Preparations for International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference begin
Minhaj-ul-Quran International is all set to celebrate the Mawlid-un-Nabi (S.A.W) with traditional fervour as no happiness can be greater than the one expressed over the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W). It is binding upon every Muslim to celebrate the occasion in a befitting manner. On the intervening night between 11th and 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, MQI would hold the 26th international Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference at the Minar-e-Pakistan, which would be attended by the distinguished religious, social and political personalities, renowned Naat Khawans, scholars and intellectuals. The chief highlight of International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference is the keynote address of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
These views were expressed by Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz in his media interaction organized to brief the media about preparations of the Conference. He said that Sajjad Ahmad Bhutta, District Coordination Officer of Lahore, deserved appreciation for disallowing kite-flying in the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awal. His promise to make fool-proof security arrangements on the occasion of International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference is also appreciable.
Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, who heads the main committee tasked with overseeing the preparations of the Conference, said that preparations were underway to make the occasion a success. More than 50 committees had also been formed in that regard. He said that a security squad of MQI youth consisting of five thousand youngsters would take care of the security besides the police and law enforcement agencies. He told that different TV channels would telecast the speech of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and thus millions of viewers from different parts of the world would be able to participate in the programme indirectly through internet. He hoped that around one million people would attend the International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference.
Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz said that in view of large number of participants coming from different areas of Pakistan, hundreds of reception camps would be set up at different locations in Lahore to guide the caravans. Like the practice of the previous years, a Milad feast would also be arranged where more than one thousand goats would be slaughtered. People would be welcome to the feast between 7 pm and 9 pm. Jawad Hamid, Aqil Malik and Mian Zahid Islam were also present during the press briefing.