Namoos-e-Resalat Convention, Lahore
Thousands of people including children and women attended the "Namoos-e-Resalat Convention" held in the Minhaj-ul-Quran Park, Model Town Lahore, under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. The participants unanimously adopted a resolution against the republication of blasphemous caricatures in the newspapers of Denmark and demanded of the International Court of Justice to take stringent action against those responsible for such crimes. Minhaj-ul-Quran International also announced to launch a poster bearing the name of the Holy Prophet (saw) in the heart as a token of love for him. Sahibzada Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri presided over the Convention.
Addressing the Convention from Canada on telephone, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the personality of their Prophet is the pivot of love, devotion and commitment for followers of every religion. The relationship of love with the Prophet of Islam (saw) is the basis of faith of every Muslim and every law of the world guarantees the sanctity and respect of these holy personages. The act of republication of these caricatures has hurt the feelings and emotions of more than one billion Muslims across the globe, which is highly condemnable. Such steps in the name of freedom can endanger the peace of the world paving the way for much-dreaded 'Clash of Civilizations'. Such steps may also endanger the inter-faith harmony. He said the publication of these caricatures is the violation of human rights and demanded of OIC, International Court of Justice and UN to immediately take notice of such actions and take appropriate measures so that no further damage is caused to the international peace and inter-faith harmony.
Speaking at the Convention, the son of Shaykh-ul-Islam, Sahibzada Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, said that those behind this reprehensible move of publication of caricatures want to provoke Muslims with an intention to prove them extremists and fundamentalists. Therefore, the Muslims should see through their game plan and respond back with wisdom. The expression of extreme love for the holy Prophet (saw) during the month of Rabi-ul-Awal can be one such way of a healthy response. He said the followers of the Prophet (saw) would never tolerate such nefarious actions, which reflect even an iota of blasphemy and disrespect towards their revered Prophet (saw). He said Minhaj-ul-Quran International would hold International Milad Conference in which hundreds of thousands of people would participate and show their love for their Prophet (saw).
Nazim-e-Ala Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi said MQI would organize the International Conference with renewed vigour and special spiritual gatherings will be held throughout the month of Rabi-ul-Awal aimed at paying respect to the Holy Prophet (saw). He said MQI is launching a poster campaign worldwide for the protection of the Prophethood bearing the name 'Muhammad' in the heart. Millions of Muslims would display these posters on their cars, houses and offices. This poster will be a reflection of reverence and love for their Prophet (saw). Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Ali Ghazanfer Kararvi, G.M. Malik, Allama Imdadullah, Anwar Akhtar Advocate, Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Sajid Mahmood and others also spoke at the occasion.