UK- MWL (London) holds conference on life contributions of Sayyida Fatima-tul-Zahra

On Sunday, the 17th November 2013, the Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League (London) organized a Sirat-e-Sayyida Fatima-al-Zahra (RA) program. The program commenced after Zuhr Salah with the recitation and translation of verses from the Holy Quran by Sister Zareeda Shafiq and Hafiza Maimuna Bukhari. After the recitation of the Holy Quran, Sisters Nuzhat Pervaiz, and Nargis, recited Naats and praised the honour of our beloved Holy Prophet (SAW) and Hafiza Maryam Noor Hussain recited a manqabat.

Sister Zareeda Shafiq opened the proceedings of the programme by welcoming the participants and thanked them for attending this blessed gathering of ‘Sirat-e-Sayyida Fatima-al-Zahra (RA)’ program. Young sister, Tayyibah Shabbir, recited Naat in her beautiful voice and sent greetings and salutation on the Holy Prophet (SAW) and his family (RA). Sister Bismah Ali delivered a short speech in English regarding Imam Hussain’s (AS) blessed personality and the Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) love for him and how the Imam’s company was treasured by the blessed Companions. She emphasized that those that are martyred in the way of Allah Almighty and in the way of defending Islam are alive yet we as the humans do not have power to see them.

Muslim Youth League sister, Tanzila Mehmood, delivered a detailed speech about love of the Prophet’s Household and the parents and lineage of Imam Hussain (AS). She stated that Sayyidna Imam Hussain (RA) was a clear representative of Islam and beautifully explained that anything that belonged to Sayyidna Imam Hussain (RA) belonged to the Holy Prophet (SAW) and Sayyida Fatima-tul-Zahra (RA). This included characteristics such as the courage to fight and the courage to deal with an evil regime. Each and every characteristic of Syedna Imam Hussain (RA) was completely coloured and scented with Holy Prophet’s (SAW) and Syedda Fatima-tul-Zahra’s (RA) fragrance.

Religious scholar Sehrish Mobeen delivered her speech in Urdu about the ‘seerah i.e. conduct’ of Sayyida Fatima-tul-Zahra (RA) clarifying misconceptions about the marriage of the Sayyida Fatimah and Hazrat Ali and the great upbringing that they gave to Imam Hussain and Imam Hasan (RA). She established crystal clearly in the light of the Quranic verses and hadith that the accursed Yazeed was indeed a kafir (disbeliever) and not just a mere sinner who sought to debunk the teachings of Islam. But the great Imam offered a grand sacrifice to save Islam from any possibility of being disfigured. She concluded her speech by urging the participants to buy lectures and books and gift them to their families and friends.

Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London President, sister Nusrat Mahmood, threw light on the establishment of Halqa-e-Iman classes in 12 local areas of London and thanked all sisters involved for their hard work, especially General Secretary for organising the event in such a short period of time.  The gathering concluded with greetings and salutations upon the Holy Prophet (SAW) and the family of the Holy Prophet (SAW) by Sister Nur Adeela, followed by an emotional Zikr & Dua by scholar Sehrish Mobeen. Food was distributed to all sisters.

Reported By: Moazzam Raza