On 21st November 2013 at the The Minhaj Education Project in Halifax
Under the direct instruction of Minhaj Women League UK, Sister Jamila Akhtar (MWL UK Finance Secretary) from Halifax organised and lead a seminar on Bibi Zainab RA The granddaughter of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the daughter of Hazrat Ali RA and Bibi Fathima RA.
The seminar began with a short Tilawat e Quran by Sister Jamila Akhter, followed by an introduction on the aims of the seminar being an insight into the life and lessons learned from Bibi Zainab RA life.
Sister Naid (MWL Halifax President) read a lovely naat, followed by Sister Naseem Riaz (MWL UK Senior Council member) talkingin urdu about the role of Bibi Zainab RA in Karbala, she put light into the sacrifices Bibi Zainab RA gave.
This was followed by Sister Jamila Akhtar giving an urdu talk on the Bravery and patience of Bibi Zainab RA during her lifetime and after the Karbala incident.
Sister Naid continued with a munqabat on Bibi Zainab ra, and shared her findings on the life of Bibi Zainab ra
Now Sister Sajida (MWL Halifax Dawah Secretary) shared the sacrifices made by Bibi Zainab RA during her time at Karbala, and he support for Her brothers Hassan RA and Hussain RA at the battle of Karbala.
Sister Safeena (MWL Halifax vice president)read a touching on Karbala, which left everyone very emotional.
This was followed by Sister Shaila Parveen (MWL Halifax Media Secretary) sharing her findings on the patience of Bibi Zainab RA after the marty of her brother Hussain RA and her family, she shared the bravery of Bibi Zainab when returning to Damascus. She also said how the life of the daughter of Sayyeda Al-Zahra (ra) was always full with hardships, but she never feared coping with difficulties.
After the touching talks the women present listened to a video clip by Shaikh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri. The video was about the one incident of when after the battle of Karbala, Bibi zainab RA heading towards damascus captured by Yazids army. met a women who was very kind and distributed blankets and water for the captives including Bibi Zainab ra. She RA asked the women who you are and why are you kind towards us captives. The Women replied I used to live in Madina and i was a maid of Bibi Fathima ra, and when Bbi Fathima RA was on her deathbed said to me , she knew I was from Damascus, if you ever see any captives be nice towards them. The lady asked Bibi Zainab to pray for her meet the children of Bbi Fathima RA Hassan ra, Hussain RA and Zainab ra. On this Bibi Zainab replied , oh lady your wish is fulfilled I am Zainab RA and those whose heads are on spears are Hassan RA and Hussain ra.
This video touched everyone's hearts. The ladies attended increased their knowledge on the life of Bibi Zainab ra.
Sister Iffat Zaid ( MWL Halifax General Secretary) now gave her views on Bibi Zainab RA in Urdu, She mentioned how brave Bibi Zainab RA was, and she sacrificed all for Islam.
The Seminar was closed by Salaam by Sister Jamila Akhtar, and a touching dua by Sister Naid.
Tabaruk was given.
Report by: Sister Shaila Parveen ( MWL Halifax Media Secretary, and Manager- The Minhaj Education Project Halifax Facebook)