Aylesbury had its first Mawlid-un-Nabi celebrations organised by Mrs Sakina Ali, which were held under the banner of Minhaj Women’s League in Aylesbury on Saturday 5th April 2014.
The stage secretary was Mrs Jabeen Ali Tahiri, who throughout the event touched on numerous subjects, including, why we celebrate Mawlid, Hadiths on the permissibility of reciting poems and the benefits of sending Salat and Salaam.
The event commenced with Tilawat and Qasida Burda Sharif by Arfana and Affan Ali.
Throughout the event many Naats were recited, by the young and old alike and in various languages.
Two young boys, Zakir and Zayaan recited the Message of Mercy of The Holy Prophet SAW in English and a local Islamic School group recited Nahseeds in Arabic. Whilst all these children were of a tender age, their ability to recite in front of an audience was very well carried out.
Guest Naat Reciter was a local Sister, Mrs Tayiba Nafees, who graced the audience with her beautiful recitations in expressing the love for The Holy Prophet SAW.
Sister Palwasha, though no more than 14 years of age, recited Naats like someone with over 30 years experience in the field. Her words came from the deep love she held for The Holy Prophet SAW and touched the hearts of the audience, which left them totally emotional.
Other Naats were recited by Sisters Parveen, Rukhsana, Saadia, Malika, Husna, Ursala and Iram. Whilst words cannot do justice to the way they recited, it suffices to say that they are true lovers of The Holy Prophet SAW which was expressed through their recitations.
Further Naats were read by Sister Tanvir who had come from Luton to participate in the Mawlid celebrations.
The guest speaker for the English lecture was Mrs Zeinab Sheikh. She is the Muslim Youth League Sisters local co-ordinator for London. She spoke about the character of the Holy Prophet SAW and eloquently spoke about their marriage with Sayyedah Khadija RA and relayed the relationship they had with one another.
This topic was also spoken about in Urdu by Mrs Rashida Kazi, who is a local teacher. She also highlighted the importance of being able to correctly read and understand The Holy Quran, which is the book brought to us by The Beloved Prophet SAW.
Mrs Humaira Shakeel was the main Urdu guest speaker. She is the president of Minhaj Women’s League for West London. She educated the audience on what true Faith is, which is Loving The Holy Prophet SAW. As without this love there is no Imaan. She informed everyone that worship alone, in the form of prayers, fasting, Hajj etc, is not enough to get us close to Allah SWT.
Mrs Tanvir from Luton gloriously recited the Salaam and Mrs Humaira conducted the Dua to bring the event to a close.
Due to the blessings of The Holy Prophet SAW and the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran, the turnout was better than expected, with a full venue.
The participants were gifted with a written Durood Sharif to encourage them to keep reciting this whilst at home too which they greatly appreciated. Furthermore, food and drink were also provided as part of the celebration of the Mawlid.
A stall was also arranged by Mrs Mafooz from London selling the books of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Books were in both English and Urdu and it proved very popular.
Report by: MWL UK Media Team