Wah Cantt: Mass marriage ceremony under MQI held
The eleventh mass marriage ceremony of thirteen girls belonging to the deserving and poor households was held under the banner of MQI Wah Cantt. Senior leader Engineer Muhammad Rafique Najam was the guest of honour. The proceedings of the ceremony got underway at 11 am. The venue was divided into separate compartments for men and women. MQI leaders warmly received the guests, brides and grooms on their arrival. They threw rose petals on the guests.
The proceedings of the mass marriage ceremony got underway with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by Naat. Speaking on the occasion, Engineer Muhammad Rafique Najam said that it has become next to impossible for the poor households to get their daughters married off in these difficult circumstances. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri had made these girls his daughters and provided the MQI platform for the arrangement of the mass marriage ceremonies. He said that these marriages have become a distinctive identity of MQI.
The essential household items were gifted to the brides. A Milad feast was also arranged for the guests. The MWL leaders gave bridal gifts, while the grooms were given wrist watches. It is important to mention that such ceremonies continue to take place under the aegis of MQI throughout the year. The newly wed couples were seen off with prayers and the best wishes for their married future.
Those who attended the ceremony included Qazi Shaifque ur Rehman, Mirza Asif, Sagheer Khan, Haji Muhammad Liaqat, Muhammad Javed, Abdul Qayyum Jutt, Azhar Hameed, Mudassar Ahmad Khan, Jamil Ahmad, Muhammad Azam Butt, Bashir Awan, Arif Jadoon, Ghulam Rabbani, Shakir Shah, Qaiser Riaz, Zakaullah Abbasi, Bilal Qayyum Rathore, Najma Shaheen, Faraht Jabeen, Shabana Imtiaz, Saleem Dewana, Abdul Latif, Tariq Hashtam, Hafiz Dr Muhammad Arshad, Abdul Wahid Yamni, Bawa Muhammad Akram and others.