MWL (Nelson) organizes Funday for ladies and children

A Funday was held on the 9th and 10th of May 2015 under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League Nelson. The event which was exclusively meant for ladies and children opened its doors from 11am to 6 pm on both days at Minhaj-ul-Quran Islamic Centre, Carr Road Nelson. The Funday was held in compliance with the popular demand by local women and children following previous similar extremely successful events held at the Centre.

A whole variety of delicious freshly prepared homemade food was brought in to be sold on the food stalls on the first floor. All the food was provided by the Minhaj Women League and was happily enjoyed by everyone attending the programme. They not only ate there but also took it home for friends and family. Other popular stalls were the jewellery, household and Islamic stall, shoe stall, and several clothing stall.

There was plenty of fun and excitement for the children including the very popular drinks, sweets and crisps stall, balloons, jumping around on the bouncy castle, a toy stall and face painting. The Henna/ mehndi stall attracted the women and girls who had their hands painted.

A large number of people attended the programmes during both days who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and left with positive feedback about the Funday. This was extremely encouraging news for the entire MWL team who showed their dedication in preparation, organisation and running of the two-day event. MWL is extremely grateful to all those who volunteered or participated in any way.

Reported by: Nahid Akhtar Media Secretary Nelson

Irfan-ul-Quran Course held under banner of MWL (South Zone)

Minhaj ul Quran Women League London (South Zone) organized a two-day “Irfan ul Quran Course” on the 29th & 30th of April 2015 at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Centre London. The chief characteristic of the course was that more than 60 women took part in it.

The proceedings of the course got underway at 10:30 with the beautiful recitation from the Holy Quran by Hafiza Memoona Bukhari. After the recitation of the Holy Quran, a beautiful Nasheed was read by Minhaj Naat Council London. At the start of the course, a questionnaire was distributed amongst the students to assess the level of participants.

Mrs Nusrat Mahmood, President MWL South Zone, presented the welcome address in which she introduced the basic contours of the course. She said that it was a fundamental responsibility of everyone to get basic knowledge of Islamic teachings. She asked the course participants to take full benefit from this course. During this session, Irfan ul Quran course booklets were distributed among all the participants. In the course booklet, after every subject a blank page was also provided for any notes, which was highly appreciated by the participants.

Day One

The first day of the course was divided into 3 sessions.

Session one (Arabic alphabets)

In the first session, Arabic alphabets and its sounds were beautifully explained by Miss Memoona Bukhari. The main purpose of this session was to teach the correct pronunciation of the Holy Quran by teaching ‘Tajweed’. This session lasted for half an hour.

Session Two (Tajweed rules & regulations)

The second session was initiated by Mrs Nusrat Mahmood who briefly taught about the definition of Tajweed and its rules and regulations. Tajweed rules are extremely important that Quran can lose its meaning if the letters are not pronounced correctly. This session was also comprised of half an hour. There was a 15 minute tea break after session two.

Session Three (Quran)

The last and third session was initiated by Fatima Mash’hadi President Minhaj ul Quran Women League UK, who briefly talked about the revelation (Wahi) of Holy Quran, its Lexical and idiomatic meanings, different types of revelations and the way it was adopted by Allah (SAW) to reveal the message upon our beloved Prophet (SAW). She also shed some light upon the five famous names of the Holy Quran and explained their meanings in the light of different verses of the Holy Quran. The first-day session ended at 2:00 pm with concluding remarks and dua by Fatima Mash’hadi.

Day Two

Session One & Two (Revision of Day one)

The second day of Irfan-ul-Quran course was started by Mrs Rukhsana, president Minhaj ul Quran Women League London. She revised the main points discussed previously on the first day of course. Hafiza Memoona Bukhari also revised the first day lesson of ‘Tajweed’. All the participants practiced the full mouth letters, opposite letters and the pronunciation of Haroof-e-Tahajji. There was a 15 minutes tea break after session two.

Session Three (Tafseer, Hadith)

On the last session of the 2nd day of Irfan-ul-Quran Course, Mrs Fatima Mash’hadi, President of Minhaj ul Quran Women League UK beautifully explained the Lexical and idiomatic meanings of Tafseer, Translation & explanation of Ta,ooz and Tasmiyah. After this, sura Fatiha (first sura of Quran), 5 famous names, Tafseer and importance of this sura mubaraka was also explained. Ustaza Fatima Mash’hadi also explained one of the beautiful Hadith of Holy Prophet (SAW) “Deen is the name of goodwill”.

At the end, Mrs. Fatima Mash’hadi thanked the participants and appreciated the effort of the course coordinator Mrs Amna Ajmal and her team for their special dedication in making this course possible, by providing the students with booklets and other relevant course material.

