On 15 February 2012, Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League Halifax organised their 18th annual event to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Milad-un-Nabi. The event took place at the Raven Street Community Centre Halifax and was attended by approximately 400 women.
The event commenced with the beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran and praise of Allah Almighty. The first nasheed was recited by Minhaj-ul-Quran member Safina Liaqat. Following this other participants recited beautiful nasheeds and made the atmosphere rejoiceful.
English and Urdu speeches were carried out to educate and inspire the audience.
The newly appointed Welfare Secretary namely Mrs Rehana Hafiz, highlighted the works of the movement of Minhaj-ul-Quran as well as identifying the aims and objectives. Following this Mrs Nasim Riaz, President of the Women League Halifax, gave an enlightening talk on the purpose and importance of celebrating Milad.
The key-note guest speaker namely Mrs Asma Alam Qadri, Principal of Idara Irfan-ul-Quran Manchester, gave a moving speech on the love for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). The General Secretary, Hafiza Nahid Shahid conducted on-stage responsibilities of inviting the speakers and nasheed reciters.
The event was concluded by a special dua and salaam read collectively by the MWL and the audience. Ziafat-e-Milad dinner was served and enjoyed by all guests.
This was a successful event enjoyed by the community of Halifax.
Report by: Hafiza Nahid Shahid (General Secretary, MWL Halifax)