On 2nd April 2017, a monthly program was organized at Minhaj-ul-Quran centre, by the Women League of Alum Rock Birmingham, will the will of Allah Subhan WaTaala and blessings of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
This program was hosted by Sister Shazia Parveen MWL (General Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham), who invited young Mehreen to recite verses from the Glorious Quran, to bless the program. A young girls group called Noor-ul-Islam was invited to do a performance of Naats and Nasheeds. Also a young group of girls called Pearls of Minhaj were invited to do a performance for Mothers Day; they sang Naats, Nasheeds and poetry for Mother’ Day.
Sister Rukhsana Iqbal MWL (Dawah Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham) delivered a speech in Urdu about Lailat-Al- Miraj, which is observed on the 27th of Rajab in Islamic calendar. The story of Lailat-Al-Miraj consists of two parts. The first part of the story begins with the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) at the Kaaba in Mecca, where he is visited by two angels who provide him with a winged steed called the ‘Buraq.' This carries the Prophet PBUH to the ‘Furthest Mosque’, the Masjid- Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, where Muhammad PBUH joined past Prophets in prayer. The Prophet then ascended to heaven where he was told by Allah Subhan WaTaala of the duty for Muslims to pray 50 times a day, which was then brought down to only five times a day. The events of Lailat Al Miraj are described in chapter seventeen of the Quran, which is named ‘Surah Al-Isra’, after the Prophet’s ascension to heaven. Many of the details of the story are filled in by Hadith. Today Lailat- Al-Miraj is observed by Muslims as one of the most important events in the history of Islam. Muslims may attend special prayer services at the mosques, or they may commemorate this day by praying during the night at home.
Sister Abida Mughal MWL (Welfare Secretary Alum Rock Birmingham) gave a message on Dawah; this was concluded with a beautiful dua by Sister Rabia Khanam MWL (President of Alum Rock Birmingham) and Salaam by Sister Gulshan-e-Fatima.
Reported by Shaheen Akhter Minhaj Women League (Media Secretary of Alum Rock Birmingham UK)