Monday, April 7, 2008
The Naqsbandia Foundation for Islamic Education [NFIE] celebrated the 5th annual Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference of the Chandler Community Center in Chandler, Arizona on March 29th, 2008.
A large number of the diversified Muslim community in the Phoenix metropolitan area attended this spiritual event.
The program started with the Quranic Recitation by Imam Didmar Faja who is the Imam of the Albanian American Islamic Center. Mohammed Bilal Siddiqui recited Hamd and Naat in the praises for Allah and his beloved prophet (PBUH).
The children from the Arizona Cultural Academy presented the choir reciting verses and poetry in the praise of Allah and his prophet (SAWS). Imam Muaz Redzic, Imam Islamic Center North East Valley introduced the theme of the Mawlid. The theme this year was the love for the prophet(PBUH).
The guest Naat reciter, Al-Haj Noor Mohammad Jarral, was one of the highlights of the Mawlid. He won the hearts of the audience by his Naat and Hamd creating a spiritual experience and serenity never seen before.
Dr. Ahmed Mirza, the secretary of NFIE, talked about the mission of the Naqsbandia Foundation for the Islamic education and how it has grown in the past few years.
The keynote speaker Shaykh Sayyed Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Hussayni Al-Ninowy, once again touched the hearts by his eloquent talk on the subject matter of love for the prophet Mohammed (SAWS).
The key message is that if we truly love the prophet (PBUH), we need to show it by our actions and not by words as actions speak louder than words.
Shaykh Sayyed Mohammed also conducted a questions and answers session with the audience covering Islamic Shariah and Fiqah.
Noor Mohammed Jarral, recited few Naats followed by Salat-o-Salaam and prayers by the Shaykh. The program ended with thanks and gratitude by Arif Kazmi for all the volunteers who helped make the event successful.
[Visit the NFIE website: http://www.nfie.com/].