Continuing a series of courses with different themes, MYL arranged a weekend
course at Minhaj-ul-Quran Oslo. The last weekend of February was spent learning
about the aims and objectives of MQI and about the personality, work and services
of its founder, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul- Qadri and about conformism,
“the importance of following someone”.
The 25th and 26th February were fixed for the course after speaking to Allama
Hassan Mir Qadri, the teacher of this course, who flew from France especially for
this course. All members of MYL were invited to this event, which lasted from 12
pm to 18 pm on both days. The attendance on both days was satisfactory, with over
40 members participating. The proceedings of the programme started with recitation
from the Holy Quran by Awais-ur-Rehman, who won the European Recitation Competition
only last week. MYL had also arranged refreshments for the participants both days,
considering the fact that this course lasted up till 6 hours both days. The first
day Allama Hassan Mir Qadri explained how Allah was the “Creator” and how all living
species were his “Creations” from human beings to “Jins and Malaikas”. The main
point highlighted was that all existence is for the human being, but the human being
itself is for Allah (swt). Furthermore, he explained the difference between “soul”
and “Nafs” (self), the former being in possession of Allah Almighty and the latter
easily influenced by evil forces. Also the environment and company one keeps influences
us to take up either good or bad deeds.
Lastly he explained “Seerat-un-Nabi”, dividing it into five parts.
1) Before birth
2) From birth to 40 years
3) From 40 years to 63 years – Both “Makki” and “Madni” periods
4) From 63 years to “the Day of Judgment”
5) The Day of judgment
On the second day, Allama Hassan Mir Qadri talked about the general history of
Islam. He explained the difference between “world” and “religion”, meaning that
a man prepares for the Day of Judgment in this world when good and bad deeds would
be counted and how every human being would become selfish, even forgetting their
own parents. The other term mentioned was “religion”, meaning how our Deen was not
only about praying and reciting the Quran, but also about living a full but beneficial
life for others. The main point being that one had to please Allah with prayers
and worship, and also live a good, productive and healthy life in this world. Allama
Hassan Mir Qadri also discussed the various aspects of MQI’s work and contributions.
He also explained how the history of Minhaj-ul-Quran was divided into five parts.
Allama Hassan Mir Qadri explained the organization structure, which Shaykh-ul-Islam
had created. According to him, this could be divided into five important terms.
- Dawah – Invitation
- Tanzeem – Organization
- Tarbiyat – Education and Training
At the end of the course, MYL held a small diploma ceremony, where all the participants
were given diplomas signed by Allama Hassan Mir Qadri and the president of MYL Norway,
Atif Rauf. This ceremony was presided over by Allama Sadaqat Ali Qadri, who is the
Ameer of Minhaj-ul-Quran Oslo. During this ceremony various leaders from different
forums of MQI were also present. In the end President of MYL Norway, Atif Rauf,
presented a bouquet of roses to Allama Hassan Mir Qadri and thanked him for sharing
his profitable knowledge with the participants.
Reported By: Hassan Naveed