MYK UK organised a three day youth I’tikaf held at Minhaj-ul-Quran International (London) from Friday 10th August to Sunday 12th August attended by both brothers and sisters.
The climax of the event were the live lectures of Huzoor Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, which were also aired to I’tikaf gathering in Lahore; and millions of viewers worldwide courtesy of minhaj.tv.
The youth made their way to the London Centre, arriving at 7pm on Friday 10th August. All attendees were welcomed and registered, each one receiving a registration form; rules and regulations; badges and the schedule for the three days.
After the Iftar, a welcome message was given by Brother Abdul Basit Al-Azhari & MYL UK executive Brother Umar Naveed. Each participant was encouraged to fully participate in the schedule provided and especially benefit from the lectures after taraweeh by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Each night the youth from all areas of the UK listened attentively to Shaykh-ul-Islam’s topic of perfecting ones intention.
Every morning, during Tahajjud prayers a special dhikr gathering was organised, led by Brothers Ramzan Al-Azari Al-Madani and Umar Naveed.
On the morning of day two of the Youth I’tikaf, Brother Adnan Sohail Al-Azhari held a class on the basics of Fiqh. Brother Adnan mentioned the importance of Fiqh in our daily lives and went further explaining Fiqh in Islamic law and Shaariah.
After Dhur prayer on Day two, a very interactive PowerPoint presentation was given on the status of Holy Prophet (SAW) in light of the Holy Quran by Brother Ramzan Al-Azhari Al-Madani. The presentation was followed by a Q&A Session with very learned scholars including Shaykh Sadiq Qureshi Al-Azhari and Zahoor Ahmed Niazi Sahib (Ameer-e-Tehreek of MQI UK).
After Asar prayers a very special presentation was arranged by MQI London on the achievements of the centre and what the future held.
After Duhr prayer on the third and final day, a special Dawah workshop was held by Brother Abdul Basit Al-Azhari. This encouraged the youth to be aware of the importance of Dawah in the UK. Brother Abdul Basit advised the youth to promote Islam through our actions i.e. perfecting our prayer, changing ourselves and listening to and sitting in the company of Shaykh-ul-Islam.
A special gathering was held by Brothers Abdul Basit and Ramzan on the unique personality of Shaykh-ul-Islam and how we must benefit from their company.
On the final day each youth attendee was provided with gifts by organisers Umar Naveed and Muzammel Rafiq.
MYL UK would like to give special thanks to all the scholars who participated and helped us with this event, Shaykh Sadiq Qureshi Al-Azari, Brother Abdul Basit Al-Azari, Brother Ramzan Al-Azari Al-Madani and Brother Adnan Sohail.
Also not forgetting the efforts MYL London representatives from both the brothers and sisters side that made these three days such a success. The MYL UK will be doing similar gatherings throughout the year so keep updated by visiting www.muslimyouth.org.uk and www.minhajuk.org
Report by: Muzammel Rafiq
Edited by: Shoaib Iqbal