MWL Alum Rock halaqah activities January 2016

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On the 1st January 2016, Sister Nazmeen Hussain held a study circle at her house with the Grace of Allah Subhan WaTala and his messenger Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. May Allah Subhan WaTala bless Sister Nazmeen Hussain in abundance. Sisters who attended the study circle read durood shareef collectively , then a recitation of the Holy Quran was done by Sister Khalida followed by Qaseeda Burda shareef ,which was read together out loud by all the ladies. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Dawah Assistant of Alum Rock B’ham) read parts from the book “Mamolaate-e-Milaad” and then asked ladies questions to see if they understood .Alongside this Sister Rukhsana Iqbal promoted love peace and harmony on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran, as always. This study circle was concluded with a beautiful dua and salaam. Sister Nazmeen bought a lovely Milaad-un-Nabi cake and served fruit with it.

On the 28th of December , Sister Yasmeen held a study circle at her house with the Grace of Allah SWT and his messenger the Holy prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH . May Allah SWT bless Sister Yasmeen in abundance. The study circle started with Qaseeda Burda Shareef by all the ladies together and Naat shareefs by Sister Rubab and Sister Azbah. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Dawah Assistant of Alum Rock B’ham) read from the book Mamolate-e-Milaad from the pages 66-98 about why we read naats giving the ladies references and what blessing mawlid shareef bring to us. The mehfil was concluded with dua and Salaam by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal.

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On the 31st of December, Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Dawah Assistant of Alum Rock B’ham) held a study circle at her house. May Allah Subhan WaTala and his Messenger holy prophet Muhammad PBUH ﷺ bless Sister Rukhsana Iqbal with barakat and health.

The sisters collectively recited durood shareef in silence for about 20 minutes. The tilawat was done by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal followed by naat shareef by Sister Sabira. Sister Rukhsana read from the book ‘Mamolate-e-Milaad’ about the barakats and blessings of celebrating Milaad. The mehfil was concluded with dua and salaam by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal.

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On the 4th of January 2016 Sister Rukhsana Begum MWL (Membership Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) held a Durood Halqa at her house with the will of Allah Subhan WaTala and his messenger Mustafa ﷺ PBUH. Bless Sister Rukhsana who without fail holds these gatherings weekly. Sisters read durood shareef collectively for about 20 minutes then Sister Rukhsana Begum’s daughter Ummi Habiba Majeed recited from the Holy Quran beautifuly mashaAllah. Naat Shareef also recited by Rukhsana’s three daughters Aisha, Ummi Habiba Majeed, and Mariya Majeed, these young girls always love to read naats every mehfil they attend thanks to an encouraging mum. Sister Rukhsana Begum MWL (Membership Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) read from the book “Milaad-un-Nabi” and concluded the mehfil with zikhr, dua and Salaam.

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By the Grace of Allah Almighty and the Blessing of Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH, Sister Sabira Bibi held a study circle at her house on the 5th January 2016. The attendees read durood shareef collectively and then the gathering began with a recitation of the Holy Quran by Sister Sabira Bibi and then continued with a naat shareef. All the ladies recited Qaseeda Burda shareef together joyfully and then passages were read from the book ‘Mamolate-e-Milaad’ by Sister Farhat, and then the mehfil concluded with a dua and salaam.

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On the 5th of January 2016, Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (Welfare Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) held a durood halqa at her house. With the will of Allah Subhna WaTaala and his messenger prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH Rabia Khanam holds a durood halqa every Tuesday.

Durood shareef was recited collectively in silence for about 20 minutes before the recitation of the Holy Quran which was done by Sister Taj and Naats shareef read by Sisters Robina, Shahnaz and Maryam. Sister Rabia played Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s DVD “Rifty zikry Mustafa ﷺ aur shaan-e-awliyah” for the ladies to listen to as these are the direct word of Shaykh-ul-Islam. Sister Rabia Khanam also promotes love and peace on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran. Sister Robina did zikr and the mehfil was concluded by dua and salaam by Sister Rabia Khanam.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) held a study Circle on the 7th January 2016 at her house.

The first 20 minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of salutations and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by tilawat of the Glorious Quran then a naat shareef by Sister Aansa. This was then followed by collective recitation of Qaseeda Burda by all participants. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal did a speech from the book ‘Mamolate-e-Milaad’ regarding the importance of Salaam with references from hadith and Holy Quran. A DVD clip was played ‘Shaan of Muhammad’ by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. At the end of the gathering Sister Rukhsana Iqbal did a Dua and Salaam.

