Concluding ceremony of Safar-e-Noor Course
Addressing a "Safar-e-Noor Conference" held under the banner of Directorate of Training (Courses Department) for the promotion of the Quranic sciences, MQI founding-leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the Holy Quran has solution to the problems facing humanity. He said that the Holy Book stops Muslim Umma from division and forming factions, adding that Muslims need to forge unity in their ranks to overcome the varied challenges they confront in the contemporary age. He said that the Holy Quran is the symbol of unity among the Umma. "The stronger our relationship with the Book of Allah, the deeper our understanding and depth in your thoughts. Every time a reader recited the Holy Quran, he explores a new meaning" he added.
Those who spoke at the Safar-e-Noor Conference included Nazim-e-Aala Jamia Naeemia Dr Raghib Hussain Naeemi, head of Jamia Urwa-tul-Wusqa Allama Syed Jawad Naqvi, Chairman Muslim Institute & Sajjada Nasheen Hazrat Sultan Bahu Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali, Director General Khan-e-Farhang Iran Agha Jafar Ronas, Prof Muhammad Saleem Chaudhry, renowned columnist Sofia Bedar, MQI Secretary-General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Chairman Lahore Businessman Front Amjad Chaudhry, President All-Pakistan Small Traders and Industries Babar Butt, Coordinator Business Community to Governor Punjab Syed Azmat Ali Shah, Hafiz Saeed Raza Baghdadi, Allama Ghulam Murtaza Alvi, Allama Masood Mahmood and Ms. Anila Ilyas.
Throwing light on the broad characteristics of the Safar-e-Noor Course, Hafiz Saeed Raza Baghdadi said that hundreds of thousands of people living in Pakistan as well as overseas have been acquainted with the Quranic sciences under the banner of the Course Department of the Directorate of Training. He said that the process of educational activities continued through the period of Corona pandemic.
While addressing the concluding ceremony of the Safar-e-Noor Course, Allama Dr Raghib Hussain Naeemi urged the faithful to read the Holy Quran to become deserving of the Divine blessings. He said Allah made the understanding of the Holy Quran easy for those who seek guidance. He said Allah puts the meaning of the Quranic text into the mind of whosoever reads it. He said that humanity will profit from the principles determined by the Holy Quran for development and progress.
Syed Jawad Naqvi, the head of Jamia Urwa-tul-Wusqa, said in his speech that MQI is engaged in a sacred mission of spreading the Quranic teachings. He said that the present generation is the most deserving deserving of our attention in terms of showing them the path to the Quran. He said that we have been facing disappointment and humiliation because we have given up the path of the Quran. He said that imparting the education of the Holy Quran is the greatest service of religion. He asked the youth to study the Holy Quran by reflecting on its meaning for success in this world and the hereafter.
Secretary-General MQI Khurram Nawaz Gandapur highlighted the need for imparting more education and training in religious matters. He said that the new generation needs to be made aware of the Islamic teachings on different subjects of the modern times so that they can seek guidance from the Holy Quran and solve the problems.
Chairman Muslim Institute Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali said that the decline that Muslim Umma is facing despite the presence of the Holy Quran amongst us is the sign of Allah's displeasure with us. He said that Allah opens the doors of wisdom and guidance for all those who listen to and read the Holy Quran with the intention to learn from it. He asked the people to read the Holy Quran, understand it and act upon its instructions. He said that every word of the Holy Quran contains oceans of knowledge and wisdom. He lauded the role MQI is playing in promoting the Quranic knowledge in the world.
Agha Jafar Ronas, Director General of Khan-e-Farhan Iran, expressed his extreme pleasure on attending the ceremony. He said that Allah Almighty exalts those who hold on to the Holy Quran. He said that the Holy Quran offers guidance to Muslims in every way including how to lead a purposeful and pious life. He said that Muslims must gather together on the basis of the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Columnist Sofia Bedaar said in her speech that the Holy Quran is the most sacred document symbolizing the unity among Muslims. She said that if we understand the Holy Quran and implement its teachings in our individual and collective lives, there is no reason we cannot find the right path. She said that the recitation of the Holy Quran injects a warmth of faith in our lives.
Prof Saleem Chaudhry, Naib Nazim-e-Aala MQI, said on the occasion that MQI is a global movement that is calling the faithful to revert to the Holy Quran. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has established Directorate of Training based on qualified Islamic scholars. He said that this Directorate is conducting Quranic courses across the world including in Pakistan with an express aim to teach people how to read the Quran along with its meaning. He said that hundreds of thousands of people are benefiting from these courses.
Ms. Sidra Karamat, Mazhar Mahmood Alvi, Chaudhry Irfan Yousaf, Shahzad Rasool, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Haji Ishaq, Hafiz Ghulam Farid, Allama Imdadullah Qadri, Ain-ul-Haq Baghdadi and other leaders were also present on the occasion.