Women complete registration process to attend Itikaf

Thousands of women have completed the registration process to be resident of Itikaf City established by Minhaj-ul-Quran International in Township area of Lahore. Separate arrangements have been made for women during an event which is the second largest in the Islamic world after the one held at Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s special addresses will be broadcast live through huge-sized LED screens. Elaborate arrangements have been put in place for distribution of sehri and iftar among the residents of Itikaf City 20 minutes ahead of scheduled time. The women scholars will deliver lectures on various aspects of Islam as per plan. Itikaf is an occasion where women are sensitized about their rights in the light of Islamic teachings.

These views were expressed by Rabia Urooj, media coordinator of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League, while speaking at a meeting held to review preparations of Itikaf 2013. She said that women scholars would be present in the venue of Itikaf for performance of individual and collective worships and other related rituals. She said that a team of lady doctors had been deputed to cater to any medical emergency during the ten days of Itikaf. She told that large billboards and banners were hung in various approaches leading to the venue for facilitation of the incoming ‘women Mutakifaat’. She further told that 1000 lady volunteers would perform security duty in addition to lady police officials of Punjab Police. Walk-through gates have been installed for entry of women into the venue, she held.

Rabia Urooj said that a large number of women were expected to attend Itikaf this year and elaborate arrangements had been made accordingly keeping in view of the weather conditions. She said that huge-sized fans had been installed to take care of hot and humid weather in addition to book stalls.