Rabi-ul-Awwal Activities in Ballaghderreen, Ireland

Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) is enlightening the hearts of many Muslims around the globe with the love of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw). It organises Mawid-un-Nabi (saw) gatherings around the world to strengthen the relationship with our Beloved Prophet (saw).

Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has prepared thousands of scholars who are propagating the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran globally in their locaities. One of these students of Shaykh-ul-Islam is residing in Ireland whose name is Allama Zille-Umar Qadri. Due to his efforts the faiz of Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam and the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran has reached the city Ballaghederreen in the West Coast of Ireland.

Ballaghderreen is a city where about 40 Pakistani Muslim families reside. The last 4 months Allama sahb travelled every week for 4 hours from Dublin to Ballaghderreen to motivate the Muslims, holding Zikr gaherings and introducing the aims and objectives of Minhaj-ul-Quran International.

This year during Rabi-ul-Awwal 2 Milad gatherings were organised. Annual Milad-un-Nabi Conference was organised in the Community Centre of Ballaghderreen.

This was the first time the Muslims in Ballaghderreen enjoyed such a spiritual gathering.

The first Milad gathering was held in the house of Brother Sajid and the second gathering in the house of Chaudhary Akram. Both houses were beautifully decorated for the Birthday celebrations of the Beloved Prophet (saw).

The First Annual Milad-un-Nabi Conference took place on Saturday 28th March 2008 in the Community Centre of Ballaghderreen. 500 Brothers are sisters joined the Conference. Many Muslims from surrounding cities like Limerick, Longford, Ballayhaunus and Ballyrock joined the conference.

A team from Noor TV came from the UK to record the conference. Allama Zille-Umar Qadri sahb speeches are weekly shown on Noor TV.

The conference started with recitation of the Holy Quran. Hafiz Habib from Ballyhaunus recited very beautifully verses from the Holy Quran. Nasheeds were recited by, Owais, Syed Hafiz Jawad Haider Shah. Brother Sajjad thanked all for coming and delivered his talk. Then 2 guest Nasheed reciters who came all the way from the UK enlighted the hearts of the audience with love of Rasool-ullah (saw). These brothers were Mukhtar-ul-Mustafa (who is the host of Nasheed programme on Noor TV) and Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri. After the heart warming nasheed Mian Awais Ahmad invited the main speaker of the conference Allama Zille-Umar Qadri sahb.

Allama sahb spoke on 4 ways of strengthening the relationship with the Beloved Prophet (saw) in the light of verse 157 of Surah Al-Araaf. These 4 ways and methods, Loving the Prophet (saw), Respecting the Prophet (saw), Assisting the Prophet (saw) and Obeying the Prophet (saw) are the objectives of Minhaj-ul-Quran. Allama sahb gave many examples of the companions (sahabah r.a.) how they loved, respected, assisted and obeyed the Prophet (saw). Tears were shedding out of everyones eyes in the conference. Allama sahb then invited the audience to join the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran.

After the speech it was time for the climax of the pogramme, the Ziyarah of Blessed hair of the Prophet (saw). Alhaj Shaukat Ali told the audience the adaab of doing Ziyarah and then first the brothers did ziyarah and then the sisters. Brother Milad Raza Qadri recited Durood Paak during the Ziyarah. A Prayer was said after the Ziyarah and dinner was served to the audience.