MYL Birmingham celebrate the Sultan of the Saints

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On the 25th of March 2012, Muslim Youth League Birmingham organised the first of a series of events reflecting on the lives and teachings of the luminaries of the Islamic scholastic tradition.

In the context of the blessed month of Rabi' uth-Thani (the second Spring), the Sultan of the Saints event was held in the blessed memory of the Spiritual Pole, the venerable Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani R.A. may Allah sanctify his lofty secret.

Some of the salient features of the event included;

Recitation of the Qur'an by Ustadh Tausif Rahman

Recitation of Qasaid and classical Nashids by the Keighley Munshids

An enlightening talk by Shaykh Idris Watts of Abu Zahra foundations on the nature of benefitting from the blessed personages of saints and scholars.

A very beneficial talk by Shaykh Muhammad Aslam of the City of Knowledge Academy on the life of Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir al-Jilani and the qualities of the saints.

Beautiful Urdu Nashids by Muhammad Afzal Naushahi.

An exhibition of 2 blessed cloaks from the noble shrine of Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

Report by: Bilal Hussain