Muslim community should adopt morality to fix the disorder: Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahr-ul-Qadri

International Milad-Conference at Minar e Pakistan Lahore

Addressing the 40th International Mawlid-un-Nabi (PBUH) Conference held at historic Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) during the intervening night of 11th and 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, MQI founding leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the biggest challenge facing Muslims around the world is moral disorder. He asked them to adopt morality as a panacea to fix the disorder. He said that hundreds of thousands of the faithful had resolved to bring Pakistan into being as an independent country on March 23, 1940 at the same venue, stating that a similar resolve needed to be made on the occasion of Mawlid-un-Nabi (PBUH) to put Pakistan on the path to development, progress and revival, foster unity and solidarity and end hatred and divisiveness.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that social, economic and political disorder has left negative effects on the people's psychology and morality. He said that the people have been deprived of their humanity. There is little to distinguish between what is permissible and what is forbidden. War and violence has replaced peace and tranquility. It appears that every person is in a state of war without war being there. He said that Muslims can fix this order by working on their morals. He said he wanted to use the remainder of his life to promote and propagate the morality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and impart education and training to the people. He said that every member of Muslim community would have to become a preacher (Daii) in this environment marked by decay and disorder. "Scholarly depth and behvaiours need to be employed to make this campaign result-oriented," he added.

Shaykh-ul-Islam said that thousands of men and women spent hard-earned money on their travel to attend Mawlid-un-Nabi (PBUH) in this day and age of high inflation. He said that it was their way of showing their love, reverence and respect for the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He asked the people to make love more meaningful by adopting "Uswa-e-Hasna" in their day-to-day life. He said he wanted to see the Holy Prophet's (PBUH) morality and mannerism reflected in the character and conduct of the youth. He said every participant attending the Conference should leave with a renewed resolve to act upon the morality taught to us by the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Prof Dr Osama Muhammad Hassan al-Abd, former Chancellor of Al-Azhar University and Member of Parliament, Egypt, and Prof Dr Muhammad Nasr al-Dasuqi al-Labban, Prof of Hadith Sciences, Al-Azhar University, Egypt and renowned religious scholars also addressed Mawlid-un-Nabi (PBUH) Conference.

Internationally known Naat khawan had the honour to recite Naat in the honour of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). National and international Qaris recited verses from the glorious Quran in the Conference. All roads leading to Minar-i-Pakistan were jam-packed with the caravan of the people. The youth, boys and girls released balloons and pigeons in the air as a mark of happiness on the momentous occasion of Mawlid-un-Nabi (PBUH). The children belonging to Tahfiz-al-Quran Institute presented tearful Nasheed, whereas those from Eagers Department presented a tablu. Beautiful fireworks were displayed at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri congratulated Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Muhammad Jawwad Hamid and the members of the administrative committees on making excellent arrangements for the successful conduct of the mega event of MQI.