Youth Suhba with Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

A youth Suhba took place on Saturday in Jamia Masjid Minhaj ul Quran London. The event which was organised by the Muslim Youth League UK was a spiritual and educational training session in the companionship of Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri. At the podium was the Vice President of MYL UK Rehan Raza who conducted the opening.

After the welcome, beautiful verses from the Holy Quran were recited in a handsome manner. As well as this there was recitation of naat by Kabir Hussain and recitation of naat also by Afzal Noshahi, a famous Pakistani naat artist. Thereafter MYL Norway presented the audience with an update on their conflict Management initiatives which has been a successful platform since the past five years and has developed to be a very important source for government forums to seek advice on better managing issues related to the Muslim Community. Soon after their Presentation, MYL president Tahseen Khalid presented the Youth with various projects MYL UK has been involved in and urged the audience to continue volunteering. The first part of the program ended with a presentation from Al-Hidayah, an introduction to the event. Thereafter, Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri requested his grandson Hammad Mustafa Qadri to recite al-Burdah in the traditional Syrian way.

Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri sat with the youth attendees for approximately three hours in which he addressed them in English. When referring to the Quranic story of Prophet Musa (a.s.) and Hadhrat Khidr (a.s.) the Shaykh spoke about the requirements and necessity of seeking. He said that Prophet Musa (a.s.) was sent by Allah Almighty to go to seek a certain type of knowledge from Khidr (a.s.) who possessed this in abundance. During his address Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri conveyed to the youth the message to become true seekers in the path of Allah and His beloved Messenger (peace be upon him). He mentioned three steps which a person must undertake. The first is to become a true seeker with a pure intention and with a desire to seek something. The second stage is to become a traveller in what you seek. For this you require an ideal that you should love and wish for and for whom you should struggle for. The thing that one seeks determines ones fate. If someone fails to seek then they will become a loser. The third thing is Suhbah – to take a company with someone. Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri stated that if you cannot meet that someone physically then one can read books to try maintain link. The youth were advised to pursue the religion of Allah and His Beloved Messenger (peace be upon him) rather then pursuing the worldly attractions.

There was an information stall throughout from which youth participants were encouraged to book themselves for the three day al-Hidayah 2009 Spiritual and Educational Retreat. As well as this the arrival of the first batch of Irfan ul Quran English was announced.

In the end Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri made supplication. These were great moments for the youth who had the opportunity to spend such rare quality time in the company of Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri who is nowadays working day and night for the revival of true Islamic literature & Values.