Saturday 16th July 2011: MQI Bradford celebrated the night of Shab-e-Baraat in which approximately 300 people turned up.
It started off with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Hafiz Muddassir Raja and a few nasheeds by Muhammad Huzaifa Al- Yamani, Muhammad Ijaz Qadri and Awais Hussain.
The special speech was by Ash-Shaykh Hafiz Muhammad Abdul Saeed in which he told the audience about the importance of Shab-e-Baraat.
He also told the audience that Almighty Allah said that; “We didn’t create jinns and humans, except for the reason for you to worship me”.
He also pointed out that that everything that Almighty Allah created was for the benefit of the human beings, but humans had to observe His rights, to worship and pray to Him.
Allah gave humans free will. A Muslim is free. He can pray as he wills, anywhere he wants i.e. home, during travel and at work.
The main thing is that whatever righteous acts mankind does, he should do with the intention (niyyah) that what is being done is for the sake of Almighty Allah, to please our Creator.
Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) said: “Whoever does Niyyat for the sake of Allah, then he will receive the swaab of 70 martyrs”. We should always endeavour to follow the Sunnah (regular practice) of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) .
Shaykh Hafiz Muhammad Abdul Saeed also pointed out that whoever leaves something bad for the sake of Allah then he will also get swaab for that.
The key point of the lecture was that if you ask for forgiveness then almighty Allah will forgive all your sins and they will be clean as a new born baby.
The program concluded with a special dhikr and dua from Ash-shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi.
Report by: Huzaifa al-Yamani