Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW) Conference 2007 (Nelson)

Alhamdulillahi Ta'ala by the Grace of Almighty Allah, the Blessings of Rasoolullah Salallahu alayhi wa'sallam and fayz of Huzoor Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam on Sunday 8th April the sisters of the Muslim Youth League (MYL) Nelson organised a Mawlid Conference to celebrate the birth of Allah's Most Beloved Messenger Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim. Sisters gathered from Nelson, Burnley, Brierfield, Accrington, Manchester and Oldham.

The conference began by Glorifying the Name of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala through the recitation of the Holy Qur'an which was recited by sister Farhat, followed by Qaseedah Burdah Shareef recited by the well known KMK Sisterz which uplifted the atmosphere of the gathering.

Further on praises of the Holy Prophet Salallahu alayhi wa'sallam were recited by young naat khawans with Urdu and English quotes in between by sisters Sadia and Safia, the stage secretaries. The atmosphere was further livened with outbursts of spontaneous slogans in love of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim. Sister Kauthar delivered a beautiful English lecture for the youth, based on the ayah: "Wa ma arsalnaka ila Rahmatul lil alameen" stating that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala being our Creator does not need anyone, but if we wish to attain His love we must follow and love His Most Beloved Messenger Salallahu alayhi wa'sallam.

Elaborating on the exalted status of our Beloved Messenger Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim, stating the miraculous events at the time of His birth and how Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala Himself Praises him Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim in the Holy Qur'an. Sister Kauthar also stated a hadith of about the battle of Uhud, where the Holy prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim was injured, yet did not pray for the enemies to be destroyed, instead pardoned them and interceded for them and stated that he has been sent as a Summoner and a Mercy. Drawing our attention towards the fact that the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim thought of his Ummah from the day He was born till the day He was veiled from this world and continues to do so.

Although no act could return the favour, it was advised that we should try by working for the Deen, inviting us towards the blessed Mission of Minhaj-ul-Qur'an and why we should join it. To conclude, sister Kauthar mentioned the miracle which took place on the night of 12th Rabbi-ul-Awwal during Huzoor Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam's lecture on the blessed name of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim when the name Muhammad (Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim) was formed with the clouds under the moon; stating that this shows that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala Himself celebrates the birth of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim.

After the English lecture sister Naila who was our guest for the programme delivered a lecture in Urdu for the Urdu listeners. Her lecture was based on Surah 'alaq' and how it means 'muhabah' i.e. love. More nasheeds were recited after her speech and the MYL members were awarded with special certificates and flowers as recognition of their outstanding efforts and hard work to make this conference a success from the beginning till the end. The guests were also presented with flowers and gifts.

Finally the conference concluded with salaam and dua, Mawlid dinner was also served. The conference Alhamdulillah was a great success and full of blessings. The attendance was outstanding.

We pray that Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala through the wasilah of His Beloved Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim and fayz of our Beloved Shaykh give us the tofeeq to organise more events of this kind, to increase the remembrance of Allah and His Beloved Sallallahu 'alayhi wa salim throughout the hearts of the Ummah. Ameen!

Reported by: Rukhsana Bashir