5 Day Tanzimaat Camp 2009 - Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League Pakistan

1st Day

Date: 27th July 2009
Venue: Conference Hall Central Secretariat Minhaj-ul-Qura’n International
Lecturers: Sahibzada Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri.
Fatima Mash’hadi, Sumaira Rafaqat, Tahir Hameed Tanoli

By the grace of Almighty Allah and the blessings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) the Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League organized its five day training camp for Tanzimaat to train them on both spiritual and moral bases to enhance their output in the field.

On the first day of this camp 107 sisters from all over Pakistan joined this camp. The proceedings started with recitation of verses from the Holy Qura’n followed by a beautiful Nasheed and Durood-o-Salam.

Sister Sajida Sadiq (Naib Nazima Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League) gave introductory briefing. She extended to the sisters warm welcome and explained to them in detail the aims and purposes of the camp.

Sister Sabah Fatima Mash’hadi, President Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League, delivered a magnificent talk on the topic “Reasons of decline of Muslim Ummah”. She in detail pointed out the social evils that have plagued the Muslim Umma these days. She said that for last 2 centuries Muslim Umma has been facing decline in every field of life. The only reason behind all this is that Muslims have forgotten the teachings of Islam. They are not following the Golden principals of the Qura’n. She said that Islam is the most modern religion of this world. If we want to lead the world once again we have to adopt the way of Qura’n & Sunnah. Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League is working to rebuild the broken relation of Ummah with the Qura’n under the most enlightened leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri..

Sister Sumaira Rafaqat, Central Nazima Women League, delivered a beautiful lecture on responsibilities of workers that was highly appreciated by the audience. Highlighting Women Leagues performance and efforts made by Tanzimaat she said that only by spreading a vast network of Halqa-e-Durood and Halqa-e-Irfan-ul-Qura’n we can achieve our coveted goal. Our purpose is not merely holding Mahafil-e-Milaad or conducting workshops and seminars for their own sake; rather, we need to build a strong relation with Mujadad-e-Asar. We need to join the “Jama'at” and then to follow the “Ameer”. Minhaj-ul-Qura’n is the most dynamic movement of this century and Shaykh-ul-Islam’s personality is unmatchable.

Dr Tahir Hameed Tanoli said that relation of a worker with his leader is a categorical imperative for a dynamic movement like MQI. He gave the example of a train and said that only those compartments meet there destiny that are joined to the engine. If a compartment is untied, it will stay there on the track. The engine will reach the destiny anyway. He said that we need to make an unbreakable relation with the Quaid-e-Tehreek and we should have a strong faith in his teachings. Moreover, our today should be better than our yesterday. We need to keep our way towards betterment. An individual’s change is the first step towards the change in the society.

Sahibzada Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, the beloved son of Shaykh-ul-Islam Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, delivered his most valuable talk on “Muhammad-ur-Rasool-ul-Allah (blessings and peace be upon him)” and his speech had a magical effect on the audience. He beautifully explained the reason why Almighty Allah bestowed “Nabuwwat” (prophethood) at the age of 40 upon our Holy Prophet. He said that there is a huge difference in Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) and Rasool-Allah (blessings and peace be upon him). Muhammad (S.A.W) is a “Zaat” (personality) and Rasool-Allah (S.A.W.) is a “Mansab” (post). He said the personality is to be loved and post is to be obeyed. Almighty Allah gave 40 years to Sahaba (R.A.) to love Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him). The reason behind it was that when one loves someone it becomes easy to obey him. He said that love of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) is the pillar of Imaan. If one loves Muhammad (S.A.W.) he will automatically obey Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.) He said that in the same way, the love of Ameer is also very much important. When you select someone as your leader you should follow him and have faith in him.

2nd Day

Date: 28th July 2009
Venue: Conference Hall
Attendants: 112
Lecturers: Qamar Javaid, Shaykh Abdul Aziz Dabbagh, Sajid Mahmood Bhatti

The second day of Tanzimaat camp was a great motivation as well. It started formally with the recitation of the Holy Quran and a Nasheed.

Mr Qamar Javaid Malik delivered his talk on “Qualities of a leader”. He said that along with all the other leadership qualities a religious leader should have complete command over the knowledge of Deen as well as modern sciences and should be able to satisfy all the questions an audience can ask. He said that we are very lucky we are blessed with the most dynamic leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam who is indeed the most outstanding personality of our age. All what we have to do is simply to follow his teachings and by so doing we will be successful here and in the Hereafter as well.

