The Holy Gathering of Khatam-us-Salat Alan Nabi (SAW)
Translated by: Ali Akbar Alvi Minhajian
The Holy Monthly Gathering arranged to send greetings upon the Holy Prophet (SAW) in collective form was held by Minhaj-ul-Quran International in the main lawn of the secretariat. Miskeen Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani Amir-e-Tehreek, Dr. Raheeq Ahmad Abbassi Nazim-e-Aala, Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz Naib Nazim-e-Aala, Principal Secretary to Shaykh-ul-Islam, G M Malik, Abdul-Qayyum Khan Hazarvi famous jurist and scholar of international repute, Alhaaj Sheikh Muhammad Salim Qadri, Peer Ghalib Lahori and Sayyad Tauqeer-ul-Hassan Gillani were among the top participants and chief guests.
The gathering started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Zia-ul-Haq, a student at Sharia College got the honour to read naat after the recitation to precede the programme. He was succeeded by famous Nashid artist Shakil Ahmad Tahir, Bilali Brothern, Minhaj Naat council, Altaf Brothern who recited the naat in their unique and melodious way. Minhaj Naat council read the verses from the new anthology composed by Sahibzada Hussain Mohy-ud-Din Qadri and moved the hearts of thousands of participants. All the people present in the holy gathering were in the state of ecstasy while hearing the beautiful naat by different Nashid Artists.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Patron in Chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran International started his speech on telephone from Canada at 11P.M. He shed light on the true status of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and its perception and identity. He said it was very much important to recognize the status of the Holy Prophet (SAW) if we want to enhance and cement our relation with the holy Prophet (SAW). He said that we should build the image of the holy Prophet (SAW). He said that we should imagine the luminous face and beautiful holy figures of the Holy Prophet (SAW) to adore him. He emphasized that we should fancy the black covering of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and if someone feels it difficult to establish type of mind, he should try to build the image of the Holy Grave as the Holy Prophet (SAW) said that the one who viewed my grave, he viewed my in reality because the Holy Prophet (SAW) is alive in his dwelling and abode.
He also quoted Hazrat Imam Maalik who said that if you visit the Holy Abode of the Holy Prophet (SAW), you should believe that you have visited the holy Prophet (SAW) as He is dwelling in his abode.
He also said in his speech that the true status of the Holy Prophet (SAW) only Allah Almighty knows. All the people recognize the true status of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in respect of their spiritual status .He said that the only way to acquire the spiritual status is to send the greetings to the maximum upon Him. Sending greetings upon the Holy Prophet (SAW) is driving force that brings the people closer and closer to the Holy Prophet (SAW).
His speech was also listened in may other major cities of Pakistan i.e. Sialkot, Gujranwala etc. At the end of his speech Muhammad Afazl Noshahi read Holy hymns and later on Sayed Farhat Hussain Shah supplicated on behalf of everyone present there to end the Holy Gatherings.