On the night between the 11th and 12th (23/12/15) a Mawlid-un-Nabi (S.A.Q.) Conference was held under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall). The proceedings of the programme were carried out by Allama Ali Akbar Qadri Sahib, Master Latif Sahib, Hafiz Haider Siddique Sahib and Muhammad Hammad Ehsan.
The programme was attended by elder, brothers, sisters and many youth. The chief guest of the Conference was Sahibzada Barkaat Ahmad Chisti Sahib. Allama Ali Akbar opened the programme with Rabi-ul-Awal Mubarak on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall) before passing it to Muhammad Hammad Ehsan.
Senior leaders of MQI Walsall who were present included Allama Ali Akbar Qadri Sahib, Amir-e-Tehreek Muhammad Azam Sahib, Nazim-e-Ala Mohammed Munir Sahib, Naib Nazim-e-Ala Farooq Sharif, Secretary General Aziz-ur-Rehman Sahib, Hafiz Zahid Sahib, Qari Wajid Mehmood Sahib, Matloob Hussain Sahib and Shakil Ahmed.
The formal proceedings of the programme started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Hafiz Zahid Sahib who enlightened of Brothers and Sisters. There were many Naat Khawans who praised the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). The Conference included a Naat by a well renowned Naat Khawan of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Hussain Sahib. Other Naat Khawans included Usman Khan, Ahmed Hussain, Raja Masood Sahib, Naseem Sahib, Sufi Rafiq Sahib, Qari Zubair Sahib and Lala Qadeer.
In the beginning Muhammad Hammad Ehsan told a Hadith regarding the importance of the Holy Quran, later proved that Naat can be read and was read at the time of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). Master Latif Sahib & Hafiz Haider Sahib recited poetry in between Reciters & Speakers.
English Speech – Hafiz Haroon Sahib: He started his speech by sending Salam upon the Prophet (S.A.W.). He also touched upon Science & Religion. Quoted many verses of the Holy Quran which he said are evidence that celebrating the Mawlid-u-Nabi is permissible.
Urdu Speech - Sahibzada Barkaat Ahmad Chisti Sahib: Allama Sahib also started his speech by sending Salam upon the Prophet (S.A.W.). He talked about Abu Lahab and the chapter about him in the Holy Quran. Towards the end he touched upon Waseelah.
The programme was a huge success. After the programme discussions took place which made it clear that the people thought that overall the programme was very good.