Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrated by MWL Birmingham

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On 1st February a very successful programme of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) took place in Minhaj-ul-Quran mosque situated on Naseby road, Alum Rock, Birmingham.

This blessed programme started with the reciting of the holy Quran by Javeria Ahmed, followed by nasheeds from Shaheen, Shameem and a few others.

Hosted by Gulshan Bano we moved towards Rozina Nawaz who said a few powerful words about Dawa project. Continuing with our lovely nasheeds we called our angelic young speaker Fiza Andalib who delivered an Urdu speech with some breath-taking nasheeds.

Our guest of honour baji Fatimah Saba arrived with her team and was welcomed with flowers.

Baji Rukhsana Iqbal was now hosting the event she entertained us with some lovely nasheeds. We listened to Qibla Huzoor's DVD the title was ‘Meelad, Why?’

Shortly after that we had our question answer session for the public based on the DVD sisters who answered the questions right had an opportunity to receive gifts for Baji Fatimah Saba.

Without wasting any time the mic was handed to Baji Fatimah Saba who delivered the most emotional and effective speech that we ever heard.

Soon after that the English speech was delivered by our bright young girl Maria Ashraf her speech was a real eye opener for our youth. Thank you Maria

In-between we had had a children’s nasheed group led by Tabasum and another nasheed group led by Haleema. All the children performed wonderfully.

Taking us towards the end of the programme Gulshan Bano took the mic for about 15min she told us the summary of the aims of minhaj ul Quran including Dawa project and to fulfil these aims she appealed to public to open there hearts and donate generously. Her voice touched people’s hearts and £875 were raised on the spot. Well done to Gulshan Bano.

Other than that £350 were raised from food stalls prepared by all of the women league. All of the stalls were managed by our lovely youth Romaana Hussain. A big thanks to Romaana as well.

At the end of the programme zikar was done by Rabia Khanum and duaa and salaam by Gulshan. Tabrak was distributed at the end of the programme.

A huge thanks to our guest of honour Fatimah Saba and her team.

Report by: Rehana Ashtiaq