Jashn-e-Eid-Milad-un-Nabi by MQM USA Los Angeles Chapter
Communication & Media Cell, MQM USA; Los Angeles; March 21, 2010: MQM Los Angeles organized Mehfil-e-Milaad (recitation of poetry and prose in reverence of the birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) to celebrate Jashn-e-Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The event was held at the Clarion Hotel in Carson, California. The program was conducted renowned poet Majeed Akhtar who invited a youth Zeeshan for the recitation of Holy Quran to start the proceedings. Following the Quranic recitation, several guests paid tributes to the holy prophet by presenting Hamd (praising God in poetry) and Naat (praising Prophet Muhammad PBUH in poetry) in their own peculiar style. Included among those who recited Naat were Shabbir Mumtaz, Sufi Shafiq, Zulfi Ali, Mohammed Anwar, Sultan Ahmed, Wasim Baig, Rashid Ahmed, Atia Niazi, and Ishrat Naeem Jafry. Syed Abrar Hussain, renowned Naat reciter, who is visiting from Pakistan, has won many hearts by his soul touching voice narrated a dua as the finale of the program. It was an impressive, soul-lifting religious event attended by the elite of the community. The program was attended by people from the cross-section of Pakistani community to the tune of 200 who paid tribute to their beloved prophet (peace be upon him). In their speeches, speakers highlighted the importance of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) message of peace, justice, fairness, equality and brotherhood for the world today. They particularly highlighted the respect and rights the Holy Prophet (PBUH) ensured for women. Women, they said, played an important role in various fields of life. As mothers and teachers they are central to building societies. The teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah (the acts of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) have proved to be an everlasting source for bringing up children on the basis of morality, truth and integrity. The participants recited "Naat" and offered Darood o Salam (tribute in Poetry) and prayed for peace and prosperity of Pakistan and the Ummah (the Muslim nation). Wasim Zaidi, member Central Organizing Committee thanked the community for their support.