USA: Spiritual gathering of 'Shab-e-Barat' 2019 held at Minhaj-ul-Quran Dallas, Texas
A spiritual gathering on the blessed occasion of Laylat al-Nisf min Sha’ban was held at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Community Center Dallas on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The program had two segments. The first segment addressed the youth of the Dallas Fort Worth Community with special emphasis about knowing oneself. All the youth attendees were given a comprehensive understanding of how the creation of human being came into existence with the reference of body and spirit and the purpose of the creation of a human being in this world with various references from the Quran and Hadith. Furthermore, it was also explained how someone could strive to keep his/her heart alive spiritually. The speech for youth was prepared from lecture on fiqh al-Qulub by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri about. A video clip of Shaykh-ul-Islam’s lecture on the different dimensions of personality and its characteristics was also shown to the youth. This segment concluded with individual worksheet activity for the youth on different habits and conducted mentioned in the Quran and Hadith to improve oneself to achieve spiritual excellence. The second segment consisted of families including men, women, and children who gathered to receive blessings of this spiritual night.
The program was commenced after Maghrib prayer followed by a keynote speech delivered by Shaykh Arsalan Haque on the significance of Laylat al-Nisf min Sha’ban. Next, the nawafil were offered by brothers and sisters in respective prayer halls. Also, Surah Yaseen recitation was also performed by Imam Hafiz Yousef al-Egemi form Egypt, Minhaj Youth League brothers Zohair Akhtar and Shayaan. After Isha prayer, Salat al-Tasbeeh was also offered by all the attendees, and a very heartwarming dua was made by Imam Hafiz Dr. Zafar Anjum. All the attendees were given the special supplications compiled from the lectures of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.