Shaykh Abdul Aziz Dabbagh, Naib Nazim-e-Aala (Research) MQI delivered a motivating talk on how to project our Mission and generate funds. He laid great emphasis on becoming the mission incarnate. Until and unless our hearts and souls are not filled with the love for Allah, His Beloved Messenger and the Holy Quran and attract the people surrounding us through our character and conduct we cannot truly project the mission MQI has embarked on. Nor can we generate funds for the mission by mere asking for funds from the people. We have to make up our personalities and project our mission through behaviour so effective as to earn most productive social relations with the affluent people in the society we live in. Once we attain to this station of piety and social liking we can make most successful ventures in inspiring the affluent to make handsome monetary contributions to the MQI. This will also help attract ever greater number of people to join us in the sacred struggle we are making for peace, harmony and prosperity in the society. With the growth in membership we can muster more and more financial assistance for the mission.

Sajid Mahmood Bhatti gave delivered his talk on Importance of working with teams. He mentioned that there are blessings of Almighty Allah being showered on our Jama’at. He said that when people work as teams they work in a disciplined way and the efforts they put in are multiplied manifolds. Moreover team work provides an atmosphere of competition. Minhaj-ul-Qura’n has the world’s largest network of Tanzimaat and over 103 Tanzimaat are working in different countries to spread the true knowledge of Quran and Islam. And we need to develop all the qualities of a good worker to be a responsible member of Minhaj-ul-Quran.

3rd Day

Date: 29th July 2009
Venue: Conference Hall
Lecturers: Sister saima Fayyaz, Sister Fatima Mash’hadi
Ahmad Nawaz Anjum; Amir-e-Punjab, Sumaira Rafaqat Advocate
Shaykh Abdul Aziz Dabbagh, Mohtarma Fatima Qura’t-ul-’Ain

The 3rd day of Tanzimaat Camp opened with the recitation of the Holy Quran and Nasheed. Sister Saima fayyaz briefed the audience on the proceedings of the day to follow. He briefly spoke on the objectives of MQI, Women League’s Working Plan 2009-10 and our priorities according to the vision 2012.approved by the Majlis-e-Shura. She told the audience that they would also be enlightened on problems the Tanzeemat are faced with and the significance of coordination and the numerical strength.

Sister Fatima Mash’hadi, Central President Women League elaborated the objectives of MQI and said that they were the same objectives that were set to achieve by the Holy Prophet (SAW). The MQI Women League is engaged in great Dawa work for the reformation of Umma and the revival of Islam all over the world. She said they are lucky they are working diligently under the most dynamic leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam. Their struggle will continue till the achievement of dominance and grand success as promised by Almighty Allah.

Sumaira Rafaqat Advocate, the Central Nazima Women League explained to the audience the priorities and working plan of the Women League that include increase in numerical strength, extention and consolidation of the organizational and Dawa net work, launching a well-knit system of training, expanding our work in educational institutions, projection of the mission and use of modern technology, generating financial resources and access to the influential ladies. He especially emphasized the priorities that were to be achieved during the year 2009 and their execution plan. He discussed in detail the targets Tanzeemat are to achieve during the current year and briefed them on how to make their activities result-oriented.

The Amir-e-Punjab Ahmad Nawaz Anjum delivered a befitting talk on the problems a Tanzeem can face, their causes and cures. He highlighted that problems crop up basically due to lack of training, want of intellectual training, organizational training and practical training. In addition to these reasons poor coordination with the Markaz, and insufficient financial resources too generate problems. We need therefore to concentrate on our training and set right our beliefs, acts of worship and day-to-day dealing. Coordination with the Markaz is essential in making Tanzeemat most effective and above all we need to set our minds according to the requisites of Tanzeem activities. He emphasized that we should learn to ignore mistakes of other people and live with love and brotherhood.

Mian Abdul Qadir spoke on how to increase our numerical strength. He gave a presentation to the audience with the help of Multi-Media. He said that it was through Halqa-e-Durood and Halqa Irfan-ul-Quran and Irfan-ul-Quran Courses that we could most effectively work for increase in our numerical strength. He them explained how to open and run these Halqas. He also explained significance of effective communication in achieving our objectives. But he said what was more important was to follow the leadership with utmost loyalty and enthusiasm if we really want to make some achievements.

Mohtarma Fatima Qura’t-ul-Ain Sahiba, the venerable daughter of Shaykh-ul-Islam arrived in the camp closing up the day’s proceedings. She was presented with the a warm welcome. Nazima Women League Sumaira Rafaqat Advocate made her welcopme address and presented to Baji Sahiba with a detailed performance report of the Women League and its Tanzeemat in the field. Baji Sahiba extended her warm felicitations to the Women League on arranging such a successful Camp and highly appreciated the performance of Markazi Women League and Tanzeemat in the field. She expressed her great satisfaction and pleasure over the enthusiasm and level of motivation she observed among the members. She also shook hands with every participant of the WL Tanzeemat Camp and shared her personal experiences with the Markazi Women League in struggle for the mission.

