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The largest Itikaf gathering after the one held at Two Holy Mosques continues with traditional fervor in Township Lahore under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. In addition to daily special lectures of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, an educational intellectual sitting is held every day on various jurisprudential and religious issues for the participants of Itikaf City in which Mufti Abdul Qayyum Khan Hazarvi replies to the questions of the people in a very lucid and easy-to-understand manner.
Over ten thousand people have joined Itikaf City under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. A large number of women are also part of the spiritual retreat for which separate arrangements have been made. The people from all over Pakistan have come to be part of Itikaf 2019. In his introductory speech, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri congratulated the faithful and advised them to make most of their time during Itikaf.
Over ten thousand people have joined Itikaf City under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. A large number of women are also part of the spiritual retreat for which separate arrangements have been made. The people from all over Pakistan have come to be part of Itikaf City 2019. In his introductory speech, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri congratulated the faithful and advised them to make most of their time during Itikaf.
The second gathering of the Itikaf was held on May 27. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri delivered his lecture on the topic of spiritualism selected from the famous book of Imam Ghazali (R.A) namely Bidayatul Hidayah (The Beginning of Guidance). Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri and President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri attended the second gathering.
Addressing the residents of Itikaf City on the subjects of faith, conviction and piety on the first day live from London through a video link, MQI leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that Allah is ‘wali’ (Helper & Supporter) of every human being, whereas every human being is not ‘wali’ of Allah. He said as the gas, oil and other treasures cannot be found without digging, how can one get the treasure of Allah’s nearness without hard work?
Thousands of women attend Itikaf organized under the aegis of Minhaj-ul-Quran International annually for purgation and purification of heart, understanding of religion, penitence, and personal reform. All is set for Itikaf City 2019 this year too as hundreds of Women Caravans of the faithful start for Township Lahore from different parts of the country to take part in the Itikaf.
Thousands of people attend Itikaf organized under the aegis of Minhaj-ul-Quran International annually for purgation and purification of heart, understanding of religion, penitence, and personal reform. All is set for Itikaf City 2019 this year too as hundreds of Caravans of the faithful start for MQI Itikaf City Township Lahore from different parts of the country to take part in the Itikaf.
The city of repentance, rectification of deeds, purification of soul, understanding of Deen, known by the name of Itikaf City, has been established with thousands of the faithful participating. The vast building attached with Minhaj Girls College has been allocated for female Mutakifeen where thousands of women are enjoying the spiritual environment.
As the last ten days of Ramadan quickly approaches, Minhaj-ul-Quran International will once again be hosting its annual spiritual retreat where thousands of Muslims descend upon its headquarters to sit in collective iʿtikāf. This ten-day spiritual retreat is one of the biggest in the world and has been held at the Jamia-ul-Minhaj Mosque, Baghdad Town, Lahore for nearly thirty years.
Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that the battle of Badr led to the defeat of the arrogance and protection of humanity. He said that the message of the battle of Badr is that it is the power of faith that is the guarantee of success in any endeavor. He said that Allah’s help is for those who are on the right path and stay steadfast and firm on it. He said that the companions participating in the battle of Badr were full of the spirit of sacrificing everything they had including their lives on the orders of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
Minhaj Welfare Foundation distributed the food ration among more than 300 deserving families yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Director MWF Syed Amjad Ali Shah said that helping the deserving and needy people is the best of human actions and worship. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri often says that the service of humanity is actually the service of Islam. He said that in line with the vision of its founding-leader, Minhaj Welfare Foundation has been rendering its services not only in Pakistan but also overseas.
MQI Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur has said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri suffered a severe heat stroke while he was in Istanbul on his way to Pakistan. He was not well already and following this heat stroke, his health problems have increased. The doctors advised him against any travel plans and asked him to have complete rest. MQI Secretary General further said that now Shaykh-ul-Islam will deliver his keynote speeches to the residents of Itikaf City live from London through a video link.
The arrangements for Itikaf 2019 including decoration and maintenance work at the main Itikaf venue continue with full pace. Three LED screens of huge size are being installed for the live speeches of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The sound system of the best quality is also being placed.
An interfaith Iftar dinner was jointly organised by Youth Development Foundation (YDF), Interactive Resource Centre and Interfaith Relations Minhaj-ul-Quran International in which Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim faith leaders attended the Iftar dinner. MQI President Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri was a special guest on the occasion.
A three-member delegation of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League called on the Vice Chancellor of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Dr Farkhanda Manzoor and gifted her 8-volume historic Quranic Encyclopedia for the library of the University. The MWL delegation consisted of Ms. Ayesha Mubashar, General Secretary of MWL Punjab, Zainab Arshad, President of MSM-Sisters, and Javeria Waheed, head of research society students wing. Director Students Affairs LCWU Bushra Nadeem was also present during the meeting.