Shabe-e-Meiraj & Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (RA) Celebration in Fremont
By Zafar K. Yousufzai
Fremont, CA


The Islamic Educational and Cultural Research Center Fremont celebrated Shab-e-Meiraj and Sultan-ul-Hind Khawaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishti (who guided an estimated 9 million people to the path of Islam in the sub-continent) Urs on Saturday, May 24 at the Mehran Restaurant Newark, CA.

A large crowd from San Francisco Bay area gathered on the occasion and benefited from the recitation of the Holy Qur'an, Naa't-e-Rasool (SAW), Manqabats, speeches and qawwali. The naa'ts and manqabat were presented by Ishaq Qadri, Rizwan and Zafar Khan. Shaan from Fiji presented sufi kalam.

The Director of the center, Mr Ayyaz Yousuf Qadri, and Syeda Zille Huma Ayyaz played a pivotal role in arranging the event. The young kids studying at the IECRC presented informative speeches on the occasion. Prominent among them were Abullah Qadri, Abur Rahman Qadri, Moinuddin Qadri, and Ayesha Riaz Qadri.

After Maghrib prayers the audience participated in durood o salam and duas. The IECRC served dinner and distributed sweets at the end of the program.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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