On Thursday 14th August 2014, Jamia Masjid Minhaj-ul-Quran Nelson held an Eid-ul-Fitr party for young children who attend the education centre. The event was a great success and was enjoyable, as it was a joint celebration for Pakistan’s Independence Day. The students came dressed in their Eid clothes and were in good spirits to celebrate.
The programme began with recitation of the Holy Quran which was done by Noor Mehmood. This was followed by another recitation of the Holy Quran which was done by Komal Liaquat. Both sisters beautifully opened the mehfil with Surahs of the Holy Quran.
The programme commenced in the normal manner with Qaseedah Burdah Shareef, which was recited by everyone as a collective group. Fatima Rehman began the praises on the Holy Prophet (SAW) with a beautiful Naat Sharif. Haleema Riaz also recited a beautiful Naat called Ya Nabi. This was followed by a short Nasheed by Amina Ahmed, who sang about the struggle of the Muslims in Palestine.
There were also poems recited in honour of Independence Day by Ammaarah Sajjad, Laiba Ahmed and Mariam Hussain. This was followed by an anthem about Pakistan by Saliha Anjum and Alisha Ahmed. There was also an anthem about Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and the current events in Pakistan; this was recited by Atiyah Parveen and Jasmine Ahmed.
This was followed by two games of Pass the Parcel. The students enjoyed playing and were pleased to receive sweets and presents in the game.
There was also a prize giving ceremony within the event. Students who had helped and contributed towards the Meena Bazaar 2014 were presented with Gifts and certificates. Certificates and gifts were also given to Sister Safia and Sana Fiaz who had worked on a number of projects for Minhaj-ul-Quran.
The programme was concluded with Dua by Sister Tahira Basharat who prayed for the success of all the students, and in particular for the betterment of Pakistan, and safety of our Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Everybody was served dinner as a celebration before the programme was completed.
Reported by: Tahira Basharat & Naushaza Fiaz