With the Mercy of Allah, and the grace of The Beloved Prophet ﷺ Minhaj-ul-Quran International Women League London held the launch of the ‘Definition of Love, Mercy and Compassion’ events and held a certificate ceremony for the students of the Legality of Mawlid course. It began with Sister Samina Saddiqa hosting along with the opening address to all sisters. Then, a senior Minhaj-ul-Quran London sister Zarida Shafiq recited The Holy Quran in a melodious voice along with the translation of the Blessed Ayahs. She further explained the importance of reading The Quran, with correct pronunciation and Tajweed.
Sister Madiha Zeeshan and Sister Amna Ajmal together recited a Hamd, “Kulhu Allah Hu Ahad” in a beautiful voice engaging the sisters spiritually.
Further the event commenced with some melodious and noteworthy Naats by sisters Khalida Rasheed & AbidaZahid. Followed by sister Shazia Shehzad who spoke about anti-terrorism, Islam and the prophetic teachings about peace also reminding sisters of the Army Public School Attack in Pakistan. She highlighted that we as mothers are with those mothers in their grief of losing their children to such attacks.
Sister Saima Sultana recited a Naat; Marhaba ya Mustafa, bringing tears of joy to the eyes of many sisters. Sister Farida Khanum Dar continued, explaining and introducing the Legality of Mawlid course and some of the feedback that she received from sisters that she bought along. Sister Abida’s story particularly stood out as she mentioned that she had learnt so much that she was now able to answer those telling her she was doing wrong by celebrating Mawlid. Sister Farida Khanum Dar also reiterated why The Blessed Prophet ﷺ should be our Beloved and explained His importance in the light of Hadith and Sunnah.
Sister Naseem Yousaf recited a heart-warming Naat followed by MWL London President, Sister RukhsanaSarfraz introduced Minhaj-ul-Quran International, the role of MQI globally and nationally. The ritual gatherings and Minhaj Education Society particularly were noteworthy as they not only provide religious but secular education as well. Many sisters were astonished by how far world-wide MQI had spread and the amount of work that was undertaken by various forums.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation, their works in Africa, Asia and Europe was also explained and the extensive amounts of Water Pumps, Orphanage’s, Mass marriages, food and water supplies and much more that was being provided to all those in need.
Sister Kishwar Mirza, further recited a melodious Naat, being followed by MWL South UK President Sister Nusrat Mehmood. 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 as it would benefit them and the future generations.
The organisers of the course, distributed certificates to all those who attended the course and participated.
All sisters collectively read Salaam, followed by Dua by Sister Zarida Shafiq.
Reported by Shakila Ali (MWL London)
Edited by MWL UK Media Team