A monthly Giyarwee Sharif Mehfil was organised by Minhaj ul Quran women league Nelson, on the 19th April 2015, at Minhaj ul Quran Centre Carr Road Nelson. After welcoming guests and a brief introduction by host Sister Ghulam Fatima (MWL President, Nelson), the programme commenced with a beautiful recitation of The Holy Quran by Sister Aizah.
Blessings were continuously bestowed upon The Holy Prophet (SAW) by Sister Shakila who recited a beautiful Naat Sharif called "Habiba Uchi Shaan Waalaya". Sister Nasreen Naaeem co- hosted the Mehfi and introduced the next Naat khawan,Sister Rabia, who beautifully recited "Din Raat Manga Mein Eho Duawan". Sister Ghulam Fatima commenced to inform listeners about the blessed life and character of Hazarat Imam Ali (RA). Sisters Humaira and Zahida (General Sec Burnley MWL) recited a Naat called "Kareebae Mustafa hai". The beautiful Naats were continued by Sister Nida who read an amazing Naat called" SubhanAllah",followed by Sisters Aizah and Nida who recited two Naats called "Tu Shamme Risalat Hai" and "Masjid Nabawi Yeh tou Baata". The final naat of the Mehfil called "Das Ni Halima Saadiya Kitu le ayein Sona lal", was recited by Sister Zohra.
Sister Nasreen Akhtar (Dawah secretary MWL UK) congratulated the Women League Nelson on their hard work for holding such a successful Giyarwee Sharif Mehfil. Sister Nasreen Akhtar began her speech by informing listeners how every century has a Wali and about how The Great Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani (RA) is the Wali of all Walis. She further proceeded to inform the audience about the life and works of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir ul Qadri, who has dedicated his entire life for the betterment of mankind by promoting the teachings of Islam through literature, CDs and speeches and by highlighting the true values and principles of Islam. She continued by raising awareness amongst the audience about the many widespread international projects of Minhaj-ul-Quran. Everyone was urged to join membership with Pakistani Awaami Tehreek with the help of Sister Sehrish Ismail (PAT) who was also in attendance. The listeners were also told about the weekly Monday Halqa-E-Darood Mehfils held at the Carr Road Centre Nelson and about the numerous benefits of reciting Darood Sharif within a group. Furthermore, the topic of Toba was discussed in order to raise awareness and inform listeners on the great powers of Allah Tallah's forgiveness and how every individual should seek forgiveness and attempt to improve their character.
Towards the end of the programme a heartfelt combined Zikr was led by Sister Ghulam Fatima followed by Salaam led by Sister Anam in her amazing voice. The Mehfil concluded with a touching Dua by Sister Nasreen Akhtar.
Packaged food was provided for all attendees of the programme.
Report by Nahid Akhtar (MWL Nelson)