Speakers pay tributes to Farid-e-Millat Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri (ra) for his diverse services
The 48th annual 'Urs' ceremony of Farid-e-Millat Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri (ra), the father of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, was held here at Jamy Shaykh-ul-Islam (Shaykh-ul-Islam Mosque) Lahore. Addressing the ceremony, MQI Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur said that the personality of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri was multifaceted; he was a religious scholar, a top-notch speaker, a poet and an expert medical practitioner of his times. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, who is gift of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri for the Muslim Ummah, is benefiting the whole world with his wisdom and knowledge. He said that Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri would spent his time in learning of knowledge, service of the people, and the performance of his religious obligations. He developed this punctuality from his early days.
Allama Khan Muhammad Qadri, central leader of JUP while speaking on the occasion, said that he had the honour of being the press secretary to Muhjahid-e-Millat Maulana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi (ra). He said that he heard Maulana sahib speak quite often about Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri (ra). He said that whenever they would go to Jhang, Maulana Abdus Sattar would have the longest sitting with Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri. He said that Maulana Sahib used to say that it was not just him but whenever Ghazali e Zaman Sayyid Ahmad Saeed Kazmi (ra) would go to Jhang, he would also have a long meeting with Dr sahib. He said that Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri was God-fearing and pious personality who would love to host similar God-fearing and learned people.
The 'Urs' ceremony was attended by Brig. (r) Iqbal Ahmad Khan, GM Malik, Allama Rana Muhammad Idrees, Haji Manzoor Hussain Qadri, Allama Badar-uz-Zaman, Hafiz Khan Muhammad, Syed Musharraf Shah, Jawad Hamid, Muhammad Farooq Rana, Noorullah Siddiqui, Hafiz Ghulam Farid, Mazhar Mahmood Alvi, Sidra Karamat, Ayesha Mubashir, Umm-e-Habiba Ismail, Qazi Faiz-ul-Islam as well as the staff members of the central secretariat.
The proceedings of the ceremony got underway with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Qari Allah Bakhsh Naqsbhandi followed by Naat that Afzal Noshahi and Shahzad Brothers had the honour to recite.