On Saturday 17th March 2012 MYL UK held a Youth Dhikr gathering titled “The King of the Awliya” in commemoration of Hazoor Ghawth-ul-Azam Sheikh Abdul-Qadir Jeelani at Minhaj-ul-Quran International, London.
Muslims across the globe honour the life and teachings of Ghawth-ul-Azam as a blessing of Almighty Allah and Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Great teachers like Ghawth-ul-Azam are sent as a mercy to a people who have lost their connection with Allah (SWT) and his teachings are very much applicable in this day and age.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has delivered many beautiful speeches on the Great Ghawth-ul-Azam. These are a must listen.
The gathering commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran by Brother Hasnain Hussain with young Brother Saad translating in English. The program was hosted by Brother Mutayyab who elaborately introduced the guests and touched on the fazaa’il of Ghawth-ul-Azam.
Nasheeds were read by various brothers from MYL including Hafiz Asim Shabbir, Ahmed Raza, Muhammad Bilal and Adnan Hussain.
The main speech in English was delivered by Syed Usman Shah on the miracles and teachings of Ghawth-ul-Azam.
The Ameer of Minhaj-ul-Quran International London, Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq Qureshi delivered a short message to the youth advising that they should constantly read the Holy Quran with Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s translation (Irfan-ul-Quran) and the benefits included that the reader would increase his love for Almighty Allah; his reverence for Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) would reach great heights and his love for the friends of Allah would also increase.
Shaykh Muhammd Sadiq Qureshi advised that the youth should regularly attend gatherings of Allah and our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The participants were also informed that Minhaj ul Quran International is promoting love for the Friends of Allah and the master of the friends of Allah is certainly Ghawth-ul-Azam Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jeelani.
The gathering was concluded with Isha Prayers and food for the participants.
Report by: Shoaib Iqbal
Edited by: Muzammel Rafiq