USA: MQI holds conference to mark martyred of Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām)
The message of Karbala is world-wide and surpasses human boundaries and regions. It is independent of the timeline and binds the entire humanity in a relationship of love. The message of Karbala is to never give in to the forces of falsehood, evil and tyranny.
Minhaj-ul-Quran Dallas organized the Ulma Conference in the remembrance of the Martyrdom of Sayyiduna Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām) on Saturday, Sept 30, 2017, in the Uways al-Qarani Auditorium of Minhaj-ul-Quran Community Center. Many people from the different ethnic groups showed their love to the most beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) by attending the program in large number. The Conference was formally started by the beautiful recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Hafiz Imam Ibrahim Abdul Latif of Jame’ Hasan al-Basri Minhaj-ul-Quran Community Center. The Program MC brother Moiz Hasan highlighted the significance of the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām) throughout the program with several references from Quran And hadith.
Furthermore, Moiz also encouraged the audience to gain further knowledge from the books written by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. After the recitation, Durood Shareef recitation was presented by Mushtaq Hussain, followed by a melodious nasheed by MYL Zohair Akhtar.
Addressing the audience, Imam Dr. Zia-ul-Haq emphasized on avoiding the sectarianism and adopting the middle path. He asked how someone can celebrate the tragic martyrdom of the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), who rode on his shoulders, the same grandson who was blessed with the blessed saliva of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that was put in his mouth, and about whom the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain (alayhi as-salām).
Imam Zia said that when it comes to justice and standing up for truth and differentiating the truth from falsehood, Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām) was the flag-bearer of the message and will continue to be the champion of truth until the day of judgment. He also described the details of Karbala tragedy by saying that Sayyiduna Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām) sacrificed all the worldly offers that were meant tomake him deviate from the path of justice and truth. People should learn the definition of justice and truth from the life of Imam Huussain (alayhi as-salām).
Similarly, in his speech, Shaykh Aseel Khan gave an example from a very beautiful hadith on love and said that we as an Umma should establish the link of love with the family of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). He said that if we show our love with Sayyiduna Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām) and his family, then we will be with them on the Day of Judgment.
A heart touching Munqabat was presented in the honour of Sayyiduna Imam Hussain (alayhi as-salām) and Ahl-e-Bayt by MYL member Maamoon. During the program, a video clip from the recent lecture of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was also shown to the audience in which he made the Muslim Ummah aware of their dire condition and showed them the path of guidance by giving the example from the well-known hadith from Sahih Muslim, when the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “I am leaving among you things, which, if you adhere to, you will never go astray: the first one is the Book of Allah and the second one, my relatives, the people of my household!”
Minhaj Youth League Dallas also organized a bake sale to raise funds for Rhoingiya Muslims that was very much appreciated by the attendees. The books that were written by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri were also on the stall for sale. This blessed program was concluded with Salam and dua followed by Isha Prayer.