By the grace of Almighty Allah (SWT) the MWL Rotherham Sisters organised ten day Muharram Mehfils for the local Sisters which started on 15th of October until the 24th of October.
The Mehfils took place at different Sister's houses. The Mehfils were held at Sister Naila Malik's (MWL Rotherham General Secretary), Sister Hamida Riaz's, Sister Ayeda Sayed's (MWL Rotherham Dawah secretary), Sister Sajida Bhatti's, Sister Rukhsana Shafique's, Sister Abida Zaheer's, Sister Razia Chugtai's and Sister Mamoona Qayyum's houses.
A set pattern was followed for all the Mehfils. They began with recitation of The Holy Qur'an, followed by half an hour’s recitation of Durood Shareef by all the Sisters.
Sister Shaheena Qureshi (MWL Rotherham President) commenced the Mehfils by reciting various passages from the Irfan-ul-Quran including Surah Lahab and Surah Ikhlas with translation.Sister Mamoona Qayum spoke about the brutal tyrant Yazeed. She explained beautifully how Imam Hussain Alaihisalaam fought against Yazeed's ongoing injustice and oppression.Although the Army of Hussain was small in numbers in comparison to Yazeed's but victory was indeed Hussain Alaihisalaams. Sister Shaheena Qureshi also spoke about the tragic events of Karbala from the heart touching book ''Falsafa e Shahadat'' by His Emminence Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Beautiful Manqabats were sentimentally recited in Honour of the Martyrs of Karbala by Sister Salma Saeed and Sister Iqbal Malik.
Sister Iqbal Malik finished the Mehfils by sending Salaam on Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings Upon Him.
Emotional Dua's were made by Sister Nazreen Akhtar and Sister Naila Malik (MWL Rotherham General Secretary).
The Sisters felt that they benefited from all the speeches and prayed they are able to learn from the lessons of Sacrifice and Patience of Karbala.
The Sisters completed the recitation of four Quran e Majeed collectively in these blessed gatherings and recited Surah Yaseen numerous times. Over these ten Mehfils the Sisters recited 271,000 Durood Sharif.
Refreshments were provided at the end of the Mehfils.
Reported by Naila Malik MWL Rotherham General Secretary
Edited by Ehram Fatima MWL North Zone Media Secretary
Edited by MWL UK Media Team