Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League Bradford had the blessed privilege to organise a Giyarvee Sharif mehfil with the ziyarat of the beloved prophet Muhammad (saw)’s hair and various other ziyarts. The timing of this special mehfil was 2pm – 6pm.
As the women were arriving they would be guided to perform Zhuhr Salah and 2 rakat nafle after which they would they would be directed to the main hall to recite daroud Sharif.
Daroud Sharif recitation:
Individual Daroud Sharif was recited between the times of 2 - 3. This was in order to start the mehfil promptly at 3pm and allow time for sisters to gather.
Tilawat – e Quran:
The opening of the program was done by a student of idara, Hasnain who had the blessed opportunity to recite the beautiful verses of the Holy Quran. He recited surah Ad duha.
Hamd and naat
After the Tilawat there were a few hamds and naats before the speech and the ziyarat arrived.
Sister Rubina Jallah jallahu
Sister Suriya Punjabi naat
Sister Jannat spoke about the manners and adab of a mehfil in special regards to the ziyarat today.
Sister Jannat emphasised the need to be clean and pure both physically and mentally as both are equally important. We cannot miss the farz out for any other ibadat that is below farz.
The respect of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was also discussed of how silence needs to be observed at all times even though the prophet is not present himself but the Muay Mubarak is part of the prophet and silence and respect is to be observed.
Sister Jannat also gave an introduction in to shaykh Abdul Qadar Jillani and how he was the sultan of all the awliya Allah. She reminded everyone that this mehfil was not just a ghyarami but it was more blessed due to the presence of the beloved Huzoor.
Sister Rubina then did her speech regarding the love and life of shaykh Abdul Qadar Jillani.
Whilst the speech was going the Muay Mubarak, zulf Mubarak other ziyarts had arrived. Which being set up in the Halaka-e-daroud room.
The other ziyarats were:
• Muay Mubarak
• Zulf Mubarak
• Galaf e kabah
• Hak e shifa
• Hak from jaanat ul baki
• Stone from mount uhad
And many other beautiful and blessed ziyarats were present of the blessed day.
After the completion of the speech 10 women were taken at a time across to the daroud Sharif room to do ziyarat. After they had done the ziyarat they would exit the room perform Asr Salah and sit in the main hall.
Whilst the women were doing ziyarat there was consent recitation of Daroud, naats and Mankubats.
Hamd, mankubat and naats session:
Sister Shanaz sallay ala nabeina
Sister Naila jab meray nabi
Sister Naila jite Mahi laiya taliya
Sister Parveen kaliya zulfa wala
Sister Rehana sohneya shaan kammaal nay
Sister Rehana teriya zulfa day
Sister Rehana Sallala subhanallah
Sister Rukhsana various naats and Manukabts recited
Sister Rubina ya shaykh Gause e azam
This was an open naat session and everyone present had the chance to recite to their hearts content.
Salat o salaam and dua:
After which sister Rukhsana recited Salat o salaam upon the prophet Muhammad (SAW). Followed by dua by sister Rukhsana.
The mehfil was concluded by 5pm and food was given to women in boxes so that they can take them home.
There was an allocated book stall which was established to sell books and DVDs of Qibla Huzoor’s both in English and Urdu.
There was also a stall that was selling tasbees, miswak, musalah and nalain Mubarak to help raise money for the people of Syria.
The mehfil was a great success with nearly 200 women present. The women leagues Bradford were gifted with a very big blessing of organising a ziyarat mehfil. May Allah accept everyone’s efforts and make the bond between the women even stronger so that they are able to conduct more successful events like this in many years to come. Ameen
Report by: Jannat Ilahi (President, Minhaj Women League Bradford)