On 31st December 2016 Minhaj-ul-Quran International, MWL UK Halifax organised an annual Milad-un-Nabi (ﷺ) mehfil for women at the Jamia Madni Masjid in Halifax. The event had an excellent turnout with a large number of sisters and their children attending.
The programme began with the recitation of durood shareef collectively read by members of the MWL. Then young girls from the recited the naat ‘Falak ke Nazaro,’ and were praised immensely by the attendees. A few sisters recited more naats in the honour and remembrance of our holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) in a melodious voice.
Sister Shaila Parveen (MWL North Zone, General Secretary) delivered a short talk on the importance of celebrating Milad-un-Nabi (ﷺ) and gave the message of becoming members of Minhaj-ul-Quran.
Thereafter, sisters from Nelson in the Nelson naat group read some beautiful naats using the duff. This lifted the atmosphere even the very young children joined in.
Sister Tahira Afzal (Minhaj Youth League) delivered a powerful but warm talk in English which was aimed at the youth. She her talk was based on how to be good Muslims and how this can be achieved by following the footsteps of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). She summarised her talk by saying our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) had done so much for us and his Ummah; he (ﷺ) made our religion easy to follow through the hardship that they had to go through, and till the last breath prayed for his ummah. She asked everybody to think for a minute how much do we do in order to follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (ﷺ).
The guest speaker sister Asma Murtaza (from London) delivered a heart touching Urdu speech on the life of our beloved Prophet (ﷺ) and how important it is to show our love for the Prophet (ﷺ). She emphasised that love is not shown by just saying it, you have to show it, and one way of showing our love for our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) is celebrating his blessed birth and following his Sunnah. Following the speech, Sister Asma said a heart touching, tearful dua for all the ummah and those souls that have departed from this world. She prayed for the sisters who worked tirelessly for organising this event especially.
Salaat-o-Salaam was recited by all present following which food was served to all the guests.