Naveed Iqbal, President Newcastle Jamaat
Newcastle Jamaat, UK held its Seeratun Nabisa Jalsa for a global audience. Initially when we decided to hold this jalsa, it was for the local jamaat only. The local president contacted Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib, Missionary-in-Charge UK, and asked him if he could attend the jalsa. Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib accepted the request and advised that we should not limit this jalsa to the local jamaat, but spread the word to other jamaats in the UK or even internationally.
We started working and decided the jalsa should be broadcast live on YouTube. A local team was created to work on this. As this was the first time we were holding such an event on YouTube live stream and didn’t have any experience, training and practice sessions were held. The message was sent across to as many members as possible in and outside the UK.
The jalsa was streamed live on 27 December at 5pm GMT. The Jalsa started with a recitation of the Holy Quran with Urdu and English translations, followed by a poem written by the Promised Messiahas in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.
Dr Muzaffar Sahib, Regional Amir North East, then gave a welcome address to all the viewers and Naveed Iqbal Sahib, President Jamaat Newcastle gave an introductory speech on the importance of Jalsa Seeratun Nabisa, especially nowadays, when we see people using indecent language against Islam and its founder, the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.
Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib delivered a speech in English and in Urdu, in which he highlighted the noble character of our beloved master. He narrated various incidents which highlighted how the Holy Prophetsa carried out his duty as a prophet and leader for the whole of mankind and how all mankind can benefit from him.
He further stated that every action of the Holy Prophetsa was in obedience to the Holy Quran. If we look upon the lives of the Companionsra, we see a reflection of the life of the Holy Prophetsa, because of their love and affection towards him. The Companionsra of the Holy Prophetsa were completely obedient to him because they had learned obedience from him. Similar obedience can be seen in today’s age where the institution of Khilafat is established and the true followers are completely obedient to him like the Companions of the Holy Prophetsa.
The jalsa ended with silent prayer led by Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib.
The total views on that day were 904. The Jalsa can still be viewed at the following link: