On the 10th of November 2013, the Women's League of Minhaj-ul-Quran Nelson hosted annual Muharram Mehfil namely, the Shohada-e-Karbala Conference at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Centre in Nelson. Approximately four hundred participants in the form of women, girls and children attended the mehfil.
This mehfil was hosted by Sister Sana Ashraf. The programme was initiated with the beautiful recitation of the Holy Quraan by Sister Ghulam Fatima. This was followed by the melodious recitation of Qaseeda Burda Shareef by Sister Shagufta Sarvar. Naat sharif and manqabaat were recited in the honour of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) by the youth girls from the Pearls of Knowledge classes taught by Allama Hafiz Abdul Saeed.
Sister Atikah presented a speech in English focusing on the true message behind the events of Karbala. A moving Urdu speech was presented in a unique way by Sayeda Naila Shah.
Nasreen Akhtar from the MWL(UK) President for North Zone gave a touching talk with regards to the mission and the Mustafi Inqilaab, informed the audience on Shaykh-ul-Islam’s struggle for Pakistan and also mentioned a few ongoing projects. Alhamdulillah, as a result of this address some of the ladies in the audience were impressed and wished to become members of Minhaj-ul-Quran.
The mehfil was concluded with invoking greetings and salutations on the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) lead by Sister Shabnum and Sister Anam. This was followed by a dua including a special supplication for Qibla Huzoor, after which food was served by the womens league to all the attendees of the mehfil.
Report by: Rabia Altaf (Media Secretary MWL Nelson)