Annual death anniversary of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri observed
The annual death anniversary of the father of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Farid-e-Millat Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri, was solemnly observed on October 16, 2008 in Basti Saleh Shah, Jhang city. The memorial meeting was held in front of his shrine. Nazim-e-Dawat Rana Muhammad Idrees Qadri, Amir-e-Punjab Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Dr Ali Akber al-Azhari, Nusrallah Moineeni, Shafqatullah, Qudratullah Qadri and Sibghatullah Qadri were among the prominent guests. A large number of Ulama and local religious figures also participated in addition to the central, provincial and district leaders of MQI.
The programme started with the recitation from the Holy Quran followed by Naat, which was recited by Muhammad Sarwar Sadeeq. Afterwards, ‘Manqabat’ was also presented in the honour of Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak (ra).
Central Nazim Rana Muhammad Idrees Qadri said in his speech that the existence of MQI owed itself to the prayers of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri which the latte had made while standing on the ‘Muqam-e-Multazim’. This prayer was granted in the form of the person of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said the heart and inner self of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri was full of the love of the Holy Prophet (saw), that is why, his prayer was granted in no time. Allah Almighty blessed him with Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri who has served the Umma by presenting real message of Islam. He said MQI was busy at different fronts clarifying the position of Islam in this confusion-riddle world.
Director of Farid-e-Millat Research Institute, Dr Ali Akber Qadri al-Azhari, said, Shaykh-ul-Islam is the fruit belonging to the family tree of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri whose fragrance of knowledge and enlightenment was benefiting a whole world. He said the inner self of the great saint, Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri, was pure and his thought was inspiring characterized with deep yearning to see the revival of Islam. He was an eloquent speaker, medical expert and great mystic whose great training and company is reflected in the person of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said that the Umma could come out of multiple crises by acting upon the teachings of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri.
The ‘Urs’ concluded on collective Dua. Moreover, all central leaders and respected guests laid floral wreath at the shrine of Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri.