On Monday 26th December 2016 a Mawlid-un-Nabi (ﷺ) Conference was held under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall). The proceedings of the programme were carried out by Qari Wajid Mehmood Sahib, Muhammad Usman Khan and Numaan Sharif.
The programme was attended by elders, brothers, sisters and many youth. The chief guest of the Conference was Allama Qazi Sajid Hussain Zafar. Muhammad Usman Khan opened the programme with Rabi-ul-Awal Mubarak on behalf of Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall).
Senior leaders of MQI Walsall who were present included Nazim-e-Ala Mohammed Munir Sahib, Naib Nazim-e-Ala Farooq Sharif, Secretary General Aziz-ur-Rehman Sahib, Hafiz Zahid Sahib, Qari Wajid Mehmood Sahib, Matloob Hussain Sahib and Shakil Ahmed.
The formal proceedings of the programme started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Hafiz Zahid Sahib who enlightened of Brothers and Sisters. There were many Naat Khawans who praised the Holy Prophet (ﷺ). The Conference included a Naat by two well renowned Naat Khawan of Pakistan Syed Zabeeb Masood Shah Sahib and Ikram Bukhari Sahib. Other Naat Khawans, Naseem Sahib, Ikram Ali Hamdani and Lala Qadeer.
The audience listened to the recitation of the Holy Quran from Asim and Qasim (students of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall)) who recited in a very beautiful voice. Praising the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) was a student of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall), Brother Ameer Hamza Shahzad. Performing also were students of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall) who shared their knowledge with the audience. The speeches were conducted by the following students:
• Muhammad Ali Muhyiddeen; spoke about the status of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).
• Muhammad Abdullah Muhyiddeen; spoke about the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) being a role model and the urgency for us to follow in his steps.
• Muhammad Hammad Ehsan; spoke about the Creation of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
• Imran Khan; spoke about the Permissibility to celebrate Mawlid-un-Nabi.
• Hafiz Surkhaab; spoke about the important of the zikr of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).
English Speech – Hafiz Haroon Sahib: Hafiz Haroon Sahib talked about celebrating birthdays and linked it with it the Prophet being alive therefore making it permissible to celebrate the Prophets birthday.
Urdu Speech - Allama Qazi Sajid Hussain Zafar: Allama Sahib talked about the creation of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and what Hazrat Isa said in relation to the creation of Prophet Muhammad.