Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London organised a candle-light vigil on the 16th of December 2016 in honour of all the victims of the terror attacks globally. Many sisters at the event lit candles and expressed their views.
The vigil commenced with an introduction by MWL London President, Mrs Rukhsana Sarfraz. Further Mrs Shazia Shehzad spoke about misrepresentation terrorism in Islam and expressed the prophetic teachings about peace, reminding sisters of Army public school attack in Pakistan. She stated that as mothers we express our grief on losing such dear children and to horrendous acts like this. It is important that we unite and stand for the sake of the victims.
Mrs Nusrat Mehmood, MWL South Zone UK President also reiterated the importance of the 16th December. She spoke about the newly launched Peace Education Programme and its aims to defeat the ideology of terrorists. She highlighted many of the new books, the Fatwa, the Supreme Jihad, Muhammad the Merciful and many more. She explained that terrorists are not Muslim and Islam doesn’t teach violence. Shaykh ul Islam Dr Tahir ul Qadri introduced Peace Education Program for everyone globally. Further she suggested that everyone should read these books, listen to the lectures and implement this advice along with teaching it to their children which would benefit them and the future generations.
Sisters further lit candles and supplicated for the martyrs of any attacks globally.
ARY News and Dunya News were also present for coverage of the event and sisters were interviewed.
Reported by Shakila Ali