Celebration of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) in Copenhagen

So on this day be blessed and sing
For he was born to grace our Spring
With lilies, flowers, life's rebirth
In a dome of green like his on earth
By the Grace of Allah Almighty and the waseela of our beloved Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the blessings of our Quaid Huzoor Shaykh-ul-Islam his eminence Prof .Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri a mehfil was organised in celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet (SAW) by women league and youth league in Idara minhaj-ul-quran, Valby.
The program began with the divine words of Allah almighty with the recitation of the Holy Quran -Surah Yaseen - by Sister Maida Shah followed by a taiblu hamd - Allah hai bas pyaar hi pyaar – performed by Warda and group. Praises for the Holy Prophet (SAW) were among other recited by sister Shabana Isa, Mrs. Kaukab Uppal sahiba, Mrs. Rena Shah sahiba, sister Shamila Quraishi. The host of the program was Sister Hafiza Nargis Z. Ahmed, (WYL, Info. Secret.)  who conducted the program in Urdu with beautiful poems to enlighten our hearts with the Love of our beloved Rasool (SAW).
Our Respected Ameer-e-Tehreek Abdul Sattar Siraj sahib delivered a beautiful speech on the concept of Bidah and the high status of the Holy Prophet (SAW). He said that the 12th of Rabi-ul-awal is the Eid of all Eids! He also underlined that any practise that was not done by the Holy Prophet (SAW) or His companions should not be rejected as misguidance. Newly introduced practises are allowed as long as they don’t contradict the Holy Quran or Sunnah.
There was a large attendance of more than 400 youth and women who were gathered to participate in the Mawlud-un-Nabi (SAW).
The program was based on a speech competition with the title “Sirat-un-Nabi” (SAW) held in 2 different categories. Around 50 participants took part in the competition and each participant had 3-5 minutes to say some beautiful words about our Beloved Prophet’s (SAW) sirah mubarak either on Danish or Urdu. Presents were distributed among all the participants by our judges: Mrs. Shameem Khawaja sahiba, Mrs. Farzana Ahmed sahiba and Mrs. Anjum sahiba. The winners of the competition were:
-         Between 6- 10 years old
1st Warda Yasin (Urdu)
2nd  Samia Nasir (Danish) and Samia Nisa (Urdu)
3rd Jawairia Shah (Urdu)
Between 11- 15 years old
1st  Iqrah Aslam (Urdu)
2nd Benish (Danish)
3rd Kommel Khawar (Urdu)
Alhamdulillah the program was a great success. At the end the youth sisters beautifully sent greetings and salutations upon the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and a beautiful and sincere Dua was made by Mrs. Rahat Yaseen (associated with the Pakistani Embassy)
We would like to thank all those who did a great effort to make this Mawlud-un-Nabi (SAW) a success - specially our judges, who came all the way to attend this program. May Allah (swt) accept our efforts and give us Hidaya to organise more blessed Mawlud-un-Nabi (SAW) programmes in the future Insha-Allah. AmeenBajahay Sayyadil Mursalin (SAW).
Report by Faiza K. Ahmad and Hafiza Nargis Z. Ahmed.
(WYL, Information Secretary, Copenhagen, Denmark)