Minhaj Women League and Minhaj Sisters Europe held their first day of Itikaf 2021, which was attended by thousands of people from all over the world through different channels, where beautiful recitations of the Quran and Nasheeds were presented by different sisters.
A clip of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri's was also displayed on the subject of "Piety" (Taqwa).
Keynote speaker of the day one was Dr Ghazala Hassan Qadri who beautifully talked on the topic of "Ways to Allah". She said if a servant walks towards Allah (SWT), He (SWT) comes running to him, if a servant does the zikr of Allah on the earth, He (SWT) talks about him on "Arsh".
Dr Ghazala Hassan Qadri further said that we all are in the state of I'tikaf. We have to ask for forgiveness from Allah (SWT) and promise to become a better version of ourselves. She said that we are present here only for Allah and for no one else. She asked the participants to set aside everything that has to do with this world because we have been chosen to be in Allah's (SWT) presence during the days of the spiritual retreat.
The first-day transmission concluded with the message that we should think of everything we could have chosen not to do, everything that wasn't right, but we did. Now this is time to shed tears over our mistakes. Now this is the time for reflection. May Allah swt accept our tears!