The 27th annual Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference, the biggest event of its kind in the Muslims world, was held under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International between the intervening nights of 11th and 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal February 15, 2011 at the historic Minar-e-Pakistan and Rumford London. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri which he delivered from UK through video conferencing to an audience of hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. A large number of well-known religious scholars participated in the program for which a VIP enclosure was set up. Separate seating arrangements were made for the women.
Shaykh-ul-Islam said that respect and reverence for the person of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is the part of faith and the blessed month of Rabi-ul-Awwal holds special importance for demonstration of this love and respect for the beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). he said, is a religion of peace, mercy, compassion and human welfare and the Muslims are the custodians and inheritors of this unique legacy in the world & No terrorist or a suicide bomber can be a follower of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). He said, Islam and the Holy Prophet's city of migration, Madina, teach the lesson of love and peace to the followers of Islam.
Dr.Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that it is the love for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) that has attracted the hundreds of thousands of people at the Minar-e-Pakistan this night. Their presence in such overwhelming numbers despite bad weather is a message of Islam being a peaceful religion, a religion, which binds people together in a relationship of harmony, love and peaceful coexistence .only those people who did not understand the reality and essence of Islamic teachings are committing the heinous crimes of terrorism and suicide bombings and bringing such a peaceful religion as Islam into disrepute as a result of their actions.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri In order to bless ourselves with peace and light, we need to learn to show our reverence for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), for reverence for Holy the Prophet (peace be upon him) would be instrumental in humility and spread of fragrance of love. He said that for the restoration of peace in the society it is necessary that the Muslims strengthen their relationship with the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) because when this relationship with the person of the beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) would be strong, only then would one understand the “Seera” of the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) and try to implement his teachings in one’s individual and collective life.
Shaykh-ul-Islam said that it is a principle of love that a lover always seeks his pleasure in the pleasure of his beloved and submits himself fully. He further said that Laila-tul-Qadr is useful for the Muslim Umma only, while the Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW) is beneficial for the entire humanity. He proved in the light of references from the Holy Quran and Hadith that celebrating the Mawlid-un-Nabi (SAW) is far more superior to the Laila-tul-Qadr, for one prays and worships during that night for one’s own wellbeing and repentance. However, in case of celebrating the birthday of the Holy Prophet (SAW), one seeks to please one’s Lord as celebration of this event is his Sunna. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri specifically congratulated those people who are spreading the Holy Prophet’s message of love, peace and harmony at a time when violence has become rampant in the world and terrorism has crossed all limits.
At the end Dua was made for peace, security and development of Pakistan and well being of the Muslim world after sending greetings and salutations on the Holy Prophet (SAW).