On Saturday 30th January 2016, under the banner of Minhaj Women League UK (MWL) Bradford, the local area based Halaqa’s of Thornbury and Undercliff held a Mawlid event at Madni Jamia Masjid. The event was attended by over 90 women and children.
The blessed gathering begun with the melodious recitation of the Quran – Surah An-Naas, by Sister Shahnaz Akhtar. After the beautiful recitation of the Quran, the gathering continued with the Praise of Almighty Allah. All present joined in with reciting the Hamd: Parwar Digar Aalam. Soon after the audience were encouraged to recite Durood Sharif upon our Beloved Prophet (SAW), before the next part of the Mawlid. Praise of the Beloved Prophet (SAW) began alongside this, with various members of the audience coming to stage to send their salutations and praise upon the Prophet (SAW) in their harmonious voices. The spirits of the audience were highly lifted and motivated, as each person read along with the Naats being recited.
Soon after, a break was taken for Maghrib prayer. Once everyone had performed Maghrib prayer a few more Naats were read before inviting the special guest to stage to deliver her speech. Ustadha Fatima Mash’hadi (President MWL UK) was invited to stage to deliver her keynote speech and inform the audience of the reason they were gathered. Alongside touching upon celebration of the birth of the Prophet (SAW), Ustadha Fatima Mash’hadi also informed the audience of the procedure of questioning at the time of death, how we should love the Prophet so much so that the Prophet (SAW) identifies us in the grave. Also, how we should prepare ourselves for the hereafter by doing good and avoiding bad and how this was all linked to the celebration of Mawlid. She gave the audience guidelines on how we should be living our lives according to Quran and Sunnah, and the importance of implementing what we learn into our daily lives. Shortly after the speech which inspired all those who had attended, the gathering was concluded with sending Salaam upon the Holy Prophet (SAW), and then collective Dua was done for the Ummah.
Reported by: Safiyyah Ahmad (MWL Bradford Media Secretary)