4th & 5th Day

Date: 30th & 31st July 2009
Venue: Conference Hall
Lecturers: Fareeha Khan, Fatima Mash’hadi, Fareeda Sajjad, Sumaira Rafaqat, Shazia Shabbier, Sajida Sadiq, Shaykh Abdul Aziz Dabbagh

After Recitation of the Holy Quran and Nasheed, Sister Fareeha Khan gave an introductory briefing on projects of Nizamat-e-Dawat. She described in detail the characteristics a “Da‘i” should possess. She explained the responsibilities of a Nazima Dawat and talked about how to invite people to join Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League. She also discussed projects of Nizamat-e-Dawat and elaborated their execution.

Sister Shazia Shaheen spoke on “Responsibilities of Nazima-e-Tarbiyat” and explained the projects of Directorate of Training including CD Exchange System and Zaad-e-Safar Report. She said that Nazima Tarbiyat had to train all the team members on both spiritual and moral bases. She said that monthly Zaad-e-Safar report was the best self assessment form. One can easily find out flaws in her personality and can bring about a positive change by acting upon this monthly training program. She emphasized that listening to Huzoor Shaykh-ul-Islam's lectures is a categorical imperative to lead a life righteousness and piety. Concluding her talk she said our hearts were like soil where both good and evil can be planted by our will. It is up to us what we grow.

Shaykh Abdul Aziz Dabbagh Naib Nazim-e-Ala (Research) explained Dawat and its targets and purposes. He said one should start the process of Dawat from one's own “Nafs” He Said that Nafs-e-Amara is the ill-commanding self and urges to commit evil and wrong things. We therefore need to train ourselves in such a way that the worldly desires are overcome and spiritual pursuits dominate. He said that according to the Quranic teachings neither our wealth nor our children will come to our help on the Day of Rising; it is only the purified and sound that will bring us benefit. Explaining Dawat he then elaborated its seven targets ioncluding affiliation with Allah Almighty, linking up with the Holy Prophet, turning towards the holy Quran, call for seeking knowledge, call for brotherhood and fraternity, call for collective struggle and call for consolidation. He dwelt upon the methodology of realizing these targets and expressed the firm belief that pious intention and unswerving struggle are the secrets to success.

Sister Fareeda Sajjad spoke on the means of Dawat. She said that by Halqa-e-Irfan-ul-Qura’n we can approach a reasonable number of people. She discussed in detail the other projects of Dawat including Halqa-e-Durood, Daroos-e-Qura’n and Irfan-ul-Qura’n Courses. She briefed the audience on the importance of these projects and motivated the sisters to use these projects as a tool to bring people in channel of Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League. She focused on the two mega events of MQI: I’tikaaf and Milaad. She said that we had a huge number of people in these two events. All what is required is to keep in touch with them and keep inviting them to various programs and events to build a relationship with them. Doing so will bring us numerical strength and help us making a breakthrough for a change in the society.

Sister Fatima Mash’hadi said in her lecture that this world is like a market where we have to buy goods and we will be rewarded against these purchases in the Hereafter. She said that it was stated in the Holy Quran that when you make a promise, keep it. And we have made a number of promises with our Quaid in workers convention, in I’tikaaf, Shab Badari and number of other events. We have to keep our promises because this is the only way toward success.

Shaykh Abdul Aziz Dabbagh spoke on the “Role of students in movements” He said students have always been playing a vital role in making movements successful. He said students are young and energetic individuals of the society. They have knowledge, passion, enthusiasm, power and a number of other qualities to bring change the society. He specially mentioned the role of students in the revolution in Iran. He said that it were students who paved the way for revolution there. He said that the role of students was always leading in all the movements, whether it was civil rights movement in USA or movement against President in France where hundreds of the students laid down their lives. He said that MSM students need to organize themselves well and keep working consistently to achieve the desired results. It is the close relationship with the leader and strong commitment to the cause of the mission that really matters.

Sister Sajida Sadiq briefed the students about the main projects of M.S.M. She said that MSM Sisters need to draw inspiration from the Quran and the teachings of Shaykh-ul-Islam. By spreading the light of guidance we can change the society. We can only succeed if we adopt the teachings of Qura’n. She said that MSM Sisters should work hard to spread the network of Halqa-e-Irfan-ul-Qura’n and Halqa-e-Durood.

Sister Sumaira Rafaqat Advocate, Central Nazima Women League gave a motivating talk on the significance of joining the Minhaj-ul-Qura’n Women League & how to invite people to join us? She said that it is a matter of honor to be a member of an organization that is struggling hard to achieve the goal set by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri. On talking about the benefits of membership she said that membership form is not merely a piece of paper; rather, it is a commitment. Membership gives a sense of commitment and responsibility. It is our world wide identity. She said that MWL need to bring more people in channel. While talking about extending the network she said that we should focus on influential people as it will help us delivering our message to more people in a short time.

The Camp ended with special prayers.