The program was arranged by the Scholars of MQI Glasgow as well as the Shariah class brothers and sisters on Sunday 17th December. The event was themed around the blessed birth of the Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him) and also the concept of peace, unity and mercy. The program conveyed all of these messages and also the amount of work and effort given by the youngsters whom devoted their time to learn about the Beloved of Allah (Peace be upon Him).
The program was hosted by sister Haneen Fatima and commenced with the beautiful recitation of Holy Qur’an by both the brothers and sisters. From the sisters were Rumaisa Zubairi and Mahdiya Zubairi whom recited Surah Rahman together in a beautiful voice. From the brothers was Hafiz Aqeel Ahmed whom recited the end Ruku of Surah Baqarah in a melodious tune.
For recitation of Naat Shareef for the Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him) was a range of various brothers and sisters including a group nasheed by sisters Marva Munir, Sanna Hayat, Ayesha Ahmed, Haneen Fatima and Afifa Ahmed in which they recited the classical Qamarun with a collective wonderful effort along with Duff. And also brother and sister Yakoob Hayat and Sanna Hayat recited Milad Ki Raatiyan along with brother Hussain Ali Ahmed playing the Duff in a lovely way.
After the recitation of Holy Qur’an and Naat Shareef came along a various of different performances. From the brothers, Ali Hyder gave a presentation on the work which Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri has done in relation to Seerah. He explained within his speech that the work which Shaykh ul Islam has done was not only on the start and end of the Beloved Prophets life (Peace be upon Him), but also the influence the Beloved has and helped in the field of our personal, scientific, financial, economical, social, spiritual and political life. He explained that Shaykh ul Islam has written the biggest Seerah book and explains in depth within his books the personality and characteristics given by the Sahaba in regards to our Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him).
After the presentation was a spoken word given by sister Maryam Sajjad who inspired and motivated the audience with the love we should have for our Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him) as He always stood up late during the nights and supplicated in the court of Allah (Swt) for our forgiveness, so we should also try and make the effort to love Him like we should.
Following the spoken word was the second presentation of the day by brother Qais Ahmed in which he spoke about the work which Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri has done in regards to Hadith. He spoke about the enormous work which he has done in the form of Minhaj Us Sawi, Arbainaat, Al Ata fil Ma’rifat Al-Mustafa, Irfan us-Sunnah and so on. He has given evidence not only in relation to whatever he wishes, but on every topic ranging from love of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him), religious obligations, Iman, Ihsan, Akhirah, Aqeedah, science and any other topics which one can think of.
After the second presentation was another spoken word given by sister Rumaisa Zubairi. She spoke and presented her frustration on the issue of how faith and religion has been portrayed around the world and amazed the audience with her inspiring words of how we lack the true understanding of our Din and how it is perceived. We must understand our Din and be able to present it to the world through our good actions and etiquettes.
Next was the final presentation of the day given by brother Sufyan Khalid. He spoke on the work which Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri has done on the subject of Mawlid and also Bid’a. He spoke on the huge works which the Shaykh has done through literature, collective celebration and speeches. Shaykh ul Islams evidences are immense and irrefutable which no one can challenge or neglect its importance in any way. He related Mawlid with Bid’a due to the typical mindset of those that question its permissibility and class it as a Bid’a. Again Shaykh ul Islams work on Bid’a leaves no questions to be asked on this concept and provides no room for the term Mawlid to be classed as a Bid’a.
Next was a very well designed and self-made video presented by sister Ayesha Ahmed whom explained through her use of voice in the video of the great love for Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) which King Tuba the first had.
The climax of the event was a heart touching and emotional play portrayed by both the brothers and sisters of the time before the Beloved of Allah (Peace be upon Him) was born and how the fathers used to bury their daughters. The play really touched the audience and demonstrated the impact and change which the Beloved of Allah (Peace be upon Him) brought to the rights of females through being the one sent as the Mercy for all Universes.
The cast of the play includes;
- Narrator – Zainab Noor.
- Abdullah /Father – Hussain A Ahmed.
- Roohi/Daughter – Laiba Ahmed.
- Mother – Gulzar Kaleem.
- Grandmother – Aisha Sajjad.
- Zayyad – Suleman Rafiq.
- Shoaib - Zain Nadeem.
- Friend 1 – Zain Razzaq.
- Friend 2 – Abdurrahman Rafiq.
- Friend 3 - Abdul Hadi.
- Imam – Yakoob Hayat.
- Daughter of Zayyad – Fatima Kaleem.
The final event of the day was a group recitation of various nasheeds including Salaam upon our Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him) by the sisters. The recitation was very well prepared and encouraged the audience to also participate. Sisters include; Mahnoor Ashraf, Iqra Arshad, Samirah Mohammad, Maneesa Mohammad, Tasbiha Nadeem, Zainab Noor, Sabah Sultan, Sana Sultan, Laiba Ahmed, Rumaisa Zubairi, Mahdiya Zubairi, Haleema, Marva Munir, Saalihah Azeem, Sannah Hayat, Ayesha Ahmed, Haneen Fatima and Afifa Ahmad.
The program ended with vote of thanks from both Allama Dr Rafiq Habib and Allama Shahid Babar whom appreciated the work and effort put into by the students and the fact that it was better than expected. They explained the importance of encouraging the youth as they are the future and the chosen ones whom Allah (Swt) has allowed to seek the divine knowledge from Holy Qur’an and Hadith. Dua was made by Allama Shahid Babar and food was distributed to all attendees.