Monthly Spiritual Gathering of Gosha-e-Durood - May 2011

The monthly spiritual gathering of Gosha-a-Durood for the month of May 2011 under the aegis of Minhaj-ul-Quran International was held on May 5. Miskin Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, central Amir-e-Tehreek, presided over the programme, whereas the distinguished audience included Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Allama Muhammad Miraj-ul-Islam, Prof Muhammad Nawaz Zafar, Dr Zahoorullah al-Azhari, Dr Ali Akber al-Azhari, Allama Asif Akber, Sayyid Musharraf Hussain Shah, Raja Zahid Mahmood, Sayyid Altaf Hussain Shah, Raja Muhammad Jamil Ajmal, Aqil Malik, Rana Muhammad Idrees Qadri, Rana Farooq Ahmad, Haji Muhammad Saleem Qadri, Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Jawad Hamid, Haji Riaz Ahmad and other leaders of MQI. A large number of participants including men, women and the students of COSIS attended the programme. Separate seating arrangements were made for women.

The formal proceedings started at 9 pm after Isha prayer with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Shahzad Brothers, Bilali Brothers, Shahzad Hanif Madani, Anser Ali Qadri and Minhaj Naat Council presented Naat. Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of MQI, spoke on the occasion. He presented a report of Durood offered during the month of April. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri delivered his speech telephonically from Canada through video conferencing.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri dilated upon the subject of last spiritual gathering. He clarified misconceptions, doubts and misunderstandings about the scholarly and research work of Imam e Azam Abu Hanifa (R.A). The arguments offered by Shaykh-ul-Islam in defence of Imam-e-Azam (RA) were meaty, cogent and scholarly. He referred to the sayings and commentary of Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal (R.A) and Imam Shafi'i (R.A) to highlight the scholarly depth of Imam-e-Azam (R.A). Both of these revered personalities benefited from knowledge and intellect of Imam-e-Azam. Not only this, they also benefited from the students of revered Imam.

After the conclusion of Shaykh-ul-Islam’s speech, the program ended with Dua led by Sahibzada Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani.