Dallas: Third Annual Mawlid-un-Nabi Programme for Sisters held
The commemoration of Mawlid al-Nabi (SAW) is a source of strength and a power of immense love by which the radiance of the name Muhammad (SAW) illuminates the horizons. This is the very aim and objective of Mawlid al-Nabi (SAW), which Minhaj-ul-Quran Dallas strives to achieve.
With this very concept, the Minhaj Women League of Minhaj-ul-Quran Dallas, Texas, organized a very blessed gathering for Sisters to commemorate the blessed birthday of the Holy Prophet (SAW) at its decorative Uwais al-Qarni auditorium on Saturday, January 23th, 2016. Alhamdulillah, the turnout was impressive. Sisters from all over DFW area came to partake in this beautiful gathering in beautiful attires with passion and immense love of the Holy Prophet (SAW).
The program commenced with the greetings to the audience by the President of Minhaj Women League Dallas, Sister Riffat Qazi. After the greetings, Minhaj Youth League coordinator Mariyah Qazi presented a melodious recitation of the verses of Surah al-Ahzab followed by the beautiful translation by Sister Fouzia Usman. Two masters of ceremony, Sister Fouzia Usman and Naqibah Ashraf, coordinated the program in a very organized manner and delivered the message in both Urdu and English.
During the event, great love for the Holy prophet (SAW) was seen. Participants came in droves. The decoration and the environment made attendants feel spiritually ecstatic. Young girls of Minhaj-ul-Quran Sunday Islamic School participated in the Naat recitation with great enthusiasm. There were a number of sisters, including sister Anjum, Asma, Anam, Salima, Wasfa, Rani and Samina, who recited with beautiful melodious voices the heartfelt odes and hymns in the praise of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and kept the audience spell bound.
“Almighty Allah wanted to be loved, so He created the Noor of the Mercy of the whole world, the Holy Prophet (SAW), by the reflection of His own Noor, which existed before anything was created. From Prophet Adam (AS) to the blessed parents of the Beloved Prophet (SAW), Almighty Allah kept Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) lineage pure.” This was the theme of the beautiful speech in English delivered by Minhaj Youth League coordinator, Sister Madeeha Mian.
Another exquisite speech was delivered by the President of Minhaj Women League, Sister Riffat Qazi, who emphasized the sisters to strengthen their relationship with our venerable master and mercy to the worlds, the Beloved Prophet (SAW). She described how the teachings of Minhaj-ul-Quran Sunday school, Quran Classes, Weekly Fajr Darse Quran, Weekly Friday Dhikr, youth activities, and other events and programs strive to revive our love for the Holy Prophet (SAW). Her passionate speech about the description of the noble Companions allowed the sisters to envisage Madina and feel highly spiritual.
Items for sale and books written by Shaykh-ul-Islam were also placed on sale. CDs were available for free distribution.
To conclude the gathering, congregational salutations were presented in the court of our Beloved Prophet (SAW). This noble act of invoking salutations by the lovers of the beloved Prophet intensified, and the melody of salutation echoed everywhere. After the salam, respected Sister Safia Akhtar made dua for the whole Muslim Ummah, especially for the success of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, the longevity of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s life, and for the continuation of such spiritual gatherings that will become the means of gaining the intercession of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him). At the end of this beautiful event, all the participants were provided boxed dinner.