- Posted January 16, 2014 by
Historic 30th International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference 2014
Before beginning his speech, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri gave the message of peace to the people of India. He quoted Mahatma Gandhi on the tranquil nature of Islam: the religion of Islam did not spread by violence; rather it spread through the perfect character and sincerity of the Prophet. According to Mahatma Gandhi, he had studied the Qur’an many times; the Qur'an did not advocate violence, terrorism and bloodshed. Then, citing the words of Quaid-e-Azam, Dr Qadri said that he always favoured peace, equality and brotherhood. On the Quaid’s attitude towards non-Muslims, Shaykh-ul-Islam said: Lord Mountbatten asked Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Jinnah to follow the Mughal Emperor Akbar for treating non-Muslims well. In response, Pakistan’s first Governor-General said the Prophet’s conduct was a better model.
Then, in the speech, Dr Muhammad-ul-Qadri dilated on the meanings and implications of the word Nabi – Prophet. Nabi is someone who gives the news of the unseen from Almighty God to the people. Discussing the character of the Messenger, he said: “The Prophet gave all humanity a system that does not allow even a single person to remain hungry.” The people of Pakistan should rise up against the corrupt system, so that the have-nots may witness the period of happiness and prosperity.
The programme ended on special Dua for the country's security, safety, wellbeing of the people and peace in the world.