On Monday 18th November 2013, Minhaj Women League Halifax held their Muharrum programme at The Minhaj Education Project Halifax. Over 120 Ladies and youth sisters attended the programme.
The programme began with the ladies present reading halaqa darood shareef tasbihs, it then continued with a short introduction by the Women League President Sister Naid. Quran tilawat was done and then Sister Iffat Women League General Secretary read a Hamd.
The program continued with a short Munqabat on Bibi Zainab RA, read by Sister Safeena from Halifax.
Sister Robina Women League Tarbiyyah Secretary continued the programme by reading a Munqabat on Karbala, followed by another Munqabat by Sister Jamila Akhter, MWL UK Finance Secretary.
Now Sister Iffat called Sister Sajida Women League Dawah Secretary for a naat on Karbala.
Followed by Sister Shaila Parveen Women League Media Secretary, sharing a heart touching detailed English account of the events leading up to Karbala, The Journey to Karbala, the battle itself and the lessons learned from it, She shared some quotes given by Shaykh-ul-Islam on Karbala as well.
Sister Naid now continued by sharing the benefits of reading darood shareef, and how everyone needs to have halaqa darood in their homes.
Sister Sobia from Halifax gave an Urdu talk on Muharram and Karbala, she put light on the Sacrifice given by Hussain RA and his family to save Islam. Everyone was touched by the talks.
The Women were then shown a ten minute clip of Shaykh-ul-Islam’s Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri video on Karbala. In the video Shaykh-ul-Islam highlighted the importance of the Prophet (S.A.W)’s mercy upon us. In the video Shaykh-ul-Islam shared the incident of the drunken and disbeliever who was given the title of being blessed more than the believer by the Prophets (S.A.W) own mouth, regardless his deeds, only because he used to tell the Prophet jokes and make Him (S.A.W) laugh, SubhanAllah. Shaykh-ul-Islam in the video gave the message of being patient and seeking Allah (S.W.T) and Prophets (S.A.W) mercy all times.
The programme continued by doing a heart touching zikr lead by Sister Naseem, Minhaj Women League UK Senior member.
There was Salam said on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) lead by Sister Jamila Akhter, Minhaj Women League UK Finance Secretary. The programme concluded by a warm Dua and food was given.
Report by: Shaila Parveen (Media Secretary, MWL Halifax)