On Sunday 11th January 2015, Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London organised a magnificent Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW) programme in order to commemorate the Blessed Birth of Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and His Blessed Character at Minhaj-ul-Quran Centre London.
The Urdu section of the Programme was hosted by Mrs Zarida Shafique and the English section by Youth League Sister Fozia Shabbir. It commenced with the beautiful recitation of the Qur'an by Hafiza Maimuna Bukhari followed by praises of the Prophet(SAW) by Sister Tay-yibah Shabbir, who in her magnificent voice recited heart warming praises, followed by Hafiza Maryam Noor’s reflective account of the Prophet(SAW)s mercy and compassion. The gathering was addressed with the remembrance of our Prophet (SAW) with a poem read by sister Haleema Ansar. Sister Fozia summarised the purpose of our gathering, and explained the love of Muslims towards the Prophet (SAW) she gave examples of how we can follow His Blessed Character, and His Actions.
The 2nd part of programme commenced with introduction by Sister Zarida Shafique. Naats and Nasheeds were recited by Sisters with the Daff. Young Students from Minhaj School of Science and Rhythm of the Muslimah read enlightening speeches creating an atmosphere of joy in remembrance of the Prophet (SAW). Sister Jannat-ul-Firdous Nasir and Sister Nuzhat Pervaiz engaged the hearts of the audience in praises of the Prophet (SAW).Sister Bismah Ali delivered a short talk explaining the Prophet(SAW) is a Mercy not only for the Muslims but for the entire creation. He showed multiple amounts of Mercy to ants, women, infants, ignorant, and didn’t segregate any. Sister Khadija Sarfaraz reminded all the audience of how The Prophet (SAW) was merciful towards all especially the non-Muslims with stories narrated by the Sahabah and Hadiths.
The main speakers respectable Sister Asma Murtaza, delivered a speech in Urdu she spoke to the audience about how Islam is peace, love and harmony, the Prophet(SAW) was a picture of Mercy, Compassion, Benevolence, Clemency, forgiveness. She explained how in the last few decades communities have been torn apart as Islam is misrepresented and misunderstood. She talked about all the ideals that we should try to adapt and should be influenced by.
The program ended with Zikr and Dua.
Food and fruit was distributed to sisters.
Reported by Bismah Ali MWL London