Youm-e-Ali (R.A) observed at MQI Community Center Dallas

Alhamdullilah, Minhaj-ul-Quran Dallas management had the honor to organize a very special and spiritual evening in the remembrance of Sayyidina Maula Ali (R.A) on Saturday, July 14, 2014, at Uways al-Qarani auditorium of Minhaj-ul-Quran Community Center Dallas. Mufti Hafiz, Dr. Farid Farooqi from Fort Worth, Allama Afzal Qadri from Houston, and Allama Hafiz and Qari Nazeer Saheb from Holland were the main speakers of this blessed program.

The program state secretary was Minhaj Youth League brother Aly Boghani who commenced the program with the introduction of Maula Ali (RA) with special reference to the blessed birth of Sayyidina Ali (R.A) in the Holy Kaba. Brother Boghani also gave examples from hadith on the love of Maula Ali (R.A) for the Holy Prophet ﷺ from al-Minhaj al-Sawi written by Shaykh-ul- Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

The first part of the program consisted of the recitation of Surah ad-Duha by brother Abdullah and translation by brother Tabarak. Next was Qaseeda Burdah Shareef followed by Manqabat on Maula Ali (R.A) recited by brother Maamoon. Then, Dr. Farooqi emphasized the importance of knowing the family of the Holy Prophet ﷺ with special reference of Sayyidina Ali (R.A).

Dr. Farooqi explained the detailed meaning of several titles of Sayyidna Ali (R.A) including Abu Turab, Asad Allah as well as also highlighted the lineage of Sayyidina Ali (R.A) and how he was close to the Holy Prophet ﷺ being from the same family of Banu Hashim and Quraysh.

Next, was Allama Afzal Qadri who inspired the audience by imparting the knowledge of developing the Muwaddat for the family of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. He explained in detail the meaning of Muwaddat which refers to the sign of life for someone who has Muwaddat for Ahl-e-Bayt. Iman cannot enter in someone’s heart unless they have Muwaddat for the Ahle Bayt. Furthermore, he also explained the virtues of Ahl-e Bayt from the book al-Ijaba fi Manaqib al-Qaraba in which Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri compiled 383 hadith on the virtues of Ahl-e-Bayt.

The main speech of the program was delivered by Hafiz Allama Nazeer from Holland who caught the attention of the audience by explaining the spiritual aspect of Maula Ali (R.A) who was the ocean of Ilm-e- ladunni. Hafiz Nazeer also said that it is due to the bounties of Maula Ali (R.A) , that people are the bearer of Ilm-e-ladunni. All the spiritual order starts with Maula Ali (R.A) .

Furthermore, Hafiz Nazeer explained the teachings of Maula Ali. He concluded his speech by quoting a hadith of the Holy Prophet ﷺ that Maula Ali will be the leader of allmutaqeen ( God-fearing people) on the Day of Judgment.

Stalls were arranged for the free CDs on the lecture Manaqb Ali (R.A) and the books written by Shaykh-ul- Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Bake sale was also organized by Minhaj Youth League Sisters to raise funds for refugees to which the attendees of the program responded well. The program was concluded with the salutation of peace upon the Holy Prophet ﷺ by Brothers Sayyid Ali and Imtiaz Jaan.