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On the 11th of January 2016 Sister Rukhsana Begum MWL (Membership Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) held durood halqa at her house with the will of Allah Subhan WaTaala and his beloved messenger prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. May Allah SWT bless Sister Rukhsana and her family with health and happiness.

The sisters read durood shareef collectively in silence to gain the pleasure of Allah Subhan WaTaala. Traditionally, mehfils are started off with the word of Allah because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on the straight path. Whilst the recitation takes place silence must be observed as a mark of respect to our Lord. Sister Rukhsana Begum did the tilawat in this week’s mehfil by reading verses from the Quran and Sister Safina read a naat shareef. Sister Rukhsana played a CD “Rifty zikry Mustafa ﷺ aur shaan-e-awliyah. The mehfil was concluded with dua and salaam.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH Sister Sabira Bibi held a Study Circle at her house on the 11th of January 2016, which was assisted by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham)

The first 20 minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of durood sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by Sister Faraht’s tilawat of the Glorious Quran then a naat shareef by Sister Sabira Bibi. All the sister’s read Qaseeda out loud in such a joyful manner. Speech was done by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) from the book ‘Mamolate-e-Milaad’ which has been completed today. Sister Rukhsana explained the importance of following the Quran and Sunnah. Sister Rukhsana asked the ladies questions about the book to see what knowledge they have gained and Sister Rukhsana also promotes love, peace and harmony on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran as part of her dawah work. The study circle was concluded with dua by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal and salaam by Sister Asiah.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH, Sister Khastha Parveen held a monthly Durood Halqa at her house on the 12 January 2016. May Allah Subhan WaTaala give countless bless to all sisters who take their time out and gather together at these mehfils.

This mehfil was blessed with beautiful words from the Glorious Quran by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah of Alum Rock B’ham), follow by Naat Shareef by Sister Farhat and then Salutations sent joyfully , by all the Sisters ,on the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. Then Hadith Shareef was read from ‘Minhaj-ul-Sawi’ by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal. Sister Khastha Parveen had arranged for a zyiarat of Moh-e-Mubarak (Beloved Prophet Muhammad’s PBUH Hair) for all the ladies during which Naats and Durood Shareef were read continuously by different Sisters, may Allah Subhan WaTaala bless this noorani mehfil. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal concluded the mehfil with an emotional Dua and Salaam, then food was served to all.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (Welfare Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) held a Durood Halqa at her house on the 12th January 2016 to gain the countless mercy of Allah Subhan WaTaala.

The first 20 minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of Durood Sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by tilawat by Sister Fiaz, of verses from the Glorious Quran, which is the best way to start a mehfil off, with the word of Allah because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on the straight path. There was a Naat Shareef by young Sister Maryam who was MashaAllah encouraged by her mother to take part in the mehfil. A speech was done by Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (Welfare Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) from the book ‘Alaamat Aur Muhabat Awliyah Allah’. Also Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s CD was played “Rifty zikry Mustafa ﷺ aur shaan-e-awliyah to gain knowledge first hand on from our Shaykh. This mehfil was concluded by Zikr, Dua and Salaam by Sister Rabia Khanam.

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On the 13th of January 2016 , Sister Gulshan-e-Fatima MWL (President of Midlands) held a Durood Halqa at her house with the blessings of Almighty Allah Subhna WaTaala and prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. May Allah SWT bless all the ladies who make the effort to attend these gathering.

The mehfil started with collective Durood Shareef in silence and then continued with tilawat by Sister Gulshan-e-Fatima to bless the mehfil with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Sister Shanaz read a lovely naat shareef followed by CD by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, ‘ZINDGI KA MAQSAD LOJA ALLAH’ which was about doing everything for the sake of Allah. Then Sister Rukhsana Begum MWL (Membership Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) led the zikr for a short while and then the mehfil was concluded with dua and salaam by Sister Shamime MWL (Dawah Secretary of Hodge Hill B’ham) and food was served to all.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH ,Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah of Alum Rock B’ham) held a Durood Halqa at her house ,on the 14th January 2016 ,to gain the mercy of Allah Subhan WaTaala.

The first twenty minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of Durood Sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by tilawat by Sister Aansa read verses from the Glorious Quran, because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on the straight path. Then Qaseeda Burda was recited joyfully by everyone and naat shareef was read by Sister Rukhsana. Then Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah of Alum Rock B’ham) finished the book ‘MOMOLATE-e-MILAAD’ and then asked questions to the attendee’s to see if this knowledge has been taken on board. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal also played video clips of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri about why we should decorate our homes and mosques on the arrival of Rabi-ul-Awwal and that we should follow the Seerat-un-Nabi of Prophet ﷺ practically. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal also promotes love peace and harmony on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran and ended the mehfil with dua and salaam.

