On Monday 26th may 2014, Jamia Masjid Minhaj-ul-Quran held a Shab-e-Meraj mehfil for young female students who attend the education centre. The mehfil was a great success, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students and staff members who attended.
The mehfil began with recitation of the Holy Quran, by Madiha Hussain, who beautifully recited by Surah Al Qaa’riah. This was followed by a hamd by two sisters, Jasmine Ahmed and Alisha Ahmed. The first Naat of the event was recited by Nida Ajaz, who recited “Aaya sona arsha da taara”. The second naat was recited by a young student called Laiba Khan.
This was followed by a short talk by Sister Safia, a former teacher and guest at the centre. She talked about the miracles and events surrounding the night of Shab-e-Meraj. She also explained that everyone should try to keep a fast and spend as much time as possible in worship to honour the auspicious night. In order to test the students, there was also a short quiz incorporated in the talk. Children were rewarded with chocolates for getting the correct answer.
The next segment of the mehfil consisted of another Naat Sharif by a special guest and former student, Sister Sana Fiaz. She beautifully recited two naats, “Mehboob da mela ay” and “Nai sonay di koi misaal”, the recitations were very lively and got a great response from all the students who joined in.
Salaam was recited by Tooba Bilal, and Khatam Sharif was recited by a senior student, Samaawiyyah Hussain. The Dua was done by Sister Tahira Basharat, who prayed for the successes of the children and also for our Shaykh, Huzoor Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
The mehfil was concluded with refreshments being served, and by Sister Tahira Basharat thanking all the guests and students for taking part and honouring the great night of Shab-e-Meraj.
Reported by: Tahira Basharat & Naushaza Fiaz.