activities
of Minhaj Welfare Foundation and Dar-ul-Ehsan Welfare Society were appreciable.
They demanded that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri should be awarded with Nobel Peace
Prize for his services to the cause of peace. They said that his Fatwa has done
a tremendous service to Islam by allaying the apprehensions and misunderstandings
persisting in the western world.
The guests were served with delicious lunch. The guests also gave cash and other
gifts to the couples. Haji Tariq Mahmood Aajiz, the head of Welfare Foundation,
declared to hold a ceremony of congregational marriages of 23 couples in the holy
month of Rabi-ul-Awal.