MWL Bradford Annual Muharram Mehfil


Minhaj-ul-Qur’an Bradford Women’s League had the pleasure of hosting Muharam program for sisters in the name of Imam –e – Hussain and his family. The program was held on Sunday 10th November 2013 at 2:30pm. The attendance of the women was approximately over 200.  This report will highlight some of the activities that took place on the day, with reference to the special guests from Nelson.

Durood Sharif recitation:

Individual Durood Sharif was recited between the times of 2:30 - 3. This was in order to start the mehfil promptly at 3pm and allow time for sisters to gather.

Tilawat – e Quran:

The opening of the program was done with sister Rubina who had the blessed opportunity to recite the beautiful verses of the holy Quran with the translation taken from Irfan-ul-Quran. The verses recited were taken from Surah Al Ahzab verse 38-40.

The program was hosted by Sister Rubina who spoke about the various events that have taken place on the 10th of muharam and what significance it has had on various Prophets and for Muslims today.

Hamd, mankubat and naat session.

After this the session of Hamd, mankubat's and naats was underway until maghrib Salah at 4:30 pm.

  • Sister Rukhsana – Hamd Allah da nam liye mowla da naam liye
  • Sister Rubina – Durood Sharif
  • Sister Aisha – Mankubat
  • Sister Fazilat – Manqubat with kalmia
  • Sister Fazilat – Manqubat sayed ne Karbala mei
  • Sisters Rehana and Maliah – Manqubat Rooh e Shabbir
  • Sister shanaz – naat
  • Sister Suraiya – naat mein lab kay lay awa kithu sowna teray naal tu
  • Sister Naseen – naat
  • Sister Rukhsana – Karbala ki hai yaad ayi

After this session time was allocated for those who were fasting to open their fast and for  sisters to perform Maghrib Salah.

The mehfil was resumed after salah with Sister Rubina introducing Minhaj city to new sisters and the importance of Shaykh-ul-Islams message regarding the new city. Sisters where requested for their donations in this mission.


Sister Tahira from Nelson was allocated time for her bi’yan regarding the events and lessons of karbala. She commenced with the recitation of the Quran, Durood Shareef and Salam. Sister Taira engaged the audience to make a pure intention and concentrate with what will be said.

She continued on from what sister Rubina had spoken about the various events occuring on 10th Muharam. She also enlighted virtuous acts that should be done in these days and especially on the day of Ashaurah. Acts such as fasting and the reward of the sins of the previous year being forgiven and taking a ghusl on the day which results in prevention of diseases for a year. Sister Taira then spoke about loving the family of the Prophet and various ahadith that have been narrated. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said

‘Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain.’

Sister Taira then spoke about karbalah and how 72 members of prophets family where martyred one by one in the way of Allah. This left many sisters moved at hearing how cruely Yazid treated the beloved family and children of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This Bi’yan lasted an hour.

Salat – u – salam

After the bi’yan various verses of salat u salam where gifted to the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his family. There where several different salams read and opportunity given to various sisters to lead it.


Sister Taira concluded the mehfil with Dua asking for forgiveness and guidance for all the muslims and the acceptance of those who had come to the mehfil. Special dua was made in the name of Imam e Hussein for Shaykh-ul-Islam and the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran. The mehfil completed at 6:30pm.


Food was provided at the end for everyone to eat. Special arrangements were made for those who were unable to sit on the floor. Both the youth and the sisters helped serve the food collectively.

Book sale:

There was an allocated book stall which was established to sell books and DVDs of Qibla Huzoors both in English and Urdu. The stall was able to collect over £100 through the book sale. The special purchase of the day was the book by Qibla Huzoor called ‘ah’ly bait adhar kay fazail wa manakib’ which was gifted with a free Milad Raza Qadri CD.

Overall the mehfils was a great success with the women and the youth cooperating to work together in order for the event to run smoothly. The outcome of the women was also overwhelming and their praise was very encouraging for the future.

Report by: Sister Jannat Ellahi (Coordinator MWL Bradford)