All the participants were very happy and appreciated the efforts of Minhaj ul Quran Women League London (South Zone) and also requested to organise this course after every 3 to 4 months. Course feedback forms were distributed and the certificates were awarded amongst all the participants.

Spiritual gathering held to remember epoch of Miraj-un-Nabi (SAW)

By the Grace of Almighty Allah Halqa-e-Rajab Mehfil for women was held at Minhaj-ul-Quran Centre Nelson. The introduction of the weekly Halqa-e-Rajab Mehfil extends across all branches of Minhaj-ul-Quran and aims to inform participants about the journey of Miraaj in the light of the Holy Quran and Hadith. The Halqa-e-Rajab Mehfils have proved extremely popular amongst local female residents who feel motivated to attend and feel they gain knowledge and inner peace by participating.

The programme commenced at 11 am with the recitation of Darood for half an hour to bestow salutations upon our Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Following recitation of Darood, ‘Wazaif’ provided by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri were beautifully read in congregation. After this Sister Ghulam Fatimah (MWL Nelson President) did a beautiful recitation from the Holy Quran with Sister Hajra providing the translation of the verses from Irfan-ul-Quran.

Following this Sister Ghulam Fatimah engaged the interested listeners about the concept of Halqa-e-Rajab and a brief introduction was provided about the Journey of Miraj-un-Nabi (SAW) that would be explained in great detail in each session of the Rajab study circle. She kept the listeners engaged by reading from the Shaykh-ul-Islam's book 'Falsa e Miraj-un-Nabi (SAW)' in the light of the Holy Quran and Hadith. She explained that the Journey of Miraj-un-Nabi (SAW) is such a unique and rare experience that was never seen before or will ever occur again. From Chapter one of the book the term 'Mojza' (miracle) was explained in great detail along with the term 'Ayat'.

The Mehfil continued with recitation of Qaseedah Burdah Sharif followed by melodious recitation of Darood Paak in congregation. Heading towards the end of the programme a heartfelt Zikr led by Sisters Parveen and Shanaz had all the participants fully involved as did the Salaat o Salaam. The Mehfil concluded with a heart touching Dua led by Sister Shagufta. The sisters were motivated and encouraged to attend further forthcoming Halqas.

Miraaj-un-Nabi spiritual gathering held

Mi’raj- un- Nabi (saw) is a great gift for the Muslims. It was the most blessed journey of human history during the night of ASCENT. It is the highest honour, which was not bestowed on any prophet except the Holy Prophet (SAW) who Almighty Allah invited to come to Him for a meeting.

The Mi’raj-un-Nabi (saw) event, held under the banner of Minhaj Women League Manchester on Sunday the 26th of April attracted people of different ages who attended the spiritual gathering to enlighten their hearts with the remembrance of Almighty Allah and his Beloved Prophet (SAW). The programme was conducted by Asifa Uppal.

The gathering started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Rifat Imran followed by Hamd and Nasheeds in the honour of the Holy Prophet (SAW) by Sara Asif, Abida Bibi, Sara Bano, Rifat Kamran, Khalida Sahiba, guest sister Iram from Nelson and many other sisters.

Saima Ahsan Hussain, General Secretary of MWL Manchester, delivered a short but descriptive English talk on the “Call of Mi’raj-un-Nahi and love for Holy Prophet (saw) and mentioned the three stages of the blessed night.

This followed by the short Urdu talk by Shamime Akhter, President of MWL Manchester. She threw light on the various aspects of Miraj-un-Nabi (saw).

MWL Manchester got an honour to have a guest speaker in the person of Nasreen Akhter (MWL North president UK) who delivered a beautiful and keynote speech on the significance of Mi’raj-un-Nabi (saw) and the message for the Muslim Ummah.

She said, only offering Namaz doesn’t make us “Imaanidar” we should have the love of our Prophet (saw) in our hearts. She said that peace, tolerance and interfaith harmony and dialogue are some of the core values MQI is working on under the leadership of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri. She said that MQI is building bridges among various cultures, and civilizations.

In the end she gave a strong message of Minhaj-ul-Qurans aims and objectives to all ladies present in the gathering. She invited and encouraged ladies to come and join MWL and get involved in the local activities. Alhamdulillah many ladies took interest and registered to become members of Minhaj-ul-Quran.

CDs of lectures by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri were distributed for free among the ladies and also books were sold at the Minhaj book stall.

The programme ended by the recitation of Salutations of peace on the Holy Prophet (saw) by Fazilat Bano. This was followed by supplication by Nasreen Akhter. Food was served on the occasion.