Huge gathering to celebrate festival in Muslim calendar

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Luton MPs and local digniatries attended the 12th Rabiul Awwal last week, a day of great importance in the Muslim calendar as it celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad .

Jamia Islamia Ghousia Trust in Luton held its 31st Annual Milad E Mustafa SAW Conference last weekend. This year has been a record year, with more than three thousand flocked to the Jamia Islamia Ghousia Trust to attend.

Recitation of the Holy Quran was done by Qari of Presidency and National Assembly of Pakistan, Qari Najam E Mustafa. Key note speeches were given by Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Gillani and Mufti Muhammad Hanif Qureshi, who had arrived from Pakistan especially for the event. Syed Munawwar Hussain Jamati was chief guest.

Several dignitaries were in attendance including senior representation from the Pakistan High Commission by Syed Mustafa Rabbani, head of chancery.

Key focus was given to the recent massacre in Peshawar and prayers were made for the martyrs and children. Hands were raised in support of the actions being taken by the Pakistan Army and the Government of Pakistan.