Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, Missionary-in-charge, UK
The holy month of Ramadan is also the month of the Holy Quran. Allah the Almighty states, “The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was sent down as a guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and discrimination.” (Surah al-Baqarah, Ch.2: V. 186)
Each year Ramadan reminds us of the importance of the Holy Quran.
Hazrat Amirul Momineen, may Allah be his Helper, has mentioned in the past that reminders of the affinity between Ramadan and the Holy Quran will only be beneficial when we make special efforts during Ramadan to look for the commandments of the Quran, then put them in practice and make them a part of our lives; when we try to understand the meanings of the Holy Quran, when we make special efforts in this month to look for the commandments of the Quran. (Friday Sermon, 19 July 2013)
Mansoor Ahmad Chattha Sahib reports that even though darses of the Holy Quran are delivered in all UK mosques throughout the year, in light of the immense importance of the study of the Holy Quran during the sacred month of Ramadan, the field missionaries of the UK Jamaat intensified their efforts and were engaged in darses of the Holy Quran up and down the country. In total, 565 darses of the Holy Quran were delivered. By the grace of Allah the Almighty, it is estimated that over 18,000 members of the Jamaat benefitted from them. Alhamdulillah.
A glimpse of the various activities is given below:
Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib, Missionary-in-charge UK, delivered 19 darses in English and Urdu in the following Jamaats: Lower Morden, Roehampton, Wandsworth Town, Aldershot, Balham, Tooting, Upper Mitcham, Tooting Bec, South Region, North Region, Manchester, Richmond, Northwest Region, Southwest Region, Northeast Region, Baitul Futuh Region, Putney, Bournemouth, Carshalton and Newcastle.
It is estimated that no less than 15,000 people benefited from these sessions. In addition, his daily dars-e-hadith after Fajr was broadcast nationwide and thousands of members listened to it every day in the UK and other countries.
Humayon Jahangeer Khan Sahib delivered nine darses and 525 members benefited from his darses.
Naseem Ahmad Bajwa Sahib arranged 55 darses and also delivered various lectures. 12,200 people benefited from the various programmes.
Mujeeb Mirza Sahib delivered daily darses of the Holy Quran at Darus Salam Mosque in Southall. Over the weekend special guests were invited to deliver the dars and around 70 people benefitted from the programmes.
Ammar Ahmad Sahib arranged daily dars for Southwest Region and 80 to 100 people benefitted from them.
Rabeeb Mirza Sahib arranged nine darses for Hounslow South, Hounslow North and Slough Jamaats and around 300 members benefitted from them.
Imran Ahmad Khalid Sahib delivered 16 darses in the various Jamaats of Fazl Mosque Region and around 1,900 people benefitted from them.
Faiz Ahmad Sahib arranged 8 darses for South Region and 2,070 people benefitted from them.
Zakaria Sheikh Sahib arranged four local and five regional darses. Tahir Khalid Sahib, Sabahat Karim Sahib, Mansur Ahmed Chattha Sahib, Shahil Munir Ahmad Sahib, Hassan Selby Sahib, Rawahudin Arif Khan Sahib, Muhammad Ahmad Khurshid Sahib and Aneeq ur Rehman Sahib also delivered darses on a daily basis in their local Jamaats and around 747 people benefited from them.
Sharjeel Ahmad Sahib delivered eight darses in various Jamaats of Baitul Noor Region and around 50 members attended each dars. He recorded his dars and shared it with the whole region.
Tahir Selby Sahib delivered darses every day and also delivered three darses for North East Region. The darses have been watched by 2,900 people on YouTube so far.
Slahudin Mir Sahib delivered 21 darses and 106 people benefitted from them.
Shahzeb Athar Sahib delivered 16 darses and also shared it via WhatsApp with Jamaat members, around 40 people benefitted from them. In addition, together with Usman Shehzad Butt Sahib he delivered dars for the whole region which was attended by 145 households.
Raza Ahmad Sahib arranged five darses and 1,300 members benefitted from them.
Zartasht Latif Sahib delivered 25 darses and around 70 members listened to them every day.
By the grace of Allah, Jamaat members enjoyed the programmes set up in Ramadan both locally and from the centre and benefitted from them immensely. And why should this not have been the case, as the Promised Messiahas has said, the Holy Quran is a treasure chest, every word of it is an ocean of wisdom, it makes one drink cups full of the love of God.