On the New Year’s Eve, when most people prefer to go to the city to view the firework celebrations and parties, Muslim Youth League organised a spiritual gathering at Minhaj Ul Quran International London to start the year with the remembrance of Allah SWT and shows love for Holy Prophet (SAW). The event hosted by Brother Rafiq Ahmed and Hafiz Asim Shabbir, whereas a large number of youth turn up for the event.
The proceedings began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Hafiz Hassan who is a student of MSIS, Minhaj School of Islamic Science, London followed by of Naats in praises of the Holy Prophet SAW by brothers Zain Hussain, Hasnan Hussain, Hamayun Farooq, Hafiz Hamzah, Dawood Mehmood, Hafiz Ahmed Raza. The Qasida Burdah was also recited at this point.
Shaykh Adnan Sohail gave the youth a thought provoking and encouraging talk. As a result of the talk, the participants were seen thinking about what is their actual aim of life. This was followed by speech of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, an extract from the Al-Hidayah lectures was shown to audience on main screen.
Director Minhaj-ul-Quran London, Allama Muhammad Zeeshan Qadri talk about the importance and virtues of the Dhikr of Allah. He stated that a heart, which does not have the Dhikr of the Lord, is a dead heart. He also spoke about the importance of the love of the Prophet SAW, the Ahlul Bayt, the Sahaba and the Muhabbah of the Ahlullah (people of Allah). The Shaykh highlighted that the love of those who love Allah SWT and his beloved people will ultimately lead you to love Allah and his Rasool (SAW). He stated that this was the means to gaining lights from the Messenger of Allah.
This was no doubt about the fact that it was a luminous and breath taking gathering for those who were blessed enough to attend it. The message of remaining steadfast in Salah and the love of Allah SWT and His beloved people was the perfect way for beginning a New Year. We pray for a successful of 2014 for Minhaj-ul-Quran with the blessings of the Holy Prophet SAW and his chosen Wali’s, and pray for the long life and exceptional personality that is Shaykh-ul-Islam.
The gathering was concluded with a dua and participants were offered refreshments.
Report by: Ghulam Nabi