One million people likely to attend Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference under MQI
Minhaj ul Quran International will celebrate the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (SAW) as an international event. Celebrating the occasion is the responsibility of every Muslim. There is no greater happiness than the birth anniversary of the beloved Prophet (SAW). MQI will hold an international 27th Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference between the intervening night of 11th and 12th Rabi-i-Awwal which would be attended by hundreds of thousands of people from across different strata of society including the religious, political and distinguished personalities. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri would deliver his keynote speech to the Conference. Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, head of the central committee established to oversee arrangements of the Conference, expressed these views while addressing the heads of sub-committees. G.M. Malik, Jawad Hamid, Sajid Mahmood Bhatti, Aaqil Malik, Shaukat Ali Qadri, Malik Shameem, Sayyid Farhat Hussain Shah, Raja Jamil Ajmal, Muhammad Irshad Tahir and others were also present in the meeting.
Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz said that 50 administrative committees have been set up to make all preparations. Five thousand youths of Mustafvi Students Movement and Minhaj Youth League would be deputed for security purpose inside and around the venue of the Conference at the Minar-e-Pakistan. He told that a number of channels would cover this mega event. The participation of people from across Pakistan is likely to exceed one million including 0.2 million people from Lahore. Milad March conducted last week in three simultaneous cities which was attended by thousands of people was a part of preparation of the Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference. He said that MQI leaders are visiting various cities and towns of the country to motivate people to celebrate the event in a befitting manner. They have launched a mass contact campaign in this regard.
He said that separate seating arrangements would be made for men and women. The camps would be set up at different entry points of Lahore to welcome the incoming caravans of people and guide them along the route. Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz said that like the practice of the previous years, one thousand goats would be slaughtered and the Milad feast would be open for the general public from 7 pm to 9 pm. The program would be telecast live in over 90 countries of the world through internet. He said that hundreds of people would join MQI on the occasion. He said that rallies are being organized throughout the country to welcome the advent of the Rabi-ul-Awwal. He further said that the Durood recited at the Gosh-a-Durood during the last years would be sent on the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). He said that those associated with MQI would hold feasts and decorate their houses to celebrate the occasion.