Alhamdulillah by the grace of Allah Subhan WaTaala and his messenger; prophet Muhammad PBUH, another beautiful and blessed Muharram gathering was held on the 2nd of October 2016 by the Women League of Alum Rock at Minhaj Ul Quran Naseby Road Birmingham.
This program was hosted by Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) who invited Sister Shaheena MWL (President of Hall Green Birmingham) for Tilawat, followed by Durood Shareef.
An English speech was delivered by Sister Shazia Parveen MWL (General Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) who spoke on the importance of the love for Ahl e Bayt and that it is the foundation of our imaan. Prophet Muhammad PBUH loved his grandsons; he used to kiss them and often smell them and say ‘they are my two fragrant flowers in the world.’ The holy prophet PBUH prayed “O Allah who ever loves them, you love them too”. Sister Shazia also held a stall for Shaykh Ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir Ul Qadri’s literature for sale.
Sister Rukhsana Parveen MWL, gave a short message about being patient as in deen we are all tested by Allah SWT in order for him to give us a great status and reward.
Sister Asma from Manchester who spoke about the grandsons of Prophet Muhammad PBUH and how the martyrdom was already written by Allah and the battle of Karbala was against the yazeed to becoming a khalifa. Imam Husain AS refused to pledge allegiance to yazeed in order to stop yazeed becoming more powerful. Imam Hussain AS and his family sacrificed everything but didn’t lower their heads in yazeeds court. This is very similar to Shaykh Ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir Ul Qadri and how he is standing against corruption in Pakistan. Sister Asma spoke about how the parents and prophet Muhammad PBUH new that they were going to be martyred from birth but none of them prayed for their safe return from Karbala, instead prayed to Allah to give them patients in Karbala. Martyrs go straight to paradise, this is a way of testing people and the more patience you have the higher the ranks you are in paradise. The yazeedi people treated the Ahl e Bayt family in the worst form of way by keeping them hungry and thirsty then martyring them all, including a young infant only 6 months old, by the name of Ali Asghar. He was martyred by an arrow spearing threw his throat. When yazeed died even his son stood by his grave and said the worst things about his father and said ‘his father is not capable for a pray of forgiveness’. This was a very emotional program and lead to many tears in the audience.
The program was concluded with a beautiful dua and slaam by Sister Asma and food was distributed to all.
Reported by Shaheen Akhter Minhaj Women League (Media Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham UK).