Canada: Shaykh Hammad Mustafa al-Madani al-Qadri addresses the Mi’raj-ul-Nabi Conference
On Friday the 17th of February, the executive body of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Canada arranged a conference commemorating the Night Journey and Ascension of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Shaykh Hammad Mustafa al-Madani al-Qadri, accompanied by Shaykh Ahmad Mustafa al-Arabi al-Qadri, participated as chief guests.
The program was formally initiated with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Qari Shafiq Ahmad Naeemi. It was subsequently followed by nasheed and praise of the Best of Creation (pbuh) by Abdullah Sheikh, Khwaja Anjum and Shakeel Ahmad Qadri.
Whilst addressing the conference, Shaykh Hammad Mustafa al-Madani al-Qadri stated that the miracle of the Night Journey and Ascension of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) is a manifestation of Allah the Almighty’s Power and Wisdom by the blessed hand of His chosen Prophet (pbuh). He did this to make the Ummah and the people of the Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) time incapable to emulate him. The Ascension of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) represents a watershed moment in the history of humanity’s advancement. This marvellous and unparalleled miracle is the cornerstone of faith, without which the history of worship is incomplete, and the thirst of the soul remains unquenched.
The Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) Ascension was beyond the Divine Throne of Allah, where concepts of space and time ceased to exist. Nonetheless, the Master of the Universe (pbuh) told us, his followers, that ‘prayer’ (salah) is the ascension of the believer. At the pinnacle and climax of his Ascension, Allah, the Most High, bestowed upon His Beloved (pbuh) the gift of prayer. May Allah, the Almighty, grant us the ability to guard and adhere to this gift.
The conference was also attended by Mufti Sohail Ahmad Siddiqui, Shaykh Ahmed Awan, Hashim Ali Qadri, Hasnain Hameed, Kamran Rashid and personalities from different walks of life.