On Friday 15th May 2015 Jamia Masjid Minhaj-ul-Quran held an annual Shab e Meraj Mehfil for young female students who attend the education center on a daily basis. The Mehfil was a great success and was hosted and conducted by students themselves. The programme began in the usual manner with recitation of the Holy Quran by Laybah Khan. This was followed by Qaseedah Burdah Sharif by all the students as a group.
The Mehfil then commenced with praises on the holy prophet (Saw). The first naat sharif of the event was recited by Alisha Sultan followed by Tooba Bilal. The first group naat of the event was recites by two sisters Ayman and Meerab Ajaz. Fatimah Rehman then showered further blessings on the holy prophet (saw) in the form of a nasheed. Taybah Shamraiz and Laybah Khan did a wonderful job of hosting the proceedings and were gifted with presents as a show of appreciation.
The Mehfil continued with a speech About Shab e Meraj, which was delivered by Zulaikha and Alisha. They talked about the events surrounding the great night and spoke about how we were gifted the five daily prayers on this night. They also spoke of how important it was for us to appreciate the gift by praying regularly.
All the classes had also prepared group Naats for the special occasion. Khadijah class beautifully recited a Milad Raza nasheed called "habeebi ya rasoolullah".
Fatimah class recited the naat sharif "Ya nabi Ya Nabi"
Aishah class recited a naat written by Shaykh-ul-Islam called "Teray Hotay Janam Liya Hota whilst the final class, Zainab class recited a Hamd called "ya Rabi Salli Alaan Nabiyyil Mustafa".
A special guest Sister Sana Fiaz was invited to this mehfil. She beautifully recited a Naat and also presented the students with gifts.
Students were also told of two students who recently returned from Umrah. Hamna Hussain and Khadijah were presented with scarves as gifts for returning from the holy pilgrimage. Maaheen Anjum was also gifted a present for always beating the Daff in such a beautiful manner whilst students read their naats. The final student to receive a gift was Laybah Latif for wearing a beautiful Jubbah. This also served as a form of encouragement to other students to also wear Islamic dresses.
The Mehfil concluded with salaam on the holy prophet (Saw) by everyone as a group followed by Dua by Tooba Bilal. She prayed for the success of all the students and also for the long and healthy life of out Shaykh Huzoor Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Everyone was also congratulated on a wonderful programme and served refreshments at the end.
Reported by: Tahira Basharat & Naushaza Fiaz