Sister Rukhsana Iqbal also holds a gathering for ladies every Friday at 11am for salat-ul-tasbeeh at her house.

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On the 18th of January Sister Khalida Bi held a monthly Durood Halqa at her house with the Grace of Allah Almighty and the blessing of Prophet MUHAMMAD ﷺ PBUH. May Allah Subhan WaTaala give Sister Khalida Bi barakat and ajar for holding these halqats and inviting ladies to her house so that they could gain knowledge on Islam.

It is an obligation for Muslims to send salutations on the prophet, so when we start a mehfil we recite durood paak collectively at the beginning of all mehfils, so the mehfil was started in this way. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) explained to the ladies about the Fazail and blessings of reading the Holy book ‘The Quran’ and also the importance the month of Rabi-ul-Sani and Giyarvee Shareef; which is about commemorating the existence of the great ‘Shaykh Abdul-Qadri Jilani’; who has been famous for centuries as the most popular and revered Saint of Islam. He was the founder of the Qadriya order, of which the organisation ‘Minhaj-Ul-Quran’ are followers of. His adherents, who know him as ‘Ghaus-e-Azam' (the highest in the hierarchy of Saints) revere him for his piety, humility, learning and gentleness of spirit. Furthermore, some of his sermons which are entitled ‘Futuh al Ghaib' are considered to be among the best pieces of Islamic literature ever written.

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On the 19th of January 2016 , Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (Welfare Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) held a Durood Halqa at her house with the Grace of Allah Almighty and the blessings of Prophet MUHAMMAD ﷺ PBUH. May Allah Subhan WaTaala give sister Rabia barakat and ajar for holding these halqats weekly.

It is an obligation for Muslims to send salutations on the prophet, so when we start a mehfil we recite durood paak collectively at the beginning of all mehfils. Sister Safeena Bi recited verses from the Holy Quran to bless the mehfil and Sister Rabia Khanam continued with a Quran and hadith from Irfan-ul-Quran. Sister Siama sang a beautiful naat Shareef and then Sister Rabia Khanam Continued with a speech ‘Islah muashra Ki Zaroort’ and also play a DVD by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri ‘Alaamat Aur Muhabat Awliyah Allah’. This mehfil then concluded with zikr and dua by Sister Rabia Khanam and salaam by Sister Siama. Sister continues to always promote love and peace on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty , and blessing of his Prophet Muhammed PBUH , Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL ,(Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham), held a Durood Halqa at her house , on the 21st January of 2016. May Allah bless all the Sisters who attend these halqats for the sake of Allah Subhna WaTaala.

At the start of any halqats or mehfils, we as Muslims recite Durood Shareef collectively on our prophet PBUH, and then recite verses from the Holy book, The Quran, in order to bless the mehfil. Sister Tazeem Akhter did a fantastic tilawat, bless her, and Sisters Gulzar and Sabira Bibi praised the prophet by singing a lovely Naat Shareef. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal read verses with translations from the ‘Irfan-ul-Quran’ and a Hadith from Minhaj-ul-Sawi. Sister Rukhsana also talked about Awliyah Allah, where in (surah Al-Imraan verse 170) Allah says “Do not even think of those who are martyred in the way of Allah as dead, BUT THEY ARE ALIVE near their lord and given provision. They are joyous of what Allah bestowed upon them of his favour and they give good news to those who have not as yet reached them”. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal explained that there are four thousand Awliyas on this earth, at any one time, with different statuses ranging from ‘Akhyar’ to Gawth or Qutub. There are lots of books by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on these topic which can be purchased on Minhaj-ul-Quran websites. As always Sister Rukhsana Iqbal promotes love and peace on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran. This mehfil was concluded with a dua and salaam.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH Sister Ghulam Jannat held a Durood halqa at her house on the 22th of January 2016 May Allah Subhan WaTaala be pleased with her.

The first 20 minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of durood sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by Sister Ghulam Jannat’s tilawat of the Glorious Quran then a naat shareef by Sister Natasha followed by Hadith from Minhaj-ul-Sawi. Sister Asma then read Irfan-ul-Quran with translations and then this mehfil was concluded with dua and salaam by sister Ghulam Jannat. Thanks to all the Sister who took their time out for the sake of Allah and attend these mehfil every week and to gain knowledge, may Allah Subhan WaTala be pleased with them.

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On the 25th of January 2016 , Sister Rasheeds Shareef held a Durood Halqa at her house with the blessings of Almighty Allah Subhna WaTaala and prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. May Allah SWT bless all the ladies who make the effort to attend these gathering.

