Annual Mahfil-e-Naat and Qiraat under Bazm-e-Qadria

Reported by: Syed Muddasser Mohy ud Din Shah
Translated by: Amanat Ali Chaudhry

The fifth annual "Mahfil-e-Naat & Qiraat" was held in the central mosque Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Lahore on November 27, 2007 under the banner of Bamz-e-Qadria, Minhaj University Lahore. This ceremony was held in connection with the death anniversary of Qudwat-ul-Awliya' Sayedina Tahir Ala'-ud-Din al-Qadri al-Gillani. The son of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Sahibzada Hussain Mohy-ud-Din Qadri presided over the Mahfil. Central Amir-e-Tehreek Sahibzada Miskin Faiz-ur-Rahman Durrani, Nazim-e-Ala Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Nazim DFA G. M. Malik, Allama Mufti Abdul Qayyum Khan Hazarwi, Nazim Finance Javed Iqbal Qadri, Shamim Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Saleem Yousufi, Coordinator COSIS Mian Muhammad Abbas Naqshbandi, Senior Naib Nazim Training Allama Ghulam Murtaza Alwi, Haji Rahat Habib, Rana Muhammad Akram Qadri, Allama Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rahman Qadri, Hafiz Muhammad Zahid, Tanveer Hussain and Sheikh Muhammad Farooq and others were also among the guests.

Hundreds of people in addition to the students of COSIS (Minhaj University) participated in this spiritual gathering. The proceedings of the gathering got underway with the recitation from the Holy Qur'an by Qari Muhammad Usman followed by Na`t recited by Syed Bahadur Shah Bukhari. In the meantime Hussain Mohy-ud-Din Qadri came and people gave him standing ovation at his arrival. Later on after the arrival of Sahibzada, Qari Allah Baksh Naqshbandi recited from the Holy Qur'an in his sweet voice. Presenting his welcome address, Chief Organizer of Bazm-e-Qadria Shahzad Rasool Qadri said that the spiritual gathering had been arranged in the honour of Sayedina Qudwat-ul-Awliya. He welcomed the arrival of Sahibzada Hussain Mohy-ud-Din Qadri and thanked him.

Ahsan Uwais recited the "kalam" of Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi, while Muhammad Abu Baker Tabish presented the poetic "kalam" of Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal.

Sahibzada Hussain Mohy-ud-Din Qadri delivered his speech on the topic of "Relationship with Awliya (Allah's Friends) and Will of Allah". In his address, he said that the Awliya are so close to Allah Almighty that those who come into the fold of Allah's Friends also develop their relationship with their Creator. The relationship of these Awliya with Allah is so solid that they also bless their followers with this gift. Hussain Mohy-ud-Din Qadri said that the spiritual status of Sayedina Ghawth-ul-A`zam was that of supreme power for all Awliya. They get spiritual blessings from Sayedina Ghawth-ul-A`zam. Allah Almighty blessed him with high spiritual status and Sayedina Qudwat-ul-Awliya is the son of Sayedina Ghawth-ul-A`zam. He is also the spiritual mentor of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. Today one of his favourite disciples Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is discharging his responsibility of guiding the Umma and serving the cause of Islam in the world.

At the end of his address, he urged the members and associates of Minhaj-ul-Quran International throughout the world to act upon the teachings of Sayedina Ghawth-ul-A`zam in the real manner. He identified this to be route to success. He also congratulated the office bearers of Bazm-e-Qadria (Minhaj University) on their holding of such spiritual gathering in the remembrance of Sayedina Qudwat-ul-Awliya.

After the conclusion of address by Sahibzada, the Mahfil-e-Na`t started with al-Haaj Akhtar Hussain Qureshi, al-Haaj Shahzad Hanif Madni, and Minhaj Na`t Council reciting Na`t. At the end of the programme, renowned Qari Karamat Ali Naeemi presented the recitation from the Holy Qur'an enlightening the hearts of those present with Allah's word. He also presented Na`t afterwards.

The programme concluded with the prayer of Nazim-e-Ala Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi. Syed Mudussar Mohy-ud-Din Shah, Secretary of the Bazm and Hafiz Muhamad Tahir Baghdadi conducted the proceedings.

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