Annual Mawlid-un-Nabi (saw) conference was organized by Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London at the Minhaj-ul-Quran International Centre in London. The great Mawlid took place on the 14th February 2016.
The program began with a warm welcome by the stage secretary Mrs Asra Saqib (general secretary MWL London). Mrs Aneeqa Ahmed recited beautifully from the Holy Quran in her melodious voice followed by a Hamd ‘Karam karam maula’ by Mrs Badriya Ghani and the naat ‘Meri ulfat madinay say yun hi nahi’ by the very talented Bilal Shoaib.
Mrs Nasra Raza in her English speech talked about how the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the focus of love and devotion for millions of Muslims around the world, his political genius his mercy and benevolence. She referred to the book Muhammad the merciful by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. She emphasised the importance of celebrating the personality of the Prophet (pbuh) and how to instil the great qualities of the Prophet in our own lives.
Mrs Jannat-ul-firdous and sister Naseem recited naats in praise of the beloved Prophet (saw) that mesmerized the audience.
A speech was delivered by Rukhsana Sarfraz president MWL London regarding the love of the Prophet (pbuh), we claim to be ashiq-e-rasool but do we even understand the meaning of love? Her questions intrigued the audience. She went on to explain that as momins our love should be Allah and the Prophet Muhammad pbuh but we are not even able to follow the orders given to us by Allah. She explained how we have allowed the connection of love between Allah, the Prophet and his servants to weaken and the importance of sending salawat and salam as this is the most authentic and effective method of gaining nearness.
The main speech was delivered by Mrs Fatimah Mashhadi (president Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League UK)
As well as highlighting the achievements of Minhaj-ul-Quran International worldwide she also gave updates on activities of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League UK. She extended an invitation to all to attend classes and Halqa organised by MWL in various areas. She also mentioned Minhaj-ul-Quran teaches us to obey Allah and is the doorway to obtaining love and blessings.
She concluded by leading a beautiful and captivating collective zikr and salam, followed by dua.
Bookstalls and refreshments were organized by Dawah team and the Muslim youth league sisters during the event. Sweet bags, cake and Mithai were given out as well as langar at the end of the programme.