By the grace of Almighty Allah and the blessing of the Prophet(Allah bless him and give him peace) Minhaj Women League Manchester, commemorate the martyrdom of a very prominent personality Imam Hussain Alaihissalam, his dear family Alaihissalam and Beloved companions sacrificed their lives to uphold the flag of Islam.
This year MWL Manchester, MWL Cheetham Hill Manchester and MWL Crumpsall organised a "Syeda Zainab Alaihissalam Conference" to pay tribute to the Ahl al-baty (the household of Muhammad Peace and Blessings Upon Him) who addressed the ignorant and misguided Yazeed and people with courage, calmness and force. Her speech was so powerful that they begged her to stop because they couldn't bear to withstand her words.
On the 1st of November 2015 at Minhaj ul Quran Manchester the Conference commenced with the verses from Irfan Ul Quran with Urdu translation recited by Sister Safiyyah Anwar and hamd of Almighty Allah presented by Sister Abida Bibi. Later on, gifts of glories and exaltations were presented in the honour of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Sister Parveen Sharif.
The 'Syeda Zainab Conference' was conducted by Sister Asifa Uppal (MWL Media Secretary).
Sister Yasmin Yousaf delivered an English speech on the topic' The Prophet's (PBUH) love for his Grandson.' She spoke about the immense love the Prophet (PBUH) had for his Grandson Alaihissalam. And asked some thought provoking questions. How can we as followers of Prophet (saw) not love them too? If we love the Prophet (PBUH) and not love his Grandsons Alaihissalam, then it makes our love for the Beloved Prophet (PBUH) questionable.
She also spoke about how the Prophet (PBUH) loved his grandsons to the extent that He (PBUH) would lengthen his sujood during Salah to allow his Beloved Grandsons Alaihissalam to sit on his blessed back. We need to learn from the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) and act upon this Sunnah. However many a time we witness women telling children off in Masjid, for playing.
To follow the english Speech two heart-felt Manqabats were recited in the praise of the family of our Beloved Prophet (PBUH) and the Ahle Bayt by Sister Asifa Malik. Imam Ghazali (RA) once said, when the heart is softened it is then ready to obtain the delight of intimate discourse with Allah, and be affected by his remembrance.
The guest Speaker Sister Shaida Ul Haq (MWL North Welfare Secretary) delivered a keynote speech in urdu. She spoke about Hazrat Zainab (Alaihissalam) the Great Lady to whom Islam will always remain indebted. She wan't only the Dear Granddaugther of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) but was the sister of the Greatest Matyr of all times, Imam Hussain (Alaihissalam).
She played an immortal role in forever keeping alive the value of the heartrending tradedy of Karbala, which benefit the whole of humanity.
Sister Shahida Ul Haq mentioned that due to Sayyeda Zainab Alaihissalam's was a great orator. She had infinite qualities that includ3 honesty, bravery and truthfulness. As a result Islam spread through Damascus and other areas. She faced Yazeed in his palace very bravely and told him of the wrong he had done. She spread the word about the merciless martyrdoms of the followers of Imam Hussain (Alaihissalam) in the battle of Karbala by yazeed and his cruel army.
While addressing the audience, Sister Shahida Ul Haq invited them to Minhaj Ul Quran. Shr explained how they could follow the Sunnah of Sayyeda Zainab Alaihissalam and contribute to the spreading of our Beautiful peaceful religion through the dynamic platform of Minhaj ul Quran.
She mentioned the devastating earthquake that occurred on the 26th of October 2015 which badly affected people of Pakistan. Thousands have sustained serious injuries and have lost their homes. Minhaj Welfare Foundation is working to help the people in desperate need with the support of donations. Minhaj Women Leagues Manchester raised £200 for the victims of the earthquake due to generous donations made by the Sisters.
The gathering concluded with the salaat O Salam invoked on the Holy Prophet (SAW) and a dua has made by Sister Safiyyah Anwar. Food packages were distributed among the Sisters.
Reported by Asifa Uppal MWL Media Secretary
Edited by Ehram Fatima MWL North Zone Media Secretary