The Celebration of the mercy, whose noor illiuminates the whole universe and never dies.
19th January 2014: Rochdale's women league organised a Mawlid event to celebrate the Prophet (SAW) birth, the mercy of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla; which was at success in taking place with the help of the women league and other sisters outside from the organisation.
A warm welcome to the sisters was given by Sister Nasreen (President), she also took role in inviting everyone to the stage cordially. The event started off by a beautiful recitation of Surah Ad-Duha by Sister Amina, after reciting the surah, she then translated it in English in a graceful manner. Hamd-e-Barita'ala was read by Sister Gulnaz as well as naats with a group of sisters. English nasheed was also read by a young girl Nimra Zahid which was called his name is Muhammad (SAW). After the recitations of hamd-e-barit'ala and naats sister Nasreen awarded Nimra and Amina with trophies for their good work in reciting tilawat and nasheeds and also for encouragement and reinforcement.
There were two main speakers presented, one was Sister Khadijah, who delivered a speech in English. Her speech was on the importance of loving the Prophet (SAW) and how we can show our love to him which was very relative to the event. Sister Khadijah also introduced a newly published book by Shaykh ul Islam on the Mawlid and urged everyone to take one with them as it removes any misconceptions anyone may have on mawlid. Sister Tahira delivered a speech on the virtues of Madinah in Urdu which was also on the Prophet (SAW). They both gave speech on the relevant topic that we have as main issues in this time, such as Mawlid of the Prophet (SAW) should not be celebrated as it was not an act of the companions of the Prophet (SAW) and the Qur'an doesn't give evidence on the approval of celebrating this day.
There were stalls of books and CDs of Shaykh ul Islam and also a hijab stall. There were newly published books by Shaykh ul Islam on the stall, including the one Sister Khadijah introduced to.
The sisters were very pleased and gave many good feedbacks on what they liked about the event and learned; many praised on the nasheeds reciters, how beautifully they read and also that they really liked the lectures delivered.
In the end, food was served to all sisters on the way out.