Netherlands: Women's Mehfil-e-Milaad welcomes Rabi-ul-Awwal

With the arrival of the blessed month 'Rabi-ul-Awwal' every Muslim rejoices with a heart full of love and happiness. In this blessed month we celebrate the holy birth of the Beloved Prophet (PBUH). There is no doubt that this is the Eid of all Eids for 'lovers', because this is Eid Milaad-un-Nabi (PBUH). To welcome this blessed month with a special start, Minhaj Rotterdam organised Mawlid for all women and sisters on Saturday, the 12th of December 2015 (after Zuhr prayer).

The program started officially with recitation from Holy Qur’an by Mrs. Saffina Ilyas. Then Mrs. Badar-un Nisa recited Qaseeda Burda Shareef in a very beautiful way. Sister Sana Malik continued with a touching Hamd-e-Bari Ta'ala.

Mrs. Nasreen Arif, Mrs. Manzoor and Mrs. Suraiya also contributed their part with beautiful nasheeds in Urdu. After Asr four other sisters recited a beautiful nasheed in Punjabi with duff about the arrival of our Beloved Prophet (PBUH).

Our special guest from Belgium, Mrs. Sumaira Faisal (President Minhaj Women & Sisters League Europe) gave a wonderful lecture about our Beloved Prophet (PBUH). She explained and emphasized the importance of teachings of our beloved Prophet (PBUH), and his blessings and views for this Umm'ah. She also focused on the most discussed current topic about why we actually should celebrate this Eid all the time. To increase and strengthen our love for the Beloved Prophet (PBUH) should be the mission of our life. She emphasized the audience to act upon the teachings of our Beloved Prophet (PBUH) during their public and private life.

The Mehfil ended with Salat-o-Salaam, recited beautifully by Sister Tayyeba Saeed. And then a special heartfelt Dua was made by Mrs. Sumaira Faisal. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the successful spiritual gathering.

May Allah Almighty accept our efforts and bless us with more strength to organize more gatherings throughout the year.