Syed Shamshad Nasir, Missionary, USA
Rafi Malik Sahib, President Jamaat Columbus, reports that the Columbus Jamaat held its annual “Seerat-un-Nabi” Jalsa on 24 January 2021 via Zoom — commemorating the true character of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.
The event started with a recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a poem in praise of the Holy Prophetsa. The president of the Columbus Jamaat, Rafi Malik Sahib, moderated the session.
In his opening remarks, he explained the significance and purpose of holding the Seerat-un-Nabi programmes, saying that these events were held to remember and appreciate the true character of the Holy Prophetsa and to remind ourselves how he conducted himself and dealt with friends and foes, the poor and the needy and led by example in every aspect of life. This great man brought about a revolution in the world.
Naseer Wasim Sahib, in his presentation, spoke about the Holy Prophetsa being merciful in his daily life, highlighting this overarching characteristic towards his relatives, friends, enemies, the poor and needy.
Kamil Salam Sahib related many sayings of the Holy Prophetsa giving insight into various aspects of everyday life. Young children also participated by melodiously singing a poem in the praise of the Holy Prophetsa.
The guest speaker, Dr Michael Jenkins, spoke about his interfaith experiences with Muslim communities around the globe and spoke about the significance of such efforts.
Kamil Salam Sahib, Qaid of the local majlis, read out a few ahadith of the Holy Prophetsa, about taking care of neighbours, friends, orphans and the needy.
In his concluding remarks, Shamshad Nasir Sahib, Regional Missionary, thanked the guests for joining the programme and highlighted the essence of holding the Seerat-un-Nabi programme. He reminded that although there are efforts everywhere to establish peace, it is not possible to attain peace unless the world recognises and accepts the messiah of this age.
There were 56 individual logins to the Zoom session. Many members called in as family units and the total attendees of the programme is estimated to be over 150.
Detroit Jamaat Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi
Muhammad Ahmad Sahib of Detroit reports that their Jamaat held its Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi on 24 January 2021.
Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabitraditionally is held every year at Masjid Mahmood; however, due the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Jalsa was held virtually via Zoom.
The programme started with a recitation of the Holy Quran with translation, followed by a poem written by the Promised Messiahas in praise of the Holy Prophetsa.
Following the poem, Sadr Jamaat, Maqbool Tahir Sahib delivered the welcome speech and elaborated on the significance and background of the Jalsa Seerat-un-Nabi. He mentioned that its history went back to the time of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra.
During that time when there were a lot of false allegations levelled against the character of the Holy Prophetsa and a lot of derogatory material was published, Huzoorra responded by initiating a scheme to hold Seerat-un-Nabi Jalsas across the country to defend the noble personality and character of the Holy Prophetsa.
Sadr Sahib then introduced the programme and invited Dr BK Ahmad Sahib to present his speech, titled “Life and character of the Holy Prophetsa”.
Following this, Sadr Sahib invited Mahmood Aslam Qummar Sahib to present a talk on “The Holy Prophet’ssa love for Allah.”
Following this, a poem was recited. After the poem, Mubashar Ahmad Sahib presented a speech on the topic of “Love of the Holy Prophetsa and the importance of durood”.
Next, Usman Mangla Sahib presented his speech titled “Muhammadsa as sadiq and amin”.
A speech titled “Exemplary treatment of the Holy Prophetsa with Children” by Salman Ahmad Sahib, was presented.
Shamshad Nasir Sahib presented his keynote speech and concluding remarks at the end.