The mehfil started with collective Durood Shareef in silence and then continued with tilawat by Sister Janat Bibi to bless the mehfil with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Sister Asma read a beautiful Naat Shareef and Irfan-ul-Quran with translations by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham). Sister Rukhsana also read Hadith from the book ‘Rozatus Salkeen fi Manaqibil Awliya Wasaliheen’ which is written by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir Qadri, which talks about the blessing of Awliya Allah and then Sister Rukhsana concluded the mehfil with dua and salaam.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (Welfare Secretary of Alum Rock B’ham) held a Durood Halqa at her house on the 26th January 2016 to gain the countless mercy of Allah Subhan WaTaala.

The first 20 minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of Durood Sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by tilawat by Sister Maryam of verses from the Glorious Quran, which is the best way to start a mehfil off, with the word of Allah because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on the straight path. There was a Naat Shareef by Sister Robin followed by DVD by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri ‘Raza-a-llaahi Maqsad-a-Hiyaat. Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (Welfare Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) also did a speech from the book ‘Nazro Niyaz Ka Jawaz’, this was about gyaraveen Shareef which was proved and supported with Quran and Hadith. This mehfil was then concluded by Dua and Salaam.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty and blessing of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH, Sister Khalida Parveen held a Durood Halqa at her house, on the 27th January 2016 to gain the mercy of Allah Subhan WaTaala.

The first twenty minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of Durood Sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by tilawat by Sister Khalida Parveen, of verses from the Glorious Quran, which is the best way to start a mehfil off, with the word of Allah because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on to the straight path. There was a Naat Shareef by Sister Shazia, who Masha Allah read beautifully, and then continued with Irfan-ul-Quran, with translation and a Hadith Shareef from Minhaj-ul-Sawi. This mehfil was then concluded with dua and salaam by Sister Khalida Parveen.

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On the 28th of January 2016, Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Assistant Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham), held a durood halqa at her house, with the will of Allah Subhan WaTaala and the blessing of his messenger prophet Muhammad PBUH.

The first twenty minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of Durood Sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was then followed by tilawat by Sister Aamina Bibi who read verses from the Glorious Quran, because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on the straight path. Then Sister Aansa read a naat Shareef, followed by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal who read Irfan-ul-Quran, with translations and tafseer. Sister Rukhsana also read a hadith about ‘Real Concept of Shifaha’ and gave references from the Holy Quran and Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s book. Sister Rukhsana Iqbal as an Assistant Dawah Secretary always promotes love, peace and harmony on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran, this mehfil was then concluded with dua and salaam.

Sister Rukhsana also holds a Salat Tasbeeh every Friday at her house and welcomes any ladies to come and join her.

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On the 28th of January 2016 , Sister Sadia Ashraf , a member of Minhaj-ul-Quran held a Durood Halqa at her house with the Grace of Allah Almighty and the blessings of Prophet MUHAMMAD ﷺ PBUH. May Allah Subhan WaTaala give sister Sadia barakat and ajar for holding these halqats weekly.

It is an obligation for Muslims to send salutations on the prophet, so when we start a mehfil we recite durood paak collectively. Sister Imtiyaz recited verses from the Holy Quran to bless the mehfil and then Sister Badiya continued with a hadith from the ‘Irfan-ul-Quran’. Sister Asma then sang a beautiful naat shareef followed by Sister Sadia Ashraf’s short speech about Hazrat Khawaja Mohi-ud-deen from the book ‘Tazkrray or sohbatain’. Sister Sadia also played a DVD ‘Awliya Allah Ki Shan’ by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhamad Tahir-ul-Qadri and then continued with zikr. This mehfil was then concluded with dua and salaam by Sister Badiya.

All these books and DVDs can be purchased from the Minhaj-ul-Quran website.

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With the Grace of Allah Almighty, and the blessings of the Holy Prophet Muhammed ﷺ PBUH, Sister Naveed Akhtar held a Durood Halqa at her house, on the 29th January 2016, to gain the mercy of Allah Subhan WaTaala.

The first twenty minutes of this gathering consisted of silent recitation of Durood Sharif and greetings being sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ PBUH. This was followed by tilawat, by Sister Asma who read verses from the Glorious Quran, because it the most important thing revealed for Muslims, to guide them on the straight path. Then Naat Shareef was read by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal who then continued with ‘Irfan-ul-Quran’ with tafseer. A hadith from the book ‘Awliyah Wa Sahliheen Kay Fazail Aur Manaqib by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, was read out. This book can be found on the Minhaj-ul-Quran website. Sister Rukhsana concluded the mehfil with dua and salaam.

Reported by Shaheen Akhter Minhaj Women League (Media Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham UK)