By the Grace of Almighty Allah and the blessings of His Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), Minhaj-ul-Quran International London celebrated 63rd birthday of our beloved Shaykh Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The proceedings of the programme began with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Qari Muhammad Kashif followed by salutations upon the Prophet (SAW). Beautiful poem “Aye Safeer e Aman Aye Bahare Chaman” was also read out with Daff by a group of young children who are students of Minhaj School of Islamic Sciences, (MQI London).
The honourable guest speaker Dr Raheeq Abbasi, Chief Organiser Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK delivered a truly touching speech on the importance of work, struggle and personality of our beloved Quaid Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said that the whole Muslim Ummah over the world is being benefitted from the scholarly, intellectual, educational, spiritual, social and political services of our beloved Shaykh. Dr Raheeq Abbasi said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is the only leader with whom the rise of whole Islamic world is associated. He is a prominent scholar who has put his full attention towards eradicating terrorism from the face of this earth. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is also the author of “Fatwa on terrorism and suicide bombings”, which is a 600 page comprehensive book which focuses solemnly on condemning terrorism.
Sayed Ali Abbas Bukhari, Secretary General Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is spreading the message of peace, Love, harmony, knowledge, moderation and integration on the globe and especially in Europe where a huge number of youth admire his research works, achievements, struggle and personality. Whenever any events take place i.e. Peace for Humanity Conference, Global Peace and Unity (GPU), World Economic Forum etc. the majority of the audience consists of youth because Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri speaks in a way which appeals to the youth along with English lectures.
Allama Sohail Ahmed Siddique also spoke of the many achievements of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri including the newly published in books in English; Islam on Mercy and Compassion, Muhammad The Merciful and Mawlid al Nabi Celebration and Permissibility. He also mentioned ten books to audience which were of great importance in reviving spirituality within ourselves and urged that we read them. He said that vision which was started by Allama Iqbal to have a peaceful, stable and strong Pakistan has been taken up by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri will also be completed by him.
Allama Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan Qadri made a short speech in Urdu and 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. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri personality is best known as an eminent scholar and highly acclaimed Muslim philosophical thinker of the modern era. He said Minhaj-ul-Quran worker should continue their hard work toward welfare of poor people of the nation under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The program ended with du’a by Allama Tariq Naeem for good health and long life.
Report by: Ghulam Nabi