Journey to the UK

Madani travelogue

Journey to the UK

(Episode 2)

Abdul Habib Attari

Second day of the Tarbiyyati Ijtima’

On Sunday, December the 22nd 2019, after the Salah of Fajr at the Madani Markaz, Faizan-e-Madinah, Birmingham, UK, a Madani Halqah was held and then there was a period of rest. After the Salah of Zuhr, the session of the second day of the Tarbiyyati Ijtima’ began. This day, the Zayli level responsible Islamic brothers from across the UK were also present in the Tarbiyyati Ijtima’. That is why the number of participants had increased significantly. From Zuhr Salah till Isha Salah, apart from Salah breaks, the process of training continued. During this time, there was a question and answer session, the performance of English Madani Channel in the last one year was presented, the responsible Islamic brothers of Jami’ah-tul-Madinah and Madrasa-tul-Madinah gave presentations about their respective departments, and prizes were awarded for encouraging the number one rank holder teachers and heads, with respect to their last year’s performance.

After Isha Salah, the last session of the Tarbiyyati Ijtima’ began, in which all region Zimmahdaran from across the UK gave a briefing on the performance of their respective regions and the increase in Madani works over the past year. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the Madani works of Dawat-e-Islami in the UK are progressing by each passing day and night.

The importance of Dar-ul-Madinah was also discussed at the same session of the Tarbiyyati Ijtima’ and Zimmahdaran made intentions to open 18 more Dar-ul-Madinahs in the UK. In a country like the UK, starting a Dar-ul-Madinah whilst abiding by all the rules and regulations is a difficult task, but اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه, this difficulty will also be surpassed.

Historic Moments

Even before this Tarbiyyati Ijtima’, students of the Jami’ah-tul-Madinah and a few other Islamic brothers from the UK have also travelled in a 12-month Madani Qafilah, but now Nigran-e-Shura encouraged the Zimmahdaran of Dawat-e-Islami to present themselves for 12 months to travel in the path of Allah Almighty. At this moment, I also wondered whether the residents and employed or businessmen Islamic brothers here would be ready to travel in a Madani Qafilah for 12 months. Nigran-e-Shura said that I need at least 3 Madani Qafilahs of 12 months. مَاشَــآءَالـلّٰـه by the grace of Attar and the blessing of the influential persuasion of Nigran-e-Shura, first one Islamic brother stood up, then another, and one by one, 19 Islamic brothers presented themselves for 12 months. After the Tarbiyyati Ijtima’, Nigran-e-Shura held a meeting with those Islamic brothers in which, the dates and the direction of their travel were discussed.

The general perception is that people living in European countries are very busy and cannot devote much time to religious work, but Nigran-e-Shura proved that every hardship can become easy if one tries with sincerity.

After the Tarbiyyat Ijtima’, a meeting with the UK Mushawarat was held till late night and several Islamic brothers were also added to the UK Mushawarat.

English Madani Channel

After the Zuhr Salah on Monday the 23rd December at Faizan-e-Madinah, Birmingham, a meeting was held with the preachers who run a program on Madani channel and the technical staff of Madani Channel, in which the Islamic brothers from the Majlis of English Madani channel also participated from Pakistan through internet. This meeting continued till Maghrib Salah and discussions took place about improving the programs of the English Madani channel and starting new programs etc.

After the Maghrib Salah, we went to the house of a businessman Islamic brother who had arranged dinner for us. Along with invitation to righteousness, the owner of the house was also encouraged to make Madani donations especially for the Kids Madani Channel.

Student Ijtima’

After the Isha Salah, a grand student gathering was held in which a large number of students from Birmingham and surrounding schools, colleges and many universities including Aston University, Cambridge University and Birmingham University participated. Nigran-e-Shura spoke on the topic of ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Along with the lecture, English translation was also carried out. After the lecture, many students asked questions on various topics to which Nigran-e-Shura provided satisfactory answers. After the Ijtima’, Nigran-e-Shura met with the students. Representatives of various news channels were also present for the media coverage of the Ijtima’ and later recorded the views of Nigran-e-Shura as well.

Need of Madani work in students

Dear Islamic brothers! Students are the future of any country or nation. Students studying in different schools, colleges and universities are the ones who have to take charge of different walks of life in the future. Members of the National and Provincial Assemblies who go to the Legislative Assemblies to make various laws, bureaucrats who run the system of government, young men of the Army, Navy and Air Force who guard the country's borders, and almost all others who offer their services in other departments go in their relative fields after acquiring modern knowledge in these educational institutions to start their practical life. If these students become followers of Shari’ah, offer regular Salah and become followers of Sunnah, then our society can become an Islamic society in the true sense.

By the grace of Allah Almighty, Dawat-e-Islami is engaged in spreading call to righteousness in educational institutions as well. It is my Madani request to all the students to engage in learning and teaching the Sunnah by connecting with the Madani environment of Dawat-e-Islami. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه there will be innumerable worldly and religious blessings.

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