On Thursday 12th June 2014, Jamia Masjid Minhaj-ul-Quran, Nelson, held a Shab-e-Barat mehfil for young students who attend the education centre. The mehfil was a beautiful event and was very informative for the children.
The proceedings began with recitation of the Hoy Quran, which was done by Komal Liaquat. She beautifully recited Surah Kauthar. This was followed by all the students reciting Qaseedah Burdah Shareef as a group. The first Naat of the event was recited by Sammar Basharat, Noor Mehmood, and Rabia Ayub. The second Naat was recited by Alisha Hussain and Irtikah Mehmood.
There was also participation from the young playgroup class, Amina Basharat, Halimah Hussain and Khadijah Hussain, recited a group Naat of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Halimah Riaz then recited a Naat Sharif, written by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, called “Terey Hotay Janam Liya Hota”. Aleena Ahmed and Sabrina then recited another beautiful Nasheed called “La ilalha illallah”.
There was also a short talk from a guest speaker, Sister Safia. She spoke about the importance of the 15th of Shabaan, and stated that the book of deeds is presented to Allah (SWT). She also stated a few special duas and things that should be done on this night, including praying, fasting and Dhikr of Allah (SWT).
The final Naat was recited by Komal Liaquat and Ayman Ahmed. This was followed by Dhikr of Allah (SWT) and Salaam on the Holy Prophet (SAW). Dua was recited collectively as a group, but the final dua was done by Nimrah Khan. She prayed for all the Muslims, for the long life of parents, teachers and students. She also prayed for the health and success of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in his ongoing efforts for the betterment of Pakistan.
The students also read 2 Nafl, which was led by Nimrah Khan. This was followed by all the students reciting “La hawla wa la Quwwata illa billah hil alaiyil azeem” forty times, which was a special wazeefa that had been mentioned in the talk about Shab-e-Barat.
To conclude the proceedings everyone was congratulated for attending the mehfil, and was encouraged to attend gatherings in the local centres, who had organised events in honour of the special night. Children were also given refreshments at the end.
Reported by: Tahira Basharat & Naushaza Fiaz