Members from all over UK gathered at the joyous occasion of celebrating the 68th birthday of their Beloved Quaid, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on Sunday 24th February 2019. They came in their droves, in convoys of coaches, families, seniors, youth and infants.
Respected Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri (Chairman, Supreme Council, Minhaj-ul-Quran International) and Respected Dr Ghazala Hassan Qadri graced the event with their presence as part of their European tour.
The event begun with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Allama Hafiz Abdul Saeed (Accrington) and na’at shareef in the praise of His Beloved (SAW) by brother Kabir Hussain (Burnley).
Awards were presented to individuals and forums as follows by Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri (Chairman, Supreme Council, Minhaj-ul-Quran International):
- Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) LONDON for most improved tanzeem of MQI UK, demonstrating steadfast commitment and contributions.
- Minhaj Womens' League (MWL) UK for operational performance in all areas of the UK
- Minhaj Sisters UK for national initiatives and contributions to MQI UK
- Waqas Ahmed Amin and Jawed Iqbal Tahiri for their outstanding work in the production of the Islam4Kids Modern Islamic Syllabus
The highlight of the event was the insightful and motivational talk by Respected Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri (Chairman, Supreme Council, Minhaj-ul-Quran International) on the life of Shaykh-ul-Islam, their character, their dealings and kind approach towards workers and members of MQI, their peaceful and pleasant character in communicating with the public and their standing amongst international scholars and academics, as His Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam. Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri spoke about the scholarly works of Shaykh-ul-Islam and the recently launched Quranic Encyclopedia which is an invaluable resource for people of all walks of life, and will insha’Allah connect people with the Holy Quran like never before.
The Quaid Day cake cutting ceremony following after the speech, which then led to Mehfil-e-Samaa with MNG – Minhaj Naat Group from France who performed some mesmerising Qawwalli to the delight of the members in attendance.
The event was held in the Royal Nawaab (Manchester) with an overflowing capacity of 650+ that served all attendees a four-course meal and the all-important Quaid Day cake for all attendees.
We pray for the health and long life of Our Beloved Quaid, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and look forward to organising and grander event next year, insha’Allah.