Saturday 11th June 2016 | 05 Ramadan 1437AH @Ashton Central Mosque
The monthly Halqa-e-Durood gathering organised by Minhaj-ul-Qur'an (Ashton-U-Lyne) began after the completion of Salat Zuhr at Ashton Central Mosque.
Traditionally commencing with the recitation of the Glorious Qur'an by the Khateeb of Ashton Central Mosque, Allama Qari Zahid Sharif Rizvi sb. Followed by the collective recitation of Imam al-Busiri's ode of praise for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Qasīdat al-Burda.
Leading onto the recitation of two Na'at's by an MQI (Ashton) Dawah Secretary Br. Shahbaz Hassan Qadri. After which there was a collective recitation of the Durood-e-Minhaj led by MQI (Ashton) President Haji Muhammad Ashfaq Warsi sb.
Following which Allama Qari Zahid Sharif Rizvi sb. led the recitation of the Minhaj-ul-Qur'an Halqa-e-Durood Wazaif, which were distributed in printed format to all male and female attendees, for collective recitation. This involved the complete participation of all male and female attendees and was appreciated by many new comers and regular participants.
Thence forth, the Imam of Ashton Central Mosque, Imam Ghulam Mohiyuddin Al-Azhari sb. spoke about the state of purity, which fasting provides during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Furthermore, he highlighted the importance of sending Durood and Salutations upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and even Almighty Allah sends Durood & Salutations upon his most beloved of creation (PBUH). Additionally, he emphasised the significance of the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), included within the Minhaj-ul-Qur'an Halqa-e-Durood Wazaif and how this is directly from the verses of the Glorious Quran.
Allama Qari Zahid Sharif Rizvi sb. elucidated further by presenting a Hadith in regards to Durood & Salutations and then leading onto another recitation of a Na'at. Haji Muhammad Ashfaq Warsi sb. then led a collective and spiritual session of Dhikr & Salaat-ul-Salaam, which was greatly appreciated by many attendees.
The program concluded with the Khatam and Khasoosi Dua for the ill, poor and less fortunate people of this world. As well as the Esal-e-Sawab of the late respected:
- Muhammad Ali - World Boxing Champion, Muslim Hero & Life-Time Member of Minhaj-ul-Qur'an International, who had inspired the lives of many people around the world.
- Pir Syed Sabir Hussain Bukhari sb of Janjora Shareef (AK), beloved Grandfather of Syed Ali Abbas Bukhari sb. (MQI-UK President).
- Mohtram Muhammad Riaz Abbasi sb. (Murree & Islamabad), father of Umar Riaz Abbasi and uncle of Dr. Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi.
- Mohtram Khalid Masood sb. brother of Tanveer Pasha (MQI-UK RCC Midlands Gen. Secretary).
- Annual prayers for Mohtram Fazal-ur-Rehman Malik sb. the late Uncle of Asif H. Malik sb & Dr Khaleel Malik.
In total 1,437,114 Durood Shareefs and 31 complete Qur'an Recitations were gathered on this occasion. The Durood Shareefs have been forwarded to the Minhaj-ul-Qur'an International Central Collection of Durood Shareef.
Ramadhan Tabbaruk was distributed after the gathering's conclusion and was greatly appreciated by all the attendees of the Ashton Central Mosque.
MQI (Ashton) President Haji Muhammad Ashfaq Warsi sb. thanked all attendees and announced that the next Monthly Halqa-e-Durood Gathering is scheduled to be held on: Saturday 9th July 2016, at Ashton Central Mosque.
Report by: Adam Malik (MQI-Ashton Gen. Sec.)