Minhaj Welfare Foundation Celebrates the Wedding Ceremony of 23 Couples

Reported by: Ali Akbar Alvi (Minhajian)

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Minhaj Welfare Foundation is a multi-dimensional religious and cultural movement striving hard for promoting Islamic social and cultural values round the globe. Beside that, it is also helping the poor and the needy to come out of poverty and is unfolding new aspects of healthy life to them.

Minhaj Welfare Foundation provided an encouraging opportunity to the young guys and girls for getting married at very low cost. It was celebrated in a huge gathering held at the Central Secretariat of MQI on the 6th of May 2007. 23 couples benefited from the opportunity and started their new lives. The ceremony was really suit to the occasion. They have arranged bands to exalt and magnify it. They have also arranged a big feast of Walima to entertain the guests who came to share the joys of young couples. What was interesting here was the gathering continued to echo with the slogans of the people chanting “long live long live, Tahir-ul-Qadri Tahir-ul-Qadri; the blossoming flower of Mustafa, Tahir-ul-Qadri Tahir-ul-Qadri”.

Aqil Malik, Nazim Minhaj Welfare Foundation, told the vast majority of people that it cost the Foundation almost one hundred thousand rupees on the gift to one couple. He also told the names of the couples with their native town and cities they belong to the audience. He said that the couple belonged to Lahore, Sawwabi, Rawalpindi, Manga Mundi, Jhang, Naarung Mandi, Okara, Muzzafar Abad, Pak Pattan Sharif, Gojar Khan, Deepalpur and Larkana.

Dr. Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi presided over the ceremony. A well known jurist and president of Minhaj House of Islamic Jurisprudence, read the address of Nikkah of every young couple separately.

Aaqil Malik in his speech said, that they have manage the gift package consisting on following things: a jewelry set, dinner set, sewing machine, washing machine, color TV and DVD, iron, suit case, double bed, table and chairs, oven, blankets, cloths and a watch gift for Bridegrooms and many other things of daily use.

He further shed light on the services rendered by Minhaj Welfare Foundation. He told the audience that Minhaj Welfare Foundation is running almost five hundred and seventy two schools and one hundred and two dispensary in all the four corners of the Pakistan. He also said that Minhaj Welfare Foundation is always ready to help the suffering humanity whether they are the victims of earthquake or Tsunami. He said it had helped almost 1500 families in rehabilitation and established 13 tent towns where they had arranged the schooling of their children, providing all the health facilities and other concerns of life. He said that they had spent 25 million rupees to the earth quake victims.

Mohammad Aaqil Malik thanked Sajid Mahmood Bhatti for his cooperation in this regard.

Dr. Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Nazim-e-Aala Minhaj-ul-Quran International, said in his speech that helping the suffering humanity is an act of excellence in the court of Allah Almighty and His messenger and Beloved Hazrat Mohammad (SAW). He said that he was speaking on behalf of Shaykh-ul-Islam who always laid emphasis over human rights. He says offering prayers five time in a day, paying Zakat, keeping fast in the Holy Month of Ramadhan and performing pilgrimage all are the rights of Allah but Islam Advocates beside them the Rights of people so Minhaj-ul-Quran is endeavoring to uplift the poor and bring them out of their miseries. He says Minhaj-ul-Quran wants to establish peace, harmony and tolerance in the society and this is only possible when we comfort the poor people.

He also told that they had made the marriage of 23 couples in relation with the celebration of Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW). As Minhaj Welfare Foundation has been celebrating the birthday of the Holy Prophet (SAW) from the last 23 years. He said that they had made the marriages of 275 couples through out Pakistan and they are determine to continue that practice in the years to come. He prayed to Allah for his unfathomable help and favour to make settle to the daughters with poor background.

Dr. Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi said that they feel positive sense of pride to help the suffering humanity at the time of test and trial. Their only mission is to share joys with the poor and miserable people. He also said that they are very much lucky to have Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, a leader of International repute, as their guide and lead.

MNA, Robina Shahin Vutto, The Chairperson of Amir Begum Welfare Trust said in her speech, that she would like to congratulate Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri for his endeavour of par excellence for providing an opportunity to the poor young girls and boys to start a new life that would help them to complete their faith and the way he has managed to give a new hope to our youth is really praiseworthy.

Shaista Bukhari, Director of Women Rights Association said that she felt a strange sense of spiritual bliss and happiness being the part of the ceremony. She said that it is a great service on part of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri that he has extended to the poor families. He also prayed to Allah Almighty to help him in his cause and mission to serve sustaining mankind round the globe. She said that he had set an example for the religious scholars to follow and they should also come forward and do like him and promote tolerance and peace in the society.

She also urged well -to-do people to come forward and join the hands of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri in his noble cause and mission that he has started for the Muslims. Allama Miskeen Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, Brigadier Iqbal Ahmad, G M Malik, Ghulam Rabbani Taymoor, Ali Ghuzanfar Kararvi and many others central leader of Minhaj-ul-Quran Inetrnational expressed their thoughts and feelings on the occasion.

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