Books of Shaykh-ul-Islam launched in Bangladesh
A launching ceremony of the recently published four books of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. These books are Irfan-ul-Quran (Translation of the Holy Quran in English and Bangla languages), and A Real Sketch of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in both English and Bangla languages.
Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, who was chief guest on the occasion, explained the mutual relationship between the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet (pbuh). He said that if the Muslim world wants to get rid of the problems it is facing and seeks to achieve success, it will have to hold on to the teachings of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) fast. He said that our relationship with the Prophet of Islam (pbuh) should not only be emotional and in terms of our ‘Iman’ but also practical in terms of him being a source of guidance. He made it clear that without following the Prophet (pbuh) in the footprints in every walk of life, peace, contentment and success cannot be attained. He said that without studying the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), no Muslim can do justice to his being a Muslim. He said that Allah Almighty made the Holy Prophet (pbuh) role model for mankind, adding that without following him (pbuh), we would continue to grope in the dark. He narrated a few examples from the life of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and won the hearts of the audience.
In addition to the books, a mobile application by the name of “Irfan-ul-Quran” developed by Minhaj Internet Bureau was also launched on the occasion. The translation of the Holy Quran done by Shaykh-ul-Islam in five languages has been uploaded on this application. The facilities to read, bookmark, hear, write notes and copy them, share and explore the verses have been made part of the mobile application.
Various speakers also addressed the ceremony. In their speeches, they threw light on different aspects of the translation and paid tribute to Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for his revivalist efforts.
The prominent among the guests included Prof. Dr. Abdullah known as Al-Madani Al-Azhari (adviser of MQI Dhaka Division and representative of International Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the OIC), Sheikh Khundkar Ghulam Maula Naqashbandi (advisor to the ruling Awami League on religious affairs), Allama Rooh-ul-Amin Khan (executive editor of one of the largest dailies of Bangladesh and a renowned poet), Prof Dr Ata-ur-Rahman Miazi (acting vice chancellor of American University of Bangladesh), Muhammad Al-Amin (Additional Secretary Public Administration), Dr A.K.M. Mahboob-ur-Rahman, Dr Nazar-ul-Islam, Dr Abdul Batin Miaji, Shaheen-ul-Islam, Prof Dr Muhammad Noor-un-Nabi, Dr Muhammad Ehsan ul Hadi, Dr Muhammad Ashraf ul Alam, Dr Qazi Saim-uz-Zaman, Dr Muhammad Mukhtar Hussain, Maulana Hafiz Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rahman, Engineer Ghulam Mustafa Wasif, Engineer Maqsood Muhammad Nasir from the United States.
Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri thanked all the honorable guests for making time to attend the book launching ceremony and also congratulated the office-holders of MQI Bangladesh for their excellent organization of the programme.