On Sunday, the 17th November 2013, the Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London organized a Sirat-e-Syeda Fatima-al-Zahra (RA) program. The program commenced after Zuhr Salah with the recitation and translation of verses from the Holy Quran by Sister Zareeda Shafiq & Hafiza Maimuna Bukhari. After the recitation of the Holy Quran, Sisters Nuzhat Pervaiz, Nargis, recited Naats and praised the honour of our beloved Holy Prophet (SAW) and Hafiza Maryam Noor Hussain recited a manqabat.
Sister Zareeda Shafiq opened the proceedings of the program by welcoming the participants and thanked them for attending this blessed gathering of ‘Sirat-e-Syeda Fatima-al-Zahra (RA)’ program. Young sister Tayyibah Shabbir recited Naat in her beautiful voice and sent greetings and salutation on the Holy Prophet (SAW) and his family (RA). Sister Bismah Ali delivered a short speech in English regarding Imam Hussayn Alayhi Salam's blessed personality and the Prophet Muhammad SalAllahu Alayhi Wassalam's love for him and how the Imam’s company was treasured by the blessed Companions. She emphasized that those that are martyred in the way of Allah Ta'la and in the way of defending Islam are alive yet we as humans do not prevail to see this.
Muslim Youth League sister Tanzila Mehmood speech was a detailed overview of the Love of the Ahle Bayt and the parents and lineage of Imam Husayn RadhiAllahu Taala Anhu. She stated that Syeddina Imam Hussain (RA) was a clear representative of Islam and beautifully explained that anything that belonged to Syeddina Imam Hussain (RA) belonged to the Holy Prophet (SAW) and Syedda Fatima-tul-Zahra (RA). This included characteristics such as the courage to fight and the courage to deal with an evil regime. Each and every characteristic of Syeddina Imam Hussain (RA) was completely coloured and scented with Holy Prophet’s (SAW) and Syedda Fatima-tul-Zahra’s (RA) fragrance.
Aalima Sehrish Mobeen delivered her speech in Urdu about the seerah of Syeda Fatima-tul-Zahra (RA) clarifying misconceptions about the marriage of the Syeda Fatimah and Hazrat Ali and the great upbringing that they gave to Imam Husayn and Imam Hasan. She established crystal clearly in the light of the Quranic verses and hadith that the accursed Yazeed was indeed a kafir (disbeliever) and not just a mere sinner who sought to debunk the teachings of Islam. But the great Imam offered a grand sacrifice to save Islam from any possibility of being disfigured. She concluded her speech by urging the participants to buy lectures and books and gift them to their families and friends.
Minhaj-ul-Quran women League London president sisters Nusrat Mahmood detailed the establishment of Halqa-e-Iman classes in 12 local areas of London and thanked all sisters involved for their hard work, especially General Secretary for organising the event in such a short period of time.
The gathering concluded with greetings and salutations upon the Holy Prophet (SAW) and the family of the Holy Prophet (SAW) by Sister Nur Adeela, which followed on with an emotional Zikr & Dua by Aalima Sehrish Mobeen
Food was distributed to all sisters as they left.
Report by: Shamime Jan