If one's intention is pure, a habit becomes worship: Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Addressing a ceremony held in connection with Shab-e-Barat, MQI founding-leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Shab-e-Barat is the night to beseech Allah Almighty and ask Him for forgiveness. He said there is a prophetic tradition that says that Allah Almighty listens to all the prayers made after the mid-night. He said that the best of worships is to repent of one's sins forever and make a vow to live a life of a piety. He said that Allah forgives every sin of those who seek His forgiveness during Shab-e-Barat except the backbiters and the killers.
Shaykh-ul-Islam said that one should not only pray for one's own self but also for the entire Muslim ummah during such blessed nights. He said that if one's intention is pure, then habit transforms itself into an act of worship, adding that if there is no sincerity in one's intention, then the opposite happens and the worship becomes a matter of habit.
Allama Muhammad Shahzad Mujaddidi and Allama Ain-ul-Haq Baghdadi also addressed the ceremony held on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat. Earlier, the proceedings of the event got underway with the recitation of the verses from the Glorious Quran by Qari Allah Bakhsh Naqshbandi. Hassan-e-Minhaj Muhammad Afzal Noshahi, Hafiz Marghoob Ahmad Hamdani, Shakeel Ahmad Tahir, Abdullah Sheikh, Haroon Qayyum, Faisal Abid, Muhammad Abuzar, and Dr Ghulam Hussain Qadri had the honour to recite Naat in their melodious voices.
The ceremony was attended by Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Mufti Abdul Qayyum Khan Hazarvi, Allama Imdadullah Qadri, Mir Asif Akbar, Noorullah Siddiqui, Jawwad Hamid, Mian Zahid Islam, Sahibzda Muhammad Qasim, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Ghulam Murtaza Alvi, Syed Musharraf Hussain Shah, Fizzah Hussain Qadri and Sidra Karamat. Mashaykh, religious scholars, Qurra, Naat khawans and a large number of people were also present on the occasion.