On Sunday 5 June 2016, Minhaj Women League UK Bradford hosted the ‘Amad-e-Ramadan’ gathering. Alongside welcoming the month of Ramadan, the event was also aimed at distributing packages of cooked and uncooked food to the Syrian refugees residing in Bradford.
The event began with stage secretary, Sister Rubina Raja (MWL Welfare Secretary UK), introducing the purpose of the gathering before inviting Sister Fazilat Bi to bless the gathering with the beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran. After the recitation of the Quran, Durood Shareef and several Naats were read.
Shortly after the Naats had been recited, guest speaker, Sister Fozia, from the’ Stop Smoking’ campaign run under the public health sector of Bradford Council was invited to deliver her speech with regards to the health risks of smoking and ways of quitting.
Continuing swiftly, the next topic was in Urdu, introduced by Sister Jannat Elahi (MWL Bradford President) where she informed the audience where the money they had donated in aid of Syrian Refugees had been spent. Introducing the Syrian Refugees present during the gathering, Sister Jannat showed the audience how they had helped make a difference to their lives.
Next, a small talk was given in English for the benefit of the Syrian sisters. They were introduced to some of the people who had taken part in supporting them. Also, by means of support through an interpreter, the purpose of the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran was explained to them. As well as this, they were informed of the works of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and other fields of MQI, such as Minhaj Welfare Foundation.
The gathering was concluded with collective Salaam and Dua for all the Ummah.
Reported by Safiyyah Ahmad MWL Bradford Media Secretary