By the grace of Almighty Allah, Minhaj-ul-Qur'an International London organized Annual Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. The proceedings of the programme begin with the recitation from Holy Qur’an followed by salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ by renowned reciters.
Speaking on the audience Allama Muhammad Sadiq Qureshi Al-Azhari delivered a truly touching speech on the importance of the love for our beloved Prophet ﷺ. He described the beautiful characteristics of the birth of our beloved Prophet ﷺ and his high status and how the companions used to show love and respect towards the Prophet ﷺ. He urged everyone, especially the youth in the conference to show their respect and love towards the Holy Prophet ﷺ. He then went on to describe all the hard work that Shaykh-ul-Islam is doing for us and we should all do our part by changing ourselves and becoming better, practicing Muslims. We should sacrifice our time and wealth for the betterment of Islam and the mission that the Prophet ﷺ brought to us.
Mufti Sohail Ahmed Saddiqui delivered a brief but a comprehensive speech about the reality of Mawlid. He said that the Holy Prophet ﷺ has celebrated the birth of Prophet Mausa (RA), so why shouldn’t we celebrate the birth of our Prophet ﷺ. Holy Prophet ﷺ was the Prophet of mercy for people of all faiths and the followers of other faiths were equally ecstatic on the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet ﷺ as their Muslim counterparts.
Dr Zahid Iqbal also addressed to conference. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was playing a leading role in propagating the real teachings of Islam. He said that they came to know through this great scholar of the Islamic world that Islam is a great advocate of peace, interfaith harmony and love and denounces violence, extremism and terrorism.
At the end of programme, a cake was also cut which was arranged by brother Masoom from Bangladesh (arranged every year). A large number of dignities and audience was present at the conference. The Hall was beautifully decorated and food was also served at the end of programme.