And, (O Esteemed Messenger,) We have not sent you but as a mercy for all the worlds. (al-Ambiyā’, 21 : 107)
Living one’s life in accordance with the commands and instructions of Almighty Allah and His Prophet ﷺ is the touchstone upon which we can measure our successes and failures. Almighty Allah and His Prophet have not left us to fend for ourselves and have continued to shower their blessings upon us despite our failings. The first and foremost objective of the Milad Celebration is to thank Almighty Allah for His greatest favor He bestowed upon us. Indeed, this is the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Almighty Allah says, "If you want to love me, love my Prophet ﷺ. Then I will love you." (A’l-Imran, 3:31)
Minhaj-ul-Qur'an Women League (Dallas) tried to put their efforts for the practical demonstration of the meaning of the above verse on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Minhaj-ul-Quran Community center, Texas USA. Sister Riffat Qazi, president of Minhaj- ul-Quran Dallas Women’s League, delivered the welcome address. In her opening remarks, she gave comprehensive information to the audience about Minhaj-ul-Quran and Shaykh-ul-Islam’s Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s effort all around the globe. The sisters from different places of Dallas/Fort Worth area continued to crowd the auditorium until the conclusion of the program.
This successful program was celebrated in two segments. The first segment was performed by Minhaj Youth League sisters, led by Madeeha Mian, Minhaj Youth League coordinator, as the first master of the ceremony of the program. Sister Madeeha gave the message of the love of the Holy Prophet ﷺ through the examples from hadith on how the trees and stones used to recite Durood and salam upon our Prophet ﷺ. The first segment was commenced with the recitation from the Quran by little sister Dua, followed by Qirat of Surah al-Ahzab verse 56 and 41-47 by Minhaj youth league coordinator Mariyah Qazi.
Next, Sister Evren read the translation from Glorious Quran. Then, sister Mahreen recited a heart touching nasheed written by Zahuri. Next was the recitation of Qaseeda Zain al-Abideen in Arabic recited by Minhaj Youth League sisters Simrah, Aysha, Mahnoor and Amna. The first segment ended with a melodious naat recitation by Sister Ramika.
Following the first segment, the second segment of the program progressed with the Hamd and Dhikr by Minhaj Naat Council of Dallas, which involved the audience in reciting Dhikr. Dr. Snobar was the master of ceremony of the second segment of the program, who led the program by inviting sisters Rani Saleem, Anjum Kabir and Naseem Makda for the recitation of hymns and odes in praise of the Holy Prophet. Next, sister Anam Akhtar was invited, who caught the attention of the audience with her beautiful recitation of nasheed.
During the program, slogans in praise of the Holy Prophet ﷺ were also raised several times. Minhaj Naat council also recited heart touching Qaseeda Burdah Shareef and nasheed in the chorus which inspired the audience immensely that they also to recited with them. Sister Riffat Qazi also delivered a spellbound speech on the love of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. In her discourse, Sister Riffat further elaborated the verse: “And, (O Esteemed Messenger,) We have not sent you but as a mercy for all the worlds. (al-Ambiya, 21:107). She emphasized the need how to reestablish our link with the Holy Prophet ﷺ and the Quran for the success of this world and hereafter.
Following the speech, a video clip of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on the introduction of the Quranic Encyclopedia was shown to the audience. All sisters were encouraged to have a set of Quranic Encyclopedia- the most admirable effort of this century. The stalls on the free CDs and books written by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri were also placed in the stalls for purchase.
Alhamdullilah, this blessed program was concluded with the salam in chorus by Minhaj Naat Council followed by Manajat and dua by Sisters Asma and Safia Akhtar.
We are thankful to all those who put their efforts in making this program successful. May Almighty Allah keep us attached with this blessed mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran and accept our humble efforts for the revival of Ishq-e-Rasool ﷺ -Ameen