By the Grace of Almighty Allah, Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London held on the 6th April 2014 a Community and Cultural Funday. The programme started at 12:30 pm and continued till 5pm in Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran London. The day consisted of various activities to show that Islam allows entertainment.
Many clothing stalls (Shalwar Kameez, Abaya and scarves.), jewellery stalls, beauty products stalls, beauticians, face painting and mehndi designers were present. During the afternoon, games and competitions were organised for children and women, who participated. Gifts were distributed to the winner of each game.
It turned out to be a very fun and successful day with everyone clearly enjoying themselves immensely. Especially, the kids running around with Sweets, Drinks, and Crisps on the stall by Mrs Mahfooz Khalid, balloons, Cakes and melted chocolate fruits & Marshmallows from the chocolate fountain managed by Bismah Ali and Tasmia Kamal. Arts & Crafts, Jumping Castle, Cake decorating and an Easter hunt for kids organised by Khadijah Sarafraz. The children were delighted to have their faces painted by Mrs Kiran Shoab and having a photo shoot done by Nazmeen Ashfaq. The women also had a variety of home-made foods available from variety of Pakistani foods like rice, Chaat, Pastas, to English foods like Sweet Corn, Chocolate Fountain and Mini Pizzas.
The Minhaj book stall by Mrs Farida Dar and the Minhaj Dawah Project stall were set up by Mrs Amna Ajmal and Mrs Madiha Zeeshan offering Books, DVDs and CDs of lectures delivered by his eminence Huzoor Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri of different topics including Mawlid, the Rights of the husband and wife, the concept of Biddah. As well as distributing free CDs and DVDs, the aims and objectives of Minhaj-ul-Quran were discussed by Mrs Ruksana Sarfaraz (General Secretary Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London) and sisters were happy to give their contact details for future event.
Local Councillor Ellie Robinson was present and was welcomed to a colourful gathering by Mrs Nusrat Mehmood (President Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League London) and Mrs Shagufta Nasreen. She took away some of Huzoor Shaykh ul Islam’s books and met youth sisters.
Report by: MWL UK Media Team